Z-Power Ring Ｚパワーリング Z-Power Ring
Introduced in Generation VII
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Z-Power Ring (Japanese: Ｚパワーリング Z-Power Ring) is a Key Item introduced in Generation VII. It is a bracelet that allows a Trainer and their Pokémon to gather the Z-Power required to perform Z-Moves.
It can use more Z-Moves than the original
Z-Ring from Pokémon Sun and Moon, which it replaces.
In the core series games
Comparison of a wearing a Z-Ring (top) vs. Collector a Z-Power Ring (bottom). Note the size difference.
A Z-Power Ring is made by refining a
Sparkling Stone. Z-Power Rings have a slot in the center where the wearer can insert a Z-Crystal as well as multiple other slots to store Z-Crystals not in use.
player receives a Sparkling Stone from Tapu Koko in recognition of their bravery in protecting Nebby from a swarm of wild Spearow. After receiving their starter Pokémon, 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-Power Ring, after completing the ceremony battle with Hau. As the player proceeds through the island challenge, they will receive Z-Crystals for their Ring from the Captains and island kahunas.
Being a part of the rites of passage in
Alola, Z-Power Rings are much more widely distributed in comparison to Key Stones in Kalos and Hoenn. All kahunas, members of the Alola Elite Four, and most captains use Z-Power Rings in battle against the player. Other key characters, such as Professor Kukui, Hau, and Gladion, have or obtain Z-Power Rings over the course of the story. The player will even battle the occasional minor character Trainer who will use a Z-Power Ring, usually after defeating all other Trainers in their given area.
Contrary to the lore, the player is never required to equip a specific Z-Crystal on their Z-Power Ring. The player can use any Z-Move so long as their Pokémon is holding an appropriate Z-Crystal and has an appropriate move.
During the post-game, Professor Kukui reveals that the Z-Power Rings are lost pieces of
Necrozma that rained down onto Alola from Ultra Wormholes in the form of Sparkling Stones.
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Allows the player to use
Z-Crystals and Z-Moves with their Pokémon. Each Trainer can only use one Z-Move per battle.
After receiving a
Key Stone from Dexio, the player can also Mega Evolve their Pokémon if they hold the appropriate Mega Stone. Each Trainer can only Mega Evolve one Pokémon per battle.
P E A mysterious ring that enables Pokémon to use Z-Power. It requires both the willpower and the physical power of the Trainer wearing it.
Concept art for the Z-Power Ring
Models In the anime
A Z-Power Ring in the
, Revealing the Stuff of Legend! Ash received a Solganium Z from the newly evolved Nebby. Upon receiving it, Ash tried to fit the Z-Crystal in his Z-Ring, only to find it didn't fit. Upon seeing this, Tapu Koko took his Z-Ring and passed it among its fellow deities, each one blessing it. After being blessed with the Tapu's power, it became a Z-Power Ring, and could hold the Solganium Z. In , it was shown that Ash had left his Z-Power Ring in his room in Legend? Go! Friends? Go! Pallet Town with his Pikashunium Z as part of a collection of his trophies and treasures. In , he was shown to have retrieved it for use against Ultra Exciting from the Shocking Start! Volkner in their World Coronation Series match.
, Why Not Give Me a Z-Ring Sometime? Team Rocket received a Z-Power Ring from Nanu, which James used with their Darkinium Z, allowing his Mareanie to perform Black Hole Eclipse. In , A Battle Hand-Off! Jessie used the same Z-Power Ring and her Mimikium Z to perform Let's Snuggle Forever with her Mimikyu. In , James left the Z-Power Ring with Mareanie before the Rocket trio returned to Thank You, Alola! The Journey Continues! Kanto.
, Filling the Light with Darkness! Gladion was revealed to have obtained a Z-Power Ring. In , it allowed him to perform Securing the Future! Menacing Moonraze Maelstrom with Lunala after he obtained a Lunalium Z from it.
, the All Out, All of the Time! All-Out Brothers were revealed to own a Z-Power Ring. They use it in conjunction with their Kommonium Z to perform Clangorous Soulblaze with their Kommo-o.
Gallery In the manga In other languages See also