Shinobi Gauntlet [1]
Kote 2
Kanji 忍小手
Rōmaji Shinobigote
Literal English Shinobi Gauntlet
English games Scientific Ninja Tool
Alternative names Gauntlet (小手, Kote)
Manga Volume #1, Boruto Chapter #1
Novel Boruto: Naruto the Movie
Movie Boruto: Naruto the Movie
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4
Appears in Anime, Manga, Novel, Game, Movie

The Shinobi Gauntlet (忍小手, Shinobigote), often abbreviated as Gauntlet (小手, Kote), is a scientific ninja tool developed by Katasuke of Konohagakure's Scientific Ninja Weapons Team.


As its name suggests, this tool is worn on the forearm. The user initiates one of their techniques before sealing them into a Scroll Cartridge. The Scroll Cartridge then shrinks down to the size of a bullet and is loaded into the Shinobi Gauntlet. Afterwards, they can release the Scroll Cartridge and use the sealed technique. To use some elemental technique, the user apparently needs to form the corresponding seal first. Because using it doesn't require chakra, the user can gain an advantage in battle by releasing normally chakra-taxing techniques while saving their chakra or continuing to use techniques when low on chakra, thereby keeping the user rested and less-likely to endure exhaustion; it can even be used by a non-ninja person. The wielder is also granted the ability to use techniques that would otherwise be impossible to use, such as hiden and elemental kekkei genkai techniques like Ice, Lava, and Wood Release.[2] The Gauntlet can affect unsealed techniques, allowing it to launch handheld techniques as a projectile.

Sealed Techniques



The five one-handed elemental seals.

  • Masashi Kishimoto stated that he had thought of making a tool like this before Naruto even began, but couldn't find the right time to introduce it in the manga.[3]
  • When Konohamaru Sarutobi sealed his Rasengan into a green scroll, the kanji for "wind" (, ) appeared on the scroll. Afterwards, he also used the Wind Release hand seal when he launched the Rasengan.
    • When Boruto fought Shikadai in the Chūnin Exams, he formed the Earth Release hand seal to release the scrolls that contained the shadow clones.
  • This tool was banned in the jointly sponsored Five Great Shinobi Countries Chūnin Exams by the Seventh Hokage because it was considered an unfair advantage. Additionally, the exams were a test for nurturing young shinobi into better ones, while the gauntlet did the opposite.


  1. Zai no Sho, page 38
  2. Boruto: Naruto the Movie novel
  3. Zai no Sho, page 54