Hammer Arm (move)

Hammer Arm
アームハンマー Arm Hammer
Hammer Arm IX.png
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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.
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSPLA
The user swings and hits with its strong, heavy fist. It lowers the user's Speed, however.
SV The user swings its strong, heavy fist at the target to inflict damage. This also lowers the user's Speed stat.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0099     Water 3 Water 3 1 1
0112    
 
Monster Field 42 42 42 1, Evo. 1, Evo. 1, Evo. Evo.
0143     Monster Monster 44 44 44
0185     Mineral Mineral 49 49BW
47B2W2
47 50 1 1 1
0217     Field Field 67 67 1, 67 1, 67 1, 67 64
0260    
 
Monster Water 1 69 69 1, 69XY
1, 63ORAS
1, 63 1 1 Rem.
0289     Field Field 61 67 1, 67XY
1, 61ORAS
1, 61 1, 61 63
0376    
 
Mineral Mineral 45 45 45 1, Evo. 1, Evo. 1, Evo. Evo.
0377     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 81 81 1, 81XY
49ORAS
49 42 42 42
0378     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 81 81 1, 81XY
49ORAS
49 42 42 42
0379     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 81 81 1, 81XY
49ORAS
49 42 42 42
0383     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 20HGSS 20 20XY
80ORAS
80 36 36 36
0464    
 
Monster Field 42 42 42 1 1 1 1
0486     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 66 66 66
0500    
 
Field Field 1 1 1 Rem.
0532     Human-Like Human-Like 40 40 40 36 36
0533     Human-Like Human-Like 45 45 45 42 42
0534     Human-Like Human-Like 45 45 45 42 42
0555     Field Field 35 35 1, Evo. 1, Evo.
0579     Amorphous Amorphous 1, Evo. Evo.
0622    
 
Mineral Mineral 50 50 55 48 48
0623    
 
Mineral Mineral 60 60 61 52 52
0641  
Tornadus
All available forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 79 1, 79 1, 73 55 55
0642  
Thundurus
All available forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 79 1, 79 1, 73 55 55
0645  
Landorus
All available forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 79 1, 79 1, 73 55 55
0652    
 
Field Field 1, 60 1, 72 1
0660    
 
Field Field 1, 60 1, 60 58
0675    
 
Field Human-Like 1, 57 1, 70 58
0759    
 
Field Field 32 32
0760    
 
Field Field 36 36
0794    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 47 60
0799    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 43 45
0861    
 
Fairy Human-Like 64 64
0893  
Zarude
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 72 72
0895     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 42 42
0901    
 
Field Field 64
0901  
Ursaluna
Bloodmoon
 
 
Field Field 64
0934     Mineral Mineral Evo.
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Egg Move
0074    
 
Mineral Mineral
0098     Water 3 Water 3
0108     Monster Monster
0115     Monster Monster
0239     Human-Like Human-Like
0241     Field Field
0287     Field Field
0293     Monster Field HGSS
0408     Monster Monster
0554     Field Field
0554  
Darumaka
Galarian Form
  Field Field
0810     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.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


Special move

Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0241     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.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0288     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.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By event

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0260  
SwampertLv. 50
 
 
Monster Water 1 JR Kyushu Train Station Swampert
0641  
TornadusLv. 70
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Milos Island TornadusW
0642  
ThundurusLv. 70
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 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.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


Generation VIII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0893  
ZarudeLv. 70
Dada
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 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.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Hammer Arm inflicts damage and reduces the user's Travel Speed by one stage.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDTDS 18 - 16 - 80% - Front Enemy No
BSL 18 - 16 - 80% - Front Enemy No
MDGtI 30 99 15 50 100% - Front Enemy No
SMD 30 99 15 30 100% - Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon Rumble Rush

  Hammer Arm
★★★★★
Attack power 42.79212
Charge time 0.54 seconds
Range type Arc (melee)
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect None

Pokémon Masters EX

Name Category Cost in move-gauge slots MP
(uses)
Base power Max power Accuracy Target Effect tag Description Playable sync pair(s)
Hammer Arm Physical 3 124 148 90% An opponent Lowers the user's Speed by one stat rank. Guzma (Special Costume) & Buzzwole
  • 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

 
Ursaring
 
Diggersby
 
Sudowoodo
 
Golurk
The user hits the opponent with its glowing arms.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  One of Rhydon's forearms glow white and it slams the opponent with it.
A Scientist's Rhydon Tag! We're It...! Debut
  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
Ilunas's Ursaring Night and Day, You are the Ones! None
  Rhyperior's hand glows red and slams its arm into the opponent.
Brendan's Rhyperior Giratina and the Sky Warrior None
  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'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 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
  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
  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
  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's ears glow white and it slams them into the opponent; or, the ends of Diggersby's ears glow red, and it hits the opponent with them.
Dolan's Diggersby To Catch a Pokémon Smuggler! None
A wild Diggersby A Trip Down Memory Train! None
Clemont's Diggersby The Future is Now, Thanks to Strategy! None
An archeologist's Diggersby HZ037 None
  One of Exploud's forearms glows white and it slams it onto the opponent.
Blake and Heath's father's Exploud Splitting Heirs! None
  One of Slaking's arms glows white and it slams the opponent with it.
Sawyer's Slaking Analysis Versus Passion! None
  One of Golurk's arms glows white and it slams the opponent with it.
Goh's Golurk Raid Battle in The Ruins! None
  Regidrago closes its arms around itself in the shape of a dragon's head. Its body then becomes surrounded with light blue energy, and it slams its arms into the opponent.
Gary's Regidrago Chasing to the Finish! None
  One of Chesnaught's arms glows white and it slams the opponent with it.
Alain's Chesnaught Curtain Up! Fight the Fights! 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 Amhaemeo
  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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