Trip is a Pokémon Trainer from the Unova region. He starts off his journey after obtaining his starter Pokémon from Professor Juniper in Nuvema Town. He makes his anime debut in the episode In the Shadow of Zekrom! of Pokémon Black and White.
In The Anime
Trip meets Ash in Professor Juniper's lab and shortly thereafter challenges him to a battle. Trip is intrigued after seeing Pikachu, who is rare in the Unova region. Trip carries a digital camera with him, which he uses to snap pictures of everything, including Pokémon, his surroundings and other trainers; Trip does this as a way to document his journey.
Unlike Ash's previous rivals, notably Paul, Trip is arrogant not because he considers himself a top trainer off the bat, compared to Ash, but because he looks down on the Kanto region when compared to Unova.
Trip is kinder to his Pokémon compared to Paul, interested in synching his abilities with them, like Ash.
Trip chooses Snivy as his starter Pokémon, much to Oshawott's disappointment. Snivy proves to be a great battler after defeating Ash's Pikachu (who was unable to use Electric attacks thanks to the actions of Zekrom earlier in the episode) in his debut episode.
Trip's current roster includes:
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