Ash Ketchum's Age

Ash Ketchum's Age

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Dermatologists Hate Him! Has been 10 since 1997 ル Local Trainer exposes shocking anti-aging secret. Learn this one WEIRD trick to his stunning results! LEARN THE TRUTH NOW

About

Ash Ketchum's Age, also postulated in the question "How Old Is Ash Ketchum?", is a popular topic of debate among the fans of the Pokemon franchise regarding the ageless appearance of the main protagonist character in the animated series.

Origin

On April 1st, 1997, the Pokemon animated series began airing in the Japanese network TV Tokyo. The story follows Ash Ketchum, a ten-year-old boy who goes out on an adventure to realize his dream of becoming a Pokemon master. While the series has been running on a continuous timeline over the course of 19 seasons for more than 18 years, most of the recurring characters, including Ash Ketchum, do not age at all, in the vein of the long-running Not Allowed to Grow Up trope often found across many genres of fiction.[1]

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Online discussions regarding Ash's agelessness in relation to the timeline of the series can be found on a wide range of Nintendo and Pokemon fan community sites, including PokeCommunity[2], PokeMasters[6], DS Database[3], as well as TV.com[5] on Yahoo! Answers[4]. The mystery surrounding Ash Ketchum's age has also served as one of the main inspirations for the fanmade Pokemon creepypasta Ash's Coma[7].

On an unregistered date, 9gag user LLOYDBLAZE uploaded an image which compares Avril Lavigne's seemingly youthful appearance throughout the years with Ash Ketchum (Shown below left). As of May 2015, the image has gathered 16,750 points[8]. On June 28th, 2012, Funnyjunk user sexwithyourwife uploaded an image which places Ash Ketchum with other known cartoon figures who have never age throughout the years (Shown below right). Within 2 years, the image has gathered more than 47.800 views and 2.390 upvotes[9].


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On September 12th, 2013, famous Youtuber TheJWittz uploaded a video titled "Ash Ketchum's Age – Pokémon Fact of The Day" wherein he discusses canonical facts about Ash's age and the fan theories that surrounds it. On the following day, the video was featured on Kotaku[10], and within a year, the video has accumulated more than 2.6 million views.



On June 1st, 2014, an entry regarding the fan theories surrounding Ash's age was submitted to FanTheories Wiki[12]. On June 9th, 2014, DeviantArt user Garbanosian uploaded a webcomic which juxtaposes Ash alongside his more aged looking friends Misty and Brock. As of May, 2015, the webcomic has gathered more than 82.000 views and 2.212 favorites[11].


IT'S BEEN AWHILE.. HEY MISTY ASH, IS THAT YOU? THAT VOICE... IT'S SO FAMILIAR! COULD IT BE WOW, YOU'VE GROWN SO MUCH SINCE WAIT, YOU HAVEN'T ACTUALLY GROWN OR MATURED AT ALL! WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? ASH! YOU GREW SO BIG! DON'T PATRONIZE ME

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Dermatologists hate him! Pokemon trainer stays 10 forever with this one WEIRD trick! LEARN THE TRUTH NOWWFINALLY I'M 6OING TO SEE ASH AGAIN! WONDER HOW HE LOOKS NOW ASH! HERE! HERE VO! LONG TIME NO SEE MISTY! WOW ASH?! YOUR EVES. YOu LoOK SO DIFFERENT NOw!! WHATZ! OU HAVEN'T CHANGED】AT ALLIZ FORGET IT my LIFE IS MISTAKE.. GO PIKACHU! PSyDucK WHA JUST A WRONG WITH YOU KID2! DON'T YOu KNOW ABOUT PUBERTY?! WE NEED TO TRAIN EVEN MORE! YOU LOOX GREAT MISTY! BET YOUR SUPER STRONG By TAMA!FOREVER YOUNGSATOSHI & IRIS HA HAHA I THOUGHT YOu WOULD BE OLDER HEH, So SATOSH IS TO. HEY SATOSHI HOW LONG HAVE HAVE YOU BEEN TRAVELLING FORP ABOUT 14 YEARS OULON'T WHAT HE auおサトソ が理解できなかった 発

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