|Age:||10 - 12|
|Voice actor:||Jamie McGonnigal (English)
Akeno Watanabe (Japanese)
|Debut:||Pokémon: Black & White|
Trip (Japanese: シューティー Shooti) is a male character from the series, Pokémon: Black & White. He has a non-friendly rivalry with Ash, meaning they hate each other both on and off the battlefield. While traveling to take on the Unova League, Trip enjoys taking photographs of Pokémon that he sees and he is known to be a Pokémon Photographer. Trip has been shown to care for his Pokémon, despite not being the most caring Trainer, but is quite obnoxious, much like Gary Oak. The main reason he has taken a dislike to Ash is because of his training style and the fact that he is from Kanto. He seems to dislike Ash more than Gary does but less than Paul does, as he often teases Ash about losing. However, before running into Alder, they are shown to have at least some respect for each other. Trip is bound to learn that becoming the champion does not depend on just becoming strong. His goals are to become the champion and to crush Ash's dream of becoming a Pokemon Master.
Trip does not like the Kanto region- or anyone from there. He thinks of anyone from Kanto as one who knows nothing about Pokemon. He considers Ash to be a hillbilly who should go back to the basics of Pokemon. He is prejudice against Ash because of this.
Trip made his first appearance in "In The Shadow of Zekrom!" where he was a beginning trainer shown choosing his first Pokémon. Ash was friendly to him at first. He eventually chooses Snivy and wants to battle Ash's Pikachu because of it not being able to be found in his region. Although because of Zekrom, Pikachu's power is weakened and is unable to use Electric type of moves causing it to be defeated. Trip tells Ash to "go back to the basics" as a dis, and leaves to Accumula Town.
Trip later reappears in "A Rival Battle for Club Champ!" where he was at the local Battle club and Ash challenges him to a 5-on-5 battle.Trip comes out victorious where his Tranquill easily defeats Oshawott and Tepig, Servine defeats Pikachu, and his Frillish beats Pidove and Snivy. It was revealed that he used Servine to defeat Chili's Pansear at the Striaton Gym for his Trio Badge. He then later states that Pikachu and Snivy are improving well, but the rest of his team members are "a joke".
Trip shows up again in "A Venipede Stampede!," where he is using his new Lampent in an attempt to destroy a swarm of Venipede, teaming up with other Fire-Type trainers. After destroying too many of them, Ash tries to stop Trip. Trip pretends to agree, but tells Lampent to kill the leader of the Venipede with Shadow Ball. Ash jumps in the way and gets injured, then says they should move them out of the way. Trip first refuses. He finally agrees, and they clear out the Venipede with their Tranquills. Trip later leaves, jokingly saying he'll battle Ash again once he's worthy.
He reappears in "Ash and Trip's Third Battle!" where he attempts to catch what would become Ash's Palpitoad, but Ash falls of a cliff, gets hit by Trip's PokeBall and scares Palpitoad away. Trip is furious, but they decide to just battle before things got out of hand, and Trip challenges him to a 3-on-3 battle using his Servine, Vanillite, and Timburr. Despite their tough battling styles, it resulted in a tie between the two adversaries. Trip walks away and Ash says bye to him, of course with no response.
His battle begins with Cilan in "Cilan Versus Trip, Ash Versus Georgia!" where his newly evolved Gurdurr is defeated by Cilan's Dwebble. He takes a picture of Cilan, saying it was to remember his anger frustration, proving he takes losses harder and dwells on them, as well as this possibly being his first loss ever. After healing his Gurdurr, he leaves and moves on to the next city.
Trip reappeared in "Ash Versus The Champion" where he watched the battle between his rival Ash and his role model Alder, the Champion of the Unova League. He left when Alder refused to battle him by saying "Maybe next time."
Trip reappeared in "The Clubsplosion Begins!" where he bumped into Ash and co. when entering the Donamite with his Conkeldurr. His first round opponent was revealed to be Bianca, whom he didn't consider a threat.
He began his battle against Bianca and her Emboar in "Search for the Clubultimate! " but lost in the next episode despite putting up a strong fight.
Besides his Servine, Trip has gained these Pokemon through unknown events and are a close resemblance to Ash's; has obtained the same Flying-type Pokemon, two different Water- and Fire-types, an Ice-type, and a different Figting-type, but is still unknown if he has caught other Pokémon than his current team.
|Trip's Unova Badges|
- Trio Badge (Prior to "A Rival Battle for Club Champ!")
- Basic Badge (Prior to "A Rival Battle for Club Champ!")
- Two Unidentified Badge (Prior to "Ash and Trip's Third Battle!")
- Unidentified Badge (Prior to "Ash Versus The Champion!")
Don George Club Battle Tournament-Loses to Cilan: Top 16
Donamite Tournament-Loses to Bianca: Top 16
- Japanese: Akeno Watanabe
- English: Jamie McGonnigal
- Dutch: Thijs van Aken
- Spanish: Carlos Bautista
- Iberian Spanish: Jaime Alberto Carrillo