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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)|theifthief}} or rogue class as they often rely on speed and stealth and are often seen as nimble or ranged combatants while tending to focus more on dodging attacks rather than withstanding damage.
Ash-Greninja's appearance is based on {{Ash}}'s attire in the {{series|XY}}.