Asphere (JP: アスフィア Asufia) is a dual-type Dragon/Fire Legendary Pokémon, and one of the original Fakemon created for Pokémon Altair, Sirius and Vega. It has three different forms that are based on the game it is in. In Pokémon Vega, Asphere is only normally obtainable in its Vega Forme.
As the most powerful Pokémon in the game, possessing stats roughly equivalent to Arceus, Asphere is very capable in every field. In its Vega Forme, it has balanced Attack, Defense and Special Defense, with its Special Attack and Speed being as high as those of its other Formes. Coupled with its diverse movepool and powerful signature move, Nova Inferno, the only other Pokémon in the game with comparable special attacking prowess is Mewtwo.
Asphere seems to represent various stars and stellar atmospheres - the word 'atmosphere' being the most likely basis of its etymology. Its Altair Forme, possessing the power of the constellation Aquila, has a Dragon/Ice typing. It is named after Altair, the brightest star in the Aquila constellation. Its Sirius Forme is a Dragon/Electric-type, and is likewise named after the brightest star of Canis Major. Finally, its Vega Forme is named after the brightest star of Lyra.
In all games in which it appears, Asphere resides at the lowest floor of the Sphere Ruins, where it can be battled at Lv90. Interestingly, it is capable of human speech, and shows both surprise and respect for the player being able to reach it. It challenges the player, claiming to fight with the full power of its correspondant constellation.
In Pokémon Altair & Sirius, Asphere's true identity is suggested to be that of a guardian deity, or possibly a ruler, of an old civilation that lived in Sphere City. This is shown through Braille writings found within the Sphere Ruins.
In Pokémon Vega, while the real Asphere is still waiting within the (now displaced) Sphere Ruins, Turner uses two cloned Asphere in their Altair and Sirius Formes, among several other unusual Pokémon made using Mewtwo's technology. After Turner is defeated, he flees, leaving both clones to rampage out of control. The rival proceeds to calm them down with his Capture Styler before setting them free. What becomes of the clones after these events is unknown.
Base stats Edit
|Forme||HP||Attack||Defense||Sp. Atk||Sp. Def||Speed||Total|
|Vega Forme||Altair Forme||Sirius Forme|
- While Asphere itself is encountered at Level 90, the random encounters in the Sphere Ruins' lower floors can be encountered at higher levels; even level 100.
- Asphere's other signature move, Icebolt Wave, can only be learned by it in Altair/Sirius, as it is the signature move of those Formes. As such, Turner's clones do know the move.
- Asphere's stat total of 720 is the highest of all the games it's been in, equal to that of Arceus.
- The Asphere clones used by Turner in the final battle have base stats far higher than what's reasonable for an obtainable Pokémon. This may have been intended to simulate EV-trained versions of them.
- Asphere is one of a select few Pokémon shown to be capable of human speech in the game. The others are Mewtwo and Ordina.
- Turner's clones do not seem to be able to speak, only letting out primal roars during their rampage at the end of the game.
- In Pokémon Altair/Sirius, Gordon will mistakenly call Asphere "Asmodeus", which is actually the name of a mythological demon king. This is likely only a gag without any actual relevance.
- In Vega's Mirage Battle System, Gina uses a Vega Forme Asphere.