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Pokémon: Sun & Moon
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Vincent Lau, Cassie Sun
Editor(s): Vincent Lau, Cassie Sun
First Published: 12-12-2016 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 12-06-2020 / 06:11 GMT
Version: 1.1 (????) 05-07-2020 / 06:30 GMT

Z-Moves are the newest and hippest way to spice up Pokemon battles, following hot on the heels of Mega Evolution. Similar to Mega Evolution, Z-Moves can only be used once per battle and require that your Pokemon hold a special item.

In this case, your Pokemon must hold a Z-Crystal. This allows for a lot more versatility in strategy and makes battles more fun!

However, getting all of them can certainly be a chore, and in order to complete your collection you most certainly will have to beat the game. Use this list to help you fill in all the holes of your Z-Crystal list to make sure you've got them all.

Type Z-Crystals Part I

Z-Crystal Z-Move Location
Normalium Z Breakneck Blitz Complete Ilima's Trial in Verdant Cavern
Fightinium Z All-Out Pummeling Defeat Kahuna Hala after completing Melemele's trials
Waterium Z Hydro Vortex Complete Lana's Trial in Brooklet Hill
Firium Z Inferno Overdrive Complete Kiawe's Trial in Wela Volcano Park
Grassium Z Bloom Doom Complete Mallow's Trial in Lush Jungle
Rockium Z Continental Crush Defeat Kahuna Olivia after completing Akala's trials
Electrium Z Gigavolt Havoc Complete Sophocles's Trial at Hokulani Observatory
Steelium Z Corkscrew Crash Complete Sophocles's Trial at Hokulani Observatory

Type Z-Crystals Part II

Z-Crystal Z-Move Location
Ghostium Z Never-Ending Nightmare Complete Acerola's Trial in the Thrifty Megamart Abandoned Site
Buginium Z Savage Spin-Out Inspect the treasure chest by Guzma's throne in the Shady House
Darkinium Z Black Hole Eclipse Defeat Kahuna Nanu after completing Ula'ula's trials
Poisonium Z Acid Downpour Gift from Plumeria in Vast Poni Canyon during the story
Groundium Z Tectonic Rage Defeat Kahuna Hapu in Vast Poni Canyon
Dragonium Z Ultimate Dragon Burn Complete Vast Poni Canyon's trial
Icium Z Subzero Slammer Found in a pedestal in the cave area of Mount Lanakila
Fairium Z Twinkle Tackle Gift from Mina in Vast Poni Canyon
Flynium Z Supersonic Strike Ten Carat Hill, you will need Machamp Shove
Psychium Z Shattered Psyche Haina Desert, along the way to the Ruins of Abundance

Pokemon Specific Z-Crystals

Z-Crystal Z-Move Location
Pikanium Z Catastropika Talk to the lady surrounded by Pikachu in Konikoni City
Snorlium Z Pulverizing Pancake Comes with the Munchlax Wi-Fi gift
Decidium Z Sinister Arrow Raid From Kukui in Malie Garden if Rowlet is your starter, from Hau post-credits otherwise
Incinium Z Malicious Moonsault From Kukui in Malie Garden if Litten is your starter, from Hau post-credits otherwise
Primarium Z Oceanic Operetta From Kukui in Malie Garden if Popplio is your starter, from Hau post-credits otherwise
Aloraichium Z Stoked Sparksurfer Talk to NPC in a house in Seafolk Village with Alolan Raichu in your team
Eevium Z Extreme Evoboost Defeat all the Eevee Users located around Alola. Check the **Eevee User Quest** section for details!
Tapunium Z Guardian of Alola Defeat or catch Tapu Koko during scripted battle after becoming Champion
Marshadium Z Soul-Stealing 7-Star Strike Unreleased
Mewnium Z Genesis Supernova Unreleased

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    12 December 2016
  • Last Updated
    12 June 2020
  • Guide Author
    Vincent Lau, Cassie Sun

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