Not quite. It only boosts Water Shuriken's Base Power to 20 (So 30 after STAB) but it always hits 3 times. So it's about as strong as an equivalent Scizor Bullet Punch.
Originally Posted by "generic villager #5
Having used Ash-Greninja a fair bit myself, I'll list IKUZEfrog's pros and cons.
+Absolute powerhouse. Its attack and special attack are through the roof! Base 145 Attack and Base 153 Special Attack are absolutely phenomenal.
+Fast as hell. Base 132 Speed is nothing to laugh at.
+Water Shuriken's buff from Battle Bond makes it as powerful as Technician Scizor's Bullet Punch. Yowzah. It also means that IKUZEfrog is tough to revenge kill.
+Hits much harder than Proteaninja with Water- and Dark- type moves and, thanks to the attack stat boosts, only hits marginally weaker with its non-STAB Moves.
+Can still use an item.
+Is Ash's strongest Pokemon, ever. No questions asked. It also has an awesome theme song!
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-It doesn't get any bulkier from normal Greninja. It's still super frail.
-You've got to transform from regular Greninja first.
-No Egg Moves whatsoever. Battle Bond Greninja CANNOT Breed.
-Highly flammable (Yes, I am still salty about Ash losing the Kalos League, sue me. He deserved to win, damn it. ESPECIALLY against Alain and his god-mode Char X).
And a stat analysis to boot...
HP- Base 72: Below Average. Greninja's frail, even in its Ash Form.
Attack- Base 145: Amazing. Even though it's Ash-Greninja's weaker attack stat, Base 145 is still nothing to laugh at, and it's definitely amongst the highest single stats amongst all Alolan Pokemon. It's no Kartana, but it will DEFINITELY be smashing things if it catches them off guard. Its attack stat is the same as that of Mega Lucario, Lando-T, Mega 'Mence and Mega Metagross. Amongst all 'mons, it ranks about 36th, tied with the aforementioned 'mons.
Defense- 67: Mediocre. Greninja sucks at taking hits. Ash-Greninja does not change this.
Special Attack- 153: Amazing. Ash-Greninja's stronger offensive stat, and amongst the highest Special Attack Stats of 'mons obtainable in the Alola Region. It's at bare minimum in the top 5, alongside the likes of Mega Alakazam and Mega Gengar. It's just shy of Mewtwo's, and seventeenth highest in the history of Pokemon.
Special Defense- 71: Below Average. See defense and HP. Ash-Greninja's not meant to be taking hits.
Speed- Base 132: GOTTAGOFAST. Ash-Greninja is, beyond all doubt, amongst the fastest Pokemon obtainable in Pokemon Sun and Moon. Base 132 is an insane amount of speed, reaching 399 at maximum, forcing even the dreaded Scarfchomp to run Speed EVs just to outspeed it (Albeit only 12 speed EVs to avoid a Speed tie). Ash-Greninja is the fifteenth fastest Pokemon, and amongst 'mons found in Sun and Moon, only Pheromosa, Mega Aerodactyl and Mega Alakazam can outspeed it without any outside assistance, making it the fourth fastest Pokemon that can be obtained in Alola. Naturally, this is an amazing speed tier to be in, outspeeding uninvested Scarfchomps, Mega Gengars, Jolteons, Talonflames and all sorts of other threats.
Last edited by Neosonic97; 30th December 2016 at 4:18 PM.
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