All 11 Rasengan Variant Explained !

The Rasengan, a spinning ball of chakra, is known for being Naruto Uzumaki’s trademark technique.

The latter created a lot of Rasengan variants we’ve seen through fillers, manga, games and novels.

rasengan All 11 Rasengan Variant Explained !

However, we’ll focus on those the Rasengan Variants he either had only partial involvement in it or he had none at all.

Updated on May 23, 2024, by Govind: It’s interesting to note that the original name for Rasengan was quite different from what we know it as today. It was initially intended to be called “Halo Frozen Dessert Hair Whorl Jiraiya Twin Formula Sphere.” Quite a mouthful, isn’t it?

It’s fascinating how things can evolve and change over time, even in the world of fictional techniques. Indeed, it has been confirmed that the creator Minato wanted to pay tribute to his sensei Jiraiya. Fortunately, his wife Kushina came up with the brilliant idea of naming this amazing technique Rasengan.

We’ll follow the following parameters :

Basically, the parameters for this article are the following :

  • Rasengan techniques Naruto created will obviously not be included, such as the Rasenshuriken.
  • Variants of Naruto’s own Rasengan variants will be included so long as another character created them. 
  • Rasengan techniques not created by Naruto but that ended up part of his arsenal will be included.
  • Non-canon Rasengan techniques (from games, for example) will be included.
  • Finally, techniques that needed not only Naruto’s involvement but another character’s to be created can be included, so long as it’s emphasized that it was the other character’s involvement that mattered the most in the technique (or at least, they were involved in half of the attack).
  • However, techniques in which the Rasengan included was entirely Naruto’s doing won’t be included. For example, Naruto and Hinata’s Gentle Step Spiraling Twin Lion Fists or Naruto and Sasuke’s Scorch Style: Nimbus Gale Jet-Black Arrow Formation: Zero won’t be included. 
  • Techniques with partial or minimal involvement from Naruto
  • Techniques with no involvement from Naruto whatsoever

With that in mind, let’s proceed.

11. Vermillion Rasengan

The Vermillion Rasengan is a powerful technique that packs a serious punch. It’s a technique that any aspiring ninja would be thrilled to learn.

2. Vermillion Rasengan All 11 Rasengan Variant Explained !

With its vibrant red colour and incredible destructive force, it’s sure to leave a lasting impression. Mastering this technique requires a deep understanding of chakra control and precision,

This particular version of Rasengan is widely recognised as the Demon Fox Rasengan or the Nine-Tails Rasengan.

It gets its power from the Nine-Tails chakra, which Naruto taps into when he transforms into his one-tailed form.

Because of Naruto’s unique one-tailed form, he doesn’t require any assistance from his clone. And what’s even better is that this Rasengan packs a much bigger punch than the regular one.

This is the only other type we witnessed in the classic Naruto prior to the time skip. Only the upcoming versions were revealed after the time-skip.

10. Student and Teacher Rasengan (Naruto & Jiraiya variants) 

Student and Teacher Rasengan 1 All 11 Rasengan Variant Explained !

Creators : Naruto Uzumaki & Jiraiya

Naruto and Jiraiya each create a Rasengan next to each other before running towards the target and hitting them with it, causing enormous amounts of damage. 

9. Parent and Child Rasengan (Minato & Naruto variant) 

Parent and Child Rasengan Minato Naruto variant 1 1 All 11 Rasengan Variant Explained !

Creators : Naruto Uzumaki & Minato Namikaze

Naruto and Minato, in their Kurama avatars, create a Rasengan of similar size, before ramming it into their target. The attack is powerful enough to push back the likes of Ten-Tails Obito Uchiha. 

8. Fire Style : Great Flame Rasengan

Fire Style : Great Flame Rasengan

Creator : Jiraiya

First appearing in Naruto : Ultimate Ninja 3, this is the first chronological technique created by Jiraiya. surrounded by a ring of flames which, on impact with the target, creates a maelstrom of fire that deals massive damage. 

7. Sage Art: Ultra-Big Ball Rasengan

Sage Art: Ultra-Big Ball Rasengan

Creator : Jiraiya

This variant of Naruto’s Ultra-Big Ball Rasengan was created by Jiraiya : it creates a Rasengan of gigantic proportions and infuses it with senjutsu. The technique, according to the third databook, is powerful enough to destroy a mountain. 

6. Compression Rasengan and Super Compression Rasengan

Compression Rasengan and Super Compression Rasengan

Creator : Boruto Uzumaki (+ Mitsuki & Sarada Uchiha with the Super Compression Rasengan) 

Unlike his father who tends to create bigger Rasengans for more power, Boruto compresses his Rasengan to penetrate targets with little issues.

However, its compressed nature means it causes severe recoil.

With Mitsuki’s senjutsu and Sarada’s chakra-enhanced strength, it becomes a Super Compression Rasengan that can overcome near-indestructible obstacles such as Deepa’s carbon armor. 

5. Vanishing Rasengan

Vanishing Rasengan

Creator : Boruto Uzumaki 

Boruto unconsciously adds Lightning Style chakra to his Rasengan, turning it invisible, before he throws it.

It’s invisible nature means that most opponents doesn’t notice it until it hits.

Momoshiki claims that while it’s not lethal, it’s very painful when it hits a vital spot. 

4. Deep Crimson Spiral

Deep Crimson Spiral

Creator : Momoshiki Otsutsuki

With his Rinnegan, Momoshiki creates a Rasengan enormous enough to compete with Naruto and Boruto’s Parent and Child Rasengan, which were powerful enough to kill the aforementioned Momoshiki. 

3. Rasengan : « Unison » 

Rasengan : « Unison »

Creators : Boruto Uzumaki and Kawaki

Kawaki, with the use of his Kama seal, pours his chakra into Boruto to increase the power of the latter’s Rasengan. 

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2. Student and Teacher Rasengan (Kakashi & Minato and Boruto & Konohamaru variants)

Student and Teacher Rasengan (Kakashi & Minato and Boruto & Konohamaru variants)

Creators : Boruto Uzumaki & Konohamaru Sarutobi, Kakashi Hatake & Minato Namikaze

These variants work the exact same way as Naruto’s and Jiraiya’s with different character. Thus there’s little need to focus on it anymore than necessary. 

1. Original Rasengan

Original Rasengan

Creator : Minato Namikaze

This one is a no-brainer.

The technique was originally inspired by the Tailed Beast Bombs, lacks hand signs, and the targets are propelled among the Rasengan’s trajectory, before the latter bursts, causing major amounts of damage. 

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