You old guys, the Pokemon Gen 1'ers.
Do you remember Sabrina the Psychic Pokemon Gym Leader from season 1 of the Pokemon Anime?
I was 17 when I first saw that episode in 1997.
If Ash was 10 back then, someone experienced enough to become a Friggan Gym Leader would have gone through at least 4 to 5 years of intense training to become a Pokemon Master, getting worldly experience through adventures and expeditions, crushing tournaments all over the world, just like how we’ve been following the story of Ash all this time.
So, if she started her training at 10, and the season 1 Sabrina episodes showed her at 15, well, dude, it’s been 20 years. 20 + 15 = 35. That’s only about 2 years younger than me.
If you were attracted to her in 97, don’t feel like a creep if you still feel that way. The fanart you can find online is more time-accurate than the actual anime series, where Ash is…still 10, after 20 years. Your feelings are just fine.