During Pain's destruction of Konoha, he fought Naruto. When fighting Naruto, Pain hurt Hinata which made Naruto get mad. After a couple of seconds of being mad Naruto started to transform into Kyuubi.

How many tails did he transform to? I've heard and seen people say that he only got six tails, but I always thought he got all nine of them. Or almost got nine, until his dad stopped the transformation.


We see Naruto reaching six tails and fighting Pain, that much is certain.
The wiki claims that after that, we see eight tails, here:
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And we later on see Yamato's hand with the number nine, to which he says he was too late.
However, due to Minato's interference, we do not see Naruto with nine tails.

So, yes, Naruto has gone onto nine tails (He in fact wanted to remove the seal), but we do not see it, and Minato stops it very quickly.


When Naruto's fight with Pain reaches it's peak, Pain uses one of the Sage of Six Paths move called Chibaku Tensei and to overcome the Heavenly body that traps him, Naruto while in 6 tails form is tempted by Kyubi who offers him complete power of the 9 tails in exchange for ripping apart the seal and Naruto does that

Seal has broken Seal broken 2

Now keep in mind that he hasn't torn apart the seal completely it might be 99% broken, that is the seal is still in place and before Naruto breaks the seal 100% his dad appears and reseals Kyubi by means of his own Chakra that he had added to the seal before he passed away at the time of Naruto's birth.

So he reaches 8 tails completely and 9 tails to about 99%, also we can confirm that Naruto almost completely reached 9 tails during the fight because Yamato's palm has the sign for 9 appear, and he says that 'it's too late' see :



Naruto fight with pain cause him to get nine tails. But when he got all nine, he didn’t die or turn into the Kyuubi, instead he was being controlled and forced to break the seal. Fortunately, minato sealed his remaining chakra into Naruto as a baby just in case for this specific situation so he’d reseal the Kyuubi. Same as when he sealed kushina chakra into Naruto to help with the fight Naruto had with the Kyuubi.


During the fight of Naruto vs Pain, Naruto turns to a dead version of the nine-tailed fox, but then his dad's spirit, soul, ghost form, or whatever it's called stopped him from peeling the sealed barrier that kept the nine tails sealed away. His dad the 4th Hokage told him that he was Naruto's dad and that's when Naruto punched him in the stomach and told him how he felt about him sealing the nine tails in him.

If the 4th Hokage didn't pass by and stopped Naruto, if he would have ripped the seal and let out Kurama (nine-tailed fox), Naruto would have turned into a complete version of the nine tails and then the nine tails would have destroyed everything in its path, two outcomes could have happened if Naruto unleashed the nine tails:

  1. Naruto would have the sealed disappear from his stomach or die
  2. Naruto would have been trapped in Kurama.

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