|Orochimaru Search Team |
|Orochimaru Search Team (大蛇丸探索チーム, Orochimaru Tansaku Chīmu)|
|Anime||Naruto Shippūden Episode #90|
The Orochimaru Search Team (大蛇丸探索チーム, Orochimaru Tansaku Chīmu) is sent to investigate one of Orochimaru's bases. Originally composed of Kakashi Hatake and the members of Team 8, it is reinforced twice: first, the remaining members of Team 7 are sent to help with Team Guren, and then several miscellaneous Konoha personnel are sent to help seal the Three-Tails.
Because of how much larger the team grows and how many tasks it has to worry about, the members are split into three smaller teams, each with their own objectives. Divisions of Katsuyu help the teams communicate and replenish their chakra.
Team Three, also known as the "Sealing Team", is a team led by Shizune and consisting of Hinata Hyūga, Ino Yamanaka, and Sakura Haruno. Their task is to use the Four-Corner Sealing Barrier on the Three-Tails, which requires precise chakra control.