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Grandfire Ball
Kanji 火遁・豪火球の術
Rōmaji Katon: Gōkakyū no Jutsu
English anime Fire Style: Fireball Jutsu
Alternative names Fire Style: Grand Fireball Jutsu
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game, Movie
Classification Ninjutsu
Rank C-rank
Class Offensive
Range Mid to Long range
Hand seals Horse → Tiger or Snake → Ram → Monkey → Boar → Horse → Tiger
Derived jutsu

A technique where chakra kneaded inside the body is converted into fire and expelled from the mouth either as a massive orb of roaring flame or as a continuous flame-thrower. The scope of the attack is altered by controlling the volume of chakra that is mustered. The released flames will engulf their target, and leave a crater in the ground's surface.

The Uchiha clan uses this technique as a "coming of age" rite, and as such, is a common and favoured technique amongst them.[1]


  • According to Kakashi Hatake, this technique was originally created by the Uchiha clan, becoming one of their favoured moves at which they became very adept.[2]
  • The characters for Fireball (火球) also means a "bolide", a "comet", and a "shooting star".
  • While in the manga this technique is portrayed to be unique to the Uchiha clan, the anime has portrayed it as a common Fire Release technique used by several non-Uchiha.
  • During his battle with Kakashi, Naruto, Sakura and Chiyo, Itachi was seen using the hand seals: Boar, Horse, and Tiger to create this technique.[3]

See Also


  1. Naruto chapter 223, page 9
  2. Naruto chapter 260, page 15
  3. Naruto: Shippūden episode 15
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