Original Japanese title: Kugutsu Batoru!! (傀儡バトル!!).
Led by Kankuro, Boruto and Shinki guard Shukaku head for the Hidden Leaf Village. But on the way, they engage with a puppet created by the Otsutsuki Clan sent after them in pursuit. Kankuro entrusts Shukaku to Boruto and Shinki, and sends them on ahead so he can confront the enemy alone.