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Hydrification Technique
Kanji 水化の術
Rōmaji Suika no Jutsu
English anime Liquefy Jutsu
English games Water Transformation Jutsu
Alternative names Flesh Transformation Ability (肉体変化の能力, Nikutai Henka no Nōryoku)
Manga Volume #38, Naruto Chapter #346
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #115
Novel Sasuke Shinden: Book of Sunrise
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3
Appears in Anime, Manga, Novel, Game
Classification Hōzuki Symbol Hiden, Ninjutsu
Class Supplementary
Other jutsu
Derived jutsu
Related jutsu
Body Fluid Shedding Technique

The Hydrification Technique is a protean, whole-body technique whereby the user can liquefy their body at will. It is the signature technique of the Hōzuki clan.


This technique makes it impossible to receive damage from physical attacks. From a single hair, to the skin and muscles, everything can be liquefied and solidified at will. Be it to evade an enemy's attack during a short range battle, to infiltrate a structure, or to launch a surprise attack in a liquefied state, this technique boasts a high strategic value. Applying this technique, the user can also modify their body parts for suitable situations or even use the liquid as projectiles.


Hydrification Technique Jelly State

Suigetsu's jelly-like state while unconscious.

Boasting high strategic value, a way to contain a user of this technique is to lock them up in an airtight container so they cannot move about.[2] When the user passes out, they turn into a jelly-like state.[3] Since this technique turns the body into water, the Hōzuki are extremely vulnerable to Lightning Release techniques, as noted by Suigetsu when he was pinned down by Darui's sword, which was imbued with lightning.[4]


  • This technique's name is intended to be a pun. "Suika" (水化) is the Japanese term for "hydration", but separately, the kanji mean "water" () and "to become" () respectively, translating to something more similar to "hydrification" ("to become water"). This explains the effect of this technique more precisely.
  • Gengetsu Hōzuki uses a mixture of both oil and water which was able to seep into Gaara's sand and nullify it.[5][6] It is unknown whether the water used by other clan members share the same, or similar properties.
  • Kabuto Yakushi was able to use his research on Suigetsu to develop a similar technique, which uses his body fluids instead of actually transforming his body into water.[7]

See Also


  1. Third Databook, page 270
  2. Naruto chapter 246, page 15
  3. Naruto chapter 414, page 15
  4. Naruto chapter 463, page 10
  5. Naruto chapter 556, page 2
  6. Naruto chapter 557, page 2
  7. Naruto chapter 579, page 11