"Explode! Sage Mode" (爆発! 仙人モード, Bakuhatsu! Sennin Mōdo) is episode 163 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.
Explode! Sage Mode (爆発! 仙人モード, Bakuhatsu! Sennin Mōdo) is episode 163 of the Naruto Shippūden anime.
Naruto is summoned by Shima along with some other toads, visibly surprised to see Konohagakure utterly destroyed. Knowing full well that Pain is responsible, Naruto confronts him. However before they could do battle Tsunade appears to apprehend Pain. Despite her determination she was helpless since she had used her chakra to heal and protect the villagers from Pain's Shinra Tensei. Pain informs her that she was not the one he sought as the rejuvenated Asura Path moved to attack her. Naruto, however, intervenes, smashing the Path to smithereens with a Rasengan while finishing his sentence with. He then ordered Gamakichi to take Tsunade to a safe place and to inform everyone not to interfere in his battle with Pain. The Deva Path stood by while the Animal Path sent out its summons against Naruto. Using Sage Art: Big Ball Rasengan, Naruto sent the summons flying high into the air to be dispatched by Gamabunta, Gamaken and Gamahiro. He is confronted by Preta Path and they clash and Naruto uses Frog Kata to defeat him. Naruto uses Frog Kata to battle him and throws a punch so powerful, it bashed the Preta Path's face in and sent it flying and spinning through the air. Pain is shocked, while Naruto forms a Wind Release: Rasenshuriken. The Deva Path claimed that Naruto and he had the same teacher and should have the same visions on peace, involving Naruto sacrificing his life and handing over the Nine-Tails for that cause. Naruto angrily rejected this view and threw the new Rasenshuriken, in the process shocking Fukasaku, Shima, Sakura, who was able to identify it through the member of the Hyūga clan, who was also shocked.