Nintendo confirms Greninja transforms into Ash-Greninja for his Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • October 14, 2018 at 4:19 a.m. PDT

Greninja was one of the newcomers added to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS as a representative from the latest generation of Pokémon at the time, X and Y. It came in as a fast ninja-like fighter similarly to Sheik from previous titles, and now it appears that Nintendo is adding some extra details to its next appearance.

Nintendo's Super Smash Blog posts daily updates detailing the characters, stages, Assist Trophies and music that will be featured in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate when it releases in December. Greninja was featured during this week's updates revealing a slight change for its Smash Ultimate appearance.

Greninja will transform into Ash-Greninja — or Ash's Greninja — for its Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate though they don't show off what it looks like now in the Pokémon's character trailer.

Ash-Greninja is a special powered up version of the frog originating from the Pokémon anime belonging to Ash which has since gone on to become a special obtainable Pokémon in the more recent games on 3DS. While transformed, Ash-Greninja features an altered design of the standard frog ninja Pokémon with a new red pattern on its face, black spikes around the outside of its head, an altered design on its chest and it constantly carries a Water Shuriken on its back.

In Super Smash Bros. 4, the Pokémon's Final Smash was similar to Spider-Man's Maximum Spider Hyper Combo from the Marvel vs. Capcom series where Greninja would strike its opponents into the air and rapidly attack them from multiple directions in front of the moon for massive damage.

With Smash Balls being banned in competitive play and the fate of Smash Ultimate's new Final Smash Meter likely leaving it on the outside as well, we probably won't see Greninja's special form in tournaments though it's still cool to see the small details Nintendo and Masahiro Sakurai's team insert into the Smash series.

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