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Primarium Z
Ashirene Z
Primarium Z
Primarium Z
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Introduced in Generation VII
Generation VII Bag Z-Crystals pocket icon.png Z-Crystals

The Primarium Z (Japanese: アシレーヌZ Ashirene Z) is a type of Z-Crystal introduced in Pokémon Sun and Moon. It is a Pokémon-specific Z-Crystal associated with Primarina and allows it to upgrade its Sparkling Aria into the special Z-Move Oceanic Operetta.


In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price


Bag Primarium Z Sprite.png Bag item

Can create Primarium Z held items for Primarina in the party.

Held Primarium Z Sprite.png Held item

In battle

Allows Primarina (or a Pokémon transformed into Primarina) to upgrade its Sparkling Aria into the special Z-Move Oceanic Operetta.

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 Primarium Z is automatically removed if the Pokémon is traded between players.


Bag item

Games Description
SMUSUM It converts Z-Power into crystals that upgrade Primarina's Sparkling Aria to an exclusive Z-Move.

Held item

Games Description
SMUSUM This is a crystallized form of Z-Power. It upgrades Primarina's Sparkling Aria to a Z-Move.


Games Method
SMUSUM Malie Garden (from Professor Kukui if the player started with Popplio)
Player's house (from Hau if the player did not start with Popplio)SM
Iki Town (from Hala after defeating him in a rematch if the player did not choose Popplio)USUM

In the anime

A Primarium Z in the anime

A Primarium Z was first seen in Evolving Research! under the ownership of Ida. She used it to have her Primarina perform Oceanic Operetta. Later on, Ida gave Lana a different Primarium Z, which Kanoa had found while diving in the sea.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 西獅海壬Z Sāisīhóiyàhm-Z
Mandarin 西獅海壬Z / 西狮海壬Z Xīshīhǎirén-Z
France Flag.png French Oratozélite
Germany Flag.png German Primarenium Z
Italy Flag.png Italian Primarinium Z
South Korea Flag.png Korean 누리레느Z Nurireneu-Z
Spain Flag.png Spanish Primastal Z

External links

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