When a new fighter gets announced as a participating member of a new Super Smash Bros. game, gamers pay close attention. They also tend to get supremely hyped when it’s a character that they weren’t expecting to see. On the April 2014 Nintendo Direct that focused on Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS, a powerful and super cool Pokemon made it’s addition to Nintendo’s cross-franchise fighter – Greninja.
Here’s 5 fast facts you need to know about Greninja, what type of Pokemon it is and more.
1. Greninja is the Latest Pokemon to Become an Official Member of the Super Smash Bros. Roster
Along with the classic fire-based Pokemon called Charizard, Greninja was the 2nd Pokemon to get revealed as a part of the Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS fighter roster. The trailer you’ll see above shows Greninja in action as it uses it’s ninja skills to traverse around the battlefield like a ghost and use a variety of water/dark-based attacks that confuse opponents.
2. It’s a Water/Dark Pokemon Hybrid
Greninja is classified as a Water/Dark Pokemon hybrid. It’s abilities focus on the Pokemon skills Torrent and Protean (Hidden Ability). Greninja’s measurements come in at 4’11” and 88.2 lbs.
3. It’s the Evolution of a Pokemon Called Frogadier
4. It’s Attacks Focus on the Agility and Swiftness of a Ninja
Greninja’s attacks are powered by the swiftness and agility of ninjas, plus the power of water/dark attributed powers makes this Pokemon even more of a threat. Some of Greninja’s Pokemon specialty attacks are Night Slash, Bubble, Water Pulse, Feint Attack, Water Shuriken and Hydro Pump.
5. It Made It’s Debut in Pokemon X/Y
Greninja is a very recent example of a brand new Pokemon, since it made it’s debut in Pokemon X and Y. The Pokemon Wiki page for Greninja explained it’s X and Y abilities:
– X: 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.
– Y: 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.