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Thread: how many adults are out there playing pokemon?? i feel so alone :(

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    Default how many adults are out there playing pokemon?? i feel so alone :(

    I feel like I'm the only one who plays pokemon at this age... and I'm 23. I wanna know how many people out there are older pokemon fans. I still play all the games and the TCG and I try to watch the anime every now and then.

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    Most of this forum community is made up of people aged like 12 - 30 bro. A lot of said people being in their 20s. I'm 20 myself
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    well thats good to know

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    You are definitely not alone. I'm 28 and I still play and enjoy Pokémon games. I have already preordered Pokémon Sun and Moon and can't wait to play them. What about you? Which version of the games will you be getting?
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    Ah yes awesome! I pre ordered both as well but November feels so long from now :/

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    Haha, yes! November is still far away... But we have something to look forward to To pass the time I've created favourite Pokémon teams for each generation of the games (without HM slaves). It's also fun to think about which Pokémon you want to use in Sun & Moon. Do you already know which Pokémon you want to have on your team? Or are you waiting for more Pokémon to be revealed?
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    I see more adults than kids playing at least in the USA. I mean I know kids play but like at Churches,malls,cons etc I see more adults playing and kids on iphone games

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    I'm 22 and I still play the games. I preordered Pokémon Sun and Moon... prior to Sun and Moon, I preordered Pokken Tournament. As of right now, I'm playing Alpha Sapphire. The games completed, I enjoy breeding and battling with other people. I haven't played the TCG in a while, but that's because nobody knows how to play it around here. I have a few cards, but due to unfortunate circumstance I do not have as many. As for the animé, I've watched every episode to date. Just been following the animé and games for the last 18 years, so why stop now?

    Edits: I also play Pokémon GO, but I've lost a bit of interest in it because of the repetitiveness... I mean there's only so many times I can catch a Pidgey or Eevee without getting bored, no matter how cute they are. I still play on walks and what-not.
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    That's great! I can relate, I have been watching the Pokémon animé as well and played the TCG once in a while. It's so fantastic to see other adult Pokémon trainers. Except for all the Pokémon Go players, I don't know anyone in real life who is still playing Pokémon games. But the internet shows that there are many of us. I think some people are ashamed to admit that they still play Pokémon games because they are worried what others might think about them. That they are childish or something like that. I always imagine them sneaking to hideout or finding a time when no one is at home to secretly play the games on their 3DS, haha. On a sidenote: My 58 year old Dad started playing Pokémon Go and is loving it. He is very determined to catch 'em all.
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    I'm 26 and still play the games. Admittedly I went on hiatus after heart gold but bought pokemon x recently after playing pokemon go. I enjoy playing it and I look at it from a different perspective now as an adult because I'm focusing more on breeding the best pokemon and trying to train the best team I can. I'm also more committed to completing the pokedex now. I've always just done my own thing and I'm grown enough to defend what I enjoy doing in my spare time.

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    I'm 25 and Pokemon is still one of my favourite franchises, and a lot of my friends are the same. I've been playing since I got Blue all those years ago and the only main series games I'm missing are Red, Yellow (I plan to get this on VC at some point), Gold and Sapphire. I even have HG, SS, BW and BW2 in both English and Japanese. Got both Sun and Moon preordered and still spent a lot of time on Alpha Sapphire. My Pokemon hype started to die out towards the end of last year but Sun and Moon's announcement got me right back into it. I also like to name characters I have in other games after some of my favourites from Pokemon and I still watch old AG and DP episodes of the anime from time to time. I don't see me giving up on Pokemon any time soon, if ever.

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    In my mid 20s and still love to play it. Can't wait for Sun and Moon. Reserved both.

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    Define adult. If it's at least 18, I'd say a lot. Pokemon's been around for a while and has great staying power
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    Haha am I the oldest one here? I'm 27 and still play Pokemon. I speedrun Red/Blue and played XY competitively. I've made tons of friends at Pokemon VGC tournaments. Just cus you're older it doesn't mean you can't have fun!
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    Considering the fact that most of the players in the Masters division of the TCG and VGC are adults and how many masters show up at said events, you sir are most definitely not alone whatsoever. I, myself, am technically an adult seeing as I've been 18 for almost a week now.

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    I'll be 27 next month, and I've been playing the games since they came out in the US. I also have a steady job at an ecommerce site, rent my own apartment, and pay my own bills. So, yeah, older fans living regular lives are out there.
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    I'm almost 18 (if you count me then).

    But since Pokemon has been around for 20 years, I think a lot of adults who grew up with the franchise still play it, even people on YouTube, etc.

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    You're indeed not alone. I am 24 years of age and am still a kid in mind. While I stay away from the TV show, I enjoy playing the games and exploring the forums quite so. I felt odd to be my age and still play Pokemon (and games in general, really.), but I know now that there ARE others like me, and that makes me happy! I will continue to play new games whenever they come up.^^

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    I'm 25 and still play. In fact everybody I know that plays Pokemon is at least 21.
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    I'm 26 and still into the franchise after 17 years. I'd like to see more mature-oriented media in the Pokemon franchise (like a prequel anthology series to the anime set in the 60s and 70s aimed at an adult audience). The Pokemon Company sooner or later needs to recognize that many of the franchises fans are adults.
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    I'm in my 30's myself and still playing the series after 18 years. It's still fun and enjoyable to play and age is just a number .
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    a lot of the people here are older and played r/b/y as kids and kind of.. never left lmao.
    my mom is like AREN'T YOU TOO OLD FOR THAT and I just laugh as I look at all my Pokemon tattoos, it was never just a phase for most of us
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiffany View Post
    a lot of the people here are older and played r/b/y as kids and kind of.. never left lmao.
    my mom is like AREN'T YOU TOO OLD FOR THAT and I just laugh as I look at all my Pokemon tattoos, it was never just a phase for most of us
    I've got Pokemon tattoos, too!
    I guess we're old enough to make that decision!
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    I'm 27 and have been playing since R/B/Y and had all 3 of course. Just recently purchased OR, and will be getting Sun when it's out.

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    I'm 24 and saving to buy Moon. And a 3DS or at least a 2DS to play it on.
    Recently finished W2 and now I'm playing Pearl.

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