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Pokemon Violet Greninja Location Guide: How to Get Greninja

Greninja, the fan-favorite final evolution of Froakie and the Water-type starter Pokemon of Generation VI, is is finally in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet. The frog earned its popularity through its significant role in the animated series and its strong performance in both casual and competitive battles.

Despite the abundant supply of Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet, sometimes the desired Pokemon is harder to obtain, and Greninja is no exception. With recent Pokemon games limiting their roster, many fans are wondering how to get Greninja in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

How To Catch Greninja in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Unfortunately, Greninja does not spawn in the wild, meaning you won’t find the critter roaming freely around the Paldea region. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t get this Pokemon in the game.

To obtain Greninja in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, you currently have two options: participate in the limited-time Tera Raid event or receive one through trading. Trading is a viable option if you are unable to participate in the Greninja Tera Raid, and know someone who may be able to breed you Greninja’s pre-evolution, Froakie. 

Another way is to participate in the 7-Star Tera Raid event, which allows players to battle against Greninja and catch it if they defeat the Pokemon. A Greninja Tera Raid event took place in January, but another is scheduled from February 10th to 12th.

To participate in 7-Star Tera Raids in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, you must follow these steps:

  1. Finish all three story paths (Victory Road, Starfall Street, Path of Legends) and complete the finale quest, “The Way Home.”
  2. After completing the main story and unlocking the post-game content, defeat all eight Gym Leaders a second time.
  3. Finish the Academy Ace Tournament.

You can find the raid dens for this event scattered around Paldea. The incredibly powerful-looking seven-star raid dens are where you’ll find Greninja.

It’s also worth noting that players will likely be able to transfer a previously owned Greninja from Pokemon Home. However, there’s not yet a Pokemon Scarlet & Violet compatibility release date for the software.

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