|Wandering Ninja (Watari Ninja)|
|Appears in||Anime only|
This group had for a long time wandered from place to place to seek out techniques to copy. At some point, Hōki decided that his clan needed some place to settle. To that end he went to the Land of Birds disguised as "Mōsō", became chief adviser to the land's daimyō, Ōwashi, and eventually assassinated Ōwashi.
The new daimyō, Sagi (who was later revealed to really be Sagi's twin sister, Toki), took the guise of the Cursed Warrior in order to avenge her father. Mōsō sent his assistant and the daimyō's childhood friend Chishima to Konoha for help, a task Neji Hyūga, Naruto Uzumaki, and Tenten are assigned to. After the team of Konoha ninja figured out that the real threat was the Watari ninja, the members Hokushin and Nagare proceed to follow and attack the foreign ninjas. They were both defeated by Kakashi Hatake, who had come to assist the Konoha ninja. Naruto defeated Hōki with Naruto Uzumaki Combo. Hōki was then handed over to Toki, and Naruto requested that he be forced to repent for what he had done.
Despite having "copied" many techniques, many of the clan's techniques were just weaker copies of the actual technique. For example, Hōki's "Summoning Technique" was activated by a projector. Also, he used strings to make it appear that the enemy was caught in the Nara clan's Shadow Imitation Technique. In fact, Hokushin was effortlessly defeated by Kakashi.