Pokémon Sun and Moon: Where to Find All the Z-Crystals, Including Snorlium Z, Eevium Z, and Aloraichium Z

Pokémon Sun and Moon: Where to Find All the Z-Crystals, Including Snorlium Z, Eevium Z, and Aloraichium Z

Here's how to find all the Z-Crystals in Pokémon Sun and Moon.

Z-Moves and Z-Crystals are new features to Pokémon Sun and Moon that add a bit of spice to battling. Z-Moves are essentially super moves; you can use them once per battle to really mess up your opponent. On the flipside, many of them can use Z-Moves against you. This Pokemon Sun and Moon guide will tell you how to find all the Z-Crystals.

There are two types of Z-Crystals: General Z-Crystals that any Pokémon can use provided it has a move in its roster that reflects the Crystal's type (for instance, a Pikachu can execute a big Normal-type attack, Breakneck Blitz, if it has Quick Attack or another Normal-type attack in its moveset), and Pokémon-specific Z-Crystals. Pokémon-specific Z-Crystals need to be held by a Pokémon of that particular species, and said Pokémon must know a specific move for it to work. For instance, Snorlax can only use the Snorlium-Z Crystal to execute "Pulverizing Pancake" if it knows Giga Impact.

You'll find most of the general Z-Crystals as you work through Pokémon Sun and Moon's story, but finding the Pokémon-specific Z-Crystals is a bit trickier. This guide helps you track down all the Z-Crystals available. Don't forget to visit our Pokémon Sun and Moon guide for more tips, hints, and walkthroughs!

Z-Crystal Locations in Pokemon Sun and Moon

Normialium Z (Normal-type Z-Crystal) -- You get this as part of the story after Illima's Trial.

Fightinium Z (Fighting-type Z-Crystal) -- You get this as part of the story after Kahuna Hala's Grand Trial.

Waterium Z (Water-type Z-Crystal) -- You get this as part of the story after Lana's Trial.

Firium Z (Fire-type Z-Crystal) -- You get this as part of the story after Captain Kiawe's Trial.

Grassium Z (Grass-type Z-Crystal) -- You get this as part of the story after Captain Mallow's Trial.

Rockium Z (Rock-type Z-Crystal) -- You get this as part of the story after Kahuna Olivia's Grand Trial.

Electrium Z (Electric-type Z-Crystal) -- You get this as part of the story after your Trial at the Hokulani Observatory.

Steelium Z (Steel-type Z-Crystal) -- You get this as part of the story after your trail at the Hokulani Observatory.

Ghostium Z (Ghost-type Z-Crystal) -- You get this as part of the story after Acerola's Trial.

Buginium Z (Bug-type Z-Crystal) -- You get this in Po Town. Check the chest near Guzma's throne.

Darkinium Z (Dark-type Z-Crystal) -- You get this as part of the story after Nanu's Trial.

Poisonium Z (Poison-type Z-Crystal) -- You get this from Plumeria in Vast Poni Canyon.

Groundium Z (Ground-type Z-Crystal) -- You get this as part of the story from Hapu in Vast Poni Canyon.

Icium Z (Ice-type Z-Crystal) -- Enter Mount Lankakila and turn right.

Fairium Z (Fairy-type Z-Crystal) -- You get this as part of the story when you run into Mina on the bridge at Vast Poni Canyon.

Flynium Z (Flying-type Z-Crystal) -- Use Machamp Shove to move the boulder near the exit at Ten Carat Hill.

Dragonium Z (Dragon-type Crystal) -- You get this as part of the story after beating the Vast Poni Canyon Trial.

Pokémon-Specific Z-Crystal Locations in Pokemon Sun and Moon

Tapunium Z (The Tapus' Z-Crystal) -- You get this as part of the story after beating the Pokémon League and challenging Tapu Koko. The Tapu needs to know Nature's Madness to use the Crystal.

Decidium Z (Decidueye's Z-Crystal) -- You'll either get this as part of the story if you choose Rowlet as your starter, or you'll get it from Hau after you beat the game's story. Decidueye needs to know Spirit Shackle to use the Crystal.

Incinium Z (Incineroar's Z-Crystal) -- You'll either get this as part of the story if you choose Litten as your starter, or you'll get it from Hau after you beat the game's story. Incineroar needs to know Darkest Lariat to use the Crystal.

Primarium Z (Primarina Z-Crystal) -- You'll either get this as part of the story if you choose Popplio as your starter, or you'll get it from Hau after you beat the game's story.

Pikanium Z (Pikachu's Z-Crystal) -- Talk to the woman surrounded by Pikachu in the north area of the city. Pikachu needs to know Volt Tackle to use the Crystal.

Alolaichium Z (Alolan Raichu's Z-Crystal) -- Put an Alolan Raichu in your party and talk to the woman at Seafolk Village who'd like to see one (she's in a houseboat in the southeast corner of the town). Raichu needs to know Thunderbolt to use the Crystal.

Snorlium Z (Snorlax's Z-Crystal) -- You get this as part of the Mystery Gift Munchlax event giveaway (here's how to get Munchlax and the Snorlium Z). Snorlax needs to know Pulverizing Pancake to use the Crystal.

Eevium Z (Eevee's Z-Crystal) -- You need to complete a side-quest to get this Crystal. Go to Royal Avenue and talk to Kagetora at the discount market (he's one of the cashiers). When you beat the eight Eevee users and fight him, he'll give you the Crystal.

Now that you're all fired up for a fight, learn everything you need to know about scanning QR codes in Pokémon Sun and Moon, where to find evolution stones in Pokémon Sun and Moon, and which of Pokémon Sun and Moon's Pokémon are strongest. You can also learn how to catch a female Salandit quickly, and Which Pokemon have Alola Forms.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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