Super Smash Bros. Director Explains Greninja’s Crazy Teleport Move

At the end of last week’s Super Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct, director Masahiro Sakurai revealed Greninja from Pokémon X/Y as a playable character in the game. Today, Sakurai provided the first tidbit of information on Greninja’s move set.

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“Greninja’s sophisticated moves are extremely fun to use once you get used to how it controls,” Sakurai wrote on Miiverse, alongside the screenshot above.

 

In a follow-up comment, he explained, “The side special attack Shadow Sneak is a move that makes Greninja suddenly disappear and ambush opponents. If you press and hold the button, Greninja will move a greater distance. Another unique feature is you can move Greninja around freely while charging up.”

 

In case you haven’t already, you can see Greninja in action in the video below.

 


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