Psychium Z

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Psychium Z
Esper Z
Psychium Z
Psychium Z
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Introduced in Generation VII
Generation VII Bag Z-Crystals pocket icon.png Z-Crystals

The Psychium Z (Japanese: エスパーZ Esper Z) is a type of Z-Crystal introduced in Pokémon Sun and Moon. It is the type-specific Z-Crystal associated with the Psychic type and allows Pokémon to upgrade their Psychic-type moves to Z-Moves.

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price


Bag Psychium Z Sprite.png Bag item

Can create Psychium Z held items for Pokémon in the party.

Held Psychium Z Sprite.png Held item

In battle

Allows the holder to upgrade its Psychic-type damaging moves to the Z-Move Shattered Psyche or upgrade its Psychic-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 Psychic-type form. Rayquaza cannot Mega Evolve if it holds a Z-Crystal.

Outside of battle

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

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


Bag item

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

Held item

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


Games Method
SM Haina Desert (after completing Acerola's trial)
USUM Haina Desert (after completing Acerola's trial)

In the anime

Z-Crystals in the anime

A full set of type-specific Z-Crystals, including the Psychium Z, appeared in SM109, where Hapu allowed Ash to choose his grand trial prize from them.

A full set of replicas of the type-specific Z-Crystals, including the Psychium 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 超能力Z Chīunàhnglihk-Z
Mandarin 超能力Z Chāonénglì-Z
France Flag.png French Psychézélite
Germany Flag.png German Psium Z
Italy Flag.png Italian Psichium Z
South Korea Flag.png Korean 에스퍼Z Esper-Z
Spain Flag.png Spanish Psicostal Z

External links

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