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Greninja (Pokémon)

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Greninja is based on a frog, and may have been inspired by horned frogs from the {{wp|Genus|genera}} ''{{wp|Megophrys}}'' and ''{{wp|Ceratophrys}}'' due to the spiked protrusions above its eyes. Its coloration and body shape is similar to the {{wp|splendid leaf frog}}. The bubble-like protrusions on its body may be based on a toad's {{wp|parotoid gland}}s, possibly referencing the traditional myth of {{wp|True toad|toad}}s causing {{wp|wart}}s, though they may also be remnants of Froakie and Frogadier's frog foam. As its species name implies, Greninja is also based on a {{wp|ninja}}. Japanese culture associates frogs and toads with ninjas based on the folk story "The Tale of the Gallant {{wp|Jiraiya}}" (児雷也豪傑物語 ''Jiraiya Gōketsu Monogatari'') about a ninja who can shapeshift into a large toad. Greninja and its pre-evolutions may also draw inspiration from the {{wp|Thief (character class)|Theif}} class as they often rely on speed and stealth and are often seen as nimble or ranged combatants.
Ash-Greninja's appearance is based on {{Ash}}'s attire in the {{series|XY}}.