A page featuring the Kanto Gym Leaders from the PokeSpe Artbook that came with Vol. 50.
I still consider her “older than Ash”, whether by a couple months or a year simply because she started her journey (even if it’s unofficial) before him.
I like to think she’s a couple months older too (though I can never decide because I also like Shudo’s version that Ash was 10 years, 10 months and 10 days old when he started his journey and being even two months older would make her 11 and I don’t usually like to headcanon things that contraddict canon
unless canon is stupid). I just get kind of annoyed when I see her age stated as 12 as a canon fact.
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(Credits to pacificpikachu for the second picture.)
On Misty’s age, since I always see confusion about it.
In the anime she’s 10 years old, the same age as Ash. Her age is only ever stated once: in the Japanese version of the third episode, upon waking up with Caterpie in front of her face she cries out “This is absolutely the worst morning I’ve had in my 10 years of life”. Her line was changed in the dub for whatever reason, so her age is never mentioned at all.
I’ve been told that she was stated to be 12 in some western merchandise, but considering it wasn’t all that uncommon for early western merchandise to have mistakes (for instance, on the back cover of Tracey West’s first novelization of the anime Ash was apparently said to be 11) I wouldn’t consider those canon over the anime.
The second picture in the photoset is a scan from an official anime guidebook, stating that she is 10.
She is 12 in Toshihiro Ono’s manga “Pokémon Dengeki Pikachu”/”The Electric Tale of Pikachu”, but the manga was only based on the anime (not the other way around) and changed the story and the characters quite a bit, so it’s basically an entirely separate canon.
"What is your strategy?”
”My strategy is run.”
It’s incredible! :D
Working on a project to tell Misty’s story since Pokemon has abandoned her. HER RETURN MUST BE EPIC!
She’s not my favorite, but I can see why others like Serena!
Thank you so much!! <3