List of ninjutsu in Naruto (S-Z)

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This is a list of ninjutsu present in both the Naruto manga and anime that begin with a letter between S and Z. All ninjutsu are listed by the literal translation of their Japanese name.

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Sand Clone

  • Name: Suna Bunshin, 砂分身, literally "Sand Clone" or "Sand Replication", Viz "Sand Doppelganger"
  • Type: No rank, Supplementary
  • Users: Gaara, Sasori

This jutsu creates a clone of Gaara out of sand. Perhaps the most versatile of all clones, this variant does not disperse when hit. When attacked, the affected area turns back into sand and snags the opponent. Major damage must be caused to actually disperse the clone (destroying its head, for instance); otherwise, it can simply reform.

While Gaara's functional sand clone is quite obviously a clone, Gaara can create non-functional clones that look just like him. These clones, however, are simply hollow shells, as seen in Gaara's fight against Rock Lee.

Sand Drizzle

  • Name: Suna Shigure, 砂時雨, literally "Sand Drizzle" (a.k.a. "Rain of Sand")
  • Type: No rank, Offensive, All ranges
  • Users: Gaara

This jutsu is an alternative to Gaara's Desert Coffin; it gathers sand in the air and then targets the opponent from above, covering them in a rain of sand.

In the second movie, an alternate form of this jutsu was shown in which Gaara forms the sand into needle-like projectiles and fires them towards his opponent at a very high speed.

Sand Shuriken

  • Name: Suna Shuriken, 砂手裏剣, literally "Sand Shuriken"
  • Type: No rank, Offensive, Short to mid-range (0-10m)
  • Users: Gaara (partly transformed Shukaku form)

Once Gaara begins transforming into Shukaku, he can throw shuriken made from sand. Unlike regular shuriken, these are merely fast-moving balls of sand that cause blunt trauma, not actual wounds. They are thrown much faster than regular shuriken, however, so the pain caused can be considerable.

Secret Healing Wound Destruction

  • Name: In'yu Shōmetsu, 陰癒傷滅, literally "Secret Healing Wound Destruction"
  • Type: A-rank, Supplementary
  • Users: Kabuto Yakushi

Kabuto can concentrate his chakra to a prepared area on his body and begin regenerating the moment the targeted area becomes damaged. Unlike normal healing, this can actually restore dead cells.

Sexy Technique

  • Name: Oiroke no Jutsu, おいろけの術, literally "Sexy Technique", Viz "Ninja Centerfold", English TV "Sexy Jutsu", UK DVD "Art of Eros"
  • Type: E-rank, Supplementary
  • Users: Naruto Uzumaki, Konohamaru

This is simply a Transformation Technique used to transform the user into a beautiful, nude woman (or a woman in a bathing suit, as seen in episode 177 and the Naruto video games). Naruto uses it to distract his instructors, sometimes leading to an exaggerated nosebleed by the victim, and it is indeed annoyingly effective; even the Third Hokage swooned when Naruto used it on him. Naruto was forced to use this jutsu in order to receive training from Jiraiya. A variant of this technique is the Harem Technique, which uses varying numbers of shadow clones in combination with the technique to produce multiple clones of a nude woman.

Sexy: Double Knockout Girls Technique

  • Name: Oiroke: Onna no Ko Dōshi no Jutsu, おいろけ・女の子どうしの術, literally "Sexy: Double Knockout Girls Technique"
  • Type: Unknown
  • Users: Konohamaru

This is Konohamaru's variation of the Harem Technique. He first creates a shadow clone and they both transform into two nude women in a very suggestive pose.

Sexy: Double Knockout Guys Technique

  • Name: Oiroke: Otoko no Ko Dōshi no Jutsu, おいろけ・男の子どうしの術, literally "Sexy: Double Knockout Guys Technique"
  • Type: Unknown
  • Users: Konohamaru

This is a variation of the Double Knockout Girls Technique made exclusively for girls who mock the first version. Konohamaru first creates a shadow clone and they both transform into two nude men in a very suggestive pose. The first time he used it on Sakura, he used Sasuke's and Sai's likenesses, gaining a perverted reaction from Sakura.

Shadow Clone Technique

Naruto using the Shadow Clone Technique.
  • Name: Kage Bunshin no Jutsu, 影分身の術, literally "Shadow Clone Technique", "Shadow Doppelganger Technique", or "Shadow Replication Technique", Early Viz "Art of the Doppelganger", Recent Viz "Art of the Shadow Doppelganger", English TV "Shadow Clone Jutsu", UK DVD "Art of Shadow Body Splitting"
  • Type: B-rank, Supplementary
  • Users: Naruto Uzumaki, Third Hokage, Konohamaru, Orochimaru, Itachi Uchiha, some Jonin-level ninja

Similar to the Clone Technique, this jutsu creates clones of the user. Unlike the Clone Technique, these clones are actual copies, not illusions. The user's chakra is evenly distributed among every clone, giving each clone an equal fraction of the user's overall power. The clones are capable of performing jutsu on their own and can even bleed, but will usually disperse after one or two solid blows. They can also disperse on their own. Unlike other clones, they can't be detected by the Byakugan because the clones have the exact same amount of chakra and aren't made from any other substance, making them indistinguishable from the actual person. Sasuke Uchiha claims that the Sharingan can tell the difference during his battle with Naruto at the Valley of the End.

Any experience the clones gain during their existence is transferred to the user once they are dispersed. This makes the technique ideal for spying, since the user can simply send a clone to spy on a target, then have the clone disperse itself without returning to pass the information back to the user. It's also useful for training purposes, since the total amount of experience the user gains is multiplied by the total number of clones being used to train. Using it in this manner is far more difficult, however, since a large number of clones are needed to make a significant difference in the training time. It's unclear if other types of clones possess this advantage.

This technique is considered dangerous because of the manner in which the clones are created. Because the user divides their chakra among the clones, the user could potentially use up all their chakra fairly quickly if the user is low on chakra or makes too many clones, such as Naruto does with Multiple Shadow Clone Technique, this jutsu's enhanced (and forbidden) form. Naruto is able to use this technique to the extremes that he does because of his tailed beast, the nine-tailed demon fox, which gives him an abnormally high chakra level. Even without the demon fox's chakra, Naruto can make quite a few clones, but nowhere near on the level he can when he has access to the demon fox's chakra. The technique can also be dangerous if the user is injured or has some otherwise debilitating physical condition at the time of the cloning, since all of the clones will be created in roughly the same state.=== Gamabunta ===


Gamabunta (ガマブン太, literally "Toad King", English TV "Chief Toad") is the boss of the toads that are summoned. He is huge (about 100 meters high) and is summoned for battles with the biggest of enemies. His sons are Gamakichi and Gamatatsu. Naruto can only summon him with his demon fox chakra; without it, he can only call upon some of Gamabunta's smaller children. Gamabunta is first seen in the premiere of the series, where he and the Fourth Hokage face off against the demon fox. He is not given a speaking role until he is first summoned by Naruto Uzumaki.

Gamabunta is a grumpy and highly apathetic character. He doesn't like to take orders from anyone, unless the summoner is highly talented and earns his respect. Jiraiya, Naruto and the Fourth Hokage are three of the few people that he has allowed to ride on top of his head without question. He uses some Japanese words that only a yakuza gangster would use, but he is portrayed as a powerful and positive force. He is fiercely protective of his kin and he hates to be underestimated by anyone, both of which take precedence over his normal apathy. Often, it is one or a combination of these two factors that entices him to fight. Overall, despite his grumpy exterior, he shows respect towards Naruto as if he were a son. He even explained to Jiraiya that he's aware of Naruto's talents and potential. He and Jiraiya seem to be good friends and, as implied in the series, drinking buddies.

Gamabunta has a varying array of abilities; with his giant Yakuza sword, he is able to perform Toad Sword Beheading (蝦蟇ドス斬, Gama Dosuzan, English Games "Toad Blade Cut") to attack and slice through his opponents. He is able to shoot balls of compressed water from his mouth in quick succession with Water Release: Gunshot (水遁・鉄砲玉, Suiton: Teppōdama, English TV "Water Style: Liquid Bullet"), as well as oil that, when ignited by his summoner, allows the two to use Fire Release: Toad Oil Flame Bullet (火遁・蝦蟇油炎弾, Katon: Gamayu Endan) to blanket a large area in fire.

Gamabunta is first seen in battle during the invasion of Konoha, where he fights alongside Naruto against Gaara in full Shukaku form. Gamabunta is initially able to hold his own, but this quickly changes when Gaara forces sleep upon himself, allowing Shukaku to take over. This forces Naruto and Gamabunta to use a combination transformation to take on the form of a giant fox, allowing Gamabunta to get Naruto close enough to Gaara to wake him up.

Gamabunta is summoned again by Jiraiya to help in fighting Orochimaru. Gamabunta is summoned along with Katsuyu to counter Manda, Orochimaru's giant snake. Manda and Gamabunta seem to be old rivals as they taunted each other before the battle. He also seems to have respect for Katsuyu, as he rescued her from Manda. In the Sea Country filler arc, Naruto summoned Gamabunta to battle against Umibozu. Gamabunta wasn't happy about being summoned in seawater (toads are freshwater creatures), but fought anyway because he was underestimated by his opponent. He and Naruto defeated the otherwise indestructible water creature by evaporating it. Gamabunta then threw Naruto into the air as punishment for summoning him in seawater. Gamakichi (ガマ吉, literally "Propitious Toad") is one of Gamabunta's children. He was first summoned by Naruto because Naruto couldn't focus his chakra during the beginning of the battle with Gaara. However, he is intelligent enough (more so than Gamatatsu) to be aware of the situation around him and realize when it's time to flee. He was accidentally summoned again by Jiraiya while he was fighting with Orochimaru because Tsunade had secretly fed Jiraiya a chakra-disrupting potion. He was summoned again by Jiraiya for a scouting mission during the Orochimaru's Lair arc, as well as by Naruto during the Noroimusha and Sea Country arcs.

While Gamakichi has yet to appear in Part II, a poster included with an issue of Weekly Shonen Jump has depicted a post-timeskip Naruto riding upon a much larger Gamakichi. In the poster, Gamakichi is now about the size of Gama and wields a large kunai. He also has a pipe, like his father.====== Gamakichi ===

Gamatatsu (ガマ竜, literally "Toad Dragon") is the weak, inexperienced, younger brother of Gamakichi, and another son of Gamabunta. He was summoned for the first time by Naruto while he was fighting with Orochimaru because he was unable to call on his Demon fox chakra. Gamatatsu fixates on snacks after a comment made by Gamakichi that made him think he'd get one. Gamatatsu was also summoned by Naruto during the events of the Bird Country and the Noroimusha arcs. Gamatatsu accidentally stumbled upon the black kites that the Noroimusha was using to appear as if he was floating like a ghost in the middle of the night. His overall personality is extremely dense, and he often has to be dragged away from danger by Gamakichi, who is always summoned before Gamatatsu.

Shadow Imitation Technique

  • Name: Kagemane no Jutsu, 影真似の術, literally "Shadow Imitation Technique" (a.k.a. "Kage Shibari no Jutsu, 影縛りの術, literally "Shadow Bind Technique"), Viz "Shadow Possession Technique", English TV "Ninja Art: Shadow Possession Jutsu" (a.k.a. Shadow Paralysis Jutsu)
  • Type: Hiden, No rank, Supplementary, Short to mid-range (0-10m)
  • Users: Nara clan

The signature technique of the Nara clan, this jutsu allows the user to control their own shadow and merge it with their opponent's shadow, combining them. This links the movements of the user with the target; the target is subsequently forced to make any movement the user makes. The technique can even force unconscious or partially-conscious targets to mimic the user, as shown when Shikamaru Nara assisted an unconscious Temari in dodging an attack. On the other hand, the user also mimics any movements that the target is forced to make, such as recoil from being punched. It is an extremely versatile technique, as the user can contract and change the shape of their shadow, potentially grabbing multiple targets at once. The degree to which the user's shadow can be stretched is limited by its total surface area. Using the shadows of other objects, the user can extend their shadow beyond its normal range.

The amount of time for which an opponent can be held is limited by the user's chakra, since the user must constantly maintain the jutsu. The jutsu is also more difficult to maintain at greater ranges or for multiple opponents, since the user's shadow must be stretched constantly. At closer ranges, it requires considerably less effort on the user's part. Additionally, the target can force their way free with enough effort, though the amount of effort required to do so is considerable.

The Shadow Imitation Technique used to be called the Shadow Bind Technique, suggesting that the imitation aspect was devised later on and that the original technique could only hold targets in place. Shikaku Nara uses the former name of the technique when performing it.

Shadow Neck Bind Technique

  • Name: Kage Kubi Shibari no Jutsu, 影首縛りの術, literally "Shadow Neck Bind Technique" English Games "Konoha Secret Technique: True Shadow Binding Jutsu" English TV "Shadow Strangle Jutsu"
  • Type: Hiden, No rank, Offensive, Short to mid-range (0-10m)
  • Users: Shikaku Nara, Shikamaru Nara

After capturing an opponent with the Shadow Imitation Technique, the user can then further extend their shadow up to the target's throat in the shape of a hand, which chokes them to death. Additionally, it can be used to bind the limbs of exceptionally strong targets who can move, even while bound by the Shadow Imitation.

Shadow Sewing

  • Name: Kage Nui, 影縫い, literally "Shadow Sewing" or "Shadow Embroidery"
  • Type: Unknown
  • Users: Shikamaru Nara

The user of this jutsu can extend their shadow and create multiple tangible tendrils for various purposes. Such purposes can include using them as stabbing weapons, rope for binding an opponent, or extra appendages for throwing weapons.

It can also be used simultaneously with Shadow Imitation Technique, so it is possible to split the shadow and use both jutsus at the same time.

Shadow Shuriken Technique

  • Name: Kage Shuriken no Jutsu, 影手裏剣の術, literally "Shadow Shuriken Technique", English TV "Shadow Shuriken Jutsu" (a.k.a "Fūma Shuriken, Kage Fūsha, literally "Wind Demon Shuriken, Shadow Windmill"", English TV "Demon Wind Shuriken, Windmill of Shadows")
  • Type: D-rank, Offensive, Mid to long range (5+m)
  • Users: Sasuke Uchiha, Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto: Ultimate Ninja)

The user of this technique throws multiple large shuriken in such a way that the first shuriken hides the subsequent ones by blocking the line of sight. To the target, it appears as if only one shuriken was thrown.

Sasuke first used this technique against Zabuza Momochi. When he used it, he referred to the technique as "Wind Demon Shuriken, Shadow Windmill", which in the English version was dubbed as "Demon Wind Shuriken, Windmill of Shadows". His version used a transformed Naruto as the second shuriken, creating an additional surprise attack after Zabuza avoided the first thus releasing Kakashi from the water prison.

In the Naruto: Ultimate Ninja series, Naruto employs the above jutsu on his own.

Shadow Summoning Technique

  • Name: Kageyose no Jutsu, 影寄せの術 literally, "Shadow Summoning Technique"
  • Type: Unknown
  • Users: Shikamaru Nara

After capturing a target with the Shadow Imitation Technique, the user summons shadowy tendrils from their opponent's body, controlling them in the same manner as Shadow Sewing, but from the opponent's body instead of the user's.

"Yose" is also a term used for the endgame move in go and shogi.

Shapeshifting Technique

  • Name: Shōten no Jutsu, 象転の術, literally "Shapeshifting Technique"
  • Type: Unknown
  • Users: Akatsuki leader

This jutsu is used to perfectly clone a willing target by sacrificing another person. To perform the jutsu, the intended target must give up a fair portion of their chakra to create the duplicate (in its debut, the leader asked for thirty percent), after which the sacrificial body morphs into an exact clone of the target. The target is so perfectly cloned that every aspect of them will be copied, even kekkei genkai and weapons the target is carrying. The clone's abilities are proportionate to, and limited by, the amount of chakra given to it by the original. This makes the clone unable to use techniques that require large amounts of chakra to perform. The clone can either act autonomously or be controlled by the original. Once the sacrificial body dies, the Shapeshifting Technique will end and the person used will be revealed.

Shield of Chakra

  • Name: Chakura no Tate, チャクラの盾, literally "Shield of Chakra"
  • Type: Unknown
  • Users: Chiyo

A technique used by puppet masters, this jutsu creates a shield using chakra emitted from panels that are released from a puppet's arms. This chakra shield can protect the user from several hazardous attacks; however, enough clotting force (such as Iron Sand) can clog up the puppet's arm joints and render the shield useless.

Shield of Sand

  • Name: Suna no Tate, 砂の盾, literally "Shield of Sand", English TV "Sand Shield"
  • Type: No rank, Defensive, Short range (0-5m)
  • Users: Gaara

This jutsu causes sand to automatically surround and protect Gaara from harm, even if it's self-inflicted, regardless of whether or not he wants it to. The shield is capable of withstanding considerably strong attacks and projectiles, and can be hardened to a point where it's stronger than steel. It can be defeated by avoiding it completely with extremely high-speed attacks, or merely overcoming the shield with incredible brute force.

Shuriken From All Directions

  • Name: Shihōhappō Shuriken, 四方八方手裏剣, literally "Shuriken From All Directions" English TV "Everywhere Shuriken"
  • Type: A-rank, Offensive, Short to mid-range (0-10m)
  • Users: Naruto Uzumaki

Once Naruto clones himself using his Shadow Clone Technique, he and his clones throw a large number of shuriken from all angles at their opponent. It is similar in practice to the Shuriken Shadow Clone Technique used by the Third Hokage during his fight with Orochimaru.

Shuriken Shadow Clone Technique

  • Name: Shuriken Kage Bunshin no Jutsu, 手裏剣影分身の術, literally "Shuriken Shadow Clone Technique" or "Shuriken Shadow Replication Technique", English "Shuriken Shadow Clone Jutsu"
  • Type: A-rank, Offensive, Short to mid-range (0-10m)
  • Users: Third Hokage

A modification of the Shadow Clone Technique, the user throws one shuriken at the victim and then uses this jutsu to create multiple copies of the shuriken to make the attack more powerful.

Shuriken Shadow Imitation Technique

  • Name: Kagemane Shuriken no Jutsu, 影真手裏似の術, literally "Shuriken Shadow Imitation Technique"
  • Type: Unknown
  • Users: Shikamaru Nara

By channeling his chakra into Asuma Sarutobi's trench knives, Shikamaru can use them to pin his opponent's shadow to the ground, immobilizing his opponent. The technique doesn't require any further effort on Shikamaru's part to maintain, but whether or not it has a time limit is unclear. With the opponent pinned, Shikamaru can then use his regular Shadow Imitation Technique to control them at his leisure.

Soft Physique Modification

  • Name: Nan no Kaizō, 軟の改造, literally "Soft Physique Modification"
  • Type: Hiden, No rank, Supplementary
  • Users: Misumi Tsurugi, Orochimaru

Originally developed for spying activities, this technique can be done after some surgery and actual body modification. The user dislocates their joints then controls their softened body with chakra, allowing them to stretch and twist any part of their body at any angle, elongating and even coiling around their opponent. This can also be used to make the user's body more malleable and snakelike. Orochimaru can do this without surgical modification thanks to his various forbidden jutsu. In addition, his version allows him to stretch his body parts well beyond their normal length.

Sphere of Sand

  • Name: Suna no Tama, literally "Sphere of Sand"
  • Type: Unknown
  • Users: Gaara

Gaara surrounds himself entirely in a protective orb of sand to guard against attacks. He then uses Third Eye to watch his opponents movements and control sand as necessary to battle them. In addition to being extremely dense, this sand-sphere can form spikes from its surface to spear any would-be attacker who thinks that their own physical strength will be enough to penetrate it. Gaara can also use this technique to shield himself from his opponent long enough to perform his transformation into Shukaku, as demonstrated in his match against Sasuke Uchiha in the Chunin Exam.

Spider Bind

  • Name: Kumo Shibari, 蜘蛛縛り, literally "Spider Bind" English TV "Ninja Art: Spider Web Net"
  • Type: Hiden, No rank, Supplementary, Short range (0-5m)
  • Users: Kidomaru

After gathering his spider webbing into his mouth, Kidomaru spits it out into a wide web pattern. This web can envelop his foes and tie them down to a nearby surface. This stickiness is caused by him mixing his chakra with his body fluid, making the web stronger and more refined than steel. The technique is so refined that even after having left his body, his chakra will continue to flow through the thread to hold his opponent in place.

Spider Cocoon

  • Name: Kumo Mayu, 蜘蛛繭, literally "Spider Cocoon"
  • Type: Hiden, No rank, Supplementary, Short range (0-5m)
  • Users: Kidomaru

This technique makes a cocoon of web around the opponent, immobilizing and leaving them open for other attacks.

Spider Sticking Spit

  • Name: Kumo Nento, 蜘蛛粘吐, literally "Spider Sticking Spit"
  • Type: Hiden, No rank, Supplementary, Short to mid-range (0-10m)
  • Users: Kidomaru

Emitting a stream of webbing from his mouth, Kidomaru will grab onto a nearby opponent then swing them around in a circle.

Spider Sticky Gold

  • Name: Kumo Nenkin, 蜘蛛粘金, literally "Spider Sticky Gold"
  • Type: Hiden, No rank, Supplementary
  • Users: Kidomaru

Unlike Kidomaru's binding webs, this technique produces a liquid that hardens into a golden metal. As well as being very strong, the metal is impervious to chakra. Kidomaru can form the metal into various shapes (throwing spikes, in this case) to use against his opponents, as well as quickly forming a protective shell over his body by excreting it from his pores.

Spider War Bow: Terrible Split

  • Name: Kumo Senkyū: Susaku, 蜘蛛戦弓・凄裂, literally "Spider War Bow: Terrible Split"
  • Type: Hiden, No rank, Offensive, Long range (10+m)
  • Users: Kidomaru

When in his level two cursed seal form, Kidomaru expels Spider Sticky Gold from his mouth and gathers it to form a large war bow. He will then open his third eye on his forehead to increase his accuracy. Kidomaru can use basic attacks with the arrow or refine his attacks to meet specific demands, such as a strand of his web to guide it or different arrowheads to change speed or power.

Spider Web Area

  • Name: Kumo Sōkei, 蜘蛛巣域, literally "Spider Web Area"
  • Type: Hiden, No rank, Supplementary, All ranges
  • Users: Kidomaru

If Kidomaru is in enemy territory and needs to rest while still remaining on guard, he can lay spider thread throughout the surrounding area. Most ninja will recognize the thread as common spider web; however, this thread runs all the way back to a finger on Kidomaru's hand. Slight movement against a webbing thread will pull it all the way back to Kidomaru's finger and alert him to the enemy's presence.

Spider Web Flower

  • Name: Kumo Sōka, 蜘蛛巣花, literally "Spider Web Flower"
  • Type: Hiden, No rank, Supplementary, Short to mid-range (0-10m)
  • Users: Kidomaru

After gathering his spider thread into his mouth, Kidomaru will spit net-like cobwebs of the thread at his target. These nets will fly through the air, and upon hitting an opponent, will stick and bind the target to any nearby surface.

Spider Web Unfold

  • Name: Kumo Sōkai, 蜘蛛巣開, literally "Spider Web Unfold" English TV "Ninja Art: Spider Web Net"
  • Type: Hiden, No rank, Supplementary, Short to mid-range (0-10m)
  • Users: Kidomaru

After gathering his spider thread into a ball in his hands, Kidomaru releases it in the form of a large spider web to catch his opponent. Once the target touches the thread, its stickiness will hold them in place.

Spiraling Sphere

Naruto using the Spiraling Sphere

The Spiraling Sphere is a technique invented by the Fourth Hokage after three years of development. It requires a very high level of chakra control. The Spiraling Sphere incorporates the chakra control learned from the tree-climbing and water-walking exercises to create a ball of concentrated, spinning chakra in the user's hand that is slightly larger than a baseball. For training purposes, teaching the technique is broken into three steps. The first, emphasizing rotation, the user has to learn to pop a water balloon by spinning the water inside in multiple directions with their chakra. The second step, emphasizing power, they do the same with a solid rubber ball. Since the rubber is thicker and air is completely different from water, it forces the user to rely mostly on denser chakra to break it. The final step, emphasizing control, the user has to form a complete Spiraling Sphere by combining what they learned in the previous two steps and making a ball shape shell around the spinning chakra to hold it in regular shape. A regular balloon is often used to train making the shell. In Part II, Naruto develops an improved version known as the Great Ball Spiraling Sphere.

The Spiraling Sphere requires no hand seals to perform, instead relying entirely on the chakra control of the user. Once the user creates a stable Spiraling Sphere, however, it becomes self-sustaining, so the user does not need to provide any more chakra after forming it. The force of the spinning chakra grinds into whatever it touches, causing major damage. The force of the attack also causes significant internal injury. The user can also release the spinning chakra, creating a violent explosive force at the point of contact. The one drawback of the Spiraling Sphere, if it can be considered as such, is that it requires great chakra control. Of course, this will not be a drawback if the user has learned the technique, because they already possess the necessary chakra control. It can be a problem if some force is disrupting the user's ability to mold chakra. Unlike the One Thousand Birds, there is no definite limit to the amount of times this technique can be used in a day. Because it uses far less chakra in comparison, it doesn't carry the same over-use risk as the One Thousand Birds, either.

Despite the Spiraling Sphere being a one-handed technique, Naruto actually uses three or more hands to form it (his one hand makes a shell and his clones spin the chakra) in the first part of the series due to his poor chakra control (which would require spinning it several directions), but in the second part of the series Naruto has been shown to be capable of making a one-handed Spiraling Sphere, though he still prefers using clones. When Naruto accesses his tailed transformation states, he can form the Spiraling Sphere with one hand by using demon fox chakra to form the shell, which likely provides better control and power. It also forms irregularly and grows as it mixes with the demon fox's chakra, giving it a purple color.

The anime makes light of the Spiraling Sphere by making it an "all-purpose jutsu". During episode 168, Naruto uses it to mix the ingredients for noodles quickly and evenly. In episode 177, Jiraiya uses it to create a path through a maze of houses, in order to see through everything behind the walls (inadvertently blasting through a woman's bathroom). While outrunning some ninja, Jiraiya uses it to as a propeller for a boat; in this episode, Naruto even commented that it had become a "cheap trick", even though he himself uses it at Jiraiya's insistence. In episode 194 of the anime, Naruto actually throws a Spiraling Sphere to free himself and his friends from a mansion. The last event is a significant deviation on the standard Spiraling Sphere, since it is normally hand-held, and may not be canon since these are filler episodes. He does, however, do something similar when first using the technique against Kabuto.

Kakashi explains after the timeskip that the Spiraling Sphere is an incomplete technique, since the Fourth Hokage originally planned on combining his own nature manipulation with it, but could not due to his premature death. Naruto, however, is capable of doing so, though his technique is only half finished. Since his chakra is wind-based, his version is known as Wind Release: Spiraling Sphere, with a further variation known as Wind Release: Spiraling Shuriken.

Additional variants of the Spiraling Sphere were used near the end of the Naruto movies. The first movie's variant used the legendary seven-colored chakra. In the second movie, Temujin aided Naruto in creating Spiraling Spheres for both hands so that he could defeat Haido (one red from the demon fox's chakra, the other being green from the energy of the gelel stone). In the third, when used on the island Moon Country when the moon was out, the spiraling sphere became purple and had the image of a crescent moon and star in it.

Summoning: Impure World Resurrection

  • Name: Kuchiyose: Edo Tensei, 口寄せ・穢土転生, literally "Summoning: Impure World Resurrection", English "Summoning Jutsu: Reanimation"
  • Type: Kinjutsu, S-rank, Supplementary
  • Users: Orochimaru

This forbidden summoning technique allows the user to revive the dead. The user must first sacrifice a living human in order to tie the deceased person's soul to the world (unlike the normal summoning technique, which only requires some of the user's blood). The sacrificed body is then surrounded with dirt and dust that compacts into the shape of the summoned soul's original body. The resurrected person then rises from the ground in a wooden coffin. At first, the person appears pale and dirty, as most undead are portrayed. The user has to restore their appearance through a special seal.

When revived, the person retains all of their memories. Because of this, the revived person is not completely under the user's control. With the same seal that restores the revived person's appearance, their free will can be erased, thus putting them under the user's complete control. The summoned person can't be killed and any damage to them regenerates. The soul must be removed from the body in order to kill the resurrected person. This technique can also be used to summon multiple people at once, depending on the amount of sacrifices and the chakra level of the user.

Orochimaru uses this technique during his battle with the Third Hokage in the Invasion of Konoha arc to summon the First and Second Hokages. He had also intended to summon someone else, but the Third prevented the final summon. In the anime, the coffin partially rises from the ground, and the symbol on it suggests that the Fourth Hokage was the final summon. In the manga, the coffin did not appear as the Third stops the final summon before it can even be attempted, so the occupant of the coffin is left more ambiguous.

Summoning: Rashomon

  • Name: Kuchiyose: Rashōmon, 口寄せ・羅生門, literally "Summoning: Rashomon"
  • Type: B-rank, Defensive
  • Users: Sakon, Ukon, Orochimaru

This summoning creates a demonic form of the main gate of old Kyoto which is capable of blocking almost any attack. It was previously believed that two people were required to summon it, as both Sakon and Ukon did; however, Orochimaru has been able to summon three of these gates by himself with his Triple Rashomon. To do so, he simply uses both hands, instead of one as is common in a summoning.

Summoning: Toad Mouth Bind

  • Name: Kuchiyose: Gamaguchi Shibari, 口寄せ・蝦蟇口縛り, literally "Summoning: Toad Mouth Bind", English TV "Toad Mouth Trap"
  • Type: A-rank, Offensive, All ranges
  • Users: Jiraiya

This jutsu encloses the surrounding area with the esophagus of a great, fire-breathing toad from Mount Myoboku: Rock Lodging (妙木山・岩宿, Myōboku-san: Iwayado). Jiraiya can then control the stomach, causing it to expand, contract, or grow in whatever direction he wishes. In a filler arc, Jiraiya uses a variation of this jutsu when he summons an able-bodied toad's stomach to protect himself and Naruto from Kagero's Ephemeral Vengeance.

When first used, Jiraiya claimed that no one had ever escaped from this jutsu. Itachi Uchiha and Kisame Hoshigaki manage to escape, however. Itachi uses his Amaterasu to burn through the stomach.

In the video games, parts of the stomach also spew fire, which fits with Jiraiya's description of the animal the toad esophagus originates from.

Summoning Technique

  • Name: Kuchiyose no Jutsu, 口寄せの術, literally "Summoning Technique", Viz "Shinobi Conjuration", English TV "Ninja Art: Summoning Jutsu"
  • Type: C-rank, Offensive, Defensive, Supplementary
  • Users: Many ninja, usually above Genin rank

The basic form of all summoning techniques, this jutsu uses a contract, hand seals, and the user's blood to summon an animal from another dimension. As an alternative to the normal hand seals, the same contract that appears on the ground during the summoning can be drawn by hand and activated, producing the same result. The type of animal summoned is determined by the contract. The blood is used as a signature to make the contract, which can be written on a scroll or tattoo, valid. Once summoned, the animal can perform a task or help the user in battle.

The summon usually is subservient to the summoner; however, the more powerful summons, such as Gamabunta and Manda, demand respect and loyalty from their summoners. Manda even demands hundreds of live human sacrifices.

Super Multi-Size Technique

  • Name: Chō Baika no Jutsu, 超倍化の術, literally "Super Multi-Size Technique", English TV "Super Expansion Jutsu"
  • Type: Hiden, No rank, Supplementary
  • Users: Akimichi clan

This jutsu allows an Akimichi clan member to evenly increase the size of every body part, effectively transforming themselves into giants. It also increases the size of anything they might happen to be wearing or holding.


Technique Neutralize

  • Name: Jutsu Shō, 術消, literally "Technique Neutralize"
  • Type: Unknown
  • Users: Third Hokage

This jutsu cancels or impedes the occurring of the opponent's technique. It uses the same amount of chakra as the jutsu it intends to cancel.

Telescope Technique

  • Name: Tōmegane no Jutsu, 遠眼鏡の術, literally "Telescope Technique"
  • Type: A-rank, Supplementary, Long range (10m+)
  • Users: Third Hokage

With this technique, one is able to view a distant location through the use of a clairvoyant crystal ball.

Three Buddhist Treasures Vacuum Destruction

  • Name: Sanbō Kyūkai, literally "Three Buddhist Treasures Vacuum Destruction"
  • Type: Unknown
  • Users: Chiyo with the Chikamatsu puppets

This jutsu is performed by three puppets that were created by Monzaemon Chikamatsu. Three of the ten Chikamatsu puppets come together to form a pyramid. After forming a hand seal, a vortex will open in the space between their bodies, sucking in everything in range. The puppets remain unaffected. The force of the vortex shatters anything drawn into it into millions of pieces.

Third Eye

  • Name: Daisan no Me, 第三の眼, literally "Third Eye"
  • Type: No rank, Supplementary
  • Users: Gaara

This jutsu creates a floating eyeball out of sand that is connected to Gaara's optic nerves. Gaara can control the size of the eye depending on its use. Its main purpose is spying, since it can form and disperse in any location on command.

Transformation Technique

  • Name: Henge no Jutsu, 変化の術, literally "Transformation Technique", English TV "Transformation Jutsu"
  • Type: E-rank, Supplementary
  • Users: All Ninja Academy graduates

This jutsu allows the user to assume the appearance of another person, animal, or object. This is one of the basic jutsu taught at the Konoha Ninja Academy. Fundamentally, all ninja know this jutsu.

Triple Rashomon

  • Name: Sanjū Rashōmon, 三重羅生門, literally "Triple Rashomon"
  • Type: Unknown
  • Users: Orochimaru

This jutsu is an advanced version of the Summoning: Rashomon used by Orochimaru. It creates three demonic forms of the main gate of old Kyoto, instead of just one. Additionally, Orochimaru is able to summon them without the aid of another individual by using both hands for the summon.

Twin Snakes Mutual Death Technique

  • Name: Sōjasōsai no Jutsu, 双蛇相殺の術, literally "Twin Snakes Mutual Death Technique", Viz "Twin Snakes Kill Each Other", English TV "Ninja Art: Twin Snake Sacrifice Jutsu"
  • Type: A-rank, Offensive, Short range (0-5m)
  • Users: Orochimaru, Anko Mitarashi

This forbidden jutsu is a murder-suicide attack – killing both the user and the target. The user makes a one-handed seal with both their hand and the intended victim's. Two snakes are then summoned from the user's sleeve, biting both their wrists and killing them by deadly venom.

In Naruto: Narutimate Hero 3, when Anko performs this jutsu, two summoned snakes wrap themselves around her and her victim and lock themselves in that position by biting each others' necks. The snakes then detonate, causing major damage to Anko's opponent. For gameplay reasons, however, Anko is left unharmed.


Uzumaki Naruto Combo

  • Name: Uzumaki Naruto Rendan, うずまきナルト連弾, literally "Uzumaki Naruto Combo", Viz "Uzumaki Naruto Barrage", English TV ""Naruto Uzumaki Barrage"
  • Type: B-rank, Offensive, Short range (0-5m)
  • Users: Naruto Uzumaki

This jutsu is Naruto's version of Sasuke Uchiha's Lion Combo, which he uses to defeat Kiba Inuzuka in the Chunin exam. Naruto uses his Shadow Clone Technique to make up for his lack of speed. In its debut, he makes four clones, which shout "U!" "Zu!" "Ma!" "Ki!" as they kick the opponent into the air, and the real Naruto finishes the combo with "Naruto Rendan!" and a kick from above. In the English dub, the corresponding shouts are "Na", "Ru", "To", "Uzumaki Barrage!" On each occasion Naruto has used this technique, he has performed it differently. Though Naruto's version of the technique is no more effective than Sasuke's, his is ranked higher due to his use of shadow clones.

Uzumaki Naruto Two Thousand Combo

  • Name: Uzumaki Naruto Nisen Rendan, うずまきナルト二千連弾, literally "Uzumaki Naruto Two Thousand Combo", English TV "Naruto 2K Uzumaki Barrage"
  • Type: A-rank, Offensive, Short range (0-5m)
  • Users: Naruto Uzumaki

This jutsu was made by Naruto to fight against the transformed Gaara. Basically, it is the same as the Uzumaki Naruto Combo, only 400 times larger. 1,999 shadow clones are formed, making 2,000 Narutos combined. Like the original, the clones shout the syllables of the technique, followed by the whole name, while performing it. Unlike the other, however, they end with punches instead of kicks. It is a technique requiring unbelievable amounts of chakra, but can easily pummel almost any opponent.


Vanishing Facial Copy Technique

  • Name: Shūshagan no Jutsu, 消写顔の術, literally "Vanishing Facial Copy Technique"
  • Type: B-rank, Supplementary, Short range (0-5m)
  • Users: Orochimaru

This jutsu allows the user to peel the face of another person off and wear it like a mask, effectively impersonating said person. In addition to copying the victim's face, it also copies their voice. The grisly after-effect of this is that the target loses their face entirely, as if it were dissolved clean off their head. Orochimaru uses it to infiltrate Konoha during the Chunin Exam arc and again to impersonate the Fourth Kazekage just before the invasion. Orochimaru can seemingly do this at will to mimic his original appearance.


Water Clone Technique

This jutsu creates one or more identical copies of the user out of water. Like the Shadow Clone Technique, these clones are capable of attacking and using jutsu, but they are easier to defeat because they are only one-tenth of the user's power. Additionally, they can only be controlled within a certain distance of the user.

Water Prison Technique

  • Name: Suirō no Jutsu, 水牢の術, literally "Water Prison Technique", English TV "Water Prison Jutsu"
  • Type: C-rank, Supplementary, Short range (0-5m)
  • Users: Zabuza Momochi, Kisame Hoshigaki

This jutsu is used to trap a victim inside a virtually inescapable sphere of water. The only downside to this technique is that the user must keep at least one arm inside the sphere at all times in order for the victim to remain imprisoned. Clones can be used in place of the actual person, provided that the clone is the one that performed the technique. This jutsu can't be performed without a sufficiently large body of water to supply the water for it. Neji Hyuga has been able to use his ability to release chakra from all of his pressure points to disrupt the flow of chakra inside the prison and break free. When Tenten is trapped in the water prison she indicates that she can't breathe. Despite this, other characters have been shown remaining within it for long periods of time without incident and are even capable of talking.

Water Release: Exploding Water Shockwave

  • Name: Suiton: Bakusui Shōha, 水遁・爆水衝波, literally "Water Release: Exploding Water Shockwave"
  • Type: Unknown
  • Users: Kisame Hoshigaki

Using this jutsu, the user can spit a massive amount of water from their mouth. This technique was used by Kisame to turn a significant portion of a desert into an extremely deep lake while engaging Might Guy and his team. The water can then be used for other water-based jutsu.

Water Release: Five Eating Sharks

  • Name: Suiton: Goshokuzame, 水遁・五食鮫, literally "Water Release: Five Eating Sharks"
  • Type: Unknown
  • Users: Kisame Hoshigaki

This jutsu is used when an opponent is knocked into water. From the water, five sharks are created and used to attack the opponent. The sharks must be created in a large amount of water. The user must keep his hand on the water or else the sharks will fall apart, since they are made from chakra. They first attack one-by-one, with each attack Kisame said "First Meal" up to "Fifth Meal". If the sharks suffer severe damage they can quickly regenerate themselves, making this a powerful technique.

Water Release: Great Waterfall Technique

This jutsu is used to fire a massive spiraling blast of water at an opponent.

Water Release: Rapid Crasher

  • Name: Suiton: Hahonryū, 水遁・破流, literally "Water Release: Rapid Crasher"
  • Type: Unknown
  • Users: Yamato

This technique creates water that spirals in the user's hand and fires at a highspeed at the enemy. It is used in conjunction with Naruto Uzumaki's Wind Release: Spiraling Sphere to form the Drowning Maelstrom Technique.

Water Release: Syrup Capture Field

  • Name: Suiton: Mizuame Nabara, 水遁・水飴拿原, literally "Water Release: Syrup Capture Field"
  • Type: Unknown
  • Users: Izumo Kamizuki

Using this jutsu, the user can spit a stream of extremely sticky syrup that covers the ground and holds opponents in place. Any ninja capable of walking on water can avoid being stuck in the syrup, but needs to do so before being caught.

Water Release: Water Dragon Blast Technique

  • Name: Suiton: Suiryūdan no Jutsu, 水遁・水龍弾の術, literally "Water Release: Water Dragon Blast Technique", Viz "Water Release: Water Dragon Missile", English TV "Water Style: Water Dragon Jutsu"
  • Type: B-rank, Offensive, All ranges
  • Users: Zabuza Momochi, Kakashi Hatake, Second Hokage, Shibuki, Oki

Using this jutsu, the user creates a huge current of water in the form of a serpentine dragon and directs it towards a target. The water used to create the dragon must be present to perform the technique. This technique requires 44 hand seals to perform, more than five times that of almost every other jutsu shown in the series. In the manga the Second Hokage only needs one hand seal to perform this technique, a testament to his skill.

Water Release: Water Encampment Wall

  • Name: Suiton: Suijinheki, 水遁・水陣壁, literally "Water Release: Water Encampment Wall", English TV "Water Style: Water Wall Jutsu"
  • Type: B-rank, Defensive, Short range (0-5m)
  • Users: Second Hokage, Kakashi Hatake

This jutsu creates a water barrier to protect the user from any offensive attacks. Both the Second Hokage and Kakashi Hatake were able to perform this without a water source by spitting the water from their mouths.

Water Release: Water Fang Bullet

  • Name: Suiton: Suigadan, 水遁・水牙弾, literally "Water Release: Water Fang Bullet"
  • Type: B-rank, Offensive, Short range (0-5m)
  • Users: Itachi Uchiha

This jutsu creates a circle of crushing water spikes around the opponent.

Water Release: Water Shark Missile Technique

  • Name: Suiton: Suikōdan no Jutsu, 水遁・水鮫弾の術, literally "Water Release: Water Shark Missile Technique", English TV "Water Style: Water Shark Bomb Jutsu"
  • Type: B-rank, Offensive, Short to mid-range (0-10m)
  • Users: Kisame Hoshigaki, Kakashi Hatake

This jutsu utilizes water to attack the enemy with a powerful water burst in the form of a shark.

Water Release: Waterfall Basin Technique

  • Name: Suiton: Takitsubo no Jutsu, 水遁・滝壺の術, literally "Water Release: Waterfall Basin Technique"
  • Type: Unknown
  • Users: Yamato

Yamato uses this technique along with Earth Release: Earth Flow Rampart to demonstrate elemental chakra types to Naruto, creating a waterfall as an example.

White Secret Technique: Ten Puppet Collection of Chikamatsu

  • Name: Shiro Higi: Jikki Chikamatsu no Shū, 白秘技・十機近松の集, literally "White Secret Technique: Ten Puppet Collection of Chikamatsu"
  • Type: Unknown
  • Users: Chiyo

This jutsu summons the ten masterpiece puppets of the first puppet user, Monzaemon. Chiyo once used it to defeat an entire castle. The puppets were designed as a set, with several special features that combine one or more puppets to create devastating combos.

  • One: Extremely strong
  • Two: Extremely tough body
  • Three: Chakra-sealing orb in mouth which prevents opponent from using chakra
  • Four : Forms the top portion of the Three Buddhist Treasures Vacuum Destruction technique with Six and Eight, bears the mark of "Buddha" in its mouth
  • Five: Chakra blades, works with Nine
  • Six: Forms the lower-left portion of the Three Buddhist Treasures Vacuum Destruction technique with Four and Eight, bears the mark of "Acts" in its mouth
  • Seven: Large head-cleaving swords
  • Eight: Forms the lower right portion of the Three Buddhist Treasures Vacuum Destruction technique with Four and Six, bears the mark of "Priest" in its mouth
  • Nine: Works with Five, can extend its right hand on a chain to interlock with Five's left hand, then hurls Five at opponents
  • Ten: Extending cords in skull which are used as piercing weapons

In addition to their combat abilities, the puppets have several features designed to seal chakra, leaving their enemies unable to perform jutsu. Each puppet is controlled by a single chakra string from one of the user's ten fingers.

Wind Release: Drilling Air Bullet

  • Name: Fūton: Renkūdan, 風遁・練空弾, literally "Wind Release: Drilling Air Bullet" English TV "Wind Style: Air Bullet"
  • Type: No rank, Offensive, All ranges
  • Users: Shukaku

Shukaku takes a deep breath, distending his stomach, and punches himself in the gut, shooting a large ball of compressed air and chakra at an opponent, causing an enormous conflagration if it hits. Even opponents as large as Gamabunta are in danger against such an attack. The technique is also able to level trees and rip rocks apart.

Wind Release: Great Breakthrough

  • Name: Fūton: Daitoppa, 風遁・大突破, literally "Wind Release: Great Breakthrough"
  • Type: C-rank, Offensive, Short to mid-range (0-10m)
  • Users: Orochimaru

This jutsu sends out a powerful explosion of wind from the user's location, easily leveling anything in its path. A variation of this technique involves a smaller blast of wind that gets ignited with flame, making it stronger and more damaging to the target.

Wind Release: Infinite Sand Cloud Great Breakthrough

  • Name: Fūton: Mugen Sajin Daitoppa, 風遁・無限砂塵 大突破, literally "Wind Release: Infinite Sand Cloud Great Breakthrough", English "Wind Style: Sandstorm Devastation"
  • Type: No rank, Offensive, Defensive, All ranges
  • Users: Gaara (partly transformed Shukaku form)

The user spews a large amount of sand from their body, devastating both the enemy and a large area around him.

Wind Release: Pressure Damage

  • Name: Fūton: Atsugai, 風遁・圧害, literally "Wind Release: Pressure Damage"
  • Type: Unknown
  • Users: Kakuzu's bird mask

After being released from Kakuzu's back, the bird mask can blow a massive gust of pressurized wind from its mouth, easily leveling anything in its path.

Wind Release: Spiraling Shuriken

  • Name: Fūton: Rasenshuriken, 風遁・螺旋手裏剣, literally "Wind Release: Spiraling Shuriken"
  • Type: Unknown
  • Users: Naruto Uzumaki

A variation on the Wind Release: Spiraling Sphere, this jutsu reshapes the wind chakra used in the technique into a large, four-pointed shuriken. The sphere in the center remains intact. The technique is only half-complete, so it dissipates a few seconds after it is formed. Additionally, despite its shape, it can't be thrown like a shuriken. It has to be used against the opponent at point-blank range to work. If used successfully, however, it traps its victim in a swirling dome of wind chakra that attacks the victim with blades so minuscule that they hit at the cellular level and sever the chakra and nerve channels, making it more like poison. It seems to be a dangerous jutsu for the user, as Naruto's arm suffered a limited amount of cellular damage in addition to multiple breaks; repeated use could render him unable to use chakra altogether. Tsunade has prohibited Naruto from using this jutsu due to these possible consequences. However, Naruto does not seem to be worried about this due to his abnormal resilience.

Wind Release: Spiraling Sphere

  • Name: Fūton: Rasengan, 風遁・螺旋丸, literally "Wind Release: Spiraling Sphere"
  • Type: Unknown
  • Users: Naruto Uzumaki

This jutsu combines Naruto's wind-based chakra with the Spiraling Sphere, maintaining the stability of the previous version while increasing its power by a significant degree. During his training, Naruto was able to create a massive crater in the ground. Unlike the regular Spiraling Sphere, which requires a single clone to help form the sphere, this version requires a second clone to shape the wind-based chakra. Despite the damage it can currently cause, the technique is still only half complete.

See also


  1. First Official Data Book (秘伝・臨の書キャラクターオフィシャルデータBOOK, "Hiden: Rin no Sho Character Official Data Book")
  2. Second Official Data Book (秘伝・闘の書キャラクターオフィシャルデータBOOK, "Hiden: Tō no Sho Character Official Data Book")
  3. Jump's 2nd Great Hero Book's Mini Data Book (秘伝・翔の書オフィシャルキャラクターデータBOOK mini, "Hiden: Shō no Sho Official Character Data Book mini")
  4. Naruto manga chapters and anime episodes