Hammer Arm (move)

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Hammer Arm
アームハンマー Arm Hammer
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Type  Fighting
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  100
Accuracy  90%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Appeals last in the next turn.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Enables the user to perform last in the next turn.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  6 ♥♥♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
A very appealing move, but after using this move, the user is more easily startled.

Hammer Arm (Japanese: アームハンマー Arm Hammer) is a damage-dealing Fighting-type move introduced in Generation IV.

Effect

Hammer Arm does damage, then lowers the user's Speed by one level.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
XYORAS
The user swings and hits with its strong and heavy fist. It lowers the user's Speed, however.
SM The user swings and hits with its strong, heavy fist. It lowers the user's Speed, however.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
112 Rhydon Rhydon
Monster Field 42 42 42 1
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo
Mineral Mineral 49 49BW
47B2W2
47 50
217 Ursaring Ursaring
Field Field 67 67 1, 67 1, 67
260 Swampert Swampert
Monster Water 1 69 69 1, 69XY
1, 63ORAS
1, 63
289 Slaking Slaking
Field Field 61 67 1, 67XY
1, 61ORAS
1, 61
376 Metagross Metagross
Mineral Mineral 45 45 45 1
377 Regirock Regirock
Undiscovered Undiscovered 81 81 1, 81XY
49ORAS
49
378 Regice Regice
Undiscovered Undiscovered 81 81 1, 81XY
49ORAS
49
379 Registeel Registeel
Undiscovered Undiscovered 81 81 1, 81XY
49ORAS
49
383 Groudon Groudon
Undiscovered Undiscovered 20HGSS 20 20XY
80ORAS
80
464 Rhyperior Rhyperior
Monster Field 42 42 42 1
500 Emboar Emboar
Field Field 1 1 1
532 Timburr Timburr
Human-Like Human-Like 40 40 40
533 Gurdurr Gurdurr
Human-Like Human-Like 45 45 45
534 Conkeldurr Conkeldurr
Human-Like Human-Like 45 45 45
555 Darmanitan Darmanitan
Field Field 35 35 1
622 Golett Golett
Mineral Mineral 50 50 55
623 Golurk Golurk
Mineral Mineral 60 60 61
641 Tornadus Tornadus
Undiscovered Undiscovered 79 1, 79 1, 73
642 Thundurus Thundurus
Undiscovered Undiscovered 79 1, 79 1, 73
645 Landorus Landorus
Undiscovered Undiscovered 79 1, 79 1, 73
652 Chesnaught Chesnaught
Field Field 1, 60 1, 72
660 Diggersby Diggersby
Field Field 1, 60 1, 60
675 Pangoro Pangoro
Field Human-Like 1, 57 1, 70
759 Stufful Stufful
Field Field 32
760 Bewear Bewear
Field Field 36
794 Buzzwole Buzzwole
Undiscovered Undiscovered 47
799 Guzzlord Guzzlord
Undiscovered Undiscovered 43
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Egg Groups Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
074 Geodude Geodude
Mineral Mineral
108 Lickitung Lickitung
Monster Monster
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan
Monster Monster
239 Elekid Elekid
Undiscovered Undiscovered
241 Miltank Miltank
Field Field
287 Slakoth Slakoth
Field Field
293 Whismur Whismur
Monster Field HGSS
408 Cranidos Cranidos
Monster Monster
554 Darumaka Darumaka
Field Field
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation IV

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
241 Miltank Miltank
Field Field My Pokémon Ranch
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation V

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
260 Swampert SwampertLv. 50
Monster Water 1 JR Kyushu Event
641 Tornadus TornadusLv. 70
Undiscovered Undiscovered Milos Island TornadusW
642 Thundurus ThundurusLv. 70
Undiscovered Undiscovered Milos Island ThundurusB
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. But it also reduces the user's Movement Speed by 1 level.

In the anime

Dolan Diggersby Hammer Arm.png Paul Ursaring Hammer Arm.png Rhydon Hammer Arm.png Tornadus Hammer Arm.png
Diggersby Ursaring Rhydon Tornadus
The user slams the foe with it arms at great force.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
112 Rhydon One of Rhydon's forearms glow white and it slams the opponent with it.
Unknown Trainer's Rhydon Tag! We're It...! Debut
217 Ursaring Ursaring's forearms glow white or gold and it slams them onto the opponent, or one of Ursaring's hands glow gold and it smacks the opponent hard.
Paul's Ursaring Glory Blaze! None
464 Rhyperior Rhyperior's hand glows red and slams its arm into the opponent.
Brendan's Rhyperior Giratina and the Sky Warrior None
486 Regigigas Regigigas's forearms glow white and it slams them into the opponent from above.
A wild Regigigas Pillars of Friendship! Regigigas cannot legally learn Hammer Arm
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo's whole arm or the orbs on its hands glow white, light green or gold and it slams it into the opponent. Sometimes, both of its arms glow.
Brock's Sudowoodo Frozen on Their Tracks! None
Narissa's Ditto One in the form of Sudowoodo Dealing With a Fierce Double Ditto Drama! Used via Transform
Narissa's Ditto Two in the form of Sudowoodo Dealing With a Fierce Double Ditto Drama! Used via Transform
641 Tornadus Tornadus raises both of its arms above its head and crosses them. Both of its forearms then start to glow white, and Tornadus brings both of its arms down on top of the opponent, or Tornadus smashes its wrists together in front of its body and pulls its arms to its side. Both of its forearms then glow white and it charges forward. As it approaches the opponent, it brings both of its fists forward, smashing them into the opponent, or Tornadus holds out one of its arms and its forearm starts to glow white. It then slams its forearm into the opponent. As it swings its arm, it leaves behind a stream of white energy where it swung.
A wild Tornadus Stopping the Rage of Legends! Part 1 None
642 Thundurus One of Thundurus's forearms glow white and it swings it forward, smashing it into the opponent. As it swings its arm, it leaves behind a white trail of energy where it swung.
A wild Thundurus Stopping the Rage of Legends! Part 2 None
500 Emboar One or both of Emboar's forearms glow white and it slams it or them onto the opponent.
Bianca's Emboar Search for the Clubultimate! None
Shamus's Emboar Evolution by Fire! None
675 Pangoro One of Pangoro's forearms glows white and it slams it onto the opponent.
A wild Pangoro The Bamboozling Forest! None
Unknown Trainer's Pangoro Rotom's Wish! None
660 Diggersby Diggersby's ears glow white and it slams them into the opponent.
Dolan's Diggersby To Catch a Pokémon Smuggler! None
A wild Diggersby A Trip Down Memory Train! None
295 Exploud One of Exploud's forearms glows white and it slams it onto the opponent.
Blake and Heath's father's Exploud Splitting Heirs! None
289 Slaking One of Slaking's arms glow white and it slams the opponent with it.
Sawyer's Slaking Analysis Versus Passion! None

In the manga

In the Let's Play the Pokémon Card Game XY! manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga


In other generations

Hammer Arm IV.png Hammer Arm V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Trivia

  • Hammer Arm's Speed-lowering effect has never been featured in the anime's portrayals of the move.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 臂錘 Beichèuih *
臂力拳 Beilihk Kyùhn *
Mandarin 臂錘 / 臂锤 Bìchuí *
臂力拳 Bì​lì​ Quán​ *
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Mokerarm
France Flag.png French Marto-Poing
Germany Flag.png German Hammerarm
Greece Flag.png Greek Σφυροκόπημα
India Flag.png Hindi हथौड़ा बांह Hathaura Banha
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Lengan Palu
Italy Flag.png Italian Martelpugno
South Korea Flag.png Korean 암해머 Arm Hammer
Poland Flag.png Polish Młotoramie
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Braço Martelo
Braço de Martelo (XY series, TCG, manga)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Braço Martelo
Romania Flag.png Romanian Brațul Ciocan
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Čekić pesnica
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Brazo Martillo (DP050-DP131, BW071-present)
Machada (DP173-DP184)
Spain Flag.png Spain Machada


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