Kidōmaru's avoids Neji's attack and catches him in a cocoon of webbing. With the Sasuke Retrieval Team unable to move, Kidōmaru decides to enjoy himself before regrouping with the Sound Four. Naruto and his shadow clones are caught in his web, so Kidōmaru plays target practice to figure out which is one is real. They all turn out to be shadow clones and Naruto attacks Kidōmaru from behind. It does not work and Naruto is about to be captured, but Neji appears and releases him. Able to break Kidōmaru's chakra-infused webbing because of his Byakugan, Neji concludes that he is the only one who can fight him.