Frogadier first appeared 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 learn Quick Attack. He also defeated Team Rocket in the process.
Frogadier will reappear in future episodes where it will evolve into Greninja.