Ninja Village

Ninja Village
忍者村 Ninja Village
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Ninja Village
Region Kalos
Debut The Legend of the Ninja Hero!

Ninja Village (Japanese: 忍者村 Ninja Village) is an anime-exclusive location in Kalos that was featured in The Legend of the Ninja Hero!. It is the hometown of Sanpei and his two brothers, Ippei, who is the current chief, and Nihei. It is located between Anistar City and Couriway Town.

The village was first mentioned by Sanpei in A Rush of Ninja Wisdom!. He had left his hometown to become a stronger Trainer like his older brothers prior, with his Froakie who eventually evolved into a Greninja.

Though Ash and his friends finally visited Ninja Village in The Legend of the Ninja Hero!. During their visit, the village was attacked by an old member of the Ninja Village, Kagetomo, who went onto to establish the rival Ninja Corps with Heidayu to seize the village for himself. In the past, Kagetomo was destined to become the village chief, however his desire to rule the world led chief Hanzo to reconsider the decision, and instead favor Ippei who was equally powerful, but respected Ninja Village traditions.

Using an army of Skarmory, Kagetomo's forces overwhelmed the village and held Hanzo hostage in the hopes of forcibly acquiring the chieftain position. Ippei led the defense efforts, with Ash's group, his two brothers, villagers including Saizo and Shinobu. In A Festival of Decisions!, Ash's Frogadier evolved into a Greninja and activated his special ability to turn into Ash-Greninja. Ippei later defeated Kagetomo, who decided to leave Ninja Village in order to train harder, and focus his attention on exploring the true meaning of a ninja's life. The planned village festival went ahead, with Hanzo officially retiring and passing the chieftain onto Ippei, awarding him the sacred chief emblem.

Ninja Village is an isolated settlement, nestled within a caldera, making it inconspicuous and perfectly defended from outside forces. Its people all train as ninjas to become close to their Pokémon and protect the world. The main entrance in and out of Ninja Village is through a hidden tunnel, where a secret password is needed to even enter. The villagers all reside within the walls of the mountain, which are riddled with corridors and defensive traps in case of attack. The village has a rich history and was once the site of ninja conflict. A shrine records the event, where a special Greninja along with its allies Staraptor and Heatmor are honored as heroes after they saved the village from destruction.

Pokémon seen in Ninja Village

Sanpei's Greninja
Saizo's Barbaracle
Ippei's Greninja
Nihei's Venusaur
Simipour (×3)
Simisage (×4)
Wooper (×2)
Marill (×2)
Shinobu's Liepard
Gengar (×3)

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 忍者村 Yánjé Chyūn
Mandarin 忍者村 Rěnzhě Cūn
  Danish Ninja-landsbyen
  Dutch Ninja Village
  Finnish Ninjakylä
  Italian Villaggio Ninja
  Korean 닌자마을 Ninja Ma-eul
  Norwegian Ninja-landsbyen
  Polish Wioska Ninja
  Brazilian Portuguese Aldeia Ninja
  Russian Деревня Ниндзя Derevnya Nindzya
  Spanish Aldea Ninja
  Swedish Ninja-byn

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