|Hokage Guard Platoon|
|Manga||Volume #59, Naruto Chapter #562|
|Anime||Naruto Shippūden Episode #323|
|Game||Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3|
|Appears in||Anime, Manga, Game|
This guard platoon (護衛小隊, goei shōtai) is a group of Konohagakure shinobi dedicated towards the protection of the Hokage. The group has served as elite bodyguards for the Fourth Hokage, who in his reign, taught them how to use the Flying Thunder Formation Technique, a minor version of the Flying Thunder God Technique, but unlike that technique, required the cooperation of all three members of the team to perform it.
The group also served as elite bodyguards for the Fifth Hokage as well, who they marked with a seal for the Flying Thunder Formation Technique, most likely to teleport to her aid at any given time.