Name: Earth Release: Hiding Like a Mole Technique (土遁・土竜隠れの術, Doton: Moguragakure no Jutsu)
Type: C-rank, Supplementary
Users: Deidara, Tobi
Debut (Manga): Chapter 358
This technique changes earth into fine sand by channeling chakra into it, allowing the user to dig through it like a mole. While underground, one can sense what is happening on the surface and use that information to launch a surprise attack on the enemy. One can also hide deep in the ground, escaping to a depth where the enemy can't reach. Tobi used this attack to hide some Exploding Clay underground. Deidara used this technique to escape damage of one of his exploding suicide clones in the fight against Team Guy, and Team Kakashi.