We have a lot of fans in the community - some that first got into it at a young age, others that picked the series up in their teenage years, and people that didn’t start being fans until they were adults.
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Started with the cards way back in elementary school.
First game was Red then followed by Blue & Yellow. Pretty sure I played em not that long after release in 1999 at least. Which would make me either 7 or 8 years old at the time depending on when exactly (which is too hard to pin down by now xD)
Given that I already did cards before then 7 is a safe number though.
I was 6 when I started watching the anime. Some of the first episodes I watched were about how Ash obtained Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle. I thought Squirtle was the coolest of the bunch. I got Pokemon Blue for Christmas in 1998.
... good god i barely even remember. i think maybe five or six? i know i got into the anime and tcg before the games as i would keep up with both a lot back then. so i think around five or six seems appropriate.