Greninja (UNITE)

Greninja (Japanese: ゲッコウガ Gekkouga) is a playable Pokémon in Pokémon UNITE. It became available as a playable character on July 21, 2021.

ゲッコウガ Gekkouga
UNITE Greninja.png
Role Attacker
Attack type Ranged
Damage type Attack
Difficulty Expert
Evolves at Lv. 5

Evolves at Lv. 7


License availability:
Aeos coin 10,000 / Aeos gem 575
Beginner login bonus (Day 14 reward)
UNITE Greninja License Card.png

It is an Attacker who peppers opposing Pokémon with ranged attacks that reduce their movement speed, then closes in to Knock Out Pokémon with melee attacks. Instead of only having a basic attack and a boosted attack, Greninja has a long range basic attack, a close range basic attack, and boosted versions for each of them.




Passive Ability

げきりゅう Raging Rapids

When the Pokémon is at half HP or less, its Attack and movement speed are increased.

Basic Attack

  Damage category: Physical (as a basic attack)
Damage category: Physical (as a boosted attack)

At long range, reduces the cooldown of Bubble, Water Shuriken, or Surf. At close range, deals increased damage the lower the opposing Pokémon's remaining HP is. Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack. As a boosted attack at long range, deals increased damage to opposing Pokémon and decreases their movement speed for a short time. As a boosted attack at close range, deals more damage.

Effect: When no opposing Pokémon is locked-onto, or the opposing Pokémon locked-onto is far away, this is a Ranged basic attack. When close to an opposing Pokémon that it has locked onto, this is a Melee basic attack. A smaller blue circle appears around this Pokémon when it is close to an opposing Pokémon, and this circle indicates the range of the close range basic attack. The boosted attack at close range causes this Pokémon to move forward so as to appear on the other side of the target.


Move slot 1

Learned at Lv. 1 or 3
Cooldown: 9 seconds
Upgrades into Water Shuriken or Surf
  Ranged Description
Attacks with a spray of bubbles, decreasing the movement speed of opposing Pokémon for a short time when it hits.
Water Shuriken
  Water Shuriken
Water Shuriken
Learned at Lv. 7
Cooldown: 6 seconds
Upgrades into Water Shuriken+ at Lv. 11
  Ranged Description
Throws shurikens made of water in quick succession. Decreases the movement speed of opposing Pokémon for a short time and restores the user’s HP when it hits. Also increases the user’s movement speed while using this move.

Upgrade: Increases the number of of attacks for this move.

Effect:This Pokémon can move around freely while performing this move. Unlike some other moves, the direction of the move cannot be changed during the move.

Learned at Lv. 7
Cooldown: 9 seconds
Upgrades into Surf+ at Lv. 11
  Melee Description
Has the user ride a wave, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon and restoring the user’s HP. If this move knocks out an opposing Pokémon, its cooldown is reset. This move also deals additional damage to opposing Pokémon with low remaining HP.

Upgrade: Increases the amount of HP restored.

Move slot 2

Learned at Lv. 1 or 3
Cooldown: 8 seconds
Upgrades into Double Team or Smokescreen
  Dash Description
Leaves behind a substitute doll for the user while it's moving forward.

Effect: The substitute doll has a low amount of HP and can be attacked and shoved as though it is a Pokémon. It is shown to hold the same amount of Aeos energy as the user had when the move was used, although it does not actually have that Aeos energy. When that HP runs out or a certain amount of time has passed, the substitute doll vanishes. (It does not drop the Aeos energy it never had.) If a wild Pokemon is currently attacking, and this Pokémon leaves the wild Pokémon's range while leaving the substitute doll within that range, the wild Pokémon will attack the substitute doll instead. It has no further effect on player Pokémon short of being another target that the Lock-On for attacks can detect. (If this Pokémon is not currently targeted by an opponent, the opponent may target the substitute doll instead of this Pokémon depending on their Lock-On settings and if this Pokémon is still within range of the opponent's attack. The dash of this move may allow this Pokémon to leave the range of the opponent, causing this scenario to occur.)

Double Team
  Double Team
Shadow Divide
Learned at Lv. 5
Cooldown: 8 seconds
Upgrades into Double Team+ at Lv. 13
  Dash Description
Quickly moves the user away from the current position, creating illusory copies of it to aid in battle.

Upgrade: Reduces this move's cooldown.

Effect: Creates two copies of the Pokémon, one of which is sent out in a direction 120 degrees away from the direction the user moved in, and the other is sent out in a direction that is -120 degrees away from the direction the user moved in. The copies appear with a blue tint to the user. For opponents, the copies appear identical to the original Pokémon. The copies attack nearby Pokémon, and use Bubble, Water Shuriken, or Surf depending on the move this Pokémon knows. Each copy has its own HP, albeit a low supply, and the copies disappear when either that HP runs out or a certain amount of time has passed. The copies are shown to hold the same amount of Aeos energy as the user had when the move was used, although they do not actually have that Aeos energy.

Learned at Lv. 5
Cooldown: 13 seconds
Upgrades into Smokescreen+ at Lv. 13
  Buff Description
Creates a smokescreen and has the user roll away from its current location. Immediately afterward, the user enters stealth and has its movement speed increased for a short time. This also makes its next basic attack a boosted attack.

Upgrade: Increased Attack for a short time when the user exits stealth.

Effect:The smokescreen inflicts Vision Obscured on opponents.

Unite Move

Waterburst Shuriken
  Waterburst Shuriken
Maximum Water Shuriken
Learned at Lv. 9
  Area Description
Has the user throw a giant water shuriken toward the designated area, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect and decreasing their movement speed for a short time when this Unite Move hits. The water shuriken then immediately explodes, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect once again and throwing them. Once this Unite Move ends, the user may jump in a designated direction.


Name Holowear Release Date Unlock Method Audio/Visual FX
  Hero Style   July 21, 2021   1,050 KO
  Fashionable Style   August 6, 2021   350
Appearance only
  Theater Style   March 15, 2022 Premium Battle Pass - Season 6* Appearance only
  Wanderer Style      April 28, 2022   2,199 Scoring
  Practice Style   June 16, 2022   1,050 Movement
  Costume Party Style      October 27, 2022   2,199* Scoring
  Holiday Style   December 14, 2023   400* Appearance only


In other languages

Waterburst Shuriken

Language Title
  Japanese 極大水手裏剣 Kyokudai Mizu Shuriken (Maximum Water Shuriken)
Chinese Cantonese 巨大飛水手裏劍 Geuihdaaih Fēi Séui Sáuléuihgim (Giant Flying Water Shuriken)
Mandarin 巨大飛水手裏劍 / 巨大飞水手里剑 Jùdà Fēi Shuǐ Shǒulǐjiàn (Giant Flying Water Shuriken)
  French Sheauriken Géant (Giant Water Shuriken')
  German Giga-Shuriken (Giga-Shuriken)
  Hindi वॉटरबर्स्ट शूरिकेन Vŏṭarbarsṭ Śūriken (Waterburst Shuriken)
  Indonesian Syuriken Semburan Air (Water Burst Shuriken)
  Italian Idroshuriken Supremo (Supreme Hydroshuriken)
  Korean 거대물수리검 Geodae Mul Surigeom (Giant Water Shuriken)
  Brazilian Portuguese Dilúvio de Estrelas Ninja (Flood of Ninja Stars)
  Russian Мегасюрикен Megasjuriken (Megashuriken)
  Spanish Megashuriken de Agua (Water Megashuriken)
  Thai ดาวกระจายน้ำยักษ์ Dao Krachai Nam Yak (Giant Water Starburst)
  Turkish Su Yıldızı (Water Star)

See also

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Froakie, Frogadier, and Greninja.

Playable characters in Pokémon UNITE
Attacker Alolan NinetalesChandelureCinderaceCramorantDecidueyeDelphoxDragapultDuraludonEspeonGardevoirGlaceonGreninjaInteleonMewMewtwo (Y)MiraidonPikachuSylveonVenusaur
All‑Rounder AegislashAzumarillBlazikenBuzzwoleCeruledgeCharizardDragoniteFalinksGarchompGyaradosLucarioMachampMetagrossMewtwo (X)MimikyuScizorTsareenaTyranitarUrshifuZacian
Speedster AbsolDodrioGengarLeafeonMeowscaradaTalonflameZeraoraZoroark
Defender BlastoiseCrustleGoodraGreedentLaprasMamoswineSlowbroSnorlaxTrevenantUmbreon
Supporter BlisseyClefableComfeyEldegossHoopaMr. MimeSableyeWigglytuff

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