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Official artwork of Greninja from Pokémon X and Y.
Universe Pokémon
Debut Pokémon X and Y (2013)
Smash Bros. appearances SSB4
Most recent appearance Pokémon Art Academy (2014)
Console of origin Nintendo 3DS
Species Greninja
Gender Varies
Homeworld Kalos
Article on Bulbapedia Greninja (Pokémon)
For fighter info, see Greninja (SSB4).

Greninja, known in Japanese as Gekkouga (ゲッコウガ, Gekkouga), is a fictional creature from the Pokémon series. It appears as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. 4.

Creature description[edit]

Greninja is depicted as a fast, ninja-like dual-type Water/Dark Pokémon in the Pokémon games. This trend is continued in the Super Smash Bros. series, where it can be seen using ninja-like techniques such as Water Shuriken and Substitute. It is the final evolution of the Kalos starter Froakie, evolving into its second form Frogadier at level 16 and finally into Greninja at level 36.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Greninja as it appears in Super Smash Bros. 4.
Main article: Greninja (SSB4)

Greninja appears as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. 4, revealed in the Super Smash Bros. Direct on April 8, 2014 alongside fellow Pokemon Charizard.


  • Sakurai decided to add Greninja to Smash 4 long before the release of Pokémon X and Y, having initially reserved a space on the roster for a brand-new Pokémon. Sakurai's only source material for designing the character was concept drawings of Greninja.
  • With Pokémon X and Y being released just under a year earlier, Greninja is the most recently introduced character to be playable in SSB4, and naturally the entire Super Smash Bros. series at the time. The second most recently introduced characters are Lucina and Robin, who were introduced over a year prior.