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Steelium Z
Steel Z
Steelium Z
Steelium Z
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Introduced in Generation VII
Generation VII Bag Z-Crystals pocket icon.png Z-Crystals

The Steelium Z (Japanese: ハガネZ Steel Z) is a type of Z-Crystal introduced in Pokémon Sun and Moon. It is the type-specific Z-Crystal associated with the Steel type and allows Pokémon to upgrade their Steel-type moves to Z-Moves.


In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price


Bag Steelium Z Sprite.png Bag item

Can create Steelium Z held items for Pokémon in the party.

Held Steelium Z Sprite.png Held item

In battle

Allows the holder to upgrade its Steel-type damaging moves to the Z-Move Corkscrew Crash or upgrade its Steel-type status moves into Z-Moves.

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.

Multitype changes an Arceus holding this item to its Steel-type form. Rayquaza cannot Mega Evolve if it holds a Z-Crystal.

Outside of battle

A held Steelium Z is automatically removed if the Pokémon is traded between players.

Multitype changes an Arceus holding this item to its Steel-type form.


Bag item

Games Description
SMUSUM It converts Z-Power into crystals that upgrade Steel-type moves to Steel-type Z-Moves.

Held item

Games Description
SMUSUM This is a crystallized form of Z-Power. It upgrades Steel-type moves to Z-Moves.


Games Method
SM Hokulani Observatory (from Molayne for completing Sophocles's trial)
USUM Mount Hokulani (from Molayne)

In the anime

A Steelium Z in the anime

A Steelium Z appeared in A Grand Debut!, where Hapu presented Ash with a box full of type-specific Z-Crystals and allowed him to choose one of them as his prize for defeating her. Ash let Pikachu make the choice, and he chose the Steelium Z.

Another Steelium Z appeared in Beauty is Only Crystal Deep!, where it was one of the Z-Crystals stolen by a Pheromosa.

A full set of replicas of the type-specific Z-Crystals, including the Steelium Z, appeared in A Team-on-Team Tussle!, where they were shown to Ash and his classmates by Professor Kukui.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 鋼Z Gong-Z
Mandarin 鋼Z / 钢Z Gāng-Z
France Flag.png French Métallozélite
Germany Flag.png German Metallium Z
Italy Flag.png Italian Metallium Z
South Korea Flag.png Korean 강철Z Gangcheol-Z
Spain Flag.png Spanish Metalostal Z

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