"User of the Scorch Release: Pakura of the Sand!" (灼遁使い! 砂隠れのパクラ, Shakuton Tsukai! Sunagakure no Pakura) is episode 285 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.
In a flashback, Sunagakure celebrates a victory over Iwagakure and recognised Pakura as their hero. Maki, Pakura's student, wanted to train with her despite being tired from the previous skirmish and Pakura praises Maki for her fighting spirit and resolve. After their training session, Pakura advised Maki to be strong so she can protect her loved ones and the village. Meanwhile, at a meeting of the Seniors they discuss a truce with Kirigakure despite the conditions of the truce being against in their favour and notes that they would have to use Pakura again, to solve the issue. Later, Suna mourns the death of Pakura and vows to destroy Iwagakure in order to avenge her death. In a present time, the Third Division struggles to fight the Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist as well as Gari and Pakura. Monga manages to incapacitate Gari, but is killed by Pakura, who confronts Maki and blames Sunagakure for turning her into a sacrifice during a doubtful truce with Kirigakure. Ruka intervenes their argument that Kiri had no longer its bloody and vicious reputation under the new leadership of the Fifth Mizukage. Pakura continues her attack and Maki tells to Pakura that Allied Shinobi Forces will improve its relations and might change the future then she begs Pakura to remain the hero that she died as to the village. Still sceptic, Pakura attempts to attack but she is stopped by Omoi and Zaji. In their successful coordinated attack, they manage to incapacitate Pakura but Gari arrives. Gari targets Maki but Pakura corners Gari with her flaming orbs and tells Maki to flee. After fleeing, Gari and Pakura have their personalities erased once more. As the group successfully retreat to the forest, Maki goes off on her own to pray.
|Maki||マキ||Maki||Mariko Higashiuchi||東内マリ子||Higashiuchi Mariko|
|Omoi||オモイ||Omoi||Kunihiro Kawamoto||河本 邦弘||Kawamoto Kunihiro|
|Monga of the Rock||岩のモンガ||Iwa no Monga||Ken'ichirō Matsuda||松田健一郎||Matsuda Ken'ichirō|
|Ruka of the Mist||霧のルカ||Kiri no Ruka||Seiko Yoshida||吉田 聖子||Yoshida Seiko|
|Zaji||ザジ||Zaji||Kengo Kawanishi||河西 健吾||Kawanishi Kengo|
|Pakura||パクラ||Pakura||Yukari Oribe||織部ゆかり||Oribe Yukari|
|Fuguki Suikazan||西瓜山河豚鬼||Suikazan Fuguki||Minoru Hirota||広田みのる||Hirota Minoru|
|Gari||ガリ||Gari||Takuji Katō||加藤 拓二||Katō Takuji|
|Fourth Kazekage||四代目風影||Yondaime Kazekage||Masahiko Tanaka||田中 正彦||Tanaka Masahiko|
|Sunagakure's Seniors||砂隠れの里の重臣||Sunagakure no Sato no Jūshin||Shinobu Matsumoto||松本 忍||Matsumoto Shinobu|
|Taira Kikumoto||菊本 平||Kikumoto Taira|
|Manabu Sakamaki||坂巻 学||Sakamaki Manabu|