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シューティー Shooty
Gender Male
Eye color Pale Gray
Hair color Dirty blond
Hometown Nuvema Town
Region Unova
Anime debut In The Shadow of Zekrom!
English voice actor Jamie McGonnigal
Japanese voice actor Akeno Watanabe

Trip (Japanese: シューティー Shooty) is a Pokémon Trainer from the Unova region and a rival of Ash.



Trip was introduced in In The Shadow of Zekrom! as a beginning Trainer ready to choose his first Pokémon. After meeting with Professor Juniper, he chose Snivy as his new partner. Shortly after obtaining it, he challenged Ash Ketchum to a Pokémon battle. He had much interest in battling Pikachu, a species that is foreign in his region. Because Pikachu could not use any Electric attacks, Trip easily defeated Ash.

Trip appeared again at a Battle Club in BW010, where he and Ash had a 5-on-5 battle. He offered to have a full battle with Ash, which means that he has access to at least 6 Pokémon. His Hatooboo defeated Ash's Oshawott and Tepig in just two hits with its Super Luck-boosted Aerial Ace. Afterwards, Trip called Ash's Pikachu and Snivy to be so-so, and the rest of his team to be hopeless causes.


Trip's camera

Trip is a Pokémon photographer, in which he takes photos of Pokémon and places with a green digital camera. He also has an Xtransceiver so that he can keep in touch with the Battle Clubs. Overall, he is a well-reserved individual who tends to keep his feelings to himself. His strategy is all about planning ahead and completing the basics of Pokémon Training.

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.

Despite having just started out as a Trainer, Trip already implements many strategies in his battling. He has defeated Ash both times that they have battled, despite Ash being a much more experienced Trainer.


Trip's Servine
Main article: Trip's Servine

Servine 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 BW010.

Debut In The Shadow of Zekrom!
Voice actors
Japanese Kiyotaka Furushima
Trip's Hatooboo
Hatooboo is the second Pokémon that Trip was revealed to have. It first appeared in BW010 where Trip used it to battle Ash's Oshawott, Ash's Tepig and Ash's 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.

Hatooboo's known moves are Aerial Ace, Double Team and Work Up, and its ability is Super Luck.

Debut BW010
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
Trip's Pururiru
Pururiru is the third Pokémon that Trip was revealed to have. He first appeared in BW010 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.

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

Debut BW010
Voice actors
Japanese Misato Fukuen

Trip has access to at least another 3 Pokémon, because he offered to have a full battle with Ash.

Badges obtained

This listing is of the badges Trip has obtained:

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 悠木碧 Akeno Watanabe
English Jamie McGonnigal
Dutch Thijs van Aken


Trip and his rival, Ash Ketchum
  • Trip is Ash's third rival whose Japanese name starts with the kana shi, the other two being "Shigeru" and "Shinji" respectively.
    • Notably "Shū", the Japanese name of May's rival Drew, also starts with this same letter. This makes Trip the fourth major rival in the anime who's name starts with a or a variation of it.
  • Similar to Gary and Paul, Ash's rivals in his previous journeys, Trip's name only has four letters.
    • They also weren't nice to Ash at one point or another.
  • Trip owns a member from each of the only two Pokémon families in Generation V that have gender differences.
  • Both Barry and Trip have the same voice actor: Jamie McGonnigal, who are also both rivals of Ash and have a shade of blond hair.


Language Name Origin
Japanese シューティー Shooty From the English word, shoot, as in "photo shoot".
English Trip Possibly from "Tripod".
French Nico Possibly from Nikon, a brand producing cameras.
Italian Diago
Chinese (Mandarin) 修帝 Xiū​dì​ Transliteration of his Japanese name.

Trip's Pokémon
On hand:
497 Serperior 
520 Tranquill 
592 Frillish 
608 Lampent 
582 Vanillite 
534 Conkeldurr 

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplupIrisAxewCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDedenne
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulZoeyNandoKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgilMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyer
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerShellyArchieTabithaMaxieHunter JSaturnMarsJupiterCyrusCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretLysandreXerosicCelosiaBryonyMableAliana
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperCedric JuniperDr. FennelProfessor Sycamore
Relatives Delia KetchumFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsNormanCarolineNanny and Pop-PopJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyer
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceStevenMr. SukizoRaoul ContestaVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianMarianRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerLyraKhouryDon GeorgeAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetMontgomeryJervisNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaClembotSanpeiAlainMairinAriaDianthaGurkinnMonsieur PierreGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsMany temporary characters
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