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The Z-Move (Ｚワザ, Z Waza) is a gameplay mechanic introduced in Generation VII. Z-Moves are very strong and powerful attacks that certain Pokémon can gain access to. However, Z-Moves are used only once for each battle. Z-Moves can be activated with a special item called a Z-Crystal and a Z-Ring. Ash Ketchum obtains the Z-Move in Sun and Moon anime.
List of Z-moves
There are so far twenty-two Z-Moves. These Z-moves power and category are based on the move of the said type the user is holding. If it is a Status move, it will use a powered up version of that move. If the user knows two or more moves of the same time, you will get to choose what move you want to use.
An Normal-type Z-Move. The user stomps all over the opposing Pokémon.
A Fighting-type Z-Move. The user pummels the target with fury.
A Ghost-type Z-Move. The user is attacked by ghostly vines.
A Fire-type Z-Move. The user unleashes a fireball that grows in size the further it travels.
A Water-type Z-Move. The Pokémon fires a blast of water, which transforms into a powerful water tornado.
A Grass-type Z-Move. The animation for this Z-Moves depicts the user unleashing a powerful vortex of flower petals.
An Electric-type Z-Move. It allows the user to unleash an arrow-shaped electric blast.
A Rock-type Z-Move. The opponent is smashed by a massive boulder.
A Ground-type Z-Move. The user strikes the opponent into a Tectonic Plate at full force.
A Bug-type Z-Move. The user wraps up the opponent in a cocoon and slices into them.
A Psychic-type Z-Move. The user slams the opponent into psychic barriers.
A Dragon-type Z-Move. The user is struck with a purple ray in the form of a dragon.
A Dark-type Z-Move. The user is sucked into a Black Hole
An Ice-type Z-Move. It is unknown exactly what it does.
A Poison-type Z-Move. The user is attacked by a poison wave.
A-type Z-Move. The user slams the opponent into the ground at high speed.
A Fairy-type Z-Move. The user cutely charms the opponent then strikes
A Steel-type Z-Move. The user charges into the opponent, slicing into them
Z-Moves for specific Pokémon
- Pikachu's evolution has the most signature Z-Moves, being three.
- The Electric-type has the most Z-Moves, being 4 with 3 of them belonging to the Pikachu evolution.