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Sand Clone
Kanji 砂分身
Rōmaji Suna Bunshin
English anime Sand Clone Jutsu
Manga Volume #13, Naruto Chapter #111
Anime Naruto Episode #66
Game Naruto: Ultimate Ninja
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game
Classification Ninjutsu, Clone Techniques
Class Supplementary
Derived jutsu

Using sand as a medium, the user creates a clone of themselves or others.[2] The clone's form can be changed instantly into sand to capture an enemy. Unlike other clones, it does not dissolve or vanish when hit, but can reform itself. Its many applications with long-range attacks can have it act as a lure and a decoy. Due to the properties of the sand, Gaara was able to use it to hide Gold Dust inside of it.[3]


  • In the anime, Sasori used a sand clone as a replacement, although it dissolved after being hit.[4]

See Also


  1. Rin no Sho, page 204
  2. Naruto chapter 556, page 10
  3. Naruto chapter 557, page 17
  4. Naruto: Shippūden episode 8