Danger! Sage Mode Limit Reached (危機! 消えた仙人モード, Pinchi! Kieta Sennin Mōdo) is episode 164 of the Naruto Shippūden anime.
The three Paths of Pain are able to dodge Wind Release: Rasenshuriken, but the Human Path is vaporised when it expands. The Animal Path engages Naruto who is running out of senjutsu chakra. Through a diversionary tactic devised by Shima, Fukasaku and Gamabunta, the Animal Path is incapacitated by Naruto's Sage Technique: Spiralling Serial Spheres when inside Gamabunta's mouth. It could not dodge when Shima's Sage Art: Wind Release Dust Cloud is able to block the Six Paths' linked vision. The Deva Path tries to assault Naruto, while Fukasaku reversed-summons one of Naruto's shadow clone that was collecting nature energy in Mount Myōboku, restoring Naruto into Sage Mode. When Naruto attempts to finish the Deva Path with another Rasenshuriken, the Preta Path immediately jumps to absorb it, having been repaired by the Outer Path. With this setback, Naruto devises a three-step diversionary tactic to permanently disable the Naraka Path. With the Deva Path regaining its power, he uses Shinra Tensei to repel Naruto and send Gamabunta, Gamaken and Gamahiro flying beyond Konohagakure's borders.