As revealed in a recent trailer, Pokémon Sun and Moon will feature new Z-Moves: a powerful manoeuvre that can be used once during combat. Though trainers can equip Z-Moves it by wearing an appropriate Z-Crystal in-game, toy company Tomy have taken the crystalline bands into the real world, revealing new toy versions of the game’s Z-Rings.
Sitting comfortably on the wrist, the Z-Rings work by linking up with the 3DS and interacting with the player’s actions. Whenever you use a Z-Move in the game, the crystal band will light up, vibrate and even play sound effects equivalent to those on-screen. You can see the Z-Ring in the pictures below.
The Pokémon Z-Ring is available to pre-order on Amazon, and is expected to launch alongside the game in November. As reported by Nintendo Insider, the ring itself will be priced at 2,600 yen (around £19), and come with an Electric-Type Crystal, whilst Volume 1 and 2 Crystals will be available for 599 yen (£4.50). A bundle will also be available, according to the report, including the Z-Ring and six Z-Crystals for 4,490 yen (£33).
Pokémon Sun and Moon releases for the 3DS on November 18 2016 In North America, Australia and New Zealand, and slightly later in Europe on November 23.
Alongside the supercharged new moves, the newest trailer for Pokémon Sun and Moon showed off some new elemental versions for classic Pokémon, as well as a new evolution for Normal-Type critter Yungoos. You’ll also be able to ride uncaptured pokémon when exploring the Alola region, and take on trial captains in combat, fetch-quests and the occasional quiz. You can check out the video here.