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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 Substitutes. 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 has been confirmed as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. 4, first featured in the Super Smash Bros. Direct on April 8, 2014.


  • Greninja's official artwork in Super Smash Bros. 4 is similar to its official artwork in Pokémon X and Y with a few minor differences; its stance is tilted to the right, its left foot is in front, and its right foot is in the back in its Smash 4 artwork.
  • 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.