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Greninja Super Smash Bros Ultimate Guide - Unlock, Moves, Changes, Greninja Alternate Costumes, Final Smash

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Full Character Roster, plus guides on every fighter in the game, covering changes, moves and alternate outfits.

Guide by Jake Green, Hirun Cryer, and Tom Orry, .

Nintendo isn’t pulling any punches with Super Smash Bros Ultimate, filling it with a bulging roster of fighters and a monstrous collection of stages. In fact, every single fighter that has ever featured in a Smash Bros game is back, alongside several new faces as well. To help you get settled in, we’ve been putting together character guides for all 74 fighters in the game. In this Super Smash Bros Ultimate Greninja Guide, we’ll be detailing the changes that have been made since its last appearance. We’ll take a look at the Final Smash and Alternate Costumes as well.

For more on Super Smash Bros Ultimate, you can head over to our Smash Bros Ultimate Characters Guide. It’s got an ever-growing list of guides on every character in the game. We add them in regularly, so it’s definitely worth checking back to see if we’ve covered your favorite fighter yet.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Greninja Guide

Greninja is back for Super Smash Bros Ultimate, having last appeared in SSB4. It is an unlockable character from the Pokemon series, and has proven itself to be a pretty formidable fighter since its introduction. To help veteran fans get to grips with the new changes, and to give new players some vital info, we’ve detailed everything you need to know below.

Greninja Smash Bros. Ultimate Moves Set and Final Smash

One of the few Pokemon in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is Greninja. In the table just below, you can find a complete moves list for Greninja, including their Final Smash move.

Special Move ControlsSpecial TypeSpecial Move Name
BNeutral SpecialWater Shuriken
Left Stick Left/Right + BGreen MissileShadow Sneak
Left Stick Up + BUp SpecialHydro Pump
Left Stick Down + BDown SpecialSubstitute
B when FS Meter is FullFinal SmashSecret Ninja Attack

How to Unlock Greninja in Super Smash Bros Ultimate

Unlike previous Smash games, fighters are unlocked in the same way for all, rather than character-specific challenges. This means that while it can be a bit of a grind, all you need to do is play the game naturally and you’ll eventually unlock all of the characters in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. We’ve listed the three ways you can unlock characters in Super Smash Bros Ultimate below:

  • Playing the World of Light single-player mode.
  • Completing Classic Mode with a character.
  • Playing the ‘Challenger Approaches’ fights that appear regularly, you will need to win them.

The fastest method involves triggering the Challenger Fights by reloading the game regularly. We’ve listed the method below:

  • Quit to the home screen and Restart the game.
  • Create a match with a custom rule set.
  • Make sure the match is 1 minute long, or 1 stock if you'd prefer.
  • After finishing the match (you can win or lose) you will offered a new Challenger Fight.
  • You'll need to win the Challenger fight
  • Repeat.

For more info on unlocking characters using the modes listed above, head over to our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Character Unlock Guide .

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Greninja Changes

There have been a number of changes that have been made to Greninja since its last appearance. There have been several tweaks to moveset, animations and Final Smash. We’ve listed all of the changes that we’ve noticed below:

  • Some of Greninja’s animations have been altered including jumpsquat, Dash Attack, Down Smash, and Hydro Pump.
  • Final Smash has been changed slightly, more on that later.
  • Forward Throw does more damage.
  • An arrow appears during Hydro Pump. It indicates the attack’s direction.
  • Greninja is generally lighter.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Greninja Alternate Costumes

Greninja Alternate Costumes

Just like the rest of Super Smash Bros Ultimate’s bulging roster, Greninja comes alongside some Alternate Costumes. red , Pink, Black, Purple, Green, Grey, and Indigo variants are all available.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Greninja Final Smash

Greninja is using the same Final Smash as last time in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. It’s called Secret Ninja Attack, though there have been some minor changes this time around. In Ultimate, Greninja changes into Ash’s Greninja to complete the Final Smash.

That’s everything we know about Greninja in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. We’ll be adding more info as we get it, but in the meantime you can head over to our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Guides Hub for more info on the game.

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