Jutsu Jutsu (術; Literally meaning "skills/techniques") are the mystical arts a ninja will utilize in battle. To use a jutsu, the ninja will need to use their chakra. To perform a jutsu, the ninja will bring out and release the two energies of chakra. By forming hand seals, the ninja is able to manifest the desired jutsu. Because of the extensive number of hand seals and different combinations, there are thousands of potential jutsu to be discovered. Shinobi can use a variety of jutsu, techniques often based on the utilization of chakra. This allows shinobi to perform extraordinary things. Jutsu are separated into three groups, ninjutsu, genjutsu, and taijutsu. Ninjutsu implies perform a supernatural or beyond normal ability, the most common of which is the elemental jutsu. These are created by the user transforming their chakra into a specific nature or 'release'. The chakra types are Lightning, Earth, Fire, Wind, and Water. Other sub-types of chakra natures such as Wood Release and Ice Release also exist, created by combining two of the basic five releases. Taijutsu implies physical body techniques, which may or may not require chakra. Genjutsu manipulates the chakra in an enemy's mind and disrupts their chakra flow. Their senses get fooled which creates illusions, things that the foe believes to be real that are in fact fake. Genjutsu is the least-used of the three groups, possibly due to the difficulty required in performing the technique.
Tools Ninja tools are used as alternatives to jutsu. They can include weapons, accessories, and even clothing. A standard shinobi will have a pouch equipped with many such tools, and nearly every ninja is equipped with at least a shuriken holster. Most also possess and wear a Forehead Protector with the symbol of the village they derive from, though the ninja does not necessarily have to wear it over their forehead. Pokemon that are used by shinobi are also classified as tools.
- List of Shinobi
- List of Jutsu
- List of Ninja Tools