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

The Uchiha clan uses this technique as a "coming of age" rite, and as such, it is a common and favoured technique amongst them.[3]


  • 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.[4]
  • The characters for Fireball (火球) also means a "bolide", a "comet", and a "shooting star".
  • In the manga, this technique is portrayed to be unique to the Uchiha clan. The anime, however, has portrayed it as a common Fire Release technique used by several non-Uchiha.
  • During his battle with the Kazekage Rescue Team, Itachi was seen using the following hand seals to perform this technique: Boar, Horse, and Tiger.[5]

See Also


  1. Rin no Sho, page 174
  2. First Fanbook, page 162
  3. Naruto chapter 223, page 9
  4. Naruto chapter 260, page 15
  5. Naruto: Shippūden episode 15
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