|Shadow Clone Summon|
If performed on the ground, a clone will jump out from the ground and deliver an uppercut (11% damage). If performed in midair, Naruto will form a hand seal and summon two clones that attack with slow dive kicks. (11% damage each clone). If Naruto performs the move next to a ledge, a single air clone will be summoned. Ground clones appear for only a fixed time period, while air clones will not disappear until they hit something. After using mid-air clones (not including ones summoned from the ledge), you will not be able to summon air clones for 1.5 seconds.
The Clone works as a projectile, so it can be deflected by reflector moves (such as Mario's Cape or Fox's Reflector). The move also has decent priority over other projectiles and can be used as a shield, absorbing incoming projectiles.
This move, alongside Shadow Clone Slash and Shadow Clone Toss, requires Naruto Uzumaki to use the Shadow Clone Jutsu (影分身の術, Kage Bunshin no Jutsu, lit. "Shadow Clone Technique") which creates clones of the user. However, these clones are actual copies, not illusions. The user's chakra is evenly distributed among every clone, giving each clone an equal fraction of the user's overall power. The clones are capable of performing techniques on their own and can even bleed, but will usually disperse after one or two solid blows, though even then it may not be enough, as evident when during the Fourth Shinobi World War a few more notable clones of Naruto took heavy hits but did not disperse. The clones can also disperse on their own. The clones will be created in roughly the same condition as the original.
This technique is also known as one of Naruto's best Jutsus, since he can use it to multiply not only himself but also his attacks, as seen with the Rasengan and its many variations, which, combined with this technique, can create extremely massive damage.
- Prior to v0.5b, you could move Naruto to the side while performing this move, and so dodge a reflected clone.
|Standard special move||Rasengan / Rasenshuriken|
|Side special move||Shadow Clone Toss|
|Up special move||Shadow Clone Slash|
|Down special move||Shadow Clone Summon|
|Final Smash||Kyūbi Naruto|