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How long do Pokemon live?

#1BackwardCapPosted 12/8/2012 10:14:03 PM
I began to wonder about this since I don't think I've ever seen an "old" version of any Pokemon before in contrast to "young" ones who hatched from eggs recently.

I'm also fairly certain that most if not all legendary Pokemon are immortal to a degree.
#2LexifoxPosted 12/8/2012 10:14:42 PM
They live long enough for you to train them.
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#3ColtCababaPosted 12/8/2012 10:15:53 PM
How old is Ash currently? 11, 10, 12? Take that into account.
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#4TheNargacugaPosted 12/8/2012 10:16:25 PM
They live as long as you let them, before they get rabies and go the way of Old Yeller.
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#5BackwardCap(Topic Creator)Posted 12/8/2012 10:17:14 PM
Lexifox posted...
They live long enough for you to train them.


Most Pokemon out live their trainers, according to several npcs.
#6KingCrInuYashaPosted 12/8/2012 10:17:31 PM
About 1000 years...at least when frozen in carbonite.
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#7reaverzPosted 12/8/2012 10:30:38 PM(edited)
I remember that guy Tracy in the anime owned a Scyther that was described as being older in age... I think a Pokemon's lifespan depends on the species much like animals. Some Pokedex entries mention their lifespan, and I think it's common knowledge that most legendary Pokemon can live for very long periods of time.
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