|Anime||Naruto Episode #164|
Nagare is a very cautious individual, preferring to hide in safety and watch his opponents in combat.
Nagare is a competent shinobi, being able, despite ultimately being defeated, to hold the upper hand over opponents such as Kakashi Hatake for a brief period of time. In this instance he also showed a high level of endurance, taking a Lightning Cutter to the chest and surviving. Nagare also seems proficient in the use of a tantō.
Nagare created the Assimilate All Creation Technique, in which he is able to absorb the properties of any nearby object and manipulate it through his will alone.
As seen with fight against Kakashi, Nagare took on the properties of stone. Not only was he able to manipulate the stone around him, but was able to turn into stone himself while producing large quantities from it. Also, by taking on the properties of stone, he was able to use the Assimilation: Rock Blizzard to use stones as projectiles, and the Assimilation: Rock Tank to expand using stone and crush the opponent while rolling with great force. He could also control rock powder similarly to Gaara's sand, engulfing the opponent with rock powder by using Assimilation: Sand Binding Coffin and crushing them with Assimilation: Sand Waterfall Funeral.
Land of Birds Arc
He eventually fought against Kakashi Hatake. Kakashi, knowing Nagare's weakness, faces him. By using his Sharingan, Kakashi was able to see Nagare's chakra emanating from a rock, the location of his real body, and uses Lightning Cutter to destroy it. After a fierce battle, he is defeated, but not killed by Kakashi.
- "Nagare" (流) means "flow".