The tailed beasts are the nine titanic living forms of chakra created by the Sage of Six Paths out of the chakra from the Ten-Tails. They are differentiated by the number of tails they have, ranging from one to nine. All of them share the same attributes that they have massive quantities of powerful chakra, however each of the tailed beasts have their own unique abilities. So today we are going to discuss the unique abilities of each tailed beast.
Shukaku is first of the nine tailed beasts. It was last sealed within Gaara of Sunagakure, after being sealed in two other jinchūriki before him. Shukaku has the ability to control its jinchūriki whenever they sleep, leading to its host to develop insomnia. Shukaku’s most notable ability is its sand manipulation, using it as an effective weapon and shield. It is capable of performing fūinjutsu by using its natural cursed seal markings across its own sand body, which gives off a magnetic field to bind its targets.
Matatabi is the second of the nine tailed beasts. It was last sealed within Yugito Nii of Kumogakure. It can use Fire Release, which it can lend to its jinchūriki to create fireballs. Matatabi also has flexible muscles, which grant it great speed despite its large size. Matatabi’s raw strength can easily crush an opponent or send them flying with one swipe of its paw.
Isobu is the third of the nine tailed beasts. It was last sealed within Yagura Karatachi of Kirigakure. It has the ability to create coral and swim at very high speeds. It could also produce a hallucinogenic mist that exploited the victim’s insecurities and forced the victim to face them. Isobu can roll into a ball to move about quickly and attack its opponents, making full use of the protrusions on its shell in a manner similar to the Akimichi clan’s Spiked Human Bullet Tank.
4. Son Gokū
Son Gokū is fourth of the nine tailed beasts. It was last sealed within Rōshi of Iwagakure. Son has the ability to use Fire and Earth Release simultaneously, allowing it to use Lava Release. With it, it can create volcanoes. Son also seems knowledgeable in taijutsu, likewise showing deceptive nimbleness of its size, utilising powerful and well-timed kicks against its opponents.
Kokuō is the fifth of the nine tailed beasts. It was last sealed within Han from Iwagakure. By combining water and fire-natured chakra to create Boil Release, Kokuō is also able to increase the temperature of chakra to its boiling point. This ability forms the basis of what is referred to as “steam-based ninjutsu” granting itself, or its jinchūriki, overwhelming physical strength. When in use, this ability causes the jinchūriki to emit copious amounts of steam from their body.
Saiken is the sixth of the nine tailed beasts. It was last sealed within Utakata of Kirigakure. Saiken has shown the ability to emit corrosive substances that can instantly disintegrate its target on contact in the form of liquid or gas. Saiken possesses an affinity for Water Release. It can expel a sticky, adhesive substance from its mouth, which is capable of trapping its targets, and in the anime, use Soap Bubble Ninjutsu.
Chōmei is the seventh of the nine tailed beasts. It was last sealed within Fū from Takigakure. Using its wings, it can emit blinding powder and has the ability to fly. It also utilises insect-based attacks, such as biting or ramming its horn into the enemy. It can also create Chakra Threads for a Cocoon which blocks Chakra Absorption Techniques.
Gyūki is the eighth of the nine tailed beasts. It is currently sealed in Killer B. It can rapidly spin its tentacles to create enormous tornadoes, or wrap them around its body for protection against enemy attacks, even holding back the Ten-Tails’ massive Tailed Beast Ball. Unlike most tailed beasts, Gyūki can supercharge it, creating one many times its own size for much greater power. Going with its octopus theme, it can produce ink to blind its enemies or form ink clones to seal them. Gyūki’s tentacles, if severed, can be used as a medium for its chakra, such as creating a clone of its host, or transferring chakra to said host should the beast be extracted.
Kurama is the ninth of the nine tailed beasts. It is currently sealed in Naruto Uzumaki. Kurama is widely known as the strongest of the nine tailed beasts. Kurama can supercharge its Tailed Beast bomb, creating one many times its own size for much greater power, even on low chakra. Kurama also had adept sensor skills, able to detect chakra from great distances and uniquely able to sense negative emotions, as well as natural energy, which it can accumulate and transfer to Naruto. In the anime, it is shown using Wind and Fire Release nature transformations, being able to generate twisters and breathe fire.