Deidara uses his C4 "Garuda", to try to disintegrate Sasuke, but Sasuke, due to the Sharingan's, ability to see chakra as color, was able to negate this technique by flying away from the microscopic bombs. Sasuke flies directly behind Deidara, and pierces his chest using Chidori (which Deidara mistakes for Raikiri). Sasuke once again asks for Itachi's location, only to realize that Deidara had seen through Sasuke's move and had a counter measure prepared. Deidara appears from under his Clay bird, to reveal that the person that Sasuke had hit, was actually a Clay Clone. Deidara prepares his C4 yet again with Sasuke trapped by the clay clone. Sasuke manages to free himself, but Deidara initiates the C4 yet again, to disintegrate Sasuke through the microscopic bombs trapped within Sasuke. He seemingly succeeds.
To his dismay, Sasuke appears behind him yet again and punches Deidara, and again questions the whereabouts of Itachi. Deidara shocked that his technique didn't work questions Sasuke on how he survived. Sasuke goes on to explain that Earth is weak against Lightning, and he had disarmed the C4 using Chidori. Deidara realizes that throughout their battle Sasuke had been experimenting on the weaknesses of his techniques. Frustrated, he decides to use his final technique C0, in an attempt to kill Sasuke.