A Z-Crystal (Z(ゼット)クリスタル Zetto-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 Corresponding
Type/Pokémon
Buginium Z Dream.png
Buginium Z Sprite.png Buginium Z
Savage Spin-Out Type Bug.gif
Darkinium Z Dream.png
Darkinium Z Sprite.png Darkinium Z
Black Hole Eclipse Type Dark.gif
Dragonium Z Dream.png
Dragonium Z Sprite.png Dragonium Z
Devastating Drake Type Dragon.gif
Electrium Z Dream.png
Electrium Z Sprite.png Electrium Z
Gigavolt Havoc Type Electric.gif
Fairium Z Dream.png
Fairium Z Sprite.png Fairium Z
Twinkle Tackle Type Fairy.gif
Fightinium Z Dream.png
Fightinium Z Sprite.png Fightinium Z
All-Out Pummeling Type Fighting.gif
Firium Z Dream.png
Firium Z Sprite.png Firium Z
Inferno Overdrive Type Fire.gif
Flyinium Z Dream.png
Flyinium Z Sprite.png Flyinium Z
Supersonic Skystrike Type Flying.gif
Ghostium Z Dream.png
Ghostium Z Sprite.png Ghostium Z
Never-Ending Nightmare Type Ghost.gif
Grassium Z Dream.png
Grassium Z Sprite.png Grassium Z
Bloom Doom Type Grass.gif
Groundium Z Dream.png
Groundium Z Sprite.png Groundium Z
Tectonic Rage Type Ground.gif
Icium Z Dream.png
Icium Z Sprite.png Icium Z
Subzero Slammer Type Ice.gif
Normalium Z Dream.png
Normalium Z Sprite.png Normalium Z
Breakneck Blitz Type Normal.gif
Poisonium Z Dream.png
Poisonium Z Sprite.png Poisonium Z
Acid Downpour Type Poison.gif
Psychium Z Dream.png
Psychium Z Sprite.png Psychium Z
Shattered Psyche Type Psychic.gif
Rockium Z Dream.png
Rockium Z Sprite.png Rockium Z
Continental Crush Type Rock.gif
Steelium Z Dream.png
Steelium Z Sprite.png Steelium Z
Corkscrew Crash Type Steel.gif
Waterium Z Dream.png
Waterium Z Sprite.png Waterium Z
Hydro Vortex Type Water.gif
Pikanium Z Dream.png
Pikanium Z Sprite.png Pikanium Z
Catastropika 025.png
Pikashunium Z Dream.png
Pikashunium Z Sprite.png Pikashunium Z
10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt 025OC.png025HC.png025SC.png025UC.png
025KC.png025AC.png025PC.png
Aloraichium Z Dream.png
Aloraichium Z Sprite.png Aloraichium Z
Stoked Sparksurfer 026A.png
Eevium Z Dream.png
Eevium Z Sprite.png Eevium Z
Extreme Evoboost 133.png
Snorlium Z Dream.png
Snorlium Z Sprite.png Snorlium Z
Pulverizing Pancake 143.png
Mewnium Z Dream.png
Mewnium Z Sprite.png Mewnium Z
Genesis Supernova 151.png
Decidium Z Dream.png
Decidium Z Sprite.png Decidium Z
Sinister Arrow Raid 724.png
Incinium Z Dream.png
Incinium Z Sprite.png Incinium Z
Malicious Moonsault 727.png
Primarium Z Dream.png
Primarium Z Sprite.png Primarium Z
Oceanic Operetta 730.png
Tapunium Z Dream.png
Tapunium Z Sprite.png Tapunium Z
Guardian of Alola 785.png786.png787.png788.png
Marshadium Z Dream.png
Marshadium Z Sprite.png Marshadium Z
Soul-Stealing 7 Star Strike 802.png
Kommonium Z.png
Kommonium Z Sprite.png Kommonium Z
Clangorous Soulblaze 784.png
Lycanium Z.png
Lycanium Z Sprite.png Lycanium Z
Splintered Stormshards 745Du.png745Mn.pngLink=Lycanroc
Solganium Z.png
Solganium Z Sprite.png Solganium Z
Searing Sunraze Smash Link=SolgaleoLink=Necrozma
Lunalium Z.png
Lunalium Z Sprite.png Lunalium Z
Menacing Moonraze Maelstrom Link=LunalaLink=Necrozma
Ultranecrozium Z.png
Ultranecrozium Z Sprite.png Ultranecrozium Z
Light That Burns the Sky Link=Necrozma
Mimikium Z.png
Mimikium Z Sprite.png Mimikium Z
Let's Snuggle Forever Link=Mimikyu

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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