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Groups and Teams
Tayuya Sometimes ninja in the world of Naruto will band together to form a specialized group or teams. Often the members will share unique traits or abilites. These range from the elite guards of Orochimaru, to the ninja playgroups of young Ninja Academy students.
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Akatsuki Organization
Akatsuki Base of Operations: Wandering
Classification: Criminal Organization
Member Apearances: Deidara, Hidan, Hoshigaki Kisame, Kakuzu, Konan, Orochimaru, Pain, Sasori, Tobi, Uchiha Itachi

Akatsuki member Itachi
This organization consists of nine highly dangerous S-Ranked Missing-Nins. When traveling the group moves in groups of two, the partnerships are listed below.

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Akatsuki: Deidara and Sasori
Deidara and Sasori Base of Operations: Wandering
Classification: Specialized Ninja Squad

Sasori
Akatsuki breaks its members into two-man partnerships to have them explore the world, collecting new jutsu and information on jinchuuriki. Akatsuki members Deidara and Sasori work together and are known for being artists. Deidara uses clay to model his explosive animals and Sasori is a master puppet maker. Deidara acts as the junior in their partnership, defering to Sasori as the stronger ninja. This does not stop them from getting into spats about the nature of art though.

Akatsuki: Deidara and Tobi
Deidara and Sasori Base of Operations: Wandering
Classification: Specialized Ninja Squad

Sasori
Akatsuki breaks its members into two-man partnerships to have them explore the world, collecting new jutsu and information on jinchuuriki. Akatsuki members Deidara and Tobi work together. Deidara uses clay to model his explosive animals; Tobi's jutsu are currently unknown. Deidara acts as the senior in their partnership.

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Akatsuki: Hidan and Kakuzu
Hidan and Kakuzu Base of Operations: Wandering
Classification: Specialized Ninja Squad

Kakuzu
Akatsuki breaks its members into two-man partnerships to have them explore the world, collecting new jutsu and information on jinchuuriki. Akatsuki members Hidan and Kakuzu work together and share a somewhat testy relationship. Hidan follows a very strict religion, which annoys Kakuzu with its long rituals. Hidan is very defensive of the religion, causing Kakuzu to often get tired of his partner's diatribes.

Akatsuki: Itachi and Kisame
Itachi and Kisame Base of Operations: Wandering
Classification: Specialized Ninja Squad

Itachi
Akatsuki breaks its members into two-man partnerships to have them explore the world, collecting new jutsu and information on jinchuuriki. Akatsuki members Kisame and Itachi were placed together. Itachi is one of the last surviving members of the Uchiha clan and Kisame is a former Seven Swordsman from Hidden Mist.

Akatsuki: Pain and Konan
Pain Base of Operations: Wandering
Classification: Specialized Ninja Squad

Pain
Akatsuki breaks its members into two-man partnerships to have them explore the world, collecting new jutsu and information on jinchuuriki. Akatsuki members Pain and Konan work together. They appear to have a close relationship and seem to be the only two members to know the truth about the group's true plans.

Ame Orphan Trio
Orphans Base of Operations: Hidden Rain
Classification: Ninja Squad
Member Apearances: Konan, Nagato, Yahiko

Nagato
After their country was torn apart by war, Konan, Nagato and Yahiko were orphaned. They came together in an effort to survive and met the Sannin. Jiraiya took it upon himself to train the trio in Ninjutsu. Upon completing their training, he left the group.

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Dotou's Snow Ninja
Snow Ninja Base of Operations: Hidden Snow
Classification: Ninja Squad
Member Apearances: Fuyuguma Mizore, Kakuyoku Fubuki, Rouga Nadare, Kazahana Dotou

Dotou
Kazahana Dotou sought power to combat the Five Great Shinobi Countries. He gathered a fighting force of ninja trained in ice attacks lead by the trio of Fuyuguma Mizore, Kakuyoku Fubuki and Rouga Nadare.

Four Sounds
Kidoumaru Base of Operations: Hidden Sound
Classification: Specialized Ninja Squad
Member Apearances: Kidoumaru, Sakon, Tayuya, Ukon, Jiroubou

Sakon
These four sound ninja serve as elite personal guards to Orochimaru. The membership of the group has varied in number.

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Fuujin and Raijin ~ Legendary Stupid Brothers
Lightning and Wind Base of Operations: Fire Country
Classification: Siblings
Member Apearances: Fuujin, Raijin

Lightning
The brothers Fuujin and Raijin were former Konoha ninja who were imprisoned after putting food ahead of their teammate's lives. After being captured, the brothers were put into prison for their crime.

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Fuuma Clan Trio
Trio Base of Operations: Hidden Sound
Classification: Ninja Squad/Clan
Member Apearances: Fuuma Kagerou, Fuuma Jigumo, Fumma Kamakiri

Kagerou
These three ninja hail from the Fuuma Clan. When their clan hit hard times after a war with a neighboring country, Orochimaru came to the Rice Field Country and invited them to join his new army. These three individuals decided their clan's future was best left to Orochimaru.

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Haido Knights
Knights Base of Operations: Wandering fortress
Classification: Knights
Member Apearances: Fugai, Kamira, Ranke, Temujin and Haido

Haido
Haido sought to bring peace to the world through war and the manipulation of his victims. Using the power of the Gelel stone he invaded the continent of the shinobi villages. His forces were lead by four knights: Fugai, Kamira, Ranke and Temujin. All the knights had pieces of the stone lodged in their chests, granting them new power and abilities.

Ino Shika Cho (Jounin)
Ino Shika Cho (Jounin) Base of Operations: Hidden Leaf
Classification: Ninja Squad
Member Apearances: Yamanaka Inoichi, Nara Shikaku and Akimichi Chouza

Shikato
Named after the Japanese card game hand, Ino Shika Cho was a group of three Leaf ninja who used their attack formation to fight opponents. These men passed on these techniques and formation to their children. The Yamanaka clan specializes in mind-transfer, the Nara clan has unique shadow abilities and the Akimichi clan has the ability to modify the size of their bodies.

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Janin (Evil Ninja)
Criminal Brothers Base of Operations: Vegetable Country
Classification: Ninja Squad/Siblings
Member Apearances: Jiga, Renga, Ruiga

Renga
The Janin were three brothers who set out to take control of the Vegetable Country by killing the Daimyou and hunting his heir down.

Jashin
Jashin Base of Operations: No Associated Village
Classification: Organized Religion
Member Apearances: Hidan

Hidan
Akatsuki member Hidan believes in a Jashin (Evil God) cult. He wears a beaded necklace with a charm bearing their symbol. He is very strict about following its rules, including praying before battle and ensuring some form of death comes out of it. After he has defeated his foe he also takes part in a bloody ritual using the religion's symbol. The rite involves laying on the symbol and driving a spike through his chest.

Kamizuru Clan Trio
Kamizuru Base of Operations: Hidden Rock
Classification: Ninja Squad/Clan
Member Apearances: Jibachi, Kurobachi, Suzumebachi

Suzumebachi
The Kamizuru Clan was once a powerful bug user clan in Hidden Rock. They sought the Bikouchou tracking bug in the hopes it would lead them to their grandfather's hidden kinjutsu scrolls.

Konohamaru Corps ~ Team Ebisu
Konohamaru Corps Base of Operations: Hidden Leaf
Classification: Child's Play Group and Ninja Squad
Member Apearances: Konohamaru, Moegi, Udon

Ebisu
The grandson of Sandaime Hokage, Konohamaru, formed his own ninja play group. Sometimes Naruto plays "ninja" with them.

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Konoha Barrier Team
Barrier Base of Operations: Fire Country
Classification: Organization
Member Apearances: Barrier Ninja

Barrier
The Konoha Barrier Team is responsible for monitoring the defensive alert barrier which covers Konoha. When any intruders try to pass through the barrier, the team will be immediately notified.

Konoha Military Police Corps
Police Base of Operations: Fire Country
Classification: Organization
Member Apearances: Uchiha Sasuke's Father
See also: Uchiha Sasuke, Uchiha Itachi


Police
Originally founded by the ancestors of the Uchiha clan, the Konoha Military Police Corps are responsible for maintaining city peace and law enforcement.

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Kurosuki Family
Kurosuki Base of Operations: Katabami Kinzan
Classification: Ninja Squad
Member Apearances: Karashi, Kurosuki Raiga

Raiga
After fleeing the Water Country, Kurosuki Raiga formed a criminal gang to exploit a gold mine in the River Country. Anyone who crossed Raiga was buried alive. The Kurosuki family members were known for the metal claws they wore on their hands.

Oni (Demon) Brothers
Hail Mary pass to win the game Base of Operations: Wave Country
Classification: Siblings
Member Apearances: Gouzu, Meizu

Gouzu
These two brothers are missing-nins from Hidden Mist. They work under the direction of Momochi Zabuza.

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Ryuudouin Clan Trio
Ryuudouin Base of Operations: Fire Country
Classification: Ninja Squad/Clan
Member Apearances: Genshou, Rokkaku, Jakou

Genshou
The Ryuudouin Clan were once a powerful wood training men using clan. Might Guy defeated the clan head in battle, and his sons Rokkaku, Jakou and Genshou swore vengeance.

Sand Siblings ~ Team Baki
Sand Siblings Base of Operations: Hidden Sand
Classification: Ninja Squad/Siblings
Member Apearances: Temari, Kankurou, Gaara

Gaara
The sand siblings were a Genin group under the command of Sand Jounin Baki. All three were the children of Yondaime Kazekage.

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Sannin ~ Team Hiruzen
Sannin Base of Operations: Hidden Leaf
Classification: Ninja Squad
Member Apearances: Jiraiya, Orochimaru, Tsunade

Orochimaru
The three highly skilled Hidden Leaf ninja are known as the Legendary "Sannin," or Legendary "Three Ninja." All three were initially Genin teammates under the Sandaime Hokage Sarutobi Hiruzen. As the years passed their legend grew due to their skills and excellence as ninja.

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Seven Swordsmen Shinobi of the Mist
Swords Base of Operations: Hidden Mist
Classification: Specialized Ninja Squad
Member Apearances: Akebino Jinin, Choujuurou, Hoshigaki Kisame, Kuriarare Kushimaru, Momochi Zabuza, Munashi Jinpachi, Ringo Ameyuri, Suikazan Fuguki, Hoozuki Mangetsu, Hoozuki Suigetsu (Trainee), Kurosuki Raiga (Anime Only)

Swords
These seven ninja from the Village of Hidden Mist are known for their sword wielding. The group was known for passing on their swords to the next generation of members. Choujuurou would carry on the tradition and inherit the sword of a former member at an early age. One trainee, Suigetsu, hoped to one day reform the group and become its leader.

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Shinobazu
Shura Base of Operations: Forest Country
Classification: Ninja Squad
Member Apearances: Gantestu, Shura, Monju, Doki

Shura
Shinobazu were rogue ninja who left their villages behind to take up robbery in the Forest Country.

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ShitenShounin
ShitenShounin Base of Operations: Takumi Village
Classification: Ninja Squad
Member Apearances: Houki, Kujaku, Ryuugan, Suiko

Houki
Four skilled weapons users from Takumi Village planned to use the resurrection of their village founder to seek revenge against the Five Great Shinobi Countries. They operated under the name Shitenshounin, or the Four Heavenly Directions. This name stemmed from the characters in their name matching with the deities of the directions: Houki the Turtle, Kujaku the Bird, Ryuugan the Dragon and Suiko the Tiger.

Sound Genin
Dosu Base of Operations: Hidden Sound
Classification: Ninja Squad
Member Apearances: Dosu Kinuta, Kin Tsuchi, Zaku Abumi, Orochimaru

Orochimaru
The Sound Genin were trained separately by Orochimaru and brought together to participate in the Chuunin Exam. Orochimaru took on a disguise and acted as their Jounin sensei.

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Team 7
Team 7 Base of Operations: Hidden Leaf
Classification: Ninja Squad
Member Apearances: Haruno Sakura, Hatake Kakashi, Sai, Uchiha Sasuke, Uzumaki Naruto, Yamato

Yamato
Team 7 was one of the skilled rookie Genin squads in Konoha, consisting of Uzumaki Naruto, Haruno Sakura and Uchiha Sasuke under Jounin Sensei Hatake Kakashi. Membership on the team changed over the years.

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Team 8
Team 8 Base of Operations: Hidden Leaf
Classification: Ninja Squad
Member Apearances: Aburame Shino, Hyuuga Hinata, Inuzuka Kiba + Akamaru, Yuuhi Kurenai, Hatake Kakashi

Kurenai
Team 8 was one of the skilled rookie Genin squads in Konoha, consisting of Aburame Shino, Hyuuga Hinata and Inuzuka Kiba & Akamaru under Jounin Sensei Yuuhi Kurenai.

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Team 10
Ino Shika Cho (Team 10) Base of Operations: Hidden Leaf
Classification: Ninja Squad
Member Apearances: Yamanaka Ino, Nara Shikamaru, Akimichi Chouji, Sarutobi Asuma, Hatake Kakashi

Chouji
Named after the Japanese card game hand, Ino Shika Cho is also a formation also used by the children of its creators. The Yamanaka clan specializes in mind-transfer, the Nara clan has unique shadow abilities and the Akimichi clan has the ability to modify the size of their body. The three Ino Shika Chou members were lead by Jounin sensei Sarutobi Asuma. Yamanaka Ino, Nara Shikamaru and Akimichi Chouji first use their Ino Shika Chou formation during the Chuunin Exam.

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Team Guy
Team Guy Base of Operations: Hidden Leaf
Classification: Ninja Squad
Member Apearances: Hyuuga Neji, Rock Lee, TenTen, Might Guy

Guy
Team Guy was one of the skilled Genin squads in Konoha, consisting of Hyuuga Neji, Rock Lee and TenTen under Jounin Sensei Might Guy.

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Team Jiraiya
Team Jiraiya Base of Operations: Hidden Leaf
Classification: Ninja Squad
Member Apearances: Namikaze Minato, Jiraiya and Two Unnamed Members

Jiraiya
Team Jiraiya was a ninja squad in Hidden Leaf. The team consisted of Namikaze Minato, who would become Yondaime Hokage, and two other unnamed ninja under the leadership of Jiraiya.

Team Kabuto
Team Kabuto Base of Operations: Hidden Leaf
Classification: Ninja Squad
Member Apearances: Yakushi Kabuto, Tsurugi Misumi, Akadou Yoroi and Unnamed Jounin Sensei

Some dude
Team Kabuto was one of the Genin teams participating in the Chuunin Exam. The three Genin draw their names from samurai accoutrements: Kabuto (helmet), Yoroi (armor) and Tsurugi (sword).

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Team Kegon
Team Kegon Base of Operations: Hidden Waterfall
Classification: Ninja Squad
Member Apearances: Kegon, Houki and Unnamed Member

Kegon
Team Kegon was one of the Genin teams participating in the Chuunin Exam. Kegon and his team passed the first portion of the test but did not make it past the second. During the second test the team had the Earth scroll and left from Gate 23.

Team Tobirama
Team Nidaime Base of Operations: Hidden Leaf
Classification: Ninja Squad
Member Apearances: Sarutobi Hiruzen, Mitokado Homura, Utatane Koharu, Nidaime Hokage

Nidaime
Team Tobirama was a ninja squad in Hidden Leaf. The team consisted of Sarutobi Hiruzen, Mitokado Homura and Utatane Koharu under the leadership of the Nidaime Hokage Senju Tobirama. This skilled team would go on to lead Konoha after the passing of the brothers Hashirama and Tobirama. Hiruzen would become Sandaime Hokage and Homura and Koharu would become village advisors.

Team Oboro
Team Oboro Base of Operations: Hidden Rain
Classification: Ninja Squad
Member Apearances: Oboro, Mubi, Kagari

Oboro
Team Oboro was one of the Genin teams participating in the Chuunin Exam.

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Team Samui
Team Samui Base of Operations: Hidden Cloud
Classification: Ninja Squad
Member Apearances: Samui, Karui, Omoi

Samui
Team Samui is one of Cloud's most trusted teams, being tasked with many personal missions by the Raikage.

Team Shigure
Team Shigure Base of Operations: Hidden Rain
Classification: Ninja Squad
Member Apearances: Shigure, Midari, Baiu

Shigure
Team Shigure was one of the Genin teams participating in the Chuunin Exam.

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Team Shiore
Team Shiore Base of Operations: Hidden Grass
Classification: Ninja Squad
Member Apearances: Shiore and Two Unnamed Members

Shiore
Team Shiore was one of the Genin teams participating in the Chuunin Exam.

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Team Snake ~ Team Hawk
Team Sasuke Base of Operations: Hidden Sound
Classification: Ninja Squad
Member Apearances: Uchiha Sasuke, Suigetsu, Karin, Juugo

Sasuke
Team Snake was formed for Sasuke's own ends.

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Team Minato
Team Yondaime Base of Operations: Hidden Leaf
Classification: Ninja Squad
Member Apearances: Hatake Kakashi, Rin, Uchiha Obito, Yondaime Hokage

Yondaime
Team Minato was a ninja squad in Hidden Leaf. The team consisted of Hatake Kakashi, Rin and Uchiha Obito under the leadership of the Yondaime Hokage Namikaze Minato.

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Twelve Elite Guardians
Symbol Base of Operations: Fire Country
Classification: Specialized Ninja Squad
Member Apearances: Chiriku, Kazuma, Kitane, Nauma, Sarutobi Asuma, Seitou, Tou'u

Chiriku
The Twelve Guardians are an elite group assigned to protect the Fire Country Daimyou. The members are identified by the "Fire" kanji marked loincloths they wear.

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Yomi's Yon Ninshuu (Four Man Team)
Four Man Team Base of Operations: Demon Country
Classification: Ninja Squad
Member Apearances: Yomi, Kusuna, Gitai, Setsuna, Shizuku

Yomi
Yomi and his four man team operated out of the Demon Country. Yomi was a survivor of a shinobi clan who served under Mouryou, a powerful demonic entity which had its soul split from its physical body. Yomi sought to revive Mouryou and allowed him to inhabit his body. Yomi used Mouryou's demonic power to grant his four man team access to elemental and dark chakra not their own.