Kawaki vs. Naruto: Who Would Win in a Fight?

Kawaki vs. Naruto: Who Would Win in a Fight?

Naruto has had some epic fights in the Naruto manga (and anime), created by Masashi Kishimoto. Some of them are, of course, more famous than others, but in the end, there are only a few that could be described as defining battles, those that helped shape Naruto as a character and also the storyline of the manga. In this article, though, we will analyze a hypothetical battle in which Naruto Uzumaki would fight his adopted son, Kawaki, who has recently sealed him away in a mysterious dimension so he could kill Boruto, who is Momoshiki’s vessel. In this article, you will find out who would win in this clash.

Naruto is stronger than Kawaki and would be able to defeat him in a fight. Kawaki was able to seal Naruto away in Boruto, but Naruto is the stronger of the two fighters. While training with Naruto, Kawaki was never able to defeat the Hokage, and even without Kurama, Naruto would be able to defeat Kawaki in a fight. With Kurama, Kawaki would stand absolutely no chance whatsoever.

The rest of this article will further elaborate on the above-given answer, as we will compare Naruto and Kawaki in more detail. Through several categories, you will see who the stronger of the two is and why our answer is like it is, i.e., why Naruto is stronger than Kawaki, despite all of the events that have taken place in Boruto.

Chakra and physical powers

Kawaki excels at close-quarters combat. His fighting technique is incredibly coordinated and agile, requiring him to do gymnastics to deflect enemy blows and utilize his surroundings to propel himself at his foe. Then, he can use each of his limbs to deliver a hail of blows. He is also incredibly tough; even though he was already exhausted before Garō’s assault, he managed to withstand it and successfully fought despite his severely damaged state.

Afterward, Kawaki demonstrated his mastery of the bo, matching Boruto’s swordsmanship. Isshiki Ōtsutsuki’s kama, which he had obtained when the Ōtsutsuki marked him in the hopes of making it his receptacle, left a mark on Kawaki. Kawaki can activate the mark voluntarily and effectively because of his training under Jigen. However, occasionally, it activates without his permission.

Being a descendant of the Uzumaki Clan, Naruto boasts incredible stamina and vitality. He won’t even age as much as others. It has been noted on several occasions that Naruto possesses a chakra capacity of exceptional proportions, thanks to his being a Jinchūriki of the Nine-Tails, making his amounts of chakra four times greater than those of a Jōnin level ninja like Kakashi, after his training with Jiraiya.

He also possesses a very accelerated regeneration (partly thanks to Kurama’s power), allowing him to recover from minor or serious injuries in a matter of seconds or days, respectively.

And while Kawaki’s powers cannot be underestimated, there is absolutely no way that they are above Naruto’s. Even with Isshiki’s help, Kawaki doesn’t surpass Naruto in this category, which is why this point goes to him.

Points: Kawaki 0, Naruto 1


Kawaki became interested in ninjutsu after moving to Konoha and started studying it with the Seventh Hokage. This includes shurikenjutsu and chakra manipulation, in both of which he has shown impressive skill, quickly learning the fundamentals. Using only one hand, he can also use more complicated techniques like Multi Cloning and Katon. He also demonstrated amazing inventiveness by creating clever traps with the meager skills he had learned. Kawaki knew instantly that the Ōtsutsuki might mask his chakra signature.

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In the Academy, the Sexy Technique was the only technique Naruto could successfully perform that had no practical use other than shocking people. Later, he learned more advanced and useful ninjutsu from Jiraiya. These included summoning toads from Mount Myōboku to help him crush his enemies from above. He became adept at shurikenjutsu and could throw weapons quickly and accurately. Naruto’s repertoire expanded to fūinjutsu, where he could store his weapons in scrolls. His fūinjutsu was further improved when he obtained Gerotora at the start of the Fourth Shinobi World War.

Naruto has since become a master of ninjutsu, and he definitely surpasses Kawaki in this category as well. Naruto’s sheer experience is enough to surpass Kawaki, which made the job easy for us.

Points: Kawaki 0, Naruto 2


Thanks to Karma, Kawaki can manifest Isshiki Ōtsutsuki’s Dōjutsu and use this Kekkei Genkai’s special skills. One of them is the Daikokuten, which enables him to retrieve items previously stored in a different dimension, such as incredibly heavy cubes and bars, with which he assaults his opponents quickly. The other is the Sukunahikona, which enables him to shrink both himself and stuff. Kawaki, in contrast to Isshiki, appears to be unable to fully manifest the eye technique, as she can only create four bars as opposed to Isshiki’s eight.

After Jiraiya’s death at the hands of Nagato, Naruto began training with Fukasaku on Mount Myōboku to learn Senjutsu and how to enter Sage Mode. To achieve this, Naruto learned to detect and control the Natural Energy around him. Once mastered, Naruto could perfect the Rasen Shuriken, so he could cast it and learn the Kata of the Toads, the style of Taijutsu that uses natural energy around the user to improve the range and power of his attacks. In Sage Mode, overall Naruto’s physical capabilities are dramatically enhanced to the point that he can launch entities much larger than himself with little to no effort, such as the Animal Path Giant Rhinoceros and Kurama.

And while Naruto is still superior to Kawaki even here, we decided to honor the fact that Kawaki, thanks to Isshiki’s powers, could seal away Naruto and Hinata using Isshiki’s Dōjutsu. This is why both get the point here.

Points: Kawaki 1, Naruto 3


Although not a ninja, Kawaki remains a remarkably intelligent fighter, having undergone harsh combat training by Jigen, armed and unarmed, to master his various techniques. In the past, he could destroy dozens of dangerous robot puppets. With his mental power, he would have killed Team Konohamaru with a single attack if Boruto had not tapped into his own Kama and absorbed it. Delta openly praised Kawaki’s power. Kawaki could be an incredible shinobi if he could learn to use ninjutsu in addition to his Kama and Ninja artifacts.

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As repeatedly said throughout the series, Naruto learns best by doing things rather than reasoning about them. His tutors took advantage of his learning approach, including Kakashi, who hastened the Nature Transformation training by employing Naruto’s shadow clones, and Fukasaku, who chose to try Sage Mode after it didn’t function in theory. In addition, Naruto can be said to have teaching potential because Konohamaru Sarutobi was able to learn his jutsu, including Shadow Clone, Sexy Jutsu, and Rasengan.

Naruto is not the smartest character in the series. Still, he has enough experience to earn a point in this category against Kawaki, who will also get the point because he has, indeed, a very keen mind.

Points: Kawaki 2, Naruto 4

Kawaki vs. Naruto Uzumaki: Who would win?

Fans might argue for Kawaki here because he managed to seal away Naruto and Hinata in one of the recent Boruto chapters. Still, objectively speaking, Naruto is much stronger than Kawaki, without a doubt. He has more experience, and most of his skills surpass Kawaki’s in basically every category. This goes both with and without Kurama, as Naruto Uzumaki is truly one of the series’ best fighters, whereas Kawaki, even with Isshiki’s help, is not even near that level.

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