The most notable of these was the Eight Trigrams Sealing Style he used to seal Kurama's Yang-half into Naruto, which would allow small amounts of Kurama's chakra to leak out and naturally mix with Naruto's own. Knowing the seal would slowly weaken over time, Minato created a key that could accelerate or reverse this process.
As an extra precaution, he mixed Kushina's and his own chakra into the seal so that, when certain conditions were met, they could help Naruto with his control of the Nine-Tails' power, as well as allow them to see their son after they were dead. Other fuinjutsu techniques that Minato could perform included the Dead Demon Consuming Seal, which he had enough familiarity with to know it couldn't be used to seal all of the Nine-Tails' chakra.
With the Contract Seal, he could remove an opponent's control over any creatures they summoned. He also knew how to transfer a tailed beast from one jinchuriki to another.
Jinchuriki Transformations Minato became the jinchuriki of Yin Kurama shortly before his death, though he had no chance to make use of it until after he was reincarnated. Unlike most tailed beasts, Yin Kurama offered no resistance to cooperating with Minato, granting him immediate access to Nine-Tails Chakra Mode, which Naruto and his Yang-half were impressed by.
Minato's form was slightly darker with different markings than Naruto's but otherwise identical in appearance and abilities; he can use chakra arms, enter Tailed Beast Mode, create Tailed Beast Balls, and perform stronger versions of his usual techniques.
Minato later transferred his half of Kurama to Naruto, thus losing access to its power. Senjutsu Minato's large chakra reserves enabled him to learn senjutsu of Mount Myoboku, enhancing his techniques and physical parameters by entering Sage Mode.
He could perfectly balance the natural energy with his chakra, displaying only the orange pigmentation around his eyes — the true marking of a Sage. By his own admission, Minato's skill in senjutsu is limited and he rarely uses it, since it forces him to deviate from his normally fast approach to the time-consuming method of gathering natural energy.
He is shown entering Sage Mode without preparation, but cannot maintain it for long. Intelligence Minato beating up all the Kumo Shinobi that kidnapped Kushina. Minato was very keen-minded, having the highest scores in the history of the Ninja Academy.
Even at a young age, only he of all the ninja sent to rescue Kushina, noticed the trail she left behind to mark her kidnappers' path. In combat, he could correctly deduce the basic mechanics behind a technique after seeing it only once, and from there plan around its strengths and weaknesses to his or his allies' advantage. With his observational skills he could determine an opponent's plans and motivations based on only limited evidence.
After he had finished analysing, Minato would strike quickly and with precision, attacking vulnerabilities at the most opportune moments.
As Hokage, Minato prepared for threats facing Konoha by placing a network of marked locations around the village's outskirts for him to teleport to, including at least two safe houses. He also passed on his space—time ninjutsu onto the Hokage Guard Platoon. This activates the safeguard Minato placed on the seal, causing his imprint to appear within Naruto's subconscious and stop him.
Minato says that he isn't happy to see the Nine-Tails again, but that at the same time admits that its actions have allowed him to see his son. Naruto picks up on this and, having never known his parents' identities, is overjoyed to meet his father.
The Nine-Tails keeps threatening to kill Minato while they talk, so he and Naruto relocate. Naruto is angry that his own father would seal the Nine-Tails within him and punches Minato out of frustration.
He quickly gets over it, noting that, as the son of the Fourth Hokage, he can handle it. Minato's time with Naruto is limited so he does a quick run down of the things he has already observed through Naruto: that Pain has destroyed Konoha and killed Jiraiya. Despite what he's done, Minato suggests that Pain is only a symptom of the shinobi system and that he's being taken advantage of by Tobi.
Naruto is overwhelmed, unsure if he can forgive Pain or do anything to stop the the cycle of hatred that produced him, but Minato responds that he has faith in Naruto. He restores the Nine-Tails' seal before disappearing.
Chikara Arc In the anime, when Naruto nearly loses control after his clone absorbs the Nine-Tails' chakra, Minato appears before him again to restore the seal. Once again, Minato voices his confidence in his son and his ability to overcome any adversity. Fourth Shinobi War Arc At the request of Uchiha Sasuke , Orochimaru releases the souls of the first four Hokage from the stomach of the Shinigami so that he can reincarnate them.
After taking in their surroundings, the First and Second Hokage are excited to meet Minato, the Fourth, and take him as a sign of the village's prosperity. Minato says he does not know since he died before the Third Hokage did. While Sasuke talks to the First Hokage, Minato detects Naruto's chakra and is glad to sense he has gained full control of the Nine-Tails.
The Hokage are allowed to help as well, and they set out for the site of the Allied Shinobi Forces' battle with the Ten-Tails. He introduces himself to Haruno Sakura and asks if she is Naruto's girlfriend. Sakura becomes angry when Naruto doesn't deny it, reminding Minato a little bit of Kushina.
When the other Hokage arrive they jointly erect a barrier to confine the Ten-Tails. Sometime later, Tobi appears above the Ten-Tails and begins reviving Madara, which the Alliance focuses its efforts on preventing.
Minato cannot leave his position or the barrier will fall, so he sends a shadow clone to help. Because Tobi is still branded with the Flying Thunder God seal from their last encounter, the shadow clone is able to teleport to him and strike him down. It is only after he attacks that he realizes Tobi is his old student, Uchiha Obito.
The attack ends up coming too late and Obito seals the Ten-Tails into himself, becoming its jinchuriki. After Obito destroys the barrier, the First and Second engage him to determine his new abilities, leaving Minato to get everyone else to a safe distance. Minato joins the offensive against Obito.
He can no longer teleport directly to Obito because the Flying Thunder God seal has disappeared from his body, so he must engage him directly.
Just before they clash Obito, having until now struggled to control the Ten-Tails' power, finally masters it and strikes at Minato. He severs Minato's right arm and plants a Truth-Seeking Ball on him, which the Second Hokage removes before it detonates. What's more, Minato's arm has not regenerated, indicating that Obito's Truth-Seeking Balls can nullify the advantages of the Impure World Reincarnation. Obito traps the Alliance in his own barrier and prepares to destroy them all with a barrage of Tailed Beast Balls.
With little time to act, Naruto forms a plan: he and Minato link their respective Kurama's chakra — which networks in all of the Allied forces that Naruto has shared its chakra with — and lets Minato teleport all of them out of the barrier. Minato is very impressed by Naruto's quick-thinking and says he wishes he had more of a chance time to talk to him. Naruto explains there's no need as he's already met Kushina and heard everything. Minato is moved to tears with pride.
Having learned that Obito, despite all his new powers, is weak to senjutsu, Minato and Naruto enter Sage Mode to prepare for an assault.
They both enter Tailed Beast Mode and attack with a shared Rasengan, breaking Obito's defence and forcing him to manifest the Ten-Tails' tree form. They evade the tree's roots, but Minato's chakra levels are too depleted from all the techniques he has been performing. He is forced to keep his distance and watch as Naruto leads the Allied Shinobi against Obito.
When the Alliance starts to strip the tailed beasts from Obito's body, Minato helps Naruto pull out the fragments of Kurama's chakra Obito has taken, and ultimately they succeed. Obito is unable to move after his defeat and Kakashi moves in to kill him. Minato stops him, having sensed Obito's change of heart while he was removing Kurama's chakra. Obito reflects on his actions and decides he has done terrible things, which he wants to make amends for by using the Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique to revive those he's killed.
While he is forming the hand seals, Black Zetsu emerges from the ground and takes control of his body. Minato and Kakashi are confused, so Obito explains he has been forced to revive Madara instead. Black Zetsu also tries to take Obito's Rinnegan to deliver to Madara. Minato and Kakashi move to stop it, but can't do anything without harming Obito.
Before Black Zetsu assumes full control of his body, Obito pleads with Minato and Kakashi to destroy the Rinnegan at any cost. He is soon brought to Minato's side, with Sakura performing emergency life support and Gaara explaining that the only chance of saving Naruto's life is if he is given Yin-Kurama.
Madara arrives immediately afterwards, now the Ten-Tails' new jinchuriki and intent on taking Obito's Rinnegan. Minato enters Sage Mode and attacks him alongside Kakashi, but they are easily repelled and Minato loses his other arm.
Before Madara can take what he wants, Obito reasserts control of his body and, with some help from Kakashi, escapes with Naruto and Sakura using Kamui. Maito Gai arrives, ready to give his life to defeat Madara. With his energy and arms gone, Minato can do very little to help directly, but he can at least give Guy an opening. Minato, meanwhile, teleports to the Hokage Monument where he remains with the inert Truth Seeking Balls. He later witnesses the others' failure when the Infinite Tsukuyomi is cast and Konoha's villagers are entwined by the God: Nativity of a World of Trees.
He attempts to cut some people from the tree, but has no success as another branch simply forms and imprisons them again. Minato returns to the battlefield and reunites with the other Hokage, the only ones unaffected by the Infinite Tsukuyomi.
As they try to figure out what they can do to help, the four Hokage are met by the spirit of the Sage of the Six Paths, who recruits their help. Combining efforts with the spirits of the other deceased Kage, they summon Naruto, Sasuke, Kakashi, Sakura, Madara, and the tailed beasts back from Kaguya's dimension. Minato congratulates Naruto on finally ending the war and wishes him a happy seventeenth birthday.
They stopped Oro's summon, that should count for something. Definitely god tier in the throwing department. Sasuke and Itachi's shuriken exchange was much, much better. Short range speed throwing is much more amazing than long range speed throwing. If it's speed, Itachi and Sasuke are superior. If it's accuracy, Itachi is superior.
Although he did encourage them to improve their teamwork afterwards, a message that Obito and Rin took to heart, but fell on deaf ears with Kakashi. When Konoha became involved in the Third Shinobi World War , Minato's obligations became split between training his students and helping with the war effort.
He met up with the surviving and out-numbered Konoha ninja and single-handedly wiped out the opposing Iwagakure forces. In the anime, his victory in this battle against a thousand ninja convinced the Third Tsuchikage to accept a peace treaty.
He rescued them, helped them complete their original mission once they recovered, and returned to Konoha with them to mourn Obito. A attacks Minato.
Minato encountered A of Kumogakure a number of times during the war. A pursued Minato, so Minato moved against B, threatening to kill him if A didn't let him and his team go.
They eventually married. Minato also had sensory abilities, able to sense chakra signatures from great distances. Although he did encourage them to improve their teamwork afterwards, a message that Obito and Rin took to heart, but fell on deaf ears with Kakashi. During their first meeting, Minato and A compared their speed, with Minato proving the faster.
A pursued Minato, so Minato moved against B, threatening to kill him if A didn't let him and his team go. The last escortee asks Minato to ensure that the scroll is real, as two of them were given scrolls.
He could perfectly balance the natural energy with his chakra, displaying only the orange pigmentation around his eyes — the true marking of a Sage. He mingled in some of his own chakra too, programming it to activate if ever the seal was about to break so that he could restore it. Konoha's Yellow Flash Team Minato. What's more, Minato's arm has not regenerated, indicating that Obito's Truth-Seeking Balls can nullify the advantages of the Impure World Reincarnation.
Minato, meanwhile, teleports to the Hokage Monument where he remains with the inert Truth Seeking Balls. Abilities Minato was one of the most powerful shinobi who ever lived, noted by Jiraiya to have a calibre that has yet to be met by anyone else.