There are many teams featured on Naruto that are strong, but which one can be considered the strongest of them all?
Throughout the Naruto series, shinobi have been seen get divided into a unit of three people, with a Jonin leader at the top, commanding them. Distributed on the basis of their skills and to maintain balance throughout the unit, the teams are often sent on various missions, the difficulty of which usually depends on their skill and ninja rank.[external_link_head]
This ninja system, while more prominent in Konoha, has also been adopted throughout the five nations. Each generation of shinobi has produced some great teams which have left their mark on history. Here are the 10 strongest ninja teams in Naruto that we’ve witnessed.
Updated on August 13th, 2020 by Josh Davison: The five nations have several shinobi teams to defend them, and Boruto has introduced a new generation shinobi teams to be ranked. While this article already included Boruto’s team, they aren’t the only new ninja team introduced in the continuation series. On top of that, there are many self-constructed teams that fall outside of the traditional shinobi team system in the many hidden villages. We are going to add in those other shinobi teams to expand this list with five new entries.
15 Team Dosu
This is a team that is often forgotten by people who didn’t play the Naruto CCG and the online turn-based game, Naruto Arena. They were a team of shinobi organized by Orochimaru to help him infiltrate the Chuunin Exams for Naruto’s generation of Genin. The team consisted of Zaku, Dosu, and Kin. They attacked Sasuke and Sakura in the Forest of Death and were ultimately killed. Dosu was slain by Gaara, and Zaku and Kin were killed when used as hosts for the First and Second Hokage when Orochimaru resurrected them to fight the Third Hokage.
14 Team 5
Team 5 was formed in Boruto and led by Udon. It is made up of Metal Lee, Denki, and Iwabee. Metal Lee is the only one who has been really expanded upon in the manga, and he is a master of taijutsu like his father, Rock Lee. Iwabee has been shown to be a proficient earth-using ninja in the anime, and Denki is left to be a fairly weak bookworm. This leaves the team short one member for now, which is foremost among the reasons they are at the bottom of this list. However, Boruto may yet show this team to be a powerhouse.
13 Team 8
Led by the Jonin Kurenai Yuhi, Team 8 included Kiba, Hinata, and Shino. Widely considered as one of the most underrated teams in Konoha, Team 8 is actually very powerful and specializes in tracking and detection. By the conclusion of the Naruto series, this team went on to become very successful, completing a formidable number of missions along the way. Even without Kurenai, they played a significant role in the 4th Great Ninja War right to its very end. It goes without saying that Team 8 is one of the strongest in the series.[external_link offset=1]
12 Team Samui
Team Samui hails from the Village Hidden in the Clouds and is made up of Samui, Karui, and Omoi. They were sent as emissaries from the Cloud Village to the Leaf Village after Sasuke’s attack on Killer Bee, and later to the Kage Summit. The team is largely skilled in weapon usage, though Omoi shows the ability to use lighting techniques. While the team may have been immensely powerful, we haven’t been shown much of their capability beyond largely sword-based techniques.
11 New Team 10
Boruto’s Team 10 unites the new generation of Ino-Shika-Cho, with Chocho, Shikadai, and Inojin and is led by Moegi — an old friend and peer of Konohamaru. This is the team that has been most expanded upon most in Boruto outside the Team 7 of the new generation. The new team of Ino-Shika-Cho has already shown to have power and skill akin to their predecessors, and may yet be able to surpass the former Team 10.
10 Team 10
Asuma Sarutobi’s Team 10 was, undoubtedly, one of the best teams in the entire series. As the 16th generation of Ino-Shika-Cho, this team was built upon incredible teamwork and shrewd tactics, which made up for the lack of strength. Its members were Shikamaru Nara, known for his intellect, Ino Yamanaka, famous for her sensory Jutsu, and Choji Akimichi, the reliable powerhouse when it came to fighting. Together, these three made, arguably, the steadiest team that we’ve seen in Naruto. Their sensei, Asuma, isn’t someone to be underestimated either.
9 Team Tobirama
One of the more mysterious teams in Naruto, Team Tobirama existed back during the initial years of Konoha’s formation. As suggested by its name, this team was led by Tobirama Senju and its members were Hiruzen Sarutobi, Koharu Utatane, and Homura Mitokado.
Hiruzen became a renowned shinobi and surpassed Tobirama long before he even hit his prime. Meanwhile, both Koharu and Homura went on to become the respected elders of Konohagakure. Unfortunately, their exploits as a team remain unknown, but they were likely one of the strongest of their time, if not the strongest.
8 Gaara’s Team
Gaara’s Team from Naruto included Gaara himself, and two of his siblings, Kankuro and Temari. As the children of the 4th Kazekage, Rasa, all three of these shinobi were excellent in combat, especially as a team. Unsurprisingly, Gaara was the strongest among the three, although Kankuro and Temari weren’t too far behind either. By the beginning of Naruto Shippuden, Temari and Kankuro had both acquired the rank of a Jonin, while Gaara had risen to the rank of a Kage, also becoming the youngest Kage ever in the process. This team was full of prodigies who displayed their potential to the maximum.
7 Team Konohamaru
One of the teams from Naruto‘s new generation, Team Konohamaru is led by the grandson of the Third Hokage, Konohamaru Sarutobi. Its members are quite high-profile as well, including the likes of Boruto Uzumaki, the son of the Seventh Hokage, Sarada Uchiha, Sasuke’s daughter, and Mitsuki, Orochimaru’s child. All three of these genin are exceptional and their teamwork is pretty good as well. For now, Mitsuki seems to be the strongest out of all three, followed by Boruto Uzumaki, and finally Sarada Uchiha. Although they don’t appear strong, they’re surprisingly tenacious and can even take down the toughest of foes, such as Ao.
6 Team Jiraiya (Ame Orphans)
Team Jiraiya included the Amegakure orphans that Jiraiya once trained during the second great ninja war. This team included Yahiko, Konan, and Nagato, all of which were orphaned by the incessant war that ravaged their land. Under Jiraiya’s tutelage, they become extremely proficient in Ninjutsu, and later on, set up the Akatsuki, with the initial goal of peace in their minds.
The strongest of this team was, undoubtedly, Nagato since he possessed the Rinnegan. Both Konan and Yahiko were also very impressive and had become strong enough to lead a large battalion of ninjas devoted to their cause until Hanzo and Danzo’s little trick destroyed them from the inside.
5 Team Minato
Team Minato was formed sometime before the Third Great Ninja War and was led by the Yellow Flash, Minato Namikaze. Their ranks included the likes of Kakashi Hatake, Obito Uchiha, and Rin Nohara. Due to his impeccable talent, Kakashi was promoted to the rank of a Jonin in no time, and so, his skill was higher when compared to the other two. Nonetheless, Obito and Rin were more than capable of fighting strong enemies, as seen in the Third Great Ninja War. Although their teamwork was barely ever seen, Kakashi and Obito combined exceptionally well, and Rin provided the much needed back up as well.
4 Team Guy
Led by one of Konoha’s strongest Jonin, Might Guy, Team Guy consisted of Rock Lee, Hyuga Neji, and Tenten. Just like Guy, Lee specializes in the use of Taijutsu and has mastered the Eight Inner Gates over the years. Neji was Hyuga prodigy, strong enough to be promoted to the rank of Jonin during the two-year time-skip, while Tenten is an exceptionally skilled Kunoichi as well. Unfortunately, this team is no longer active after the death of Neji Hyuga during the Fourth Great Ninja War. Nonetheless, it featured some of the fiercest shinobi that we’ve seen in the Naruto series.[external_link offset=2]
While this isn’t a team founded by a shinobi village, it has the number and structure of an official team. Sasuke, Karin, Suigetsu, and Jugo make up the team and it was led by Sasuke himself. It was initially intended to hunt down Itachi, which is when it was called Hebi. However, the team rebranded itself Taka when it began working with the Akatsuki. They first hunted down Killer Bee and later ambushed the Kage Summit. Sasuke was already a very powerful shinobi at that point, and Jugo and Suigetsu are nothing to shrug off either. Karin backs up the team with her unique healing abilities, and overall they make a deadly and powerful team.
2 Team Hiruzen
One of the strongest teams to ever exist and arguably the most popular, Team Hiruzen consisted of Jiraiya, Orochimaru, and Tsunade Senju. In their prime, they went on to earn the title of “The Legendary Sannin”. All three of Hiruzen’s students were strong enough to be Kage, with Orochimaru having been put forward for the position of the Fourth Hokage, Jiraiya having rejected the position on a number of occasions, and Tsunade being the Fifth Hokage of Konoha. They didn’t always get along with each other, but when they did, enemies cowered in fear.
1 Team 7
The strongest known three-man cell that we’ve seen in Naruto, Team 7 was led by the Jonin Kakashi Hatake. It included Naruto Uzumaki, Sasuke Uchiha, and Sakura Haruno. Right from the beginning of the series, this team displayed extremely high potential, the likes of which can be seen only once in a generation. By adulthood, all of them have become capable shinobi, and to date, their teamwork remains unmatched. One of their biggest feats includes defeating Kaguya Otsutsuki, a godly being, all on their own. Without a doubt, Team 7 is the strongest known team in the entirety of Naruto.
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