A whole bunch of Pokemon Sun/Moon information was unleashed earlier in the week. The latest update included details on new Pokemon, the island challenge, and Z-Moves.
Z-Moves are powerful attacks that can be executed once per battle when a Trainer and Pokemon’s wishes resonate with each other. They can be performed with the Z-Ring fitted on a Trainer’s arm, with Z-Crystals set into it. If a Pokemon holds the same type of Z-Crystal, the two will be able to resonate with one another.
The Pokemon Company is teaming up with Tomy to bring out a real-life version of the Z-Ring and Z-Crystals later this year. When a player using the Z-Move, the Z-Ring lights up, vibrates, and emits sounds to go along with what’s happening in-game.
Pre-orders for the Z-Ring (Set) are starting to live. It includes the Z-Ring, three Z-Crystals, and a 2-inch Pikachu figure. For those in the United States, you can place an order on Amazon here or GameStop here. In Europe, pre-orders are live on Amazon Germanyhere. We’ll keep you informed about other pre-order news.
Here are some new images and details from the Amazon product page:
– Feel the thrill of battle as the POKÉMON Z-RING lights up, makes sounds, and vibrates!
– The type based attack icons on each Z-CRYSTAL become visible as they light up when inserted into Z-RING
– Z-RING features two ways to play: synchronized with the video game for 4D experience or in role play
– Video game synchronization allows the player to feel the full power of the Z-MOVE!
– Get different Z-CRYSTALS to unlock different colors, sounds and vibrations.; Two AAA batteries are required and included with the set
Pokémon Z-Ring Set
Continue your quest to become a Pokémon Trainer! Experience the world of Pokémon in a new way with the unique Pokémon Z-Ring and Z-Crystals! Compatible with the latest video game titles in the Pokémon series for Nintendo 3DS Family Systems: Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, the Z-Ring can interact and synchronize to enhance the game play experience with new Z-Moves!
Pokémon Z-Ring Synchronizes with the Video Game
When synchronized in Nintendo 3DS/2DS Mode and with the Z-Crystal element type matching the Z-Move type performed in the video game, the type based attack icon will appear automatically and players will be able to hear the dedicated type attack sound.
When an Electric-type Z-Crystal is inserted into the Z-Ring, this exciting interactive feature enables players to feel the Electric-type Z-Move at the same time as it appears in the video game! Insert different type Z-Crystals into the Z-Ring to experience the colors, vibration and sound effects for each. (Z-Ring with Grass Z-Crystal shown).
Activate Role Play Mode
The Pokémon Z-Ring can be used without the video game in Role-Play mode! Bring the battle play to life by pressing the button on the Z-Ring to experience the different colors, lights and vibration with each Z-Crystal! The Z-Ring can hold up to six additional Z-Crystals with the active Z-Crystal in place.