Z-Power is a kind of extraordinary power that greatly boosts an move during a battle, first introduced in Pokémon Sun and Moon. It comes in the form of 29 Z-Crystals, each having its corresponding Z-Move. Similar to Mega Evolution, a Z-Power can only be unleashed once per battle, and it is also worth knowing that Z-Powers and Mega Evolution cannot be used at the same time.
Z-Crystals are powerful crystals that allow whatever Pokémon holding them to use powerful Z-Moves. In Pokémon Brick Bronze, Z-Crystals are currently only found on the Lost Islands (including their associated areas such as Deep Jungle) and are distributed all across in suitable landscapes. There is a Z-Crystal for every Pokémon type, although some Z-Crystals will only work for certain Pokémon. Most Z-Crystals will work with any Pokémon as long as the Pokémon has a move with a compatible type to the Z-Crystal. Z-Crystals, when found, are safely stored in the player's Z-Crystal Pouch. So far, there are only 6 out of 29 kinds of Z-Crystals in the game. Be warned that Z-Crystals held by Pokémon automatically return to player's bag when traded.
|Grassium Z||Lost Islands||On high ground accessible by a cave passage near the shipwreck.|
|Firium Z||Inside a volcanic chamber on the centre of the larger island. Requires HM8 Rock Climb.|
|Waterium Z||Inside a cove within the smaller island. Requires HM3 Surf.|
|Icium Z||Lost Islands - Deep Jungle||Inside a cavern deep in the jungle. Requires TM79 Frost Breath.|
|Buginium Z||On high ground accessible by climbing up a few slopes. Requires HM6 Rock Smash and HM8 Rock Climb.|
|Dragonium Z||After stepping on tiles marked with Water, Grass and Fire icons in order, enter the cove by sea and continue surfing till the end. Requires HM3 Surf, HM6 Rock Smash and HM8 Rock Climb.|
Z-Moves are attacks that gain devastating power after activating the Z-Crystals. They can only be used once per battle, and only work if the Pokémon has a move of the corresponding type to the Z-Crystal it is holding.
When used offensively, Z-Power transforms the selected move into a specific and dreadful attack which always hits, even if the other Pokémon uses Protect, Baneful Bunker, King's Shield and so on (though the damage will be reduced to 1/4), unless the opponent is in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move such as Dig, Bounce or Fly, or has an unbroken disguise due to the Disguise Ability. The power or category of the Z-Move depends on what sort of attack is being used — generally, a stronger power means greater power from the Z-Move, and a Physical move results in the Z-Move to cause Physical damage, whereas a Special move deals Special damage.
|Grassium Z||Bloom Doom|
|Firium Z||Inferno Overdrive|
|Waterium Z||Hydro Vortex|
|Icium Z||Subzero Slammer|
|Buginium Z||Savage Spin-Out|
|Dragonium Z||Devastating Drake|
Z-Power can also be used for powering up Status moves to add some special effects for them, such as resetting all reduced stats, fully healing the user, or raising a certain stat by 1 or 2 stages, in addition to the effects of the chosen move. Moves that are called by other moves, like Copycat or Sleep Talk, are converted into the corresponding Z-Moves, although Status moves and attacks called upon by Z-Snatch, Z-Instruct and Z-Magic Coat do not transform into their corresponding Z-Move.