This week started off with a huge wave of new information for Pokémon Sun and Moon, including details on the new Z-Moves that Pokémon can perform as long as you have the prerequisite items: a Z-Ring and corresponding Z-Crystals in the ring and held by the Pokémon. The Pokémon Company also revealed that they were teaming up with toy company Tomy to create real life versions of the Z-Rings and Z-Crystals, and now preorders have opened up for them!
As revealed before, a big draw for this accessory will be that you can link it up to your copy of
Sun and Moon; if you have the correct crystal in your real life Z-Ring, using a Z-Move within Sun and Moon will cause your ring to vibrate, light up, and emit certain sound effects. The preorder pages also reveal a second mode for each device, the apply named “Role Play Mode,” which lets owners activate the device’s features with a button press rather than the games’ input.
Each Z-Ring comes in a set that also includes three Z-Crystals and a 2-inch Pikachu figure, along with the two AAA batteries needed to run the device, and it’s all priced at $32.99. If you want additional Z-Crystals, you can preorder additional packs of three for $6.99, but be aware that each pack is randomized so there’s no telling which three you’ll get. The preorder pages also fail to state which three Z-Crystals come with the Z-Ring, so those might be randomized as well; it’s not specified one way or the other right now.
In America, you can preorder them from GameStop (Z-Ring, Z-Crystals) or Amazon, though at the time of this writing Amazon’s page lists the set as unavailable, so they’ve likely sold out of their initial stock. Hopefully they’ll get more in and reopen preorders soon. For Europeans, only Amazon Germany is offering preorders at present, but more markets will likely open them in the coming days. In the meantime, you can also check out some screenshots o the device in the gallery below.
Update: We’ve also learned that EB Games has opened preorders for Australia, but interestingly enough, their Z-Crystals packs are not randomized, instead coming in set packs of three that you can select for your order. You can check those out right here if you live in the land down under. Thanks to Mark Penney for informing us of this!
Are you interested in getting the real life Z-Ring? Do you think it will enhance the
Pokémon experience, or is it just a waste of money that you can’t see any reason for? Give us your thoughts in the comments!