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The best guide on how to play Greninja in Pokemon UNITE for Nintendo Switch and Mobile. Check here for the best builds, Held and Battle items, movesets, as well as the latest nerfs, buffs, counters, and more!

Greninja Latest Nerfs & Buffs (5/30)

May 30 Update (Version 1.5.1.6)

Greninja Move Changes (May 30)
Surf Image
Surf
• Damage dealt to opposing Pokemon decreased from 1625 to 1402 (-14%).
Smokescreen Image
Smokescreen
• Fixed bug(s) causing one or more effects not to trigger.

Stat Updates

1.2.1.3 Attack and max HP decreased.

Standard Attack

1.3.1.2 Boosted attack bugfix
1.1.1.4 Basic Attack: Bug Fixes

Smokescreen

1.2.1.3 Fixed a bug causing the Smokescreen+ effect to trigger even before the move is upgraded.
1.1.1.6 Attack damage boost after using decreased from about 1.75x to about 1.2x (-75%). Increased the cooldown period from 11 seconds to 13 seconds (+18%).
1.5.1.6 Fixed bug(s) causing one or more effects not to trigger.

Surf

1.5.1.6 Damage dealt to opposing Pokemon decreased from 1625 to 1402 (-14%).

Water Shuriken

1.3.1.2 Cooldown lengthened from 5s to 6s. (+1s) Bugfix: opposing Pokemon movement speed decrease.
1.2.1.3 Fixed a bug affecting the decrease to opposing Pokemon's movement speed.
1.1.1.6 Cooldown period decreased from 7 seconds to 5 seconds (-29%). Damage per hit increased from 755 to 890 (+18%).

Double Team

1.3.1.2 Damage to opposing Pokemon decreased.
1.2.1.3 Improvement the movement of the illusory copies.
1.1.1.6 Cooldown period decreased from 11 seconds to 9 seconds (-18%).

Torrent

1.2.1.3 Attack increase buff weakened.

Water Burst Shuriken

1.3.1.2 Bugfix: opposing Pokemon movement speed decreased. Cooldown increased from around 164s to around 166s. (+2s)
1.2.1.3 Adjusted the move to allow it to trigger more quickly.
1.5.1.2 UNITE Move Cooldown Reduced from 163s to 134s (-18%).

Greninja Basic Info

Greninja
Greninja.jpg
Tier Rating: S Rank Icon

Role: Attacker
Attack Type: Ranged
Damage Type: Physical
Difficulty: Expert
Cost:
"Greninja is a Pokémon that uses smokescreens and illusory copies of itself to hide."

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Greninja Best Lanes

Top Icon.pngTop Jungle Icon.pngJungle Bot Icon.pngBottom
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Tips & Strategies for Every Lane

Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths Weaknesses
✔︎ Speedster-like mobility and stealth for superb Jungling
✔︎ High attack damage
✖︎ High skill ceiling with many skill-shot accuracy based moves
✖︎ Very Fragile
✖︎ Takes a long time to reach power spike

Best Builds for Greninja

Greninja Builds

The Best Build for Greninja is the one with the gold crown!

Carry Build

Carry Build
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Moveset Held Items
Battle Item
Item Effects
(at Level 30)
Recommended Lane
Attack: +15
Critical-Hit Rate: +6%
Critical-Hit Damage: +12%
Attack Speed: +7.50%
HP: +450
Pokemon UNITE - Jungle Recommendation Yes Jungle
Emblem Color Combination Target Emblem Stats
Red Boost Emblem Red x7
Positive Stats:
Attack
Critical-Hit Rate
Free Negative Stats:
Sp. Atk
Defense
Sp. Def
Note:
The emblem color and stats here are suggestions only. The builds are still viable even without the suggested emblems.

This is Greninja's standard attack damage carry build that involves maneuvering around and confusing targets with Double Team, then quickly following up with Water Shuriken while circling them. Note that the illusions created by Double Team will shoot out their own Shurikens, adding more damage. The key to this build is proper positioning, ensuring each shuriken and each standard attack hit the target.

Muscle Band and Scope Lens are your core damage items, giving you ample firepower throughout the game. They also help you secure Wild Pokemon faster so you can get to your move upgrades faster. For defense, Buddy Barrier boosts Greninja's HP, increasing its overall survivability. Additionally, the item works great with your Unite Move, especially once you start using it aggressively.

Eject Button acts as an escape tool for bad situations and a repositioning tool to better land Water Shuriken. If you have a hard time lining up shurikens, you can equip Slow Smoke instead to keep opponents in place.

Your Boost Emblem loadout should consist of 7 Red Emblems for maximum Attack Speed and 4 Emblems of any color. Equip Emblems that improve Attack or Critical-Hit Rate since most of your damage will come from attacks. You can freely trade Sp. Atk. Sp. Def., and Defense.

Assassin Build

Assassin Build
Moveset Held Items
Battle Item
Item Effects
(at Level 30)
Recommended Lane
Attack: +15
Defense: +30
Sp. Def: +30
Critical-Hit Rate: +6%
Critical-Hit Damage: +12%
Attack Speed: +7.50%
Pokemon UNITE - Jungle Recommendation Yes Jungle
Emblem Color Combination Target Emblem Stats
Positive Stats:
Attack
Critical-Hit Rate
Free Negative Stats:
Sp. Atk
Defense
Sp. Def
Note:
The emblem color and stats here are suggestions only. The builds are still viable even without the suggested emblems.

This is an assassin build centered around bursting down targets with a combination of Smokescreen and Surf. This build makes Greninja play more of a melee Attacker as you bombard your target with attacks while they are confused with Smokescreen.

Muscle Band and Scope Lens help you chip away your targets' HP enough so you will likely knock them down with Surf. Successfully doing so will reset the move's cooldown, allowing you potentially knock down multiple targets in a row. On the other hand, Focus Band provides decent durability and survivability to help you in fights. The item acts as a safety net when you fail to knock down the target.

Eject Button adds more mobility on top of the Dash moves you already have. As an alternative, you can equip Full Heal, which allows you to get immunity from disables as you engage the enemy.

Your Boost Emblem loadout should consist of 6 Brown Emblems for maximum damage and 4 Emblems of any color. Equip Emblems that improve Attack or Critical-Hit Rate since you'll be chipping away your target's HP with your attacks before finishing them off with Surf. You can freely trade Sp. Atk. Sp. Def., and Defense.

Balanced Build

Balanced Build
Moveset Held Items
Battle Item
Item Effects
(at Level 30)
Recommended Lane
Attack: +15
Defense: +30
Sp. Def: +30
Attack Speed: +7.50%
HP: +450
Pokemon UNITE - Top Lane Recommendation Yes Top Lane
Pokemon UNITE - Jungle Recommendation Yes Jungle
Emblem Color Combination Target Emblem Stats
Positive Stats:
Attack
Critical-Hit Rate
Free Negative Stats:
Sp. Atk
Defense
Sp. Def
Note:
The emblem color and stats here are suggestions only. The builds are still viable even without the suggested emblems.

This is a balanced build that focuses more on survivability and ranged attacks. Combining Water Shuriken and Smokescreen gives Greninja a ninja-like playstyle that involves sniping down opponents and giving them a hard time targeting you. The build can be used in the Top Lane.

Muscle Band boosts your attack damage and increases your attack speed, enabling you to trade blows with the enemy. The item also synergizes with Water Shuriken, as the move's cooldown is reduced every time you deal ranged damage. Focus Band and Buddy Barrier are your survival tools during the early-game and mid-game as you try to level up and get stronger, ensuring a safe transition to the late game.

Eject Button gives extra mobility, enabling you to escape enemies during the early game and get aggressive once you hit your power spike. X Speed can be an alternative to Eject Button as a mobility tool.

Your Boost Emblem loadout should consist of 6 Brown Emblems for maximum damage and 4 Emblems of any color. Equip Emblems that improve Attack or Critical-Hit Rate since you need as much damage as you can for the build. You can freely trade Sp. Atk. Sp. Def., and Defense.

Greninja Best Items & Moveset

Best Held Items

Item Explanation
Buddy Barrier.pngBuddy Barrier Buddy Barrier provides a decent boost to Greninja's HP. It encourages Greninja to use its Unite Move due to the shield it gives, allowing it to deal damage and prolong fights.
Focus Band.pngFocus Band Focus Band increases Greninja's static defenses and is an effective survivability tool during fights.
Scope Lens.pngScope Lens Scope Lens improves Greninja's attack damage via critical-hits. It works well with Surf since critical-hits allow Greninja to quickly shred through an enemy's HP before executing it with the move.
Muscle Band.pngMuscle Band Muscle Band is a must-have item for Greninja, increasing its attack damage and attack speed. It's benefitial for Greninja since each attack reduces Water Shuriken's cooldown after using it.

List of Held Items

Best Battle Items

Item Explanation
Full Heal.pngFull Heal Full Heal ensures Greninja's survivability through immunity, allowing it to ignore most disables in the game.
Slow Smoke.pngSlow Smoke Slow Smoke gives Greninja more crowd control options for lining up its moves or escaping from dangerous situations.
Eject Button.pngEject Button Eject Button gives Greninja more mobility, adding to its illusiveness. It's useful in various situations, such as escaping enemies or chasing them.
X Speed.pngX Speed X Speed functions similarly to Eject Button but with the bonus of gaining immunity from slows for a duration.

List of Battle Items

Best Moveset

Move Explanation
Water Shuriken ImageWater Shuriken Water Shuriken allows Greninja to burst down enemies in quick succession. It also gives it more sustainability because of the additional heal from each shuriken hit.
Double Team ImageDouble Team Double Team can confuse opponents while providing a quick escape from dangerous situations, as well as a great dash move that can deal incidental damage from the illusions it generates.

The combination of Water Shuriken and Double Team has a nice little interaction. The illusions generated from Double Team mimics Greninja's actions, including moves. Using Water Shuriken means your illusions also throws Water Shurikens, allowing you to deal incidental damage.

Greninja's effectiveness lies on how well you've mastered the Pokemon, not necessarily on which moveset you chose. Any move combination will do as long as you know how they work.

Which Moveset Do You Think is Best for Greninja?

Surf & Smokescreen 4
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Surf & Double Team 6
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Water Shuriken & Smokescreen 1
Votes
Water Shuriken & Double Team 12
Votes

Let us know why in the comments!

Previous Poll Result

Surf & Smokescreen 102
Votes
Surf & Double Team 37
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Water Shuriken & Smokescreen 11
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Water Shuriken & Double Team 250
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How to Play Greninja

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Be Aware of Your Positioning

Positioning is everything when it comes to using Greninja effectively. Keeping aware of Greninja's position in relation to the opponents will help set up smoother KOs, and snowball the game in your teams favor.

Farm Safely Until Level 7

Greninja reaches its peak offensive potential at Level 7 when it learns Surf or Water Shuriken. Avoid engaging in team fights early on to focus on farming Wild Pokemon.

Take the Jungle for Safer and Faster Farm

The most efficient and safest way to get levels is by taking the jungler role. Greninja has enough mobility and damage to clear the jungle camps quickly.

Be Elusive

One of Greninja's moveset gives it its trademark elusiveness, allowing you to make clever plays. Although both moves are Dash moves, each has their use in specific scenarios.

Confuse Enemies with Double Team

The illusions created from Double Team mimics your actions in the game. If you use Surf or Water Shuriken, the illusions will do the same. Use this unique mechanic to confuse enemies and force them to guess the real one. Remember that the illusions also deal small damage when they attack.

Double Team: Greninja Move Effect and Cooldown

Utilize the Stealth and Vision Obstruction from Smokescreen

Using Smokescreen turns Greninja invisible for a while and obstructs the vision of opponents who are caught inside it. Both effects are useful for surprising your targets or getting close to them.

Smokescreen: Greninja Move Effect and Cooldown

Avoid Hindrances

You gain the Unstoppable status effect for a short duration when you use Double Team or Smokescreen, allowing you to become immune to hindrances for that time window. With proper timing, you can completely avoid certain moves like Flare Blitz with this mechanic.

Switch Between Ranged and Melee Attacks

By default, Greninja is a ranged Pokemon, but if it attacks at close range, it performs melee attacks. Both attacks have special effects that give Greninja some flexibility. Switching between ranged and melee attacks is an important mechanic to utilize Greninja.

Use Ranged Attacks to Reduce Move Cooldowns

Greninja's ranged attacks reduce the cooldown of Bubble, Water Shuriken, or Surf. Use ranged attacks if your moves are still on cooldown to hasten the process and to chip away your targets' HP from a safe distance.

Use Melee Attacks to Finish Off Targets

Greninja's melee attacks deal increased damage the lower the target's HP is, allowing you to burst them down quickly. Use Double Team, Smokescreen, or Waterburst Shuriken to get close to your targets, then keep hitting them with melee attacks until they get knocked out.

Moreover, melee attacks are great for setting up Surf and triggering its cooldown reset.

Utilize Torrent

Your passive ability, Torrent, increases your Attack and movement speed when your HP is at half or below. You can turn things around even at low HP, but you have to be extremely cautious as you might just end up getting knocked down. You have to know when to continue fighting and when to retreat.

Torrent: Greninja Ability Effect and Cooldown

Set the Tempo

As the team's carry, you'll be setting the tempo of the game depending on how active you are in the map. You need to be the one making plays for your team to allow for smoother transitions between each phase of the game.

Hunt Targets

Greninja excels in a 1v1 fights since due to its damage and trickery. Roam around the map and hunt targets if you can to give your team space and time to reach their power spikes.

Secure Objectives

You should also focus on securing objectives like Regieleki for your team, whether it's taking them on your own or stealing them from enemies. You can use Surf and/or Waterburst Shuriken to steal or secure objectives.

Steal Farm from the Enemy

If you're not hunting targets or securing objectives, you should be stealing farm from your enemy, particularly in their jungle. Use Surf or Water Shuriken to farm wild Pokemon as fast as possible. If things go awry, use Smokescreen or Double Team to quickly escape.

Progression and Leveling Guide

Top or Bottom Guide

Level Objectives
1 - 7 • Secure as many wild Pokemon as you can to level up quickly
• If you're at the bottom lane, prioritize securing Audinos for more exp.
• Play safe until you reach level 7 and have both of your primary moves
8 - 9 • Help your allies secure Regieleki and/or Regice, Registeel, or Regirock, using Surf to deal the finishing blow, if you're going for that build
• Reach level 9 and get Waterburst Shuriken
10+ • Keep farming wild Pokemon, securing objectives, and pushing lanes to level up as much as you can
• Make sure you have Waterburst Shuriken when Rayquaza spawns
• Try to win a teamfight and secure Rayquaza or take it down quickly with your team
• Use your Unite Move to steal Rayquaza from the enemy if they're attempting to defeat it

Jungle Guide

Level Objectives
1 - 5 • Learn Substitute first to get to Xatu quickly and defeat it
• Clear the first wave of jungle camps to reach level 5 and get Smokescreen or Double Team
• Help the top lane first by securing Altaria and Swablus, and, if possible, getting kills and scoring points
6 - 9 • Clear the second wave of jungle camps to reach at least level 7
• Help the bottom lane by securing Altaria and Swablus, getting kills, and scoring points
• If there's still time, try to reach level 9 and get Waterburst Shuriken before or when Regice, Registeel, or Regirock spawns
• Help your team secure Regice, Registeel, or Regirock
10+ • Keep farming wild Pokemon, securing objectives, and pushing lanes to level up as much as you can
• Make sure you have Waterburst Shuriken when Rayquaza spawns
• Try to win a teamfight and secure Rayquaza or take it down quickly with your team
• Use your Unite Move to steal Rayquaza from the enemy if they're attempting to defeat it

Greninja Combos

Early Pressure Combo

Early Pressure
Substitute IconBubble Icon
Pokemon UNITE - Greninja Substitute Block Combo
This is Greninja's early game combo great for maintaining distance while chipping away at the opponent's health. Start by using Substitute and disengaging from the fight. Then, use the cover provided by the substitute doll to attack with Bubble at a safe distance.

Double Team Combos

This set of combos takes advantage of the illusions generated by Double Team to deal extra damage. Since the illusions will imitate Greninja's actions, you will be able to duplicate your moves when you use them. The combos are great for bursting down single targets.

Hyper Surf Combo

Hyper Surf Combo
Double Team IconSurf IconStandard Attack Icon

Pokemon UNITE - Greninja Hyper Surf Combo
Start with Double Team to close the distance on an opponent, then follow it up with a Surf. It's best to use this combo to finish off low health opponents in order to get the refresh for the Surf move.

Three-Point Shuriken Combo

Three-Point Shuriken Combo
Waterburst Shuriken IconDouble Team IconWater Shuriken Icon
Pokemon UNITE - Greninja Three-Point Shuriken Combo
Use Double Team to create illusions around the target. Then, use Water Shuriken, aiming at the target. You can add a few attacks afterwards to reduce Water Shuriken's cooldown.

Ultimate Combos

This set of combos uses Waterburst Shuriken to engage the fight and bring the target's HP low enough for your other moves to finish the combo.

Ultimate Double Team Burst Combo

Ultimate Double Team Burst Combo
Waterburst Shuriken IconDouble Team IconSurf Icon or Water Shuriken IconStandard Attack Icon ~
Pokemon UNITE - Greninja Ultimate Double Team Burst Combo
Start by engaging the target with Waterburst Shuriken. Then, activate Double Team to surround the target. Quickly activate either Surf or Water Shuriken to deal the finishing strikes.

Ultimate Shadow Strikes Burst Combo

Ultimate Shadow Strikes Burst Combo
Waterburst Shuriken IconSmokescreen IconSurf Icon or Water Shuriken IconStandard Attack Icon ~
Pokemon UNITE - Greninja Ultimate Shadow Strikes Burst Combo
Start by engaging the target with Waterburst Shuriken. Then, activate Surf disrupt the target's vision. Quickly activate either Surf or Water Shuriken to deal the finishing strikes.

Matchups & Counters for Greninja

Greninja Matchups

Hard Counter
BlastoiseEspeonGreedentMamoswineSnorlaxTrevenantTyranitarWigglytuffZeraora
Fair Matchup
AbsolAegislashCinderaceCrustleDragoniteGarchompGengarLucarioMachampMewPikachuScizorSlowbroTalonflameTsareenaVenusaur
Good Matchup
Alolan NinetalesAzumarillBlisseyBuzzwoleCharizardCramorantDecidueyeDelphoxDodrioDuraludonEldegossGardevoirGlaceonHoopaMr. MimeSylveon
Matchup Notes
Hard CounterHard Counter Even MatchupEven Matchup Easy MatchupEasy Matchup
1. The chart is based on our own experience playing Greninja.
2. Pokemon within each tier are unordered
3. Any Pokemon not shown here are still under investigation.

Hard Counter With Crowd Control

Greninja relies on its high mobility moves to maneuver around opponents to get quick hits and, eventually, take them down with a Surf or Water Shuriken. Because of its low endurance, Greninja's lethality drastically falls if it is unable to move or its combos are disrupted.

Best Counters

Pokemon Explanation
Blastoise ImageBlastoise Rating: ★★★★★
• Has innately high durability which will be hard to take down, especially when in a Rapid Spin: Blastoise Move Effect and Cooldown.
Surf or Hydro Pump can disrupt Greninja's combos.
Zeraora ImageZeraora Rating: ★★★★
• Can easily get into position and burst down Greninja with its Wild Charge and Spark combo.
• Can disrupt illusions and invisibility with Discharge.
Wigglytuff ImageWigglytuff Rating: ★★★★
Sing shuts down Greninja while also giving Wigglytuff increased movement speed to close the distance.
Double Slap or Dazzling Gleam easily pressures Greninja's HP.
Espeon ImageEspeon Rating: ★★★
• One shot of Psyshock depletes most of Greninja's HP.

Even Matchups for Greninja

Greninja makes up for its lack of endurance by relying on ninja tactics to make it hard for opponents to target it. Aside from being great dash moves, Double Team and Smokescreen give Greninja the edge it needs for facing even a Pokemon that is stronger than it.

Distract and Outskill

All-Rounder Pokemon
Aegislash Image Dragonite Image Garchomp Image Machamp Image Scizor Image Tsareena Image
How to Beat
• If you get caught in their combos, disengage with Double Team or Smokescreen.
• Take advantage of Greninja's ranged Standard Attacks to chip away at their HP from afar. When their moves are on cooldown, get close and transition to dealing increased damage with melee attacks.
• Start the brawl with a Waterburst Shuriken to increase the chances of winning.

Outmaneuver and Bait

Pokemon with High Damage Output
Absol Image Cinderace Image Gengar Image Lucario Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon have the ability to deal burst damage which can easily take down Greninja. You will have to rely on your dash moves to get good positioning and dodge their initial burst damage. Once their moves are on cooldown, proceed to burst them down with a Water Shuriken or Surf.
• Use Double Team to make them use up their move on an illusion.
• Get the first strike during these encounters and eventually come out on top.

Anticipate Crowd Control

Pokemon with High Crowd Control
Crustle Image Slowbro Image
How to Beat
• Save Greninja's burst damage after an opposing Pokemon exhausts their crowd control abilities.
• Steer clear from any disables by maintaining the distance with either Double Team or Smokescreen.

Aim for a Quick Knockdown

Burst Damage Pokemon
Mew Image Pikachu Image Venusaur Image
How to Beat

• These Pokemon are easy targets, but can easily pressure Greninja if they manage to activate their moves. The best way to fight them is to catch them off guard so that they won't have time to respond with their moves. Do this by hiding in the Tall Grass and jumping out with Smokescreen as you bombard them with attacks. Alternatively, use Double Team to increase the chances of them missing their attacks.

Easy Matchups

These matchups are generally easy for Greninja to face, provided that you have mastered Greninja's high skill requirement. Proper positioning and aim are still required to win a fight against these Pokemon.

Punish Low Mobility Opponents

Attacker Pokemon
Alolan Ninetales Image Cramorant Image Decidueye Image Delphox Image Duraludon Image Gardevoir Image Sylveon Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon have little to no mobility, which can easily be exploited by a highly mobile Pokemon like Greninja. Surround them with illusions using Double Team or cut off their sight with Smokescreen. Once you get close enough to them, dealing increased damage with melee attacks will be enough to pressure them to play defensively.

Can't Handle Greninja's Agility and Damage

Durable but Can Still Get Shredded
Azumarill Image Buzzwole Image Blissey Image Charizard Image Dodrio Image Glaceon Image Mr. Mime Image
How to Beat
• Recover back lost HP by consistently attacking with Water Shuriken or Surf and reduce their cooldown by using ranged standard attacks.
• Disrupt their vision by circling them with a Smokescreen.

Easy Targets

Fragile Pokemon
Eldegoss Image Hoopa Image
How to Beat
• Burst these Pokemon down with Greninja's attacks with minimal effort.

Best Teammates for Greninja

Pokemon Explanation
Slowbro ImageSlowbro
Wigglytuff ImageWigglytuff
Can setup your moves with disables
All of Greninja damage moves are skill shots, which requires you to have good aim or else you might miss the move. This is where Slowbro or Wigglytuff comes in. They have some of the best disables in the game, making it easier for Greninja to land moves.
Snorlax ImageSnorlax
Crustle ImageCrustle
Can provide protection
Greninja is great at dealing damage but is fragile. Having defenders to protect him keeps him alive in fights longer.
Gardevoir ImageGardevoir Can synergize Unite moves
Greninja's Unite move is a high damaging skill shot. Having Gardevoir's Unite move to pull enemy Pokemon in one spot will let your Unite move get more value when you follow up with it.

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Greninja Moves

Move Slot 1 (R)

Bubble ImageBubble
(Lv. 1 or 3)
Move Type: Ranged
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 9s
Total Damage: 748
Attacks with spray of bubbles, decreasing the movement speed of opposing Pokemon for a short time when it hits.
Surf ImageSurf
(Lv. 7)
Upgrade Lv. 11
Move Type: Melee
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 9s
Total Damage: 894 / 1402
Has the user ride a wave, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon and restoring the user's HP. If this move knocks out an opposing Pokemon its cooldown is reset. This move deals increased damage to opposing Pokemon with low HP. Upgrade: Increases the amount of HP restored.
Water Shuriken ImageWater Shuriken
(Lv. 7)
Upgrade Lv. 11
Move Type: Ranged
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 6s
Total Damage: 2725 / 5340
Throws shurikens made of water in quick succession. Decreases the movement speed of opposing Pokemon for a short time and restores the user's HP when it hits. Also increases the user's movement speed while using this move. Upgrade: Increases the number of attacks for this move.

Move Slot 2 (ZR)

Substitute ImageSubstitute
(Lv. 1 or 3)
Move Type: Dash
Damage Type: Status
Cooldown: 8s
Leaves behind the Substitute doll for the user while it's moving forward
Smokescreen ImageSmokescreen
(Lv. 5)
Upgrade Lv. 13
Move Type: Dash
Damage Type: Status
Cooldown: 13s
Creates a smokescreen and has the user roll away from its current location. Immediately afterward, the user begins sneaking and has its movement speed increased for a short time. This also makes its next basic attack a boosted attack. Upgrade: Increases Attack for a short time when the user stops sneaking.
Double Team ImageDouble Team
(Lv. 5)
Upgrade Lv. 13
Move Type: Dash
Damage Type: Status
Cooldown: 9s
Quickly moves the user away from the current position, creating illusory copies of them to aid in battle. Upgrade: Reduces this move's cooldown

Unite Moves (ZL)

Waterburst Shuriken ImageWaterburst Shuriken
(Lv. 9)
Move Type: Area
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 134s
Total Damage: 2100 / 3240
Has the user throw a giant water shuriken toward the designated area, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect and decreasing their movement speed for a short time when this Unite Move hits. The water shuriken then immediately explodes, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect once again and throwing them. Once this Unite Move ends, the user may jump in a designated direction.
After using Waterburst Shuriken, the Pokemon gains the following buff(s) for a few seconds:

Shield granted. Movement Speed and Standard Attack Speed increased for a short time.

Standard Attack

Standard Attack Image Standard Attack At long range, reduces the cooldown Bubble, Water Shuriken, or Surf when it hits. At close range, deals increased damage the lower the opposing Pokemon's remaining HP is. Becomes a boosted attack every third attack. As a boosted attack at long range, deals increased damage to opposing Pokemon and decreases their movement speed for a short time. As a boosted attack at close range, deals more damage

Ability (Passive)

Torrent ImageTorrent All Evolution Stages
When the Pokemon is at half HP or less, its Attack and movement speed are increased.

Greninja Stats & Evolutions

Greninja Evolutions

1st Evolution 2nd Evolution Final Evolution
Froakie.pngFroakie
(Lv. 1)
Froakie.pngFrogadier
(Lv. 5)
Froakie.pngGreninja
(Lv. 7)

Greninja Stats

Level HP Defense Special Defense Attack Damage
1 3000 50 30 146
2 3031 53 32 151
3 3068 56 34 156
4 3112 60 36 162
5 3273 75 45 186
6 3337 81 49 195
7 3629 108 65 238
8 3721 117 70 252
9 3832 127 76 268
10 3965 139 83 287
11 4125 154 92 310
12 4316 172 103 338
13 4546 193 116 372
14 4821 219 131 412
15 5152 250 149 460

Attack Damage is the damage of the Basic Attack as tested against the Training Dummy.

Greninja In-Game Stat Listings

Offense Endurance Mobility Scoring Support
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Greninja Skins (Holowear)

Holowear
GreninjaHero StyleHero Style
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Aeos Gems 1050
GreninjaFashionable StyleFashionable Style
Zirco Trading:
Aeos Gems 350 / Holowear Ticket 18
GreninjaTheater StyleTheater Style
GreninjaWanderer StyleWanderer Style
Zirco Trading:
Aeos Gems 2199
GreninjaPractice StylePractice Style
Zirco Trading:
Aeos Gems 1050

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Pokemon UNITE - AbsolAbsol Pokemon UNITE - Aegislash IconAegislash Pokemon UNITE - Alolan NinetalesAlolan Ninetales Pokemon UNITE - Azumarill IconAzumarill
Pokemon UNITE - BlastoiseBlastoise Pokemon UNITE - BlisseyBlissey Pokemon UNITE - Buzzwole IconBuzzwole Pokemon UNITE - CharizardCharizard
Pokemon UNITE - CinderaceCinderace Pokemon UNITE - CramorantCramorant Pokemon UNITE - CrustleCrustle Pokemon UNITE - Decidueye IconDecidueye
Pokemon UNITE - Delphox Icon Delphox Pokemon UNITE - Dodrio Speedster IconDodrio Pokemon UNITE - Dragonite IconDragonite Pokemon UNITE - Duraludon IconDuraludon
Pokemon UNITE - EldegossEldegoss Pokemon UNITE - Espeon IconEspeon Pokemon UNITE - GarchompGarchomp Pokemon UNITE - GardevoirGardevoir
Pokemon UNITE - GengarGengar Pokemon UNITE - Glaceon IconGlaceon Pokemon UNITE - GreedentGreedent Pokemon UNITE - GreninjaGreninja
Pokemon UNITE - Hoopa IconHoopa Pokemon UNITE - LucarioLucario Pokemon UNITE - MachampMachamp Pokemon UNITE - MamoswineMamoswine
Pokemon UNITE - Mew IconMew Pokemon UNITE - Mr. MimeMr. Mime Pokemon UNITE - PikachuPikachu Pokemon UNITE - Scizor IconScizor
Pokemon UNITE - SlowbroSlowbro Pokemon UNITE - SnorlaxSnorlax Pokemon UNITE - SylveonSylveon Pokemon UNITE - TalonflameTalonflame
Pokemon UNITE - Trevenant IconTrevenant Pokemon UNITE - Tsareena IconTsareena Pokemon UNITE - Tyranitar IconTyranitar Pokemon UNITE - VenusaurVenusaur
Pokemon UNITE - WigglytuffWigglytuff Pokemon UNITE - ZeraoraZeraora -- --

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Top 5 Master Rank Picks & Win Rate

All data is based on Season 06 Master Rank Top 100.
Last Updated: October 4, 2022
Pokemon Tier Most Played % Average Win %
Pokemon UNITE - Mew IconMew SS Tier 37% 74.5%
Pokemon UNITE - Mr. Mime IconMr. Mime SS Tier 25% 72.8%
Pokemon UNITE - Aegislash Icon Aegislash S Tier 5% 76.5%
Glaceon IconGlaceon S Tier 5% 77.5%
Lucario IconLucario S Tier 5% 70.5%

Top Picked Pokemon Per Role

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Pokemon UNITE - Mew IconMew Pokemon UNITE - Mr. Mime IconMr. Mime Pokemon UNITE - Aegislash Icon Aegislash Pokemon UNITE - Snorlax IconSnorlax Pokemon UNITE - Absol Icon Absol

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