The Ōtsutsuki Clan from Naruto are not people you’d want to mess with. These guys are not only scary, they’re also mighty powerful, as evidenced by their matriarch, Kaguya Ōtsutsuki. It is Kaguya Ōtsutsuki who is going to be the focus of this article, as we compare her powers with those of one of her family members, Momoshiki Ōtsutsuki. Both of them belong to the Ōtsutsuki, although they’re not from the same branch of the family. In this article, we are going to explain who would win in a battle between them and why.
Both Kaguya and Momoshiki have proven themselves to be enormously powerful, but Kaguya is by all probability the stronger one. While Momoshiki was able to demonstrate amazing feats, the sheer power that Kaguya had with her, her ability to wipe out the whole Team 7 at once, and her amazing chakra reserves point to her being the stronger of the two Ōtsutsuki Clan members.
The rest of this article will further elaborate on the above-given answer, as we are going to compare Kaguya and Momoshiki Ōtsutsuki in more detail. Through several categories, you are going to see who the stronger of the two is and why our answer is like it is, i.e., why Kaguya would ultimately be able to defeat Momoshiki in a direct fight.
Chakra and physical powers
After eating the fruit of the Divine Tree, Kaguya gained unparalleled chakra reserves and strength, referred to by Naruto and Sasuke as superior to Madara’s, as Jūbi’s Jinchūriki. In the anime, a simple release of his chakra could create massive shockwaves capable of subduing Hamura. Being the first person to wield chakra, she can absorb any techniques she encounters.
When coming into physical contact with an enemy, Kaguya is able to use the Temporary Paralysis Technique combined with Chakra Absorption Techniques. Through her connection to the Divine Tree, she becomes stronger by recovering the chakra of the victims of the Infinite Tsukuyomi through the Divine Birth of a World of Trees. Kaguya displayed some degree of skill in unarmed combat, as evidenced by her ability to easily block multiple attacks from Naruto’s clones.
She can also move very quickly, such as when she appeared in front of Sakura Haruno in the blink of an eye and later reacted quickly to dodge Chidori combined with Sasuke’s Amenotejikara, although she had to first change size. Claiming to be immortal, Kaguya can quickly regenerate any lost anatomy like severed limbs. She was also hit by the Senpō – Mega Orb Demonic Shuriken and only escaped with superficial damage.
As an Ōtsutsuki, Momoshiki was gifted with vast amounts of very powerful chakra and displayed the ability to fly. Thanks to his chakra, he could fight Kage-level opponents at the same time for a long time. The mere power and pressure of his chakra after absorbing Kinshiki allowed him to create shock waves capable of splitting his planet’s Divine Tree in two, as well as deflecting barrages of Sasuke’s lightning-charged shuriken.
In his normal form, Momoshiki has shown to be quite proficient in taijutsu. He possessed exceptional physical strength, effortlessly causing Naruto to break through the wall of the Chūnin Exams stadium with a single kick of his foot and fly a considerable distance. Also, Momoshiki was skilled enough with his black receivers as weapons to fend off Sasuke and Darui’s attacks, though he was still at a disadvantage.
There is absolutely no doubt that both Kaguya and Momoshiki are extremely powerful entities. Still, Kaguya seems to have bigger chakra reserves and is a bigger threat, which is why this point gives to her.
Points: Kaguya 1, Momoshiki 0
Thanks to her absolute mastery of the chakra, Kaguya can use the five chakra natures as well as the Inyoton. She can use her extremely long hair as a weapon to capture and swing her enemies on the battlefield. She can also materialize her will and use the Summoning Technique.
At the cost of the large amount of chakra gained from eating the pills, Momoshiki was able to use space-time ninjutsu, which allowed him and Kinshiki to travel between dimensions. He gained access to Kinshiki’s ability to form red glowing weapons after absorbing it. He also had some knowledge of fuinjutsu, as seen during his attempts to extract Kurama from Naruto. Momoshiki could control his hair, using it to bind and strangle his opponent, and their speed was enough to bypass Gaara’s Sand Shield defenses.
This category was pretty specific. Namely, we know what Kaguya is able to do, but Momoshiki seems to have been able to do all of that and – more? Well, based on our assumption from Momoshiki’s deeds in the manga and anime, we have decided to give him this point.
Points: Kaguya 1, Momoshiki 1
Combined with the Divine Tree, Kaguya became Jūbi in order to take back the chakra inherited by her sons. While battling Team 7, the tailed beasts’ chakra contained within the Senpō – Mega Orb Demonic Shuriken reacted to the chakra inside Kaguya, causing her to mutate into an unstable, rabbit-like version of Jūbi.
Black Zetsu noted that the transformation was not humanoid and did not happen intentionally, implying that she was also capable of transforming into Jūbi at will. When she became an unstable version of Jūbi following Naruto’s attack, she had to absorb the chakra of victims trapped in the Infinite Tsukuyomi to return to normal.
With his Rinnegan, Momoshiki could easily use all five nature transformations by absorbing the elemental chakra from his enemies’ techniques. He was able to create huge elemental monsters such as a demonic fire pheasant, dogs, and a golem, which was able to fight Kurama while wearing the Susanoo armor. Momoshiki’s Fire Release was strong enough to overcome Sasuke’s Susanoo and severely burn him. Momoshiki was also able to use elemental techniques such as absolute zero blizzard and meteorite rain.
Momoshiki’s transformation powers are great, but Kaguya can actually transform into a real monster and that is why we simply had to give her this point. We wouldn’t really like to face her, we’d take our chances with Momoshiki.
Points: Kaguya 2, Momoshiki 1
Kaguya has a number of unique abilities, some of which predate those shown in the series and are far deadlier in comparison. Eighty Gods’ Void Attack allows Kaguya to materialize massive chakra fists to attack the target, which are powerful enough to overcome a jinchūriki’s chakra arms and destroy a Full Body – Chakra Susanō. ‘Hermit Rikudô with ease. This technique can also be used defensively. She can also harden her long hair to fire countless needles, with enough ferocity to pierce Susanō, an “absolute defense”.
After being killed by Boruto, Momoshiki made the decision to make the boy a vessel for his chakra, leaving Kama on him. This gave Boruto access to mysterious powers and, as the seal evolved, allows Momoshiki to take complete control of his body for short periods of time during which he is free to act. It is possible that over time, Kama will continue to progress and eventually turn Boruto into a complete vessel, causing him to awaken as the “Ultimate Ōtsutsuki.”
Eventually, Momoshiki’s genetic data would completely overwrite Boruto’s, after which Kama would disappear and Momoshiki would resurrect, taking over Boruto’s body and erasing his personality. As the capture process was sped up due to Boruto’s contact with Kawaki, who was the bearer of Isshiki’s Kama, Momoshiki is able to manifest himself when Boruto is weakened enough. It is also revealed that he retains access to Boruto’s knowledge and skills.
This final category was difficult to analyze because their special powers are so different in their natures. This is why, ultimately, we decided to split the points here.
Points: Kaguya 3, Momoshiki 2
Kaguya vs Momoshiki: Who would win?
And now for the most important and interesting section of our article – the analysis. Here, we are going to use what we have found out about these two characters and analyze how all these facts would (or would not) help them in a fight against each other. Let us continue.
This was, by no means, an easy comparison. These two Ōtsutsuki Clan members are among the strongers members of their family. Their powers frightened the protagonists of Naruto and Boruto, and these two, had they had the opportunity to work together, would have probably been invincible. Both of them have shown that they are able to take care of the protagonists with relative ease, despite ultimately being defeated.
Still, we think that Kaguya is stronger. It was very difficult to determine that – as you could’ve seen, only one category made the difference in this duel – but we think that Kaguya’s overall experience, as well as the fact that she creeps us out more than Momoshiki, would contribute to her ultimately defeating Momoshiki in a duel. Momoshiki is powerful, but we simply don’t think that he would have anything up his sleeve that could actually surprise Kaguya, and that is why she wins this one.