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  • Early Teen (13-14)

    38 27.94%
  • Mid-Teen (15-16)

    62 45.59%
  • Late Teen (17-19)

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    Mid-Teen (15-16)

    The best stage in life, in my opinion. Your only this age, once. And you'll never get the chance to be this age ever, again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bouffalant Herdier View Post
    Mid-teen, it's the best all-round for escapism purposes. When you're younger, you see the teenagers around that age as the coolest people on Earth, and when you're older, it's the stage of your life you wish you were in again. Sob.
    I don't know what kind of teenage years other people must have had, but I wouldn't be 16 again for the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pashalik View Post
    I don't know what kind of teenage years other people must have had, but I wouldn't be 16 again for the world.
    Yeah peoples memories tend be that way,its just the way the brain makes you think.

    Although not everyone's teen year's were the same so lets take note of that.

    Back on topic, even if they were to change the ages, dont think we should expect +age=darker plot.

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    I'd say late teen would be the better choice indeed and maybe be even later. I am 23 myself, so it would fit me best, however I do think that it would also fit the younger crowd better as well. When I think about it, when I was young I didn't ever want to play as a child character in a game I always wanted to play as and adult character.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pashalik View Post
    I don't know what kind of teenage years other people must have had, but I wouldn't be 16 again for the world.
    I'd like to skip the latter half of my teenaged years, thank you very much. =/

    Me, I'd think 13 would be ideal. Young enough to go on a journey, old enough to be a bit responsible. When I was an older teen, I had way too much going on in my life; even if I lived in the Pokemon world, I may not have left on a journey at that point. I had a boyfriend whom I didn't want to leave, exams, college to worry about, etc. I didn't have those bothers when I was younger.

    So yeah, early teens makes the most sense to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PkmnGreen View Post
    When has it said that Red is 24?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jda95 View Post
    I don't think they should be anything other than 10-12. Pokémon is meant to be escapist fantasy, and we can't forget that it's core audience it's intended for is young children of that age (well it's probably a range of about 7-12). It's not meant to be particularly realistic, it's meant to convey feelings of excitement and adventure.
    This. You took the words right out of my mouth. I would like the ability to customize a character, but as far as age goes, I would prefer it if he/she would stay a child.

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    I would think the age for who most of the Pokémon fans are these days(I sound like im old person, don't I?)....

    Mid-Teen (15-16)


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    I think 14 is a good number. Still pretty young, but getting closer to the age of a lot of older fans. Any more and I think it might deter kids from playing, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverwynde View Post
    I'd like to skip the latter half of my teenaged years, thank you very much. =/

    Me, I'd think 13 would be ideal. Young enough to go on a journey, old enough to be a bit responsible. When I was an older teen, I had way too much going on in my life; even if I lived in the Pokemon world, I may not have left on a journey at that point. I had a boyfriend whom I didn't want to leave, exams, college to worry about, etc. I didn't have those bothers when I was younger.

    So yeah, early teens makes the most sense to me.

    Yeah but 12-13 year old males imo are naturally the most hostile vulgar obnoxious people on the planet. I'm not insulting any generation or any person. I'm just saying to my understanding that's the way we are wired. I was obnoxious at thirteen and so were both my brothers. I'm just saying giving kids that much power at that age could cause them not to get their act together or cause real physical damage. But hey maybe I'm over thinking it. I won't even say I am completely certain but still I never saw someone at that age as responsible.
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    Midteens is better. Pokemon training becomes a career. 15 and 16 year olds in the real world get their first major job at that age so it makes the most sense. But did you notice that it almost looks like the player characters never grew up with a single Pokemon to at least befriend? May/Brendan had no feeling for their own father's Pokémon!
    Last edited by SandmanDPBeDoublEwe; 11th January 2012 at 07:28 PM.

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    Like the majority of us here, I, too, think mid-teens is the best age for the player character. Responsible enough to travel alone, and saving the world makes a little more sense than when the PC is a ten-year-old.
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    I say Early Teen. That way it's not too young to where the story's unbelievable but it's not to old to where kids can't do a thing, since Pokemon's main audience is children.

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    If the PCs were in their mid-twenties, the game would appeal to people who have unfulfilled dreams of backpacking through Europe. Game sales would shoot through the roof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Destiny Queen View Post
    Like the majority of us here, I, too, think mid-teens is the best age for the player character. Responsible enough to travel alone, and saving the world makes a little more sense than when the PC is a ten-year-old.
    Ahem! Did anyone forget about the Mother characters? 10-12-year-olds are capable enough to go on their own and save the world.

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