|Peddlers Escort Team|
|Peddlers Escort Team (行商人護衛チーム, Gyōshō Jin Goei Chīmu)|
|Anime||Naruto Episode #187|
The team was made-up of Chōji, Hinata and Naruto. When one of the merchants, Kikunojō, was killed, the genin realise that their true objective was to protect Haruna — the daimyō successor of the Land of Vegetables, from the Janin, who took over the land with the aid of disloyal and greedy courtiers. In the end, the three missing-nin were stopped, with two of them dying. After the mission, Naruto was offered the position of daimyō's advisor, but he declined it due to his desire to save Sasuke.