|This is the article on chapter 260. For other uses, see Kakashi vs. Itachi (disambiguation).|
"Kakashi vs. Itachi!!" (カカシVSイタチ!!, Kakashi Bāsasu Itachi!!) is chapter 260 of the original Naruto manga.
Itachi attacks Team 7 with his Fire Release: Great Fireball Technique. They manage to avoid the attack and Kakashi engages Itachi. Itachi tries to catch him in a genjutsu but finds that it is only a shadow clone. Having created an opening, Kakashi instructs Naruto to attack. Naruto then strikes Itachi with his Big Ball Rasengan. When looking at the dead body, they discover that it was only a body double used remotely by Itachi, just as Kisame had done in his fight with Team Guy. Team 7 and Team Guy continue on to the Akatsuki lair, Akatsuki having bought the necessary time to continue Shukaku's removal from Gaara's body.