Also, Caffe Poke is based on this [link]
Protagonist - Nina
Rivals - Cheren and Bianca
Mystery Creeper - N
The entire series gallery: [link]
To see the gijinkas of the pokemon: [link]
However, I think the characters here are drawn exceptionally well.
Come on, next you'll be asking things like 'Wait, does the Charmander die when it's fire goes out? Or does the fire go out when the Charmander dies? Correlation isn't causation, you know.'
Grunt: [lifts hat, revealing that he's crosseyed] Sorry, sir! I'm doing my best!
Ghe-cis: ... Who made that man a grunt?
Major Grunt: I did, sir. He's my cousin.
Ghe-cis: [to N] Who is he?
N: He's an Asshole, father.
Ghe-cis: I know that! What's his name?
N: That is his name, father. Asshole, Major Asshole.
Ghe-cis: ... And his cousin?
N: He's an asshole too. Grunt's mate, First Class, Philip Asshole.
Ghe-cis: How many assholes have we got on this ship, anyhow?
Ghe-cis: I knew it, I'm surrounded by assholes... Keep stealing,
Uh, you fell into a plot hole, Kynim. You've having Professor Juniper talk to his Elgyem.
Explaining he's special or has a machine will just undermine Nina's abilities and/or make every single character a Mary Sue.