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Pokemon Ratings

Great League PVP Rating See all 2 / 5
Ultra League PVP Rating See all 1 / 5
Master League PVP Rating See all 1 / 5

Pokemon Stats

40.00 kg Weight
1.50 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
Level 50: 3,001
Level 40: 2,654
ATK 223
DEF 152
STA 176

Pokemon Family

PVE Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PVE Offensive Moves Explanation

  • Feint Attack is slightly better on offense, but can only pair with Night Slash.
  • Bubble takes advantage of Greninja's stronger Water-type charge moves. 
  • Surf is the strongest charge move available, and helps to fulfill a Water-type role.
  • Hydro Pump is a step down, but still decent if TMs are lacking. 
  • Aerial Ace has no use. 

PVE Defensive Moves Explanation

  • Bubble is generally better for defense, with slightly better damage and energy gains.
  • Feint Attack is falls behind stat-wise, but isn't resisted by Grass or Dragon-type attackers. 
  • Night Slash can be used frequently as a 3-bar move, gets STAB, and is overall quite decent.
  • Aerial Ace lacks STAB and is a bit easier to dodge, but covers against Fighting, Grass, and Bug-types. 
  • Surf benefits from STAB, and is decent as a 2-bar move. 
  • Hydro Pump likely won't be used before Greninja faints, but is the hardest to dodge and also the most damaging. 

PVE Overview

Greninja is the Kalos Water-type starter of Gen 6, and one of the most popular Pokemon throughout all generations. Upon its introduction to Pokemon Go however, Greninja falls behind various other Water-types who have superior movesets and/or stats. A potential future Community Day that can give Greninja Hydro Cannon will move it up the ranks, and the potential of transforming into Ash Greninja one day will possibly leap it ahead of its competition in the months and years to come. 

PVP Movesets Grades

Quick Charge ATK
A
A-

PvP Moveset Explanation

Bubble or Feint Attack + Night Slash and Surf 

Bubble falls slightly behind Feint Attack in damage output, but offers more energy gains to make up for it. The latter sports average damage output and energy generation, with Dark-type coverage. 

Night Slash costs the least amount of energy, benefits from STAB, can be used frequently, and has a small chance to proc its self-buff. Surf is a solid move overall, also gets STAB, and doesn't require a lot of energy to use. Aerial Ace is quite underwhelming; its coverage against Greninja's weaknesses is likely not enough given its poor damage and greater energy cost. Hydro Pump demands too much energy to use. 

PvP Rating Explanation

Great League: 2 / 5

Greninja shares the same Water/Dark typing as Sharpedo, with similarly high offensive stats and fragile bulk. Fortunately for Greninja its moveset is a lot faster and more efficient, with greater energy generation and more frequent shield pressure. Water/Dark typing is not particularly synergistic as they don't cover each other's weaknesses, but gives Greninja advantages and disadvantages that other Pokemon don't have. The main drawback with Greninja is its poor bulk, and to a lesser extent, its relatively weak moveset, with losses against various neutral matchups like Skarmory. Overall the fragility of this Pokemon might discourage its use, given the numerous other existing options available. 

Ultra League: 1 / 5

Greninja is generally not recommended for this league, with various Grass, Fighting, and Fairy-types in the meta. Feint Attack is likely the more appropriate choice given the ubiquitous use of Giratina and bulky Psychic-types, though this difference isn't too notable in Premier Cup. 

Master League: 1 / 5

Greninja desperately needs stats, especially bulk, if it's to compete in Master League. Feint Attack helps win the Metagross matchup, but the rest of the meta will be a major challenge. 

Fast Moves

10
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Dark

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.90
0.15
10.00
11.11
13.89
12
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Water

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
1.20
0.25
11.67
10.00
12.50

Charge Moves

50
More Info

Dark

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.20
0.70
0.00
1.52
22.73
28.41
34.44
55
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Flying

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.40
0.30
0.00
1.67
22.92
28.65
38.19
65
More Info

Water

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
1.70
0.20
0.00
1.30
38.24
47.79
49.71
130
More Info

Water

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.30
2.10
0.00
1.30
39.39
49.24
51.21

Secondary Charge Move Unlock Cost

Candy 25
Stardust 10,000

Other

Female Ratio 12.5 %
Male Ratio 87.5 %
Flee Rate 10.0 %
Buddy Distance 3 km
Capture Rate5.0 %

Pokemon Type Chart

Vulnerable

160% damage
160% damage
160% damage
160% damage
160% damage

Resistant

62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
39.1% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage

Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20013237
2001.56677
2002100117
2002.5135157
4003169197
4003.5204237
4004238277
4004.5272318
6005307358
6005.5341398
6006376438
6006.5410478
8007444518
8007.5479558
8008513598
8008.5547638
10009582678
10009.5616718
100010651758
100010.5683796
130011716834
130011.5748872
130012781910
130012.5813948
160013846986
160013.58781024
1600149111062
160014.59431099
1900159761137
190015.510081175
19001610411213
190016.510731251
22001711061289
220017.511391327
22001811711365
220018.512041403
25001912361441
250019.512691479
25002013011516
250020.513341554
30002113661592
300021.513991630
30002214311668
300022.514641706
35002314971744
350023.515291782
35002415621820
350024.515941858
40002516271896
400025.516591934
40002616921972
400026.517242010
45002717572048
450027.517902086
45002818222123
450028.518552161
50002918872199
500029.519202237
50003019522275
500030.519692294
60003119852313
600031.520012332
60003220172351
600032.520342370
70003320502389
700033.520662408
70003420822427
700034.520992446
80003521152465
800035.521312484
80003621472503
800036.521642522
90003721802541
900037.521962560
90003822132579
900038.522292597
100003922452616
1000039.522612635
100004022782654
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