Skip, A.K.A. Experiment 089, is an illegal genetic experiment created by Jumba Jookiba. He is designed to skip a person's life by one decade when they press the button on his head; he also has a reverse setting that will return the person back to the present day. His one true place is as an amusement park ride showing people what it would be like in the future.
Experiment 089 was the 89th genetic experiment created by Jumba with Hämsterviel's funding. He was originally designed to skip time by ten seconds (because Jumba was too lazy to wait for his microwave to re-heat leftovers), but instead, when the button on 089's head is pressed, he skips ten years of a person's life.
089 and the other first 624 experiments were deactivated and smuggled to Earth by Jumba during his mission to capture Experiment 626.
All of the experiment pods were released and scattered across the island of Kauai.
089 was adopted from the dog shelter by Lilo and named Skip.
After Jumba explained Skip's powers, Lilo, who had grown tired of childhood restrictions, used Skip to skip her and Stitch ahead ten years and become a teenager.
When Lilo discovered that adolescence was a lot more difficult than childhood, she used Skip to travel forward another ten years and become a full-fledged adult.
However, Lilo, Stitch and Skip were sent into an alternate future ruled by Hämsterviel. Lilo was puzzled by this, but before she could ask someone about it, Stitch and Skip were captured by Clink and taken to Gantu, despite Lilo's best efforts to protect them.When Lilo ran home to find out what was going on, Jumba explained that since she and Stitch had been gone for 20 years, no one was there to catch any experiments except Gantu.
Later, Stitch and Skip were rescued by Lilo, Jumba and Pleakley while Gantu was distracted. Lilo then used Skip's reverse setting to return her and Stitch to the present. Additionally, Lilo realized that being a child had its advantages.
Skip was one of the experiments that was gliding on the screen, but he is 531 instead of 089.
The first 624 experiments, including Skip, were rounded up by Leroy and taken to a stadium to be destroyed. However, Lilo, Stitch, Jumba, Pleakley, Reuben and Gantu arrived before the experiments could be destroyed.
Skip did not participate in the following battle between the experiments and the Leroy clones, instead choosing to retreat with the weaker experiments.
The Leroys soon gained the upper hand in the battle, but were defeated when Lilo, Stitch, Reuben and several other experiments performed the song "Aloha Oe", which caused the Leroy army to shut down due to the original Leroy's fail-safe.
Skip is a purple hourglass-shaped experiment with a large head with small white eyes with black pupils, two green dots on his head that serve as button, a red nose and a wide mouth and a plump body. He always wobbles when he walks.
Each time someone presses the button on Skip's head, Skip and anyone near him will be transported ten years into the future. While those transported will be missing during the ten-year period, they will also age ten years with each "skip". Skip also has a reverse setting that sends him and his user back to the present day.
- Skip's pod color is white.
- Skip is described by the experiment computer screen as, "Experiment 089 Primary function: Time skipper".