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Mission Guide



In addition to acting as the army for their country, the ninja village also acts as a business. Each day clients will come to the village and pay for the services of the ninja. These jobs can range from the mundane (walk the feudal lord's dog), to the assassination of deadly wanted criminals. As needed the Kage or Jounin master of a Genin team can assign missions in furtherance of a duty to the country that are unpaid.

These jobs are thus divided into difficulty ranks of S, A, B, C and D and then given to ninja based on their ability. If the mission is completed successfully, the client will then pay the village. The easiest and least deadly jobs are given to the Genin, these are called "D-Rank". The D-Rank missions also help to build teamwork skills among the new Ninja Academy graduates. D-Rank are therefore non-combat with low pay. The "C-Rank" missions will be given to Chuunin and skilled Genin. These include protective escorts and missions with some chance of bodily harm. It can include capturing wild animals and mine clearing. "B-Rank" missions will be given to Special Jounin and Chuunin. These also include protective escort, gathering foreign intelligence and killing of ninja. Open battle is generally not an issue during this mission type. The next highest rank missions, "A-Rank" are given to Jounin and Special Jounin. These include vital missions between nations, escorting VIPs and maneuvers against offensive ninja forces. Thus these missions will almost always involve combat and risk of death. At the highest and most dangerous is "S-rank", given to Jounin. These missions include assassination of important persons, transporting classified documents and materials. With the extreme danger comes a very high rate of pay.

Caution, minor spoilers below.

Below are listed the official depicted missions in Naruto. To see the listings for the number of missions the ninja in the world of Naruto have completed, please see their respective full biography. In the entries below, "Official" designate missions under order by the Hokage in the original manga. "Unofficial" mark missions carried out in anime filler, original animated videos or movies.

Destroy the Grass Country Bridge [Official]

Rank: Unknown (Probable A)
Team: Rin, Uchiha Obito > Hatake Kakashi
Type: Destroy
Status: Completed

Approximately 13 years before the start of the series, Hatake Kakashi and his teammates Rin and Obito were ordered to destroy a bridge in the Grass Country. This was ordered to cut off a supply line for the advancing Hidden Rock army. The mission was a success but Obito died during its undertaking.
Lost Pet "Tora" Search Mission [Official]

Rank: D
Team: Haruno Sakura, Uzumaki Naruto, Uchiha Sasuke > Hatake Kakashi
Type: Search
Client: Madame Shijimi
Status: Completed

Team 7 was hired by the Feudal Lord's wife to find her lost cat. This early mission only served to frustrate Naruto. His complaints after this mission caused the Hokage to give the team their first C-Rank mission.
Protection of Bridge-builder Tazuna [Official]

Rank: C (Rank A Difficulty)
Team: Haruno Sakura, Uzumaki Naruto, Uchiha Sasuke > Hatake Kakashi
Type: Escort
Client: Tazuna
Status: Completed

Team 7 were hired to escort bridge builder Tazuna back to his home in the Wave Country. Though a C-Rank mission in name, this mission proved more deadly than Team 7 would have guessed. Had Tazuna revealed that ninja were targetting him, the mission cost and rank difficulty would have increased. Though the mission should have been ranked A, Team 7 had the mission identified as rank C in their files.
Weed Pulling [Unofficial]

Rank: D
Team: Haruno Sakura, Uzumaki Naruto, Uchiha Sasuke > Hatake Kakashi
Type: Task
Status: Completed

Team 7 was hired to pull the lead from an old womans yard. Naruto went a little overboard though and it up pulling out all the herbs in her garden.
Trash Collection [Unofficial]

Rank: D
Team: Haruno Sakura, Uzumaki Naruto, Uchiha Sasuke > Hatake Kakashi
Type: Task
Status: Completed

Team 7 was hired to pick up trash out of a stream near the village. Yet again, the mission proved to have its difficult points for Naruto.
Dog Walking [Unofficial]

Rank: D
Team: Haruno Sakura, Uzumaki Naruto, Uchiha Sasuke > Hatake Kakashi
Type: Task
Status: Completed

Team 7 was hired to walk several dogs. Naruto volunteered to walk the brutish dog and it pretty much walked Naruto to wherever the dog wanted to go, whether it was into a dangerous area or not.
Rescue Naruto and Konohamaru [Unofficial]

Rank: Unknown (Probable C)
Team: Haruno Sakura, Uchiha Sasuke
Type: Rescue
Status: Completed

After Naruto and Konohmaru run into trouble in Akagahara, Kakashi gives Sasuke and Sakura a mission to rescue the two.
Protect Waterfall Ninja Shibuki [Unofficial]

Rank: C (Rank A Difficulty)
Team: Haruno Sakura, Uzumaki Naruto, Uchiha Sasuke > Hatake Kakashi
Type: Escort
Client: Shibuki
Status: Completed

Team 7 was hired to protect Shibuki, the young ninja leader of Waterfall village, as he returned to his home village. Upon reaching the village entrance, Kakashi returned to Konoha for a Jounin meeting. Soon after the group came under attack from Rain and Waterfall missing-nins. With the help of Team 7, he ended their threat. Had Konoha been aware of the danger before the mission start, it would have probably been assigned a higher rank.
Clean Up Garbage at Waterfall Village [Unofficial]

Rank: Unknown (Probable D)
Team: Haruno Sakura, Uzumaki Naruto, Uchiha Sasuke
Type: Task
Client: Shibuki
Status: Completed

Team 7 was hired to help clean up garbage outside the secret entrance to Hidden Waterfall Village.
Track Sasuke and Gaara of the Sand [Official]

Rank: A
Team: Haruno Sakura, Nara Shikamaru, Uzumaki Naruto
Type: Backup
Status: Completed

During the invasion of Hidden Leaf by Sand and Sound, Uchiha Sasuke went in pursuit of Gaara. Hatake Kakashi ordered Sakura, Naruto and Shikamaru to track Sasuke and provide backup.
Do Work on a Fire Country Farm [Unofficial]

Rank: Unknown (Probable D)
Team: Haruno Sakura, Uzumaki Naruto, Uchiha Sasuke > Hatake Kakashi
Type: Task
Status: Completed

Team 7 was hired to do work on a farm in the Fire country.
Protect and Escort Morino Idate [Unofficial]

Rank: B
Team: Haruno Sakura, Uzumaki Naruto, Uchiha Sasuke
Type: Escort
Client: Wasabi Jirocho
Status: Completed

Team 7 was hired to protect Morino Idate, a runner in the Todoroki Shrine race in the Tea Country.
Find and Return Tsunade [Official]

Rank: B
Team: Uzumaki Naruto > Jiraiya
Type: Search
Status: Completed

After the Third Hokage was killed in battle, the village had to look for a new Hokage. Jiraiya and Naruto set out to find Tsunade, one of the Sannin, and ask her to become the next Hokage.
Protect Fujikaze Yukie [Unofficial]

Rank: A
Team: Haruno Sakura, Uzumaki Naruto, Uchiha Sasuke > Hatake Kakashi
Type: Escort
Client: Movie Studio
Status: Completed

Team 7 was hired to escort actress Fujikaze Yukie to the Snow Country. When it was revealed that Fujikaze Yukie was really Kazahana Koyuki, they protected her against the actions of her uncle Dotou and his Hidden Snow ninja.
Find and Return Sasuke [Official]

Rank: A
Team: Akimichi Chouji, Hyuuga Neji, Inuzuka Kiba, Uzumaki Naruto > Nara Shikamaru
Type: Rescue
Status: Failed

After Sasuke fled the village to join Orochimaru, the Hokage ordered Shikamaru to retrieve him. Shikamaru gathered a team which ultimately failed in stopping Sasuke.
Find Hidden Sound [Unofficial]

Rank: A
Team: Haruno Sakura, Uzumaki Naruto > Jiraiya
Type: Search
Status: Completed

When Naruto failed to return Sasuke to the village, he was given the opportunity to find Hidden Sound's location with the help of Jiraiya and Sakura.
Find and Use the Bikochou [Unofficial]

Rank: Unknown (Probable C)
Team: Hyuuga Hinata, Inuzuka Kiba, Uzumaki Naruto > Aburame Shino
Type: Search
Status: Failed

Looking for other avenues to track down Sasuke, Shino suggested they hunt the Bikochou. This was a rare bug which had excellent sent tracking abilities. When the team found the Bikochou's habitat, they learned rival bug users from Hidden Rock were also trying to find it. The team eventually found the Bikochou, but Naruto's clueless actions ruined their one chance to use its powerful scent tracking.
Liberate Katabami Gold Mine [Unofficial]

Rank: Unknown (Probable C)
Team: Hyuuga Neji, Rock Lee, TenTen, Uzumaki Naruto
Type: Search
Client: Sangorou, Hachidai and Rokusuke
Status: Completed

Miners from the Katabami gold mine fled their village seeking assistance from the Kurosuki family who took over their operations. The team of Neji, Lee, TenTen and Naruto volunteered. Naruto joined in the hopes of gathering information about Kisame and Itachi, as the Kurosuki leader Raiga was once an associate of Kisame.
Capture Gosunkugi [Unofficial]

Rank: Unknown (Probable C)
Team: Hyuuga Hinata, Inuzuka Kiba, Uzumaki Naruto
Type: Search/Capture
Client: Tea Country Daimyou
Status: Failed (Partial Success)

Kiba, Hinata and Naruto were ordered to track down and capture the notorious thief Gosunkugi. Shino was originally scheduled to go on the mission but he was busy with another mission at the time. For that reason Naruto went in his place. Gosunkugi had stolen a valuable teapot from the Tea Country daimyou. Though the Leaf ninja eventually tracked him down, a bounty hunter named Sazanami caught him first and turned him over to authorities.
Investigate the Noroimusha [Unofficial]

Rank: Unknown (Probable C)
Team: Hyuuga Neji, TenTen, Uzumaki Naruto > Hatake Kakashi
Type: Search/Capture
Client: Chishima
Status: Completed

The capital of the Bird Country had recently been terrorized by a ghostly warrior. Chishima, the attendant of a Bird Country minister came to Konoha in the hopes its ninja could investigate and take care of the ghostly figure. Konoha eventually learned who was acting as the ghost and help root out a plot to overthrow the country leadership.
Investigate the Sea Monster [Unofficial]

Rank: Unknown (Probable C)
Team: Aburame Shino, Uzumaki Naruto, Yamanaka Ino > Mitrashi Anko
Type: Search/Destroy
Client: Hitode
Status: Completed

The Sea Country sent payments to the Water Country for protection. When these boats came under attack from a mysterious Sea Monster, they contacted Konoha to help them stop it. The actual sea monster may have been two entities, the transformed Isaribi or Amachi's Umibouzu creature.
Protect Kunihisa [Unofficial]

Rank: D
Team: Uzumaki Naruto
Type: Task
Client: Kunijiro
Status: Completed

The skilled jeweler Kunijiro came to Hidden Leaf to arrange for a ninja to help babysit Kunihisa, his immature and selfish son. Kunihisa was obsessed with ninjas, so his father asked Konoha to watch over him for the day. While on the mission, Tsunade also assigned Naruto several other D rank missions, including picking up trash, repairing a bridge and getting rid of an unruly boar.
Treasure Hunt Training [Unofficial]

Rank: Unknown (Probable D)
Team: Hyuuga Hinata, Inuzuka Kiba, Uzumaki Naruto
Type: Search/Training
Client: Kaisen Agari
Status: Completed

Tsunade ordered Hinata, Kiba and Naruto to search for a buried treasure. She warned that if they failed they would be sent back to the Academy. When on the mission, the team was confronted by a clan which could copy their appearance. The trio moved to stop the clan and bring the treasure back. Upon completing the mission, they learned that it was all a test, to see how well they worked as a team since they failed many of their previous missions together.
Castle Repair [Unofficial]

Rank: Unknown (Probable D)
Team: Uzumaki Naruto
Type: Task
Status: Completed

Tsunade dispatched Naruto on this "important" solo mission, which only entailed helping repair a castle, much to Naruto's disappointment.
Protect the Meteor [Unofficial]

Rank: Unknown (Probable C)
Team: Rock Lee, TenTen, Uzumaki Naruto > Hyuuga Neji
Type: Protection
Client: Hidden Star
Status: Failed

Hidden Star village sought help protecting their chakra enhancing meteor. When the Leaf ninja travelled to the Bear Country to assist, they uncovered a plot by the village leaders to use the meteor to sit equal with the Five Great Shinobi Countries. By the mission's end, the meteor was destroyed.
Retrieve Gaara from Akatsuki [Official]

Rank: Unknown (Probable S)
Team: Hatake Kakashi, Haruno Sakura, Hyuuga Neji, Might Guy, Rock Lee, Tenten, Uzumaki Naruto
Type: Rescue
Status: Completed

Team 7 and Team Guy were sent to help retrieve Gaara from Akatsuki. Though he died before they could rescue him, Sand Kunoichi Chiyo gave her life to resurrect him.
Meet Sasori's Spy [Official]

Rank: Unknown (Probable A)
Team: Haruno Sakura, Uzumaki Naruto, Sai > Yamato
Type: Spy
Status: Completed

After Sasori revealed he had a spy in Hidden Sound, Konoha dispatched Team 7 to impersonate the Akatsuki member and make contact with the spy. They hoped to learn about Orochimaru's whereabouts but were surprised to learn Orochimaru himself planned to assassinate Sasori at the meeting.
Hunt Hidan and Kakuzu [Official]

Rank: Unknown (Probable S)
Team: Akimichi Choji, Nara Shikamaru, Yamanaka Ino > Hatake Kakashi
Type: Search/Assassination
Status: Completed

After Asuma was cut down in battle by Hidan and Kakuzu, the remaining Team 10 members swore revenge. Though the Fifth Hokage didn't approve of their mission initially, the addition of Hatake Kakashi as captain finally met her approval.
Backup Team 10 [Official]

Rank: Unknown (Probable S)
Team: Haruno Sakura, Uzumaki Naruto, Sai > Yamato
Type: Backup
Status: Completed

After Choji, Ino, Shikamaru and Kakashi left to hunt Hidan and Kakuzu, Team 7 were sent to back them up once Naruto completed his new jutsu. When they arrived, Naruto unleashed his new Rasen Shuriken technique against Akatsuki for the first time.
Investigate Orochimaru's Hideout [Unofficial]

Rank: Unknown (Probable A)
Team: Inuzuka Kiba, Aburame Shino, Hyuuga Hinata > Hatake Kakashi
Haruno Sakura, Uzumaki Naruto, Sai > Yamato
Rock Lee, Ten Ten, Yamanaka Ino > Shizune
Type: Search
Status: Failed

After ANBU found one of Orochimaru's potential bases, Tsunade dispatched teams to investigate. This mission goal later changed to sealing the Sanbi, when the Bijuu was revealed nearby.