Ghostium Z

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

The Ghostium Z (Japanese: ゴーストZ Ghost Z) is a type of Z-Crystal introduced in Pokémon Sun and Moon. It is the type-specific Z-Crystal associated with the Ghost type and allows Pokémon to upgrade their Ghost-type moves to Z-Moves.

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price


Bag Ghostium Z Sprite.png Bag item

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

Held Ghostium Z Sprite.png Held item

In battle

Allows the holder to upgrade its Ghost-type damaging moves to the Z-Move Never-Ending Nightmare or upgrade its Ghost-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 Ghost-type form. Rayquaza cannot Mega Evolve if it holds a Z-Crystal.

Outside of battle

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

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


Bag item

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

Held item

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


Games Method
SMUSUM Route 14 (reward for completing Acerola's trial)

In the anime

A Ghostium Z in the anime

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

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

In Enter the Champion!, Gladion was revealed to have obtained a Ghostium Z. During the finals of the Manalo Conference, he used it in conjunction with his Zoroark to perform Never-Ending Nightmare against Ash's Pikachu.

A full set of replicas of the type-specific Z-Crystals, including the Ghostium 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 幽靈Z Yāulìhng-Z
Mandarin 幽靈Z / 幽灵Z Yōulíng-Z
France Flag.png French Spectrozélite
Germany Flag.png German Phantomium Z
Italy Flag.png Italian Spectrium Z
South Korea Flag.png Korean 고스트Z Ghost-Z
Spain Flag.png Spanish Espectrostal Z

External links

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