Sanpei's Greninja

Sanpei's Greninja
サンペイのゲッコウガ Sanpei's Gekkouga
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Sanpei's Greninja
Debuts in A Rush of Ninja Wisdom!
Caught at Unknown
Evolves in Prior to A Rush of Ninja Wisdom!
Prior to A Stealthy Challenge!
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location With Sanpei
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This Pokémon spent an unknown number of episodes as Froakie and at most 35 episodes as Frogadier.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Froakie N/A
As Frogadier Kiyotaka Furushima Billy Bob Thompson
As Greninja Kiyotaka Furushima Billy Bob Thompson

Sanpei's Greninja (Japanese: サンペイのゲッコウガ Sanpei's Gekkouga) is Sanpei's only known Pokémon.


Greninja and Sanpei

Prior to A Rush of Ninja Wisdom!, Greninja was once a Froakie, as seen in a photo with Sanpei and his brothers.

Greninja debuted as a Frogadier in A Rush of Ninja Wisdom! sitting on a branch, which made Ash decide to look for its Trainer. After meeting Sanpei, Ash used his Froakie to battle Frogadier. Although Froakie tried many attacks, Frogadier proved to be too fast to keep up with. As Froakie tried Water Pulse, Frogadier disappeared in a flash. Concentrating on finding Frogadier's current location, Froakie though it had found it, only to find out it was a decoy. The real Frogadier appeared out of a nearby pond and the fight went on with both using Water Pulse. Sanpei then ordered Frogadier to use Quick Attack, which was too fast for Froakie to keep up with. Ultimately Frogadier landed the hit and Froakie was defeated.

Frogadier then aided Froakie in its training to learn Quick Attack. Frogadier showed its various techniques, such as jumping quickly from spot to spot and quickly running across the surface of the water. Eventually during the training, Team Rocket showed up in a giant ninja robot. Although Frogadier and Froakie tried to battle it, Frogadier was caught by Team Rocket together with Pikachu. Froakie now had to fight Team Rocket alone and then showed what the training had pulled off: Froakie had suddenly learned Double Team. It managed to free Frogadier and Pikachu with Water Pulse. Together with Froakie, Frogadier blasted off Team Rocket with a double Water Pulse. Afterwards it said its farewells to Froakie and the group as it and Sanpei went on their way.

Frogadier reappeared in A Stealthy Challenge!, where it was revealed to have evolved into a Greninja. Prior to the episode, Greninja battled a masked ninja's Barbaracle but it got poisoned by Barbaracle's Poison Jab and was sent flying into a river along with its Trainer. Clemont gave Greninja a Pecha Berry to cure it from the poison.

Later, Greninja battled Barbaracle again along with Ash's Pikachu and Froakie. Although Greninja and Pikachu got blinded by Barbaracle's Mud-Slap, Froakie managed to stay in the battle with Barbaracle and evolved into Frogadier, only for Saizo and Barbaracle to flee. Later, after Sanpei completed his mission, Greninja battled Ash's newly evolved Frogadier, but the outcome of this battle remains unknown.

Greninja reappeared in The Legend of the Ninja Hero!, where it walked with Sanpei, Ash, and his friends to the Ninja Village. Greninja had a battle with Nihei's Venusaur and lost.

In A Festival of Decisions!, Greninja had a battle with Heidayu's Bisharp, but was quickly defeated.

It was shown in a flashback in Facing the Needs of the Many!.

Personality and characteristics

Greninja listens to its Trainer's commands without any problems, showing a sense of loyalty. It has a rather presumptuous personality, as shown when it laughed when Froakie wasn't able to make it running across the surface of the water, and acting unimpressed when Froakie did manage to do it. It also appears to be friendly, as it helped Ash's Froakie learn Quick Attack.


As a Froakie As a Frogadier

Moves used

Using Quick Attack as a Frogadier
Using Double Team
Move First Used In
Smokescreen A Rush of Ninja Wisdom!
Bubble A Rush of Ninja Wisdom!
Water Pulse A Rush of Ninja Wisdom!
Quick Attack A Rush of Ninja Wisdom!
Double Team  A Stealthy Challenge!
Water Shuriken  A Stealthy Challenge!
Night Slash  The Legend of the Ninja Hero!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Related articles

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

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