As we know, Naruto (Jiraiya's apprentice) has mastered the Sage Mode of toads. Also, Kabuto (Orochimaru's apprentice) has mastered the Sage Mode of snakes. So, my question is, is there a Sage Mode of slugs (related to Tsunade)?

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    It is possible and somewhat likely. It has not been ruled out anywhere, but it hasn't been mentioned anywhere either. – Oded Jul 9 '14 at 12:49
  • Answers can be merely speculation but I do have a theory. – Nara Shikamaru Jul 10 '14 at 3:07
  • Lady tsunades diamond seal on her forehead has nothing to do with sage mode it is a completely different jutsu that stores her chakra yes it does appear that Hashirama is in sage mode in this picture but it does not look anything like tsuandes jutsu. – user6544 Jul 10 '14 at 3:51

The Sage Mode of the slugs is somewhat related to the Sage Mode of Hashirama Senju (First Hokage). He learnt Sage Mode in Shikkotsu Woods/Forest, a legendary place that is equally famous as Mount Myōboku (toad) and Ryūchi Cave (snake). It is the home of the slug Katsuyu, parts of which are summoned by Tsunade and one of her disciples, Sakura Haruno.


In Hashirama's fight with Madara, it appears that he enters a Sage Mode (bottom right corner) similar to Tsunade's, with a diamond shape tatoo-like symbol in her forehead.

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Though it is not explicitly said neither in the manga nor in the anime that Tsunade enters Sage Mode, it is clear that Hashirama did.

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    I was thinking same. – berserk Jul 10 '14 at 14:22
  • @berserk, you can marked it as an answer if this satisfies your question. – Nara Shikamaru Jul 30 '14 at 2:11
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    Hashirama Senju (First Hokage). He learnt Sage Mode in Shikkotsu Woods/Forest can you provide details to support this? – Ero Sɘnnin Sep 24 '15 at 17:20

Sages use nature energy. Tsunades "100 healings technique" uses her own stored chakra.

Also, Hashirama does not use the same healing technique. His is called "Mitotic Regeneration" in his sage mode and it works by increasing the speed at which his cells replicate through mitosis which replaces the damaged or dead cells.

I'm too lazy to find the exact episode, I just watch/read a lot of Naruto..


I also assume that Hashirama used the Slugs-based Sage Mode. I noticed the name Shikkotsu Forest/Wood, "wood" is in the name of the jutsu Hashirama used - the Wood style. This observation makes me conclude that Hashirama is a Slug Sage. I also noticed that Hashirama got a healing jutsu which the slugs used. The jutsu was also inherited by his granddaughter (Tsunade-sama), who also passed the power to her apprentice (Sakura-chan).

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    Can you elaborate a bit more? - I'm not following the wood -> slug jump – Toshinou Kyouko Apr 15 '15 at 5:47
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    The jump in logic is from Shikkotsu Forest/Wood to Wood Style doesn't make any sense. – nhahtdh Apr 16 '15 at 19:42
  • yeah it logic.and,most of the times logic solve's problem that are mystery. – Araromi Enoch Apr 17 '15 at 11:13

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