As Hebi moves toward the rendezvous point with Itachi, they encounter one of Naruto’s shadowy clones. Sasuke destroys the clone, and Naruto and the other Leaf ninja pick up his trail. In Hidden Rain, Jiraiya sends one of the captives to the Leaf, while he himself takes control of the other’s body to investigate the village. Conan finds him and informs Paine of Jiraiya’s presence. Paine tells her to kill him, in case she succeeds, before he can get there. Conan confronts Jiraiya and realizes that the Hidden Rain ninja is under his control. Jiraiya is surprised to see her and notes that she has matured.