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Aging in the anime

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The '''aging of characters in the anime''' has been a subject of common fan debate, since it is not addressed by the {{pkmn|anime}} itself. The [[timeline of events in the anime|passage of time]] is clear, but characters show small, if any, signs of aging, despite openly saying that ''years'' have passed. The writers and character designs seem to ignore the issue of aging, usually so the veiwersviewers of the show feel closer to the protagonists. It is easier for a child to relate to a ten year old rather than a twenty year old.
To be safe, on [[Bulbapedia]], characters are referred to as their age at their first appearance, if it is indicated.