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== Abilities ==
 
== Abilities ==
At the start of the series, Sakura's overall abilities as a ninja were considerably less than those of her team-mates; Sasuke and Naruto, with her greatest strength being her intelligence. After two-and-a-half years of training with [[Tsunade]] however, Sakura's abilities greatly increased to the point that she could hold her own against powerful enemies such as [[Sasori]]. Her skills in other areas have also increased, such as being able to locate Kakashi during the second bell test<ref name="ch246">''Naruto'' chapter 246, pages 10-12</ref> — something Naruto could not do — as well as tricking Sai, Kiba, and Lee into fighting each other so that she put them all to [[Smoke Bomb|sleep]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 482, page 6</ref> She could also easily defeat the [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnated]] [[Hayate Gekkō]] with a single punch.<ref>''Naruto'' episode 290</ref> Along with physical abilities, Sakura has also inherited her master's resilience and contempt for losing. This was best displayed after she had been surrounded by a cloud of [[poison]], and used an [[explosive tag]] to dispel the cloud of smoke without sustaining much damage herself.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 267, pages 15-16</ref> By the Fourth Shinobi World War, she believes herself to have caught up to Naruto's and Sasuke's abilities.<ref name="chapt632"/>
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At the start of the series, Sakura's overall abilities as a ninja were considerably less than those of her team-mates; Sasuke and Naruto, with her greatest strength being her intelligence. After two-and-a-half years of training with [[Tsunade]] however, Sakura's abilities greatly increased to the point that she could hold her own against powerful enemies such as [[Sasori]]. Her skills in other areas have also increased, such as being able to locate Kakashi during the second bell test<ref name="ch246">''Naruto'' chapter 246, pages 10-12</ref> — something Naruto could not do — as well as tricking Sai, Kiba, and Lee into fighting each other so that she put them all to [[Smoke Bomb|sleep]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 482, page 6</ref> Along with physical abilities, Sakura has also inherited her master's resilience and contempt for losing. This was best displayed after she had been surrounded by a cloud of [[poison]], and used an [[explosive tag]] to dispel the cloud of smoke without sustaining much damage herself.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 267, pages 15-16</ref> By the Fourth Shinobi World War, she believes herself to have caught up to Naruto's and Sasuke's abilities.<ref name="chapt632"/>
   
 
Due to her excellent chakra control, Sakura has been noted to have a natural aptitude for [[genjutsu]], though thus far she has only been seen dispelling genjutsu.<ref name="chpt116">''Naruto'' chapter 116, page 17</ref><ref name="ch246"/> In the anime, before the Chūnin Exams, a disguised Iruka conducted a test on her, trying to trick her into not participating in the exams, by using genjutsu, which she recognised in an instant, noting Sasuke would never ask her out, playing along to find out who cast the genjutsu.<ref>''Naruto'' episode 21</ref> She was amongst the few skilled shinobi who successfully detected, and dispelled Kabuto's [[Temple of Nirvana Technique|sleep-inducing genjutsu]] and helped Naruto out of it.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 114, page 16</ref><ref name="chpt116"/> She was also able to decipher at the start of the [[Chūnin Exams]] that they were trapped in a [[Demonic Illusion: False Surroundings Technique|surrounding-altering]] genjutsu.<ref name="c36p12">''Naruto'' chapter 36, page 12</ref>
 
Due to her excellent chakra control, Sakura has been noted to have a natural aptitude for [[genjutsu]], though thus far she has only been seen dispelling genjutsu.<ref name="chpt116">''Naruto'' chapter 116, page 17</ref><ref name="ch246"/> In the anime, before the Chūnin Exams, a disguised Iruka conducted a test on her, trying to trick her into not participating in the exams, by using genjutsu, which she recognised in an instant, noting Sasuke would never ask her out, playing along to find out who cast the genjutsu.<ref>''Naruto'' episode 21</ref> She was amongst the few skilled shinobi who successfully detected, and dispelled Kabuto's [[Temple of Nirvana Technique|sleep-inducing genjutsu]] and helped Naruto out of it.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 114, page 16</ref><ref name="chpt116"/> She was also able to decipher at the start of the [[Chūnin Exams]] that they were trapped in a [[Demonic Illusion: False Surroundings Technique|surrounding-altering]] genjutsu.<ref name="c36p12">''Naruto'' chapter 36, page 12</ref>

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