How come Pakkun can talk to Kakashi when summoned (in fact almost all summoned toads can talk), but Akamaru, who was brought up by Kiba since he was a pup, cannot speak?


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Although both Pakkun and Akamaru are considered ninken (dogs with heightened senses and abilities, and as such, working alongside shinobis), the only difference between them is Pakkun is actually a Summon (much like sage toads). Summons are basically supernatural animal spirits and they take on anthropomorphic qualities like talking, using weapons, wearing clothes etc. Akamaru is basically a highly trained dog that can use ninjutsu.

Atleast, Akamaru tried talking.

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