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Old 11-22-2006, 04:47 AM
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Default How Old are the Protagonists?

Clueless I am, but I've tried looking up info but came up short. What do you guys think or do you guys know how old any of the protagonists (Like Ash, May, Brock, any like them.)? Because basically one, I'm curious, and two, I'm wondering what/how old the average trainer or how old the main character of my stories should be.
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Old 11-22-2006, 05:12 AM
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Well, they haven't told us much of their ages, but we know that May must be around 10 seeing trainers start their journeys at 10 years old and there's been no indication of a year passing. Ash is at least 11 years old because he started his journey when he was 10 and at the beginning of the 3rd Pokemon movie Ash and Pikachu celebrated a year together. Misty is thought to be one or two years older than Ash and Brock is probably a couple of years older than Misty.
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Old 11-22-2006, 05:16 AM
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Hm okay, maybe a 13 year old Pokemon Trainer is a bit too old, but then again, I've seen characters like Tyler (the one with a Sceptile and the Meowth in boots.) whose like, way taller and more mature/aged looking then Ash. XD
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Old 11-22-2006, 07:04 AM
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I think by the Battle Fronteir eps. Ash is 12 ongoing 13. Because he ages once every
championship(Kanto: 10-11, Johto: 11-12, Hoenn: 12-13)
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Old 11-22-2006, 08:00 AM
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Default Re: How Old are the Protagonists?

Not necessarily, he only turned 11 half way through Johto.

Kanto + Orange Islands + 1/2 Johto is more than 1/2 Johto + Hoenn.
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Old 11-22-2006, 08:05 AM
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Oh, right. So that means... Ash is eleven and a half?
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Old 11-22-2006, 08:23 AM
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I don't know about keeping them young forever. I mean, CHarlie Brown is still like 8 years old everytime the Peanuts make something new for TV. I remember reading Sweet Valley High, Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield stayed 16 years old for like TEN YEARS!

To me on the aging:
I feel Ash is around 13 going on 14
Brock is about 16
I still can't fathom a ten-year old girl with a body of the 13 year old. I know in some cases girls can develop early, but I just can't fathom May being developed this early and looking like she's 13. I feel the show is false advertising May's age for she is 13 to have a body like that.
Max, I do believe he is around 8, has the body of an 8-year old.

Misty...going on 13 I say.

Jenny and Joy, depending on how long it takes to become a police officer and a nurse, I would say each lady is about 26 years old thereabout.

To me on the journies, even though Japan times them like 3 years or so:
Kanto, one year
Johto about one year
Hoenn one year
Shinou, that could be one year as well, so that's why I say Ash is going on 14.

I do understand and agree on trainers being 10 to start their journies, but again, one look at May's body and I just can't buy she's 10.
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Old 11-22-2006, 03:32 PM
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Default Re: How Old are the Protagonists?

In the Pokemon Chronicles episode where Sakura battles Misty for the Cascade badge, ("Blue Badge of Courage", I think): when Misty introduces Sakura to Tracey she says that had been working for Professor Oak these "past few years" putting the time between Tracey's departure from the main show to that point as a few years.
Given this though there are way too few clues of timescale to try any kind of approximation and there are inaccuracies within the dub to consider. Personally I just think of them as timeless, it doesn't bother me too much.
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In the Pokemon Chronicles episode where Sakura battles Misty for the Cascade badge, ("Blue Badge of Courage", I think): when Misty introduces Sakura to Tracey she says that had been working for Professor Oak these "past few years" putting the time between Tracey's departure from the main show to that point as a few years.
Given this though there are way too few clues of timescale to try any kind of approximation and there are inaccuracies within the dub to consider. Personally I just think of them as timeless, it doesn't bother me too much.
I think your right and before that at the end of houen where they spilt up they say " these last few months have been great" another clue maybe?
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Yes, I think each series only means months. Afterall, Pokemon is aired 1 episode weekly, thus I think if we were to accumulate the episodes altogether... each real life year gives the Pokemon world 5 months...
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Ash is about 14 now:
Starting off-10
Finshing Indigo-11
Orange Islands-11.5
Jhoto-12.5
Hoenn-13.5

Misty, a year older than ash so: 15

Brock is about 3-4 years older than ash

Ash: 14
Misty: 15
Brock: 17
May: 11
Gary: 14
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Clueless I am, but I've tried looking up info but came up short. What do you guys think or do you guys know how old any of the protagonists (Like Ash, May, Brock, any like them.)? Because basically one, I'm curious, and two, I'm wondering what/how old the average trainer or how old the main character of my stories should be.
Well ash started at 10 same with may. But ash had already been traveling sometime. Includeing one time he told pikachu they had been together 1 year(mini pikachu movie for movie 3). So hes probaly 13. Oh yeah and Tyler is actually Tyson. Plus he is supposed to be years older becuase hes had experince traveling.
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Old 12-09-2006, 08:02 PM
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Well another thing to consider is the distance those kids travel. Generally speaking cities and towns are quite far apart and from the anime we can see there are days they don't reach a settlement at all. A typical 8-9 hour hike with those small backpacks they carry, (except Brock - poor bloke) plus the time they stop to help people, and considering their age, I'd say they'd be doing well to cover 19/20 km a day. I think this means their whole journey would be longer than what we simply see in the anime: probably months for each region.

I'd hate to overthink this though! I still consider the characters timeless, this is just a (crackpot) theory of mine.
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Old 12-14-2006, 12:29 AM
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If TV was normal, Ash would be 20 by now. O.o
But it's not.
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Old 12-19-2006, 03:20 PM
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Ash is about 14 now:
Starting off-10
Finshing Indigo-11
Orange Islands-11.5
Jhoto-12.5
Hoenn-13.5

Misty, a year older than ash so: 15

Brock is about 3-4 years older than ash

Ash: 14
Misty: 15
Brock: 17
May: 11
Gary: 14
I could agree with this. Ash has at least spent a year going everywhere (except the orange islands, that was sorta short live.) Anywho, calculate all the side trips and storyline plots. And then you can get sorta the above answer .
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