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Raiton (Lightning Release) techniques are Jutsu that convert the user's chakra into electricity. Because of this, they require great deal of chakra to be performed. Raiton techniques are fast-moving, easily able to pierce matter, and tend to numb the target. It seems to be common to Kumogakure ninja. Lightning techniques are strong against Earth and are weakened by Wind. Lightning release techniques are usally used with the monkey hand seal. Together with Water, it likely makes up the components for Ranton (Storm Release).