Greninja (SWSH Promo 305)

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ゲッコウガ Gekkouga
Illus. Taiga Kasai
Evolution stage
Stage 2 Pokémon
Evolves from Frogadier
Card name Greninja
Type Water
HP 140
retreat cost
English expansion SWSH Black Star Promos
English card no. SWSH305
Japanese expansion S-P Promotional cards
Japanese card no. 339/S-P
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Greninja.

Greninja (Japanese: ゲッコウガ Gekkouga) is a Water-type Stage 2 Pokémon card. It is one of the SWSH Black Star Promos.

Card text

WaterColorlessColorless Coordinated Shuriken
This attack also does 10 damage to 3 of your opponent's Benched Pokémon. (Don't apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokémon.)

Pokédex data

Greninja - Ninja Pokémon
No. Height Weight
658 4'11" (1.5 m) 88.2 lbs. (40.0 kg)
Pokédex entry
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.
水を 圧縮して 手裏剣を 作り出す。 高速回転させて 飛ばすと 金属も 真っ二つ。

Release information

This card was one of three promotional cards released in conjunction with the Pokémon Trading Card Game Illustration Contest 2022.[1] It was available in a sealed pack with other SWSH Black Star Promos Bulbasaur and Arcanine in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. People wishing to receive a pack were required to submit their details on a dedicated registration website; valid applicants received a one-time use code via email that could be redeemed with an eligible purchase on region-specific Pokémon Center online stores.[2] The registration website opened on December 19, 2022 at 12:00 PM ET and was open to residents of the United States, Canada (except Quebec), and the United Kingdom; it closed on January 12, 2023 at 11:59 PM ET.[3] Codes were distributed in waves to eligible entrants within 16 weeks of entry, which could then be used in conjunction with any purchase worth at least $30 USD (before taxes), $30 CAD (excluding GST), or £30 GBP (inclusive of VAT) from region-specific Pokémon Center online stores.[2] Codes were valid until September 30, 2023 at 11:59 PM ET.[2] In Japan, the three cards were released as a S-P Promotional cards and were similarly distributed together in a sealed pack. Starting December 16, 2022, packs were given to customers who purchased at least ¥2000 worth of eligible products at participating Pokémon Centers and Pokémon Stores, as well as the Pokémon Center Online. The promotion ran for as long as stocks lasted.[4]

The artwork on this card is by Taiga Kasai, selected as the First Runner-Up (Japan) in the Pokémon Trading Card Game Illustration Contest 2022. The contest logo is present above the Pokédex entry on all prints.


As no Froakie or Frogadier cards existed in the Standard format upon this card's release, this card was an orphaned card until the release of a new Froakie in the Obsidian Flames expansion. It could only be played indirectly through the use of Vaporeon VMAX.


This card's Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon X.


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