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 1.5 m (4′11″)
Weight 40.0 kg (88.2 lbs)
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 50 (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 1.5 m (4′11″)
Weight 40.0 kg (88.2 lbs)
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 50 (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)

Greninja changes

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.
1BubbleWaterSpecial 40 100
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1HazeIceStatus
1Mat BlockFightingStatus
1Night SlashDarkPhysical 70 100
1PoundNormalPhysical 40 100
1Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
1Role PlayPsychicStatus
1Water ShurikenWaterSpecial 15 100
5BubbleWaterSpecial 40 100
8Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
10LickGhostPhysical 30 100
14Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100
19SmokescreenNormalStatus 100
23Shadow SneakGhostPhysical 40 100
28SpikesGroundStatus
33Feint AttackDarkPhysical 60
42SubstituteNormalStatus
49ExtrasensoryPsychicSpecial 80 100
56Double TeamNormalStatus
68Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80
70HazeIceStatus
77Night SlashDarkPhysical 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 ShurikenWaterSpecial 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.
BestowNormalStatus
CamouflageNormalStatus
Mind ReaderNormalStatus
Mud SportGroundStatus
Power-Up PunchFightingPhysical 40 100
Toxic SpikesPoisonStatus
Water SportWaterStatus

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BounceFlyingPhysical 85 85
Gunk ShotPoisonPhysical 120 80
Hydro CannonWaterSpecial 150 90
Ice PunchIcePhysical 75 100
Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
Low KickFightingPhysical 100
Role PlayPsychicStatus
SnatchDarkStatus
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
SpiteGhostStatus 100
Water PledgeWaterSpecial 80 100
Water PulseWaterSpecial 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
BounceFlyingPhysical 85 85 Level up
FlingDarkPhysical 100 Level up
RoundNormalSpecial 60 100 Level up
Smack DownRockPhysical 50 100 Level up

Moves learnt by TM

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

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
DigGroundPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
DiveWaterPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BubbleWaterSpecial 40 100
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1HazeIceStatus
1Mat BlockFightingStatus
1Night SlashDarkPhysical 70 100
1PoundNormalPhysical 40 100
1Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
1Role PlayPsychicStatus
1Water ShurikenWaterSpecial 15 100
5BubbleWaterSpecial 40 100
8Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
10LickGhostPhysical 30 100
14Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100
19SmokescreenNormalStatus 100
23Shadow SneakGhostPhysical 40 100
28SpikesGroundStatus
33Feint AttackDarkPhysical 60
42SubstituteNormalStatus
49ExtrasensoryPsychicSpecial 80 100
56Double TeamNormalStatus
68Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80
70HazeIceStatus
77Night SlashDarkPhysical 70 100

Moves learnt on evolution

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Water ShurikenWaterSpecial 15 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BestowNormalStatus
CamouflageNormalStatus
Mind ReaderNormalStatus
Mud SportGroundStatus
Toxic SpikesPoisonStatus
Water SportWaterStatus

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Hydro CannonWaterSpecial 150 90
Water PledgeWaterSpecial 80 100

Pre-evolution moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
BounceFlyingPhysical 85 85 Level up
FlingDarkPhysical 100 Level up
RoundNormalSpecial 60 100 Level up
Smack DownRockPhysical 50 100 Level up

Moves learnt by TM

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

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 Sun & Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
DigGroundPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
DiveWaterPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Greninja sprites

Type Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
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
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Not available in this game

Other languages

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

Name origin

grenouille
French for ‘frog’
ninja
stealthy martial art