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.
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.)
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).
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-typePokémon. 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.
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.
Pokémon Black 2 and White 2
The population of Aspertia City is 30, excluding the player and Hugh.
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.
In the Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 Animated Trailer
Aspertia City from above, as seen in the animated trailer
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Hugh lives in Aspertia City and attends the city's school, which is also attended by Blake and Whitley. Colress raids the city using Genesect, but is stopped by Blake and Looker when the former captures Genesect with a Luxury Ball. Colress, however, evades arrest and escapes.
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.
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.
ヒオウギシティ Hiougi City
From 檜扇紋 hiougimon, a pattern based on a folding fan made from a hinoki cypress.
From asperatus (a recently discovered cloud formation) and aspire or aspiration.
Possibly from pavo (Latin for peacock), avon (Breton for river), and -ay (French city suffix).
From éventail (French for fan) and aventura (Spanish for adventure).