Battle of Kikyō Pass

The Battle of Kikyō Pass with the falsely claimed only survivor: Kabuto Yakushi.

The Battle of Kikyō Pass (桔梗峠の戦い, Kikyō Tōge no Tatakai) was a battle between Konohagakure shinobi and an unknown group. The battle took place at the end of the Third Shinobi World War.[1] In the aftermath of the battle, it is said that a captain of the Medic Corps, Nonō Yakushi, found a single survivor from amongst the dead enemies: a young Kabuto, and taught him basic medical ninjutsu. However, this story was actually fabricated by Orochimaru.[2]

This battle was first mentioned by Anko Mitarashi before the preliminaries of the Third Exam in the Chūnin Exams, just after Kabuto announced that he would not battle.[3]


  1. First Databook, page 128
  2. Naruto chapter 584, page 12
  3. Naruto chapter 66, page 5
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