Outside the reach of his shadow, Temari contemplates how to defeat Shikamaru. As she ponders, she realizes that he has a new source of shadow: a parachute made from his shirt, which provides some much-needed surface area. She avoids the attack and formulates a plan. As she is about to carry it out, she notices that she has finally been caught. Now, forcing her to repeat her movements, Shikamaru shows her how she was caught: he led her to a tunnel that Naruto created during his fight, which Shikamaru used to use his technique. Temari, who has been manipulated throughout the battle, prepares to be defeated, but Shikamaru gives up, saying that he has exhausted his powers too much, thus confirming Chouji’s assumption.