Trip (Shooti)

Debuts In

The Shadow of Zekrom!

Hair Color

Dirty Blond

Eye Color

Pale Blue


Nuvema Town



Trip is a Pokemon Trainer from the Unova region. He is Ash's main rival from Pokemon:Black & White.


In the PastEdit

When he was younger, Trip was inspired to become a Pokemon Trainer by Alder after watching him battle. He later met the Champion and feed the Bouffalant that Alder had used before. The experience allowed Trip to work hard and train to become a Champion. Trip idolizes him and gains great respect for him.

In the PresentEdit

Trip first appeared in The Shadow of Zekrom! as a beginner trainer who was ready to choose his Starter Pokemon. After meeting Professor Juniper, he chooses Snivy as his partner. After obtaining it, he challenges Ash Ketchum to a Pokemon battle. He was interested in Pikachu, a Pokemon foreign in his region. Since Pikachu was unable to use any Electric attacks, he defeats Ash easily.

In A Rival Battle for Club Champ!, he appeared in Luxuria Town where he offered Ash a full battle at the Battle Club. He wasn't impressed with Ash having five Pokemon and one badge while he earned two badges and began to leave. But when Iris's comment on calling him a kid and Cilan suggesting their battle would be a flavorable taste, he then accepts a 5-on-5 battle. His Tranquill defeats both Oshawott and Tepig with Super Luck-boosted Aerial Aces, but lost to Pikachu. His Servine defeats Pikachu again, but loses to Snivy after falling victim to her Attract. His Frillish defeats both Pidove and Snivy due to Snivy's physical moves being cancelled out by Cursed Body. He thinks that Pikachu and Snivy are "okay", but call the rest of the team a complete joke.

In A Venipede Stampede!, he was seen in Castelia City where he commanded his Lampent to use Flamethrower on the swarming Venipede that took over the city. But Ash stopped him, saying yhat things will get worse. he insulted him, but Burgh agreed with Ash. Later, he went after the leader and commanded a Shadow Ball, which Ash blocks after he didn't listen to a thing Ash said. After being told by Burgh that he went the wrong way, Trip stopped. He then helped save Ash's Pidove by using his Tranquill to block a Sludge Bomb with Air Cutter and uses Aerial Ace to coax out the remaining Venipede and lead them safely out of the city.

In Ash and Trip's Third Battle!, he appeared while trying to capture a Palpitoad with his Vanillite. After Ash interrupted his capture and let the wild Palpitoad get away, he battles him anyway. His Servine defeats Snivy this time, blocking Attract with Leaf Tornado and using a Cut. Ash's Oshawott defeats his Timburr and his Vanillite and Ash's Tepig both fainted in a tie.

In Reunion Battles in Nimbasa!, Trip participated in the Nimbasa Town Club Battle Tournament. He was set to battle Cilan in the first round. Later in Cilan Versus Trip, Ash Versus Georgia!, he battles Cilan and his Dwebble using his Gurdurr, the evolved form of his Timburr, but lost to a combination of Rock Slide and Slash.

While at Route 5, he was revealed to have already obtained five badges while Ash only had four badges. He then reunited with Alder who didn't recognize him at all. Seeing him sleeping during the battle with Ash, Trip grew angrily and changed his opinion about Alder and left.


Trip is a professional photographer who likes to take pictures of Pokemon and places that he goes to. He is also an anti-social individual, keeping his feelings to himself. He once showed his emotions like Ash does now when he was younger. He plans ahead in his strategy and completing the basics of Pokémon training.


On HandEdit

Trip Servine

Servine is known to be Trip's Starter Pokemon, obtained from Professor Juniper when it was a Snivy. In Nuvema Town, he was used to battle against Ash's Pikachu in The Shadow of Zekrom!.

Prior to Triple Leaders, Triple Threats!, he already evolved into Servine, when Ash battled Trip in another battle in A Rival Battle for Club Champ!. He easily defeats Ash's Pikachu with Cut, but falls victim to Snivy's Attract and is then defeated.

Trip Tranquill

Tranquill was used during Trip's battle with Ash in A Rival Battle for Club Champ!. It fought and defeated Ash's Oshawott and Tepig with help from its Super Luck ability, but was later defeated by Ash's Pikachu.

Tranquill was seen again in A Venipede Stampede! where it fought alongside Ash's Pidove to coax the Venipede out of the city.

Tranquill's known moves are Aerial Ace, Double Team, Work Up, and Air Cutter, and has the ability Super Luck.

Trip Frillish

Frillish was used during Trip's second battle with Ash in A Rival Battle for Club Champ!. He easily defeats Ash's Pidove and Snivy while using its ability Cursed Body to disable Snivy's physical attacks to win.

Frillish's known moves are Protect, Water Pulse, Night Shade, and Hex, and has the ability Cursed Body.

Trip Lampent

Lampent was the fourth Pokemon on Trip's team. It appeared in A Venipede Stampede where it was sent out by Trip in Castelia City to attack the wild Venipede with Flamethrower. He later uses Shadow Ball on the colony's leader that Ash blocks.

Lampent's known moves are Flamethrower and Shadow Ball.

Trip Vanillite

Vanillite first appeared in Ash and Trip's Third Battle! where Trip uses it to attack a wild Palpitoad which escaped thanks to Ash's foolishness. It then reappeared again during Trip's third battle with Ash. It fought hard against Ash's Tepig and fell simultaneously with it.

Vanillite's known moves are Ice Beam, Icicle Spear, Ice Shard, and Blizzard.

Trip Timburr

Trip Gurdurr

Gurdurr first appeared as a Timburr alongside Vanillite in Ash and Trip's Third Battle! where it fought Ash's Oshawott and lost.

During the Club Battle competition in Nimbasa Town, it was revealed to have already evolved into Gurdurr prior to Cilan Versus Trip, Ash Versus Georgia!. It battled against Cilan's Dwebble, but lost due to being knocked out by a combination of Rock Slide and Slash.

Gurdurr's known moves are Strength, Low Kick, DynamicPunch, Rock Smash, and Stone Edge.

Badges obtainedEdit

Unova LeagueEdit

  • Trio Badge (Obtained prior to Triple Leaders, Triple Threats!)
  • Basic Badge(Obtained prior to A Rival Battle for Club Champ!)
  • Two Unknown badges(Obtained prior to Ash and Trip's Third Battle!)
  • Unknown badge(Obtained prior to BW052)

Pokemon competitionsEdit

  • Club Battle (Top 16)

Voice ActorsEdit

In JapanEdit

  • Akeno Watanabe

In DubEdit

  • Jamie McGonnigal


  • Trip owns a member from each of the only two Pokémon evolution families in Generation V that have gender differences.
  • Trip is the only rival to have the same two Pokemon as Ash does.
  • Trip is the only trainer to have a Starter Pokemon obtained from a regional Professor.