I started when I was 4 or 5. my brother gave me my first pokemon games, blue and gold. i haven't seen gold in years, but i know where blue is. as soon as i find my game boy i'm gonna replay pokemon blue~ i still watch the anime as well and the best part is i'm only thirteen and i act like im 25 whilst talking about how large a pokemon fan i am
That's all well and good for you. I however have grown out of it. It does bring back sweet nostalgic memories from my childhood, but my craze died at age 14. Haven't played a Pokemon game or watched the anime since.