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Wear a vibrating bracelet while playing 'Pokémon Sun' and 'Moon'

The Z-Ring also lights up and makes noise when players use special moves in the new games.
Wear a vibrating bracelet while playing 'Pokémon Sun' and 'Moon'
Jessica Conditt
Jessica Conditt|@JessConditt|August 1, 2016 1:23 PM

Pokémon Go isn't the only adorable-monster-hunting game to get a physical accessory -- Pokémon Sun and Moon will connect to the Z-Ring, a peripheral that lights up, vibrates and makes noises whenever players use special Z-Moves in the games. Z-Moves are new to the series; they're strong attacks that can only be used once per battle. A Z-Move unleashes the full combined power of the trainer and the Pokémon, and it's activated when the trainer has a Z-Ring (in-game) and Z-Crystals. If the trainer's crystals are the same type as the battling Pokémon's, then together they can use a Z-Move.

Tomy International is making the real-life Z-Ring and it's set to hit store shelves alongside Sun and Moon on November 18th. Note that despite its name, the Z-Ring is actually a bracelet.

How the Z-Ring works in-game (left) and the physical model

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Pokémon Sun and Moon are set on a series of tropical islands known as the Alola region, a resort destination packed with new Pokémon and challenges. In the lore, a handful of existing Pokémon have grown up in Alola and adapted to the area with new evolutions, including Exeggutor, Vulpix, Ninetales, Sandshrew and Sandslash. Along with these fresh forms, Nintendo today also revealed a handful of new Pokémon coming to November's games -- check them all out in the gallery and video below.

Gallery: 'Pokemon Sun,' 'Moon' Alola evolutions | 5 Photos

  • Alolan Vulpix
  • Alolan Ninetails
  • Alolan Sandshrew
  • Alolan Sandslash
  • Alolan Exeggutor
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Wear a vibrating bracelet while playing 'Pokémon Sun' and 'Moon'