In the core series games
S M US UM N/A
Can create Pikashunium Z held items for the player's Pokémon.
Pikachu in a cap (or a Pokémon transformed into a Pikachu in a cap) to upgrade its Thunderbolt into the special Z-Move 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt.
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 Pikashunium Z is automatically removed if the Pokémon is
traded between players.
S M US UM It converts Z-Power into crystals that upgrade a Thunderbolt by Pikachu in a cap to an exclusive Z-Move.
S M US UM This is a crystallized form of Z-Power. It upgrades a Thunderbolt by Pikachu in a cap to a Z-Move.
This is artwork of the Pikashunium Z as seen on the official
Pokémon Global Link.
In the anime
A Pikashunium Z in the
, 10,000,000 Reasons to Fight! Ash's Electrium Z abruptly turned into a Pikashunium Z as he was about to attack Nihilego, the Ultra Beast holding Lusamine captive. Using the power of this new Z-Crystal, Ash and Pikachu used 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt to defeat UB-01 Symbiont and free Lusamine. The Pikashunium Z reverted back to Electrium Z after the move was performed.
It reappeared in
, where Ash used it to perform 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt once again to defeat A Battle Hand-Off! Jessie's Mimikyu at the Thrifty Megamart. Afterwards, it once again reverted back to an Electrium Z.
Ash's Electrium Z transformed into Pikashunium Z once more in
, appearing in response to From Z to Shining Z! Professor Kukui performing Guardian of Alola with Tapu Koko. With their signature Z-Move, Ash and Pikachu were able to overpower Tapu Koko's Z-Move and defeat it. This time, however, the Pikashunium Z did not revert back into an Electrium Z afterwards.
, the Pikashunium Z was briefly seen in Ash's room in Legend? Go! Friends? Go! Pallet Town, along with his Z-Power Ring and his other trophies, awards, and memorabilia.
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