At the time I was only 7 years old, and my highest-leveled Pokemon were my Pikachu and Zapdos on Yellow that were around level 90. I didn't have any level 100 Pokemon til I was much older playing Leafgreen.
Anyways, it does my heart good to hear that these rumors still exist. Let them have their innocence. It's only a matter of time before the truth squashes their little dreams.