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Some ninja, such as Yoroi Akadō and Jirōbō, are able to use this technique by merely coming into contact with an opponent, while most ninja require a medium to absorb chakra through. The great blade Samehada is able to absorb its opponents chakra as well as share it with its wielder. Kisame Hoshigaki has also displayed the ability to absorb chakra on his own. The Ultimate Summoning Animal has also demonstrated the ability to absorb chakra.
- In reference to Yoroi's use of the ability, Orochimaru describes it as "unholy" but never goes into detail.
- Although unnamed (and more of an ability rather than a technique), Samehada and Kisame possessed the ability to absorb chakra.
- The Aburame Clan's kikaichū feed on the chakra of their hosts and opponents.
- Other tools such as Yukigakure's Chakra Armour and the Takumi Village's Infinite Armour grant the ability to absorb chakra.