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A Z-Crystal (Japanese: クリスタル Z-Crystal) is an item required to upgrade moves to Z-Moves through the use of a Z-RingSM or Z-Power RingUSUM.

In the Alola region, Z-Crystals play an important role in the island challenge, as they provide proof of completing trials and grand trials, much like Gym Badges in other regions. However, not all Z-Crystals are obtained in this manner in Pokémon Sun and Moon or Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

During the game, the player can obtain Z-Crystals for their Bag, which will be stored in a dedicated Bag section. These Z-Crystals can be used to create held items of the same name at will. A held Z-Crystal is automatically removed if the Pokémon is traded between players; however, some Pokémon received from in-game trades may be holding a Z-Crystal the player already has.

Holding a Z-Crystal makes Rayquaza unable to Mega Evolve.

List of Z-Crystals

For each type

Name Z-Move Associated
move type
Buginium ZFile:Held Buginium Z Sprite.png Buginium Z Savage Spin-Out Bug
Darkinium ZFile:Held Darkinium Z Sprite.png Darkinium Z Black Hole Eclipse Dark
Dragonium ZFile:Held Dragonium Z Sprite.png Dragonium Z Devastating Drake Dragon
Electrium ZFile:Held Electrium Z Sprite.png Electrium Z Gigavolt Havoc Electric
Fairium ZFile:Held Fairium Z Sprite.png Fairium Z Twinkle Tackle Fairy
Fightinium ZFile:Held Fightinium Z Sprite.png Fightinium Z All-Out Pummeling Fighting
Firium ZFile:Held Firium Z Sprite.png Firium Z Inferno Overdrive Fire
Flyinium ZFile:Held Flyinium Z Sprite.png Flyinium Z Supersonic Skystrike Flying
Ghostium ZFile:Held Ghostium Z Sprite.png Ghostium Z Never-Ending Nightmare Ghost
Grassium ZFile:Held Grassium Z Sprite.png Grassium Z Bloom Doom Grass
Groundium ZFile:Held Groundium Z Sprite.png Groundium Z Tectonic Rage Ground
Icium ZFile:Held Icium Z Sprite.png Icium Z Subzero Slammer Ice
Normalium ZFile:Held Normalium Z Sprite.png Normalium Z Breakneck Blitz Normal
Poisonium ZFile:Held Poisonium Z Sprite.png Poisonium Z Acid Downpour Poison
Psychium ZFile:Held Psychium Z Sprite.png Psychium Z Shattered Psyche Psychic
Rockium ZFile:Held Rockium Z Sprite.png Rockium Z Continental Crush Rock
Steelium ZFile:Held Steelium Z Sprite.png Steelium Z Corkscrew Crash Steel
Waterium ZFile:Held Waterium Z Sprite.png Waterium Z Hydro Vortex Water

For specific Pokémon

Name Debut
Aloraichium ZFile:Held Aloraichium Z Sprite.png Aloraichium Z SM Raichu Alolan Raichu Thunderbolt Stoked Sparksurfer
Decidium ZFile:Held Decidium Z Sprite.png Decidium Z SM Decidueye Decidueye Spirit Shackle Sinister Arrow Raid
Eevium ZFile:Held Eevium Z Sprite.png Eevium Z SM Eevee Eevee Last Resort Extreme Evoboost
Incinium ZFile:Held Incinium Z Sprite.png Incinium Z SM Incineroar Incineroar Darkest Lariat Malicious Moonsault
Kommonium ZFile:Held Kommonium Z Sprite.png Kommonium Z USUM Kommo-o Kommo-o Clanging Scales Clangorous Soulblaze
Lunalium ZFile:Held Lunalium Z Sprite.png Lunalium Z USUM LunalaNecrozma Lunala or Dawn Wings Necrozma Moongeist Beam Menacing Moonraze Maelstrom
Lycanium ZFile:Held Lycanium Z Sprite.png Lycanium Z USUM LycanrocLycanrocLycanroc Lycanroc Stone Edge Splintered Stormshards
Marshadium ZFile:Held Marshadium Z Sprite.png Marshadium Z SM Marshadow Marshadow Spectral Thief Soul-Stealing 7-Star Strike
Mewnium ZFile:Held Mewnium Z Sprite.png Mewnium Z SM Mew Mew Psychic Genesis Supernova
Mimikium ZFile:Held Mimikium Z Sprite.png Mimikium Z USUM Mimikyu Mimikyu Play Rough Let's Snuggle Forever
Pikanium ZFile:Held Pikanium Z Sprite.png Pikanium Z SM Pikachu Pikachu (Normal form) Volt Tackle Catastropika
Pikashunium ZFile:Held Pikashunium Z Sprite.png Pikashunium Z SM Orginal Cap PikachuOrginal Cap PikachuOrginal Cap PikachuOrginal Cap Pikachu
Orginal Cap PikachuOrginal Cap PikachuOrginal Cap Pikachu
Pikachu (Pikachu in a cap) Thunderbolt 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt
Primarium ZFile:Held Primarium Z Sprite.png Primarium Z SM Primarina Primarina Sparkling Aria Oceanic Operetta
Snorlium ZFile:Held Snorlium Z Sprite.png Snorlium Z SM Snorlax Snorlax Giga Impact Pulverizing Pancake
Solganium ZFile:Held Solganium Z Sprite.png Solganium Z USUM SolgaleoNecrozma Solgaleo or Dusk Mane Necrozma Sunsteel Strike Searing Sunraze Smash
Tapunium ZFile:Held Tapunium Z Sprite.png Tapunium Z SM Tapu KokoTapu LeleTapu BuluTapu Fini Tapu Koko, Tapu Lele, Tapu Bulu, or Tapu Fini Nature's Madness Guardian of Alola
Ultranecrozium ZFile:Held Ultranecrozium Z Sprite.png Ultranecrozium Z USUM Necrozma Ultra Necrozma Photon Geyser Light That Burns the Sky


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Electrium Z Fairium Z Kommonium Z Lunalium Z
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Lycanium Z Mimikium Z Pikashunium Z Solganium Z

Pokémon Global Link

This is the artwork of the Z-Crystals on the Pokémon Global Link:

File:Dream Buginium Z Sprite.png File:Dream Darkinium Z Sprite.png File:Dream Dragonium Z Sprite.png File:Dream Electrium Z Sprite.png File:Dream Fairium Z Sprite.png File:Dream Fightinium Z Sprite.png File:Dream Firium Z Sprite.png
Buginium Z Darkinium Z Dragonium Z Electrium Z Fairium Z Fightinium Z Firium Z
File:Dream Flyinium Z Sprite.png File:Dream Ghostium Z Sprite.png File:Dream Grassium Z Sprite.png File:Dream Groundium Z Sprite.png File:Dream Icium Z Sprite.png File:Dream Normalium Z Sprite.png File:Dream Poisonium Z Sprite.png
Flyinium Z Ghostium Z Grassium Z Groundium Z Icium Z Normalium Z Poisonium Z
File:Dream Psychium Z Sprite.png File:Dream Rockium Z Sprite.png File:Dream Steelium Z Sprite.png File:Dream Waterium Z Sprite.png File:Dream Aloraichium Z Sprite.png File:Dream Decidium Z Sprite.png File:Dream Eevium Z Sprite.png
Psychium Z Rockium Z Steelium Z Waterium Z Aloraichium Z Decidium Z Eevium Z
File:Dream Incinium Z Sprite.png File:Dream Kommonium Z Sprite.png File:Dream Lunalium Z Sprite.png File:Dream Lycanium Z Sprite.png File:Dream Marshadium Z Sprite.png File:Dream Mewnium Z Sprite.png File:Dream Mimikium Z Sprite.png
Incinium Z Kommonium Z Lunalium Z Lycanium Z Marshadium Z Mewnium Z Mimikium Z
File:Dream Pikanium Z Sprite.png File:Dream Pikashunium Z Sprite.png File:Dream Primarium Z Sprite.png File:Dream Snorlium Z Sprite.png File:Dream Solganium Z Sprite.png File:Dream Tapunium Z Sprite.png File:Dream Ultranecrozium Z Sprite.png
Pikanium Z Pikashunium Z Primarium Z Snorlium Z Solganium Z Tapunium Z Ultranecrozium Z

In the anime

File:SM114 Z-Crystals.png
Various Z-Crystals in the anime

Z-Crystals first appeared in Alola to New Adventure!, where a Firium Z appeared on Kiawe's Z-Ring. He obtained it by completing Olivia's grand trial. Later in the same episode, Ash received an Electrium Z with his Z-Ring, from Tapu Koko. However, in the following episode, it shattered after Ash performed Gigavolt Havoc with Pikachu.

As revealed in To Top a Totem!, the island challenge is one way of obtaining Z-Crystals, though it is not necessarily the only way a Trainer can obtain them. Ash's goal in Alola was to complete the island challenge and collect the Z-Crystals in order to prove himself worthy of the power of Z-Moves.

A full set of replicas of the type-specific Z-Crystals were also shown to Ash and his classmates by Professor Kukui in A Team-on-Team Tussle!.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon chapter

In Pokémon Move Specialist Professor Kukui, Olivia and Nanu attempted to use their respective Z-Crystals, Rockium Z and Darkinium Z, to perform their Z-Moves against each other during a practice battle between their Lycanroc and Alolan Persian. However, Hala interrupted the battle before either move could be properly executed. In the same round, Hala was also shown being in possession of a Fightinium Z.

In Homecoming and the Brilliant Professional Golfer, Kiawe found a Firium Z hidden in the fur of Sun's Litten, Dollar. After learning the proper Z-Move pose from Kiawe, Sun was successfully able to perform Inferno Overdrive with Dollar during a battle with Gladion.

In Shock!! Father in the Pendant!, Kahili was revealed to have spent six months gathering a multitude of Z-Crystals. In the same round, Hau was revealed to have obtained a Primarium Z.

In Transcend!! Ultra Necrozma!, an Ultranecrozium Z found by the Ultra Recon Squad was revealed to have been the cause behind Necrozma's transformation into Ultra Necrozma.

In the TCG

This listing is of cards featuring Z-Crystals in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Flyinium Z: Air Slash I Unified Minds Uncommon 195/236 Sky Legend U 045/054
Normalium Z: Tackle I Unified Minds Uncommon 203/236 Sky Legend U 044/054
Dragonium Z: Dragon Claw I Cosmic Eclipse Uncommon 190/236 SM-P Promotional cards   359/SM-P


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese Z純晶 Z-Sèuhnjīng
Mandarin Z純晶 / Z纯晶 Z-Chúnjīng
20px Czech Z-krystal
20px Danish Z-krystal
20px Dutch Z-Kristal*
20px Finnish Z-kristalli
20px French Cristaux Z
20px German Z-Kristall
20px Hebrew קריסטל זי Krystal Zi
20px Hungarian Z-Kristály
20px Italian Cristallo Z
20px Korean Z크리스탈 Z-Crystal
20px Norwegian Z-krystall
20px Polish Kryształ-Z
20px Portuguese Cristal Z
20px Russian Кристалл Z Kristall Z
20px Spanish Cristal Z
20px Swedish Z-kristall

See also

Held items
In-battle effect items
BerriesColored orbsDrivesPower items
Experience-affecting itemsGemsIncenseMega StonesMemoriesPlates
Stat-enhancing itemsType-enhancing itemsZ-Crystals
Out-of-battle effect items
Power itemsIncenseMailScarves

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