Back at Mount Myōboku, Shima heads to Konoha in order to procure ingredients for dinner while Fukasaku divulges the downsides of Sage Mode to Naruto. He explains that the user must stand still and focus in order to enter Sage Mode, and Naruto dismisses the senjutsu training as a waste of time. However, Fukasaku reveals that during Jiraiya's fight with Pain, Jiraiya summoned him and Shima so that they could sit still on his shoulder and gather the natural energy needed while Jiraiya fought, and that Naruto could do the same thing if he needs to use Sage Mode in batte.
In her office, Tsunade is told by the Konoha Barrier Team that they only detected one intruder, although there are many more currently assaulting the village. One of the Anbu members notifies her that the intruders are wearing black robes with red clouds; realising that the Akatsuki have finally come for them, and remembering Fukasaku's remarks about Naruto being the Child of the Prophecy, Tsunade orders them to retrieve Naruto.