In Naruto, the Sage Mode is the result of using natural energy coupled with a shinobi’s normal chakra to drastically increase their skills. The Sage Mode is just one of the aspects of a shinobi’s evolution and it is one of the more powerful techniques that a shinobi can learn during his career. It can be combined with other techniques to make the shinobi even stronger. In this article, we are going to tell you when Naruto learned Sage Mode and who taught it to him.
Naruto begins his Sage Mode training on Mount Myōboku in Episode 154 of the Naruto: Shippuden anime series and the first time we see him in Sage Mode was in Episode 156, which was pretty fast. Unlike Jiraiya, he was able to perfectly balance natural energy with his chakra, and enter a complete Sage Mode. The one who taught him the technique was the frog Fukasaku.
In the rest of this article, we are going to focus on Naruto attaining Sage Mode. We are going to find out when it happened, why, and how it happened, but also what Naruto was able to achieve with it. This article is going to be focused exclusively on Naruto and his experiences with Sage Mode, as you are going to find all the information you need in one place.
When and how does Naruto learn Sage Mode?
After Jiraiya’s death at the hands of Nagato, Naruto began training with Fukasaku at Mount Myōboku to learn Senjutsu and how to enter Sage Mode. In order to accomplish this, Naruto had to learn to sense and control the Natural Energy around him. Once mastered, Naruto was able to perfect the Rasen Shuriken, so he could throw it, and learn the Toad Kata, the style of Taijutsu that uses the natural energy around the user to enhance the range and power of its attacks.
In Sage Mode, Naruto’s overall physical abilities are dramatically enhanced to the point that he could launch entities much larger than himself with little to no effort, such as the Animal Path Giant Rhinoceros and Kurama. He even becomes strong enough to destroy a Deva Path Chakra Receiver and, in the anime, he was even able to destroy the Nine-Tails Naruto Clone Version Two’s cloak with his Kata of the Toads.
His speed increases to a point where he was able to intercept the Asura Path, who had been using his chakra boots to attack Tsunade, and create a downward Rasengan before she could even react, showing her that they cover a considerable distance in a short amount of time. of time. Another enhanced trait was his stamina, which increased to such an extent that he withstood a fall onto some stone spikes or the impact of the Giant Rhino’s attack.
In Sage Mode, Naruto gains sensory abilities so that he is able to detect and identify other people’s chakra, even over long distances. This ability even allowed him to know or have an idea of what was happening during the Fourth Shinobi World War, on battlefields that were very distant. He could even predict the movements of his enemies and easily dodge them, as he did during his fight against the Third Raikage.
He is also able to pinpoint the location of the Chakra Receivers that were on Obito’s Six Paths of Pain Tailed Beasts, and to judge the power of the Ten-Tails, only to find that it was overwhelming. However, Naruto had a fatal flaw in his Senjutsu training. To mold the Senjutsu chakra, the user must remain motionless.
To counter this, Naruto had to leave two shadow clones in a safe place to mold the Chakra Senjutsu for him. Once he depletes his current amount of Chakra Senjutsu, he can summon one of the Clones and undo it for more Chakra Senjutsu by re-entering Sage Mode. This method limits the maximum number of shadow clones Naruto can create to five during the time the clones are gathering Natural Energy, if he creates more he may interfere with the focus of the clones gathering Natural Energy.
However, currently, he was trying to extend the time he can stay in Sage Mode. Two years after the Fourth Ninja War his ability to enter Sage Mode has improved to the point that he can enter it almost instantly without needing to stop to collect natural energy.
All of these events happened from Episode 154 to 156 of the Naruto: Shippuden anime series.
Who teaches Naruto how to enter Sage Mode?
The one who taught Naruto how to enter Sage Mode was Fukasaku, who also taught Jiraiya how to do it. Fukasaku, also called “Master”, is a wise old toad living in Mount Myōboku. As heirs of the Great Toad Sage, he and his wife Shima are revered as the Two Great Hermit Toads. When teamed up with his wife, Fukasaku is a terrible opponent.
Both are capable of performing powerful Ninjutsu and Genjutsu techniques as well as combinations of their respective powers. Being extremely intelligent and savvy, they can spot the flaw in a very complex technique like the Rinnegan in no time. Shima and Fukasaku know how to use senjutsu, allowing them to gather and use natural energy.
They can thus achieve considerable strength and speed while increasing their endurance. This was shown during the fight against Pain, when Fukasaku threw Gamabunta at Chikūshodo and Naruto to break the Rinnegan’s bond. Their level in genjutsu is impressive: they often used it to compensate for Jiraiya’s very modest level in this area.
Their genjutsu allowed them to paralyze an enemy by hearing by “singing” in duet. However, such a powerful genjutsu requires considerable preparation time and is more or less impossible to use several times consecutively: it indeed temporarily damages the vocal cords of the user.
What are the variations of Sage Mode that Naruto has achieved?
Naruto was able to perfect his Sage Mode and combine it with two other techniques to learn the Tailed Beast Sage Mode and the Six Paths Sage Mode. We are going to explain both of them here.
Tailed Beast Sage Mode
After earning the Nine-Tails’ cooperation, Naruto has been able to synchronize Sage Mode thanks to the training he did with the Jinchūriki transformation. In this mode, Naruto maintains the basic characteristics of his Sage Mode, but his iris turns orange and forms a cross by combining the pupil of Sage Mode and Kurama’s.
Additionally, he gains increased strength and chakra reserves. Naruto first experienced this state in his encounter with Nagato, where Kurama let out a portion of his chakra, causing Naruto to subconsciously combine his Sage Mode with his initial Jinchūriki transformation.
During the Fourth Shinobi World War, after improving his bond with Kurama, he was able to combine his Sage Mode with Kurama Mode, gaining a power boost to his attacks and endowing them with Senjutsu chakra, allowing him to deal damage to Obito Uchiha. with his Ten-Tails Jinchūriki transformation, which he couldn’t do with classical ninjutsu.
Six Paths Sage Mode
The Six Paths Sage Mode is a heightened state that drastically increases the user’s abilities by utilizing the Six Paths Sage Chakra. It is a divine status bestowed by Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki on those who possess iron faith and the guts to never give up.
The Six Paths Sage Mode used by Naruto is indistinguishable from his normal form, with the exception that his irises turn orange with shades of yellow (in the anime, it is completely orange) and his pupils form a cross with the features of Naruto. his Sage Mode combined with Kurama’s power, but without manifesting the orange pigmentation around his eyelids.
Additionally, Naruto can combine the Six Paths Sage Mode with the Kurama Mode, whose chakra layer has changed with each use. With the power he received from Hagoromo, Naruto gained the innate ability to grasp the nature of chakra and a universal understanding of all things, thanks to this he is able to utilize all five basic natures and make perfect use of the Yin-Yang Element.
With the use of Yin-Yang, Naruto is able to revive the life force of a dying person and restore lost organs. His physical abilities also increased to the point of being able to overwhelm Madara Uchiha as a Jinchūriki of the Ten-Tails.
Also his mode allowed him to kick a Truth Seeking Ball, something that far surpasses his Nine Tails Chakra Mode. His sensory abilities also increased, being able to detect Madara’s invisible shadows in the world of Limbo. Naruto’s techniques are also augmented with natural energy, making them more powerful.