Assault on the Leaf Village! (木ノ葉襲撃!, Konoha Shūgeki!) is episode 157 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.
Pain begins his invasion on Konohagakure. The Asura Path, Animal Path, and the Preta Path make up the Diversion team while the Naraka Path, Deva Path and Human Path together with Konan are assigned to the Search team. Knowing about the barrier, Pain tricks the barrier by throwing the Animal Path through the barrier summon the rest of the invading party once inside to fool the Konoha Barrier Team into expecting only one intruder. Meanwhile Inoichi performs a mind reading technique on Yūdachi, a ninja captured by Jiraiya. Shizune and her team who are autopsying the body of the Animal Path discovers that the rods pierced in the Animal Path's body are chakra receivers. After the explosion that occurred, Sakura encounters a Giant Centipede summoned Animal Path and defeats it with a single blow. Realising the strength of Pain's attack, Tsunade declares a state of emergency and orders for Naruto to be brought back.