Aspertia Gym

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Aspertia Gym
ヒオウギジム Hiougi Gym
Aspertia Gym anime.png
Location Aspertia City
Gym Leader Cheren
Badge Basic
Dominant Type Normal
Region Unova
Aspertia Gym field.png

The Aspertia Gym (Japanese: ヒオウギジム Hiougi Gym) is the official Gym of Aspertia City. It is based on Normal-type Pokémon. The Gym Leader is Cheren. Trainers that defeat him receive the Basic Badge.

In the games

Trainers' School
Under Construction

Aspertia City Pokémon Gym
Gym Leader: Cheren

"The one who seeks the right path."

Although the Aspertia Gym can be accessed right from the start of the game, it won't be open for challengers until the player has solved the case of the missing Pokémon at the Floccesy Ranch.

The Aspertia Gym is located in the backyard of the local Trainers' School. The Gym consists of two large battlefields where the player must battle two Trainers before being able to challenge Cheren, who is located on a platform at the far end of the Gym.


Black 2 White 2
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Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Trainer Pokémon
Youngster Pedro
Youngster Pedro
シンヤ Shinya
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504 Patrat Lv.9
No item
506 Lillipup Lv.9
No item
Lass Serena
Lass Serena
マリコ Mariko
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506 Lillipup Lv.9
No item
504 Patrat Lv.9
No item

Easy Mode/Normal Mode

Challenge Mode


Item Location Games
X Defense X Defend From a School Kid in the Trainers' School  B2  W2 
Fresh Water Fresh Water From Clyde at the entrance  B2  W2 
TM Normal TM83 (Work Up) Reward for defeating Cheren  B2  W2 

In the anime

Main series

The Aspertia Gym made an appearance in There's a New Gym Leader in Town!. Ash faced Cheren's Herdier with his Oshawott in an unofficial battle, but eventually lost.

The Gym also operates as a school dedicated exclusively to the education of aspiring Pokémon Trainers. The Gym is a tall building with a central tower, and the outside includes a place for the students to play. Inside, there are many classrooms and corridors in between. The school consists of a library, where students can learn about Pokémon from regions outside of Unova using the numerous books and computers, a swimming pool, a kitchen with dining tables and a room where announcements can be broadcast all around the grounds. Outdoor field projects are held to study wild Pokémon so that students can become familiar with and eventually catch their own Pokémon.

The school also raises and keeps Pokémon in a Pokémon House, which allows students to interact with various Pokémon. The Pokémon House is a large glass-caged structure with a forest-like environment inside. Behind the Pokémon House includes a large area with trees, flowers, and a fountain.

The Gym's battlefield looks like an ordinary schoolyard but is yet to be completed. However, it was finished enough for Ash and Cheren to conduct an exhibition match by the time of Ash and his friends' visit at the Gym.

Pokémon used in Gym

Cheren's Herdier
Herdier is Cheren's only known Pokémon. It was used in an unofficial Gym battle against Ash and his Oshawott and won.

Herdier's known moves are Take Down and Thunder Fang.

Debut There's a New Gym Leader in Town!

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 Animated Trailer

The Aspertia Gym appeared in the Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 Animated Trailer, where Rosa was shown having a Gym battle against Cheren there, using her Serperior to face Cheren's Stoutland.

Pokémon used in Gym

Cheren's Stoutland
Stoutland is Cheren's only known Pokémon. It was first seen battling against Rosa's Serperior in a Gym battle. Later, it was used to battle several Team Plasma Grunts on the Plasma Frigate, alongside Nate's Arcanine and Hugh's Samurott.

Stoutland's known moves are Protect, Bite, and Hyper Beam.

Debut Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 Animated Trailer

In the manga

Aspertia Gym in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Black 2 & White 2 chapter

Cheren was shown to have become the new teacher of the Aspertia Trainers' School. He teaches Class 75, which consists of 150 students from all across the Unova region, including Blake, Whitley, Hugh, Yancy, Maya, Yuko, Yuki, and Benga.

The Aspertia Gym itself made its first appearance in a flashback in Unforgettable Memories, depicting events that had taken place in Aspertia City five years earlier. Hugh first entered the Gym to look for the runaway Purrloin he had planned to give to his sister for her birthday. Although he assumed there was a Gym Leader there to help him capture Purrloin, Hugh's grandfather revealed that since Aspertia City is such a rural area, the Gym was currently empty as not many candidates have come to take it over.

In Movie Panic, Cheren encountered Brycen during his class's field trip to Pokéstar Studios, and the former Icirrus City Gym Leader suggested to Cheren that he could become the new Gym Leader of Aspertia City's Gym. In PS548, Cheren was revealed to have taken on the position.

In the TCG

The Aspertia Gym is featured in the Pokémon Trading Card Game as a Stadium card. The following is a list of cards named Aspertia City Gym.

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
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Aspertia City Gym St Boundaries Crossed Uncommon 127/149 Cold Flare U 057/059


  • The Aspertia Gym is the only Gym in the games to be located outside.
  • The Aspertia Gym is the only Gym to replace another Gym that has previously appeared in the series, replacing the Nacrene Gym.
  • The Aspertia Gym is the first Gym to be located in a player's hometown.

Gym Leaders of the Unova region
Striaton Gym Trio Badge
Cilan OD.png Chili OD.png Cress OD.png
Cilan Chili Cress
Nacrene Gym Basic Badge
Lenora OD.png
Castelia Gym Insect Badge
Burgh OD.png
Nimbasa Gym Bolt Badge
Elesa OD.png
Driftveil Gym Quake Badge
Clay OD.png
Mistralton Gym Jet Badge
Skyla OD.png
Icirrus Gym Freeze Badge
Brycen OD.png
Opelucid Gym Legend Badge
Drayden OD.png Iris BW OD.png
Drayden Iris
Aspertia Gym Basic Badge
Cheren OD.png
Virbank Gym Toxic Badge
Roxie OD.png
Humilau Gym Wave Badge
Marlon OD.png

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