- Jan 13, 2021
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I don't have a Switch so I've never played either of the games. I'm wondering, is there an age limit listed in the SwSh games for gym leaders?
I believe that Allister is sixteen, and older than Bea, Bede, Marnie, Hop, and the protagonist.I always figured Allister was the youngest, but I don’t think he’s far off from Bea’s age anyway. IIRC her concept artwork suggests she’s college age, and my guesstimation for Allister would be late high school.
What are you talking about? Opal is obviously 16.No. Opal is 88 and Kabu is also quite old. Bea is the youngest.
After Acerola, I’ve come to expect Ghost gym leaders/Elite 4 members to be older than they look.I though Allister was an actual child?
This reminds me of how I thought Bugsy was a girl until I pulled up his Bulbapedia article sometime in Gen 4I was really surprised when I found out, in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, that Tate and Liza are children. In the original Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald I always assumed they were about 19 or 20. Seeing them enthusing about buying toys in the Lilycove Department Store was pretty surreal to say the least.
I used to think Bugsy was a girl as well. If I remember correctly, my copy of Pokemon Master Guide (a special edition of Nintendo Official Magazine, which ironically wasn't actually official I don't think) erroneously referred to Bugsy as female.
In the Pokemon Adventures manga, Gold thought Bugsy was a girl.I used to think Bugsy was a girl as well. If I remember correctly, my copy of Pokemon Master Guide (a special edition of Nintendo Official Magazine, which ironically wasn't actually official I don't think) erroneously referred to Bugsy as female.
I didn't know about that. That's brilliant!In the Pokemon Adventures manga, Gold thought Bugsy was a girl.
Or Leon calling me "little Esserise" before the capture tutorial on Route 2...I'm not a fan of dialogue that directly references the protagonist's age - Hau mentioning that you and him are 11, or Sonia and Leon telling you to "leave this to the grown-ups". It breaks the immersion for me, as does having all the adult characters tower over me now that the 3D models are more realistically scaled.
Maybe I just need to accept that Pokemon is aimed primarily at children, and I'm not part of the target demographic anymore. But it would be nice if the protagonist's age become a bit more ambiguous to cater to older fans, perhaps even with a few different height options.