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Greninja is a playable character in Pokemon Unite (Pokemon MOBA). Guide includes Greninja's stats, Froakie, Frogadier, moveset, unite moveset, build in Pokemon Unite!

Table of Contents

Greninja Overview

Greninja
RoleAttacker
DifficultyExpert
Attack TypePhysical
List Of Playable Pokemon

Stats

Offense 4 Stars (8)
Endurance 2 Stars (4)
Mobility3 Stars (6)
Scoring3 Stars (6)
Support0.5 Stars (1)
Total25

Evolution

First
FroakieFroakie
Second
(Lv. 5)
FrogadierFrogadier
Final
(Lv. 7)
GreninjaGreninja

Greninja Best Builds

Overview Of Builds

※ Click or tap to swap between different builds

Lane
TopTop
Moves
Lv. 5SmokescreenSmokescreen
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.
Cooldown: 11 seconds
Lv. 7SurfSurf
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. In addition, this move deals increased damage to opposing Pokemon with low HP.
Cooldown: 9 seconds
Held Items
Muscle BandMuscle Band ・Atk +1 (+15)
・Basic Atk Speed +0% (+7.5%)
On basic attacks, deals additional damage equal to 1% of the opponent's remaining HP.
Float StoneFloat Stone ・Attack +1.6 (+24)
・Movement Speed 0 (+120)
Gain 10% movement speed outside of combat.
Attack WeightAttack Weight ・Attack +0.6 (+18)
Gain 6 Atk when you score a goal.
Battle Item
Eject ButtonEject Button ・Quickly moves your Pokemon in the designated location.
(Cooldown: 55s)

Escape With Smokescreen

Although both abilities in this tree are worthwhile, Smokescreen can really save you in a pickle, allowing you to retreat and recall away from a battle. The disorienting effect of Double Team can be desirable, but the enemy can usually read which one is the real one quite quickly.

Go For Surf

Greninja's Surf is a very reliable frontal charge ability that also has the benefit of healing you. It's substantially easier to land than Water Shuriken, and can also be reset if you KO an opponent. In general, this is the safer of the two moves to pick.

Go Full Offensive

If you're going for stealthy ninja-assassin gameplay, it can be worth it to just spec him all-in on attack. Focus on buffing your attacking, getting in, and then escaping with Smokescreen when necessary to make up for your lower defenses.

Lane
MiddleMiddle
Moves
Lv. 5SmokescreenSmokescreen
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.
Cooldown: 11 seconds
Lv. 7SurfSurf
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. In addition, this move deals increased damage to opposing Pokemon with low HP.
Cooldown: 9 seconds
Held Items
Float StoneFloat Stone ・Attack +1.6 (+24)
・Movement Speed 0 (+120)
Increases movement speed by 10% when the Pokemon is not in combat.
Exp. ShareExp. Share ・HP +16 (+240)
・Movement Speed 0 (+150)
While the Pokemon has the fewest Exp. Points on its team, it gains 2 Exp. Points per second. However, it will no longer receive shared Exp. Points when its teammates defeat wild Pokemon.
Muscle BandMuscle Band ・Atk +1 (+15)
・Basic Atk Speed +0% (+7.5%)
When basic attacks hit, the damage is increased by 1% of the opposing Pokemon's remaining HP.
Battle Item
Eject ButtonEject Button ・Quickly moves your Pokemon in the designated location.
(Cooldown: 55s)

Movement Speed From Held Items

Although lacking the abilities found in most Speedsters, Greninja can make up for it using Held Items. While it does diminish its attack potential, it greatly increases Greninja's roaming capabilities. Be on a lookout for opportunities or weak targets and use the mid lane to pop out and remove them.

Change Exp. Share

For increased movement, Exp. Share is a suggested Held Item. However, it has one major setback: you won't be able to get XP from Wild Pokemon if it is equipped. You can change it for an Attack Held Item for more damage or an upgraded Leftovers for passive HP recovery when traveling.

Lane
TopTop
Moves
Lv. 5SmokescreenSmokescreen
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.
Cooldown: 11 seconds
Lv. 7Water ShurikenWater Shuriken
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.
Cooldown: 8 seconds
Held Items
Attack WeightAttack Weight ・Attack +0.6 (+18)
When the Pokemon scores a goal, its Attack increases by 6.
Muscle BandMuscle Band ・Atk +1 (+15)
・Basic Atk Speed +0% (+7.5%)
When basic attacks hit, the damage is increased by 1% of the opposing Pokemon's remaining HP.
Float StoneFloat Stone ・Attack +1.6 (+24)
・Movement Speed 0 (+120)
Increases movement speed by 10% when the Pokemon is not in combat.
Battle Item
Eject ButtonEject Button ・Quickly moves your Pokemon in the designated location.
(Cooldown: 55s)

Has HP Regeneration

The Water Shuriken build has more sustain compared to Greninja's other builds. When a Water Shuriken lands, Greninja gains HP, granting you more survivability during fights. You can also use Water Shuriken on Wild Pokemon to get some HP while roaming.

Easy To Miss

Unfortunately, Water Shuriken is a difficult skill to land. Once aimed, Greninja fires the Shuriken at a fixed angle making it an easy skill to dodge. Make sure to target slow enemies or bound ones when using this skill.

Which Moveset Do You Recommend?

Best Builds For Each Pokemon

Greninja Counters

Pokemon Greninja Is Strong Against

Pokemon Greninja Is Weak Against

Best Teammates For Greninja

Greninja Strategy Guide

Focus On Top Or Bottom Lane

Focus on top or bottom lane

Greninja, as an Attacker, can function well in either the bottom or top lanes. Stick next to an All-Rounder or Support/Defender so you're not caught out alone.

Can Also Go Mid

Greninja Mid

Greninja can reliably go mid to get buffs to support the other main lanes. Make sure to always get the orange buff and purple buff for added advantage. Just make sure you are at an adequate level before you appear on the main lanes.

Which Lanes to Play Guide

Evolve As Quickly As Possible

Greninja has to go through 2 evolutions before getting its final form. Froakie is a squishy Pokemon, and Frogadier also is somewhat lacking in attack. Aim to evolve to Greninja at Lv. 7 by the 5 minute mark of the match.

How To Level Up Fast - EXP Farming

Froakie (Lv 1~) Strategy

Froakie (Lv 1~) Strategy

Bubble Slows & Damages Enemies

Bubble is a great support ability, especially when approaching goals for the first time. It will not only damage opposing Pokemon, but it will also slow them down. With another teammate by your side, you can finish off enemies before they can run away.

Substitute Lets You Close Distance Or Get Away

Substitute can be used to close in on enemies, finish them off when they're retreating, or dash away to get out of a losing fight.

Frogadier (Lv 5~) Strategy

Frogadier (Lv 5~) Strategy

Both New Attacks Are Dashes

At Level 5, you will have to choose between 2 dashes. Double Team is a support Dash since it summons clones to help you, while Smokescreen is a DPS Dash since it boosts Normal Attacks after being used.

If You Choose Smokescreen
Lv 7:SurfSurfMelee
Get in and get out in a series of dashes as you can easily combo Surf and Smokescreen
If You Choose Double Team
Lv 7:Water ShurikenWater ShurikenRanged
After using Double Team, use Shuriken to engage safely against an enemy from a distance

Greninja (Lv 7~) Strategy

Smokescreen + Surf Build

Start off with Smokescreen to close in on enemies and raise your Normal Attack. You can then use Surf to deal damage or finish them off. If they get KO'd, Surf will reset its cooldown, which you can then use to reposition.

Recommended Combo
Smokescreen → Normal Attack → Surf → Surf (If you got a KO)

Double Team + Water Shuriken Build

Use Double Team to disorient your enemies and allow your team to push forward. While the enemy is preoccupied, use Water Shuriken to attack from a distance and restore your health.

Recommended Combo
Double TeamWater Shuriken

Greninja (Lv 9~) Strategy

How To Use Waterburst Shuriken

Waterburst Shuriken is an attack that deals a large amount of damage on a specific area. Greninja teleports to the center, smashing a water shuriken to the ground. Afterwards, Greninja gets a speed buff allowing it to chase down survivors. Properly time and aim this skill to maximize the damage.

Stay Close To Your Team

Stay Close to your team
▲ Notice how Greninja's HP has less bars than Eldegoss'

While Greninja's attack damage is comparatively exceptional, its HP does not increase as much as its damage potential. Stick close and roam with your team to prevent enemy ganks and burst damage.

Chase Down Survivors

With a large selection of Dash skills, Greninja can easily close the gap to chase down enemy Pokemon. It also helps that these skills can get you over some walls and Greninja can use ranged attacks. Make sure to use these mobility abilities frequently for map control.

Greninja Moves & Unite Move

Basic Attack & Passive

Basic Attack
Basic AttackRange: Long
Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack. At long range, a boosted attack deals increased damage to opposing Pokemon and decreases their movement speed for a short time. at close range, a boosted attack deals more damage the lower the opposing Pokemon remaining HP is.
Passive
()Torrent
When the Pokemon is at half HP or less, its Attack and movement speed are increased.

Moves

Lv 1 + Lv 3 (Choose Order)
BubbleBubble Ranged
Attacks with a spray of bubbles, decreasing the movement speed of opposing Pokemon for a short time when it hits.
Cooldown: 9 seconds
SubstituteSubstitute Dash
Leaves behind a Substitute doll for the user while it's moving forward.
Cooldown: 8 seconds
Lv 5 (Choose One)
Double TeamDouble TeamDash
Quickly moves the user away from the current position, creating illusory copies of them to aid in battle.
Cooldown: 11 seconds
SmokescreenSmokescreenDash
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.
Cooldown: 11 seconds
Lv 7 (Choose One)
Water ShurikenWater ShurikenRanged
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.
Cooldown: 8 seconds
SurfSurfMelee
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. In addition, this move deals increased damage to opposing Pokemon with low HP.
Cooldown: 9 seconds

Unite Move

Lv 9
Waterburst ShurikenWaterburst ShurikenArea
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.
Cooldown: 1 seconds
List Of All Moves

Greninja Showcase Video

The above video put out by the Japanese Official Site showcases Greninja's moves in-game.

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