The Hogyoku is an indestructible item created by Aizen Sousuke and Kisuke Urahara that grants the wielder and those near it immense abilities.
The Hogyoku is an artificially created item that has the power to grant the wielder and those near it the power to do anything that their heart and mind desires.
The Hogyoku has been created twice: originally by Sousuke Aizen and years later by Kisuke Urahara, who mistook it's abilities as being able to breakdown the barriers between Shinigami and Hollow, allowing one to transcend to a state of high abilities and power than either could naturally reach and sustain.
During Ichigo and his friend's attempt to save Rukia from execution, Sousuke Aizen reveals that Kisuke Urahara created a Hogyoku for the purpose of destroying the boundaries between Shinigami and Hollow. Having realized how dangerous his creation was, he wished to destroy it but discovered that it was indestructible. In order to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands, Kisuke hid it in a Gigai (Rukia's Gigai), which would eventually drain its user of their spiritual pressure, making them a regular human and completely undetectable by Soul Society. Aizen is eventually able to retrieve the Hogyoku and leave Soul Society with it still in his possession.
During the battle in the fake Karakura Town, Aizen reveals that he created a Hogyoku long before Kisuke and that the true purpose of it is to grant the wishes of those in possession of it or in its vicinity, which explains Kisuke's false impressions of it. In order to perfect it, Aizen fed his Hogyoku spritual pressure but eventually realized that no amount would be enough and decided to feed it the other Hogyoku in hopes that it would be satisfied. Upon doing so the Hogyoku became complete and Aizen implanted it in his chest, which allowed him to continually transform and increase his power and abilities exponentially.
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