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Ash Ketchum's growth by FoxBluereaver Ash Ketchum's growth by FoxBluereaver
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I had lost a bit the practice with kid characters. And since I had this idea for a long time, I thought perhaps now would be a good moment to get it out of my head, to recover the practice.

So, this is my "perception", so to speak, about how should Ash be growing during the Pokémon anime. We all know when Ash left Pallet Town for the first time he was 10 years old, right? He returns home about one year later (as stated in Season 1 Episode "The Battle of the Badge" in which Ash earns his Earthbadge) meaning he would be 11 at that time. Furthermore, in "Pikachu and Pichu", Ash says they're celebrating the aniversary of the day he and Pikachu first met, therefore he would be 12 at that time. Assuming he spent another whole year traveling across Johto, Ash would be about 13 years old, or at least close to that age at the end of the Johto saga. Keeping the same time frame in Hoenn, Ash would be about 14 by the time he returns to Kanto. However, as the Battle Frontier season was shorter than the previous seasons (and to somehow make some consistency with the Orange League season) I assume it would have lasted about 6 months top. In conclusion, at the beginning of his journey across Sinnoh, Ash's age should be between 14 and 15 years old. Again, this is just my closest estimation of Ash's age, if anybody has anything to say, feel free to do so.

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Había perdido un poco la práctica con personajes niños. Y como tenía esta idea desde hace algún tiempo, pensé que sería un buen momento para sacármela de la cabeza, y recuperar la práctica.

Bien, esta es mi "percepción", por decirlo así, de como debería ir creciendo Ash durante el anime de Pokémon. Todos sabemos que cuando Ash salio de Pueblo Paleta por primera vez tenía 10 años, correcto? Regresó a casa aproximadamente un año después (como se dijo en el episodio de la primera temporada titulado "La Batalla por la Medalla" en el cual Ash gana la Medalla Tierra) lo que significaría que tendría 11 en ese momento. Más aún, en "Pikachu y Pichu", Ash dice que están celebrando el aniversario del día que él y Pikachu se conocieran por primera vez, así que tendría 12 en ese momento. Asumiendo que pasara un año completo viajando por Johto, Ash debería tener 13 años, o por lo menos estar cerca de cumplirlos al final de la saga de Johto. Manteniendo el mismo paso de tiempo en Hoenn, Ash ya tendría cerca de 14 para cuando regresa a Kanto. Sin embargo, como la temporada de la Batalla de la Frontera fue más corta (y para de alguna manera mantener algo de consistencia con la temporada de las Islas Naranja) estoy asumiendo que duraría cuando mucho seis meses. En conclusión, al comienzo de su viaje por Sinnoh, la edad de Ash debería estar entre 14 y 15 años. De nuevo, esto es solo mi estimación más cercana de la edad de Ash, si alguien tiene algo que decir, siéntanse libres de hacerlo.

Ash is (c) to Satoshi Tajiri & Nintendo.
Artwork is (c) to :iconfoxmccloude:
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:iconnb1k:
NB1K Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think it's immortality... I think that all this time, Ash is still inside a comatose state from the Spearow flock in the first episode of Pokemon Anime. All of what Ash is experiencing is a figment of his subconscious imagination. The friends he make represent fragments of his personalities. And the Pokemon he meets in his head are his scattered memories in the form of interchangeable Pokemons. So basically, he should be 26 years old now while he remains 10 years inside his figment of his own comatose imagination.
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FoxBluereaver Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Student Artist
That seems rather plausible, I'd say.
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RyanGuardianRanger Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I'd agree because Ash has been travelling for a long time,and they just had to make him lose his maturity in the newer series.
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:iconfoxbluereaver:
FoxBluereaver Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Student Artist
Way too much. And also, they make him look bad by losing to a rookie (which irks me to no end).
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RyanGuardianRanger Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I'm not to blame all japanese,but I often times can't understand their plotting with characters at time,you know how different things can be compared to those shows and the real world.
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:iconfoxbluereaver:
FoxBluereaver Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student Artist
I know. I mean, the fiction is exciting, but there are some details of the real world they should always keep in mind, like the characters aging and growing up.
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RyanGuardianRanger Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
True enough,Ash does know better than to just throw a pokeball at a pokemon without battling first,they just make him as if he's just starting off.
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RigazzBerryJello Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student General Artist
I loved how in the first episode of Black and White the narrator said he was still ten year old...that's Pokemon, completely ignoring laws of logic.

Maybe Dialga thought it was doing as a favor by keeping him forever young and immortal...
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:iconfoxbluereaver:
FoxBluereaver Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Artist
Don't mention that, please.
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rattymad123 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
lol idk even in black and white hes still ten lol mad isnt it
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:iconfoxbluereaver:
FoxBluereaver Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Student Artist
Yeah, pretty much ^^;
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:iconrattymad123:
rattymad123 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
here something random
ash just gets taller but doesnt get affected by this age thing wtf
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:iconfoxbluereaver:
FoxBluereaver Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Student Artist
How does that work? :?
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:iconashhhketchum:
ashhhketchum Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the original Ash :'(
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:iconfoxbluereaver:
FoxBluereaver Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Student Artist
The originals are always the best for me.
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:iconintaresting:
inTAResting Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
and now you'll have to daw him in his new outfit ^_^
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:iconfoxbluereaver:
FoxBluereaver Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Student Artist
Haven't seen it already. Where can I find it?
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:iconintaresting:
inTAResting Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
I can only find it on youtube... sorry, heh heh. but i think it's the same as the new black and white trainers shown here. but with short sleeves.

there are 2 pictures that come up (click on the trainer ones).... and Im pretty sure he'd wear the guy clothes not the girl ones ^_^ ha ha. just incase you wanted to know :P

yuss... :D :D
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:iconfoxbluereaver:
FoxBluereaver Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Student Artist
Thanks.
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:iconanixara:
Anixara Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
Holy crap that's the exact same as the timeline for my age of when I was into pokemon to now!! O.o
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:iconfoxbluereaver:
FoxBluereaver Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Student Artist
I'll have to retcon it a bit. I read at Bulbapedia some additional data in regards to Ash's age.
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:iconanixara:
Anixara Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
Really?
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:iconfoxbluereaver:
FoxBluereaver Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Student Artist
Yeah. According to Takeshi Shudo's anime novelizations, Ash was born EXACTLY 10 years, 10 months, and 10 days before the day he got Pikachu (meaning that, while he's stated to be 10 years old as of the start of the series, he's very close to turn 11). Furthermore, the novelizations state that the Pokémon trainers get their first Pokémon on April of the year following their 10th birthday, and the anime began being broadcasted on April 1st, 1997 in Japan, doing the math that would mean that Ash's Birthday would be on May 22nd.
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Anixara Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
wow
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:iconryutheweredragon:
RyuTheWeredragon Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
I like this rendation. I think your off by a a few years though. But that's just MY idea.

I think it's more like...

Ash is 10 in Season 1 until "Battle of the Badge".

Ash is 11 from "Battle of the Badge" to the end of season 2 (Orange Islands)

Ash is 12 from Season 3 to "Got To Catch Ya' Later" from Season 5 (Johto)

Ash is 13 from Season 5's "Got To Catch Ya' Later" to season 8's "The Scheme Team" (Hoenn)

Ash is 14 from Season 8's "The Scheme Team" to the end of Season 9 (Kanto Battle Frontier)

And Ash is 15 from Season 10 and up so far. (Hoenn)

That's just my theory though (and what I use in my fics). Your free to think what you want.

Even in my idea, your pic is incredibly relevant, since people don't change very much from certian ages.
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:iconfoxbluereaver:
FoxBluereaver Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Student Artist
Yeah, there's a lot of conflict in the time frame, so we can only speculate. Thanks for commenting, though.
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teresa64 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009
wow, u did great on drawing ash! o.o
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:iconfoxbluereaver:
FoxBluereaver Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Student Artist
Thanks.
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:iconteresa64:
teresa64 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
my friend TMBGgirl hates ash... o_o
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:iconfoxbluereaver:
FoxBluereaver Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Student Artist
Hum... so, does that affect me somehow?
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:iconteresa64:
teresa64 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
she'd TRY 2 kill u! XD lols
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:iconfoxbluereaver:
FoxBluereaver Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Student Artist
As if I cared. I don't fear death.
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:iconteresa64:
teresa64 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
asasasasasassasasasas<----wut's rong w' this pic.?
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:iconfoxbluereaver:
FoxBluereaver Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Student Artist
What are you talking about?
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teresa64 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
asasasasasasassasasas<---wut's rong w' this pic.?
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:iconfoxbluereaver:
FoxBluereaver Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Student Artist
Say what?
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blazikenrocks Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
I think that its great and u should change the discription now cuz hes like 15/16 ever since galactic battles started. My sister thinks its ugly...... i dont think that its AWESOMENESS shines in every point. I rly think you should make more pokemon drawings to go with the pokemon girls (may,dawn,misty) I think it would look great cuz u r a great drawer
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:iconfoxbluereaver:
FoxBluereaver Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009  Student Artist
Woah, woah, get a hold of yourself, will ya? Speak clearly, please.
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:iconflintmarkios:
FlintMarkios Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
It was stated by author Satoshi that Ash would be forever 10 or 11 years old. He'll never age through the series, even if we wished it.
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:iconfoxbluereaver:
FoxBluereaver Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Student Artist
Did you really had to remind me that?
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:iconflintmarkios:
FlintMarkios Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
That's only a comment. Don't like it, don't read it.
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:iconfoxbluereaver:
FoxBluereaver Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Student Artist
If that's the case, try being more careful on what you say in your comments. I might take it as an offense, even if that's not your intention.
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:iconveguetto:
veguetto Featured By Owner May 19, 2009  Student Interface Designer
q ash siguio creciendo?!! :wow: q ladron el q hace pokemon!! sigue robando con lo mismo xD
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:iconfoxbluereaver:
FoxBluereaver Featured By Owner May 19, 2009  Student Artist
Que fue eso?
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:iconveguetto:
veguetto Featured By Owner May 24, 2009  Student Interface Designer
nose :boogie:
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:iconfoxbluereaver:
FoxBluereaver Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Student Artist
Hmm, mira, normalmente digo "Qué fue eso?" cuando no estoy seguro de si lo que me acaban de decir es un cumplido o un insulto, pero me suena más a insulto, entiendes?
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:iconveguetto:
veguetto Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Student Interface Designer
jajja de mi boca no esperes un insulto jamas ;) siempre tomatelo como sarcasmo xD si te enojaste te pido perdon ;P ñaña :D
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:iconfoxbluereaver:
FoxBluereaver Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Student Artist
Está bien, acepto tus disculpas, pero intenta ser más claro con los comentarios, OK? No quiero arriesgarme a darte una mala respuesta por malinterpretar lo que dices.
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:iconveguetto:
veguetto Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009  Student Interface Designer
:boogie: ahp! ok! dah! d'oh! wik! a ver como interpretas eso!! :rofl: todo bien ;P
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:iconfoxbluereaver:
FoxBluereaver Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009  Student Artist
Lo interpreto como algo gracioso :giggle:
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