|Lightning Release: Shadow Clone Technique|
|Rōmaji||Raiton: Kage Bunshin no Jutsu|
|Viz print media||Lightning Style Shadow Doppelganger|
|English anime||Lightning Style: Shadow Clone Jutsu|
|Manga||Volume #45, Naruto Chapter #422|
|Anime||Naruto Shippūden Episode #159|
|Novel||Sakura Hiden: Thoughts of Love, Riding Upon a Spring Breeze|
|Appears in||Anime, Manga, Novel|
|Classification||Ninjutsu, Clone Techniques|
This technique allows the user to make a shadow clone infused with lightning. Because it is a shadow clone, it is able to perform techniques and interact with the environment due to it having physical substance; and also evenly distributes the user's chakra to each clone. If the clone is injured, it will revert to its natural lightning-state, at the same time electrocuting whatever it is touching.
Unlike a regular shadow clone, it does not send chakra back to the user upon reverting to lightning.
- ↑ Fourth Databook, page 304