Aspertia City

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Aspertia City ヒオウギシティ
Hiougi City
"A city that reaches for the sky."
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Aspertia City in {{{variable2}}}.
Map description
A city at the foot of high mountains where you can see all of Unova.
Aspertia City Gym - Unova Gym #1B2W2
Cheren
Cheren
Normal-type
specialist Gym
Basic Badge
Basic Badge
Aspertia City Gym - Unova Gym #1B2W2
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Normal-type
specialist Gym
Basic Badge
Basic Badge
Aspertia City Gym - Unova Gym #1B2W2
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Normal-type
specialist Gym
Basic Badge
Basic Badge
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Elite Four
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Route 19
 
Aspertia City


Location
Unova Aspertia City Map.png
Location of Aspertia City in Unova.

Aspertia City (Japanese: ヒオウギシティ Hiougi City) is a small city situated in southwestern Unova and serves as the hometown of the Unova player character in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2. The settlement exists on Unova's western strip of land, and is surrounded by forest. The entrance to the city is through Route 19 to its north.

Aspertia City contains some prominent areas of interest such as the Aspertia Gym, a lookout, and a Pokémon Center. It is a newly developed area containing modern buildings and houses.

Slogan

A city that reaches for the sky. (Japanese: さらなる 発展を 意味する 街 The town signifying further development.)

Places of interest

Player's house

Main article: Player's house → Unova → Aspertia City

The player's house lies in southeastern Aspertia City and is where the player lives before beginning their journey. The player's house has a small flower garden and is situated by a small body of water, which can be surfed across to obtain TM53 (Energy Ball).

Trainers' School / Aspertia Gym

Main article: Aspertia Gym

The Aspertia Gym is the official Gym of Aspertia City and the first Gym a player must face in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2. It is based on Normal-type Pokémon. The Gym Leader is Cheren. Trainers who defeat him receive the Basic Badge and the TM83 (Work Up). The Gym is situated just west of the Pokémon Center in the backyard of the Trainers' School.

Lookout

Aspertia City Outlook Ahead
Unova Unfolds before Your Eyes

The lookout is Aspertia City's most famous spot. It is a platform built onto a hill at the city's northmost point. There are stairs, which ascend to an observation deck hosting a green lamppost. The lookout overlooks a panoramic view of a scenic landscape featuring trees, a lake in the foreground, and a mountain range in the background. The scenery changes depending on the season.

Demographics

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

The population of Aspertia City is 30, excluding the player and Hugh.

Poké Mart

Upper cashier
Poké Ball Poké Ball
Pokémon Dollar200
Great Ball Great Ball1 Badge
Pokémon Dollar600
Ultra Ball Ultra Ball5 Badges
Pokémon Dollar1200
Potion Potion
Pokémon Dollar300
Super Potion Super Potion1 Badge
Pokémon Dollar700
Hyper Potion Hyper Potion3 Badges
Pokémon Dollar1200
Max Potion Max Potion7 Badges
Pokémon Dollar2500
Full Restore Full Restore8 Badges
Pokémon Dollar3000
Revive Revive3 Badges
Pokémon Dollar1500
Antidote Antidote1 Badge
Pokémon Dollar100
Paralyze Heal Parlyz Heal1 Badge
Pokémon Dollar200
Awakening Awakening1 Badge
Pokémon Dollar250
Burn Heal Burn Heal1 Badge
Pokémon Dollar250
Ice Heal Ice Heal1 Badge
Pokémon Dollar250
Full Heal Full Heal5 Badges
Pokémon Dollar600
Escape Rope Escape Rope1 Badge
Pokémon Dollar550
Repel Repel1 Badge
Pokémon Dollar350
Super Repel Super Repel3 Badges
Pokémon Dollar500
Max Repel Max Repel5 Badges
Pokémon Dollar700
Lower cashier
Greet Mail Greet Mail
Pokémon Dollar50
Favored Mail Favored Mail
Pokémon Dollar50
RSVP Mail RSVP Mail
Pokémon Dollar50
Thanks Mail Thanks Mail
Pokémon Dollar50
Inquiry Mail Inquiry Mail
Pokémon Dollar50
Like Mail Like Mail
Pokémon Dollar50
Reply Mail Reply Mail
Pokémon Dollar50


Items

Item Location Games
Xtransceiver B2W2 Xtransceiver In the Bag from the start of the game  B2  W2 
Pal Pad Pal Pad In the Bag from the start of the game  B2  W2 
None Pokédex Gift from Bianca after choosing a starter Pokémon  B2  W2 
Poké Ball Poké Ball ×10 Gift from Bianca in the Pokémon Center after defeating Hugh  B2  W2 
Running Shoes Running Shoes Gift from the player's Mom after getting the Poké Balls, outside of the Pokémon Center  B2  W2 
Town Map IV Town Map Gift from Hugh's sister after getting the Poké Balls, outside of the Pokémon Center  B2  W2 
Potion Potion Obtained from the woman at gate connecting to Route 19  B2  W2 
X Defense X Defend From a School Kid in the Trainers' School  B2  W2 
TM Normal TM27 (Return) From Bianca after defeating Cheren  B2  W2 
None C-Gear From Bianca after defeating Cheren  B2  W2 
Ultra Ball Ultra Ball From the girl in the northeast house after defeating Cheren  B2  W2 
TM Grass TM53 (Energy Ball) Beyond the water near the player's house (requires Surf)  B2  W2 
None National Pokédex From Cedric Juniper after entering the Hall of Fame  B2  W2 
Max Revive Max Revive ×2 From the player's Mom after entering the Hall of Fame  B2  W2 

Pokémon

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Surfing
Basculin Basculin
Red-Striped
B2 W2
Surfing Surfing
5-15 100%
Basculin Basculin
Blue-Striped
B2 W2
Surfing Surfing
5-15 100%
Surfing in rippling water
Basculin Basculin
Red-Striped
B2 W2
Rippling water Rippling water
5-15 100%
Basculin Basculin
Blue-Striped
B2 W2
Rippling water Rippling water
5-15 100%
Fishing
Goldeen Goldeen
B2 W2
Super Rod Fishing
40-70 70%
Basculin Basculin
Red-Striped
B2 W2
Super Rod Fishing
40-60 30%
Basculin Basculin
Blue-Striped
B2 W2
Super Rod Fishing
40-60 30%
Fishing in rippling water
Goldeen Goldeen
B2 W2
Rippling water Rippling water
40-60 60%
Seaking Seaking
B2 W2
Rippling water Rippling water
50-70 10%
Basculin Basculin
Red-Striped
B2 W2
Rippling water Rippling water
40-60 30%
Basculin Basculin
Blue-Striped
B2 W2
Rippling water Rippling water
40-60 30%
Gift Pokémon
Snivy Snivy
B2 W2
Starter Pokémon Starter Pokémon
5 One
Tepig Tepig
B2 W2
Starter Pokémon Starter Pokémon
5 One
Oshawott Oshawott
B2 W2
Starter Pokémon Starter Pokémon
5 One
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


Trainers

Snivy If the player chose Snivy:



Tepig If the player chose Tepig:



Oshawott If the player chose Oshawott:



In the anime

Main series

Aspertia City in the anime

Aspertia City was first mentioned by Professor Juniper in New Places... Familiar Faces!, when she advised Ash to challenge the new Gym Leader, Cheren, while on their way to the White Ruins.

Aspertia City appeared in There's a New Gym Leader in Town!, when the group arrived for Ash and Cheren's battle, which ended in Ash's defeat.

The city contains a port and is also home to the Aspertia Gym. The Gym also functions as a school dedicated exclusively to the education of aspiring Pokémon Trainers. Cheren is not only Gym Leader of Aspertia Gym, but also a teacher of the school.

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 Animated Trailer

Aspertia City in the animated trailer

Aspertia City briefly appeared in the Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 Animated Trailer. There, Nate and Hugh met up with Bianca and chose their starter Pokémon.

In the manga

Aspertia City in Pokémon Adventures
Aspertia Trainers' School in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Black 2 & White 2 chapter

Aspertia City served as one of the main settings of this chapter, first appearing in The Transfer Student. It houses the Aspertia Trainers' School, where Cheren works as a teacher. During the chapter, he taught a class that included Blake, Whitley, Hugh, and Leo. After Looker returned to Unova to resume his pursuit of the Seven Sages, he traveled to Aspertia City to meet up with Blake, who was another International Police agent. Much to Looker's shock, Blake turned out to actually be his superior, despite his young age.

In Mr. Perfect, Blake introduced Looker to the Magician, who supplied him with his equipment. Soon afterwards, the city was attacked by a Genesect controlled by Colress with his Colress Machine. Since Colress was using an indirect method to control Genesect, Blake deduced that it was technically a wild Pokémon, meaning that he could stop it by catching it. As such, he started throwing Luxury Balls at it while his Dewott kept dealing damage to it in-between his throws. In Innocent Scientist, Blake finally succeeded in catching Genesect. Before leaving, Colress revealed to Blake and Looker that Ghetsis had made him the new Boss of Team Plasma.

In Movie Panic, the Aspertia City Gym was revealed to not have a Gym Leader at the moment due to its rural location. As such, Brycen suggested to Cheren that he should take on the position.

In Choir Tournament, Cheren's class participated in the Autumn Choir Tournament, a competition where Trainers sing while their Pokémon use sound-based moves. The class ended up winning, awarding them with the right to participate in another competition in Castelia City. This was all according to Blake's plan, as he needed to investigate the sightings of Bronius and Ryoku of the Seven Sages made at the Castelia Sewers.

In Pink Slip, Looker tried to find Blake in Aspertia City after he had disappeared from him, but ended up only finding the Magician, who told him that Blake had been discharged from the International Police due to him having given the Magician illegal access to the organization's database and taken Genesect for his own use without permission.

In Abyssal Ruins, Rood took Hugh took Hugh back to Aspertia City, as he needed to find a memory card required to stop the Colress Machine, which Hugh had found from a pendant belonging to Whitley. Hugh agreed to help on the condition that Rood would return his sister's stolen Purrloin later. Rood agreed to this and retrieved the memory card from Hugh's Trainers' School dorm while Hugh held off a group of Team Plasma Grunts sent to deal with Rood. After Rood had retrieved the memory card, he and Hugh headed to Driftveil City to put it to use.

In Epilogue: Graduation Ceremony, Cheren's class graduated from the Trainers' School, while Black enrolled it in preparation for challenging Gyms again, including the Aspertia Gym, which Cheren had just become the Leader of.

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Aspertia City in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Related cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Purrloin Darkness Boundaries Crossed Common 90/149 Freeze Bolt C 041/159
Hugh Su Boundaries Crossed Uncommon 130/149 Freeze Bolt U 056/159
      BW-P Promotional cards   170/BW-P
Turtwig Grass Plasma Storm Common 1/135 Plasma Gale C 001/070
Ralts Psychic Plasma Storm Common 59/135 Plasma Gale C 032/070
Patrat Colorless Plasma Storm Common 111/135 Plasma Gale C 060/070
 


Trivia

  • Aspertia City is the only hometown in the core series games to be a city, and as such is much larger than other hometowns and has a higher population. It is also the first hometown in a core series game to contain concrete paths, a Gym, or a Pokémon Center. It is also the first hometown that is connected to a gate.
    • As Aspertia City is the only hometown to house a Pokémon Center, it also is the only city in the core series games where the Pokémon Center is not the flying destination, as this trait is given to the player's house.
  • Aspertia City and Nuvema Town are the only hometowns that share a region.

Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese ヒオウギシティ Hiougi City From 檜扇紋 hiōgi-mon (traditional pattern modeled after the Japanese cypress folding fan)
English Aspertia City From asperatus (former name of the most recently discovered cloud formation that was later renamed to asperitas) and aspire or aspiration
German Eventura City From éventail (French for fan) and aventura (Spanish for adventure)
Spanish Ciudad Engobe From engobe (slip)
French Pavonnay From pavo (Latin for peacock) or pavonner (to strut) and -ay (French city suffix)
Italian Alisopoli From aliseo (trade wind)
Korean 부채시티 Buchae City From 부채 buchae (fan)
Chinese (Mandarin) 檜扇市 / 桧扇市 Kuàishàn Shì / Guìshàn Shì From the Japanese 檜扇 hiōgi
Chinese (Cantonese) 檜扇市 Kúisin Síh
Polish Aspertia From its English name
Brazilian Portuguese Cidade de Aspertia From its English name
Russian Аспертия Сити Aspertiya Siti Transcription of its English name
Vietnamese Thành phố Hiougi Transcription of its Japanese name


Unova
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Settlements
Nuvema TownAccumula TownStriaton CityNacrene CityCastelia CityNimbasa CityAnville Town
Driftveil CityMistralton CityIcirrus CityOpelucid CityPokémon LeagueLacunosa TownUndella Town
Black CityWhite ForestAspertia CityFloccesy TownVirbank CityLentimas TownHumilau City
Routes
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Bridges and tunnels
Skyarrow BridgeDriftveil DrawbridgeTubeline BridgeVillage BridgeMarvelous BridgeMarine Tube
Landmarks
DreamyardWellspring CavePinwheel ForestLiberty GardenDesert ResortRelic CastleBattle SubwayLostlorn Forest
Cold StorageMistralton CaveChargestone CaveCelestial TowerTwist MountainDragonspiral TowerMoor of Icirrus
Challenger's CaveVictory Road (BWB2W2) • N's CastleRoyal UnovaGiant ChasmUndella BayAbyssal Ruins
Abundant ShrinePoké Transfer LabP2 LaboratoryEntralinkUnity TowerFloccesy RanchPledge GroveVirbank Complex
Pokéstar StudiosCastelia SewersJoin AvenueCave of BeingPokémon World TournamentReversal MountainPlasma Frigate
Clay TunnelUnderground RuinsStrange HouseRelic PassageSeaside CaveWhite TreehollowBlack Tower
Access to
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