Amen, Raptor, but they also did it because of Trip's drive to fight Alder to one up his former idol. But of course, I could see in the last episode of this arc that Trip may end up defeated before his chance, since he is driven for sure, but he also seems too angry that Alder isn't how he pictured him to be though that's also because he misintrepetated his words when he was a child by assuming strength was what mattered when really, I think Alder meant that if Trip battled a lot, he'd get to see different styles of Trainers, different ways of battling, and thus get to be able to become a better Trainer for it.
Originally Posted by Raptor_Crow
"Looks like you're about to get pwned."
I don't care about EVs. If you don't either, copy and paste this into your sig. (Started by Shiny Metagross)