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'''Greninja''' ([[List of Japanese Pokémon names|Japanese]]: '''ゲッコウガ''' ''Gekkouga'') is a dual-type {{2t|Water|Dark}} {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} introduced in [[Generation VI]].
 
It [[Evolution|evolves]] from {{p|Frogadier}} starting at [[level]] 36. It is the final form of {{p|Froakie}}. With the {{a|Battle Bond}} Ability, it can {{DL|Bond Phenomenon|transform}} into a special form known as '''Ash-Greninja'''. Greninja with the Ability Battle Bond cannot [[Pokémon breeding|breed]] or be given a [[nickname]].
 
==Biology==
 
====[[Ash's Greninja]]====
[[{{Ash}}'s {{p|Frogadier]]}} evolved into a Greninja in ''[[XY100|A Festival of Decisions!]]'' while battling [[Heidayu]]'s {{p|Bisharp}}. It soon gained the ability to [[Bond Phenomenon|transform]] into Ash-Greninja.
 
====[[Sanpei's Greninja]]====
 
====Other====
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 appearancedebut in ''[[XY099|The Legend of the Ninja Hero!]]'', andlater reappearing in ''[[XY100|Athe Festivalnext of Decisions!episode]]''.
 
A Greninja appeared in ''[[M17|Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction]]'', under the ownership of [[Riot]]. It was his main Pokémon, used to assist him in his thievery.
 
===Minor appearances===
A picture of an Ash-Greninja made a brief appearance in ''[[XY099|The Legend of the Ninja Hero!]]'' inside the [[Ninja Village]] monument. This Greninja, who had fought alongside a [[Staraptor]] and a [[Heatmor]], was supposedly the "village hero" and the leader of the Pokémon who defended Ninja Village in ancient times when a battle broke out between all the ninja in the village. [[Ippei]] and [[Sanpei]] each chose [[Froakie]] as their [[starter Pokémon]] because they both admired this Greninja.
 
A Greninja appeared in the opening sequence of ''[[M19|Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel]]'', when it evolved from {{p|Froakie}} and {{p|Frogadier}}.
 
===[[Super Smash Bros.]]===
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===''{{mov|Detective Pikachu}}''===
Three Greninja will appear in ''{{mov|Detective Pikachu}}''.
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==Game data==
=====In-game events=====
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===Side game data===
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|min=70
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====Ash-Greninja====
{{Spindata/Head|type=Water|type2=Dark}}
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|max=110
|raisemaxlevel=5
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|swapper=Unity Power
}}
|}
* Greninja won first place in the Japanese [http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/election/ Pokémon general election 720] (Japanese: '''ポケモン総選挙720''') poll to decide what Pokémon would be distributed at showings of ''[[M19|Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel]]'' in Japan.
* Greninja, Ash-Greninja, {{p|Sandshrew|Alolan Sandshrew}}, {{p|Clefable}}, {{p|Latias}}, {{p|Gurdurr}}, and {{p|Minior|Minior (Meteor Form)}} are all the same weight as {{ga|Ethan}}.
* It was revealed that Greninja was added into [[Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U]] before [[Pokémon X and Y]] was even released. Masahiro Sakurai knew that a [[Generation VI]] Pokémon was going to be a playable fighter in that game, so when Greninja was decided, all they had to go on in terms of design was concept art, similar to {{few|Roy}} during the development of [[Super Smash Bros. Melee]].
 
===Origin===
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 foamfrubbles. 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)|thief}} 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}}.
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* [[Croaky]]
* [[Greninja (Super Smash Bros.)]]
* [[Starter Pokémon]]
 
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