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Ash Ketchum's growth by FoxBluereaver Ash Ketchum's growth by FoxBluereaver

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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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.
FoxBluereaver Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
That seems rather plausible, I'd say.
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.
FoxBluereaver Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Way too much. And also, they make him look bad by losing to a rookie (which irks me to no end).
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.
FoxBluereaver Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
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.
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.
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...
FoxBluereaver Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Don't mention that, please.
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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