Kiba throws a pill to Akamaru, giving him the strength to break free of the shadow clone’s grip. Kiba then turns Akamaru into a copy of himself, making them equally formidable and leaving Naruto unable to tell which one is the real Kiba. They both team up twice, but Naruto doesn’t want to give up when everyone is looking at him. Kiba scoffs at his hopes of winning and attacks again. Naruto transforms into another Kiba to try to confuse Kiba and Akamaru. Kiba, with his superior sense of smell, attacks Kiba, whom he thinks is a fake, but Kiba transforms into Akamaru after a punch.