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(サンペイ Sanpei)
Gender: Male
Hometown: Unnamed ninja village
Region: Kalos
Family: Ippei (older brother), Nihei (older brother)
Class: Trainer/Ninja
Friends: Ash Ketchum, Serena, Clemont, Bonnie
First Appearance: A Rush of Ninja Wisdom!
Voice actor: Chris Patton

Sanpei is a recurring character appearing in the XY series.


Season 17: XY

Sanpei first appeared in A Rush of Ninja Wisdom! where he criticized Ash and Froakie at their training. He disappeared after that and when Ash found him again, Ash challenged him to a battle which he accepted. Ash used his Froakie against Sanpei's Frogadier. Frogadier managed to dodge many of Froakie's attack and at last defeated it.

After that Ash requested Sanpei to train Froakie for Quick Attack and Sanpei agreed. Using different techniques, he managed to teach Froakie Double Team. He also defeated Team Rocket in the process.

Season 18: XY Kalos Quest

Sanpei returned in A Stealthy Challenge! with his newly-evolved Greninja.


On hand

Pokémon Information
Sanpei Greninja
Sanpei's Greninja first appeared as a Frogadier in XY017: A Rush of Ninja Wisdom! on the tree along with his trainer. When Ash challenged Sanpei to the battle, Sanpei decided to choose Frogadier as Ash's Froakie's opponent. Froakie using its speed and attack dodged many of Froakie's attack. On its turn, it managed to defeated Froakie with few hits. Later it helped Froakie to try and learn Quick Attack, but Froakie ended up learning Double Team instead. It also defeated Team Rocket in the process.
Frogadier → Greninja

Episode appearances


XY Kalos Quest


Sanpei's name is based on the name "senpai," just with the "a" and "e" swapped.

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