Steelium Z

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.

Steelium Z
Steel Z
Bag Steelium Z Sprite.png
Steelium Z
Pokémon Global Link artwork
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 Steelium Z held items for the player's Pokémon.

  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. In Beauty is Only Crystal Deep!, the Ultra Guardians used it, along with Ash's Grassium Z, Normalium Z, Solganium Z, and Rockium Z, and Lillie's Icium Z, as bait for a Pheromosa.

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
  French Métallozélite
  German Metallium Z
  Italian Metallium Z
  Korean 강철Z Gangcheol-Z
  Polish Stalium Z
Portuguese   Brazil Acilium Z
  Portugal Acium Z
  Spanish Metalostal Z

External links

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