This long running anime series will have at least a few filler episodes that not worth your time. So today we are going to tell you about all Naruto filler episodes.
Naruto was an anime series that ran from 2002 to 2007. In total 220 episodes of Naruto were aired. With a total of 90 reported filler episodes, Naruto has a high filler percentage of 41%.
Naruto Uzumaki is a young ninja rejected by his village for having the Nine-Tailed beast sealed within him. Naruto works toward his dreams of becoming the leader of the village called the Hokage and having the respect of the other villagers.
All Naruto Filler Episodes List That Not Worth Your Time
Here’s the quick list of episodes that are canon and the ones that are filler:
Canon Episodes: 1-25, 27-96, 98, 100, 107-135, 220
Filler Episodes: 26, 97, 99, 101-106, 136-219
Now lets begin the list of all Naruto filler episodes.
1. Episode 26 : Special Report: Live from the Forest of Death!
The episode is an anime-exclusive episode for Konohamaru and his classmates’ news report starring the Chunin-in-training.
Before the second exam can begin, Konohamaru and his friends pull the members of Team 7 aside for interviews, where they retell the story up until this point.
They discuss the Hokages, the rogue ninja etc.
2. Episode 97 : Kidnapped! Naruto’s Hot Spring Adventure!
On their way back to Konoha, the group takes a break at a hot spring town.
Naruto learns that two ninja of the Akagi family cannot return home unless they collect Tsunade’s debts, and attempts to help them.
Shizune, fearing that Tsunade’s debts, if exposed, would jeopardize her chances of becoming Hokage, disguises herself as Tsunade to stop Naruto, but neither of them realizes that the debt had already been paid.
3. Episode 101 : Gotta See! Gotta Know! Kakashi-Sensei’s True Face!
In this episode based on a special omake, Naruto convinces Sasuke and Sakura Haruno to help him see what Kakashi’s face looks like under his mask.
Each one of their plans, such as buying him ramen to force him to remove his mask while he eats, fails in a comedic fashion.
At the same time, they inadvertently and unknowingly thwart attempts by three ninja to kill Kakashi for goofy reasons.
Finally, Kakashi agrees to take off his mask, revealing another slightly paler mask beneath it.
4. Episode 102 : Mission: Help an Old Friend in the Land of Tea
Team 7, without Kakashi, is given a mission to protect a young man, Idate, during his foot race against a rival clan that will settle the feud between the two.
Idate, however, has a strong distaste for ninja. At the start of the race, he runs off in the wrong direction, confusing everyone.
5. Episode 103 : The Race is on! Trouble on the High Seas!
Team 7 follows Idate to another port, which makes for a better starting point of the boating part of the race, due to the winds and the current.
En route, they are attacked by the Rain ninja from the Chunin exam, who have been hired by the other clan.
Team 7 defends Idate and tell him to swim for the shore, while they follow later. He does so, but is confronted by Aoi, an Amegakure ninja.
6. Episode 104 : Run Idate Run! Nagi Island Awaits!
Aoi taunts Idate and attacks him. Team 7, who are still swimming for the island, are attacked underwater by the Rain ninja.
Using the first step of training for the Rasengan, Naruto creates a huge whirlpool that saves them. They then try to rescue Idate, but prove to be no match for Aoi, who poisons them and leaves.
Sakura gives them all medicine Tsunade had given her, and they seek shelter in a cave. Idate explains that he was once a Leaf ninja, but was tricked by Aoi into betraying the village after failing the Chunin Exam.
7. Episode 105 : A Fierce Battle of Rolling Thunder!
Fukusuke continues to celebrate with women and food when Aoi warns him that he might be celebrating prematurely. Naruto Uzumaki, carrying Idate, ascends the long flight of stairs to the Modoroki Shrine.
Idate grabs the orb and heads out on his own two feet, but they are soon confronted by Aoi, waiting with Tobirama’s sword of Raijin that he had Idate steal for him.
Both Naruto’s Rasengan and Sasuke’s Chidori are repelled by the sword, though the latter is able to crack it slightly.
8. Episode 106 : The Last Leg: A Final Act of Desperation
When Sasuke Uchiha and Sakura Haruno are defeated, it is up to Naruto to defeat Aoi so Idate can continue the race.
After a few failed attacks, Naruto is finally able to defeat Aoi, which means Idate can continue the race.
Though Fukusuke is already near the finish line, with determination and encouragement from Naruto, Idate manages to catch up and win the race, saving the Wasabi Clan.
9. Episode 136 : Deep Cover!? A Super S-Ranked Mission!
Jiraiya begins to worry about Naruto and Sakura’s well-being. He then requests that Tsunade send the two on a mission with him.
He finds Naruto, telling Sakura he is not going to stop her from going after Sasuke, but he is going with her, and tells them about the mission.
They head off to the Land of Rice Fields to find the Hidden Sound Village, and hopefully Sasuke as well.
10. Episode 137 : A Town of Outlaws, the Shadow of the Fuma Clan
Naruto, Sakura, and Jiraiya end up in a town that is worse than the one out of which they were chased. Jiraiya heads off and leaves Naruto and Sakura to get food.
Along the way, they find the female ninja that attacked them before. Because the ninja is injured, Naruto and Sakura fight some Sound ninja to save her.
They then learn that her name is Sasame, and that she is looking for her cousin Arashi, who went with several members of their clan to join Orochimaru to revive the clan.
11. Episode 138 : Pure Betrayal, and a Fleeting Plea!
When Sasame drugs Naruto, Sakura and Jiraiya, she prepares to let them be given to Orochimaru in order for her to be led to Arashi.
But, when she discovers that they were planning to be killed, she begs the ones about to do so to stop. Naruto reveals that he and the others faked being put to sleep, and attack.
Kagerou attacks Naruto and Jiraiya with a powerful technique that shortens her life, then escapes with Jigumo and Kamikiri.
When Jigumo and Kamikiri discover that they were being used by Orochimaru, they attack him, but are apparently killed.
12. Episode 139 : Pure Terror! The House of Orochimaru
Sasame leads Naruto, Jiraiya, and Sakura to Orochimaru’s hideout. They send Sasame back to the village because of the danger level. Jiraiya summons Gamakichi to go in first and investigate. The four come to three tunnels.
Jiraiya goes off to the right, Naruto and Sakura down the middle and Gamakichi down the left. Through the tunnels, they find several deadly booby-traps and dangers. Naruto easily falls for the first, but manages to rescue Sakura from the rest. It comes to the point where there is a trap-door in which Naruto saves Sakura from, falling into it himself.
He tells her to go on without him. Sakura trusts him and leaves, Naruto ends up in a dark room with many bamboo sticks and struggles to get free.Meanwhile, as Sakura enters a large vacant room she battles Kabuto Yakushi and Orochimaru, who already have the upper hand.
13. Episode 140 : Two Heartbeats: Kabuto’s Trap
In the room Naruto’s in, he encounters Gamakichi, who seems to be of no use in his struggle, the room soon floods with water. Sakura attempts to battle Kabuto, telling him that she believes Naruto and herself will save Sasuke together.
She soon loses focus when Kabuto begins harassing her with thoughts of Sasuke’s inevitable death. He states that ” Sasuke is already dead, and you two can meet with him in the afterlife.” She begins sobbing and remains still as Kabuto is about to murder her. Naruto arrives in the nick of time to save Sakura, but she is still petrified in tears.
Naruto tells her not to believe him, takes her away and a battle ensues. Naruto battles Kabuto viciously using Shadow-Clones, but Kabuto defeats them with a fire technique. Eventually, Naruto corners and defeats him with the Rasengan, injuring him badly.
14. Episode 142 : The Three Villains from the Maximum Security Prison
With the events of the Rice Field Country behind them, everyone prepares for their training. But, a new threat soon arises.
Mizuki is back, and he’s planning to break out of Konoha’s Correctional Facility along with the help of Fujin and Raijin, the Legendary Stupid Brothers.
However, this time Orochimaru may be pulling the strings. Asuma and Kurenai are sent to interrogate Mizuki, but they run into trouble on the way. Naruto shows up and find the two jonin injured and defeated.
15. Episode 143 : Tonton! I’m Counting on You!
Shizune and her team encounter Mizuki, but all of them are defeated. When Tonton comes back to warn Tsunade, Naruto takes the initiative to find Shizune with Tonton’s help. Kakashi arrives and finds out the situation.
Unfortunately, he has another mission. So, he summons Pakkun who will guide Iruka to Naruto. Iruka eventually catches up to Naruto and Pakkun sends Tonton back to the village. Pakkun leads them and they soon find Shizune.
They chase after Mizuki, when they soon fall into a trap. Iruka reveals that Shizune is not Shizune, but actually Mizuki. Mizuki attacks Iruka while Naruto deals with Fujin and Raijin. Naruto soon finds that his attacks are ineffective.
16. Episode 144 : A New Squad! Two People and a Dog?!
Naruto is having trouble with the two brothers, and Iruka is having his share of difficulties with Mizuki. Iruka struggles to try to get the old Mizuki back, but Mizuki explains the only reason he was ever nice to Iruka was because he wanted to be the Hokage’s favorite too.
He wanted Iruka to be miserable, and not to have everyone else be so kind to Iruka and not himself. Iruka and Mizuki then prepare to fight again. Meanwhile, after many shadow clone attacks, Naruto finally has a chance to use Rasengan.
The brothers accidentally destroy their lunch and make Naruto’s attack hit his shadow clones. As they prepare to kill him, Shikamaru, Choji, and Ino come to the rescue.
17. Episode 145 : A New Formation: Ino-Shika-Cho!
Team 10 tells Naruto that they will take care of the brothers, and use their combined skills to immobilize them. Naruto leaves to catch up to Iruka, who is fighting Mizuki in a building used to test academy instructors.
It is revealed that Iruka and Mizuki are childhood friends, although Mizuki only hoped to get close to the Hokage.
Mizuki reveals that he has become stronger and learned new techniques while in prison, and destroys the building they are in.
18. Episode 146 : Orochimaru’s Shadow
Naruto, Iruka, and Pakkun meet up with Mizuki’s fiancée Tsubaki, and she has come to offer help to the three, feeling responsible for not having stopped him earlier.
Meanwhile, Shikamaru, Ino, and Choji are having trouble holding the two brothers off, and they know that they can’t defeat them, so they are stalling for time.
Meanwhile, Tsunade discovers a startling secret about Mizuki and Orochimaru, and leaves to intervene. Naruto, Iruka, Pakkun, and Tsubaki finally reach Mizuki, but it’s too late, he’s already completed the formula he was making.
Now that he’s drank it, he turns into a new monstrous form. And, Naruto has recognized Mizuki’s transformation as one nearly identical to that of Orochimaru’s cursed seal.
19. Episode 147 : A Clash of Fate: You Can’t Bring Me Down
Mizuki is determined to make Naruto and Iruka suffer, and it appears like he has the upper edge with his improved strength and speed. Meanwhile, Ino, Choji, and Shikamaru are at their limits, and now Fujin and Raijin are free.
That is until Tsunade shows up and defeats them both easily. Fujin and Raijin surrender and agree to return peacefully to the institution. Mizuki on the other hand has converted all of his speed to power and prepares to finish Naruto off.
But, Iruka thinks up a plan and traps Mizuki, giving Naruto the chance to use the Rasengan on him. Mizuki reverts to his original form, badly damaged when Tsunade shows up and explains everything about the potion Mizuki took.
20. Episode 148 : Search for the Rare Bikochu Beetle
Naruto is frustrated by Mizuki’s inability to lead him to Sasuke or Orochimaru, and begins pestering Tsunade to allow him to look for him. Hinata sympathizes with Naruto, and suggests trying to find a way to help him.
Shino realizes that a Bikochu, a very rare insect, could track down Sasuke if it smelled his scent. As Kurenai Yuhi is being hospitalized for injuries suffered during the prison break.
Shino is tasked with leading Team 8 to find the Bikochu, and Naruto joins as the fourth member. It is also revealed that Hinata is practicing a new defensive technique, and has nearly mastered it.
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