Greninja (Super Smash Bros.)

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Greninja
ゲッコウガ Gekkouga
Poké Ball
Greninja SSB4.png
Greninja in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U
Debuts in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U
Gender Male*
Ability Protean*
Current location Unknown
Greninja
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Greninja Yūji Ueda Billy Bob Thompson

Greninja (Japanese: ゲッコウガ Gekkouga) is a playable character in the Super Smash Bros. series.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Greninja is a swift, agile fighter that uses its speed to keep opponents on their toes, and is able to keep able opponents at bay thanks to its powerful Water Shuriken. According to Masahiro Sakurai, Greninja was already being developed as a playable character before Pokémon X and Y were announced. Greninja is the last character to make its debut in a Nintendo game sans DLC, and thus is the last opponent faced in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS's All-Star Mode, after Robin* or Lucina* and before Corrin* on either Rainbow Road, Prism Tower, Arena Ferox, or Gaur Plain. In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U's All-Star Mode, however, Greninja is one of the first characters fought, along with Corrin*, Robin and Shulk*, Dark Pit* or Lucina* on either Kalos Pokémon League, Coliseum, Mario Galaxy, Skyworld, or Wii Fit Studio.

Standard Special Move Side Special Move Up Special Move Down Special Move Final Smash
Default

Water Shuriken

Shadow Sneak

Hydro Pump

Substitute

Secret Ninja Attack
(Mat Block)

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Alternate #1

Stagnant Shuriken

Shadow Strike

High-Capacity Pump

Exploding Attack

Alternate #2

Shifting Shuriken

Shadow Dash

Single-Shot Pump

Substitute Ambush

Palutena's Guidance (in Palutena's Temple)

  • Pit: What is that? Some kind of ninja frog?
  • Palutena: That's the Pokémon Greninja. Its strengths are agility and speed. What looks like a scarf is actually its tongue.
  • Viridi: As a defensive measure, I suggest rubbing spicy peppers all over yourself.
  • Pit: How can Greninja taste anything with its tongue hanging out like that?
  • Palutena: It could be one of those rare ninjas that just eats very slowly.
  • Pit: What?! But that makes no sense! ...Anyway, just tell me how to win!
  • Palutena: Greninja creates throwing stars out of compressed water and unleashes them at high speed. This attack is called Water Shuriken. If Greninja starts to charge up its Water Shuriken, be prepared to reflect it back!

Trophy information

Greninja

NA: This Water/Dark-type Pokémon is the fully evolved form of Froakie. It's just as fast and dangerous as any other ninja, and the throwing stars it can make out of water can shear metal. In Smash Bros., as well as being a graceful, speedy fighter, it can also use moves like Hydro Pump that let it travel through the air and avoid falling.

PAL: This Water- and Dark-type Pokémon is the fully evolved form of Froakie. It is just as fast and dangerous as its name suggests, and the throwing stars it can make out of water can shear metal. In this game, as well as being a graceful, speedy fighter, it can also use moves like Hydro Pump to let it move through the air and avoid falling.

Greninja (Alt.)

NA: Greninja's Substitute down special lets you teleport to dodge attacks and then strike back, making it an effective and hard-to-predict way to counterattack. You can also control where you reappear by inputting directions. When you vanish, sometimes you'll be replaced by a log, other times by a cuddly toy.

PAL: Greninja's Substitute down special lets you teleport to dodge attacks and then strike back, making it an effective and hard-to-predict way to counter-attack. You can also control where you reappear. When you vanish, sometimes you'll be replaced by a log, and other times by a Substitute doll.

Secret Ninja Attack

NA: In Greninja's Final Smash, it uses its Mat Block move to flip opponents into the air. It then slices them repeatedly in front of the bright moon before smacking them back down to the ground and launching them. The inital Mat Block flip doesn't have much range, but should it hit home, the rest of the attack is unavoidable.

PAL: In Greninja's Final Smash, it uses its Mat Block move to flip an opponent into the air. It then slices them repeatedly in front of the shining moon, before smacking them down to the ground so hard they get launched. The inital Mat Block flip doesn't have much range, but if it hits home, there's no evading the rest of the attack.

In the core games

This Greninja was distributed to players who registered both a copy of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and a copy of Pokémon Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire on the Japanese Club Nintendo from November 21, 2014 to January 20, 2015. After registering the games, players were sent a serial code from December 9, 2014 to January 29, 2015. The serial codes could be used to obtain Greninja from December 9, 2014 to March 25, 2015.

#658 Greninja
Cherish Ball Level 36 658Greninja.png
Type:
Water Dark
Ability: Protean
Held item: None
ID: 09134
OT: スマブラ
Met: a lovely place (fateful encounter)
Nature: Random
Ribbon: Classic Ribbon Classic Ribbon
Water Shuriken
Water Physical
Shadow Sneak
Ghost Physical
Hydro Pump
Water Special
Substitute
Normal Status
Games Method Region Location Duration
ORAS serial code Japanese online December 9, 2014 to March 25, 2015
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
Date received is the receiving system's date when the Wonder Card is received.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

Gallery

Palette swaps

Game Image
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U SSB4 Greninja palette.png

Trivia

  • Greninja is the only Pokémon fighter with a damage-dealing taunt. Its down taunt damages opponents slighty with the water that shoots up from its hands.
  • It was revealed that Greninja was decided to be in the game before Pokémon X and Y was even released. Masahiro Sakurai knew that a Gen 6 Pokémon was going to be a playable fighter in Smash 4, so when Greninja was decided, all they had to go on in terms of design was concept art, similar to Roy during the development of Super Smash Bros. Melee.
  • In most languages, Greninja shares its voice actor with Ash's Greninja in the respective language, except in the Italian version; Ash's Greninja is voiced by Davide Garbolino in Italian, while the Super Smash Bros. Greninja keeps Billy Bob Thompson's voice from the English version.

Reveal trailer

English

By Super Smash Bros.
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Related articles

  • For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Greninja.

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