I get the feeling that this Ash Vs Trip battle (most likely a 1 Vs 1 or 3 Vs 3) is part of a Round-Robin Tournament, and most likely Ash would lose against Trip in here but win his other matches, and later on Ash would again face Trip in the League's Quarter-Final or Semi-Final and defeat him.
What's this? Trip's likely getting eliminated first? Good **** Best Wishes (for once). Getting this boring as hell rivalry out the way first.
It's the first round, they can't introduce the league, the character and several rounds in ONE episode.
I'm so glad that Trip will be out soon His spotlight was Junior Cup ... I hope they will write a good reason for Serperior to lose because they overpowered it
It will be probably a 3V3 or a double battle. Pikachu & Serperior are confirmed ... I think Conkeldurr is a safe bet too
Wait the battle against Trip is already gonna be in the first episode? That sounds like a bad idea to me. I think it would have been better to make him Ash's third or fourth opponent so we could see a full 6 vs 6 battle between Ash and his main rival. Not sure what the writers were thinking with this one but we'll see.