Naruto and his shadow clones surround and deliver a series of blows to Deidara, however, his body turns out to be a clay clone. Upset, Naruto begins to create a veil of chakra, which Kakashi soon suppresses with the seal obtained from Jiraiya in case it happens. Chiyo and Sakura team up with them, showing Deidara that Sasori has been defeated. Frustrated, Deidara tries to sneak away, but is stopped by Team Gaius, whose members have finally dealt with their exact counterparts. Cornered, Deidara devours some clay and prepares to explode.