Pokémon 658 Greninja

Pokemon 658 Greninja
Pokemon 658 Greninja (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

Name: Greninja (Japanese: ゲッコウガ Gekkouga)

Classification: Ninja Pokémon

Type: Water/Dark

Generation: Gen VI Kalos Region

Gender Ratio: 87.5% Male to 12.5% Female

Height: 4' 11"

Weight: 88.2 lbs


  • Evolves from Frogadier at level 36.
  • Evolves from Frogadier with 100 Candies in Pokémon Go.

Alternate Formes:

  • Ash-Greninja (must have the Ability Battle Bond)

How to catch in Sword/Shield: Not Available Yet

How to catch in Go:

  • Evolve from Frogadier

Description: The final evolution of the Water Starter for the Kalos Region, Greninja is a blue, humanoid shaped frog with ninja characteristics. The lower half of its head fins and face, as well as its chest and the webbing on its hands and feet are yellow, and it has white markings on its knees, elbows, and brow. Greninja have light blue, shuriken markings on their thighs and light blue webbing between their head fins. The most notable characteristic of Greninja, however, is the "scarf" looped around its neck and trailing behind it. This "scarf" is actually Greninja's tongue, which it often uses in battle.

The only Pokémon known to be capable of Bond Phenomenon, a select few Greninja throughout history have a secondary form, known only as Ash-Greninja (so named for the Trainer of the only Greninja in modern times capable of this transformation.) As Ash-Greninja, its body is a lighter shade of blue and it gains red markings on its face and cheeks. The sides of its head fins turn black and take the shape of its Trainer's hair. It also materializes massive water shuriken on its back that serve as its weapons.

Greninja are swift and graceful, capable of sneaking into battle like ninja. They form shuriken out of water to use against their opponents and, despite being made of water, their shuriken are sharp enough to cut through steel. As Ash-Greninja, their shuriken are even stronger and the strength in their legs multiplied.

Core Games

Greninja in the core games

  • Sword Pokédex: Not Available Yet
  • Shield Pokédex: Not Available Yet
  • Omega Ruby Pokédex: It creates throwing stars out of compressed water. When it spins them and throws them at high speed, these stars can split metal in two.
  • Alpha Sapphire Pokédex: It appears and vanishes with a ninja's grace. It toys with its enemies using swift movements, while slicing them with throwing stars of sharpest water.

Base Stats

  • 72 HP
  • 95 Attack
  • 67 Defense
  • 103 Sp. Attack
  • 71 Sp. Defense
  • 122 Speed
  • 530 Total

Moves by Level

  • Water Shuriken (lv 1)
  • Night Slash (lv 1)
  • Haze (lv 1)
  • Role Play (lv 1)
  • Mat Block (lv 1)
  • Pound (lv 1)
  • Growl (lv 1)
  • Bubble (lv 1)
  • Quick Attack (lv 1)
  • Water Shuriken (Evo)
  • Bubble Water (lv 5)
  • Quick Attack (lv 8)
  • Lick (lv 10)
  • Water Pulse (lv 14)
  • Smokescreen (lv 19)
  • Shadow Sneak (lv 23)
  • Spikes (lv 28)
  • Feint Attack (lv 33)
  • Substitute (lv 42)
  • Extrasensory (lv 49)
  • Double Team (lv 56)
  • Hydro Pump (lv 68)
  • Haze (lv 70)
  • Night Slash (lv 77)

Moves by TM/TR

  • TM01 Work Up
  • TM06 Toxic
  • TM10 Hidden Power
  • TM12 Taunt
  • TM13 Ice Beam
  • TM14 Blizzard
  • TM15 Hyper Beam
  • TM17 Protect
  • TM18 Rain Dance
  • TM21 Frustration
  • TM23 Smack Down
  • TM27 Return
  • TM32 Double Team
  • TM39 Rock Tomb
  • TM40 Aerial Ace
  • TM42 Facade
  • TM44 Rest
  • TM45 Attract
  • TM46 Thief
  • TM48 Round
  • TM49 Echoed Voice
  • TM55 Scald
  • TM56 Fling
  • TM59 Brutal Swing
  • TM62 Acrobatics
  • TM68 Giga Impact
  • TM80 Rock Slide
  • TM86 Grass Knot
  • TM87 Swagger
  • TM88 Sleep Talk
  • TM89 U-turn
  • TM90 Substitute
  • TM94 Surf
  • TM97 Dark Pulse
  • TM98 Waterfall
  • TM100 Confide

Moves by Breeding

  • Bestow
  • Camouflage
  • Mid Reader
  • Mud Sport
  • Power-Up Punch
  • Toxic Spikes
  • Water Sport

Moves by Tutoring

  • Bounce
  • Gunk Shot
  • Hydro Cannon
  • Ice Punch
  • Icy Wind
  • Low Kick
  • Role Play
  • Snatch
  • Snore
  • Spite
  • Water Pledge
  • Water Pulse

Moves by a Prior Evolution

  • Bounce

Special Moves

  • Bestow (Island Scan)

Damaged normally by

  • Normal 1×
  • Flying 1×
  • Poison 1×
  • Ground 1×
  • Rock 1×
  • Dragon 1×

Weak to

  • Fighting 2×
  • Bug 2×
  • Grass 2×
  • Electric 2×
  • Fairy 2×

Immune to

  • Psychic

Resistant to

  • Ghost ½×
  • Steel ½×
  • Fire ½×
  • Water ½×
  • Ice ½×
  • Dark ½×

Core Games Cont.


Pokemon 658 Greninja Ash

Pokemon 658 Greninja Ash (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

Base Stats

  • 72 HP
  • 145 Attack
  • 67 Defense
  • 153 Sp. Attack
  • 71 Sp. Defense
  • 132 Speed
  • 640 Total

Bond Phenomenon A special sort of transformation that has only happened a few times in all of human and Pokémon history, Bond Phenomenon can occur to select Greninja with the Ability Battle Bond. These rare Greninja can transform in much the same way a Pokémon can Mega Evolve or Groundon and Kyogre can undergo Primal Reversion, except that it requires no item. Instead, the Pokémon and Trainer must share a close bond of complete trust.

Pokémon Go

Greninja in Pokémon Go

Pokédex: It creates throwing stars out of compressed water. When it spins them and throws them at high speed, these stars can split metal in two.

Egg Distance: N/A

Buddy Distance: 3KM

Pokemon Go 658 Greninja (Image credit: Niantic)

Base Stats

  • 176 Stamina
  • 339 Attack
  • 155 Defense


  • Fast Attacks: Bubble, Feint Attack
  • Charged Attacks: Hydro Pump, Surf, Aerial Ace, Night Slash

Shiny: Not Available Yet

Pokemon Go 658 Greninja Shiny (Image credit: Nianitc)

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Casian Holly

Casian Holly has been writing about gaming at iMore since 2019, but their real passion is Pokémon. From the games to the anime, cards and toys, they eat, sleep, and breathe all things Pokémon. You can check out their many Pokémon Go and Pokémon Sword and Shield guides and coverage here on iMore.