'Pokmon Sun and Moon' release date, news: New gaming accessory Z-ring to be launched next month


“Pokmon GO” fans may have the “Pokmon GO” Plus bracelet, but those who are eager to get their hands on “Pokmon Sun” and “Pokmon Moon” will be happy to know that the game will also come with a corresponding accessory called the Z-ring. Photos of the gaming accessory have been released, as well as shots of separately sold packages called Z-crystals which can be added to the Z-ring.

Siliconera published some photos of the Z-ring, which appears to be made of white plastic. The accessory is studded with green, blue, red and yellow Z-crystals. Other pictures show that more Z-crystals in white, orange, black, indigo, light green and purple, which can also be purchased separately in packs of three.

The Z-ring is a bracelet made to interact with the games and reacts to Pokmon using its special Z-moves by lighting up, making sounds, and vibrating to match what’s happening in the game. Meanwhile, the Z-crystals are said to represent different Pokmon types. The prices of the Z-ring and Z-crystals have yet to be announced by The Pokmon Company.

Meanwhile, those who can’t wait to play “Pokmon Sun” and “Pokmon Moon” can head over to the Nintendo eShop on Tuesday, Oct. 18 to get a demo of the games. Those who will download the demo ahead of the games’ release will be rewarded with a rare type of water Pokmon called Greninja. This unique pocket monster will already be part of a player’s roster, giving gamers an advantage over the lower level Pokmon residing in the Alola region.

“Pokmon Sun” and “Pokmon Moon” will be released on Nov. 18 worldwide for Nintendo 3DS. European fans will get the game a few days later on Nov. 23, but players can choose to pre-order from Amazon. GAME also has a special Fan Edition for only 44.99 or about $55 which includes the game inside a special SteelBook case and an exclusive figurine.