Naruto finally manages to enter Sage Mode on his own, which opens the door for him to practice using it in combat. After a practice fight with Fukasaku, Naruto practices his technique. In the Hidden Leaf, the investigation into Paine is still ongoing. Inoichi is summoned to check the mind of the Hidden Rain ninja captured by Jiraiya. Shizune also analyzes the piercings present on the body of Paine, who was defeated by Jiraiya. The Six Paths of Paine appears on the approaches of the village.