Kikuchihara is considered a skilled Attacker, specialized, like the rest of his team, in stealth combat. They are able to coordinate extremely well. His unit being one of the few deemed capable of defeating a Black Trigger is further proof of his strength. He is rather agile and quick, commenting that he would not be caught by the predictable movements of a Rabbit, until he decided to act as bait. He has a large amount of trion, enough to trigger a Side Effect, which enhances his hearing. Its benefits can be shared with his teammates through the Operator.
His Side Effect enhances his hearing. Since it is just 5-6 times of average humans, it was deemed useless. However, Soya Kazama saw potential on it and with his Side Effect and Kazama Unit's teamwork, they made their way to A-Rank. This is because they managed to spot their opponents who were using the then popular Chameleon. The true strength of Kikuchihara's Side Effect is its "discerning" precision. By the sounds, he can know materials, weight, property and other information, and pinpoint exactly the source of the sound.
Kikuchihara is a skilled Scorpion user. The model used by his unit is slightly different from the standard, as it has a hollowed blade and stretches reach, being even more offense-oriented. As a speed-type Attacker, he generally dual-wields it for brief, fast-paced assaults, especially in conjunction with Chameleon.
Kikuchihara uses it to become invisible and approach the target unseen, switching then to the Scorpion to execute a surprise attack. However, if his location is correctly inferred, he is forced to become visible in order to activate another Trigger and defend himself. In various places on his uniform are devices that reduce the Chameleon's trion consumption.