Naruto‘s main character, Naruto Uzumaki, is fiercely determined to prove himself the #1 Leaf Village ninja and become the next Hokage, which are lofty goals indeed. However, even the brash and self-absorbed Naruto knows that he needs teammates and rivals to get that far, and he has made some powerful friends during his journey.
Some characters are on-again, off-again allies such as the rogue Sasuke Uchiha, and are sometimes fighting their own battles or are even opposing Naruto. But when all the chips are down, these allies can be counted on to aid Naruto directly in battle, and they are all personally loyal to him. Among all of Naruto’s personal friends and allies, who are the most powerful in battle?
10 Tsunade Is A Master Of Medical Jutsu & Taijutsu
By the end of Naruto Shippuden, Naruto had made so many powerful allies that even the great Sannin, lady Tsunade, barely made it into the top ten. Still, she is not to be taken lightly – not even by the other Kage. Tsunade is a master of medical ninjutsu, a vital field that is often overlooked.
Tsunade can use this jutsu to rapidly heal her wounds and augment her ferocious taijutsu, though this comes at a cost in the long run. She can also summon the massive slug Katsuyu to aid her in battle.
9 Mei Terumi Could Use Lava Release & Mist Jutsu
The fourth Mizukage, Mei Terumi, appeared later in the story of Naruto, when the five Kage attended a summit in the neutral Land of Iron. She may not have the Raikage’s brute strength or Tsunade’s healing jutsu, but she does have a formidable kekkei genkai on her side.
The Mizukage can use lava release, a true rarity in this world, and she can also use mist-based techniques, as her village of origin would suggest. Combining these jutsu will result in an acidic mud that can vaporize almost any target. The Mizukage was a valuable ally in Naruto’s fight against Madara Uchiha.
8 Onoki Could Use Particle Jutsu To Destroy His Enemies
The tiny third Tsuchikage, Onoki, is a formidable fighter despite his small stature and advanced age. He may complain of back and hip issues, but when the fighting starts, he can unleash a wide variety of jutsu, including a jutsu that reduces his enemies to mere particles.
Despite lacking the Mizukage’s kekkei genkai, Onoki can use lava release in battle, as befitting his element, and he can also use rock clones and golems to throw off his enemies. He, too, was essential in the fight against Madara Uchiha and the Ten-Tails.
7 Gaara Of The Sand Is A Mighty Kazekage
Unsurprisingly, most of Naruto’s strongest allies and friends are either a Kage or on the same level as one, and that includes Gaara of the Sand. Gaara once had the one-tailed Shukaku inside him, until Deidara of the Akatsuki captured him and had it extracted.
Despite that loss, Gaara is vastly powerful and can use sand in a wide variety of offensive and defensive jutsu, including the use of sand clones and sand armor, among other things. He was also the overall leader of the shinobi coalition against Madara.
6 The Raikage, A, Had Equal Speed & Power In Battle
The Raikage, known simply as A, was a true master of taijutsu and often combined it with lightning, his native chakra element. In a fight, A can move like a lightning bolt, too quick for the eye to see, and this allows him to evade enemy attacks or take his enemies by surprise.
The Raikage may not like Naruto that much on a personal level, but in the fight against the Akatsuki organization and Madara Uchiha, he can be counted as Naruto’s ally – and he is also a close ally to his little brother, Killer Bee.
5 Lord Jiraiya Could Use All Kind Of Techniques, Including Sage Mode
Lord Jiraiya is another of the Sannin, along with lady Tsunade, and he was the Leaf Village’s first choice for 5th Hokage after Hiruzen Sarutobi was killed in battle. Jiraiya can use an astonishing variety of jutsu, including the legendary Rasengan, and he is highly adept at summoning jutsu, up to and including Gamabunta himself.
Jiraiya is also a smart and tactical fighter who could use the needle jizo technique and, most of all, Sage Mode. With all these assets, he very nearly defeated the Six Paths of Pain all by himself. Even Pain was shaken by Jiraiya’s incredible display of power.
4 Kakashi Hatake Had The Mangekyo Sharingan & A Sharp Mind For Tactics
Kakashi Hatake, the son of the White Fang, is roughly on Jiraiya’s level, but he might be just a bit stronger. Both of them were certainly effective teachers for Naruto, too, helping to make Naruto the splendid ninja that he is today.
Kakashi has enormous reserves of chakra on hand, and he can use an astonishing variety of jutsu of nearly every element. He also wielded the Mangekyo Sharingan eye, a gift that not even Jiraiya had, and he can copy nearly any jutsu out there. He’s also an excellent tactician.
3 Killer Bee Is A Natural Jinchuriki
Killer Bee is the jinchuriki of the eight-tailed Ox, and the two of them have been partners for years on end. Few if any jinchuriki enjoy this level of cooperation and trust with the tailed beast inside them, and Killer Bee is quite talented in other ways, too, such as taijutsu and sword-based combat, or kenjutsu.
Killer Bee can use the Ox’s overwhelming chakra to become a true powerhouse, and he was a vital ally of Naruto’s during the final fight against Madara Uchiha and the Ten-Tails. His Biju cloak is seemingly invincible at times.
2 Might Guy Is The World’s Top Taijutsu Master
Despite making minimal use of jutsu and having no kekkei genkai or tailed beast, the powerhouse Might Guy is one of the strongest ninjas alive, and he is certainly one of Naruto’s most formidable allies in the fight against evil. He was one of the few heroes to land a serious blow on Madara during the final battle.
Might Guy uses taijutsu almost exclusively, and he can also open the Gates within him to boost his taijutsu to incomprehensible levels. By opening those gates, he can use moves such as the Daytime Tiger and Morning Peacock.
1 When Sasuke Sided With Naruto Against Kaguya, He Was Nearly Unstoppable
Sasuke Uchiha is a tricky case, since he was Naruto’s teammate early on, only to go rogue from the Leaf Village and become an enemy for almost three years. In the end, though, he could be counted among Naruto’s allies in the final fight, if only briefly. Even Kakashi was touched that Team 7 was finally back together again.
By this point, Sasuke had it all: the Mangekyo Sharingan, the Rinnegan eyes, the Susano’o, the black flames of Amaterasu, the Chidori technique, advanced taijutsu, genjutsu and more. He, Naruto and Sakura Haruno really showed Kaguya Otsutsuki who’s boss, and by the events of Boruto, Sasuke is most certainly Naruto’s ally.