Who would win in this matchup? Both are teams that includes very talented ninjas. Hinata's group is well-known for its training. Example was during the Chunnin exam, Asuma was exclaming on how worried he was for his three, while Kurenai was smiling away and saying she had confidence in her three. And indeed, Hinata, Kiba and Chouji required no help for the cheating exam. They were the first to take down and steal both scrolls, and were even ready to tackle more groups had they not met Gaara. Meanwhile, Ino, Chouji and Shikamaru are well-known for their teamwork and ability to surprise opponents. The Ino-Shika-Cho tactic helped them almost defeat Dosu's group and the two stupid bros, and they are also excellent at taking their enemies by surprise with their unusual tactics. Hinata's Team Hinata - Has Byakugen and Jyuuken, allowing her to take down an opponent in one touch. She also has her Shogohakke Rokujyuu Yonshou allowing her to perform a 360 deg defense against attacks. However, Hinata doesn't seem to possess great power or speed, and lacks confidence. Shino - Has the element of surprise due to his bugs, which seem to be able to do plenty of stuff like sucking opponent's chakra dry, seeking them out, turning into a solid hand and grabbing them, and even forming a Kaiten-like defense that cuts. Shino also acts as the leader, and can think and devise stradegies very well. He appears to be the strongest and wisest of the three. Kiba & Akamaru - Possess nothing but brawl power, agility, speed and stamina. Kiba was only 0.5 below Rock Lee in speed, and he also has his Gatsuuga to increase his damage greatly. Top it off with a combined Garouga with Akamaru, and Kiba could easily deal one of the most damage. Ino's Team Ino - She has average speed, average strength, and the likes. But was said to be the best Kunoichi from the Academy, though this seemed to have changed during the Chunnin Exam. Also, she possesses both the Shintenshin No Jutsu allowing her to seize control of one's body and conscious, but she suffers whatever damage her host suffers, and her mind-control projectile is slow and if she misses, she lose conscious for a while. However, she also has the Shinranshin no Jutsu, which is similar but the host only loses control of body and not conscious, and she doesn't have to suffer the same damage. The only weakpoint as we have seen so far though is that if she is interrupted, her jutsu fails, and it does seem to consume quite a bit of chakra. Chouji - At his latest stage, he can perform the devastating Partial Multi-size Jutsu to do incredible punches and kicks without pills, and his body is already very strong. His meat-tank technique is said to be more damaging than Kiba's Gatsuuga. His only weakness however, seems to be his speed. Shikamaru - The genius, thinker and team-leader. Unlike the other two members of his team, if he wants to, he can kill an opponent easily with his Shadow Bind and Neck Bind(that is if he can catch them first). He is also an incredible tactician and can figure out ways to defeat a stronger opponent and the likes. Shino has displayed similar intelligence, but it is unlikely Shino is the genius that Shikamaru is. Battle Site - Wide open field with trees, but not overgrown like a jungle, just enough to do a quick hiding. Some traces of water and such, but these prolly do not make much difference. Limitations - Kiba is only limited to TWO soldier pills(one for him and one for Akamaru). Chouji is only limited to the first GREEN pill. What do you guys think? Personally, I will say Hinata's Team win slightly. While Ino's Shinranshin No Jutsu can catch Kiba or Hinata offguard, it is nothing that Shino's bugs cannot interrupt. Meanwhile, while Chouji is doing Bubun Baika, Shino would probably have Hinata and Kiba hide somewhere and create bug bunshins of them to get attacked by Chouji, and perhaps the real Kiba sneaks behind and Gatsuuga him. Shikamaru will present the most challenge, heck, him alone is more than Hinata or Kiba to handle, but with Shino to face him, I say Kiba can tackle Chouji and Hinata can take on Ino. Kiba is more manuvable than Chouji, even if he is not as strong strengthwise. Hinata too, can avoid Ino's body-control jutsus if she can detect them with her Byakugan first.