Greninja

Greninja is a Water/Dark type Pokémon introduced in Generation 6. It is known as the Ninja Pokémon.

Greninja evolves from Frogadier at level 36.

Greninja has a new form Ash-Greninja introduced in Pokémon Sun/Moon.

Pokédex data

National № 658
Type Water Dark
Species Ninja Pokémon
Height 4′11″ (1.5 m)
Weight 88.2 lbs (40.0 kg)
Abilities 1. Torrent
Protean (hidden ability)
Local № 009 (X/Y — Central Kalos)

Training

EV yield 3 Speed
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 239
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Water 1
Gender 87.5% male, 12.5% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 72
254 348
Attack 95
175 317
Defense 67
125 256
Sp. Atk 103
189 335
Sp. Def 71
132 265
Speed 122
224 377
Total 530 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Greninja.

Pokédex data

National № 658
Type Water Dark
Species Ninja Pokémon
Height 4′11″ (1.5 m)
Weight 88.2 lbs (40.0 kg)
Abilities 1. Battle Bond
Local № 009 (X/Y — Central Kalos)

Training

EV yield 3 Speed
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 288
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Undiscovered
Gender 100% male, 0% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 72
254 348
Attack 145
265 427
Defense 67
125 256
Sp. Atk 153
279 445
Sp. Def 71
132 265
Speed 132
242 399
Total 640 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Greninja.

Evolution chart

(Level 16) (Level 36)

Pokédex entries

X
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.
Y
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.

Moves learned by Greninja

Moves learnt by level up

Greninja learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BubbleWater 40 100
1GrowlNormal 100
1HazeIce
1Mat BlockFighting
1Night SlashDark 70 100
1PoundNormal 40 100
1Quick AttackNormal 40 100
1Role PlayPsychic
1Water ShurikenWater 15 100
5BubbleWater 40 100
8Quick AttackNormal 40 100
10LickGhost 30 100
14Water PulseWater 60 100
19SmokescreenNormal 100
23Shadow SneakGhost 40 100
28SpikesGround
33Feint AttackDark 60
42SubstituteNormal
49ExtrasensoryPsychic 80 100
56Double TeamNormal
68Hydro PumpWater 110 80
70HazeIce
77Night SlashDark 70 100

Moves learnt on evolution

Greninja learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Water ShurikenWater 15 100

Egg moves

Greninja learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Greninja egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BestowNormal
CamouflageNormal
Mind ReaderNormal
Mud SportGround
Power-Up PunchFighting 40 100
Toxic SpikesPoison
Water SportWater

Move Tutor moves

Greninja can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BounceFlying 85 85
Gunk ShotPoison 120 80
Hydro CannonWater 150 90
Ice PunchIce 75 100
Icy WindIce 55 95
Low KickFighting 100
Role PlayPsychic
SnatchDark
SnoreNormal 50 100
SpiteGhost 100
Water PledgeWater 80 100
Water PulseWater 60 100

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon by a previous evolution of Greninja. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
BounceFlying 85 85 Level up
FlingDark 100 Level up
RoundNormal 60 100 Level up
Smack DownRock 50 100 Level up

Moves learnt by TM

Greninja is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
12TauntDark 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
23Smack DownRock 50 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
39Rock TombRock 60 95
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
55ScaldWater 80 100
56FlingDark 100
59Brutal SwingDark 60 100
62AcrobaticsFlying 55 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
89U-turnBug 70 100
90SubstituteNormal
94SurfWater 90 100
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
98WaterfallWater 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Greninja can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
DiveWater 80 100 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

Greninja does not learn any level up moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee.

Moves learnt by TM

Greninja does not learn any HMs in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee.

Greninja sprites

Type Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Greninja  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Greninja Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Greninja

X
Y
Evolve Froakie/Frogadier
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Poni Wilds
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Location data not yet available

Other languages

English Greninja
Japanese ゲッコウガ (Gekkouga)
German Quajutsu
French Amphinobi

Name origin

grenouille
French for ‘frog’
ninja
stealthy martial art