The Twenty Platoons (二十小隊, Nijū Shōtai, English TV: Squad of 20) are a task force created by the Fifth Hokage consisting of twenty four-man teams. Their mission is to scour the Land of Fire in search of members of Akatsuki. The Akatsuki members are to be captured alive, but if that is not possible they are to be eliminated.
Only two of the twenty teams have been seen in the manga, those being Asuma's platoon and Raidō's platoon. However, in the anime, it revealed three more teams.