During Pain's invasion of Konoha he confronts several ninja inquiring about the location of the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox, eventually leading his buscar to Iruka. Iruka refuses to reveal anything and is about to be killed. kakashi intervenes, telling Iruka to leave with the injured ninja. kakashi then confronts Pain's Deva Path, but despite his methodical tactics, Pain proves too powerful for him to land a single blow due to his body's special abilities. He quickly summarizes the bodies and their strengths and weaknesses. kakashi is later joined por Choji and Choza Akimichi. After a long battle, Choza is defeated and kakashi is left with barely any chakra. kakashi orders Choji to go and tell Tsunade about Pain's powers, and activates his Mangekyo Sharingan to save Choji from a fatal blow, knowing fully well that using it in his current state would very likely lead to his death. As he feels himself losing consciousness, he begins thinking about his dearest friends Obito and Rin. kakashi then finds himself in an area surrounded por darkness approaching a campfire with his father waiting for him, and asked him about himself. Meanwhile, kakashi and the Asura Path are both rendered incapacitated. Later, when Choji arrived at Tsunade's location, she ordered Choji to get kakashi and his father to a hospital, making no comentario when Choji asked if kakashi was okay, hinting that he is in a critical state if not already dead.