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A Z-Crystal (Zクリスタル Z-Kurisutaru) is a special type of crystal 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: 18 of them for each elemental type and 17 of them for specific Pokémon.

Crystal Move Type or Pokémon associated
Buginium Z Dream
Buginium Z
Savage Spin-Out Type Bug
Darkinium Z Dream
Darkinium Z
Black Hole Eclipse Type Dark
Dragonium Z Dream
Dragonium Z
Devastating Drake Type Dragon
Electrium Z Dream
Electrium Z
Gigavolt Havoc Type Electric
Fairium Z Dream
Fairium Z
Twinkle Tackle Type Fairy
Fightinium Z Dream
Fightinium Z
All-Out Pummeling Type Fighting
Firium Z Dream
Firium Z
Inferno Overdrive Type Fire
Flyinium Z Dream
Flyinium Z
Supersonic Skystrike Type Flying
Ghostium Z Dream
Ghostium Z
Never-Ending Nightmare Type Ghost
Grassium Z Dream
Grassium Z
Bloom Doom Type Grass
Groundium Z Dream
Groundium Z
Tectonic Rage Type Ground
Icium Z Dream
Icium Z
Subzero Slammer Type Ice
Normalium Z Dream
Normalium Z
Breakneck Blitz Type Normal
Poisonium Z Dream
Poisonium Z
Acid Downpour Type Poison
Psychium Z Dream
Psychium Z
Shattered Psyche Type Psychic
Rockium Z Dream
Rockium Z
Continental Crush Type Rock
Steelium Z Dream
Steelium Z
Corkscrew Crash Type Steel
Waterium Z Dream
Waterium Z
Hydro Vortex Type Water
Pikanium Z Dream
Pikanium Z
Catastropika 025
Pikashunium Z Dream
Pikashunium Z
10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt 025
Aloraichium Z Dream
Aloraichium Z
Stoked Sparksurfer 026A
Eevium Z Dream
Eevium Z
Extreme Evoboost 133
Snorlium Z Dream
Snorlium Z
Pulverizing Pancake 143
Mewnium Z Dream
Mewnium Z
Genesis Supernova 151
Decidium Z Dream
Decidium Z
Sinister Arrow Raid 724
Incinium Z Dream
Incinium Z
Malicious Moonsault 727
Primarium Z Dream
Primarium Z
Oceanic Operetta 730
Tapunium Z Dream
Tapunium Z
Guardian of Alola 785786787788
Marshadium Z Dream
Marshadium Z
Soul-Stealing 7 Star Strike 802
Kommonium Z
Kommonium Z
Clangorous Soulblaze 784
Lycanium Z
Lycanium Z
Splintered Stormshards 745Du745Mn745
Solganium Z
Solganium Z
Searing Sunraze Smash 791800DM
Lunalium Z
Lunalium Z
Menacing Moonraze Maelstrom 792800DW
Ultranecrozium Z
Ultranecrozium Z
Light That Burns the Sky 800U
Mimikium Z
Mimikium Z
Let's Snuggle Forever 778

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 work.
      • 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 work.
    • 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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