|"The Guy with Zero Motivation!!"|
|(やる気ゼロの男!!, Yaruki Zero no Otoko!!, Viz: The Boy with No Fighting Spirit!!)|
|Volume||The Great Flight!! (#12)|
|Next||"A Plot Leading to Victory…?!"|
|Arc||Chūnin Exams (Arc)|
Shikamaru hides from Temari in a patch of trees. Ino yells to him to end the fight quickly, but Chōji predicts that Shikamaru will find some reason to forfeit. Temari gets increasingly annoyed because Shikamaru is hiding and not fighting in a conventional way. Shikamaru tries to catch Temari with his shadow but she, while dodging it, realises that it has a limited range. She also reasons that he is hiding in the trees to take advantage of the trees' shadows to extend his range. Knowing that he will only gain more shadows as the battle progresses, Temari tries to end the fight quickly. After meditating on the factors of fight, Shikamaru comes up with a plan and, after avoiding her attacks, tries to catch her again, but she stays out of its range once more.
- The results for the second of the Naruto Character Popularity Polls were included with this chapter.