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* Professor Kukui was revealed to have owned a Firium Z since he was a child in ''[[SM125|A Timeless Encounter!]]''. In the same episode, Ash also received a Firium Z from a Totem {{p|Trevenant}}.
* Professor Kukui was revealed to have owned a Firium Z since he was a child in ''[[SM125|A Timeless Encounter!]]''. In the same episode, Ash also received a Firium Z from a Totem {{p|Trevenant}}.
* [[Hau]] was revealed to have obtained a [[Decidium Z]] in ''[[SM132|Imitation Is the Sincerest Form of Strategy!]]''.
* [[Hau]] was revealed to have obtained a [[Decidium Z]] in ''[[SM132|Imitation Is the Sincerest Form of Strategy!]]''.
* Gladion used a Ghostium Z in [[SM139]].
* Gladion used a Ghostium Z in ''[[SM139|Enter the Champion!]]''.
* Professor Kukui was revealed to own an Electrium Z in [[SM140]].
* Professor Kukui was revealed to own an Electrium Z in ''[[SM140|Z-Move Showdown!]]''.
* Professor Kukui received a [[Tapunium Z]] from Tapu Koko in [[SM144]].
* Professor Kukui received a [[Tapunium Z]] from Tapu Koko in [[SM144]].

Revision as of 20:22, 9 December 2019

Z-Crystals in the anime

A Z-Crystal (Japanese: クリスタル Z-Crystal) is an item required to upgrade moves to Z-Moves through the use of a Z-RingSM or Z-Power RingUSUM.

In the Alola region, Z-Crystals play an important role in the island challenge, as they provide proof of completing trials and grand trials, much like Gym Badges in other regions. However, not all Z-Crystals are obtained in this manner in Pokémon Sun and Moon or Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

During the game, the player can obtain Z-Crystals for their Bag, which will be stored in a dedicated Bag section. These Z-Crystals can be used to create held items of the same name at will. A held Z-Crystal is automatically removed if the Pokémon is traded between players; however, some Pokémon received from in-game trades may be holding a Z-Crystal the player already has.

Holding a Z-Crystal makes Rayquaza unable to Mega Evolve.

List of Z-Crystals

For each type

For specific Pokémon


Electrium Z artwork.png Fairium Z artwork.png Kommonium Z artwork.png Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Lunalium Z.png
Electrium Z Fairium Z Kommonium Z Lunalium Z
Lycanium Z artwork.png Mimikium Z artwork.png Pikashunium Z artwork.png Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Solganium Z.png
Lycanium Z Mimikium Z Pikashunium Z Solganium Z

Pokémon Global Link

This is the artwork of the Z-Crystals on the Pokémon Global Link:

Dream Buginium Z Sprite.png Dream Darkinium Z Sprite.png Dream Dragonium Z Sprite.png Dream Electrium Z Sprite.png Dream Fairium Z Sprite.png Dream Fightinium Z Sprite.png Dream Firium Z Sprite.png
Buginium Z Darkinium Z Dragonium Z Electrium Z Fairium Z Fightinium Z Firium Z
Dream Flyinium Z Sprite.png Dream Ghostium Z Sprite.png Dream Grassium Z Sprite.png Dream Groundium Z Sprite.png Dream Icium Z Sprite.png Dream Normalium Z Sprite.png Dream Poisonium Z Sprite.png
Flyinium Z Ghostium Z Grassium Z Groundium Z Icium Z Normalium Z Poisonium Z
Dream Psychium Z Sprite.png Dream Rockium Z Sprite.png Dream Steelium Z Sprite.png Dream Waterium Z Sprite.png Dream Aloraichium Z Sprite.png Dream Decidium Z Sprite.png Dream Eevium Z Sprite.png
Psychium Z Rockium Z Steelium Z Waterium Z Aloraichium Z Decidium Z Eevium Z
Dream Incinium Z Sprite.png Dream Kommonium Z Sprite.png Dream Lunalium Z Sprite.png Dream Lycanium Z Sprite.png Dream Marshadium Z Sprite.png Dream Mewnium Z Sprite.png Dream Mimikium Z Sprite.png
Incinium Z Kommonium Z Lunalium Z Lycanium Z Marshadium Z Mewnium Z Mimikium Z
Dream Pikanium Z Sprite.png Dream Pikashunium Z Sprite.png Dream Primarium Z Sprite.png Dream Snorlium Z Sprite.png Dream Solganium Z Sprite.png Dream Tapunium Z Sprite.png Dream Ultranecrozium Z Sprite.png
Pikanium Z Pikashunium Z Primarium Z Snorlium Z Solganium Z Tapunium Z Ultranecrozium Z

In the anime

Various Z-Crystals in the anime

Z-Crystals first appeared in Alola to New Adventure!, where a Firium Z appeared on Kiawe's Z-Ring. He obtained it by completing Olivia's grand trial. Later in the same episode, Ash received an Electrium Z with his Z-Ring, from Tapu Koko. However, in the following episode, it shattered after Ash performed Gigavolt Havoc with Pikachu.

As revealed in To Top a Totem!, the island challenge is one way of obtaining Z-Crystals, though it is not necessarily the only way a Trainer can obtain them. Ash's goal in Alola is to complete the island challenge and collect the Z-Crystals in order to prove himself worthy of the power of Z-Moves.

A full set of replicas of the type-specific Z-Crystals appeared in A Team-on-Team Tussle!. These replicas were shown to Ash and his classmates by Professor Kukui.

In the manga

Z-Crystals in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In Pokémon Move Specialist Professor Kukui, Olivia and Nanu attempted to use their respective Z-Crystals, Rockium Z and Darkinium Z, to perform their Z-Moves against each other during a practice battle between their Lycanroc and Alolan Persian. However, Hala interrupted the battle before either move could be properly executed. In the same round, Hala was also shown being in possession of a Fightinium Z.

In Homecoming and the Brilliant Professional Golfer, Kiawe found a Firium Z hidden in the fur of Sun's Litten, Dollar. After learning the proper Z-Move pose from Kiawe, Sun was successfully able to perform Inferno Overdrive with Dollar during a battle with Gladion.

Later, Kahili was revealed to have spent six months gathering a multitude of Z-Crystals. In the same round, Hau was revealed to have obtained a Primarium Z.


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese Z純晶 Z-Sèuhnjīng
Mandarin Z純晶 / Z纯晶 Z-Chúnjīng
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Z-krystal
Denmark Flag.png Danish Z-krystal
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Z-Kristal*
Finland Flag.png Finnish Z-kristalli
France Flag.png French Cristaux Z
Germany Flag.png German Z-Kristall
Israel Flag.png Hebrew קריסטל זי Krystal Zi
Hungary Flag.png Hungarian Z-Kristály
Italy Flag.png Italian Cristallo Z
South Korea Flag.png Korean Z크리스탈 Z-Crystal
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Z-krystall
Poland Flag.png Polish Kryształ Z
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Cristal Z
Russia Flag.png Russian Кристалл Z Kristall Z
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cristal Z
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Z-kristall

See also

Held items
In-battle effect items
BerriesColored orbsDrivesPower items
Experience-affecting itemsGemsIncenseMega StonesMemoriesPlates
Stat-enhancing itemsType-enhancing itemsZ-Crystals
Out-of-battle effect items
Power itemsIncenseMailScarves

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