Primarium Z

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

The Primarium Z (Japanese: アシレーヌZ Ashirene Z) is a type of Z-Crystal introduced in Pokémon Sun and Moon. It is a Pokémon-specific Z-Crystal associated with Primarina and allows it to upgrade its Sparkling Aria into the special Z-Move Oceanic Operetta.

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price


Bag Primarium Z Sprite.png Bag item

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

Held Waterium Z Sprite.png Held item

In battle

Allows Primarina (or a Pokémon transformed into Primarina) to upgrade its Sparkling Aria into the special Z-Move Oceanic Operetta.

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.

Rayquaza cannot Mega Evolve if it holds a Z-Crystal.

Outside of battle

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


Bag item

Games Description
SMUSUM It converts Z-Power into crystals that upgrade Primarina's Sparkling Aria to an exclusive Z-Move.

Held item

Games Description
SMUSUM This is a crystallized form of Z-Power. It upgrades Primarina's Sparkling Aria to a Z-Move.


Games Method
SM Malie Garden (from Professor Kukui if the player started with Popplio)
Route 1 (from Hau if the player did not start with Popplio)
USUM Malie Garden (from Professor Kukui if the player started with Popplio)
Iki Town (from Hala after defeating him in a rematch if the player did not choose Popplio)

In the anime

A Primarium Z in the anime

A Primarium Z was first seen in Evolving Research!, under the ownership of Ida. She used it to have her Primarina perform Oceanic Operetta. Later on, Ida gave Lana a different Primarium Z, which Kanoa had found while diving in the sea.

In the manga

A Primarium Z in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon arc

In Shock!! Father in the Pendant!, Hau was revealed to have obtained a Primarium Z.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 西獅海壬Z Sāisīhóiyàhm-Z
Mandarin 西獅海壬Z / 西狮海壬Z Xīshīhǎirén-Z
France Flag.png French Oratozélite
Germany Flag.png German Primarenium Z
Italy Flag.png Italian Primarinium Z
South Korea Flag.png Korean 누리레느Z Nurireneu-Z
Poland Flag.png Polish Primarium Z
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Primarium Z
Spain Flag.png Spanish Primastal Z

External links

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