This is the article on the technique. For the chapter, head to The Tailed Beast Ball.
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Tailed Beast Balls
Kanji 尾獣玉
Rōmaji Bijūdama
Viz print media Biju Bomb
English anime Tailed Beast Bomb
English games Menacing Ball (威鞠, Imari), Fake Fox Blast (虚狗砲, Kokuhō, Literally meaning: Hollow Canine Cannon), Chakra Cannon (チャクラ砲, Chakurahō)
Manga Volume #33, Naruto Chapter #295
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #42
Novel Sakura Hiden: Thoughts of Love, Riding Upon a Spring Breeze
Movie Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja 5
OVA Naruto Shippūden: UNSG anime cutscenes
Appears in Anime, Manga, Novel, Game, Movie
Classification Ninjutsu
Rank S-rank
Class Offensive
Range All ranges
Other jutsu
Derived jutsu
Related jutsu
  • (Game only)
  • Han (Game only)

The Tailed Beast Ball is the ultimate technique of a tailed beast, which can also be used by a jinchūriki while transformed.


Bijudama 1

The gathering of positive and negative chakra.

Tailed Beast Balls are made from an 8:2 ratio of positive black chakra (+の黒チャクラ, purasu no kuro chakura) and negative white chakra (−の白チャクラ, mainasu no shiro chakura).[2] Users must gather and balance this chakra in their mouths, shape it into a sphere (or a conical shape in the case of the Ten-Tails), and then fire it at their target; Gyūki likens this to vomiting.[3] Most users fire their Tailed Beast Balls as-is, while others may consume the ball and fire it from their mouth as a beam. Gyūki is even shown doing something in between, not consuming its Tailed Beast Ball yet still firing it out in a wave.[4] There is no limit to how much chakra can be put into a Tailed Beast Ball so long as the 8:2 ratio is maintained: Kurama has shown to be able to create a Tailed Beast Ball many times bigger than itself when using a significant amount of chakra.[5] Tailed Beasts can also combine their Tailed Beast Balls to form it into a very large one.[6]

Tailed Beast Balls are incredibly dense, such that, when a version 2 Naruto Uzumaki consumes one, he starts sinking into the ground due to the increased weight.[7] Despite how heavy they are, they move at an incredible rate once fired. When used by the Ten-Tails, the Tailed Beast Ball was able to cross several miles in only a few seconds.[8] Tailed Beast Balls are very destructive, creating explosions that are visible from far away and that vaporise almost everything in the blast area.[9] The extent of the damage is dependent upon how the ball is fired and how much chakra it has, but its "standard" size is enough to destroy mountains.[10] Tailed Beast Balls are comparatively weaker if a jinchūriki uses one without entering their Tailed Beast Mode, yet it is still enough to represent a serious threat to people and infrastructures.[11]

Some jinchūriki are shown using Tailed Beast Balls in atypical ways. As the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki, Obito Uchiha is able to form multiple Tailed Beast Balls at once via a tree he creates, each of which can fire in a different direction.[12] Naruto, when using his Nine-Tails Chakra Mode, can form a Tailed Beast Ball with his hands, similar to how he makes the Rasengan.[13] He can also add natural energy to his Tailed Beast Balls, making them more powerful,[14] while also allowing them to be used against Truth-Seeking Balls.[15] In the anime, Sora uses an entirely white Tailed Beast Ball while transformed under the influence of the Nine-Tails' chakra.[16]

Firing Methods

Video Games Variations


  • Minato Namikaze based the Rasengan off of the Tailed Beast Ball. Killer B observes that the process for forming a Rasengan is exactly the same as forming a Tailed Beast Ball, with its chakra rotation acting as a substitute for the tailed beast form.[2]
  • In the manga, the Tailed Beast Ball is formed from positive black chakra and negative white chakra, and the completed ball is black.[17] In the anime, it is formed from positive blue chakra and negative red chakra, and the completed ball is purple.[18] In some instances, it is depicted taking on a red colour upon being fired.[19]
    • In J-Stars Victory VS, Naruto's Tailed Beast Ball uses the manga's colour scheme, but glows yellow upon being fired.
  • Shukaku and Son Gokū are the only tailed beasts not seen using a Tailed Beast Ball in the manga. However, they do so in an anime-only dream world created by the Infinite Tsukuyomi.[20]
  • In Ultimate Ninja Storm 2, Orochimaru is capable of using a similar attack when using his Eight Branches Technique.
  • In the anime, one of the Infinite Tsukuyomi's dream worlds depicts the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path using this technique.[20]

See Also


  1. Fourth Databook, pages 282-283
  2. 2.0 2.1 Naruto chapter 519, pages 16-17
  3. Naruto chapter 519, page 12
  4. Naruto chapter 414, pages 6-9
  5. Naruto chapter 499, page 13
  6. Naruto chapter 571, pages 11-12
  7. Naruto chapter 295, pages 4-5
  8. Naruto chapter 613, pages 11-15
  9. Naruto chapter 613, pages 8-12
  10. Naruto chapter 571, page 3
  11. Naruto chapter 438, pages 7-9
  12. Naruto chapter 643, page 7
  13. Naruto chapter 598, page 10
  14. Naruto chapter 695, page 13
  15. Naruto chapter 645, page 12
  16. Naruto: Shippūden episode 71
  17. Volume 55 cover
  18. Naruto: Shippūden episode 264
  19. Naruto: Shippūden episode 329
  20. 20.0 20.1 Naruto: Shippūden episode 430