Heh, this question hasn't happened to me since high school. And it was more of "you're still into this?" from my family.
If anyone were to ask me that nowadays I'd just tell them that they're missing out. It does seem like no one cares after the age of 18 though.
I just say, "It's who I am." I'mnot doing anything wrong and to think about it, pokemon is the most strategic game. Think about it, there's nearly 800 playable "characters" to use and you can choose 6 per battle. Each one has individual set stats with abilities and moves, each one with their own weaknesses and strengths. Pokemon is way more strategic than most AAA games out today.
I have been playing Pokemon for a long time. Certain aspects of it I did outgrow such as the anime. However the games I never outgrew. I started playing when I was 9 years old with the original Blue Version. 16 years later I am playing Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. I also must say Pokemon has changed considerably from when it first started to now. I received some bothersome comments like I am too old for this game, which almost entirely stopped after I graduated high school. I do what I like to do. Who cares what someone else thinks. I will outgrow it when I want, and I never want to outgrow Pokemon. So just stop worrying what other people think about you.
i rarely get this tbh, and even if so i wouldn't even care one bit. compared to the average person of my age i'm way more mature, and so what if i like to play a pokemon game in my free hours?? some of my year/lifelong pals happily play along with me, usually ending up battling, trading and chaining shinies for hours while having a blast and some cool sodas or beers. did it today and have a big grin on my face after bagging 3 shiny Zubats and a shiny Spheal, and to boot? one of those Zubat is Hasty, has max IV's in Attack and Speed and has Infiltrator!! now that will be one fine shiny Crobat when it grows up ^_^ and my buddy bagged a shiny Bagon (the *ss >.< ) and a shiny Oddish. short version: i play Pokemon, and i love it. deal with it
Long answer: People my age play Facebook games like farm town or whatever where they raise animals, and they play games where they strategically fight each other. So why am I too old to pay a game where I raise and strategically battle my partner animals?
Truly depends on the situation for me. If their older or the same age, I'd probably say, "I'm pretty sure I have my own decisions to make in life." If their younger, I'd say "Aren't you too young for CoD?"
i don't necessarily say this, but it's definitely designed to appeal to many audiences! the simplicity of a turn based 4-move battle system is perfect for kids and adults who just want to have some light fun, but the amount of intricate depth behind the battle system is ridiculous too if you're willing to pour time into it! not to mention the fact some pokemon storylines actually touch on a lot of real world issues, team plasma being one of the better examples of that.