I wanted to be the very best, like no one ever was, my real test was to catch them all and to train them was my cause! Like millions of others, I was completely obsessed with Pokemon: the games, the cards, the TV show - every Poke-related thing I could get my hands on!
I thought that as I grew up, Pokemon would remain unchanged in my treasured childhood memories. But now, thanks to some insanely talented artists, the Pokemon gang have grown up right along with me!
The image above was created by the incredible Isaiah Stephens and gives us a glimpse of how all your favorite Pokemon characters might have aged had they kept on training well after beating the Elite Four...
Misty, Ash and Brock
Misty and Ash are still sporting their trademark threads but I think this is the first time I've seen Brock actually open his eyes! Must have been some kind of puberty thing.
Jesse, James and Meowth
Still protecting the world from devastation, Team Rocket are rocking some super fresh white suits!
Nurse Joy and Officer Jenny
I don't know how many times I had to ask Nurse Joy to heal my Pokemon, but I do know it was an embarrassing number.
Ash and Friends
Ash looks positively stoic in his brooding late-teen phase.
Teenage Angst Ash
I like the shredded cap look he's got going on here, though it looks like he ran out of Super Potions for Pikachu!
Er, it appears there's been some kind of rift in the Pokemon space-time continuum, as older Ash encounters his younger counterpart.
Did that make you feel old? These awesome drawings have just made me want a brand new teen drama Poke-soap! I can dream...