Gataro is a pirate from an unknown island that is located between the Land of Fire and the Land of Lightning in the Naruto Shippuden series. He is one of the characters in Boruto: The Next Generation, a Japanese manga series written by Ukyo Kodachi and Masashi Kishimoto and illustrated by Mikio Ikemoto.
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First Appearance in Anime
Naruto Shippuden Episode: 226
In Naruto Shippuden, Gataro and his crew attacked a Konohagakure ship passing by their island, believing they had sunk it. Naruto confronted Gataro but was easily disarmed and had his forehead protector taken away.
However, Yamato had turned the ship into a makeshift submarine using his Wood Release, and it resurfaced to reveal their deception. Gataro ordered his crew to attack the ship once again, even after it had disappeared.
Naruto returned, destroyed the island's stationary cannons, and clashed with Gataro once again to retrieve his forehead protector and avenge the native islanders. Gataro threatened to kill Naruto and his friends, but the Konoha ship emerged from a geyser and sent a massive wave crashing into Gataro's ships, defeating him and his crew. They were later seen tied up to a post on the island as the Konoha ship set sail.
Gataro is a cruel and uncaring man who readily attacks his crewmates when they do not bring in enough loot or simply out of boredom. The latter was seen after he was waiting for the ship from Konohagakure to resurface and told his crew to attack one of his own ships that had recovered the least amount of wreckage to entertain him until the Konoha ship resurfaced. He also had a peculiar laugh that sounded somewhat like a bird cawing.
Gato wears a white ruffle shirt, a green vest, brown pants, gray gloves, a red trench coat, and a pirate hat. He carries a sword that resembles a rapier, which he keeps tucked into the sash around his waist. Gataro's distinctive appearance includes shoulder-length, wavy, messy brown hair. He has three purple markings on his face, one under each eye and another running down the bridge of his nose. Additionally, he has two scars on either side of his face, which add to his rugged appearance.
Gataro's expertise in sword fighting is exceptional, as he was able to defend himself against the formidable shinobi Naruto Uzumaki effortlessly. His proficiency in close combat is noteworthy, and he can catch even experienced shinobi off guard with his agility and strength, exemplified by his swift blow that sent Naruto flying into the sea.
Gataro displays keen perception, quickly discerning Naruto's ninja abilities. His leadership and commanding skills are evident in his position as the leader of a group of pirates, suggesting that he possesses great strength and the ability to lead others.