- Name: Clone Technique (分身の術, Bunshin no Jutsu; Viz "Art of the Doppleganger", English TV "Clone Jutsu", UK DVD "Art of Body Splitting")
- Type: E-rank, Supplementary
- Users: All Ninja Academy graduates excluding Naruto and Rock Lee
- Hand Seals: Ram, Boar, Ox, Dog or Ram, Snake, Tiger
- Debut (Anime): Naruto Episode 1
- Debut (Manga): Chapter 1
This technique creates intangible copies of the user. The clones are simply illusions and will dissipate when they come into contact with something. The illusions can be seen through by the Byakugan and the Sharingan. A person with normal eyes can also distinguish the clones from the original, since the clones will not disrupt the area around themselves with their movement (won't kick up dust, crush grass, etc.).