Hachigen is met by Ichigo in seeking further training with his hollow form. Hachigen keeps a high level barrier around the Vizard hideout so that not just anyone can find them. Mashiro is the main person concerned of Hachigen's condition. Maintaining high level barriers all the time begins to take a toll on him . Hachigen is among the others to pin Ichigo down when he begins to go berserk. Later Hachigen seems to spend time with Mashiro when not in training. They return home as Shinji has Ichigo knocked out. Hachigen is told to put another layer over the hideout. Once on the training battleground, Hachigen forms barriers and restraint kido about Ichigo in preparations to face his berserk hollow form. Hachigen does his best to make sure the barriers hold with the full hollowfied Ichigo proving stronger than expected. Once Ichigo has his hollow under control. Hachigen is concerned that Ichigo cant hold use his vizard powers for very long compared to the others. Hachigen and others grow cautious when someone enters their warehouse. Hachigen more than others since erecting two level 5 barriers to mask the vizard's energy. Orihime introduces herself to all and came to talk with Ichigo. Orihime leaves with Hachigen and others confused. Hachigen knows the girl should have been destroyed but was able to just bypass his barriers. He ends up sending Hiyori to bring the girl back for further and closer inspection of the human. Hachigen determines that Orihime's unique powers are similar to his own. He is able to restore Tsubaki, Orihime's only means of offense. She thanks the large man and hopes to begin training for the upcoming battle. Hachigen advises her not to engage in combat unless she has fully mastered her powers. He feels it would be a fatal error to battle the Arrancar as Orihime was at the time.