Z-Crystals in the anime

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 Z Savage Spin-Out Bug
   Dragonium Z Devastating Drake Dragon
   Electrium Z Gigavolt Havoc Electric
   Fairium Z Twinkle Tackle Fairy
   Fightinium Z All-Out Pummeling Fighting
   Firium Z Inferno Overdrive Fire
   Ghostium Z Never-Ending Nightmare Ghost
   Grassium Z Bloom Doom Grass
   Groundium Z Tectonic Rage Ground
   Icium Z Subzero Slammer Ice
   Normalium Z Breakneck Blitz Normal
   Poisonium Z Acid Downpour Poison
   Psychium Z Shattered Psyche Psychic
   Rockium Z Continental Crush Rock
   Steelium Z Corkscrew Crash Steel
   Waterium Z Hydro Vortex Water

For specific Pokémon

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


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

Pokémon Global Link

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

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

In the anime

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 is 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 appeared in A Team-on-Team Tussle!. These replicas were shown to Ash and his classmates by Professor Kukui.

In the manga

Z-Crystals in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

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 PASM32, 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 other languages

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