Ultimately Hard Absolute Defence: Shield of Shukaku

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Ultimately Hard Absolute Defence: Shield of Shukaku [1]
Shukaku Ultimate Defence
Kanji 最硬絶対防御・守鶴の盾
Rōmaji Saikō Zettai Bōgyo: Shukaku no Tate
Literal English Ultimately Hard Absolute Defence: Shield of Shukaku
English anime Ultimate Defence: Shukaku's Shield
Manga Volume #24, Chapter #216
Anime Naruto Episode #127
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game
Classification Ninjutsu
Class Defensive
Range Short-range

This defensive technique is used by Gaara to create a toy-like replica of Shukaku wearing a wide-brimmed rural hat, that is roughly thrice the size of Gaara. Because the replica is formed under extreme pressure and is built of the strongest minerals which Gaara could derive from the earth, it is virtually indestructible, having yet to be penetrated by any force. As the name implies, this is Gaara's strongest defence.


  • In the anime, the Shield of Shukaku has an attack variant called the Ultimately Hard Absolute Attack: Spear of Shukaku.
  • In the anime, when Gaara uses this technique, the sand gains sparkles of gold, comparable to that of his father's Gold Dust. This may be to emphasise on the extreme hardness of the mineral-pact sand.

See Also


  1. Second Databook, page 225

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