Hikatu was originally a miner in Onu-Koro. He was chosen by Turaga Seihu when he fought Draku's minions. Hikatu is wise and humble as well as a good inventor due to his friendship with Nuparu. He uses a shovel to lift and carry heavy objects, dig and fight. He uses the shovel as a weapon like a Bo (Staff). He is the second physically strongest member of his team, next to Pohri.
His fighting style is more of a defensive style and utilizes his great strength and often involves standing in a firm posture. His style is similar to Jujitsu and Goju Ryu Karate.