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Water Clone Technique
Kanji 水分身の術
Rōmaji Mizu Bunshin no Jutsu
Viz print media Art of the Water Doppelganger
English anime Water Clone Jutsu
Manga Volume #2, Naruto Chapter #12
Anime Naruto Episode #7
Novel Naruto: Mission: Protect The Waterfall Village! (novel)
Game Naruto: Konoha Ninpōchō
OVA Naruto: The Cross Roads
Appears in Anime, Manga, Novel, Game
Classification Ninjutsu, Clone Techniques
Rank C-rank
Class Supplementary
Hand seals Tiger
Derived jutsu

The Water Clone Technique uses water as a medium to create clones of the user. Like shadow clones, these clones have displayed the ability to perform techniques. Unlike shadow clones, however, water clones only possess one-tenth of the user's power.[2] Perhaps uniquely, these clones can also be used as the source for another technique; after creating the clones, Kisame for example, then used them to perform the Water Prison Technique.[3] When these clones are struck with a sufficient amount of damage, they will revert to their water form.


  • Kisame noted that this is a technique which originates from Kirigakure.[4]

See Also


  1. First Databook, page 224
  2. Naruto chapter 23, page 2
  3. Naruto chapter 257, page 16
  4. Naruto chapter 142, page 10