Greninja (Pokémon)

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0657MS.png #0657: Frogadier
Pokémon
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Greninja (disambiguation).
Greninja
Ninja Pokémon
ゲッコウガ
Gekkouga
#0658
Greninja
Greninja
Ash-Greninja
Ash-Greninja



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Dark
Unknown Unknown
Ash-Greninja
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Torrent Cacophony
Ash-Greninja
Cacophony
Protean
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Ash-Greninja
Cacophony
Battle Bond
Battle Bond Greninja
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Water 1Greninja and No Eggs DiscoveredBattle Bond Greninja
Hatch time
20 cycles
Height
4'11" 1.5 m
Greninja
0'0" 0 m
Ash-Greninja
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
88.2 lbs. 40.0 kg
Greninja
0 lbs. 0 kg
Ash-Greninja
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
239
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Greninja
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
3
Speed
Ash-Greninja
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
Shape
Body12.png
Footprint
F0658.png F000.png
Ash-Greninja
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

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

In Generation VII, Greninja with the Ability Battle Bond can transform into a special form known as Ash-Greninja after defeating an opponent during battle. Greninja with Battle Bond is treated as a distinct form in the games' code.

In Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, the Ash-Greninja transformation is no longer present, and Battle Bond's effect was changed to instead increase Greninja's stats upon defeating an opponent.

(Refer to Game data→Form data for more details.)

Biology

Greninja is a bipedal, frog-like Pokémon. It is mostly dark blue with a yellow chest, a white triangular marking over each eye, a light blue four-pointed star on each thigh, and yellow on the lower half of its face. It has red eyes with white pupils and its mouth is hidden behind a large, pink tongue that wraps around its neck and extends outward behind its head. Running down the middle of its head is a fin-like extension, and there is a similar fin on each side of its head. Light blue webbing connects its head fins. There is a large, white bubble-like bump on each elbow and knee. Its back feet have two toes, while its front feet have three toes. Each digit has a bulbous tip and yellow webbing.

Greninja's movements are swift, rapid and graceful, akin to those of ninja. It uses this speed to confound enemies while slicing them up. It can compress water into various weapons to slice up enemies, most commonly in the form of its Water Shuriken, though it has been shown creating water katana and water kunai in both the anime and the Super Smash Bros. series. It can also create shuriken from the mucus it excretes from its thighs for sharp projectiles that can split through metal. Although this is only seen in the anime, Greninja's tongue is extremely long and many times its own height, and strong enough to catch and hold an average human. However, it usually keeps its tongue wrapped around its neck like a scarf. Doing so exposes its tongue to air movements, allowing Greninja to detect enemies it otherwise could not see.

In Generation VI, Mat Block was its signature move. In Generation IX, Water Shuriken is its signature move.

Forms

Concept art of Ash-Greninja from Sun/Moon

Greninja has an alternate form: Ash-Greninja.

Through a process called the Bond Phenomenon, certain Greninja, such as Ash's Greninja in the anime, can change into an alternate form called Ash-Greninja. In this form, Greninja's skin turns a lighter shade of blue, while its face gains red stripes and its cheeks and side fins turn black, changing shape to resemble Ash's hair. Ash-Greninja is always male.

As Ash-Greninja, its speed and power far outpace those of a normal Greninja. Its legs are strengthened, increasing its speed to a point where it becomes highly difficult to see and enabling it to dispatch enemies in a flash. It gains the ability to form even larger Water Shurikens on its back and launch them in rapid succession. Ash-Greninja is described as a form used in battle in order to break through Greninja's limits.[1]

Ash-Greninja is the only known Pokémon that can have Battle Bond as an Ability.

Greninja Ash-Greninja
0658Greninja.png 0658Greninja-Ash.png

Evolution

Greninja evolves from Frogadier and is the final form of Froakie.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

0656Froakie.png
Unevolved
Froakie
 Water 

0657Frogadier.png
First evolution
Frogadier
 Water 

0658Greninja.png
Second evolution
Greninja
 Water  Dark 

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI Kalos
Central #009
Hoenn
#—
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.
Omega Ruby 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.
Alpha Sapphire 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.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#217
Scarlet The movement of air against the long tongue Greninja keeps wrapped around its neck allows it to sense enemies it can’t see.
Violet It makes shuriken out of mucus excreted from its thighs. These shuriken can cut cleanly through steel cables.


Pokédex Image Greninja SV Blueberry.png
Greninja in the Blueberry Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Frogadier
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Event
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade (Standard Greninja)
Event: transfer from Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon Special Demo Version (Battle Bond Greninja)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Poni Wilds (Island Scan)Fr (Standard Greninja)
Trade (Battle Bond Greninja)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
Trade, Poké Portal News (Standard Greninja)
Pokémon HOME (Battle Bond Greninja)
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Evolve Frogadier (Standard Greninja)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Renegade Meadow: Stage 5
Rumble World
Dewdrop Bay: Castle Moat (Back Boss)
Picross
Area 03: Stage 05
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Greninja Sea, Zygarde SeaFinal
Generation VIII
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation VIII side games.
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Expert Stage: Stage EX24
Event: Greninja Appears
Event: Great Daily Pokémon (First release)
Event: Ash-Greninja Appears (Ash-Greninja)
Masters EX
Master Fair sync pair scout: Serena (Champion) & Greninja, Calem (Champion) & Greninja Shiny
UNITE
Beginner Login Bonus (Day 14 Reward)
Purchase for 10,000 Aeos Coins/575 Aeos Gems


In events

Greninja
Games Event Region Location Level Distribution period
ORAS Super Smash Bros. Greninja Japanese region Japan 36 December 9, 2014 to March 31, 2015
XYORAS Pokémon General Election 720 Greninja All Japan 100 July 3, 2016
July 16 to September 30, 2016
Poké Portal News
Games Event Tera Type Location Level Distribution period
SV Greninja the Unrivaled Poison hide 100 January 27 to 29, 2023
February 10 to 12, 2023
In-game events
Battle Bond Greninja
Games Event Region Location Level Distribution period
SM Ash's Greninja All hide 37 November 18, 2016 onwards

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events* Master Ball Master Ball (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Greninja
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
72
132 - 179 254 - 348
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
67
64 - 130 125 - 256
103
97 - 170 189 - 335
71
68 - 135 132 - 265
122
114 - 191 224 - 377
Total:
530
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
Ash-Greninja
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
72
132 - 179 254 - 348
145
135 - 216 265 - 427
67
64 - 130 125 - 256
153
142 - 225 279 - 445
71
68 - 135 132 - 265
132
123 - 202 242 - 399
Total:
640
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, 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 IX
Other generations:
VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100100% 15
011 Haze Ice Status 0000 00——% 30
011 Role Play Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
011 Pound Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
011 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
011 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
Evo.Evo. Water Shuriken Water Special 01515 100100% 20
1010 Lick Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 30
1414 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100100% 20
1919 Smokescreen Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
2323 Shadow Sneak Ghost Physical 04040 100100% 30
2828 Spikes Ground Status 0000 00——% 20
3333 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00——% 20
4242 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
4949 Extrasensory Psychic Special 08080 100100% 20
5656 Double Team Normal Status 0000 00——% 15
6868 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 08080% 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
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM005Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM005 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM011Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM011 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
TM012Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM012 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM014Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM014 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM018Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM020Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM020 Trailblaze Grass Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM022Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM022 Chilling Water Water Special 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM027Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM027 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM032Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM034Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM034 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM035Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM035 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM036Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM036 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM039Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM039 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM043Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM050Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM052Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM052 Snowscape Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM055Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM057Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM057 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TM058Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM058 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM060Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM060 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM069Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM069 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM077Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM077 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM081Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM081 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM086Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM086 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM087Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM088Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM088 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM090Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM090 Spikes Ground Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM091Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM091 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM094Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM094 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM102Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM102 Gunk Shot Poison Physical 120120 080}}80% 5
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM110Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM110 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
TM123Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM123 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM130Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM135Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM135 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM142Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM142 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TM143Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM143 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM145Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM145 Water Pledge Water Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM152Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM154Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM154 Hydro Cannon Water Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM163Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM174Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM174 Haze Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM179Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM179 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
TM193Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM193 Weather Ball Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM214Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM214 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100}}100% 10
TM229Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM229 Upper Hand Fighting Physical 06565 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 or an alternate form of Greninja
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Greninja
Generation IX
Other generations:
VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
ChewtleDrednawQuaquaval
Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
Mirror Herb*
Retaliate Normal Physical 70 100% 5
Greninja
Spikes Ground Status —% 20
InkayMalamar
Switcheroo Dark Status 100% 10
WooperClodsireMareanieMareanie
Toxic Spikes Poison Status —% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Greninja
  • 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
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations
Battle Bond Greninja
Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Mirror Herb*
Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
Mirror Herb*
Retaliate Normal Physical 70 100% 5
Mirror Herb*
Spikes Ground Status —% 20
Mirror Herb*
Switcheroo Dark Status 100% 10
Mirror Herb*
Toxic Spikes Poison Status —% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Greninja
  • 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

Greninja
Generation IX
Other generations:
VI - VII - VIII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Froakie (Pokémon)#LearnsetFrogadier (Pokémon)#Learnset Round Normal Special 60 100% 15
Froakie (Pokémon)#LearnsetFrogadier (Pokémon)#Learnset* Smack Down Rock Physical 50 100% 15
Froakie (Pokémon)#LearnsetFrogadier (Pokémon)#Learnset 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
Battle Bond Greninja
Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • 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

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush658Body.png Walking Speed: 1.42 seconds Base HP: 54
Base Attack: 80 Base Defense: 53 Base Speed: 70
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT658.png

Power of Five
Increases the damage dealt by matching five Pokémon.
Pokémon Shuffle
None Shuffle.png
Water
None Shuffle.png Attack Power: 70 - 125 Raise Max Level.png 10

#177
Shuffle658.png

Mind Zap
Delays your opponent's disruptions.


Pokémon: Magikarp Jump
Magikarp Jump Shell Bell.png Friendship Item: Shell Bell (500Magikarp Jump Diamond.png) ★✰✰✰✰: +0%
★★✰✰✰: +40% (6Magikarp Jump Support Candy.png)
★★★✰✰: +100% (8Magikarp Jump Support Candy.png)
★★★★✰: +180% (11Magikarp Jump Support Candy.png)
★★★★★: +280% (20Magikarp Jump Support Candy.png)
Skill: Awards lots of JP
Recovery time: 5 hours
Pokémon GO
GO658.png Base HP: 176 Base Attack: 223 Base Defense: 152
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Bubble, Feint Attack, Water Shuriken*
Charged Attacks: Hydro Pump, Surf, Aerial Ace, Night Slash, Hydro Cannon

Ash-Greninja

Pokémon Shuffle
None Shuffle.png
Water
None Shuffle.png Attack Power: 70 - 110 Raise Max Level.png 5

#177
Shuffle658A.png

Power of 4+
Deals even more damage when you make a match of four.
Skill Swapper.png Swappable Skill(s): Unity Power


Pokémon GO
File:GO658A.png Base HP: 176 Base Attack: 339 Base Defense: 155
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Bubble, Feint Attack, Water Shuriken*
Charged Attacks: Hydro Pump, Surf, Aerial Ace, Night Slash, Hydro Cannon

Form data

In the XY&Z arc of the anime's Pokémon the Series: XY, Ash's Greninja gained the ability to transform into a stronger form known as "Ash-Greninja" through an occurrence referred to as the Bond Phenomenon. This form was introduced to the core series games in Pokémon Sun and Moon.

In the Generation VII games, a Greninja with the Ability Battle Bond will transform into Ash-Greninja after it directly causes an opponent to faint without ending the battle. It will remain in this form until either it faints or the battle ends; in the former case, this prevents it from changing back into Ash-Greninja for the remainder of the battle. Ash-Greninja has different base stats than regular Greninja, with increased Attack, Special Attack, and Speed. Additionally, the move Water Shuriken will be more powerful, having 20 power instead of 15, and will always hit 3 times, instead of varying between 2-5 hits. Ash-Greninja has been removed from the core series in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet due to Battle Bond having its effect changed.

Internally, standard Greninja with Battle Bond are considered to be a separate form to Greninja with Torrent or Protean. These Greninja are always male, cannot breed, and, like Special Pokémon, are banned from the Battle Spot. A Greninja with Battle Bond can be transferred to Pokémon Sun and Moon from the Special Demo Version. This is the only way to obtain it, so it is no longer obtainable for players who did not download the demo before the discontinuation of the 3DS Nintendo eShop on March 27, 2023.


Default form
Greninja
Battle Bond Greninja
Greninja
 Water  Dark 


After knocking out one opponent
Greninja
Ash-Greninja
Greninja
 Water  Dark 

658Greninja.png
Greninja
 Water  Dark 
Battle Bond
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe
72 95 67 103 71 122
658Greninja-Ash.png
Greninja
Ash-Greninja
 Water  Dark 
Battle Bond
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe
72 145 67 153 71 132

Evolution data

0656Froakie.png
Unevolved
Froakie
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 16
0657Frogadier.png
First evolution
Frogadier
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 36
0658Greninja.png
Second evolution
Greninja
 Water  Dark 


Battle Bond Greninja

0658Greninja.png
Unevolved
Greninja
Battle Bond Greninja
 Water  Dark 



Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 658.png
Spr b 6x 658.png
Spr 6o 658.png
Spr b 6o 658.png
Spr 6x 658 s.png
Spr b 6x 658 s.png
Spr 6o 658 s.png
Spr b 6o 658 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 658.png
Spr b 7s 658.png
Spr 7s 658.png
Spr b 7s 658.png
Spr 7s 658A.png
Spr b 7s 658A.png
Spr 7s 658A.png
Spr b 7s 658A.png
Spr 7s 658 s.png
Spr b 7s 658 s.png
Spr 7s 658 s.png
Spr b 7s 658 s.png
Spr 7s 658A s.png
Spr b 7s 658A s.png
Spr 7s 658A s.png
Spr b 7s 658A s.png
Front Back Front Back
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation VIII.
Cross-Generation
HOME
HOME0658.png HOME0658 s.png
HOME0658A.png HOME0658A s.png
658MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Greninja images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


In the anime

Greninja in the anime
Ash-Greninja in the anime

Main series

Major appearances

Ash's Greninja

Ash's Frogadier evolved into a Greninja in A Festival of Decisions! while battling Heidayu's Bisharp. It soon gained the ability to transform into Ash-Greninja.

Sanpei's Greninja

A Greninja appeared in A Stealthy Challenge!, under the ownership of Sanpei. It reappeared in The Legend of the Ninja Hero! and A Festival of Decisions!. It was mostly seen outside of its Poké Ball.

Other

Greninja debuted in A Rush of Ninja Wisdom!, under the ownership of Ippei, but only in a fantasy. His Greninja made its physical debut in The Legend of the Ninja Hero!, later reappearing in the next episode.

A Greninja appeared in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, under the ownership of Riot. It was his main Pokémon, used to assist him in his thievery.

Minor appearances

A Greninja appeared in the opening sequence of Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel, when it evolved from Froakie and Frogadier.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
XY052 Greninja Ash's Pokédex Greninja, the Ninja Pokémon, and the evolved form of Frogadier. Greninja's swift movements confound its opponents, and it can compress water into sharp-edged throwing stars.
XY100 Greninja Ash's Pokédex Greninja, the Ninja Pokémon, and the final evolved form of Froakie. Greninja can compress water into sharp-edged throwing stars. With the grace of a ninja, it slips in and out of sight to attack from the shadows.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN108 Greninja Goh's Rotom Phone Greninja, the Ninja Pokémon. A Water and Dark type. Greninja creates throwing stars from compressed water. When it sends them spinning at high speeds, they can split metal.

GOTCHA!

A Greninja briefly appeared in GOTCHA!, under the ownership of Serena.

In the manga

Movie adaptations

Riot owns a Greninja in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction.

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Croaky

Y's Frogadier, Croaky, evolved into a Greninja during a battle against Xerosic in Malamar Traps.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Main article: Ash's Greninja

Ash's Greninja appeared in a fantasy in Legend? Check! Friends? Check!.

In the TCG

Main article: Greninja (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros.

Main article: Greninja (Super Smash Bros.)

POKÉMON Detective Pikachu

Five Greninja appeared in POKÉMON Detective Pikachu. They were genetically modified and put in chambers. They were later used to chase after Harry Goodman, and also Tim and Lucy when they broke into Howard's facility.

Pokémon UNITE

Greninja in Pokémon UNITE
Main article: Greninja (UNITE)

Greninja is playable through obtaining a Unite License. It is a ranged attacker that starts as Froakie and evolves into Frogadier at level 5, which evolves into Greninja at level 7.

Trivia

Origin

Greninja's overall appearance is based on a frog,[2] and it may have been inspired by horned frogs from the genera Megophrys and Ceratophrys due to the spiked protrusions above its eyes. Its color scheme and body shape is similar to that of 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 frubbles.

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 (Japanese: 児雷也豪傑物語 Jiraiya Gōketsu Monogatari), about a ninja who can shapeshift into a large toad. Greninja and its pre-evolutions may also draw inspiration from the thief or rogue character class in role-playing games, which are generally ranged combatants that often rely on speed and stealth, focusing more on dodging attacks rather than withstanding damage.

Ash-Greninja's appearance is based on Ash's attire in Pokémon the Series: XY and hair. On its back it is wearing a shuriken, a ninja star, made out of water.

Name origin

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

Gekkouga may be a combination of げこっ geko (croak) or 月光 gekkō (moonlight, in reference to a popular conception of ninja running through the night or to Greninja's Dark typing) 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 or 月光 gekkō and 甲賀流 Kōga-ryū
France Flag.png French Amphinobi From amphibien 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 개굴개굴 gaegul-gaegul and ninja
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 甲賀忍蛙 / 甲贺忍蛙 Jiǎhèrěnwā From 甲賀流 Kōga-ryū, 忍者 rěnzhě, and
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 甲賀忍蛙 Gaaphohyánwā From 甲賀流 Kōga-ryū, 忍者 yánjé, and


Ash-Greninja

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese サトシゲッコウガ Satoshi Gekkouga
Chinese Cantonese 小智版甲賀忍蛙 Síuji-báan Gaaphohyánwā
Mandarin 小智版甲賀忍蛙 / 小智版甲贺忍蛙 Xiǎozhì-bǎn Jiǎhèrěnwā
Denmark Flag.png Danish Ash-Greninja
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Ash-Greninja
Finland Flag.png Finnish Ash-Greninja
France Flag.png French Sachanobi
Germany Flag.png German Ash-Quajutsu
India Flag.png Hindi ऐश-ग्रेनिंजा Ash-Greninja
Hungary Flag.png Hungarian Ash-Greninja
Italy Flag.png Italian Greninja Forma Ash
South Korea Flag.png Korean 지우개굴닌자 Jiu Gaegulninja
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Ash-Greninja
Poland Flag.png Polish Ashogreninja
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Ash-Greninja
Russia Flag.png Russian Эш-Грениндзя Esh Grenindzya
Spain Flag.png Spanish Greninja Ash
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Ash-Greninja
Thailand Flag.png Thai ซาโตชิเก็คโคกะ Satoshi Gekkouga
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Ash-Greninja
Ash'in Greninja'sı*

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