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Old November 15th, 2012 (05:32 AM).
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I'm 21 and the other day my brother, who is a very mature 18, asked me why I still play Pokemon. I countered with "If I'm too old for pokemon, you are too old for CoD!" Because the way I see it is that pokemon is just another video game rated "E for Everyone" and there is no age limit.

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Old November 15th, 2012 (06:01 AM).
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Of course! My brother is 26 and he's still watching Pokemon. His also the one who got me into Pokemon when I was 4, he was 17 at the time.
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Old November 15th, 2012 (06:06 AM).
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Just as Detwak said, you're never too old to play a game. If you find it entertaining, who is anyone else to deny you of playing it?
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Old November 15th, 2012 (06:23 AM).
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just as well everybody has said,you are never to old to play a game even if people say the game is childish they probably play some sorta game that is "childish". It's a game do you think the 40-year man who was waiting at the midnight release of black ops 2 felt childish even though he was up at midnight and probably had a job to get to in the morning.
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Old November 15th, 2012 (06:49 AM).
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Never too old for anything in my opinion. Pokémon included. Just because you don't fit into the target audience does not mean you shouldn't like something, if anything it simply means that you don't play by the age rules when it comes to marketing. Which in turn, makes you more original.

Pokémon may not be as serious in themes as Call of Duty, but it's not any less realistic in my opinion. All games are artificial realities, and what reality you wish to be in is entirely up to you. I'd personally much rather be in a reality where things are peaceful and positive than one plagued with war.
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Old November 15th, 2012 (07:27 AM).
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These arguments are from people who don't play the game. There's no reason to even acknowledge it as a valid argument. Don't judge a book by its covers.
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Old November 15th, 2012 (07:40 AM).
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Never too old for anything except living with your parents. I kick people like that.
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Old November 15th, 2012 (07:46 AM).
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Never too old for anything except living with your parents. I kick people like that.
I think it is interesting that you bring this up, because I somewhat agree and disagree. I don't mean to shift the topic of this thread, but, what age do you think that limit is exactly? In your own opinion.
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Old November 15th, 2012 (08:44 AM).
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I have a swedish friend who's 14, and he asks me ALL the time why I play Pokemon. I really pity him for missing out on one of this generations most defining turn-based games of all time.

I think he said it's just too childish for him. I guess we all have different opinions, but when he asks me why I play, I say "Did you skype call me to insult me, or did we skype call to have fun?"
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Old November 15th, 2012 (01:27 PM).
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Thank you all! I wasn't complaining (although it does get rather frustrating with people making cracks about my playing so frequently) I'm just glad I found a forum full of Pokemon fans! (And realizing I'm not the only one who is the recepient of such jokes...)
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Old November 15th, 2012 (01:32 PM).
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Don't feel bad! I'm the same age and I'm a daily player. I don't really get any flack for me playing (and trust me, I play every time I have some down time) besides that I don't engage with the world when I'm playing because I get so into it! Anyway, you're never too old for pokemon! I don't really keep up with the show, but I will youtube an old episode like "Hey You, Pikachu!" when I'm feeling nostalgic. So, in short, continue to train without shame!
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Old November 15th, 2012 (01:36 PM).
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I'm 11 and my peers constantly tell me I need to "Stop it with the anime crap, you're too old." I don't know why. I think people are getting influenced to stay away from anything considered 'nerdy' or 'geeky.'
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Old November 15th, 2012 (01:36 PM).
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You shouldn't feel bad about liking what you like. If anybody gives you ****, just argue back with some basic logic. Basic logic being that you don't have to be a kid to like certain shows. You can also point out that the Pokemon Metagame is in fact very complicated and difficult to get into. Even someone 18 years old might have a difficult time learning all of this stuff if you put aside trying to get them to play it.

You have to be pretty immature to honestly think that just because you're old you can enjoy something like Pokemon or cartoons. I've also had people mention that if I am so accepting of Pokemon, why I'm so opposed to MLP because the argument I use is basically the same as mine when I defend my interest in Pokemon. Some people just don't understand why I hate MLP... Not going to go into detail and derail this topic though.
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Old November 15th, 2012 (03:28 PM).
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In a sense, yeah, you are too old for Pokemon. You are not the target consumer to begin with and it's not something an adult would take interest in considering the childish themes.

Are you too old to enjoy it, however? Nope. Do whatever you want.
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Old November 15th, 2012 (04:05 PM).
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Quote originally posted by Spinosaurus:
In a sense, yeah, you are too old for Pokemon. You are not the target consumer to begin with and it's not something an adult would take interest in considering the childish themes.
I think you are wrong. Some adults still play it because it is nostalgic. I'm 19 and i still play it. I love it because it is what I grew up with. So if you enjoy it and want to keep up with it, it shouldn't be a big deal. Ignore the *** that people tell you; keep playing if you enjoy it!
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-I/II gen are the only great gens; things get pretty ridiculous after that.
-gen I/II have the best Pokemon and stories, by far!
-All of these weird Poke's and typings in III/IV/V are unrealistic and don't look appealing!
-The best thing about modern generations are the moves! I like Aerial Ace and Water Pulse.

Gen I and II are SUPERIOR
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Old November 15th, 2012 (04:07 PM).
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Quote originally posted by Stodd:
I think you are wrong. Some adults still play it because it is nostalgic. I'm 19 and i still play it. I love it because it is what I grew up with. So if you enjoy it and want to keep up with it, it shouldn't be a big deal. Ignore the *** that people tell you; keep playing if you enjoy it!
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Are you too old to enjoy it, however? Nope. Do whatever you want.
Although, yeah, you are right at one thing: It's only nostalgia.
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Old November 15th, 2012 (05:27 PM).
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i suppose. hacks are also good, but i stopped at fire red. i still don't think you are ever too old for anything, except the playground at mcdonald's lol.
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-I/II gen are the only great gens; things get pretty ridiculous after that.
-gen I/II have the best Pokemon and stories, by far!
-All of these weird Poke's and typings in III/IV/V are unrealistic and don't look appealing!
-The best thing about modern generations are the moves! I like Aerial Ace and Water Pulse.

Gen I and II are SUPERIOR
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Old November 15th, 2012 (05:36 PM).
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You're never too old for Pokemon. I still play the games and watch the anime at age 20, and I don't plan on giving up anytime soon.

I literally grew up with Pokemon, it was one of my first loves. So as the meme says, keep calm and play Pokemon!
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Old November 16th, 2012 (04:08 PM).
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I'm 15 and I still love Pokemon. There's a few people at my school who are 18 who also play Pokemon. I honestly think Pokemon takes more maturity to play than COD. And Pokemon barely takes any if you know what I mean.
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Old November 18th, 2012 (06:31 PM). Edited November 18th, 2012 by Yellow Silver Nostalgia.
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I don't think you can ever be too old to enjoy the concept of Pokemon, provided that you turn a blind eye to its many flaws.

However, I think a mature and intelligent brain can become bored very quickly from playing such a simple, repetitive game unless you spend the whole time calculating the damage. If ever I play a Pokemon game it's for the nostalgia effect, and I think if you get to roughly 10 years old without having played Pokemon, it's too late for you. The concept of Pokemon is brilliant, however, and it would be nice if the target audience eventually broadens to accommodate brainier geeks who require a significantly deeper exploration of the Pokemon world to satisfy their minds.

It would be wonderful to explore an open world like in assassin's creed and grand theft auto, it would bring some proper fantasy back to gaming, and it would be even better if they could make it non-violent. The worst thing about games at the moment is that, aside from sports games, it's all about killing people. It's unpleasant and so boring.
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