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Trip
English Trip
Japanese シューティー
Japanese (Romanized) Shootie
French Nico
Bio
Trip is a Pokémon photographer and a beginning Pokémon Trainer. His Japanese name is likely derived from "shooting pictures". He started off his journey at Professor Juniper lab and selected Tsutarja as his starter Pokémon. He was introduced to Ash Ketchum while he was there. The two of them decided to have a battle but Ash Ketchum and Pikachu lost to Trip and Tsutarja and so the rivalry began.

Battle with Chili

Cilan explained to Ash Ketchum and Iris that Trip's Servine battled Chili won against Chili's Pansear to get the Tri Badge. Trip's Servine had a type disadvantage in that battle, so the fact it was able to overcome that to win, proved to Cilan that Trip was a strong trainer.

Encounter with Alder as a Child

When Trip was little, he went to watch Alder battle against a Trainer's Herdier. During Ash Ketchum and Trip's Three-on-Three battle, Trip was annoyed that he wasn't going to be strong enough to face the champion. Ash Ketchum had never heard of Alder and Iris was quick to tell him that everyone in the Unova region longs to battle him including Trip. Trip then remembered his experience with Alder. Alder gave Trip some Pokémon food to feed his Buffron when he noticed Trip was a bit hesitant around it. Alder asked Trip what his dream was to which Trip replied that he wanted to become the Champion. Alder promised Trip to defend the title of Champion until the day that he challenged him.

Don Battle against Dent

In the first round of the Don Battles in Raimon Town, Cilan was faced up against Trip. Cilan's Dwebble was matched up against Trip's Gurdurr. Through most of the battle, Cilan's Dwebble struggled to keep up against Trip's Gurdurr who had evolved recently and was now stronger. Trip's Gurdurr actually cracked Cilan's Dwebble's shell with a powerful Rock Smash and left it a bit dazed. As Trip's Gurdurr was going in to finish it off, Cilan surprised Trip by ordering Dwebble to use Rock Slide which ended up trapping Trip's Gurdurr under tons of large rocks. With Trip's Gurdurr struggling to get free from the rocks, Cilan's Dwebble finished it off with a Slash attack, eliminating Trip from the tournament and advancing Cilan to the second round.

Encounter with Alder in Raimon City

Trip had heard that Alder was in the area and had gone to see if he could find him. Alder did show up and he did remember Trip but called him 'Shootaro' which Trip initially shook off as it had been awhile. Trip wasn't impressed with Alder after he gave up his battle with Ash Ketchum and then told Trip he'd battle him another time as he was too tired and hungry. Trip accepted the answer but he decided to ask Alder a question about his goals and studies to make sure he was doing the right thing. Trip recited the advice Alder had told him as a child: "The more battles you have, the stronger you'll get." to which Alder was surprised that he had given advice about strength like that and was surprised he'd ever said something like that. Trip got mad and decided to follow the path he believed in in order to become the Champion. He vowed to prove everyone including Alder that being the strongest Trainer is was being a Champion is about.

Battle Against Ash Ketchum at the Isshu League

Trip participated in the Isshu League in the preliminary match where he was matched up against Ash Ketchum. Trip's Serperior was sent out to battle Pikachu and Cilan noted that Trip's Serperior's speed and its attack power had leveled up quite a bit too since the last time they saw it. The match was pretty one sided for a long time as Pikachu wasn't able to counter Trip's Serperior speed and ended up getting wrapped up. After using Iron Tail on the ground to get loose, Pikachu used a combination attack of Iron Tail and Electro Ball to one hit KO Trip's Serperior. As a result, Trip was eliminated from the Isshu League and Ash Ketchum advanced to the next round. The two met in the Pokémon Center after the battle, and Trip vowed that the next time they met that he would win. The two shook hands and parted ways.
Pokemon (10)
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Trip's Tranquill was revealed during the battle with Ash Ketchum at the Parent Town Battle Club. It quickly defeated Ash's Oshawott in one attack with its Aerial Ace. It was then matched up against Ash's Tepig in that same battle and was able to defeat it just as quickly.
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Trip's Frillish was revealed during the battle with Ash Ketchum at the Parent Town Battle Club. It was first matched up against Ash's Pidove and it quickly won that match with its Water Pulse attack. It was then matched up against Ash's Snivy and it was able to use Protect to defend against many of its Grass attacks before defeating it with its Evil Eye attack.
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Trip's Lampent was first seen by Ash Ketchum and his friends as Trip sent it out to help defend the Hiun City Pokémon Center. It's powerful Flamethrower was effective in warding off the Fushide in the city.
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Trip's Vanillite was first seen battling a wild Palpitoad.It used Ice Beam on its feet so it couldn't escape.Trip tried to catch it with a monster ball, but Ash Ketchum got hit by it instead. [View More]
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Trip's Conkeldurr evolved from Trip's Gurdurr sometime before the registration for the Don George Donamite Tournament.
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Trip's Serperior was first revealed in the Japanese opening for Pocket Monsters Best Wishes Season 2.Trip's Servine evolved into Trip's Serperior some time just before the Pokémon Junior World Cup Tournament after some hard training. For winning the Pokémon Junior World Cup Tournament, Trip was given the opportunity to challenge Alder. [View More]
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Trip started off his journey at Professor Juniper lab and selected Tsutarja as his starter Pokémon. He was introduced to Ash Ketchum while he was there and the two of them decided to have a battle but Ash Ketchum and Pikachu lost to Trip and Tsutarja. Trip's Snivy evolved into Trip's Servine sometime after Trip and Ash Ketchum's battle outside Professor Juniper's lab and before Trip's battle with Chili.
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Trip's Servine was revealed to have evolved from Trip's Snivy sometime after Trip and Ash Ketchum's battle outside Professor Juniper's lab and before Trip's battle with Chili.Trip's Servine was reveal to Ash Ketchum and his friends at the Parent Town Battle Club.It's powerful Cut attack proved to be too much for Pikachu as it defeated him. [View More]
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Trip's Timburr was revealed when Trip sent it out to battle in the Three-on-Three battle against Ash Ketchum.Ash's Oshawott was paired up against it but the beginning of the battle didn't go to well for Ash Ketchum as Ash's Oshawott had its eyes closed during Aqua Jet and completely missed hitting Trip's Timburr.After a short break in the battle, the two finished up with their final attacks. [View More]
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Trip's Timburr evolved sometime between its battle with Ash's Oshawott and its reveal at the Don George tournament in Raimon Town. Trip's Gurdurr battled against Cilan's Dwebble in the first round of the Don George tournament. It ended up loosing to Cilan's Dwebble after it got stuck under a rock from Rock Slide.
Episodes (19)

To the Isshu Region! The Shadow of Zekrom!!
In The Shadow of Zekrom!
イッシュ地方へ!ゼクロムの影!!
Enter Iris And Axew!
Iris and Kibago!
アイリスとキバゴ!
Rival Battle! The Formidable Pururill!
ライバルバトル!強敵プルリル!
A Rival Battle for Club Champ!
A Venipede Stampede
ヒウンシティ! フシデパニック!!
Hiun City! Fushide Panic!!
Ash and Trip's Third Battle
ライバルバトル!バニプッチ、ドッコラー参戦!!
Rival Battle! Vanipeti and Dokkorer Participate!!
Gamagaru and Muggyo! Battle at the Waterfront!!
ガマガル、マッギョ!水辺の戦い!!
Facing Fear With Eyes Wide Open!
Reunion Battles In Nimbasa!
全員集合!ドンバトル!!
Everyone Gather! The Don Battles!!
熱闘ドンバトル! ツタージャVSコマタナ!!
The Fierce Don Battles! Tsutarja VS Komatana!!
Cilan Versus Trip, Ash Versus Georgia!!
Ash Versus The Champion!サトシVSチャンピオン・アデク!Satoshi VS Champion Adeku!
The Clubsplosion Begins!ドンナマイト開幕! ズルッグVSヤナッキー!!The Donamite Begins! Zuruggu VS Yanakkie!!
Search for the Clubultimate!どんどん続くよドンナマイト!クリムガンVSキリキザン!!The Donamite Goes On and On! Crimgan VS Kirikizan!!
A Clubsplosion of Excitement!熱闘ドンナマイト!キリキザンVSエンブオー!!The Fierce Donamite! Kirikizan VS Enbuoh!!
Jostling for the Junior Cup!ジュニアカップ開幕!カイリューVSツンベアー!!The Junior Cup Begins! Kairyu VS Tunbear!!
Battling Authority Once Again!パワーバトル!アイリスVSヒカリ!!Power Battle! Iris VS Hikari!!
Ash, Iris and Trip: Then There Were Three!サトシ、アイリス、シューティー! 最後のバトル!!Satoshi, Iris and Shootie! The Final Battles!!
Goodbye, Junior Cup - Hello Adventure!別れと出会いのジュニアカップ!The Junior Cup, Site of Partings and Encounters!
Curtain Up, Unova League!開幕 イッシュリーグ・ヒガキ大会!サトシ対シューティー!!The Isshu League Higaki Tournament Begins! Satoshi VS Shootie!!
Mission: Defeat Your Rival!熱闘! ライバルバトルを勝ちぬけ!!Fierce Fighting! Win Your Way Through the Rival Battles!!
A Unova League Evolution!決着イッシュリーグ!ピカチュウ対ルカリオ!!The Isshu League Ends! Pikachu VS Lucario!!
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