Can Naruto summon different animals like Sasuke

How can Naruto / Jiraiya summon different toads using the same summoning technique?

Based on what I was able to find, I think they are able to summon different types of toads based on their skill level (the animal) or the matter that needs to be dealt with.

The ninja usually signs a blood contract with the species, which allows them to summon different sizes and abilities of the creature. The ability to summon more advanced animals largely depends on the amount of chakra the ninja can muster to perform the jutsu. By signing this contract, the creatures themselves can also call the contract signer backwards to their location. (src)

Additionally, according to the wiki on summoning technique.

While most summoners were only able to summon one type of creature, Nagato (via the Animal Path) was able to summon several different animals and even humans and did not seem to require a blood sacrifice when performing this technique. Sasuke can summon both snakes and hawks, although he has never been seen summoned both species at the same time.

Another crucial factor that the toad is called upon could be that the chakra is poorly molidated (But that was a long time ago) and it is unlikely to recur.

In conclusion, a plausible answer would be that they are able to summon any animal of the species they have signed a contract with, depending on their current needs and / or situation or the amount of chakra they have at that point in time. For the former would it be definitely volunteered that Naruto would call Gamabunta and not Gerotora into battle.


I easily throw things around like ... every animal of the same species . This may be vague, but anyone with a bit of Naruto history should understand what I'm talking about.