658 Greninja

Performance

Status

  • Ranking Score:
    70.7
  • Main moves:
    Bubble, Night Slash, Surf
  • Type
    WATER
    DARK
  • Level:
    19.5-23
  • Rank:
    Lvl 21 3/15/12CP 1500
  • Buddy Distance:
    3km
  • Charged Move Cost:
    10,000 Stardust
  • Attack:
    139.5
  • Defense:
    101.6
  • Stamina:
    113
  • Overall:
    1603

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Traits

Moves

Properties

Registeel has the following traits and playstyles:
  • + Spammy
    Reaches Charged Moves quickly.
  • + Flexible
    Can hit a wide variety of types.
  • + Shield Pressure
    Pressures opponents to shield its strong or rapid attacks.
  • - Glass Cannon
    Hits hard but struggles to take hits. Depends on shields.
Move stats include same type and Shadow attack bonuses.
Recommended Move:
*Event or Elite TM exclusive *Unobtainable via TM
No. Move Types Move Accuracy Power Damage Average Fast MoveCount Remark
1 Fast Bubble 3.67 2.8 3 Fast Charge
2 Fast Feint Attack 3 3.6 2 General
3 Charged Night Slash 12.5% chance +2 Atk self 35 60 1.71 4 - 3 - 3 Boost Spam/Bait
4 Charged Surf 40 78 1.95 4 - 4 - 3 Spam/Bait
5 Charged Aerial Ace 45 55 1.22 5 - 4 - 4 Coverage
6 Charged Hydro Pump 75 156 2.08 7 - 7 - 7 Nuke
Weaknesses
bug
x1.6
electric
x1.6
fairy
x1.6
fighting
x1.6
grass
x1.6
Resistances
psychic
x0.39
water
x0.625
steel
x0.625
ice
x0.625
ghost
x0.625
fire
x0.625
dark
x0.625

Character Introduction

Summary

Greninja is a Water & Dark Pokémon which evolves from Frogadier. It is vulnerable to Fighting, Bug, Grass, Electric and Fairy moves. Greninja's strongest moveset is Bubble & Surf and it has a Max CP of 2,654.

About

"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."

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PVP Mode Explanatory Notes

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. 

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