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The 20 Strongest Teams In Naruto History, Ranked

October 21, 2020 38.3k votes 4k voters 180.5k views20 items

In the world of Naruto, shinobi rarely operate alone. Instead, they use teamwork to accomplish their missions. The cohesion of these teams - and the strength of their members - determines whether a mission will succeed or fail. 

Some of the strongest Naruto teams are genin or chunin teams headed by a jonin instructor. These teams go on missions, but they're also supposed to help less experienced shinobi learn. Naruto Uzumaki's team, Team Kakashi, is one of these. But there are other teams that are much larger - the Akatsuki, a villainous organization, is one of the series' more formidable teams. So formidable, in fact, that they required the entire Allied Shinobi Forces (a very large team!) to go up against them.

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    Team Kakashi

    Sakura Haruno, Naruto Uzumaki, and Sasuke Uchiha all joined Team Kakashi upon becoming genins. He had the most to actually teach Sasuke, who had an affinity for lightning chakra and a sharingan eye, just like Kakashi did. But Sasuke would ultimately abandon the team to go and learn from Orochimaru. Naruto and Sakura stayed behind, but studied under other teachers - Naruto learned Rasengan from Jiraiya, while Sakura learned medical ninjutsu from Tsunade. 

    Though this team lacks cohesion at times, they do genuinely care for one another, and each member is incredibly strong in their own right. 

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    The Akatsuki

    Originally started by Team Ame as a peacekeeping organization, the Akatsuki has morphed into a group of missing-nin whose ultimate goal is to help bring about Madara and Obito's Infinite Tsukuyomi plan.  Not every member is on board with this - many have their own ideas about how to use their copious talents. Meanwhile, Madara doesn't realize that he's also being manipulated by Kaguya Otsutsuki. While their role is convoluted, one thing's certain. Whether it's Deidara's Explosion Release, any of the Uchiha members' Mangekyo Sharigans, Hidan's Jashin techniques, or Sasori's puppetry, this is one fierce group of shinobi. 

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    The Legendary Sannin

    No slouch in the power department himself, the Third Hokage's students would grow up to be some of the most powerful ninja in Konoha history. Tsunade invented medical ninjutsu and became a master of both chakra control and hand-to-hand combat. Jiraiya used senjutsu to enhance all forms of ninjutsu attacks, mastering every basic form of chakra release. And while Orochimaru's scientific advancements were paid for in other people's blood, they still dramatically enhanced his strength. 

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    The Ame Orphans

    The Ame Orphans consist of Konan, Yahiko, and Nagato, three orphans from Amegakure that Jiraiya spent a few years training in order to help them defend themselves in a wartorn country. The three of them formed the basis for the Akatsuki, which was originally a peace-keeping organization. With Nagato's Rinnegan, Konan's paper-based jutsu, and Yahiko's water-based jutsu, all three were formidable ninjas. However, Nagato would ultimately prove to be the strongest, especially during his second life as Pain. 

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