Jirobo is impressed that Sasuke’s Return Team was able to escape, but, having absorbed most of their chakra, is confident he can defeat them. Shikamaru offers to split up the team, the others go forward while he catches Jirobo with his shadow and Naruto fights him. Jirobo mocks Shikamaru’s plan and technique, expressing his sympathy that the team has a leader as useless as Shikamaru. Chouji demands that he, and only he, be allowed to fight Jirobo, while the others follow the rest of the Sound ninja. He gives them pills to restore their chakra, which Shikamaru, confident in Chouji, takes. They leave and Jirobo tries to follow them, but Chouji takes the first of his three colored pills, the green Spinach Pill (Jap. ホウレン丸, Houren Maru) to stop Jirobo.