Greninja debuted in ''[[XY017|A Rush of Ninja Wisdom!]]'', under the ownership of [[Ippei]], but only in a fantasy. His Greninja made its first physical appearance in ''[[XY099|The Legend of the Ninja Hero!]]'' and ''[[XY100|A Festival of Decisions!]]''.
A Greninja appeared in ''[[M17|Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction]]'', under the ownership of [[Riot]].