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シューティー Shooty
Trip anime.png
Gender Male
Eye color Pale gray
Hair color Dirty blonde
Hometown Nuvema Town
Region Unova
Relatives Unnamed parents
Trainer class Pokémon Trainer
Anime debut In The Shadow of Zekrom!
English voice actor Jamie McGonnigal
Japanese voice actor Akeno Watanabe

Trip is a Pokémon Trainer from Nuvema Town and Ash's main rival in the Best Wishes series.





Trip is a reserved individual who tends to keep his feelings to himself. He expressed his emotions much like Ash used to do when he first left his hometown. His strategy is all about planning ahead and completing the basics of Pokémon training. Compared to the other rivals of the Unova region, Trip is rather distant and prefers not to interact with them outside of battle. He has a teal-colored digital camera, with which he takes photos for illustrating his journey. He also has a Xtransceiver so that he can keep in touch with Battle Clubs.

Trip tends to think very little of the Kanto region—which he refers to as "the boonies"—and anyone from there. He thinks of Ash as a hillbilly who needs to go back to the basics of Pokémon training. However, he will help him out once in a while, as seen when he informed Ash that Oshawott's Aqua Jet was uncontrollable because Oshawott had his eyes closed.

Despite having just started out as a Trainer, Trip already implements many strategies in his battling. He has defeated Ash in all but two of their battles (the former which they tied, and the latter in which Ash won), despite Ash being a much more experienced Trainer. However, he is less forgiving than Ash and takes losses harder. An instance of this is, when he lost to Cilan, he took a photo of Cilan and Dwebble. When Cilan asked him why he was doing that, Trip replied that he was recording this moment so that he would remember his frustration. Trip also actively insults and is at most as mature as Ash, as shown when he elbowed Ash (and Ash did the same) for the attention of Champion Alder.

As a result of meeting Alder as a child and the promise he was given by him, Trip viewed strength as the most important thing to accomplishing his goals. As such, he deemed any activities that wouldn't increase his strength as unnecessary as seen when he left after his losses in the Club Battle and the Clubsplosion, also when he refused to battle Ash on multiple occasions. After his reunion with Alder and his disappointment at Alder's aloofness, Trip began to seek out his own path to beating Alder and becoming champion. During the Junior Cup, Trip had shown a heightened amount of confidence in his own abilities to the point of arrogance, believing he could defeat both Alder and Cynthia. However, after losing to Alder, he began to realize the error in his views, and as such, he had a change in his attitude. This can be seen in Curtain Up, Unova League!, when he greets Ash and his friends with a more friendly approach than before, with his change in attitude being noticed by the other characters such as Cilan and Iris. Along with his newer persona, he showed a genuine interest in battling Ash, and along with that ceased his past tendencies of mocking him. Despite his change in attitude, he still maintains his distance and prefers not to interact with the other rivals.


On Hand

Trip's Snivy → Servine → Serperior
Snivy → Servine → Serperior
Main article: Trip's Serperior (Forever)

Serperior is Trip's starter Pokémon, given to him by Professor Juniper when he was a Snivy. He was used to battle Ash in The Shadow of Zekrom!.

He was revealed to have evolved into a Servine before Triple Leaders, Team Threats!. This was revealed to Ash in A Rival Battle for Club Champ!.

He was revealed to have evolved into a Serperior before Jostling for the Junior Cup!.

Debut In The Shadow of Zekrom!
Voice actors
Japanese Kiyotaka Furushima
English Jason Griffith
Trip's Tranquill
Tranquill is the second Pokémon that Trip was revealed to have. Its first appearance was in A Rival Battle for Club Champ!, where Trip used it to battle Ash's Oshawott, Tepig, and Pikachu. It was shown to be powerful, as its Super Luck Ability allowed it to take down both Oshawott and Tepig with two hits. It defeated the former two, before losing to Pikachu.

It was later used in A Venipede Stampede! to rescue Ash's Pidove from a Venipede's Sludge Bomb attack and help round up the other Centipede Pokémon.

Tranquill's known moves are Aerial Ace, Double Team, Work Up and Air Cutter, and its Ability is Super Luck.

Debut A Rival Battle for Club Champ!
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Erica Schroeder
Trip's Frillish
Frillish is the third Pokémon that Trip was revealed to have. His only appearance was in A Rival Battle for Club Champ!, where Trip used him to battle Ash's Snivy and Pidove. He defeated Pidove, and also Snivy after a long battle, where he was able to take advantage of Cursed Body due to Snivy's constant use of physical attacks.

Frillish's known moves are Protect, Water Pulse, Night Shade and Hex, and his Ability is Cursed Body.

Debut A Rival Battle for Club Champ!
Voice actors
Japanese Misato Fukuen
English Kayzie Rogers
Trip's Lampent
Lampent is the fourth Pokémon that Trip was revealed to have. Its only appearance was in A Venipede Stampede!, where Trip used it to battle a swarm of wild Venipede in Castelia City.

Lampent's known moves are Flamethrower and Shadow Ball.

Debut A Venipede Stampede!
Voice actors
Japanese Shin'ichirō Miki
English Sean Schemmel
Trip's Vanillte
Vanillite is the fifth Pokémon that Trip was revealed to have, only appearing in Ash and Trip's Third Battle!. Vanillite was first seen when Trip tried to catch a Palpitoad, but Ash unintentionally interrupted him. Later, it battled Ash's Tepig and tied with it.

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

Debut Ash and Trip's Third Battle!
Voice actors
Japanese Chika Fujimura
English Emily Jenness
Trip's Timburr → Gurdurr → Conkeldurr
Timburr → Gurdurr → Conkeldurr
Main article: Trip's Conkeldurr (Forever)

Conkeldurr is the sixth Pokémon that Trip was revealed to have. Conkeldurr first appeared in Ash and Trip's Third Battle! as a Timburr. It battled Ash's Oshawott, but lost.

It was revealed to have evolved into Gurdurr sometime prior to Cilan Versus Trip, Ash Versus Georgia!, where it was used in the Club Battle competition. It went up against Cilan's Dwebble, but lost.

It was revealed to have evolved into Conkeldurr sometime prior to the registration for the Clubsplosion tournament in The Clubsplosion Begins!.

Conkeldurr's know moves are Strength, Low Sweep, Dynamic Punch, Rock Smash, Stone Edge, Bulk Up and Rock Tomb.

Debut Ash and Trip's Third Battle!
Voice actors
Japanese Kenta Miyake (As Timburr and Gurdurr)
Kensuke Satō (As Conkeldurr)
English Bill Rogers


Badges obtained

Pokémon League

  • Vertress Conference - Top 128 (Mission: Defeat Your Rival!)

Pokémon competitions

Trip has competed in the following Pokémon competitions:

  • Club Battle - Top 16 (Cilan Versus Trip, Ash Versus Georgia!)
  • Clubsplosion - Top 16 (A Clubsplosion of Excitement!)
  • Pokémon World Tournament Junior Cup - Winner (Ash, Iris and Trip: Then There Were Three!)


  • Trip owns a member from each of the only two Pokémon evolution families in Generation V that have gender differences.
  • Trip is the first of Ash's rivals to lose a battle against one of Ash's friends.
Forever characters
Main Protagonists
Tommy OliverKimberly Ann HartJason Lee ScottTrini KwanLeo CorbettDana MitchellCarter GraysonConner McKnightJake CorbettPatrick CorbettPikachuJane MitchellLucarioLucas McKnightDarkraiFrank OliverSarah MorganLina DemonaBeatrice Delgavio
Secondary Protagonists
Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockTracey SketchitMaxMayDawnPiplupIrisHaxorusCilanSerenaBonnieClemontDedenneLanaKiaweLillieSophoclesMallowRotom PokédexOdin WrightGohCinderaceChloeEevee
Third Protagonists
Joseph CorbettPikachuJune GraysonGardevoirLucian GraysonGreninjaJennifer GraysonTristan GraysonElectivire
Team Rocket - Giovanni • Archer • Ariana • Petrel • Proton • Vicious • Domino • Cassidy • Butch • JessieJames • Meowth • Professor Namba • Grunts

Team Magma - MaxieTabitha • Grunts
Team Aqua - ArchieShelly • Grunts
Team Galactic - CyrusSaturnMarsJupiterCharon • Grunts
Team Plasma - GhetsisN (formerly) • Anthea and Concordia (formerly) • Zinzolin • ColressShadow Triad • Aldith • Barret • Schwarz and Weiss • Grunts
Team Fire - Thaddeus HoodGrace HoodElizabeth HoodDarryl HoodColress • Grunts
Team Flare - Lysandre • Xerosic • Mable • Celosia • Bryony • Aliana • Malva (formerly) • Alain (formerly) • Thaddeus HoodGrace HoodElizabeth HoodDarryl Hood • Grunts
Team Rainbow Rocket - GiovanniGhetsisLysandreCyrusMaxieArchie • Grunts
Team Skull - GuzmaPlumeria • Tupp • Zipp • Rapp • Grunts

Patrick's Rivals - Hugo OakAndres ShinjiLucas DiamondElio • Akira • Tokio

Jane's Rivals - Selene • Mana • Hop
Ash's Rivals - Gary OakRitchieHarrisonSilver KetchumBrendan • Tyson • Lucas DiamondPaul ShinjiBarryNandoTripVirgilCameronTrevorTiernoCalemSawyerAlainHauGladion
May's Rivals - Drew • Harley • Solidad
Dawn's Rivals - ZoeyKennyUrsula
Iris' Rivals - Georgia
Serena's Rivals - Miette • NiniShaunaAria
Sophocles's Rivals - Horacio
Others - Leaf Green • Vincent Jackson • ZinniaHughBurgundy

Pokémon Leagues and Other Facilities
Kanto League Gym Leaders - ForrestMistyLt. Surge • Erika • JanineSabrinaBlaineGiovanni (formerly) • Blue Oak

Elite Four - Lorelei • Bruno • Agatha • Koga
Johto League Gym Leaders - Falkner • Bugsy • Whitney • Morty • Chuck • Jasmine • Pryce • Clair
Elite Four - Will • Koga • Bruno • Karen • Lance
Hoenn League Gym Leaders - Roxanne • Brawly • Wattson • Flannery • Norman • Winona • Liz and Tate • Wallace
Elite Four - Sidney • Phoebe • Glacia • DrakeSteven StoneFrank Oliver
Battle Frontier - NolandGretaTuckerLucySpenserAnabelBrandon
Sinnoh League Gym Leaders - Roark • Gardenia • Maylene • Crasher Wake • Fantina • Byron • Candice • Volkner
Elite Four- Aaron • Bertha • Flint • Lucian • Cynthia
Unova League Gym Leaders - ChiliCress • Lerona • Burgh • Elsa • Clay • Skyla • BrycenDraydenCherenRoxie • Marlon
Elite Four - Shauntal • Marshal • Grimsley • Calitin • Alder
Kalos League Gym Leaders - Viola • Grant • Korrina • Ramos • Clemont • Valerie • OlympiaWulfric
Elite Four - MalvaSieboldWikstromDrasnaDiantha
Alola Island Challenge Trial Captains - IlimaAcerolaMina
Island Kahunas - HalaOliviaNanuHapu
Alola League Elite Four - MolayneOliviaAcerolaKahili
Galar League Gym Leaders - MiloNessa • Kabu • Bea/AllisterOpal/Bede • Gordie/Melony • Piers/MarnieRaihan
Champion - Leon

Professor OakProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor JuniperProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor BurnetProfessor Cerise
Patrick's Family - The Supreme King (past incarnation) • Sir Aaron (ancestor) • Tim Corbett • Donna Corbett • Jonathan Corbett • Loretta Corbett • Riley GenFranklin CorbettSteven CorbettLiza CorbettWayne CorbettJake Corbett
Jane's Family - Jacob Black, Sr. (ancestor) • Ephiram Black (great-grandfather) • Quil Ateara II (great-grandfather) • Ginger KirigakureReina MitchellWilliam MitchellJasmine MitchellBrian MitchellVictoria MitchellIsabelle BlackJacob BlackBilly Black • Rachel Black • Rebecca Black • Quil Ateara VQuil Ateara III
Henry's Family - Thomas Uley I (ancestor) • Levi Uley (great-grandfather) • Richard Grayson • Carolina Grayson • Xavier Grayson • Sam UleyAllison UleyJoshua UleyEmbry Call
Ash's Family - Delia KetchumAdam KetchumGiovanni KetchumSilver Ketchum
May's Family - NormanCaroline
Dawn's Family - Johanna
Clemont's Family - Meyer
Serena's Family - Grace
Lillie's Family - LusamineGladionGideon
Goh's Family - Camille • Walker • Halta
Others - Leah Clearwater • Seth Clearwater • Paul Lahote • Jared Cameron • Brady Fuller • Collin Littlesea
Supporting Characters
Officer Jenny • Nurse Joy • YellowLookerDaisy Oak • Charles Goodshow • Wallace • Lisia • ZinniaHilbertHilda • Alexa • MeyerMairinSanpeiSaizoIppeiNiheiGurkinn • Monsieur Pierre • Palermo • Hobbes

Aether Foundation - LusamineFabaWicke • Employees • Ultra Guardians (Lana • Kiawe • Mallow • Sophocles • Lillie • Gladion)
Justice League - Kal-El/Clark Kent/Superman • Bruce Wayne/Batman • Barry Allen/Flash • Orin/Aquaman • Diana Prince/Wonder Woman • Oliver Queen/Green Arrow • J'onn J'onzz/John Jones/Martian Manhunter • Hal Jordan/Green Lantern • Jonathan Corbett/Aura Guardian
Young Justice/The Team/Outsiders - Kon-El/Conner Kent/Superboy (deceased) • Kaldur'ahm/Aqualad/Aquaman II (formerly) • Richard "Dick" Grayson/Robin I/Nightwing (formerly) • Wally West/Kid Flash I (deceased) • Bart Allen/Impulse/Kid Flash II • Tim Drake/Robin III (formerly) • M'gann M'orzz/Megan Morse/Miss Martian • Wayne Corbett/Alien Guardian • Garfield Logan/Beast Boy
Class 1-A - Izuku Midoriya • Shoto Todoroki • Katsuki Bakugo • Tenya Iida • Ochaco Uraraka
Duelists - Jaden Yuki • Jessie Anderson • Yusei Fudo • Jack Atlas • Crow Hogan • Akiza Izinski • Leo • Luna • Yuya Sakaki • Yuto • Yugo • Yuri • Zuzu Boyle • Lulu Obsidian • Rin • Celina

Other Races
Vampires - Carlisle CullenEdward CullenBella SwanRenesmee Cullen • Esme Cullen • Emmett Cullen • Rosalie Hale • Alice Cullen • Jasper Hale

Werewolves - Luke Garroway • Maia Roberts • Bat Velasquez
Shadowhunters - Clary Fairchild • Jace Herondale • Alec Lightwood • Isabelle Lightwood
Lions - Mufasa • SimbaNalaKiaraKion • Rani • Kovu • Baliyo • Janna • Surak
Mages - Natsu DragneelLucy HeartfillaGray FullbusterErza Scarlet • Wendy Marvell • Makarov Dreyar • Mavis Vermilion • Miho DragneelAsh KetchumPaul ShinjiSilver Ketchum
Atlantean - Orin/Aquaman • Queen Mera • Orm/Ocean-Master • Kaldur'ahm/Aqualad • Atlanna • Garth/Tempest • Tula/Aquagirl • La'gaan/Lagoon Boy
Merpeople - King Kaisuke • Shizuka • Shiho • Seita • Takumi • Nami • Nagisa
Kryptonian - Kal-El/Clark Kent/Superman • Kon-El/Conner Kent/Superboy • Kara Zor-El/Kara Denvers/Supergirl • Alura Zor-El
Saiyans - Son Goku/Kakarot • Son Gohan • Son Goten • Vegeta • Trunks • Bulla
Ponies - Twilight Sparkle • Spike • FluttershyApplejackPinkie PieRainbow DashRarity • Princess Luna • Princess Celestia
Pirates - Monkey D. Luffy • Sanji • Nami • Usopp • Roronoa Zoro • Nico Robin • Franky •Tony Tony Chopper • Brook • Jibe • Portgas D. Ace (deceased)
Mutants - Professor Charles Xavier/Professor X • Scott Summers/Cyclops • Logan/James Howlett/Wolverine • Henry Philip "Hank" McCoy/Beast • Jean Grey • Ororo Munroe/Storm
Gems - Steven Universe • Garnet (Ruby & Sapphire) • Amethyst • Pearl • Rose Quartz (Pink Diamond) • Lapis Lazuli • Peridot • Jasper • Bismuth

Legendary Pokémon
Legendary BirdsMewtwo (Matt's Mewtwo) • Legendary BeastsTower DuoLegendary TitansEon Duo (Jane's LatiosHenry's Latias) • Weather TrioLake GuardiansCreation TrioHeatranRegigigasLunar DuoSwords of JusticeForces of NatureTao Trio (Henry's ZekromJane's ReshiramMatt's Kyurem) • Aura Trio (SquishyZ2) • Type: Null/Silvally (Gladion's SilvallyJane's SilvallyJune's Silvally) • Island GuardiansLight Trio (NebbyLunalaNecrozma) • Hero Duo (ZacianZamazaneta)
Mythical Pokémon
ArceusMewCelebiJirachiDeoxysManaphyPhioneDarkraiShayminVictiniMeloettaGenesectDiancieHoopaVolcanionMagearnaMarshadowZarude (Dada) • Zeraora