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Tailed Beast Ball
|Literal English||Tailed Beast Ball|
|Viz manga||Biju Bomb|
|English TV||Tailed Beast Bomb|
|Games||Menacing Ball (威鞠, Imari), Fake Fox Blast (虚狗砲, Kokuhō; Literally meaning "Hollow Canine Cannon"), Chakra Cannon (チャクラ砲, Chakurahō)|
|Anime||Naruto Shippūden Episode #42|
|Movie||Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie|
|Game||Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja 5|
|OVA||Naruto Shippūden: UNSG anime cutscenes|
|Appears in||Anime, Manga, Game and Movie|
To form the attack, the user must gather both positive black chakra (+の黒チャクラ, purasu no kuro chakura), and negative white chakra (−の白チャクラ, mainasu no shiro chakura), then shape it into a sphere. The black and white chakra needs to be balanced at an 8:2 ratio respectively or it will backfire. The ball can be fired differently, either in sphere form, which can be detonated for a wave explosion or launched to form a dome-shaped blast which flattens and erases everything around it, or as a concentrated beam of energy which gives it explosive penetrative power. A Tailed Beast Ball is incredibly dense, as when Naruto Uzumaki in his four-tailed form created one, the ground around him sunk beneath his weight after he swallowed it. When used in close proximity to other tailed beasts performing the technique, the Tailed Beast Balls can be combined, vastly increasing the attack's destructive power and size. Despite its density, the Tailed Beast Ball is extremely fast when launched, able to cross an entire sea in a few seconds despite its trajectory being altered by Summoning: Quintuple Rashōmon when used by Kurama or when the Ten-Tails uses it on the entire continent in minutes.
The power of the attack is relative to the power of the user. A fully charged Tailed Beast Ball from Gyūki can fill an entire valley with the explosion as well as plough through a multiple layered barrier. Kurama's own Tailed Beast Ball can create an explosion that is far larger than the Hokage Monument and the mountains around it, as well as equal the size and power of a combined ball formed by five other tailed beasts. Individual Tailed Beast Balls from Matatabi, Isobu, Kokuō, Saiken, and Chōmei seem to be on the same level of destructive power since they all easily vaporised large mountains after Naruto deflected them with his speed and strength.
Kurama's proficiency and power with the Tailed Beast Ball allowed it to 'supercharge' it, making one several times its own size, even when Naruto took most of his power away. It is the only tailed beast besides the Ten-Tails who can accomplish this feat on its own, and later taught Naruto this skill to use in his Tailed Beast Mode. When used by the Ten-Tails in its mature form, its Tailed Beast Ball took on a conical shape, and upon impact was able to destroy an entire city some distance away, create massive tidal waves when impacting the ocean, as well as destroy entire mountain ranges and the explosions could be seen from extremely far away. When used by Obito, in his unique jinchūriki form, he summons a tree with many flower-like extensions on them; forming the ball in front of each flower.
The tailed beasts' jinchūriki can also use this ability, though they need to be in their full tailed beast forms. Should the jinchūriki lose control of their tailed beasts, they can perform this technique despite not being fully transformed, as seen when Naruto used it in his Version 2 form. Though in the Version 2 state, the Tailed Beast Ball is substantially weaker than when used by the full beast, as shown by Killer B's and Blue B's usage when the latter was brought back by Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation in the anime  or Naruto's usage when he was in his Version 2 state.
When used by Naruto while in the human form of his Tailed Beast Mode, Naruto holds his hands out to form the ball with or without Kurama being fully manifested. Like Kurama, he can also create a 'supercharged' Tailed Beast Ball as strong as a collaborated one from five Tailed Beasts with ease and swiftness. Even when Kurama is partially manifested, Naruto can create a Tailed Beast Ball the size of Gyūki extremely quickly. After Kurama permits Naruto to use Sage Mode while also in Tailed Beast Mode, Naruto learns to mix natural energy with the Tailed Beast Ball, making it effective against Obito's ninjutsu-nullifying technique as well as making it stronger due to Sage Mode's ninjutsu-enhancing abilities, and its strong enough to break through Obito Uchiha's sphere. Minato can also perform the Tailed Beast Ball while fully transformed.
Utilisation of senjutsu chakra has been shown to drastically improve the Tailed Beast Ball. Naruto first created this in his Tailed Beast Sage Mode in the battle against Obito, and again while using his Six Paths Sage Mode in his clash with Sasuke.
Video Games Variations
- In Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2, Gyūki performs a lightning-element version of this technique.
- In Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations, the character Masked Man's ultimate technique consists of summoning a controlled Nine-Tails, who launches a Tailed Beast Ball against the opponent.
- In Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, Saiken performs a variation of this technique, utilising Utakata's Soap Bubble Ninjutsu.
- According to Gyūki, using this technique feels very much like vomiting.
- Shukaku uses Wind Release: Drilling Air Bullet, a technique of compressed air mixed with chakra from its gut instead of drawing together raw chakra, similar to the Tailed Beast Ball. However, Killer B implied that all tailed beasts can do the Tailed Beast Ball, and Shukaku simply wasn't out long enough to perform the attack when it fought against Naruto and Gamabunta. In Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2, Gaara is able to form Shukaku's head out of the sand, which gathers enough chakra to create the Tailed Beast Ball.
- Minato Namikaze based the Rasengan off of the Tailed Beast Ball. Killer B observes that the process for forming a Rasengan is exactly the same as forming a Tailed Beast Ball. However, the addition of chakra rotation is necessary to control the Ball without being in tailed beast form.
- In the anime, Sora, who has some of Kurama's chakra sealed in him, used a weaker Tailed Beast Ball. However, he was not in control of himself when he used the technique.
- In Naruto Shippūden: Kizuna Drive, a beast known as the Three-Heads is shown using a technique similar to a Tailed Beast Ball. However, it isn't shown forming a chakra ball and only the beam is seen.
- In Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2, Orochimaru is capable of using a Tailed Beast Ball-like attack when using his Eight Branches Technique.
- In a trailer for J-Stars Victory VS, Naruto's Tailed Beast Ball have a yellow and white colour, but in the anime, it is purple and black.
- ↑ Fourth Databook, pages 282-283
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Chapter 519, pages 16-17
- ↑ Chapter 295, pages 4-5
- ↑ Chapter 571, pages 11-12
- ↑ Chapter 621, page 2-8
- ↑ Chapter 613, pages 11-15
- ↑ Chapter 414, pages 6-9
- ↑ Chapter 536, page 8
- ↑ Chapter 502, pages 7-8
- ↑ Chapter 571, page 12
- ↑ Chapter 571, page 3
- ↑ Chapter 499
- ↑ Chapter 630
- ↑ Chapter 613, pages 8-9
- ↑ Chapter 613, pages 10-12
- ↑ Chapter 643, page 7
- ↑ Chapter 519, page 9
- ↑ Naruto: Shippūden episode 318
- ↑ Chapter 295, pages 6-11
- ↑ Chapter 571, page 13
- ↑ Chapter 598, page 10
- ↑ Chapter 572, page 1-3
- ↑ Chapter 598, page 12
- ↑ Chapter 645, page 12
- ↑ Chapter 649, pages 4-5
- ↑ Chapter 645, page 12
- ↑ Chapter 643, page 7
- ↑ Chapter 645, page 10
- ↑ Chapter 695, page 13
- ↑ Chapter 519, page 12
- ↑ Naruto: Shippūden episode 71