How Did Obito Get the Rinnegan

    Obito Uchiha is a fictional character from the Naruto series, created by Masashi Kishimoto.

    Obito became an international criminal after joining forces with Madara Uchiha and Zetsu to take over the world and cast the Infinite Tsukuyomi and put everyone in the ninja world into an endless dream.

    During the Third Great Ninja War when Obito, klenprime 40 Kakashi, and Rin were ambushed by Stone shinobi and were outnumbered, their plan failed and Obito was presumed dead when he sacrificed his life to save Kakashi and Rin. Obito also gave one of his sharingan to Kakashi as a gift for him becoming a Jonin.

    A lot of people were shocked when they learned that Obito Uchiha was the mastermind behind everything in Naruto Shippuden. After all, they thought he had died years before the events of the final arc began to unfold!

    Now that he appeared in the War arc with a Rinnegan, this was pretty surprising.

    The question on everyone’s mind is “How Did Obito Get His Rinnegan?“. Find out in this blog post.

    The Rinnegan is a powerful and coveted eye that can be obtained through various means in the Naruto series. One of the easiest ways of obtaining the Rinnegan is by stealing it from someone else who already has it. However, this leaves us with questions about how he got the Rinnegan in the first place!

    Hopefully, this article will answer some of your questions about Obito’s Rinnegan and what exactly happened to him along the process.

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    How Did Obito Get the Rinnegan?

    Juubito Obito

    After Nagato died, Obito goes to the Rain village, kills Konan who was refusing to give Nagato’s Rinnegan, and then steals the Rinnegan from his body and places it in his left eye socket.

    While he only used one eye and was not its original owner, Obito nonetheless acquired a tremendous amount of power from it. While stating that he couldn’t manage more than one eye, Obito was capable of performing all Six Path Techniques.

    In Which Episode Obito Gets Rinnegan Abilities?

    There isn’t a specific episode that shows Obito obtaining his Rinnegan, but in multiple episodes, we get hints that he has acquired it already.

    In episode 253 “The Bridge to Peace” of the Naruto Shippūden, Obito has disguised himself as Madara (Tobi), whose face is masked and he kills Konan and takes Nagato’s body.

    In Episode 255 titled “The Artist Returns” we see that Obito has already taken Nagato’s Rinnegan and has implanted it n his left eye. 

    In episode 344 of the anime Naruto Shippuden, Obito accepts to follow Madara Uchiha’s path, and Madara explains to him, how to awaken the Rinnegan.

    In episode 375 of Naruto Shippuden, Obito clashes with Kakashi in one-on-one combat. However, this time he is using both eyes to see with!

    How Did Obito Get the Rinnegan
    How Did Obito Get the Rinnegan

    It is now revealed that he has somehow already obtained the Rinnegan abilities after Nagato’s death.

    How Did Obito Get the Rinnegan
    Source: Naruto Manga Chapter 514, Page 18 (Panel)

    What Happened to Obito’s Left Side?

    On a mission with Kakashi and Rin, half of Obito’s body was crushed under a huge boulder and he was left to die, but Madara Uchiha rescued him and cultivated him a prosthetic body made entirely out of Hashirama Cells to keep him alive.

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    Does Obito Get Nagato’s Rinnegan?

    Yes, Obito steals Nagato’s Rinnegan Eyes which originally belonged to Madara.

    Why Did Obito Never Awaken the Rinnegan?

    When Obito was saved by Madara, half of his body was already destroyed. One of Obito’s Eyes was also crushed.

    How Did Obito Get the Rinnegan
    Kid Obito with his Eye Crushed

    Hashirama’s cells were used as a prosthetic and the energy of the Gedo Statue was utilized to keep him alive. He could’ve developed his own Rinnegan because he already had Uchiha bloodline and Hashirama Senju’s Cells now. But he couldn’t do it.

    To activate the Rinnegan, one must possess chakra from Indra Otsutsuki and Asura Otsutsuki. Obito Uchiha didn’t fulfill the requirements to become a real Rinnegan user. He lacked the chakra of Indra Otsutsuki because he wasn’t Indra’s reincarnation.

    Uchiha Obito obtained Asura’s chakra because of Hashirama’s cells, but he was unable to obtain Indra’s chakra. Madara Uchiha had also awakened the Rinnegan since he was Indra’s Reincarnation, so when Asura’s chakra combined with Indra’s, it gave him the Rinnegan.

    If Obito had somehow been able to get Indra’s chakra, he could’ve awakened the Rinnegan as well. To do that, he needed the eyes of Madara Uchiha. But at that time it wasn’t possible to just steal Madara’s eyes and Obito at that young age didn’t have enough knowledge to plan and awaken his own Rinnegan so he didn’t do it.

    Does Obito Have Rinnegan Sharingan?

    How Did Obito Get the Rinnegan
    RinneSharingan (Rinnegan Sharingan)

    No, Obito had the Ten-Tails and yet was unable to activate his Rinne Sharingan on his own.

    To acquire Kaguya’s power (Rinne Sharingan), one must combine the power of the Ten-Tails/Six Paths Senjutsu and Hagoromo’s eyes (Rinnegan).

    Obito was unable to carry this task out.


    Obito obtained the Rinnegan from Nagato after his death. He gifted one of his eyes to Kakashi and the other eye he used for himself throughout Shippuden. The most used jutsu during this time was the infamous Kamui. The left eye of Obito was usually replaced by some other Sharingan of the massacred Uchiha members that he has stored in his lab. Later on, he steals Nagato’s Rinnegan and implants it in his left eye to use it in the war.  

    Obito’s body was destroyed by a boulder so he combined Madara’s Hashirama Senju cells with him in order to live on. As such, he is not able to awaken the Rinnegan because he does not have Indra Otsutsuki chakra which is required for that ability.

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