They are husband and wife and often call each other "Ma" and "Pa". If one needs to enter Sage Mode, they can be summoned and fused onto the summoners shoulders, to channel the natural energy while the summoner is in combat. Both great sage toads are extremely proficient in the use of elemental techniques that require the nature manipulation of wind, fire and water. In addition, they are equally adept in the use of natural energy to augment their abilities. They are also able to use high level sound-based genjutsu techniques that involve the use of sound waves to confuse, paralyse or immobilise the enemy.