Originally Posted by jekyl_hyde
There are several instances where Tobito has used the Rinnegan. As a matter of fact, that is the reason why Naruto made the shadow clones in the first place when this particular fight started before Naruto knew all the bijuus' names. And then Madara stated just after he was revived via edo tensai that he awakened the rinnegan.
No.2 is not exactly true. During both of Pain's fights, we saw both Jiraya and Naruto annihilate several bodies beyond recognition, to only see them return "brand spanking new".
Tobito has used the shared vision of the RG, but that is just a basic ability of RG... and he used it's transmigration ability to give his chakra to six jinks so they could share vision and be controlled... Not one could use a RG ability at all...
The only RG ability Tobito even mentioned was that with the RG, even if he kills naruto with too big a bijuudama... that he could revive him later... meaning he was implying he could use the 7th paths power... gedo rinne tensai... However, that was it... no deva realm abilities... not even hungry ghost realm which would come in handy to absorb the rasenagn that smashed his mask to pieces... but not one...
He must not have the power to use it properly IMO... Otherwise, why not use it's power other then the most basic abilities...