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Water Shuriken (move)

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Water Shuriken
みずしゅりけん Water Shuriken
Water Shuriken 2.png
Water Shuriken 3.png
Type  Water
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  15
Accuracy  100%
Priority  +1
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation VI
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Causes the user to move earlier on the next turn.

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.


Games Description
XYORAS The user hits the target with throwing stars two to five times in a row. This move always goes first.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
617 Accelgor Accelgor Bug Bug --
658 Greninja Greninja Water Dark 36, 75
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In the anime

None.png Riot Greninja Water Shuriken.png Sanpei Greninja Water Shuriken.png None.png
Riot's Greninja Sanpei's Greninja
The user forms a shuriken of water from its hand, then tosses it at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
658 Greninja Greninja forms a shuriken of water in its hand. It then tosses the shuriken at the opponent.
Ninja Riot's Greninja Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction Debut
Sanpei's Greninja A Stealthy Challenge! None

In the manga

In the movie adaptations

In other games

Greninja using Water Shuriken

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

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.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 水手裏劍 Shuǐ Shǒulǐjiàn
France Flag.png French Sheauriken
Germany Flag.png German Wasser-Shuriken
Italy Flag.png Italian Acqualame
South Korea Flag.png Korean 물수리검 Mul Surigeom
Spain Flag.png Spanish Shuriken de Agua

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