D. I honestly don't really care for any human character in these games. It would basically be Mystery Dungeon style, and I'm okay with that.
seconded. Spin-offs like Mystery Dungeon lack human characters altogether (lest you wanna count gijinka fanart), so it's not like the Pokemon games can't do without them. Still, would kinda suck not to have them, both because they're some damn nice eye candy (I say this as a guy, of course) and because Pokemon's one of the more progressive games out there (it's still leaning more towards males, but to date, we have had selectable female protagonists, a female professor, close to half the Gym Leaders in each gen being female, and female champions... all we need now is a female villainous team leader).