After taking the first of the Three Colored Pills, Chouji can match Jirobo in physical strength. They exchange blows, but Chouji quickly begins to feel the strain of taking the pill. The Sasuke Returns team wonders if Chouji can beat Jirobo, but Shikamaru informs them that one-on-one battles are probably the best they can hope for, and that Chouji, who considers himself the weakest on the team, is doing his part now. Shikamaru adds that he is wrong to think so, since Chouji is actually the strongest. Jirobo activates the first stage of his cursed seal to defeat Chouji and says that he has been abandoned by his team. Determined to prove Jirobo wrong and avoid disappointing Shikamaru, Chouji takes a second pill, the yellow Curry Pill (Jap. カレー丸, Kare Maru) to increase his size to gigantic proportions.