List of character ages

This is a list of characters and their confirmed ages across the Pokémon franchise.

In the core series games




  • Several character ages are mentioned in the Hoenn News Network from Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire:
  • Steven Stone is 25 years old.
    • He mentions his age in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire:
      "My father is... Well, let me just say that I have been his son for 25 years, and sometimes even I am not sure I understand him fully."
  • Aarune is 25 years old.
    • He mentions his age in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire:
      "The name's Aarune. Put'er there. Unova-born and twenty-five years old."
  • Tabitha is 27 years old.
    • He mentions his age only in Alpha Sapphire:
      "Hey! I, Tabitha, have only just turned 27! How old do you think I am?! I shall never forgive you!"
  • Street Thug Hannibal, found on Route 123 in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, is 54 years old. In the French version, he first claims to be 50 years old and then corrects it to 54.
  • Battle Maison characters from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire:
    • Beauty Bunnie pretends to be an adult, but she is 7 years old in the English, Japanese, and Korean versions, 13 years old in the German and Italian versions, or 15 years old in the Spanish version. Conversely, she is 45 years old in the French version, where she is pretending to be younger instead.
    • Rising Star Elysia is 39 years old.
    • Poké Fan Farida is 44 years old.
    • Artist Rufous is 88 years old.


  • Professor Rowan is 60 years old.
    • He mentions his age to the player:
      "When you walked up Route 201 with your Pokémon, what did you feel? I've lived for 60 long years. Even now, I get a thrill when I'm with a Pokémon."
  • Cyrus is 27 years old.
    • His age is mentioned by Looker in Pokémon Platinum:
      "...Whew. So, that was Cyrus, the boss of the Team Galactic. Quite the performance, no? Mesmerizing for one of only 27 years old."
  • Caitlin is 14 years old as of Pokémon Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver.



  • AZ is 3,000+ years old.
  • Emma is 16 years old.
    • Her age is mentioned on Xerosic's "Expansion Suit Field Trials: Secret Records":
      "The subject’s name is Emma. She is a healthy girl, 16 years of age."
  • April, the host of the TV show Gym Freaks, is 30 years old:
    "He's taken very good care of these gigantic scissors and used them for 30 years. I've used this body for 30 years, and it's started showing its age..."
  • Madame Adele, found in the Battle Chateau, is 70 years old:
    "Ohoho... It's been 70 years since I came squalling into this world. It has been a long journey to this day."
  • Preschooler Jocelyne, found in the Battle Maison, is 4 years old:
    "I am four years old! I will do my best!" (before the battle)
    "I'm four years old! I did my best!" (after the battle)


  • Elio, Selene, Hau, and Lillie are at least 11 years old in Pokémon Sun, Moon, Pokémon Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon. The player can be no older than 14 years old.
    • When asked by Wicke, Hau says that he is 11, which is the minimum age to enter the Island Challenge:
    • The player can respond with either "Yeah, I am" or "How'd you know?".
      "Yeah, I took the first chance I had to join in the island challenge once I turned 11!"
    • Elio and Selene are able to pay  1,000 to get into the Kantonian Gym, which is only allowed for children under 15 years old. They are also to buy Z-Noodles in Seafolk Village for  500, which is only allowed for people under 20 years old.
    • Hau and Lillie are the same age as the player character, according to both the Pokémon Sun and Moon and Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon websites:
      "Hau is a Pokémon-loving young boy with a big appetite! He's the same age as your character."[5]
      "Lillie is a mysterious girl who assists the professor. This young girl is about the same age as your character, and she's working as Professor Kukui’s assistant for personal reasons."[5]
      "Hau is a boy who becomes your friend as soon as you move to Alola. He’s the same age as you. Hau is known to be a laid-back guy, but through the island challenge, he will come to terms with his reasons for participating in Pokémon battles."[6]
      "Lillie is a girl about your age. She’s acting as Professor Kukui’s assistant for her own reasons. After experiencing many things during her adventures with you, Lillie will discover a new side of herself."[6]
  • The Trial Captains (Ilima, Lana, Kiawe, Mallow, Sophocles, Acerola, and Mina) as well as Hiker David are at least 11 years old and at most 19 years old in Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon.
    • According to Hala, the children of Alola embark upon the island challenge once they turn 11:
      "The island challenge Kukui spoke of... It is a journey to overcome your own limitations, as you travel to the far corners of Alola and meet with others along the path. It is the great adventure that children in the Alola region embark upon, along with their Pokémon, once they reach 11 years of age!"
    • According to Mallow, Trial Captains move on from that position once they turn 20:
      "I mean, we have to move on from being captains when we turn 20 anyway."
    • According to Kiawe, Hiker David is being considered as Kiawe's replacement after he leaves his position.
    • Molayne gave his position to Sophocles, implying that he is at least 20.
    • Mina is 13–15 years old in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!.
  • Lusamine is over 40 years old in Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon.
    • When Hau reveals that he thinks she's not much older than him, she responds:
      "Oh, you sweet boy! I'm already over 40!"
  • The Pokémon Sun and Moon guidebook translates a piece of Gladion's concept art as "gotta express that middle-school arrogance and being emo"


  • Sonia and Leon assert that they are adults and the player character (Victor or Gloria) and Hop are kids, but their actual ages are not otherwise known.
    • After the strange earthquake in Hammerlocke, Sonia tells the player:
      "I'm really looking forward to seeing you compete in the Finals. So you should leave the investigation on the quaking to the adults."
    • After losing his Champion title, Leon says to the crowd:
      "It's time we adults started working on improving the here and now, for the sake of all that's to come!"
    • When the player and Hop come to help Leon on the Tower Summit, Leon tells them:
      "Thanks, Hop. And you, <player>. You two really have grown tremendously! But no need for you kids to worry."
  • Melony is at least 30 years old as of Pokémon Sword and Shield.
    • In her Normal League Card, it is stated that she has been a Gym Leader since she was in her twenties.
  • Opal is 88 years old as of Pokémon Sword and Shield.
    • When she asks the player how old she is during her Gym Battle, if the player answers "88 years old", she says:
      "Well, you're not wrong. But you could've been a little more sensitive."
  • Mustard is over 50 years old.
  • Avery says that he is an adult.
    • "My goodness, this is a thick one. Like a poor, lost Wooloo... It's up to me- as an elegant adult- to make sure they get the message."


  • Rei and Akari are around 15 years old.
    • Cyllene says that the player looks around 15:
      "Hmm. You look to be 15 or so. Quite old enough to work for your keep."
  • Calaba is 99 years old as of Pokémon Legends: Arceus.
    • Her age is mentioned by Volo.
      "Miss Calaba is doing everything she can to regain the fragment, but at 99 years old... It's a bit hard for her to chase leads all over the place."


  • Dendra is 25 years old.
    "My age? 25! My hobby? Working out! My...type?! Well... Strong and muscular Fighting types, of course!"
  • Ryme and Tyme are over 53 years old.
    • According to "The Musician's Register" magazine in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, Ryme started her rap career 40+ years ago after her Puppy Pokémon died when she was a teenager.
  • Poppy is 9 years old, which she mentions in The Indigo Disk.
    "I’m nine years old—that’s old enough to go to NaranjaS/UvaV Academy if I wanted to!"


  • Carmine is implied to consider herself to be a kid, but her actual age is not otherwise known.
    • When Carmine refers to the village kids, she includes herself among them.
  • Kieran is implied to be a teenager (despite his older sister considering herself to be a kid as stated above), but his actual age is not otherwise known in most language versions. In the French version of the games, he is explicitly 14 years-old.
    • Carmine says that Kieran is going through "teen angst", implying that he is a teenager. In other languages, Carmine simply attributes his behavior to puberty or adolescence.

In the side series games

Pokémon Colosseum

  • Wes is around 17 years old.
    • His age was mentioned in an interview.[7]

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

  • In the English version, Thorton mentions that he is a teenager, therefore he should be 13–19 years old. However, in the Japanese version, he calls himself a 少年(しょうねん) (boy) instead. His age is not mentioned in the core series games.
    "You look like you're itching to know more about me! In other words, you'd like to interpret my data. Is that correct? If so, feel free! Let's see. Um... Male, teenager... No, that's not the sort of data you want, is it?"
  • AZ is 3,000+ years old, as stated in the core series games.
    • In Pokémon Masters EX, AZ's age is mentioned by Calem and Lysandre.
  • Caitlin, based on her design from Pokémon Black and White, mentions that she has reached adulthood, meaning she is at least 18 as of Generation V.
    "As I moved into adulthood, I was able to control my emotions better and better."
  • A female Preschooler is 4 years old.

Pokémon Snap

Detective Pikachu series

In the anime

Main series

Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle

  • Koko is at least 10 years old.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

If you were looking for their birthdays, see: Birthday → Pokémon Adventures.

Main characters

Other characters

The Electric Tale of Pikachu

  • Ash is 10 years old.
  • Misty is 12 years old in this manga, unlike the 10-year-old Misty from the anime.
  • Sabrina is 21 years old.

Pokémon Zensho

Magical Pokémon Journey

Pokémon Horizon

Darkrai Mission Story: Pokémon Ranger Vatonage - the Comic

In the novels

Pocket Monsters: The Animation

In other media

Pack Your Pocket With Adventure

See also


  This game character article is part of Project CharacterDex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each character found in the Pokémon games.