Characters from the manga Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl Adventure!.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: His hair is black/dark brown, while Lucas' is a navy blue. He also has green eyes instead of blue.
- Adaptation Name Change: He's inspired by Lucas but has a different name from him. Lucas is named "Kouki" in Japan.
- Badass Normal: Hareta is quite a scrapper on his own. He can call himself a Pokémon and no one will argue.
- Big Eater: Hareta likes to eat a lot.
- Berserk Button: In his case, anyone who's cruel to Pokémon.
- Determinator: No matter how much you beat him, he'll come back with a grin and a renewed determination to train harder and fight better. And no matter how many threats you make against him, his friends, or any Pokémon, he'll be doubly determined to stop you.
- Disappeared Dad: His father left him with Professor Rowan.
- Does Not Like Shoes: As a Wild Child, he's not used to shoes. He throws away his shoes and socks to fight as a "Pokémon" in his bare feet.
- Fearless Fool: Hareta confronts almost all enemies without fear. When Hareta is told he's stupid by Gardenia for being so fearless, he happily says he doesn't mind and is fine being dumb.
- Idiot Hero: Hareta was raised by Pokémon and so much of his behavior is animalistic. For example, when first trying to open Piplup's Pokéball, he bites it. However, his upbringing only explains so much of his behavior. Some of it is apparently genetic.
- Keet: Hareta is one of the youngest trainers in the manga. He acts like a bombastic little brother.
- Kid Hero: He's a young boy out on a Pokémon journey.
- Like Father, Like Son: Hareta shares a lot of his personality with his father
- Missing Mom: His mother is never referenced.
- Nice Hat: Hareta always wears a hat.
- No Social Skills: He lacks basic social skills due to his isolated upbringing.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Hareta is a short boy but he has a fair amount of physical strength.
- Raised by Wolves: Hareta was raised in a forest by Pokémon. He had enough human contact to interact with people and blend into society, but his upbringing results in Hareta having no tact.
- Scarf Of Asskicking: Hareta is a powerful trainer who always wears a long scarf.
- Signature Mon: Hareta's main Pokémon is his first one, his Piplup.
- Stock Shōnen Hero: He's a friendly, spiky-haired boy who loves battling and loves food. Due to being raised by Pokémon with minimal human contact
- Age Lift: Mitsumi is older than the character who inspired her, Dawn. Both ages are vague but Dawn is a preteen while Mitsumi's a teenager.
- Always Someone Better: For Jupiter. Mitsumi always one-upped her.
- Anime Hair: Mitsumi's ponytail zig-zags on its own.
- Badass Normal: She's a normal human but her Pokémon training skills make her a powerful foe.
- Cool Big Sis: To Hareta, it seems. He acts like an older sister-figure towards him.
- Creepy Child: Even prior to being adopted into Team Galactic, it's already implied she had some Troubling Unchildlike Behavior.
- Curtains Match the Window: Only in Team Rocket uniform her eyes turn green from their normal brown.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Mitsumi is an orphan who was raised by Cyrus as a Tyke Bomb.
- Defusing the Tyke Bomb: Professor Rowan did this prior to the manga when he taught her to see Pokémon as tools.
- Expy: She's inspired by Dawn from Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. They wear the same clothes and Mitsumi's role is similar to Dawn's role as an assistant.
- Interrupted Suicide: She tries to stay in a collapsing building under the belief that Redemption Equals Death, though she's saved by Jun
- Mini Dress Of Power: Mitsumi is a powerful Pokémon trainer who predominantly dresses in a short dress.
- Nice Hat: Mitsumi wears a beanie.
- Parental Abandonment: Mitsumi is an orphan.
- Scarf Of Asskicking: Mitsumi wear a scarf and is a powerful trainer.
- Stronger Than They Look: You wouldn't know she's a powerful trainer judging by looking at her. She looks like a normal teen and works as Professor Rowan's assistant.
- Troubling Unchildhood Behavior: In her youngest flashback, Mitsumi had a creepy, stoic glare even before she became a Tyke Bomb.
- Tsundere: In a platonic example, to Hareta.
- Tyke-Bomb: Mitsumi was raised by Cyrus to be as powerful and cruel a trainer as possible. She stayed this way until well into her teens.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Mitsum has green hair.
- Age Lift: It's implied he's a teenager, while his game counterpart is under thirteen.
- Generation Xerox: He looks and acts like his father.
- Heroic BSoD: His defeat by Jupiter at Lake Acuity, and revelation of Mitsumi's past, sends him into one.
- Hot-Blooded: Jun shares his father's hot-blooded nature when it comes to battling.
- The Rival: Hareta is Jun's rival when it comes to Pokémon training?
- Scarf of Asskicking: Jun is a trainer who wears a scarf at all times.
- Shonen Hair: Jun's hair spikes up like horns.
- Strong Family Resemblance: He looks like a young version of his father Palmer.
- Took a Level in Badass: He did this after his loss to Jupiter made him decide to get stronger.
- Large Ham: Through artwork, this is the least emotionally restrained version of Cyrus out there.
- Light Is Not Good: He's named after the sun but is a definite antagonist.
- Only One Name: Cyrus isn't the only character this applies to, but he is the only one that's inadvertently discussed. Mitsumi says she's not on a first name basis with him after the events of the series, but his surname is never revealed.
- Parental Substitute: He raised Mitsumi from a young age.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: What he believes himself to be. But due to he lengths he goes to and his A God Am I madness, he's really a Knight Templar.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: It's unclear if Viz calling him "she" twice on one page was them not knowing or not.
- Improbable Hairstyle: His hair is arched in a hard-to-style manner.
- The Mole: Betrays Cyrus to serve Charon... except not, as he's secretly working for Cyrus undercover.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Saturn has dark blue hair.
- Curtains Match the Window: Mars has matching red hair and eyes.
- Evil Red Head: She's a redheaded antagonist, but she mellows out overtime.
- Fiery Red Head: While she initially has a cool demeanor the first time she and Hareta and Jun fight each other, save a brief breakdown near the end she recovers from, she's really this deep down, as shown during her attempts to capture Deoxys where she's screaming in defiance at the Pokemon as she throws everything she has into capturing it.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Usually in response to something Hareta does.
- Mini Dress Of Power: She's a powerful trainer who wears a mini dress.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Mars is a dangerous Team Galactic member with red eyes.
- Tsundere: Towards Hareta, oddly enough.
- Villainous BSoD: At the Spear Pillar, but she gets over it in time to contribute to stopping Palkia.
- Berserk Button: Initially Mitsumi's very presence is this, but later it's being called an old lady.
- The Rival: To Mitsumi, though it's predominantly one-sided.
- Tsundere: Towards Mitsumi in the Platinum volumes.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Jupiter has purple hair.
- Ass Kicks You: He has a "Butt Bump" attack that he used on Hareta's Piplup once.
- Butt-Monkey: An extremely literal example. His Running Gag is being beaten up and attacked in the butt.
- Punny Name: His English name is somewhat similar to "booty", while his Japanese name is pronounced similar to "ketsu", which means butt.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: His actual name is never mentioned.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: B-2 has green hair.
- Adaptational Badass: In the games, Charon was arrested by Looker, but here he defeats Looker.
- Adaptational Villainy: He's even worse than he was in the games.
- Big Bad: Of the last three volumes.
- Evil Old Folks: He's the oldest member of Team Galactic and also the most ominous.
- Mad Scientist: Charon is an evil scientist who works for Team Galactic.
- Shorter Means Smarter: He's the shortest member of Team Galactic and he's also the smartest.
- The Unfought: Averted in this canon.
- Dishing Out Dirt: He's a rock-type specialist.
- Meganekko: Roark wears glasses and has this look.
- Nice Hat: Roark is always seen wearing his helmet.
- White Gloves: Due to his job working with rocks, Roark always wears gloves.
- Green Thumb: She's a grass-type specialist.
- Multicolored Hair: Gardenia has orange-and-black hair.
- Trap Master: In her battle against Hareta, she uses her grass-types to try and entrap his Pokémon.
- Cute Bruiser: Maylene is around the same age as Hareta but is already a skilled fighter. She's also a fighting-type specialist.
- Does Not Like Shoes: Maylene doesn't wear shoes.
- Genius Bruiser: Heavily implied to be this, or at least a rough equivalent.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Maylene has pink hair.
- Shirtless Scene: Crasher Wake doesn't wear a shirt.
- Berserk Button: She does not like to be called grandma.
- Pimped-Out Dress: Fantina casually wears an elaborate dress.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Fantina has purple hair.
- Extra-ore-dinary: He's a steel-type specialist.
- Perma-Stubble: Byron's face is always stubbly.
- Adaptation Personality Change: She's more stoic and serious than her perky game counterpart.
- Exposed to the Elements: Though, unlike most canons, she is actually seen being affected by the cold briefly. Candice has a sweater but doesn't actually wear it as a sweater.
- Freeze Sneeze: Candice is once shown sneezing because she wears a schoolgirl outfit in the snow.
- Girlish Pigtails: She has pigtails and is one of the youngest gym leaders in the region.
- An Ice Person: She's an ice-fype specialist.
- Olympus Mons: She's got Regice, Regirock, and Registeel.
- The Stoic: In a shocking contrast to her game counterpart, which was a Genki Girl.
- Shock and Awe: Volkner is an electric-type specialist.
- The Unfought: Logically he had to have been fought at some point, but it's both unseen and unmentioned.
- Fiery Redhead: He's redheaded and Hot-Blooded.
- Funny Afro: Flint has a large afro to go with his quirky personality.
- Playing with Fire: Flint is a fire-type specialist.
- Badass Longcoat: Cynthia is her region's champion and is always wearing her signature coat.
- Cool Big Sis: She acts sisterly towards Hareta and Mitsumi.
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- Dark and Troubled Past: In the past, Koya's Growlithe was given a Curb-Stomp Battle that deeply traumatized it.
- Expy: Of Silver from Pokémon Gold and Silver. They have similar roles and personalities.
- Jerkass: Starts out as one, but is closer to a Jerk with a Heart of Gold by the end.
- Tsurime Eyes: Koya is one of the few characters with tsurime eyes, which accentuate his personality.
- Big Eater: Kaisei loves to eat.
- Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You: The first time, not so much. The second time when Hareta and Kaisei meet, he is being chased by Interpol agents.
- Idiot Hero: He may even be worse than his own son.
- Like Father, Like Son: Noted under Hareta's entry, yeah, but Cyrus actually lampshades it when he meets Kaisei.
- Shock and Awe: Any other Pokémon he may have aren't really mentioned, but he does have a Plusle and gives Hareta an egg that hatches into a Minun.