How Did Kakashi Get Sharingan [Secret Revealed]

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Kakashi Hatake is a very respectful name in the shinobi world’s history, known for his enigmatic demeanor and mysterious allure.

Kakashi was seen in the whole series with a mask that covers the lower part of his face and his one eye has a powerful ocular ability because it possesses sharingan.

But the mystery is

how did Kakashi get this Sharingan?

Let’s break it down in this article…

Situation And Circumstances in Which Kakashi Got Sharingan

It was the time when Minato’s team took part in the third shinobi world war and along with Obito, Minato, and Rin, Kakashi was also a part of this team.

The Minato Namikaze’s team went to fight against the forces of the Hidden Stone Village (Iwagakure). Under the leadership of Minato, the Minato team was divided into two parts.

The one part of this team whose members are Kakashi, Obito, and Rin was passing through a forest where Kakashi and Obito get separated from Rin.

One Stone Shinobi took advantage of it and took hostage the Rin. When Obito realized that Rin was left somewhere, he told Kakashi to find her but, Kakashi refused because he wanted to focus on the mission but protecting his fellow Ninjas was very important to Obito.

Later on, both agreed to find Rin. During the search operation, Obito awakened his Sharingan by killing one opponent stone Ninja, and this was the first time in his entire life of Obito that he awakened his Sharingan.

They found Rin imprisoned in a cave. They decided to rescue Rin by going inside the cave and suddenly one stone ninja used one of his power called earth style and collapsed the upper part of the cave.

This was the most tragic event for Obito because his half body was crushed beneath a giant boulder during saving the life of Rin and Kakashi.

Kakashi tried hard to rescue Obito but failed. Obito realized that he won’t survive for long so he instructed Rin to transplant his right eye with Sharingan to Kakashi. This was the 120th episode of Naruto Shippuden. At that moment more big rocks started falling on them, and Kakashi and Rin left that place to save their life.

In this way, Obito met his demise, but later Madara saved and brainwashed him for his purpose.

How did Kakashi get sharingan in both eyes (with episode name)

4th Shinobi Ninja World War was going on and Kakashi was the leader of Team 7 and fought against Kaguya Otsutsuki. In this war, Obito came to a situation where he was close to his death.

At that time Obito transferred his chakra to Kakashi and Kakashi awakened the Sharingan in both of his eyes. Kakashi already had Mangekyou Sharingan which was stronger than the normal Sharingan.

Kakashi lost his Sharingan with the death of Obito, Which means Sharingan was a temporary power bestowed upon Kakashi through Obito’s chakra transfer.

This was the battle where Kakashi was seen with Sharingan last time, it means the power of Sharingan for Kakashi is transient and this power was given to him for a specific period.

If you want to enjoy the moment when Kakashi got Sharingan in both eyes then you can watch the 473rd episode of the anime series Naruto: Shippuden whose title is “The Sharingan Revived”.

Also Read: Does Kakashi Die [Answered With Facts]

What Powers Did Kakashi Get After Getting Sharingan

Sharingan added some really powerful abilities to Kakashi such as…

  1. Enhancing perception allows Kakashi to see fast-moving objects and now he can monitor the movement of his opponents more effectively.
  2. Now Kakashi can mimic the techniques of his opponents. This is the reason he is also known as “Copy Ninja Kakashi”.
  3. Mangekyou Sharingan provides him with a unique ability which is called Kamui. Kamui gives the capability to Kakashi to transport himself to another dimension. This power helps him to remove the opponents from the battlefield.

Many people think that Sharingan makes Kakashi weaker but this is not true. Sharingan added extra capabilities and enhance the power and strength of Kakashi.

It is quite interesting to know…

How Did Kakashi Lose His Sharingan

During the battle of the 4th Ninja World War, team 7 whose leader was Kakashi fought against the Madara.

Kakashi had only one Sharingan which he obtained from Obito during the 3rd Ninja world war. Obito gifted his Sharingan to Kakashi after his body was crushed by a boulder stone.

Towards the end of the war, Madara used Kamui and stole the Sharingan from the Kakashi and transported himself to another dimension where Obito resided. The main motive of Madara behind this was to take the Rinnegan from the Obito and boost his strength and power.

In this whole scenario, Kakashi’s eye was damaged. However, later on, Naruto healed Kakashi’s eye by using the Sage of Six Paths technique. It implies that Kakashi doesn’t have the Sharingan in the Boruto Manga.


In conclusion, I have provided all the necessary details that explain how Kakashi obtained the Sharingan. He received the Sharingan twice from Obito, who was a close friend. Obito gifted the Sharingan to Kakashi when he was near death.

Kakashi first acquired the Sharingan in the 120th episode of Naruto Shippuden. Later, in the 437th episode of the same anime series, he obtained the Sharingan for both of his eyes.


Q.1 Does Kakashi have Sharingan in Boruto?

Ans: No, Kakashi’s Sharingan was stolen by Madara during the Fourth Ninja World War, leaving him with only one normal eye. Kakashi possessed the Sharingan until Obito’s death, at which point the power of the Sharingan vanished with Obito’s spirit. After that, Kakashi was left without the Sharingan in Boruto.

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