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Water Shuriken
みずしゅりけん Water Shuriken
Water Shuriken VII.png
Introduced: Generation VI
Battle Data
Type: Type Water.gif
Category: Type Special.gif
Power: 15
Accuracy: 100%
PP: 20, max: 32
Priority: +1
Contact: No
Affected by
Magic Coat: No
Magic Bounce: No
Bright Powder: Yes
Detect/Protect: Yes
Snatch: No
Mirror Move: Yes
King's Rock: Yes
Contest Data
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Condition: Cool
Appeal: 3 ♥♥♥
Jam: 0
Causes the user to move earlier on the next turn.

Water Shuriken (みずしゅりけん Water Shuriken) is a Water-type move introduced in Generation VI. It was the signature move of Greninja in Pokémon X and Y.


In battle

Due to having a positive priority, Water Shuriken will always go before moves that are not of this priority type. Water Shuriken does damage, hitting the target two to five times in a turn, with each hit having an equal chance to be a critical hit.

In a Double Battle, Water Shuriken can target any Pokémon around the user. In a Triple Battle, Water Shuriken can only target a Pokémon that's adjacent to the user.


Games Description
The user hits the target with throwing stars two to five times in a row. This move always goes first.

In Super Smash Bros.

Water Shuriken is Greninja's Neutral Special in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U and Ultimate. It charges up a shuriken made of water and throws it forwards. It can be charged, but covers a lot less area the bigger it is. Though for whatever reason during the Charizard/Greninja Reveal Trailer, almost everyone that saw the trailer thought Water Shuriken was Shadow Ball. This lead to them believing that Mewtwo was returning.


By leveling up

Pokémon Type Egg groups Level
617.png Accelgor Bug Bug 1 ORAS 1 1
658.png Greninja Water/Dark Water 1 36, 75 Evolve
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.



Main games

Side games

Main series