How to get Greninja in Pokemon Go: Best moveset for PvP & PvE, can it be shiny, more

Niladri Sarkar
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Greninja is an extremely popular species that Pokemon Go players want on their PvP and PvE teams. So, here’s all you need to know about getting Greninja in Pokemon Go, with details on its best moveset, evolution, and shiny availability.

Pokemon Go players are desperate to catch Greninja and add it to their teams, as this Gen 6 starter Pokemon holds a cult status. You must also be interested in how they can ace PvP and PvE battles with this icon.

So, here are all the details about Greninja in Pokemon Go, including its evolution, recommended moveset for PvP and PvE moveset, and if its shiny is available in the mobile game.

How to get Greninja in Pokemon Go

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Greninja is a Water/Dark-type Pokemon.

Players can get Greninja in Pokemon Go by catching a Froakie and evolving it into Frogadier with 25 Candy. Frogadier can then be evolved into Greninja with 100 Candy.

We recommend using Pinap Berries to earn bonus Candy from each catch and add on to the bonus to get Greninja quickly.

Can Greninja be shiny in Pokemon Go?

Yes, you can get shiny Greninja in Pokemon Go.

Lucky players can catch a shiny Froakie and evolve it into a shiny Greninja. Shiny Pokemon are rare and the odds of encountering a shiny Froakie in Pokemon Go is 1 in 500 or 0.2% chance.

Is Greninja good in Pokemon Go PvP?

Yes, Greninja is good in Pokemon Go PvP, particularly the Ultra League.

Though Greninja doesn’t have high bulk, it can deal heavy damage with its moveset and bait shields in the Ultra League and even the Great League. It’s a good lead Pokemon that can force a switch-out in the opponent’s team and turn the tide in your favor.

Best Greninja Pokemon Go PvP moveset

The best Pokemon Go PvP moveset for Greninja is Water Shuriken as a Fast Move combined with Hydro Cannon and Night Slash as Charged Moves.

Water Shuriken has 2 DPT (Damage Per Turn) and 4.67 EPT (Energy Per Turn), making it generate energy extremely fast and use its Charged Moves. Hydro Cannon is one of the best PvP moves, sporting 80 damage for just 40 energy. So Greninja can use Water Shuriken and Hydro Cannon to deal massive damage in very little time.

Night Slash is a good second Charged Move in Pokemon Go as it also gets STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus) and has a 12.5% chance to boost Greninja’s Attack stats by two stages (1.50x). If Greninja can get even one boost from Night Slash, it can work as a deadly sweeper in PvP battles.

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Greninja’s stats in Pokemon Go are 223 Attack, 152 Defense, and 176 HP.

Is Greninja good in Pokemon Go PvE?

Yes, Greninja is excellent in Pokemon Go PvE.

Greninja is one of the best Water Pokemon to use in Raids and Gym battles, though Kyogre can deal more damage. Due to Greninja’s low Defense and HP stats in Pokemon Go, we recommend dodging when you use it in PvE battles.

Best Greninja Pokemon Go PvE moveset

The best Greninja PvE moveset is Water Shuriken as a Fast Move paired with Hydro Cannon as a Charged Move.

Though Greninja’s Attack stat of 223 is not too high, it is the only Pokemon that can use the Water Shuriken and Hydro Cannon combination. These two moves offer high damage output, making Greninja a top-notch Water attacker in Pokemon Go.

All Greninja Pokemon Go moves

Here are all the moves that Greninja can learn in Pokemon Go:

Greninja Pokemon Go Fast Moves

  • Water Shuriken (Water)
  • Bubble (Water)
  • Feint Attack (Dark)

Greninja Pokemon Go Charged Moves

  • Hydro Cannon (Water)
  • Hydro Pump (Water)
  • Surf (Water)
  • Night Slash (Dark)
  • Aerial Ace (Flying)

You should note that Hydro Cannon is a Community Day exclusive move and you can only teach it to Greninja by using an Elite Charged TM.

And there you have it. This is all you need to know about Greninja in Pokemon Go. For more content on Pokemon Go, be sure to check out our other guides:

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