Pikashunium Z

The Pikashunium Z (Japanese: サトピカZ Satopika Z) is a type of Z-Crystal introduced in Pokémon Sun and Moon. It is a Pokémon-specific Z-Crystal associated with Pikachu in a cap and allows it to upgrade its Thunderbolt into the special Z-Move 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt.

Pikashunium Z
Satopika Z
Bag Pikashunium Z Sprite.png
Pikashunium Z
Artwork from Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Introduced in Generation VII
Generation VII Bag Z-Crystals pocket icon.png Z-Crystals

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price


  Bag item

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

  Held item

In battle

Allows 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.


Bag item

Games Description
SMUSUM It converts Z-Power into crystals that upgrade a Thunderbolt by Pikachu in a cap to an exclusive Z-Move.

Held item

Games Description
SMUSUM This is a crystallized form of Z-Power. It upgrades a Thunderbolt by Pikachu in a cap to a Z-Move.


Games Method
SM Bundled with Pikachu in a cap (I Choose You! event)
USUM Pikachu Valley (from a female Pikachu after showing her a Pikachu in a cap)


This is artwork of the Pikashunium Z as seen on the official Pokémon Global Link.

Pikashunium Z

In the anime

A Pikashunium Z in the anime

In 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 A Battle Hand-Off!, where Ash used it to perform 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt once again to defeat 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 From Z to Shining Z!, appearing in response to 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.

In Legend? Go! Friends? Go!, the Pikashunium Z was briefly seen in Ash's room in Pallet Town, along with his Z-Power Ring and his other trophies, awards, and memorabilia.

In Ultra Exciting from the Shocking Start!, Ash was shown to have retrieved his Z-Power Ring and Pikashunium Z in preparation for his World Coronation Series match against Volkner. At the end of the match, Ash used them to perform 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt against Volkner's Electivire, overloading its Motor Drive and defeating it. The Pikashunium Z also saw usage in some of Ash's subsequent World Coronation Series battles.


  • The name of the Pikashunium Z is a portmanteau of the words Pikachu and Ash (or Satoshi for Japan), referring to the fact that it can only be used by Pikachu in a cap, which is wearing Ash's hat.
  • The thunderbolt-like shape seen on the Pikashunium-Z resembles a Pikachu's tail. Additionally, the left edge of the "thunderbolt" resembles a Pikachu's fingers.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 智皮卡Z Jipèihkā-Z
Mandarin 智皮卡Z Zhìpíkǎ-Z
  Finnish Pikashunium Z
  French Pikachazélite
  German Ash-Pikachium Z
  Italian Ashpikacium Z
  Korean 지우피카Z Jiupika-Z
  Polish Pikashunium Z
  Portuguese Pikashunium Z
  Russian Пикашуниум Z Pikashunium Z
  Spanish Ash-Pikastal Z

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