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What Episode Does Naruto Learn Sage Mode?

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Naruto Shippuden came as an improved version of Naruto because everything was on the next level, including the fights. This is one thing that made the Naruto franchise stand out because of the cooler fights that would occasionally happen. Then we got to know a lot more about different types of Jutsu as the series developed. Then came Sage Mode, which is even said to surpass anything we have seen at that time. So we will take some time here to look at what episode does Naruto Learn Sage mode. 

If we look at how the events were planned out up until this point in the anime, then we will get to see the build-up to how Naruto got to learn Sage Mode. With Jiraiya having fought against Pain with his toads. They realized that Sage Mode was the only way to stop Pain. And that nobody else will be suited to learn it as fast as was needed except for Naruto, who has traveled with Jiraiya for a long time. 

So since Jiraiya was amongst the few who managed to learn Sage Mode to almost perfection, then his teachings were not that different from how they would teach Naruto Sage mode. The issue was of urgency because the toads had predicted that after this, Pain would likely target the leaf village. 

So without wasting any time, the toads moved to recruit Naruto from the Leaf so that he could start with his Sage Mode training as soon as possible. Well, doing things in this way would do them better as a measure to stop Pain from attacking the Leaf. Because all this was to pursue Naruto, who was the last piece of the puzzle together with Bee, and all this ended up leading to the fourth great shinobi world war.

What Episode Does Naruto Learn Sage Mode?

Naruto started with his Sage Mode training in Naruto Shippuden Episode 154. This was after the sad news of Jiraiya passing away was delivered to the Leaf by Fukasaku, who was alongside Jiraiya in his battle against the Six Paths of Pain. The episode is titled “Decryption,” and Naruto’s Sage Mode training is something that came as a bit of a surprise because it seemed to be something that was unplanned. 



This was because Naruto revealed something about Jiraiya that nobody else but him would have realized. Jiraiya sent a decrypted message to the Leaf, and they have been stuck trying to find out the meaning behind its message. So Naruto revealed to them that what appeared to be a number 9 was actually because Jiraiya had a writing quirk, and whenever he wanted to write “ta,” he would always write it as a 9.

After seeing this, Fukasaku requested to bring back Naruto with him to Mount Myoboku, where he would start with his Sage Mode training. Naruto then agreed as he wanted to avenge Jiraiya, and then Fukasau reverse summoned them to Mount Myoboku. Tsunade believed in the prophecy of the great toad as it had predicted a long time ago that Jiraiya’s novels would have an impact on the Shinobi world. 

So since it was one of Jiraiya’s novels that had helped decipher the code. Tsunade had no issues with Naruto going to learn Sage Mode. While at Mount Myoboku, Naruto found out that Gamakichi was the one who summoned him as he had a summoning contract with the toad. Then after they had had Shima’s meals, Fukasaku started to explain to Naruto the basics of Sage Mode, and Gamakichi simplified it for him. 

Naruto Starts Training

Sage Mode was a complete mystery at the time, but it was in this stage that we got to learn its fundamentals. It was all about harnessing the natural energy, and one would use it to enhance their techniques with great improvements. But this came with risks because if one makes mistakes, they will end up turning into a stone, and that would be their end. 

Nonetheless, we have seen all that there is in the Naruto franchise now that it is the time for the Next Generations. But some would want to go back into the mani series because that’s how good Naruto Shippuden was. Especially now that Boruto anime is on a list of unending filler episodes. 

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