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Trip
(シューティー Shooti)
Shootianime
General
Gender: Male
Hometown: Nuvema Town
Region: Unova
Class: Pokémon Trainer
Friends: Ash
First Appearance: In The Shadow of Zekrom!
Voice actor: Jamie McGonnigal (English)

Akeno Watanabe (Japanese)

Trip (Japanese: シューティー Shooti) is a male character from the series Pokémon: Black & White. He had a non-friendly rivalry with Ash, meaning they hated each other both on and off the battlefield. While traveling to take on the Unova League, Trip takes photographs of Pokémon that he encounters and is also known as a Pokémon Photographer. Trip has been shown to care for his Pokémon despite not being the most caring Trainer. He is quite obnoxious, much like Gary Oak. The main reason he took a dislike to Ash is because of his training style and the fact that he is from Kanto. He seemed to dislike Ash more than Gary but less than Paul, as he often teased Ash about losing. However before running into Alder, they were 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 goal is to become the next Pokémon Champion of the Unova region. However, he lost to Ash in the qualifying rounds of the Unova League.

Trip does not like the Kanto region — or anyone from there. He thinks of anyone from Kanto as an idiot who knows nothing about Pokémon. He considers Ash to be a worthless redneck from "the boonies" who should go back to the basics of Pokémon.

Biography

Trip made his first appearance when he was a beginning trainer shown choosing his first Pokémon. Ash was friendly to him at first. He eventually chose Snivy and wanted to battle Ash's Pikachu because of it not being able to be found in his region. Because of Zekrom, Pikachu's power was weakened and it was unable to use Electric-type moves, resulting in its defeat. Trip taunted Ash, telling him to go back to the basics as he left for Accumula Town.

Trip later reappeared in at the local Battle Club. Ash challenged him to a 5-on-5 battle. Trip emerged victorious when his Tranquill easily defeated Oshawott and Tepig, Servine defeated 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 stated that Pikachu and Snivy were improving well, but the rest of his team members were a worthless pathetic joke like their Trainer.

He was using his Lampent to get rid of a swarm of Venipede, teaming up with other Fire-Type trainers. After destroying a large amount of the Venipede, Ash tried to stop him. Trip ignored Ash and told Lampent to hit the leader of the Venipede with Shadow Ball. Ash jumped in the way and got injured, then said they should move them out of the way. Trip first refused. He finally agreed, and they cleared out the Venipede with their Tranquill. Trip later left, jokingly saying he'd battle Ash again once he was worthy, marking a minor sprout in their friendship.

He reappeared in when he attempted to catch what would become Ash's Palpitoad, but Ash fell off a cliff, got hit by Trip's Poké Ball and scared Palpitoad away. Trip was furious, but they decided to just battle and Trip challenged 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 of them. Trip walked away as Ash said goodbye to him, but didn't respond.

He returned in Reunion Battles In Nimbasa! where he competed in the Don Battle tournament in Nimbasa Town where he was up against Cilan in the first round.

His battle began with Cilan in Cilan Versus Trip, Ash Versus Georgia! where his newly evolved Gurdurr is defeated by Cilan's Dwebble. He took a picture of Cilan, saying it was to remember his anger and frustration, proving he takes losses harder and dwells on them as this was possibly his first loss ever. After healing his Gurdurr, he left and moved 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.

Trip reappeared when 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.

In Jostling for the Junior Cup!, he participated in the Pokemon World Tournament Junior Cup and faced Burgundy and her Darmanitan, where his Servine was revealed to have evolved into Serperior. It frightened Darmanitan with Leer and then finished it off with SolarBeam.

In Battling Authority Once Again!, he defeated Marifuji with Serperior and advanced to the Semi-Finals, where he faced Cilan and his Crustle. His Serperior managed to defeat Crustle with Frenzy Plant.

In Ash, Iris and Trip: Then There Were Three!, he battled Ash for the fourth time in the finals. His Serperior managed to defeat Ash's Pignite with SolarBeam despite the type disadvantage, winning the tournament. He later started his battle against his hero Alder.

In Goodbye, Junior Cup - Hello Adventure!, the battle ended with Alder's Bouffalant defeating Trip's Serperior.

In Curtain Up, Unova League!, Trip entered the Unova League. He began his fifth battle with Ash Ketchum. Trip used Serperior and Ash used Pikachu.

In Mission: Defeat Your Rival!, the battle ended with Serperior being defeated by Pikachu, resulting in Ash's first victory against Trip, who was eliminated from the Unova League. After the battle the two of them shook hands, ended their rivalry and became friends.

Pokémon

On hand

Pokémon Information
Trip Serperior
Servine had evolved from Snivy by the time Ash challenges him in the Battle Club. Servine has achieved greater levels of strength than he had during his pre-evolved form and has many powerful attacks including Leaf Tornado and Cut which allow it to defeat its foes. It was able to subdue Pikachu before finally falling to Ash's Snivy after it used Attract on Servine. When Servine had a rematch with Ash's Snivy, in "Ash and Trip's Third Battle!" he won. Servine was later shown to have evolved into a Serperior which that become his massive powerhouse pokemon by being very fast, flexible and agile, prior to BW092.
Snivy → Servine → Serperior
Pokémon Information
Trip Tranquill
Tranquill was the second Pokemon that was seen in "A Rival Battle For Club Champ." It was first seen during Trip's battle with Ash at the Battle Club. It is an incredibly fast Pokémon and is able to use its Double Team attack to trick its foes into missing it and then hits with a powerful Aerial Ace attack. Combined with the Super Luck ability, it managed to get numerous critical hits allowing for further damage on its opponents. It used this strategy to take out both Ash's Tepig & Oshawott before it was finally defeated by Ash's Pikachu.
Tranquill
Pokémon Information
Trip Frillish
Frillish was the final Pokémon that was used during Trip's battle with Ash at the Battle Club in "A Rival Battle for Club Champ!." Using its Cursed Body ability, it managed to disable Snivy's attacks after it got hit by a Vine Whip. It also has many powerful attacks such as Hex, Night Shade and Water Pulse which it used in order to defeat Ash's Pidove and Snivy. It protected itself from many attacks in their match with its Protect.
Frillish
Pokémon Information
Trip Lampent
Lampent is Trip's fourth Pokémon that first appeared in "A Venipede Stampede!." Trip used it to attack several rampaging Venipede in Castelia City before recalling it. It knows the moves Flamethrower and Shadow Ball.
Lampent
Pokémon Information
Trip Vanillite
Vanillite is Trip's fifth Pokemon which appeared in "Ash's and Trip's Third Battle!" when Trip tried to catch a Palpitoad but Ash interrupted him. He later used Vanillite against Ash's Tepig but tied with Tepig. It's known moves are Ice Beam, Ice Shard, Icicle Spear and Blizzard.
Vanillite
Pokémon Information
Trip Conkeldurr
Conkeldurr is Trip's sixth and final Pokémon which first appeared in "Ash and Trip's Third Battle!" as a Timburr who tried to beat Ash's Oshawott but Timburr wasn't strong enough to win. It's known moves are Low Sweep, Strength, Stone Edge and DynamicPunch. During the Don Battle Tournament it evolved prior to its battle against Cilan's Dwebble but fell in battle. Trip then showed off his Conkeldurr to Ash and co in BW072.
Timburr → Gurdurr→ Conkeldurr

Badges

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Trip's first 5 badges

Unova League

  1. Trio Badge (Prior to "A Rival Battle for Club Champ!")
  2. Basic Badge (Prior to "A Rival Battle for Club Champ!")
  3. Two Unidentified Badges (Prior to "Ash and Trip's Third Battle!")
  4. Unidentified Badge (Prior to "Ash Versus The Champion!")

Contests

Don George Club Battle Tournament- Defeated by Cilan: Top 16

Donamite Tournament- Defeated by Bianca: Top 16

Unova League-Defeated by Ash: Top 128

Trivia

  • Along with Bianca and Cameron, Trip has a final evolved Pokemon of one of the three Unova starters.
  • As the BW Saga progresses, he starts to focus mainly on one Pokemon e.g. Conkeldurr, Serperior.
  • Of Ash's three rivals (Gary, Paul and Trip) he is the only one to not battle Ash in a full battle in their league match. They used their main Pokemon - Serperior and Pikachu respectively - in a single battle.
  • Despite defeating Ash usually, Trip always gets out on the first round in tournaments while Ash makes it to at least the top 8 or even higher.

Voice Actors

  • Japanese: Akeno Watanabe
  • English: Jamie McGonnigal
  • Dutch: Thijs van Aken
  • Spanish: Carlos Bautista
  • Iberian Spanish: Jaime Alberto Carrillo

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