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Chakra Suppression Technique

Karin suppressing her chakra.

Manga Volume #49, Naruto Chapter #461
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #202
Novel Shikamaru Hiden: A Cloud Drifting in Silent Darkness
Appears in Anime, Manga, Novel
Classification Ninjutsu
Class Supplementary
Range All ranges
Derived jutsu

This technique allows the user to suppress their or their allies' chakra to the point that it becomes completely undetectable. This makes it impossible for sensor type shinobi to track them via chakra. As noted by Shikamaru Nara, this technique is very useful in allowing one to infiltrate an enemy's ranks. However, due to having one's chakra suppressed, they will be unable to use ninjutsu or genjutsu.