Originally Posted by Inazuka
with the kabuto vs shika fight
kabuto is short range hand to hand fighter whereas shika is mid to long range, somewhat like naruto vs diedara so the same rules apply. kakashi said that for a short range fighter to beat a mid to long range fighter u need support of a mid to long range fighter, so basically if shika keeps his distance from kabuto and doesnt waste chakra then he will will because imo they are pretty close in terms of intel
shika doesn't know kabuto at all he doesn't know he is medical nin so he will have to sacrifice some time for further analysis.On the other hand kabuto already knows about shika and he is very smart so he is already 1 step furhter than shikamaru in eveything.Kabuto hasn't shown his full power and i am sure his charka capacity is bigger than shikamaru's,since shika tires very easy.So no the distance won't do much furthermore kabuto is able of using genjutsu don't know at which lvl but this tells much of his true power.