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Introduced in Generation VII
Waterium Z (Japanese: ミズＺ Water Z) is a type of Z-Crystal introduced in Pokémon Sun and Moon. It is the type-specific Z-Crystal associated with the Water type and allows Pokémon to upgrade their Water-type moves to Z-Moves.
In the core series games
S M US UM N/A
Can create Waterium Z held items for the player's Pokémon.
Allows the holder to upgrade its
Water-type damaging moves to the Z-Move Hydro Vortex or upgrade its Water-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 Water-type form. Rayquaza cannot Mega Evolve if it holds a Z-Crystal.
Outside of battle
A held Waterium Z is automatically removed if the Pokémon is
traded between players.
Multitype changes an Arceus holding this item to its Water-type form.
S M US UM It converts Z-Power into crystals that upgrade Water-type moves to Water-type Z-Moves.
S M US UM This is a crystallized form of Z-Power. It upgrades Water-type moves to Z-Moves.
Acquisition In the anime In other languages External links