Now that Pokémon Sun and Moon are out, we’ve compiled guides for all those items to find in the game! Need that specific TM to give your Pokémon the competitive edge? Missing on a Zygarde Core or Cell? Mega Stones eluding you? We have you covered!
During the game you collect Z-Crystal Items. These allow you to use Z-Moves – either powerful versions of attacks, or boosted versions of Status moves that grant you extra buffs!
The directly damaging Z-Moves have more power if a stronger attack is selected. For example, the Electric-type move Gigavolt Havoc typically has 100 Base Power (BP) when e.g. Thundershock is used. This goes up to 175 BP if Thunderbolt is used instead, and 185 BP for Thunder. Some Z-Crystals are for unique Pokémon or forms. Z-Moves can only be used once a battle however.
Check the table below for more information and where to find all the Z-Crystals! Note that a couple are still not quite clarified – hang tight with those!
|Normalium Z||Reward for completing the Verdant Cavern trial (Melemele Island).||Boosts Normal-type moves into ‘Breakneck Blitz’.|
|Waterium Z||Reward for completing the Brooklet Hill trial (Akala Island first trial).||Boosts Water-type moves into ‘Hydro Vortex’.|
|Firium Z||Reward for completing the Wela Volcano Park trial (Akala Island second trial).||Boosts Fire-type moves into ‘Inferno Overdrive’.|
|Grassium Z||Reward for completing the Lush Jungle trial (Akala Island third trial).||Boosts Grass-type moves into ‘Bloom Doom’.|
|Electrium Z||Reward for completing the Hokulani Observatory trial (Ula’ula Island first trial).||Boosts Electric-type moves into ‘Gigavolt Havoc’.|
|Ghostium Z||Reward for completing the Abandoned Site trial (Ula’ula Island second trial).||Boosts Ghost-type moves. into ‘Never-Ending Nightmare’.|
|Fairium Z||Obtained from Mina midway through Vast Poni Canyon.||Boosts Fairy-type moves ‘Twinkle Tackle’.|
|Fightinium Z||Obtained after defeating the first Kahuna.||Boosts Fighting-type moves into ‘All-Out Pummeling’.|
|Rockium Z||Obtained after defeating the second Kahuna.||Boosts Rock-type moves into ‘Continental Crush’.|
|Darkinium Z||Obtained after defeating the third Kahuna.||Boosts Dark-type moves into ‘Black Hole Eclipse’.|
|Groundium Z||Obtained after defeating the fourth Kahuna.||Boosts Ground-type moves into ‘Tectonic Rage’.|
|Icium Z||Found on a pedestal in Mount Lanakila’s cave area (Ula’ula Island).||Boosts Ice-type moves into ‘Subzero Slammer’.|
|Poisonium Z||Obtained from Plumeria at Ancient Poni Path after obtaining the Sun and Moon Flutes.||Boosts Poison-type moves into ‘Acid Downpour’.|
|Flyinium Z||Boosts Flying-type moves into ‘Supersonic Skystrike’.|
|Psychium Z||Check the stones near an exit in Haina Desert, Ula’ula Island. In order: 2, 1, Up and 4.||Boosts Psychic-type moves into ‘Shattered Psyche’.|
|Buginium Z||The sparkling suitcase full of them in Guzma’s room, Shady House (Ula’ula Island).||Boosts Bug-type moves into ‘Savage Spin-Out’.|
|Dragonium Z||Guarded by a Totem Kommo-o.||Boosts Dragon-type moves into ‘Devastating Drake’.|
|Steelium Z||Obtained after completing the Hokulani Observatory trial (Ula’ula Island).||Boosts Steel-type moves into ‘Corkscrew Crash’.|
|Pikanium Z||Given to you by a woman surrounded by Pikachu near Konikoni City’s lighthouse.||This is for the unique Z-Move for Pikachu, Catastropika. It has 210 Base Power and deals Physical damage.|
|Decidium Z||Given to you by Professor Kukui after defeating Guzma at Malie Garden. If it doesn’t correspond to your starter, you can collect it from Kukui after becoming the Champion.||Upgrades Spirit Shackle. This Z-Crystal is for the unique Z-Move for Decidueye, ‘Sinister Arrow Raid’. It has 180 Base Power and deals Physical damage.|
|Incinium Z||Given to you by Professor Kukui after defeating Guzma at Malie Garden. If it doesn’t correspond to your starter, you can collect it from Kukui after becoming the Champion.||This Z-Crystal is for the unique Z-Move for Incineroar, ‘Malicious Moonsault’. It has 180 Base Power and deals Physical damage.|
|Primarium Z||Given to you by Professor Kukui after defeating Guzma at Malie Garden. If it doesn’t correspond to your starter, you can collect it from Kukui after becoming the Champion.||This Z-Crystal is for the unique Z-Move for Primarina, ‘Oceanic Operetta’. It has 195 base power and deals Special Damage.|
|Tapunium Z||Obtained in the epilogue after battling Tapu Koko.||This is for the unique Z-Move for Tapu Bulu, Tapu Lele, Tapu Fini and Tapu Koko: ‘Guardian of Alola’. It deals 75% of the target’s remaining HP.|
|Aloraichium Z||Show an NPC an Alolan Raichu.||This activates a unique Z-Move for Alolan Raichu: ‘Stoked Sparksurfer’. It has 175 Base Power and deals Special damage.|
|Snorlium Z||Available through an event Munchlax obtained through Mystery Gift, prior to the 11th January 2017.||This activates the unique Z-Move for Snorlax: ‘Pulverizing Pancake’. This works with Giga Impact. It has 210 Base Power and deals Physical damage.|
|Eevium Z||After completing the Pokémon League, head to the Mega Mart beside the Battle Royal stadium. At a check-lane, a man will tell you about a bunch of trainers with different Eevee forms. Beat them all and talk to this NPC to get the Eevium Z.||This activates a unique Z-Move for Eevee: ‘Extreme Evoboost’, which boosts all of Eevee’s stats by two stages.|
|Mewnium Z||Unknown.||This appears to be for a unique Z-Move for Mew.|
|Pikashunium Z||Unknown.||This appears to be for a unique Z-Move for Pikachu’s ‘hat’ form.|
|Marshadowium Z||Unknown.||This appears to be for a unique Z-Move for a yet-released Pokémon.|
Let us know in the comments about any findings you’ve made, and we’ll add it to the list!
Edited by Altairis, bobandbill and Jake.