Buginium Z

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Buginium Z
Bug Z
Bag Buginium Z Sprite.png
Buginium Z
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation VII
Generation VII Bag Z-Crystals pocket icon.png Z-Crystals

The Buginium Z (Japanese: ムシZ Bug Z) is a type of Z-Crystal introduced in Pokémon Sun and Moon. It is the type-specific Z-Crystal associated with the Bug type and allows Pokémon to upgrade their Bug-type moves to Z-Moves.

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price


Bag Buginium Z Sprite.png Bag item

Can create Buginium Z held items for the player's Pokémon.

Held Buginium Z Sprite.png Held item

In battle

Allows the holder to upgrade its Bug-type damaging moves to the Z-Move Savage Spin-Out or upgrade its Bug-type status moves into Z-Moves.

Unaffected by item negating effects (such as Embargo and Klutz). Item manipulating effects (such as Trick and Fling) cannot remove a Z-Crystal from a Pokémon.

Multitype changes an Arceus holding this item to its Bug-type form. Rayquaza cannot Mega Evolve if it holds a Z-Crystal.

Outside of battle

A held Buginium Z is automatically removed if the Pokémon is traded between players.

Multitype changes an Arceus holding this item to its Bug-type form.


Bag item

Games Description
It converts Z-Power into crystals that upgrade Bug-type moves to Bug-type Z-Moves.

Held item

Games Description
This is a crystallized form of Z-Power. It upgrades Bug-type moves to Z-Moves.


Games Method
SMUSUM Shady House (after defeating Guzma)

In the anime

A Buginium Z in the anime

A full set of type-specific Z-Crystals, including the Buginium Z, appeared in A Grand Debut!, where Hapu allowed Ash to choose his grand trial prize from them.

A Buginium Z appeared in Beauty is Only Crystal Deep!, where it was one of the Z-Crystals stolen by a Pheromosa.

Sophocles received a Buginium Z as a reward for winning the Vikavolt race in A High-Speed Awakening!.

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

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 蟲Z Chùhng-Z
Mandarin 蟲Z / 虫Z Chong-Z
France Flag.png French Insectozélite
Germany Flag.png German Insectium Z
Italy Flag.png Italian Insectium Z
South Korea Flag.png Korean 벌레Z Beolle-Z
Poland Flag.png Polish Robakium Z
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Insetum Z
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Insetium Z
Spain Flag.png Spanish Insectostal Z

External links

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