Editing: Shadow Clone Technique Back to page http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb1/messaging/images/f/f1/Greenbutton.png [http://naruto.wikia.com/wiki/Special:Signup?returnto=Shadow_Clone_Technique CLICK HERE TO LOG IN OR CREATE AN ACCOUNT] http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb1/messaging/images/f/f1/Greenbutton.png References: Image: Naruto shadow clones.jpg Kanji: Unnamed Rōmaji: Literal english: English tv: Viz manga: Game names: Other names: Parent jutsu: Related jutsu: info.pngThese are jutsus that are not developed from or developed into this jutsu. Rank: info.pngAll ranks come from the author of the series in the official databooks. EDCBAS Classification: Jutsu types: Type: Offensive Defensive Supplementary Range: Short Mid Long (Short, 0-5m; Mid, 5-10m; Long, 10m+) Users: Team: Hand signs Debut (manga; chapter #): Debut (anime; episode #): Shippūden Debut Game: Debut Movie: Anime OVA In Media: Anime Manga Game Movie Article Text Similar to the [[Clone Technique]], this technique creates clones of the user. However, these clones are actual copies, not illusions. The user's [[chakra]] is evenly distributed among every clone, giving each clone an equal fraction of the user's overall power. The clones are capable of performing techniques on their own and can even bleed, but will usually disperse after one or two solid blows, though even then it may not be enough, as evident when during the Fourth Shinobi World War a few more notable clones of Naruto took heavy hits but didn't disperse. The clones can also disperse on their own. The clones will be created in roughly the same condition as the original. However, while in [[Tailed Beast Mode]], [[Naruto]] is able to create clones of himself in his regular form.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 571, page 2</ref> Shadow clones can't be distinguished from the actual person even by the [[Byakugan]] because the clones have the exact same amount of chakra and aren't made from any other substance.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 100, page 5</ref> == Uses == A characteristic that is unique to the Shadow Clone Technique is that any experience the clones gain during their existence is transferred to the user once they are dispersed. This makes the technique ideal for spying, since the user can simply send a clone to spy on a target, then have the clone disperse itself without returning to pass the information back to the user.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 315, pages 3-7</ref> It's also useful for training purposes, since the total amount of experience the user gains is multiplied by the total number of clones being used to train. For example, if a user creates one shadow clone and trains together with this clone for one hour, then dispels the clone, the user gains two hours of training in one hour by adding the hours of clone and the user together. This particular feature is not revealed until Part II by [[Kakashi Hatake]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 315, pages 8-9</ref> When done with several hundred, like Naruto does, training that could take weeks or months can be completed in a few hours.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 319, page 7</ref> While the technique can be extremely beneficial, attempting to use multiple clones for training purposes can be mentally harmful to the user, as not only is all the experience collected by the user, but so is all the mental stress from training each clone.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 318, page 4</ref> Naruto also uses shadow clones in order to counter the limit of [[Sage Mode]], the need to stay still on a battlefield to gather more senjutsu chakra, as well as the inability of the [[Two Great Sage Toads]] to [[Sage Art: Amphibian Technique|merge]] with him due to the presence of the [[Nine-Tailed Demon Fox]] inside him.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 425, pages 5-7</ref> By infusing his shadow clones with senjutsu chakra and leaving them at [[Mount Myōboku]], Naruto can [[Reverse Summoning Technique|recall]] them to him on the battlefield and dispel the technique causing the chakra they have stored up to return to the original body.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 433, pages 6-8</ref> == Disadvantages == Because of the manner in which the clones are created, the user must divide their chakra among the clones, potentially using up all their chakra fairly quickly if the user is low on chakra or makes too many clones. This is especially problematic when the forbidden form of the technique, [[Multiple Shadow Clone Technique]], is used; whereas the normal version will only create a few clones, the Multiple Shadow Clone Technique can create hundreds. Naruto is able to use this technique to the extremes that he does because of the [[Nine-Tailed Demon Fox]] sealed within him, which gives him an abnormally high chakra level. Even without Kurama's chakra, Naruto can make quite a few clones, but nowhere near on the level he can when he has access to the Nine-Tails' chakra. The clones, however, are apparently more susceptible to the Nine-Tails' influence and can begin to transform unexpectedly.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 322, pages 9-10</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 329, page 1</ref> It should also be noted that while Naruto in his two-tails form in his fight with [[Deidara]], the other clones seemed to be choking and dying as if Kurama's chakra was killing them.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 277, page 9</ref><ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 30</ref> If Naruto creates any clones while in his [[Naruto Uzumaki's Jinchūriki Forms#Nine-Tails Chakra Mode|Nine-Tails Chakra Mode]], Kurama could absorb a portion of his chakra per clone, making it very easy for Naruto to die.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 519, pages 10-11</ref> However, due to Naruto and Kurama's recently developed friendship, this weakness is no longer an issue. == Trivia == * Twice in the anime, Naruto produced shadow clones using the tiger seal.<ref>''Naruto'' episode 156</ref> * In the anime episode ''[[Brothers: Distance Among the Uchiha]]'', [[Sasuke Uchiha]] claims that the [[Sharingan]] can distinguish clones from the original. This contradicts the manga and other anime episodes.<ref>''Naruto'' episode 129</ref> * An ostrich named [[Condor]] appears in the anime using this technique, but in reality it was just other ostriches.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 185</ref> == References == <references/> [[es:Jutsu: Clon de Sombra]] Summary: Minor edit Follow this page Cancel Retrieved from "http://naruto.wikia.com/wiki/Shadow_Clone_Technique"