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    I'd just brush them off and ignore them because they aren't worth my time.
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    I just usually say nothing and brush it off. Those type of people aren't worth my time.

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    Respond with a very thought-out answer. There is no age limit, we are free to play whatever our minds wish. But if I hadn't had my morning coffee, I'd most likely ramble "Well screeeeew you!".

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    These days, I don't see a point in trying to argue about such things. Anybody that I could talk to on friendly terms wouldn't hold that belief, or at least would know it's none of their business what other people like.

    And anybody who does believe Pokemon is exclusively for kids is probably simpleminded anyway.

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    I often just ignore them. Or I pull up some facts from academic research ^^

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    As an adult it may seem childish to some people, but it makes me happy when I play and that's where it all counts.
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    I just tell them that 'Growing old is inevitable, growing up is an option.'
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    Well, some people told me that recently but I tried to relax and, without anger, reply them that you're never too old to have fun. Heck, I'm not that old, currently in University... ;-)
    But I don't think that no one is ever old enough to be happy and if playing video games makes you happy, then no one has the right to prevent you from doing that.

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    I'll usually tell them something like "You know there's a bunch of older people who play Pokemon too." or "Like I care. I grew up with Pokemon and I'm not going to give it up ever. " If I don't feel like talking, I'll just ignore them and walk away.
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    I tell them that just because I play a game that looks like it is for children does not make it a game for children. Sure the anime is a little silly but the game mechanics can be quite challenging. In general I enjoy the games and in the long run that is all that matters, right?

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    I just say "nahh" and that's it. Why justify yourself, they shouldn't be so concerned about what you do. Then again, it depends entirely upon how it's said in which I might give a different response. I'm assuming you're talking about the condescending kind of "Aren't you too old to be playing Pokémon?"

    Another popular response of mine is "No, I have a mental age of 7" You can't usually go wrong with self-deprecation because then they don't feel like their statement is validated.

    When I went to the Pokémon centers in Japan, I saw all kinds of people on their DSes: young and old, attractive and unattractive. I guess it's just a cultural thing.
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    No one has really said that to me. I'm not one of those no-life kids who's addicted to Pokemon. I usually only play it randomly, like when I'm incredibly bored on a long car drive, or on an airplane. And I have about two friends, and a second cousin, who just like me, barely play Pokemon. I really don't play video games that much. But when I do, it's usually something random and not Pokemon. I have many games, but I don't like Pokemon specifically. I play basically anything and everything, from Mario to COD, so I so don't really devote any 'extra' time to Pokemon, besides going to this site. But half the time I come here its just to talk to my friends or to see what people are whining about on the XY forum. I don't even like the cards, or the anime, or the manga, not even competitive battling. I play the game only for a 3 week period after getting it, and really never play again til the next game comes out. I'm basically a casual gamer, not a specific Pokéfan.

    But if someone did say that to me, I would say "Go suck some Pokéballs". Then walk off in badass slow motion, maybe stick up the finger, leaving the person behind me stunned. <3. Unless it was my mom or dad, then I'd be like "Oh, um... its fun to play... and I like it...".
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    I don't really get the judgment that often because if you show you love something enough, then people accept it as a part of you.
    When faced with it, I go into a brief speech about how it's more complicated than people think, and that it's one of the more exciting things you can play.

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    I've gotten comments like this when in elementary and middle school, but I've noticed that as I've gotten older, people don't really seem to care about what I'm into anymore. Anyway, if for some freak reason some person came up to me and said that I'm too "old" for Pokemon, I would go the assertive route and probably say: "Nope. Not at all." Aaand if that person kept persisting, then I just wouldn't bother because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.

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    No one is too old for Pokemon.

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    I tell them until they are good enough to beat me they have no room to talk! I have beaten the elite 4 a total of 5 times so I am good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackinthebox1210 View Post
    I have beaten the elite 4 a total of 5 times so I am good!
    Since getting overleveled is extremely easy, that's not much of an accomplishment.

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    I tell them until they are good enough to beat me they have no room to talk!
    But I completely agree with this though. It is illogical to dismiss the Pokémon games because of the easy difficulty in the main story. Winning competitively is the hard part.

    I'm not saying that competitive playing is all the games have going for them, but it still is good to bring that up to people who criticize the Pokémon games for being "too easy".
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    The notion that one's maturity is desided by what they enjoy is steeped in immaturity.

    Really though....people that judge you for such silly things aren't worth saying anything to.
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    I remember those moments when people did told me that they find me 'too old' to enjoy something like Pokemon. I do actually think that if you like something, I think it's good to stay into it, no matter what others does think, so it's what I do, and I won't stop because some people does think differently than me.

    So basically, what I do is telling them that I can like what I want and that there isn't really a limit of age to play and enjoy it. However, at most cases, I just ignore their thoughts and I do continue enjoying it, and nothing will stop me if I'm really pround of being into it.

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    The kids who usually do this are the ones that think CoD is the best game ever, as it adds like 2 new guns a game, and that is justifiable for paying Ł50.
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    No one said me that, but if they, I'd say grown up people also play Pokémon
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    I'd say I didnt ask for their opinion.
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    Lol, well I don't go around broadcasting I play Pokemon, but to be honest, when someone does see I'm playing Pokemon they think it's awesome. Mostly because I'm usually playing on my iPhone so that's something in itself. Even the girlfriend thinks it's pretty cool I play Pokemon. Obviously, she wouldn't play herself, but hey, who knows?

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    I'd tell them that a huge part of the Pokémon fanbase is my age or older. Not to mention nostalgia.
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