Greninja (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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Greninja
Ninja Pokémon
ゲッコウガ
Gekkouga
#658
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
Greninja
Battle Bond
Ash-Greninja
Cacophony
Protean
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Ash-Greninja
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Water 1
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
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
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#658
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Central
#009
Kalos
#000
Alola
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
Greninja
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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
Body style
Body12.png BodyUnknown.png
Ash-Greninja
Footprint
FUnknown.png None.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. With the Battle Bond Ability, it can transform into a special form known as Ash-Greninja. Greninja with the Ability Battle Bond cannot breed.

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-pointed star, which resembles a shuriken. 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.

Through a transformation called Bond Phenomenon, Ash's Greninja in the anime and any Greninja with the Ability Battle Bond in Pokémon Sun and Moon 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 ears turn black, changing shape to resemble Ash's hair. Its legs are stronger in this form, and it gains the ability to form large Water Shurikens on its back.

In the anime

Greninja in the anime
Ash-Greninja in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Greninja

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

Sanpei's Greninja

A Greninja appeared in A Stealthy Challenge! under the ownership of Sanpei.

Other

Greninja made its debut in A Rush of Ninja Wisdom! under the ownership of Ippei, but only in a fantasy. His Greninja first appeared in the flesh in The Legend of the Ninja Hero! and reappeared in A Festival of Decisions!.

A Greninja appeared in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction under the ownership of Riot.

Minor appearances

A picture of a Greninja with Battle Bond made a brief appearance in The Legend of the Ninja Hero! inside the Ninja Village monument. It was depicted as the ninja hero of the original Ninja Village, with a Staraptor and a Heatmor as fellow members.

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.
This concludes the entries from the XY series.

In the manga

In the movie adaptations

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

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Croaky

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

In the TCG

Main article: Greninja (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros.

Main article: Greninja (Super Smash Bros.)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
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.
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.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Frogadier
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Event
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Event: transfer from Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon Special Demo Version (Ash-Greninja)

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Renegade Meadow: Stage 5
Shuffle
Expert Stages: Stage EX24
Event: Greninja Appears
Event: Ash-Greninja Appears (Ash-Greninja)
Rumble World
Dewdrop Bay: Castle Moat (Back Boss)
Picross
Area 03: Stage 05

In events

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
In-game events
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
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.


Ash-Greninja
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 72
132 - 179 254 - 348
Attack: 145
135 - 216 265 - 427
Defense: 67
64 - 130 125 - 256
Sp.Atk: 153
142 - 225 279 - 445
Sp.Def: 71
68 - 135 132 - 265
Speed: 132
123 - 202 242 - 399
Total: 640   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 VII, 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 VII
Other generations:
VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Water Shuriken Water Special 01515 100100% 20
011 Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100100% 15
011 Haze Ice Status 0000 00——% 30
011 Role Play Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
011 Mat Block Fighting Status 0000 00——% 10
011 Pound Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
011 Bubble Water Special 04040 100100% 30
011 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
Evo.Evo. Water Shuriken Water Special 01515 100100% 20
055 Bubble Water Special 04040 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
1919 Smokescreen Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
2323 Shadow Sneak Ghost Physical 04040 100100% 30
2828 Spikes Ground Status 0000 00——% 20
3333 Feint Attack Dark 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
7070 Haze Ice Status 0000 00——% 30
7777 Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100100% 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 TM/HM

Generation VII
Other generations:
VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM01Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM01 Work Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM06Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM10Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM12Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM13Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM14Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM15Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM17Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM18Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM21Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM23Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM23 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
TM27Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM32Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM39Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM40Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM42Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM45Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM46Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM48Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM49Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
TM55Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM55 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM56Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM59Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM59 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM62Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM62 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM68Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM80Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM86Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM87Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM88Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM89Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM89 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM90Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM94Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM94 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM97Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM97 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM98Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM98 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
XTM100Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
  • 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 VII
Other generations:
VI
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Delibird Bestow* Normal Status —% 15
StunfiskSkrelpDragalge Camouflage Normal Status —% 20
Poliwrath Mind Reader Normal Status —% 5
WooperQuagsireMudkipRelicanthShellosShellos
GastrodonGastrodonStunfiskPyukumuku
Mud Sport Ground Status —% 15
MareanieToxapex Toxic Spikes Poison Status —% 20
PsyduckGolduckPoliwagPoliwhirlSeelMarill
AzumarillLombrePelipperSurskitMasquerainMilotic
GorebyssPiplupPrinplupBuizelFloatzelDucklett
SwannaAlomomolaClauncherClawitzerDewpiderPyukumuku
Water Sport Water Status —% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Greninja in Generation VII
  • 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 VII
Other generations:
VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
S M Hydro Cannon Water Special 150 90% 5
S M 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 VII
Other generations:
VI
 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

Side game data

Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT658.png

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

#177
Shuffle658.png

Mind Zap
Can reset your opponent's disruption counter to maximum.


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

#177
Shuffle658A.png

Power of 4+
Attacks do even more damage when you make a match of four.
Skill Swapper: Unity Power

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

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 6x 658.png Spr b 6x 658.png
Spr 6x 658 s.png Spr b 6x 658 s.png Spr 6x 658 s.png Spr b 6x 658 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Spr 7s 658.png Spr b 7s 658.png
Spr 7s 658A.png Spr b 7s 658A.png
Spr 7s 658 s.png Spr b 7s 658 s.png
Spr 7s 658A s.png Spr b 7s 658A s.png
Front Back
658MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Greninja images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

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.

Ash-Greninja's appearance is based on Ash's attire in the XY series.

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. It may also derive from 月光 gekkō (moonlight), in reference to a popular conception of ninja running through the night or to Greninja's Dark typing, or a combination of both.

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 개굴개굴 gaegul-gaegul and ninja
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 甲賀忍蛙 Gaaphohyánwā From 甲賀流 Gaapho-làuh, 忍者 yánjé, and
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 甲賀忍蛙 Jiǎhèrěnwā From 甲賀流 Jiǎhè-liú, 忍者 rěnzhě, 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
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


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