|Japanese Name:||シューティー Shooti|
|First Appearance:||Pokémon: Black & White|
|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 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 takes photographs of Pokémon that he encounters and is also 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 goal is to become the next Pokémon Champion of the Unova region. He, however, loses 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.
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. Because of Zekrom Pikachu's power is weakened and is unable to use Electric type of moves causing it to be defeated. Trip taunts Ash, telling him to go back to the basics as he 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 when 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 worthless pathetic joke like their trainer.
Trip shows up again in A Venipede Stampede!, where he is using his new Lampent in an attempt to get rid of a swarm of Venipede, teaming up with other Fire-Type trainers. After destroying a large amount of the Venipede, Ash tries to stop Trip. Trip ignores Ash, and tells Lampent to hit 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, marking a minor sprout in their friendship.
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 Poké Ball and scares Palpitoad away. Trip is furious, but they decide to just battle, 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 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.
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 a 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 Mission: Defeat Your Rival!, the battle ended with Trip's Serperior being defeated by Ash's Pikachu, resulting in Ash's first victory against Trip and Trip was eliminated from the Unova Leage. After the battle, Ash and Trip shook hands, ended their rivalry, and became friends.
Besides his Serperior, 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 Fighting-type, but is still unknown if he has caught other Pokémon than his current team.
- Trio Badge (Prior to "A Rival Battle for Club Champ!")
- Basic Badge (Prior to "A Rival Battle for Club Champ!")
- Two Unidentified Badges (Prior to "Ash and Trip's Third Battle!")
- Unidentified Badge (Prior to "Ash Versus The Champion!")
Don George Club Battle Tournament- Defeated by Cilan: Top 16
Donamite Tournament- Defeated by Bianca: Top 16
Unova League-Defeated by Ash: Top 128
|Chili||prior to BW010||Servine||Won|
|Cilan (Club Battle)||BW039||Gurdurr||Defeated|
|Burgundy (PWT Junior Cup)||BW090||Serperior||Won|
- Along with Bianca and Cameron, Trip has a final evolved Pokemon of one of the three Unova starters, Serperior.
- As the BW Saga progresses, he starts to focus mainly on one Pokemon e.g. Conkeldurr, Serperior.
- Of Ash's three most iconic 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.
- Trip shares something in common with Paul: both Trainers immediately thought themselves better than Ash upon meeting him despite Ash being more experienced than them (as he's been a Trainer longer than them), especially as both Paul and Trip were both just starting out when they first appeared.
- Japanese: Akeno Watanabe
- English: Jamie McGonnigal
- Dutch: Thijs van Aken
- Spanish: Carlos Bautista
- Iberian Spanish: Jaime Alberto Carrillo