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Old April 13th, 2013 (10:54 PM).
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There is no "age restriction" for Pokemon. Tho I think the anime is kinda childish but the games are challenging, fun, and addicting at the same time. The games have situations too complex for a child to understand. There's math and tots of strategy involved if you're training "properly" especially when it comes to EV training. I'm 21 years old and far from the nerdy type. Pokemon is the only "anime" that I really follow with the games.
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Old April 13th, 2013 (11:18 PM).
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Old April 14th, 2013 (04:31 AM).
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I agree for what u have said ShinyUmbreon189, there is no restrictions on what age u r. I just turned 24 last week, and I'm still a pokemon geek.
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Old April 14th, 2013 (05:27 AM).
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Pokemon shouldn't have the age stigma it has. While I'm of the opinion that the anime is very shallow and childish (it's not very complex and I find there's little character development that isn't pathetically soppy and cheesy), the actual games themselves -- particularly competitive Pokemon -- are for anyone of any age. It's quite difficult and requires careful planning to obtain all Pokemon legally, from an in-game perspective, and from a competitive perspective, there's a lot of interesting mathematics involved in a variety of things such as damage calculation. As well as this, reasoning and decision skills are needed to succeed in (or at least properly play) competitive Pokemon.

The idea of an age restriction is just silly and another unneeded branch of societal perception.
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Old April 14th, 2013 (08:00 AM).
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Honestly, I think the majority of the people that play nowadays, are the ones who grew up with it, and continued to love the games. I'm pretty sure Pokemon was at its peak around the second generation, and thus most people who play the games should be in their teens or adults, which seems to add up with the members of the Pokemon forums around. It could be that most of the younger players just simply don't know or don't care about forums, but I'm pretty sure it's mainly because Pokemon is getting kinda outdated. RPG's aren't generally that popular anymore, and more and more children are seemingly beginning to play FPS games and the likes, which kinda pushes games like Pokemon to the side. It's kinda weird, considering the games are targeted at the younger players, but it just doesn't seem to be those people who play them anymore :(

Personally, I've been playing the games since I was around 3 years old, and I'm guessing the reason I still enjoy them, is because Pokemon was one of the better games you could get at the time, and the experience wouldn't be as shallow as if the people had played the current time's modern games first.
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Old April 14th, 2013 (08:10 AM).
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I'm 25, 26 this summer. Probably one of the older people on here maybe ;x But I love Pokemon & it is what it is lol.
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I'll be 14 this 28.

I started playing Pokemon when I was 6 stopped when I was around 8-10 and back again now.
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Old April 16th, 2013 (04:15 AM).
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23 going on 24 male from the UK. Like Pokemon ever since I watched the episodes on Sky at my friends house and was memorised by it. I then saw a kid playing it on his gameboy at school and the cartridge was bright red and thought I have got to get that. I then wen to the cinema to watch the first movie with my dad and got a free Dragonite card and my dad feel asleep out of boredom.

Ever since then I have binged on Pokemon I played Red(obsessed)>>>>>Gold>>>>>>>>Ruby and then sporadically as I have grown up watched episodes. I have just re-bought a Nintendo DSiXL just to catch up and start playing Pokemon again.

Im kind of glad to been born in the generation I was born in because we are a nostalgic era who aren't afraid to like things we like regardless if they were initially aimed at kids. It would be boring if we ended up like out parents and suspect we could have a lot of OAP Pokemon fans when we are older.


Was just thinking this question yesterday.
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Old April 16th, 2013 (04:28 AM).
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21, but me and my grandfather have been playing them since he got japanese Red and Green, SO many years ago. Good times.
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Old April 16th, 2013 (08:57 AM).
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I turn 19 tomorrow. Not sure how old I was when I began playing, but I was pretty little, Red was my first game.
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Old April 16th, 2013 (09:54 AM).
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I'm 19, and I got into Pokemon when I was around 5-6. I didn't get a game until the Christmas Gold and Silver came out (I picked Silver), mostly because I did not know Red and Blue existed! If I had, I probably would have begged lol.

My best friends are 20 and 24 and we all like to play and buy the new games immediately and stuff :3
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I've been a fan of the TCG since I was a little kid, but I never got a chance to actually PLAY it until I got to high school almost 4 years ago now... I've been wanting to play the videogames at LEAST since FR&LG came out... that's the earliest I remember hearing of the games... then, I saw the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon games and wanted Blue since I had no DS at the time.

I then got Sapphire for my BDay and was promptly disappointed because I wanted MYSTERY DUNGEON BLUE. But then I got over it and kept on playing and then was hooked. Then after I got my DS, I shortly after got Pearl shortly after it was released, after much pressure from my buddies. I would spend most of the summer in the city, in coffee shops and stuff since I only had dial-up in the countryside where I lived. I was even more obsessed.

Went through 2 DSes to play this game... I even got Firered just to get a Growlithe. I got Soulsilver, and Heartgold, just for both figs, later giving away HG as I hadn't played it. Got Platinum, mostly for the fig, did play it, later gave it away. I got White shortly after it came out. Later that year, my 2nd DS broke, so I was forced to take a break for... I don't remember.

Eventually I got another DS and kinda lost my touch when I got back in... but I still ought White 2, and Conquest, and never got around to them.

Could my fandom be fading? possibly, but even at 18, I'm still exited for new games, and Pokemon will always have a place in my heart.

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21, but me and my grandfather have been playing them since he got japanese Red and Green, SO many years ago. Good times.
your GRANDFATHER? That's pretty interesting.
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Old April 16th, 2013 (11:51 AM).
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Quote originally posted by CrowSvenson:
21, but me and my grandfather have been playing them since he got japanese Red and Green, SO many years ago. Good times.
Aww that sounds real cosy! Wish I had such a down-to-earth grandfather..


I am 18, have been playing since I was 6. It's amazing how the Pokémon games can be accessible to such young audiences and at the same time also offer the depth that it does. I can't picture myself ever growing out of Pokémon.
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Old April 16th, 2013 (11:56 AM).
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I'm 19 in the United States, and I've been playing since I was about 5 or 6 with Yellow Version being my first game. I saw the cards in my latch key, then watched the show, then got Yellow because it had Pikachu on it and I was a lot more familiar with Pikachu than Charizard or Blastoise so :p

I don't remember if I ever beat Yellow but I know I got Silver when that came out and I adored the hell out of that game, and I know for a fact that I beat that one.
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Old April 16th, 2013 (12:01 PM).
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I won't tell my age but going by what every one in here has posted I'm the oldest of all of you, I have been into pokemon for about 12 years now.
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I've been playing since I was about 4. Im turning 18 in two weeks My cousin always had the pokemon games so I would play them!
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I'm 20, been playing since I was about.. 6 or 7, not sure exactly the age. I had Blue and my older brother had Red. Was a fun race to try and beat the game before him XD I remember flipping out whenever I first played the game and actually had a semi-decent understanding of what I was doing. Ahhhh good times :3
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Playing since 6-, 7-ish.
Watching since..[Error: Information not found].around birth-age, even.
Ah, my old days at playing Emerald.
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I've been playing the game since I was 8 or 9.
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Old April 16th, 2013 (05:31 PM).
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I am 21 work at a law firm, getting my B.S. in law, planning on going to law school and might one day become an attorney. I will still play pokemon, and ensure you my kids will grow up with pokemon too!
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Old April 16th, 2013 (08:56 PM). Edited April 17th, 2013 by JohnnyJ773.
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I'll be 28 in June, started playing at age 12 with Red and Yellow version. Played Gold and took a loong break and started back playing this year with Heart Gold, Black 1&2. And I will be getting Pokemon X.
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Old April 17th, 2013 (12:03 AM).
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I'm 18 and I've been playing for about 13 years. My friends who also play Pokemon are 21, 19 and 16. Everyone but the 16 year old grew up with it. He was introduced to Pokemon when I met him about 4 years ago. I haven't met anyone younger than about 12 who plays Pokemon and the only reason I met them was that there was a TCG tournament going on when I walked in to a local card shop.
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