Aspertia Gym

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
Battlefield

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.

Appearance

Black 2 White 2
 
 

Trainers

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Trainer Pokémon
 
Youngster Pedro
シンヤ Shinya
Reward:  144
  Patrat Lv.9
No item
  Lillipup Lv.9
No item
 
Lass Serena
マリコ Mariko
Reward:  144
  Lillipup Lv.9
No item
  Patrat Lv.9
No item


Easy Mode/Normal Mode



Challenge Mode



Items

Item Location Games
  Fresh Water From Clyde at the entrance  B2  W2 
  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 the Gym

 
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 the Gym

 
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 Epilogue: Graduation Ceremony, 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
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Aspertia City Gym St Boundaries Crossed   127/149 Cold Flare   057/059
 


Trivia

  • 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  
     
Cilan Chili Cress
Nacrene Gym  
 
Lenora
Castelia Gym  
 
Burgh
Nimbasa Gym  
 
Elesa
Driftveil Gym  
 
Clay
Mistralton Gym  
 
Skyla
Icirrus Gym  
 
Brycen
Opelucid Gym  
   
Drayden Iris
Aspertia Gym  
 
Cheren
Virbank Gym  
 
Roxie
Humilau Gym  
 
Marlon



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