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Greninja (Pokémon)

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Frogadier #657: Frogadier
Pokémon
#659: Bunnelby Bunnelby
Greninja
Ninja Pokémon
ゲッコウガ
Gekkouga
#658
Greninja

Greninja

Greninja

Greninja
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Dark
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Torrent Cacophony
Cacophony
Protean
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Greninja

Mega Greninja Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Water 1
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
4'11" 1.5 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
88.2 lbs. 40.0 kg
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Mega Stone
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Regional numbers
Pokédex
#658
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Central
#009
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
239
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
3
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body12.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
FUnknown.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

Greninja (Japanese: ゲッコウガ Gekkouga) is a dual-type Water/Dark Pokémon.

It evolves from Frogadier starting at level 36. It is the final form of Froakie.

Biology

Greninja is a large, bipedal, frog-like Pokémon. Its body and legs are dark blue, with single large white bubbles on its legs and arms and white spots over its eyes. On the sides of each of its upper thighs is a light blue, four-sided star. Its back feet have two toes, while its front feet have three toes. Its feet are webbed, and it has a yellow chest and a yellow-and-blue face. It has eyes with white sclera, red irises, and white pupils. A large, projecting dark blue stripe runs down the middle of its head, with projecting light blue stripes in between its large, yellow ears. Its mouth is hidden behind a large, pink tongue that wraps around Greninja's neck and extends outward behind its head.

Greninja moves with the speed and grace of a ninja, using swift movements to confuse its enemies while it slices them up with throwing stars made of compressed water; these throwing stars are sharp enough to split metal. Greninja is the only known Pokémon capable of learning Water Shuriken and Mat Block.

In the anime

Greninja in the anime

Major appearances

A Greninja is set to appear in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction under the ownership of Ninja Riot.

Minor appearances

Greninja made a debut in A Rush of Ninja Wisdom! under the ownership of Ippei, but only in a fantasy.

Pokédex entries

In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Greninja (TCG)

Other appearances

Greninja's Smash Bros. artwork

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Greninja is set to appear as a playable fighter.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby {{{rubydex}}}
Sapphire {{{sapphiredex}}}
Emerald {{{emeralddex}}}
FireRed {{{firereddex}}}
LeafGreen {{{leafgreendex}}}
Generation IV
Diamond {{{diamonddex}}}
Pearl {{{pearldex}}}
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X It creates throwing stars out of compressed water. When it spins them and throws them at high speed, these stars can split metal in two.
Y It appears and vanishes with a ninja’s grace. It toys with its enemies using swift movements, while slicing them with throwing stars of sharpest water.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Frogadier

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 72
132 - 179 254 - 348
Attack: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Defense: 67
64 - 130 125 - 256
Sp.Atk: 103
97 - 170 189 - 335
Sp.Def: 71
68 - 135 132 - 265
Speed: 122
114 - 191 224 - 377
Total: 530   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100100% 15
00Start Role Play Psychic Status 0000 —% 10
00Start Mat Block Fighting Status 0000 —% 10
00Start Pound Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
00Start Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
055 Bubble Water Special 03030 100100% 30
088 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
1010 Lick Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 30
1414 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100100% 20
2020 Smokescreen Normal Status 0000 —% 20
2323 Shadow Sneak Ghost Physical 04040 100100% 30
2828 Spikes Ground Status 0000 —% 20
3333 Feint Attack Dark Physical 06060 —% 20
3636 Water Shuriken Water Physical 01515 100100% 20
4343 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —% 10
4949 Extrasensory Psychic Special 08080 100100% 20
5252 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —% 15
5656 Haze Ice Status 0000 —% 30
6060 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 08080% 5
7070 Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100100% 15
7575 Water Shuriken Water Physical 01515 100100% 20
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Greninja obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Greninja
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Greninja

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
None
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM23 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM55 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM62 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM89 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM97 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM98 Power-Up Punch Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM05 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Greninja
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Greninja

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Delibird Bestow* Normal Status —% 15
StunfiskSkrelpDragalge Camouflage Normal Status —% 20
Poliwrath Mind Reader Normal Status —% 5
WooperQuagsireMudkipRelicanthShellosGastrodon
Stunfisk
Mud Sport Ground Status —% 15
Omanyte Toxic Spikes* Poison Status —% 20
PsyduckGolduckPoliwagPoliwhirlSeelMarill
AzumarillLombrePelipperSurskitMasquerainMilotic
PiplupPrinplupBuizelFloatzelDucklettSwanna
AlomomolaClauncherClawitzer
Water Sport Water Status —% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Greninja in Generation VI
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Greninja in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Greninja
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Greninja

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
None
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
X Y Hydro Cannon Water Special 150 90% 5
X Y Water Pledge Water Special 80 100% 10
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Greninja can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Greninja cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Greninja
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Greninja

By a prior evolution

Generation VI
Other generations:
None
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
656657 Bounce Flying Physical 85 85% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Greninja
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Greninja

Evolution

656Froakie.png
Unevolved
Froakie
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 16
657Frogadier.png
First evolution
Frogadier
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 36
658Greninja.png
Second evolution
Greninja
 Water  Dark 

Sprites

Trivia

  • Greninja has the highest base Speed of all Water-type Pokémon and all fully-evolved starter Pokémon.
  • Greninja shares its species name with Ninjask. They are both known as the Ninja Pokémon.

Origin

Greninja is based on a frog, and may have been inspired by horned frogs from the genera Megophrys and Ceratophrys due to the spiked protrusions above its eyes. Its coloration and body shape is similar to the splendid leaf frog. The bubble-like protrusions on its body may be based on a toad's parotoid glands, possibly referencing the traditional myth of toads causing warts, though they may also be remnants of Froakie and Frogadier's frog foam. As its species name implies, Greninja is also based on a ninja. Japanese culture associates frogs and toads with ninjas based on the folk story "The Tale of the Gallant Jiraiya" (児雷也豪傑物語 Jiraiya Gōketsu Monogatari) about a ninja who can shapeshift into a large toad.

Name origin

Greninja is a combination of grenouille (French for frog) and ninja.

Gekkouga is a combination of げこっ geko (croak) and 甲賀流 Kōga-ryū.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ゲッコウガ Gekkouga From げこっ geko and 甲賀流 Kōga-ryū.
France Flag.png French Amphinobi From amphibie and shinobi
Spain Flag.png Spanish Greninja Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Quajutsu From Quak and Ninjutsu
Italy Flag.png Italian Greninja Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 개굴닌자 Gaegulninja From 개골개골 gae'gol-gae'gol and ninja


External links

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