The Toa Inika were a team of heroes which came into being when lightning from the Red Star struck six Toa canisters on the shores of Voya Nui, transforming the Matoran inside into Toa. The Toa Inika were Jaller, Hewkii, Nuparu, Kongu, Matoro, and Hahli. The Toa Inika all had organic Kanohi and elemental powers which were mixed with lightning. Their faces gave off a blinding glow when unmasked. They were later transformed by the Kanohi Ignika into the Toa Mahri.
When the Matoran Jaller, etc. arrived on Voya Nui, bolts of lightning from a mysterious red star transformed them. Now they were Toa Inika and unlike any heroes ever known before. Their Toa weapons were charged with incredible energies that made them light up when in use. Toa Inika were quite different from any seen before, designed to contain the energy that coursed through their forms. The masks they wore were very different from any Toa masks they had seen before, with awesome new abilities. Their Matoran allies on Voya Nui crafted zamor sphere launchers for them. They hurled spheres that could free the villagers of Voya Nui from enslavement. Now filled with the energies of lightning, even the features of their heads glowed brightly. Even the colors of their armor were changed by the lightning. Hewkii was the first Toa of Stone in memory to be a shade other than brown.
The Toa Inika used Zamor spheres loaded with energized protodermis to destroy the antidermis virus.