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They are sharpened, four-pronged metal stars and useful for throwing. Although small, they can be used to distract, pin down enemy shinobi, or if accurate enough, can be deadly. They have an open circle in the centre, used for grabbing with a finger, to avoid cutting oneself, or to put thread through. The circle is also beneficial to the weapons overall aerodynamics, ensuring more accurate trajectories.
Naruto throws a Shuriken straight forward. The projectile's range extends to more than the entire length of Final Destination. The projectile deals 10% damage and horizontal knockback, but little vertical knockback, which can be used to lock a character at higher percentages, but has terrible priority. The only character that was able to dodge it without pressing the shield button was Kirby as he could just duck down and dodge it since his body was compact prior to demo version 0.8a, where this attack became a part of Naruto's back throw and its place as a special move was taken by the Shadow Clone Toss. In v0.9, the Shuriken's design has changed.
|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|