Jiraiya, Fukasaku and Shima decide to escape through the pipes, wondering how to defeat three Rinnegan wielders as neither ninjutsu or taijutsu would work on them. Since Jiraiya does not use genjutsu, a fact that Pain is aware of, Jiraiya asks the two toads to use their genjutsu, which he would not be expecting, while he tries out a gamble of his. Since Fukasaku was able to deduce that the three Paths shared the same vision through their Rinnegan eyes, Jiraiya has the toads lure them with their genjutsu, which involves croaking frog sounds that reveal their location to Pain. As the three Paths rush towards them, Jiraiya hits one of them with his Fire Release: Big Flame Bullet. After the Path absorbs it, Jiraiya's theory is confirmed — each of the Paths only possesses one ability, hence why the earlier Animal Path had only summoned creatures to fight Jiraiya instead of using actual jutsu. The three Paths are struck by the toads' Demonic Illusion: Toad Confrontation Chant, and Jiraiya proceeds to use three stone swords to impale them.
As he walks away, believing he has killed them, he is struck from behind by another Path, who manages to destroy Jiraiya's left arm. Pain then brings forth five other bodies, including the three that Jiraiya had just impaled. He reveals that Pain is just an alias, meant to refer to the Six Paths of Pain, while Jiraiya seems to recognise one of the Paths.