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.
Just before Ash Ketchum
's three-on-three battle, Iris
encountered Trip's Vanillite
. She instantly tried to avoid it and started to shiver. She explained that since Dragon types have a disadvantage against Ice types, she dislike the cold that Ice Pokémon create. Trip
tried to confront her about her dislike of Ice Pokémon by telling her that Dragon Pokémon are also strong against Dragon Pokémon but she only reluctantly apologized to Trip's Vanillite
and her mind wasn't truly changed.
Three-on-Three Battle Against Ash's TepigAsh's Tepig
was sent out and Trip's Vanillite
was sent out to battle it. Trip's Vanillite
had a major disadvantage against a Fire type like Ash's Tepig
had intentionally paired them up because he wanted to win against Ash Ketchum
by using his nonsensical battling style. Trip's Vanillite
proved to have high defense as it was able to endure a direct Ember
attack. It then countered with while Ash's Tepig
used Flame Charge
but they both ended up knocking each other out leaving the battle at a draw.