Waterium Z

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

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

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price


Bag Waterium Z Sprite.png Bag item

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

Held Waterium Z Sprite.png Held item

In battle

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

Outside of battle

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

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


Bag item

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

Held item

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


Games Method
SMUSUM Brooklet Hill (reward for completing Lana's trial)

In the anime

A Waterium Z in the anime

Lana obtained a Waterium Z from a Totem Wishiwashi after completing the Brooklet Hill trial in Big Sky, Small Fry!.

Ida was revealed to own a Waterium Z in Balloons, Brionne, and Belligerence!. She used it along with her Brionne to perform Hydro Vortex.

A full set of type-specific Z-Crystals, including the Waterium Z, appeared in A Grand Debut!, 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 Waterium 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 水Z Séui-Z
Mandarin 水Z Shuǐ-Z
Denmark Flag.png Danish Vandium Z
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Waterium Z
Finland Flag.png Finnish Waterium Z
France Flag.png French Aquazélite
Germany Flag.png German Aquium Z
Italy Flag.png Italian Idrium Z
South Korea Flag.png Korean 물Z Mul-Z
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Waterium Z
Poland Flag.png Polish Wodonium Z
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Hidrolium Z
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Aguarium Z
Spain Flag.png Spanish Hidrostal Z
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Waterium Z

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