"Growth into Godhood!!" (神への成長!!, Kami e no Seichō!!, Viz: Advancement!!) is chapter 374 of the original Naruto manga.


Pain summons a giant crustacean to free Konan from Jiraiya's technique. He instructs Konan to leave them. Jiraiya destroys the crab and asks what Nagato has done to himself and what happened to Yahiko. Pain responds that Yahiko is dead and that he has moved on from his childish beliefs after experiencing so much pain, having how attained godhood. In his role as Akatsuki's leader, Pain intends to capture the nine tailed beasts to create weapon that can destroy entire countries. In the face of such power, the world will give up on war and achieve peace. Jiraiya insists that that would never work. Pain summons a chameleon to prove his point, and Jiraiya summons Gamaken.

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