Kakashi’s Susanoo has been one of the best additions to the Naruto series. Many fans have been captivated by its sudden entry into the series while others are considerably criticizing it by labeling it a method to save the series from unnecessary plot holes which could appear if Susanoo wasn’t manifested.
Does Kakashi Get a Susanoo?
Yes, Kakashi does get a Susanoo in the fight against Kaguya. At this point in the story, fans had been waiting for Kakashi to get a big powerup and after seeing his Sharingan taken away by Madara, fans were worried that Kakashi might not play a big role in the final battle. Since losing his Sharingan he can’t use Kamui, which would have been the only thing useful against the Rabbit Goddess Kaguya.
Does Kakashi Still Have Susanoo?
No, Kakashi does not have the Susanoo anymore. Because in order to use a Susanoo, you need the Mangekyou Sharingan and Kakashi does not have his Sharingan anymore. Because Madara took it in the war in order to use Kamui to get to Obito. And the Mangekyou Sharingan he was given to by the chakra form of Obito as a parting gift for becoming the 6th Hokage also disappeared because it had a fixed time limit.
How Did Kakashi Get Susanoo?
As for the possible question in your mind, How Does Kakashi Get a Susanoo? It is to be noted that in order to achieve a Susanoo you not only need a Sharingan but the Mangekyou Sharingan. We have seen Sasuke and Itachi using Susanoo after awakening their Mangekyou Sharingan. And Madara even when he was blind and had no Sharingan or even his eyes in the socket, even then he was able to use the Susanoo.
But in Kakashi’s case since he is not an Uchiha he was not able to use the Susanoo even after awakening his Mangekyou Sharingan, also because he had only one Sharingan and Obito had the other one.
But during the fight against Kaguya, he was feeling like Sakura (useless) and couldn’t help his students. Obito who died came to Kakashi as a chakra manifestation and gifted Kakashi both his Mangekyou Sharingan this time, for becoming the 6th Hokage in the future. And after getting the Mangekyou Sharingan from Obito which was even amped up by the Six Paths Powers as well, Kakashi was able to use the Perfect Susanoo but it had a certain time limit.
How Did Kakashi Use Susanoo?
Kakashi used his Susanoo in arguably the best way. He combined his Mangekyou ability of Kamui with shurikens, people said shurikens can’t do anything in Naruto. So how about Kamui shurikens then and that his Mangekyou-shaped shurikens, that can warp any target they get into contact with. Even Naruto states that Kakashi’s Susanoo is cooler than Sasuke’s.
When Does Kakashi Use Susanoo?
After Obito’s death, Naruto cuts off Kaguya’s arm which had Black Zetsu in it and hits her with the Periodic Table Rasen-Shurikens (Sage Art: Super Tailed Beast Rasen-Shurikens). Kaguya starts to lose control of her powers and starts to transform into a Rabbit monster. And at that moment when she is about to grab Sakura in her Rabbit monster form, Kakashi saves Sakura with his Susanoo.
How Is Kakashi Able to Use Susanoo?
Kakashi can use Susanoo only because Obito gave him his Mangekyou Sharingan which was boosted by The Sage of Six Paths chakra. If the Mangekyou Sharingan was not amped up by the Sage of Six Paths chakra, Kakashi might have not been able to achieve his Susanoo, and that too a Perfect Susanoo on his first attempt.
Even Sasuke and Sakura were surprised to see Kakashi having the Sage of Six Paths chakra and Obito’s Mangekyou Sharingan.
How Was Kakashi Able to Use Perfect Susanoo?
As previously stated Susanoo users don’t usually achieve Perfect Susanoo on their first attempt. Even a character like Itachi did not have a full-body Susanoo, it might be the case because Itachi did not possess the Eternal Mangekyou Sharingan like Sasuke and Madara. The only way to achieve an Eternal Mangekyou Sharingan is through swapping your Mangekyou Sharingan with someone else’s Mangekyou Sharingan in Madara’s case it was Izuna his younger brother’s Mangekyou Sharingan and in Sasuke swapped his Mangekyou Sharingan with Itachi’s Mangekyou Sharingan.
But when it comes to characters like Indra and Kakashi they are special cases where they did not have to swap their Mangekyou Sharingan. Indra’s Susanoo is known as the “Origin Susanoo”.
And in Kakashi’s case, he was able to use the Perfect Susanoo because Obito gifted him his Mangekyou Sharingan after he died, through projecting as a chakra manifestation which was amped up by the Sage of Six Paths chakra. This feat even surprised Sasuke and according to Naruto Kakashi’s Susanoo was better than Sasuke’s Susanoo even though Sasuke’s Susanoo protected Team 7 from Infinite Tsukuyomi.
Can Kakashi Use Susanoo in Boruto?
No, he can not use the Susanoo in Boruto anymore. Not only did he lose the Mangekyou Sharingan Obito gave him during the fight against Kaguya, which was the reason he was able to achieve the Susanoo, but he also lost the Sage of Six Paths chakra he had in his Mangekyou Sharingan. He had already lost his Sharingan in the war when Madara stole it to use Kamui to get to Obito, who was in the Kamui dimension along with Sakura.
But Kakashi, formerly known as “The Copy Ninja” after losing his Sharingan has not weakened but in fact, he has become even stronger according to the Kakashi Retsuden novel. Since he does not have to worry about his chakra being drained all the time due to his Sharingan being active all the time, he can really use all the thousand jutsu he has copied over the years and not just rely on using the mud wall jutsu most of the time.
Now he is known as “Kakashi of The Purple Lightning” since he can not use Chidori and Raikiri due to no Sharingan, he developed another lightning style jutsu called Purple Lightning and only 3 characters in the whole Borutoverse have learned it which includes the likes of Boruto, Mitsuki and the Sixth Hokage Kakashi himself.
Why Can’t Kakashi Use Susanoo?
Kakashi lacks Mangekyou Sharingan now, and that’s why he can’t use the Susanoo anymore. He lost the MS which was given to him by Obito at the end of the war.
When Obito gives Kakashi his Mangekyou Sharingan during the battle against Kaguya, Obito tells Kakashi about the fixed time limit of the Mangekyou Sharingan, and after the fight, Obito’s Mangekyou Sharingan disappears and Kakashi is left with his normal eyes one of which Naruto healed after Madara stole the Mangekyou Sharingan. Hence, he is not able to use the Susanoo anymore.