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A Z-Move is a powerful move that can be used when a Trainer and a Pokémon's wishes resonate with each other, allowing them to release their full power together. These moves can only be used once per battle.

In order to use a Z-Move, a Trainer must possess a Z-Ring and equip it with a Z-Crystal. The Pokémon must also be holding a Z-Crystal of the same variety, as well as having learned a move of the same type. When these requirements are fulfilled, the Trainer and the Pokémon will be able to resonate with each other. The base power of the Z-Move changes depending on the base power of the move it is taken from. When a Z-Move is taken from the status move, however, the status move is used with additional effects in play, such as raising stats or healing ally Pokémon.

There are two different types of Z-Moves that can be used; those that are of a specific type that can be used by all Pokémon, and those that are unique to particular species of Pokémon. Although Z-Moves can be used by any Pokémon, they cannot be used by Mega Evolutions as both Mega Evolution and the use of Z-Moves both utilize a held item.


List of Z-Moves


Name Type Z-Crystal Required
Acid Downpour Poison.gif Poisonium Z
All-Out Pummeling Fighting.gif Fightinium Z
Black Hole Eclipse Dark.gif Darkinium Z
Bloom Doom Grass.gif Grassium Z
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif Normalium Z
Continental Crush Rock.gif Rockium Z
Corkscrew Crash Steel.gif Steelium Z
Devastating Drake Dragon.gif Dragonium Z
Gigavolt Havoc Electric.gif Electrium Z
Hydro Vortex Water.gif Waterium Z
Inferno Overdrive Fire.gif Firium Z
Never-Ending Nightmare Ghost.gif Ghostium Z
Savage Spin-Out Bug.gif Buginium Z
Shattered Psyche Psychic.gif Psychium Z
Subzero Slammer Ice.gif Icium Z
Supersonic Skystrike Flying.gif Flyinium Z
Tectonic Rage Ground.gif Groundium Z
Twinkle Tackle Fairy.gif Fairium Z

Z-Moves based on specific species

Introduced in Sun and Moon

Name Pokémon Move Required Z-Crystal Required
Catastropika Pikachu Volt Tackle Pikanium Z
10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt Pikachu (in a cap) Thunderbolt Pikashunium Z
Stoked Sparksurfer Alolan Raichu Thunderbolt Aloraichium Z
Extreme Evoboost Eevee Last Resort Eevium Z
Pulverizing Pancake Snorlax Giga Impact Snorlium Z
Genesis Supernova Mew Psychic Mewnium Z
Sinister Arrow Raid Decidueye Spirit Shackle Decidium Z
Malicious Moonsault Incineroar Darkest Lariat Incinium Z
Oceanic Operetta Primarina Sparkling Aria Primarium Z
Guardian of Alola Tapu Koko
Tapu Lele
Tapu Bulu
Tapu Fini
Nature's Madness Tapunium Z
Soul-Stealing 7-Star Strike Marshadow Spectral Thief Marshadium Z

Introduced in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Name Pokémon Move Required Z-Crystal Required
Splintered Stormshards Lycanroc Stone Edge Lycanium Z
Let's Snuggle Forever Mimikyu Play Rough Mimikium Z
Clangorous Soulblaze Kommo-o Clanging Scales Kommonium Z
Searing Sunraze Smash Solgaleo or
Dusk Mane Necrozma
Sunsteel Strike Solganium Z
Menacing Moonraze Maelstrom Lunala or
Dawn Wings Necrozma
Moongeist Beam Lunalium Z
Light That Burns the Sky Ultra Necrozma Photon Geyser Ultranecrozium Z

Status Moves

Name Type Additional Effects
Z-Memento Dark.gif Restores replacement Pokémon's HP
Z-Splash Normal.gif Raises Attack by three stages
Z-Thunder Wave Electric.gif Raises Special Defense by one stage

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