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Contrary to the lore, the player is never required to equip a specific Z-Crystal on their Z-Power Ring. The player can use any Z-Move so long as their Pokémon is holding an appropriate Z-Crystal and has an appropriate move.
 
Contrary to the lore, the player is never required to equip a specific Z-Crystal on their Z-Power Ring. The player can use any Z-Move so long as their Pokémon is holding an appropriate Z-Crystal and has an appropriate move.
   
[[Professor Kukui]] reveals that the Z-Power Rings are lost pieces of {{p|Necrozma}} that rained down onto [[Alola]] from [[Ultra Wormhole]]s in the form of [[Sparkling Stone]]s.
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Z-Power Ring
パワーリング
Z-Power Ring
Z-Power Ring
Z-Power Ring
Artwork from Generation VII
Introduced in Generation VII
Pocket
Generation VII Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items

A Z-Power Ring (Japanese: パワーリング Z-Power Ring) is a Key Item introduced in Generation VII. It is a bracelet that allows a Trainer and their Pokémon to gather the Z-Power required to perform Z-Moves.

It can use more Z-Moves than the original Z-Ring from Pokémon Sun and Moon, which it replaces.

In the core series games

VSCollector 2 SM.png

VSCollector 2 USUM.png

Comparison of a Collector wearing a Z-Ring (top) vs.
a Z-Power Ring (bottom). Note the size difference.

A Z-Power Ring is made by refining a Sparkling Stone. Z-Power Rings have a slot in the center where the wearer can insert a Z-Crystal as well as multiple other slots to store Z-Crystals not in use.

The player receives a Sparkling Stone from Tapu Koko in recognition of their bravery in protecting Nebby from a swarm of wild Spearow. After receiving their starter Pokémon, Hala recognizes the stone, and upon realizing that the player has been recognized by the guardian deity of Melemele Island, offers to refine it. The player receives the finished product, a Z-Power Ring, after completing the ceremony battle with Hau. As the player proceeds through the island challenge, they will receive Z-Crystals for their Ring from the Captains and Island Kahunas.

Being a part of the rites of passage in Alola, Z-Power Rings are much more widely distributed in comparison to Key Stones in Kalos and Hoenn. All Kahunas, members of the Alola Elite Four, and most captains use Z-Power Rings in battle against the player. Other key characters, such as Professor Kukui, Hau, and Gladion, have or obtain Z-Power Rings over the course of the story. The player will even battle the occasional minor character Trainer who will use a Z-Power Ring, usually after defeating all other Trainers in their given area.

Contrary to the lore, the player is never required to equip a specific Z-Crystal on their Z-Power Ring. The player can use any Z-Move so long as their Pokémon is holding an appropriate Z-Crystal and has an appropriate move.

During the post-game, Professor Kukui reveals that the Z-Power Rings are lost pieces of Necrozma that rained down onto Alola from Ultra Wormholes in the form of Sparkling Stones.

Price

Games Cost Sell price
USUM N/A N/A

Effect

Allows the player to use Z-Crystals and Z-Moves with their Pokémon. Each Trainer can only use one Z-Move per battle.

After receiving a Key Stone from Dexio, the player can also Mega Evolve their Pokémon if they hold the appropriate Mega Stone. Each Trainer can only Mega Evolve one Pokémon per battle.

Description

Games Description
USUMPE A mysterious ring that enables Pokémon to use Z-Power. It requires both the willpower and the physical power of the Trainer wearing it.

Acquisition

Games Method
USUM Iki Town (from Hala after defeating Hau during the festival)

Artwork

Z-Power Ring USUM concept art.png
Concept art for the Z-Power Ring

Models

Z-Power Ring USUM.png Z-Power Ring USUM 2.png Z-Power Ring USUM 3.png Z-Power Ring USUM 4.png
Model of a typical Z-Power Ring in
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Model of Olivia's Z-Power Ring in
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Model of Nanu's Z-Power Ring in
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Model of Hapu's Z-Power Ring in
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

In the anime

A Z-Power Ring in the anime

In Revealing the Stuff of Legend!, Ash received a Solganium Z from the newly evolved Nebby. Upon receiving it, Ash tried to fit the Z-Crystal in his Z-Ring, only to find it didn't fit. Upon seeing this, Tapu Koko took his Z-Ring and passed it among its fellow deities, each one blessing it. After being blessed with the Tapu's power, it became a Z-Power Ring, and could hold the Solganium Z.

In Why Not Give Me a Z-Ring Sometime?, Team Rocket received a Z-Power Ring from Nanu, which James used with their Darkinium Z, allowing his Mareanie to perform Black Hole Eclipse. In A Battle Hand-Off!, Jessie used the same Z-Power Ring and her Mimikium Z to perform Let's Snuggle Forever with her Mimikyu.

In Filling the Light with Darkness!, Gladion was revealed to have obtained a Z-Power Ring. In Securing the Future!, it allowed him to perform Menacing Moonraze Maelstrom with Lunala after he obtained a Lunalium Z from it.

Gallery

In the manga

A Z-Power Ring in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A Z-Power Ring was first seen in the Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon chapter, when Sun discovered that his Z-Ring had somehow turned into one at some point. Soliera theorized that the change could have been caused by Sun passing through Ultra Wormholes or him returning to Alola from Ultra Space.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese Z強力手環 Z-Kèuhnglihk Sáuwàahn
Mandarin Z強力手環 / Z强力手环 Z-Qiánglì Shǒuhuán
France Flag.png French Super Bracelet Z
Germany Flag.png German Z-Kraftring
Italy Flag.png Italian Supercerchio Z
South Korea Flag.png Korean Z파워링 Z-Power Ring
Russia Flag.png Russian Кольцо Сила-Z Kol'tso Sila-Z
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Superpulsera Z

See also


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