10 powerful summoning animals in Naruto, ranked based on their size

Summoning animals in Naruto ranked from smallest to largest (Image via Studio Pierrot)
Summoning animals in Naruto ranked from smallest to largest (Image via Studio Pierrot)

In Naruto, a shinobi can overpower their opponent by summoning powerful animals during combat. These creatures are not ordinary, and a few of them are even capable of subduing a fully released Tailed Beast with ease. To summon the desired animal, one has to make contact with them.

These creatures carry a large reserve of chakra, through which the summoner can attain mighty feats like rapid healing and enhanced devastating strength. Naruto has a plethora of summoning animals, and not all of them measure the same. This article will list ten powerful summoning animals ranked based on their size.


Summoning animals in Naruto ranked from smallest to largest

10) Kamatari

Kamatari as seen in the anime (Image via Studio Pierrot)
Kamatari as seen in the anime (Image via Studio Pierrot)

Kamatari is the weasel summon of Temari in Naruto. After smearing her blood with her signature giant fan, Temari was able to summon Kamatari amid a devastating whirlwind. After performing the Summoning: Quick Beheading, the technique instantly conjures Kamatari, obliterating everything in his path with his sharp giant Sickles.

Kamatari, despite his huge size, is exceptionally fast, as his movements get enhanced with a whirlwind.


9) Garuda

Garuda as seen in the anime (Image via Studio Pierrot)
Garuda as seen in the anime (Image via Studio Pierrot)

Garuda is a hawk summon larger than an average hawk. Although Garuda doesn’t possess any innate abilities, it can assist its summoner in many ways. Sasuke relies on Garuda mainly as a medium of travel, as the bird can easily carry more than two people.

During Sasuke’s fight with Danzo, Garuda reverted Danzo’s Wind-Enhanced Shuriken at him by clutching it with its talons. Also, it can fly at a blinding speed as immediately after getting summoned, it saved both Naruto and Sasuke from falling into the lava pit of Kaguya Otsutsuki.


8) Giant Clam

Giant Clam as seen in the anime (Image via Studio Pierrot)
Giant Clam as seen in the anime (Image via Studio Pierrot)

The giant clam was the personal summon of the second Mizukage Gengetsu Hozuki. Although the Giant Clam is not capable of going offensive or being defensive, it was capable of casting a powerful Genjutsu after the user executed the Demonic Illusion: Steaming Multistoried Building.

Releasing mist from its siphons creates a realistic illusion that an ordinary shinobi can’t dispel. The Giant Clam is big enough to carry a hundred shinobis on its shell.


7) Moguranmaru

Moguranmaru as seen in the anime (Image via Studio Pierrot)
Moguranmaru as seen in the anime (Image via Studio Pierrot)

Moguranmaru was a gigantic mole that wore a cool shade and a scarf around its neck with a pocket. It was a personal summons for Muyami, who mainly used it to travel beneath the ground undetectably.

This mole didn’t possess any combat abilities or techniques to aid its summoner. Still, it was helpful to hide and escape in situations that did not favor its summoner.


6) Ibuse

Ibuse as seen in the anime (Image via Studio Pierrot)
Ibuse as seen in the anime (Image via Studio Pierrot)

Ibuse was the venomous salamander summon of the legendary Hanzo, who was mostly known for his epithet Hanzo the Salamander. Ibuse is very tall, which is why Hanzo was always found to be at the top of his summons, to keep an eye on everything on the battlefield.

With Ibuse, Hanzo was capable of overpowering the three legendary Sannins with ease. If a person inhales Ibuse’s deadly poison, their body will start getting numb, and after a while, they’ll eventually lose consciousness and die.


5) Giant Ox

Giant Ox as seen in the anime (Image via Studio Pierrot)
Giant Ox as seen in the anime (Image via Studio Pierrot)

Giant Ox was one of Nagato’s gigantic summons scaled 18 meters tall in Naruto. Due to its enormous size, massive horns, and brute strength, it was capable of decimating an entire village by rampaging through it. Nagato installed many dark receivers on the ox to control it through the Deva path like all his summons.

It also had Rinnegan eyes shared by its summoner, which increased its peripheral vision to a greater extent. Jiraiya could have gotten crushed by the Giant Ox if it wasn’t for his Sage Mode.


4) Gamabunta

Gamabunta as seen in the anime (Image via Studio Pierrot)
Gamabunta as seen in the anime (Image via Studio Pierrot)

As the chief of the toads of Mount Myoboku, Gamabunta is highly respected in Naruto. Gamabunta is strong enough to subdue the fully released Nine-Tailed Fox without a sweat. Due to his enormous chakra reserve, Gamabunta never runs out of strength, and in conjunction with his powerful summoner, Jiraiya, he was unstoppable.

Gamabunta is quite tall in size and can shapeshift into anything his summoner visualizes, no matter how big the size would be.


3) Gamahiro

Gamahiro as seen in the anime (Image via Studio Pierrot)
Gamahiro as seen in the anime (Image via Studio Pierrot)

Gamahiro is one of the toads of Mount Myoboku that got showcased in Naruto during Pain Arc. Gamahiro’s size always has been in debate as everyone thought him to be as big as Gamabunta, but in actuality, the former is 5 meters taller than the latter.

Gamahiro carries two enormous swords on his back almost all the time, which is not just for display as he is proficient in Kinjutsu. Gamahiro has also shown exceptional prowess in Taijutsu.


2) 3 Giant Snakes

3 Giant Snakes as seen in the anime (Image via Studio Pierrot)
3 Giant Snakes as seen in the anime (Image via Studio Pierrot)

3 Giant Snakes were the personal summons of Orochimaru, who was majorly associated with the Ryuichi Caves. These snakes were tall and with massive bodies, capable of destroying huge buildings in a city by slithering over them.

Unlike the three-headed snakes in folklores, the 3 Giant Snakes in Naruto were connected at the end of their tails. The 3 Giant Snakes played a pivotal role in Orochimaru’s plan of destroying Konoha.


1) Manda 2

Manda 2 as seen in the anime (Image via Studio Pierrot)
Manda 2 as seen in the anime (Image via Studio Pierrot)

Unlike all the summons in Naruto, Manda 2 was created from the remaining cells of the original Manda, infusing it with various personalized drugs by Kabuto Yakushi. It is the largest Summon in the entirety of Naruto, exceeding even the likes of the Gedo Statue and the fully released Nine-Tailed Fox. Manda 2 is way more powerful than its original counterpart.