While watching Hikaru's Streams/YouTube (GM Chess Twitch Streamer), he's no doubt extremely impressive when it comes to recognizing patterns that win him material and forced mates in like 7+ moves. Things like this require extensive knowledge of certain key positions and a great load of pattern recognition to go on top of that. During or after the sequence, he goes over the sequence fairly briefly to explain his thought process to his viewers, and it's the type of stuff you watch and are really just amazed by. These are usually the flashy calculations that are showcased on highlight channels and things like that.
My concern is for the opposite type of moves, being the less subtle ones. Often, Hikaru will give no thought to a move and say something like "let's just go here" and it often turns out to be the best move there is (Once played a bullet game with 96 percent accuracy). On the surface, these moves don't look like they have any thought to them. Obviously, it doesn't straight up blunder anything, but it doesn't really give him an advantage either. This begs the question: when Hikaru plays these types of moves, does he innately know it's the best move based on his intuition, or is there some kind of hidden calculation/judgment that leads him to make the move? What reason goes into him playing that move?
This also leads to the more general question: do grandmasters have to have a reason for every move they play, or are some moves just "okay" and meant to pass the move to the opponent? Obviously, the opening is an exception to this but even so, there are underlying ideas of center control, development, etc. This might be wrong in some way, so if anyone could elaborate on this that would be great.