|Literal English||Sand Clone|
|English TV||Sand Clone Jutsu|
|Anime||Naruto Episode #66|
|Game||Naruto: Ultimate Ninja|
|Appears in||Game, Anime, Manga only|
|Classification||Ninjutsu, Clone Techniques|
This technique is used to create clones in the shape of himself or others using sand as a medium. The clone's form can be changed instantly into sand, and the enemy's body can be trapped. Its many applications with long-range attacks can have it act as a lure and a decoy,or as a fighting partner as it is capable of performing several sand techniques itself. Due to the properties of the sand, Gaara was able to use it as a trap, hiding Gold Dust inside of it. This is where it draws the line with other clones.