A Z-Crystal (Z(ゼット)クリスタル Zetto-Kurisutaru) is a special type of item introduced in Generation VII, used to activate a Z-Move. It helps Pokémon use the corresponding Z-Move when equipped with one, as long as it knows a move of the same type.

One Z-Crystal can be used as many times and on many Pokémon as one wishes. The Z-Crystals work with the Z-Ring.

For a Trainer to obtain Z-Crystal, one must complete an Island Trial challenge by defeating Totem Pokémon and a Grand Trial challenge from defeating the Island Kahuna. The Z-Crystals and the powers of the Totem Pokémon were created by Ultra Necrozma, as a result of losing its light.

List of Z-Crystals

A total of 35 Z-Crystals exist, with 18 of them for each elemental type and 17 of them for specific Pokémon.

Bag
Spr.
Held
Spr.
Name Japanese
Name
Z-Move Corresponding
Type/Pokémon
Buginium Z Sprite.png Buginium Z Held Sprite.png Buginium Z ムシZ
Mushi Z
Bug Z
Savage Spin-Out Type Bug.gif
Darkinium Z Sprite.png Darkinium Z Held Sprite.png Darkinium Z アクZ
Aku Z
Dark Z
Black Hole Eclipse Type Dark.gif
Dragonium Z Sprite.png Dragonium Z Held Sprite.png Dragonium Z ドラゴンZ
Doragon Z
Dragon Z
Devastating Drake Type Dragon.gif
Electrium Z Sprite.png Electrium Z Held Sprite.png Electrium Z デンキZ
Denki Z
Electric Z
Gigavolt Havoc Type Electric.gif
Fairium Z Sprite.png Fairium Z Held Sprite.png Fairium Z フェアリーZ
Fearii Z
Fairy Z
Twinkle Tackle Type Fairy.gif
Fightinium Z Sprite.png Fightinium Z Held Sprite.png Fightinium Z カクトウZ
Kakutou Z
Fighting Z
All-Out Pummeling Type Fighting.gif
Firium Z Sprite.png Firium Z Held Sprite.png Firium Z ホノオZ
Honoo Z
Fire Z
Inferno Overdrive Type Fire.gif
Flyinium Z Sprite.png Flyinium Z Held Sprite.png Flyinium Z ヒコウZ
Hikou Z
Flying Z
Supersonic Skystrike Type Flying.gif
Ghostium Z Sprite.png Ghostium Z Held Sprite.png Ghostium Z ゴーストZ
Goosuto Z
Ghost Z
Never-Ending Nightmare Type Ghost.gif
Grassium Z Sprite.png Grassium Z Held Sprite.png Grassium Z クサZ
Kusa Z
Grass Z
Bloom Doom Type Grass.gif
Groundium Z Sprite.png Groundium Z Held Sprite.png Groundium Z ジメンZ
Jimen Z
Ground Z
Tectonic Rage Type Ground.gif
Icium Z Sprite.png Icium Z Held Sprite.png Icium Z コオリZ
Koori Z
Ice Z
Subzero Slammer Type Ice.gif
Normalium Z Sprite.png Normalium Z Held Sprite.png Normalium Z ノーマルZ
Noomaru Z
Normal Z
Breakneck Blitz Type Normal.gif
Poisonium Z Sprite.png Poisonium Z Held Sprite.png Poisonium Z ドクZ
Doku Z
Poison Z
Acid Downpour Type Poison.gif
Psychium Z Sprite.png Psychium Z Held Sprite.png Psychium Z エスパーZ
Esupaa Z
Psychic Z
Shattered Psyche Type Psychic.gif
Rockium Z Sprite.png Rockium Z Held Sprite.png Rockium Z イワZ
Iwa Z
Rock Z
Continental Crush Type Rock.gif
Steelium Z Sprite.png Steelium Z Held Sprite.png Steelium Z ハガネZ
Hagane Z
Steel Z
Corkscrew Crash Type Steel.gif
Waterium Z Sprite.png Waterium Z Held Sprite.png Waterium Z ミズZ
Mizu Z
Water Z
Hydro Vortex Type Water.gif
Pikanium Z Sprite.png Electrium Z Held Sprite.png Pikanium Z ピカチュウZ
Pikachuu Z
Pikachu Z
Catastropika 025.png
Pikashunium Z Sprite.png Pikashunium Z Held Sprite.png Pikashunium Z サトピカZ
Satopika Z
Ash-Pika Z
10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt 025OC.png025HC.png025SC.png
025UC.png025KC.png025AC.png
025PC.png
Aloraichium Z Sprite.png Aloraichium Z Held Sprite.png Aloraichium Z アロライZ
Arorai Z
Alorai Z
Stoked Sparksurfer 026A.png
Eevium Z Sprite.png Eevium Z Held Sprite.png Eevium Z イーブイZ
Iibui Z
Eevee Z
Extreme Evoboost 133.png
Snorlium Z Sprite.png Snorlium Z Held Sprite.png Snorlium Z カビゴンZ
Kabigon Z
Snorlax Z
Pulverizing Pancake 143.png
Mewnium Z Sprite.png Mewnium Z Held Sprite.png Mewnium Z ミュウZ
Myuu Z
Mew Z
Genesis Supernova 151.png
Decidium Z Sprite.png Grassium Z Held Sprite.png Decidium Z ジュナイパーZ
Junaipaa Z
Decidueye Z
Sinister Arrow Raid 724.png
Incinium Z Sprite.png Firium Z Held Sprite.png Incinium Z ガオガエンZ
Gaogaen Z
Incineroar Z
Malicious Moonsault 727.png
Primarium Z Sprite.png Waterium Z Held Sprite.png Primarium Z アシレーヌZ
Ashireenu Z
Primarina Z
Oceanic Operetta 730.png
Tapunium Z Sprite.png Tapunium Z Held Sprite.png Tapunium Z カプZ
Kapu Z
Tapu Z
Guardian of Alola 785.png786.png
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Marshadium Z Sprite.png Marshadium Z Held Sprite.png Marshadium Z マーシャドーZ
Maashadoo Z
Marshadow Z
Soul-Stealing 7-Star Strike 802.png
Kommonium Z Sprite.png Kommonium Z Held Sprite.png Kommonium Z ジャラランガZ
Jararanga Z
Kommo-o Z
Clangorous Soulblaze 784.png
Lycanium Z Sprite.png Lycanium Z Held Sprite.png Lycanium Z ルガルガンZ
Rugarugan Z
Lycanroc Z
Splintered Stormshards 745.png745Mn.png
Link=Lycanroc
Solganium Z Sprite.png Solganium Z Held Sprite.png Solganium Z ソルガレオZ
Sorugareo Z
Solgaleo Z
Searing Sunraze Smash Link=SolgaleoLink=Necrozma
Lunalium Z Sprite.png Lunalium Z Held Sprite.png Lunalium Z ルナアーラZ
Runa'aara Z
Lunala Z
Menacing Moonraze Maelstrom Link=LunalaLink=Necrozma
Ultranecrozium Z Sprite.png Ultranecrozium Z Held Sprite.png Ultranecrozium Z ウルトラネクロZ
Urutora Nekuro Z
Ultra Necro Z
Light That Burns the Sky Link=Necrozma
Mimikium Z Sprite.png Mimikium Z Held Sprite.png Mimikium Z ミミッキュZ
Mimikkyu Z
Mimikyu Z
Let's Snuggle Forever Link=Mimikyu

Descriptions

Games Z-Crystals
SMUSUMPE
SWSH
Buginium Z Darkinium Z Dragonium Z Electrium Z Fairium Z Fightinium Z
It converts Z-Power into crystals that upgrade Bug-type moves to Bug-type Z-Moves. It converts Z-Power into crystals that upgrade Dark-type moves to Dark-type Z-Moves. It converts Z-Power into crystals that upgrade Dragon-type moves to Dragon-type Z-Moves. It converts Z-Power into crystals that upgrade Electric-type moves to Electric-type Z-Moves. It converts Z-Power into crystals that upgrade Fairy-type moves to Fairy-type Z-Moves. It converts Z-Power into crystals that upgrade Fighting-type moves to Fighting-type Z-Moves.
Firium Z Flyinium Z Ghostium Z Grassium Z Groundium Z Icium Z
It converts Z-Power into crystals that upgrade Fire-type moves to Fire-type Z-Moves. It converts Z-Power into crystals that upgrade Flying-type moves to Flying-type Z-Moves. It converts Z-Power into crystals that upgrade Ghost-type moves to Ghost-type Z-Moves. It converts Z-Power into crystals that upgrade Grass-type moves to Grass-type Z-Moves. It converts Z-Power into crystals that upgrade Ground-type moves to Ground-type Z-Moves. It converts Z-Power into crystals that upgrade Ice-type moves to Ice-type Z-Moves.
Normalium Z Poisonium Z Psychium Z Rockium Z Steelium Z Waterium Z
It converts Z-Power into crystals that upgrade Normal-type moves to Normal-type Z-Moves. It converts Z-Power into crystals that upgrade Poison-type moves to Poison-type Z-Moves. It converts Z-Power into crystals that upgrade Psychium-type moves to Psychium-type Z-Moves. It converts Z-Power into crystals that upgrade Rock-type moves to Rock-type Z-Moves. It converts Z-Power into crystals that upgrade Steel-type moves to Steel-type Z-Moves. It converts Z-Power into crystals that upgrade Water-type moves to Water-type Z-Moves.
Pikanium Z Pikashunium Z Aloraichium Z Eevium Z Snorlium Z Mewnium Z
It converts Z-Power into crystals that upgrade Pikachu's Volt Tackle to an exclusive Z-Move. It converts Z-Power into crystals that upgrade a Thunderbolt by Pikachu in a cap to an exclusive Z-Move. It converts Z-Power into crystals that upgrade Alolan Raichu's Thunderbolt to an exclusive Z-Move. It converts Z-Power into crystals that upgrade Eevee's Last Resort to an exclusive Z-Move. It converts Z-Power into crystals that upgrade Snorlax's Giga Impact to an exclusive Z-Move. It converts Z-Power into crystals that upgrade Mew's Psychic to an exclusive Z-Move.
Decidium Z Incinium Z Primarium Z Tapunium Z Marshadium Z Kommonium Z
It converts Z-Power into crystals that upgrade Decidueye's Spirit Shackle to an exclusive Z-Move. It converts Z-Power into crystals that upgrade Incineroar's Darkest Lariat to an exclusive Z-Move. It converts Z-Power into crystals that upgrade Primarina's Sparkling Aria to an exclusive Z-Move. It converts Z-Power into crystals that upgrade the tapu's Nature's Madness to an exclusive Z-Move. It converts Z-Power into crystals that upgrade Marshadium's Spectral Thief to an exclusive Z-Move. It converts Z-Power into crystals that upgrade Kommo-o's Clanging Scales to an exclusive Z-Move.
Lycanium Z Solganium Z Lunalium Z Ultranecrozium Z Mimikium Z
It converts Z-Power into crystals that upgrade Lycanroc's Stone Edge to an exclusive Z-Move. It converts Z-Power into crystals that upgrade Solgaleo's Sunsteel Strike to an exclusive Z-Move. It converts Z-Power into crystals that upgrade Lunala's Moongeist Beam to an exclusive Z-Move. It's a crystal that turns Necrozma fused with Solgaleo or Lunala into a new form. It converts Z-Power into crystals that upgrade Mimikyu's Play Rough to an exclusive Z-Move.
Footnotes
Z-Crystals in yellow are introduced in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, so they do not have descriptions from Sun and Moon.

Games Z-Crystals
SMUSUMPE
SWSH
Buginium Z Darkinium Z Dragonium Z Electrium Z Fairium Z Fightinium Z
This is a crystallized form of Z-Power. It upgrades Bug-type moves to Z-Moves. This is a crystallized form of Z-Power. It upgrades Dark-type moves to Z-Moves. This is a crystallized form of Z-Power. It upgrades Dragon-type moves to Z-Moves. This is a crystallized form of Z-Power. It upgrades Electric-type moves to Z-Moves. This is a crystallized form of Z-Power. It upgrades Fairy-type moves to Z-Moves. This is a crystallized form of Z-Power. It upgrades Fighting-type moves to Z-Moves.
Firium Z Flyinium Z Ghostium Z Grassium Z Groundium Z Icium Z
This is a crystallized form of Z-Power. It upgrades Fire-type moves to Z-Moves. This is a crystallized form of Z-Power. It upgrades Flying-type moves to Z-Moves. This is a crystallized form of Z-Power. It upgrades Ghost-type moves to Z-Moves. This is a crystallized form of Z-Power. It upgrades Grass-type moves to Z-Moves. This is a crystallized form of Z-Power. It upgrades Ground-type moves to Z-Moves. This is a crystallized form of Z-Power. It upgrades Ice-type moves to Z-Moves.
Normalium Z Poisonium Z Psychium Z Rockium Z Steelium Z Waterium Z
This is a crystallized form of Z-Power. It upgrades Normal-type moves to Z-Moves. This is a crystallized form of Z-Power. It upgrades Poison-type moves to Z-Moves. This is a crystallized form of Z-Power. It upgrades Psychic-type moves to Z-Moves. This is a crystallized form of Z-Power. It upgrades Rock-type moves to Z-Moves. This is a crystallized form of Z-Power. It upgrades Steel-type moves to Z-Moves. This is a crystallized form of Z-Power. It upgrades Water-type moves to Z-Moves.
Pikanium Z Pikashunium Z Aloraichium Z Eevium Z Snorlium Z Mewnium Z
This is a crystallized form of Z-Power. It upgrades Pikachu's Volt Tackle to a Z-Move. This is a crystallized form of Z-Power. It upgrades a Thunderbolt by Pikachu in a cap to a Z-Move. This is a crystallized form of Z-Power. It upgrades Alolan Raichu's Thunderbolt to a Z-Move. This is a crystallized form of Z-Power. It upgrades Eevee's Last Resort to a Z-Move. This is a crystallized form of Z-Power. It upgrades Snorlax's Giga Impact to a Z-Move. This is a crystallized form of Z-Power. It upgrades Mew's Psychic to a Z-Move.
Decidium Z Incinium Z Primarium Z Tapunium Z Marshadium Z Kommonium Z
This is a crystallized form of Z-Power. It upgrades Decidueye's Spirit Shackle to a Z-Move. This is a crystallized form of Z-Power. It upgrades Incineroar's Darkest Lariat to a Z-Move. This is a crystallized form of Z-Power. It upgrades Primarina's Sparkling Aria to a Z-Move. This is a crystallized form of Z-Power. It upgrades the tapu's Nature's Madness to a Z-Move. This is a crystallized form of Z-Power. It upgrades Marshadow's Spectral Thief to a Z-Move. This is a crystallized form of Z-Power. It upgrades Kommo-o's Clanging Scales to a Z-Move.
Lycanium Z Solganium Z Lunalium Z Ultranecrozium Z Mimikium Z
This is a crystallized form of Z-Power. It upgrades Lycanroc's Stone Edge to a Z-Move. This is a crystallized form of Z-Power. It upgrades Solgaleo's Sunsteel Strike to a Z-Move. This is a crystallized form of Z-Power. It upgrades Lunala's Moongeist Beam to a Z-Move. This is a crystallized form of Z-Power. It upgrades Necrozma's Photon Geyser to a Z-Move. This is a crystallized form of Z-Power. It upgrades Mimikyu's Play Rough to a Z-Move.
Footnotes
Z-Crystals in yellow are introduced in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, so they do not have descriptions from Sun and Moon.

Locations

Z-Crystal Games
SM USUM
Buginium Z Shady House
Darkinium Z Malie City (grand trial reward)
Dragonium Z Vast Poni Canyon (trial reward)
Electrium Z Hokulani Observatory (trial reward)
Fairium Z Vast Poni Canyon (from Mina) Seafolk Village (trial reward)
Fightinium Z Iki Town (grand trial reward)
Firium Z Wela Volcano Park (trial reward)
Flyinium Z Ten Carat Hill
Ghostium Z Route 14 (trial reward)
Grassium Z Lush Jungle (trial reward)
Groundium Z Vast Poni Canyon (grand trial reward) Exeggutor Island (grand trial reward)
Icium Z Mount Lanakila
Normalium Z Verdant Cavern (trial reward)
Poisonium Z Ancient Poni Path (from Plumeria)
Psychium Z Haina Desert
Rockium Z Ruins of Life (grand trial reward)
Steelium Z Hokulani Observatory (from Molayne) Mount Hokulani (from Molayne)
Waterium Z Brooklet Hill (trial reward)
Pikanium Z Konikoni City Hano Grand Resort
Pikashunium Z I Choose You! event Pikachu Valley
Aloraichium Z Seafolk Village
Eevium Z Royal Avenue Thrifty Megamart
Snorlium Z Snorlium Z Munchlax event Heahea City Tide Song Hotel
Mewnium Z Pokémon Bank event Heahea City Tide Song Hotel
Decidium Z Malie City (from Professor Kukui if corresponding Pokémon chosen as starter)
Route 1 (from Hau if not chosen as starter)
Malie City (from Professor Kukui if corresponding Pokémon chosen as starter)
Iki Town (from Hala if not chosen as starter)
Incinium Z
Primarium Z
Tapunium Z Ruins of Conflict (after defeating/catching Tapu Koko) Any ruins (after defeating/catching the first tapu)
Marshadium Z Marshadow event Heahea City Tide Song Hotel
Kommonium Z - Plains Grotto
Lycanium Z - Malie City (from Hau)
Solganium Z - Mahalo Trail (from Lillie)US
Lake of the MooneUM
Lunalium Z - Lake of the SunneUS
Mahalo Trail (from Lillie)UM
Ultranecrozium Z - Mount Lanakila
Mimikium Z - Thrifty Megamart (Abandoned Site)

Anime

  • Kiawe received his Firium Z after winning his Grand Trail against Olivia but it was owned by his Grandfather before him.
  • Ash:
    • Received his Electrium Z by Tapu Koko but it shattered when he used it for the first time. However, Ash got a replacement Z-Crystal after winning his first Grand Trail against Hala.
    • Received a Normalium Z after defeating the Totem Gumshoos.
  • Team Rocket got their Darkinium Z after defeating the Totem Raticate.
  • Lana received her Waterium Z after defeating the Totem Wishiwashi.
  • Ash:
    • Received a Grassium Z after defeating the Totem Lurantis.
    • Received a Rockium Z after winning his second Grand Trail against Olivia.
    • Received a Solganium Z from the newly evolved Nebby.
    • Had his Electrium Z transform into Pikashunium Z a couple of times until it became permanent after defeating Professor Kukui in an exhibition battle.
  • Team Rocket received a Mimikium Z from Acerola's Mimikyu, which is nicknamed Mimikins.
  • Ash received his Lycanium Z after winning his third Grand Trail against Nanu.
  • Lillie received her Icium Z after helping a Totem Sandslash defend its home from a wild Tyranitar.
  • Lana received her Primarium Z from Ida.
  • Kiawe received his Flyinium Z from Tapu Fini.
  • Ash received his Steelium Z after winning his last Grand Trail against Hapu
  • Sophocles received his Buginium Z as a prize for winning the Vikavolt race.
  • Mallow received her Grassium Z from Tapu Koko after passing Oranguru trail.
  • Ash received his Firium Z as a thank you gift from Elder for helping it.

Trivia

  • In A Team-on-Team Tussle!, Team Rocket obtained the Darkinium Z. However, they had it attached to Meowth, which is the same way of how it works in the games.
  • Z-Crystals have a number of weaknesses.
    • In the anime, if a Trainer uses a Z-Crystal before they start an Island Challenge, the Z-Crystal will disintegrate, as a sign of proof that the Trainer isn't ready to use it.
    • In the anime and the games, the Z-Crystal's power can only be used once when in battle.
    • Both the Trainer and Pokémon have to be in complete synchronization with each other to use the Z-Move of the required Z-Crystal.
      • In Trials and Determinations!, if the Trainer or the Pokémon get the synchronization of movements wrong, the Z-Move won't activate.
      • In A Team-on-Team Tussle!, if the Trainer and the Pokémon don't know the right synchronization of movements, the Z-Move won't activate.
    • With Team Rocket's Darkinium Z, their crystal won't transfer its power, unless it's inside of a real Z-Ring instead of a fake one.
      • However, it is unknown if a Z-Crystal's power can be activated without a Z-Ring, similar to a Key Stone and a Pokémon's Mega Stone seen in Pokémon Origins.
    • In Mimikyu Unmasked! and Balloons, Brionne, and Belligerence!, if the Pokémon's power isn't strong enough to handle the power of a Z-Move of the required Z-Crystal, then the move won't work. The weakness can be overcome with training.
    • In The Young Flame Strikes Back!, both the Trainer and the Pokémon must have a level of trust between each other for the Z-Move to work, which is similar to Mega Evolution.

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