|Manga||Volume #4, Naruto Chapter #35|
|Anime||Naruto Episode #21|
|Game||Naruto: Path of the Ninja|
|Appears in||Anime, Manga, Game|
This team was one of the three groups Orochimaru included in his plan to infiltrate the Chūnin Exams in Konoha. While this team entered the exams as genin representing Otogakure, another team posed as Konoha-nin, and Orochimaru himself assumed the identity of another. Accordingly, due to various modifications, all three members used sound-based techniques. The team leader is Dosu Kinuta with Kin Tsuchi and Zaku Abumi as his teammates.
Though instructed to kill Sasuke Uchiha in the Forest of Death, the three were actually sent by Orochimaru to test his potential host's abilities and barely survived Sasuke when he was under the influence of the Cursed Seal of Heaven. Since then, though he fared well in the exams while Kin and Zaku lost in their respective matches with Shikamaru Nara and Shino Aburame, Dosu realised that they outlived their usefulness and are now disposable. Though he made it through the preliminaries, wanting to kill Sasuke out of petty revenge against Orochimaru, Dosu later got himself killed by Gaara while challenging him for the right to battle the Uchiha in the finals. Zaku and Kin were later used as sacrifices for Orochimaru to reincarnate Hashirama and Tobirama Senju during the invasion of Konoha.