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Water Shuriken (Japanese: みずしゅりけん Water Shuriken) is a damage-dealing Water-type multi-strike move introduced in Generation VI. Prior to Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, it was the signature move of Greninja.
Water Shuriken deals damage and is an increased priority move, hitting the target 2-5 times per use. There is a 33.3% chance that it will hit 2 times, a 33.3% chance it will hit 3 times, a 16.7% chance it will hit 4 times, and a 16.7% chance it will hit 5 times. Ignoring the possibility of missing, it will hit 3.168 times on average, giving it an average power of 47.52. Each strike made has an equal chance to be a critical hit.
Water Shuriken may continue attacking after breaking a substitute. Bide and Counter will only acknowledge the last strike of this move.
If the target has Weak Armor, each strike will activate it.
If a Focus Sash, Focus Band, or Sturdy activates before the last strike is dealt, the following strike will cause the defending Pokémon to faint. A Focus Band can still activate repeatedly to prevent fainting, but each chance is independent of the previous one.
|| The user hits the target with throwing stars two to five times in a row. This move always goes first.
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|Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.|
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
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Greninja using Water Shuriken
Water Shuriken appears as Greninja's neutral special attack. It is a chargeable projectile. When fully charged, it slowly travels forward and hits multiple times, while if not charged at all it functions as a small fast projectile. Unlike other chargeable projectiles, it cannot be stored.
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