Sparkling Stone

The Sparkling Stone (Japanese: かがやくいし Sparkling Stone) is a Key Item introduced in Generation VII and the raw material needed to create a Z-RingSM or Z-Power RingUSUM. They are given to the island kahuna by the tapu to turn into a Z-RingSM or Z-Power RingUSUM and then gifted to worthy Pokémon Trainers. Rarely, some Trainers may be given one directly by the tapu instead, as is the case with the player.

Sparkling Stone
Sparkling Stone
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Obtain sprites from Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Introduced in Generation VII
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According to Professor Kukui and Lillie, Sparkling Stones are actually parts of Necrozma's body that were lost due to the actions of the Ultra Recon Squad's ancestors. These parts then came to Alola after passing through an Ultra Wormhole. They share these traits with Z-Crystals.

In the core series games

The player receives a Sparkling Stone from Tapu Koko in recognition of their bravery in protecting Nebby from a swarm of wild Spearow. After the player defeats Hau for the first timeSM or simply returns to Iki TownUSUM, Hala recognizes the stone, and upon realizing that the player has been recognized by the guardian deity of Melemele Island, offers to refine it. The player receives the finished product, a Z-RingSM or Z-Power RingUSUM, after completing the ceremony battle with Hau.

Another, unobtainable Sparkling Stone is given to Hapu by Tapu Fini when the former is made the island kahuna of Poni Island. She later fastens it into her own Z-RingSM/Z-Power RingUSUM. This Sparkling Stone is colored brown, unlike the whiteSM/blackUSUM one the player received earlier.


Games Cost Sell price


The player needs to give this item to Hala in Iki Town so that he can make the player a Z-RingSM or Z-Power RingUSUM out of it.


Games Description
SMUSUM A stone entrusted by a Pokémon that has been venerated as a guardian deity in the Alola region. There is said to be some secret in how it sparkles.


Games Method
SMUSUM Mahalo Trail (Plank Bridge; from Lillie after saving Nebby from the Spearow)



Concept art for the Sparkling Stone


Model of Hapu's Sparkling Stone in
Sun and Moon
Model of Hapu's Sparkling Stone in
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

In the anime

A Sparkling Stone in the anime

In Treasure Hunt, Akala Style!, Lana found a Sparkling Stone, termed in the episode as a Z-Ring ore (Japanese: リングのゲンセキ Z-Ring Ore), during a Stoutland Search treasure hunt set up by Olivia for Ash and his classmates. Olivia took the stone and turned it into a Z-Ring, which she gave to Lana in the next episode.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

A Sparkling Stone in Pokémon Adventures

Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon arc

In The Delivery of Rotom and the Girl, Sun received a Sparkling Stone from Tapu Koko. In The Party Crasher and Guzma the Destroyer, Sun used the Sparkling Stone as a splint for his broken arm. When angered by Gladion in The Final Match and a Surprising Finale!, Sun accidentally used the Z-Move Inferno Overdrive with his Litten, Dollar, defeating Gladion's Type: Null. Due to the strain of using the attack, Sun immediately passed out from exhaustion. Hala took the Sparkling Stone in order to convert it into a Z-Ring for Sun to use. Once completed, Hala had Kahili deliver it to Sun at the Ruins of Life.

In The Wild Full-Power Pose of Fire, Kiawe was revealed to own a Z-Ring, which he received as a Sparkling Stone from Tapu Lele five years earlier. In order to prevent Sun from using Inferno Overdrive against him again, Gladion had his Type: Null shatter Kiawe's Z-Ring when the latter attempted to lend it to Sun, leaving only the Sparkling Stone intact.

In The Truth and Island Kahuna Hapu, Hapu received a Sparkling Stone from Tapu Fini after it accepted her as the next kahuna of Poni Island.

In Shock!! Father in the Pendant!, Hau revealed that, in the midst of his training, he had managed to obtain a Sparkling Stone, which Olivia had fashioned into a Z-Ring for him.


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 光輝石 Gwōngfāi Sehk
Mandarin 光輝石 / 光辉石 Guānghuī Shí
  French Gemme Lumière
  German Glitzerstein
  Italian Pietra lucente
  Korean 빛나는돌 Binnaneun Dol
  Spanish Piedra Brillante

See also

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