Originally Posted by UzumakiUchiha
Was it ever explained why Gaara didn't get the chakra cloak as Naruto, Bee, and the other jinchuriki do? Or was that something Kishimoto just forgot and disregarded altogether?
Um...he did get the chakra cloak. He could create a full manifestation of Shukaku, just with sand. Yugito did the same thing for her 2 tailed transformation, only her transformation used fire.