Also, now that I'm "hearing" the dialogue as opposed to "reading" the dialogue, it seems Trip is like a cross between Conway (analyzing things and going "by the book", sort of) and some of Paul (in the "condescending" sort of way).
I thought it was amusing that Ash doesn't think having a Pikachu in Uknowva (Yes, I actually think it sounds somewhat better than "Unuva"... oh well), while Trip is just all over it... not as much as Iris though.
On that note, he seems to be a cross between Paul, Conway and Barry... based on what I can tell. Or hell, Conway and Gary even.I like Trip, even if he does seem a bit elitist. I'm really surprised they let him use "boonies"; it's not something you hear at all much less on children's tv shows. At first I thought maybe he'd be Paul-but-with-a-camera, but he seems to care for his Pokemon (I liked his comment towards Snivy after the battle) and overall have enough differences that I see I was kind of ridiculous in my assumption.
It caught me off guard, yes, but I didn't mind it. I mean, the only reason I liked it was because I could actually get the pronunciation of the Pokemon names that way. But, they didn't add voices, so it's a tad trickier. At least it'll be easier to memorize them now.The Who's that Pokemon?! section returning made my day. It's been, sheesh, since Advanced Generation since we've had that? A shame they didn't put in voices, though.
Also, I don't know why, but Iris sounds like a cross between Candice and Lyra in terms of voice.
And finally, serious Team Rocket... with the old voices? :/ This could take some getting used to. At least it's good to know that they'll have better exploits that truly demonstrate the change they've taken.
That, or maybe it's because I'm so used to hearing the Jap voices for them in the serious tone that I associate it more with that... I don't know.
Overall... (Unuva, it flows better than Uknowva, but it sounds "lazy". Oh, nevermind then, it's perfect )