Due to the outbreak of the Third Great Shinobi World War, Jiraiya, Tsunade and Orochimaru are sent on a mission in the Hidden Rain Village. After the battle, they are named the "Legendary Sannin" by Hanzo. While in the village, Jiraiya meets with Yahiko, Nagato and Konan who request help from him. Jiraiya accepts and proceeds to train them. After he teaches them how to use ninjutsu, he departs back for Konoha. Following, Jiraiya visits Minato Namikaze, who together with Kushina, name their unborn son "Naruto" after the main character in Jiraiya's novel.