Drake, because he shares a name with one of my Pokemon. And Shaga's beard would be epic it it... weren't eating his face. I'd at least like his mouth to be visible.
Both are what Lance wants to be when he grows the hell up.
That aside, both are really awesome and it's hard to pick. Shaga is really growing on me only going by design and pure unadulterated badassery. Spartan Mayor? Yeah, I went there.
Drake is pretty cool as well, though, and also a very mysterious character. That one line in Emerald's Match Call profile has always intrigued me ("I dedicate myself to the Pokémon that saved me."), and I'd like to see the story behind it. His Team is great too, and he has Salamence as his signature Pokémon, which is instant win. Epic design as well, with plenty of badass points.
I forget if both is a choice. If not, I'll go with Shaga, because he just has a boss design and is related to Iris. Maybe if Drake's backstory is ever unveiled, he'll ascend in my steem.
"I'm sure that we and Pokémon have helped each other and enriched the world since ancient times. These memories have been engraved in each Pokémon's heart! So, I want Pokémon and people to get closer and closer! As the Champion, I want to tell that to everybody!"
Shaga. I just love his beard!
CLAMIMED: Loves to eat!
I'm going for Shaga. Awesome team. Awesome guy. Awesome beard.
Drake definitely has a place in my heart though, probably having the only good Dragon team in a Pokemon game. Though I think they are actually similar personality wise, so the epic beard gets my vote.