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Tenpenchii [1]
  • The technique in effect.
  • The culmination of the attack.
Kanji 天変地異
Rōmaji Tenpenchii
Literal English Natural Disaster Befalling Heaven and Earth
Viz print media Cataclysm
Manga Volume #66, Chapter #628
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #371
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game
Classification Ninjutsu
Class Offensive
Range All ranges
Derived jutsu

By interfering with the natural energy using its immeasurable amount of chakra, the Ten-Tails is able to simultaneously create a variety of natural disasters that devastate the surrounding area, with itself acting as their epicentre. The phenomena involved in this technique include: earthquakes, floods, thunderstorms, and tornadoes. These concurrent events result in a blast akin to a nuclear explosion, even forming a vast mushroom cloud.[2]


Tenpenchii (天変地異) is a Japanese four-character idiom, comprised of two shorter words referring to natural disasters affecting the sky, tenpen (天変), and natural disasters affecting the earth, chii (地異). The idiom is often translated simply as "cataclysm".


  • The Demonic Statue of the Outer Path is shown producing individual disasters from its body: a lightning strike and a shockwave. In the manga, the shockwave resembles flames.[3]
  • In a flashback during chapter 670, Kaguya Ōtsutsuki is shown seemingly casting a lightning storm on the landscape, similar to the Tenpenchii.


  1. Fourth Databook, page 273
  2. Chapter 629, pages 1-3
  3. Chapter 537
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