I am and I'm not. Overall, Pokemon has had a very positive influence on my life. Sometimes it does interfere with work though. Can't let it do that. I wish it was my real job to be a Pokemon trainer lol.
People think that I look young enough to "appropriately" play Pokémon and so they think that it's just cute when I do it. Also for people that know me, it's in my nature to do more childish things. I can imagine how annoying that question would be for older folk though.
My father some day told me that "aren't you to old to play that childish game", then i explained him the math used in the game to calculate the EVs, Ivs, Substitute numbers super effective dmg and the kind of strategy's you have pull off if you want to get victorious in a battle, my father told me again, "aren't you to old to play that childish game" , with that i understood that you will never win against this kind of people, so then i told him another thing "aren't you to old to play candy crush"
Honestly, it is advertised as a kids game and all the little kids do play it pretty much either until they beat the E4 and the champion, or they just give up during Victory Road and don't really play much of the post-game if at all. After the main story comes the "adult" part such as building a highly skilled team or competing in competitive battling, which requires well planned and thought out strategies and tactics and getting the perfect pokemon in the first place is a bit of a challenge, which is the part kids don't usually involve themselves in, except for the once in a while really smart kid. So yes it is a kind of a kids game, but only up until a certain point.
But if someone told me that I wouldn't say all that I'd just pretend to think for a minute and say "Nah"
People are so judgemental. I am a social 21 year old female and people always look at me and say "YOU play pokemon?" With a weird look of course. Yeah, I haven't stopped playing since it originally came out. It's something I never grew out of like some people did I guess.
I've been so excited for X & Y and people don't understand why. Lol, I've been waiting for 3D pokemon for nearly FIFTEEN years, of course I'm excited.
I would do some weird things for a 3DS right now, just being honest.