Trip (Japanese: Shooty) is a trainer from Nuvema Town in the Unova region. He is Ash first and main BW rival.


Trip is a mature, unfriendly, and sometimes commentive person. He uses strategies and different battle styles for all his Pokemon, including his Serperior.


As a ChildEdit

He was inspired to become a Pokemon Trainer after seeing his idol Alder, the Unova League Champion, battle and defeat an opponent. Because of the Champion's promise to him, Trip has spent his time trying to become the strongest.

Pokemon: Black & WhiteEdit

Trip appears in BW001: The Shadow of Zekrom where he recieves his starter Pokemon, the Grass-type Snivy, and challenges his new rival Ash to a battle. During the battle, he easily defeats his Pikachu when it was unable to use any Electric-type attacks.

Trip reappeared in BW010: A Rival Battle for Club Champ! where he had earned two Gym badges, including the Trio Badge, and battled Ash in a 5-on-5 battle. During the match, his Tranquill defeats Ash's Oshawott and Tepig, but loses to Pikachu. His Servine defeats Ash's Pikachu again, but loses to his Snivy. His Frillish defeats both Ash's Pidove and Snivy, winning the battle.


Serperior is Trip's starter Pokemon who he recieved from Professor Juniper in Nivema Town as a Snivy. It battled and defeated Ash's Pikachu in The Shadow of Zekrom!.

After evolving into Servine, he defeated Pikachu again in A Rival battle for Club Champ!

He was revealed to have evolved into Serperior during the Pokemon World Tournament. he was shown to have stronger reflexes and faster speed movement.

Tranquill is the second Pokemon owned by Trip. It battled Ash's Oshawott, Tepig, and Pikachu and defeated the latter two using its Super Luck-boosted Aerial Ace before falling to Pikachu.
Frillish is the third Pokemon owned by Trip. He battled and defeated Ash's Pidove and Snivy due to utilizing his attacks with his Cursed Body cancelling Snivy's attacks.
Lampent is the fourth Pokemon owned by Trip. Lampent briefly appeared alongside its trainer using Flamethrower and Shadow Ball to attack the Venipede.
Vanillite is the fifth Pokemon Trip used to battle Ash. It battled and fell simultaneously with Ash's Tepig despite having powerful abilities.

Conkeldurr is the last of Trip's Pokemon. As a Timburr, it battled and lost to Ash's Oshawott.

It later evolved into Gurdurr for the Club Battle tournament, but lost to Cilan's Dwebble due to its Rock Slide and Slash combination.

It evolved into Conkeldurr before the Clubsplosion tournament. It battled Bianca's Emboar in the first round, but lost due to the Mega Fire Pig using Fling on it.


  • Trio Badge
  • Basic Badge
  • Two Unknown Badges
  • Unknown Badge