Hammer Arm (move)

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 inflicts damage and lowers the user's Speed by one stage.

Description

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


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
099   Kingler
  Water 3 Water 3 1
112   Rhydon
 
 
Monster Field 42 42 42 1, Evo. 1, Evo.
143   Snorlax
  Monster Monster 44
185   Sudowoodo
  Mineral Mineral 49 49BW
47B2W2
47 50 1
217   Ursaring
  Field Field 67 67 1, 67 1, 67
260   Swampert
 
 
Monster Water 1 69 69 1, 69XY
1, 63ORAS
1, 63 1
289   Slaking
  Field Field 61 67 1, 67XY
1, 61ORAS
1, 61
376   Metagross
 
 
Mineral Mineral 45 45 45 1, Evo. 1, Evo.
377   Regirock
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 81 81 1, 81XY
49ORAS
49 42
378   Regice
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 81 81 1, 81XY
49ORAS
49 42
379   Registeel
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 81 81 1, 81XY
49ORAS
49 42
383   Groudon
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 20HGSS 20 20XY
80ORAS
80 36
464   Rhyperior
 
 
Monster Field 42 42 42 1 1
486   Regigigas
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 66
500   Emboar
 
 
Field Field 1 1 1
532   Timburr
  Human-Like Human-Like 40 40 40 36
533   Gurdurr
  Human-Like Human-Like 45 45 45 42
534   Conkeldurr
  Human-Like Human-Like 45 45 45 42
555   Darmanitan
  Field Field 35 35 1, Evo. 1, Evo.
579   Reuniclus
  Amorphous Amorphous 1, Evo.
622   Golett
 
 
Mineral Mineral 50 50 55 48
623   Golurk
 
 
Mineral Mineral 60 60 61 52
641   Tornadus
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 79 1, 79 1, 73 55
642   Thundurus
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 79 1, 79 1, 73 55
645   Landorus
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 79 1, 79 1, 73 55
652   Chesnaught
 
 
Field Field 1, 60 1, 72
660   Diggersby
 
 
Field Field 1, 60 1, 60 58
675   Pangoro
 
 
Field Human-Like 1, 57 1, 70 58
759   Stufful
 
 
Field Field 32 32
760   Bewear
 
 
Field Field 36 36
794   Buzzwole
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 47 60
799   Guzzlord
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 43 45
861   Grimmsnarl
 
 
Fairy Human-Like 64
893   Zarude
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 72
895   Regidrago
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 42
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 Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
074   Geodude
 
 
Mineral Mineral
098   Krabby
  Water 3 Water 3
108   Lickitung
  Monster Monster
115   Kangaskhan
  Monster Monster
239   Elekid
  Human-Like Human-Like
241   Miltank
  Field Field
287   Slakoth
  Field Field
293   Whismur
  Monster Field HGSS
408   Cranidos
  Monster Monster
554   Darumaka
  Field Field
554   Darumaka
Galarian Form
  Field Field
810   Grookey
  Field Grass
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 Types Egg Groups Obtained with
241   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.


Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
288   Vigoroth
  Field Field Island Scan - Route 11SM
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 Types Egg Groups Obtained with
260   SwampertLv. 50
 
 
Monster Water 1 JR Kyushu Train Station Swampert
641   TornadusLv. 70
  Undiscovered Undiscovered Milos Island TornadusW
642   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.


Generation VIII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
893   ZarudeLv. 70
Dada
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered Forest of Okoya Dada Zarude
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

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Hammer Arm is a move with base power of 18, 16 PP and 80% accuracy. The user damages enemy in the front, and lowers its Movement Speed by one stage.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Physical 3 124 148 90% An opponent Lowers the user's Speed by one stat rank.

Past Description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Lowers the user's Speed.

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. But it also reduces the user's Movement Speed by 1 level.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえるが じぶんの いどうそくどが 1だんかいさがる
MDGtI It damages an enemy, but it also lowers your Travel Speed.
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy, but it also lowers your Travel Speed. The stat returns to normal after a while.


In the anime

       
Diggersby Sudowoodo Ursaring Golurk
The user hits the opponent with its glowing arms.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Rhydon One of Rhydon's forearms glow white and it slams the opponent with it.
A Scientist's Rhydon Tag! We're It...! Debut
  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
Katsuki's Ursaring JN079 None
  Rhyperior Rhyperior's hand glows red and slams its arm into the opponent.
Brendan's Rhyperior Giratina and the Sky Warrior None
  Regigigas Regigigas's forearms glow white and it slams them into the opponent from above.
A wild Regigigas Pillars of Friendship! Regigigas could not legally learn Hammer Arm at the time
  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
  Tornadus Tornadus raises both of his arms above his head and crosses them. Both of his forearms then start to glow white, and Tornadus brings both of his arms down on top of the opponent, or Tornadus smashes his wrists together in front of his body and pulls his arms to his side. Both of his forearms then glow white and he charges forward. As he approaches the opponent, he brings both of his fists forward, smashing them into the opponent, or Tornadus holds out one of his arms and his forearm starts to glow white. He then slams his forearm into the opponent. As he swings his arm, he leaves behind a stream of white energy where he swung.
Tornadus (anime) Stopping the Rage of Legends! Part 1 None
  Thundurus One of Thundurus's forearms glow white and he swings it forward, smashing it into the opponent. As he swings his arm, he leaves behind a white trail of energy where it swung.
Thundurus (anime) Stopping the Rage of Legends! Part 2 None
  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
  Pangoro One of Pangoro's forearms glows white and it slams it onto the opponent.
A wild Pangoro The Bamboozling Forest! None
A Trainer's Pangoro Rotom's Wish! None
  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
  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
  Slaking One of Slaking's arms glows white and it slams the opponent with it.
Sawyer's Slaking Analysis Versus Passion! None
  Golurk One of Golurk's arms glows white and it slams the opponent with it.
Goh's Golurk Raid Battle in The Ruins! None


In the manga

Let's Play the Pokémon Card Game XY!


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • Hammer Arm has the same description text as Ice Hammer.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 臂錘 Beichèuih *
臂力拳 Beilihk Kyùhn *
Mandarin 臂錘 / 臂锤 Bìchuí *
臂力拳 Bìlì Quán *
  Czech Kladivová paže
  Dutch Mokerarm
  French Marto-Poing
  German Hammerarm
  Greek Σφυροκόπημα
  Hindi हथौड़ा बांह Hathaura Banha
  Indonesian Lengan Palu
  Italian Martelpugno
  Korean 암해머 Arm Hammer
  Polish Młotoramię
Portuguese   Brazil Braço de Martelo (Pokémon the Series: XY-present, TCG, manga)
Braço Martelo
  Portugal Braço Martelo
  Romanian Brațul Ciocan
  Serbian Čekić pesnica
Spanish   Latin America Brazo Martillo (DP050-DP131, BW071-present)
Machada (DP173-DP184)
  Spain Machada
  Vietnamese Nắm Đấm Búa Tạ



Variations of the move Hammer Arm
  Hammer ArmIce Hammer


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