Ash Ketchum, named Satoshi in the Japanese version, has been a kid for 25 years. The show’s chronology clearly does not parallel real life. The first episode of Pokemon Aired on April 1, 1997.
The entire series opened with Ash’s dreams of becoming the Pokémon League champion, however, he always failed. Ash finally fulfilled his dream in episode 132 of bookémon Ultimate Journeys: Series, which aired on November 11, 2022 in Japan.