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How old is Ash now???

 simpleplan posted over a year ago
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grieversangel said:
I think ash is about 17 or 18. Every season is like one year for ash so i think it depends on how many seasons there are.
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posted over a year ago 
jltasd said:
Ash is 16. He spent a year in kanto(10), then another year in Johto(11), honen(12) another year, then he went battle frontier(13), finally he spends a year in sinnoh(14), plus he is going to isshu he is (15)
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posted over a year ago 
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This seems to be the most accurate interpretation; however, in Pokemon 3 the movie, Ash and Pikachu celebrate their first anniversary since the day they met. Which may also mean the first anniversary of Ash and Misty meeting. Ash and Misty were at least 11 at that point. I could say that Ash and the gang have a birthday before/during/after every 3 movies, but that would be silly since multiple movies happen back-to-back, but the short could hint that he was 11 around the time of early Johto. Since Ash hit puberty a while back (Voice change), it could be argued that at that point he was at least 13. So my theory is: he would be around 14/15 at the beginning of Isshu.
CascadeI posted over a year ago
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I think kanto and johto count as 1 year (nothing personal)
shanispectrum posted 11 months ago
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Agreed!
dcanimefreak posted 10 months ago
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Agreed!
dcanimefreak posted 10 months ago
AKetchum01 said:
Do the math: 10(age at the start of series) + 12(number of seasons) = 22
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posted over a year ago 
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There is a way he could be 10 still due to the encounters with Dialga.
AKetchum01 posted over a year ago
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Diagla can turn people younger? I caught Diagla On Platinum DS
StichxAngel4eva posted over a year ago
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Actually Giratina
StichxAngel4eva posted over a year ago
randomnessrox said:
15? idk
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posted over a year ago 
ataro said:
He said he was 10 in the Black and White/Best Wishes anime. That answers it.
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posted over a year ago 
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Slow progressive anime, like Hayate no Gotoku!, but slower.
ataro posted over a year ago
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but he had a birthday once
simpleplan posted over a year ago
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This is true. At Pokemon Wiki we say that he is 10 despite the whole Pokemon series going on much longer
Rainbow_Shifter posted over a year ago
1Amberpet said:
10. He's always been freakin' 10. XD
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posted over a year ago 
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HE'S IMMORTAL! XD
1Amberpet posted over a year ago
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It doesn't make any sense for him to be ten still!! -.-" even though he's just a character. Maybe he said that because he doesn't want to admit him growing up? :D and maybe because he felt like he was still 10? I'm 22 but I feel like I'm still 14, 15 or 16. XD
dcanimefreak posted 10 months ago
Gliscor said:
I would have to say he look 13 years old compaired to Dawn and Brock in Sinnoh.
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posted over a year ago 
StichxAngel4eva said:
13-18
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13-18
posted over a year ago 
Growlithe79 said:
hes around my age ya know 11-12
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posted over a year ago 
mohamed14 said:
15
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posted over a year ago 
eeveetrainer said:
Ash never ages and there is no levels in the tv series so picachu is technically level 1 in the games
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Wrong, in Episode 9 of Season 1 "School of Hard Knocks" the students of Pokemon Tech ask the central character of that episode what all of Pidgey's attacks were, and Joe says, not only the attack names, but also the level in which Pidgey learns the attacks. He then goes on to tell Ash and the gang that Pidgey evolves into Pidgeotto at level 18, and into Pidgeot at level 36. So technically, there are levels in the anime. They probably do not work the same way as in the game, however.
CascadeI posted over a year ago
NerdyNinja49 said:
Show started in 1998, so 14 years ago. Ash would be 24 now. Holy cow!
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posted over a year ago 
Kevinhoekstra2 said:
That is a difficult question to answer since we do not know how the seasons work in the Pokemon world. If they work like they do in reality then Ash world be in his 20's.
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posted over a year ago 
loubacca said:
at least 12 years and 7 months, just going on a year back to viridian city, another year for 3rd movie, 1 month in whirl islands, 3 months to silver confrence and 3 months to hoenn's confrence
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posted over a year ago 
darrenlu1998 said:
A league takes place every 4 months, and in japan he is recognized as 5'5. this would conclude that (and this is the only logical reasoning) he id denying his age to hit on 10 year old girls. either that or he's 14/15.
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posted over a year ago 
Caylopsu said:
As of today 3/30/2013, Ash Ketchum is 26 years 10 months 9 days old (give or take a few days), based on him being 10 years 10 months 10 days old when he first started his pokemon journey in 1997
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posted over a year ago 
killer12267 said:
He has been through 3 leagues (which are a year apart), he has been to 3 grand fretivilles (all a year apart), so he should be atleast 17.
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posted over a year ago 
Saskeson1 said:
ash is indeed 26 years old now but if u look at it clearly, he only looks 16-20 years old. I've been a fan since a young age. I've studied his height, weight, and his progress since he was a kid in Kanto. I answer this question with complete honesty. Ash Ketchum is indeed 18 years old. Question answered.
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posted over a year ago 
roxy57431 said:
He's 10
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posted over a year ago 
kyiree830 said:
10-12, yall know that all those seasons happen in one to two tears xD
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posted over a year ago 
CrystalHope said:
There are multiple ways of answering this question:
If going by the theory that every league is a year, including the Orange Archipelago(that everyone keeps forgetting) and the Battle Frontier, that would put him at 17 at the end of Unova.
Now, if we were going by actual years in the real world, he would be in his twenties. This in my opinion is the most unlikely. Assuming that Professor Oak is around the average height for a grown adult male in Kanto, even after the decrease in height that would usually come with aging he still has a decent height advantage on Ash, implying he most likely hasn't even hit full puberty. That doesn't mean it couldn't be a heredity issue causing him to remain short-considering we don't know the height of his currently non-existing father- but since his mother is his only known parental figure and she is fairly tall, we can assume he will end up tall as well.
Now, if we go by the earlier mentioned theory that leagues happen every four months, he would be a little over twelve. This would be a likely age based on how he acts and talks-including the minor high increase and voice change that could be implying he is hitting puberty-, but we have no confirmation on the length of the leagues.
Another option to look at would be going based on episodes. If we take every episode as a day and multiply a third of it by two to cover episodes that had more than one day in them, we would come up with 2.9 years worth of time having passed, which would make him about to turn 13. Also possible, but not the most likely since a majority of animes do not count the passing of time on their episode count -or even day count in the episodes- but you never know.
There is also a theory that legendaries (most say Dialga but I would say Ho-oh since it was the first legendary they came in contact with, and they haven't seemed to age much since) stopped them from aging. This is highly unlikely, both because the legendaries would have no reason to do so and there is no recorded case of it happening in the show, and for the fact that Ash would have acknowledged that fact at some point-no matter how oblivious he is.
Now-in my opinion- it is time for the most plausible option.
In many animes the creators will put in more episodes than possible in the span of a year yet no time passes. This is usually either because for the plot to work out correctly the character must stay in the same grade or location which wouldn't happen if time passed(Detective Conan being a good example) or in cases like Pokemon where they focus the story around a child as the main, but don't wish to change the main so they just don't age said main.
So in conclusion, chances are, Ash is still ten because of the creators.
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posted over a year ago 
Darkraii4 said:
lol...!Ash is still 10 !
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posted over a year ago 
Yharooer said:
Kanto 10
Late Kanto 11 (a year later when he arrives back at Viridian City)
Johto 12?
Hoenn 13-14?
Sinnoh 15?
Unova 10... (as stated in "Shadow of Zekrom" BW001)

Life's confusing....

Assuming every episode is a week, every season is a year, he should be 25.

By using the amount of birthdays he has then he is still 10...

Anime logic...

PS:
It states in the first episode he is 10.
He then says, "It's been almost a year since I've been here" or something like that when he returns to Viridian City. (So he's 11)
In late Hoenn his voice breaks (lol, jks change of voices)
After that I don't think it says anything until Unova, in "In the Shadow of Zekrom" the narrator says he's 10.
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posted over a year ago 
shinichi0504 said:
10 years old
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posted 12 months ago 
Anthneg said:
Ash is like 16
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posted 11 months ago 
gummibeerz said:
If we were to assume a logical inference the each episode in the Pokemon series represents a day, there are 804 episodes so from this point on this should be recognized as a representation of 804 days(dy) in Ash Ketchum's life. Also assuming each movie represents about 3dys, with 15 movies multiplied by 3dys it equals 45dys represented. So add that to your original 804dys, and your total dys represented is 849dys. There are 365.25 days(dy) in a year(yr), 849dys divided by 365.25dy equals 2.32yrs. Ash Ketchum turned 10yrs old on the first episode of the series which would technically make him 12.32yrs old, logically rounding up from so many possible unaccountable days within the episodes and movies, Ash would be between 12.32 years old and 14 years old. There you go.
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If we were to assume a logical inference the each episode in the Pokemon series represents a day, there are 804 episodes so from this point on this should be recognized as a representation of 804 days(dy) in Ash Ketchum's life. Also assuming each movie represents about 3dys, with 15 movies multiplied by 3dys it equals 45dys represented. So add that to your original 804dys, and your total dys represented is 849dys. There are 365.25 days(dy) in a year(yr), 849dys divided by 365.25dy equals 2.32yrs. Ash Ketchum turned 10yrs old on the first episode of the series which would technically make him 12.32yrs old, logically rounding up from so many possible unaccountable days within the episodes and movies, Ash would be between 12.32 years old and 14 years old. There you go.
posted 11 months ago 
GoldenZygarde said:
ash spent 2 years (3 if watching dub) in kanto. johto and hoenn = 1 year, sinnoh = -1 years due to encounters with dialga. unova = 2 years (3 if ovas counted) at the beginning of of kalos he is 15/16/17
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posted 11 months ago 
hodori said:
First Episode in Unova:

"...10-year-old Ash Ketchum..."

WHAAAAAAAT

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posted 8 months ago 
sillypiggy2 said:
Basically each region takes a year so...
Kanto = 1 year
Johto = 1 year
Hoenn = 1 year
Sinnoh = 1 year
Unova = 1 year
Kalos = 1 year

10 + 6 = 16 BUT WAIT.....

Orange islands = 6 MONTHS
Kanto Battle Frontier = 6 months so...

He's atleast 16-17 years old now
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posted 4 months ago 
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