A few days after the start of Rasengan training, Naruto reflects on the fact that he has not been able to advance from his balloon seat. Jiraiya reluctantly gave him some tips on how to rotate his chakra, after which Naruto announced that he would complete this first step and master Rasengan in three days. Jiraiya informed him that the Fourth Hokage, the creator of the Rasengan, had created the Rasengan after three years of hard work. Pondering, Naruto sees a cat playing with a water balloon. When the cat shoves the balloon after hitting it, Naruto gets an idea and finally manages to smash the balloon himself.