Hammerlocke

Hammerlocke ナックルシティ
Knuckle City
"A city of great history, living and thriving within castle walls that date back to the middle ages."
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Map description
Hammerlocke Gym - Galar Gym #8
Raihan
Raihan
Dragon-type
specialist Gym
Dragon Badge
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Hammerlocke Gym - Galar Gym #8
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Route 6
Hammerlocke
Route 7
 
Hammerlocke Hills
 
Location
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Location of Hammerlocke in Galar.

Hammerlocke (Japanese: ナックルシティ Knuckle City) is a city situated in the center of the Galar region.

Slogan

A city of great history, living and thriving within castle walls that date back to the middle ages. (Japanese: 中世の 城壁を かした 歴史ある  A historic city that takes advantage of its castle walls from the middle ages.)

Places of Interest

Boutique

The boutique is located on the west side of the lower tier's main road.

Male Clothing

Type Item Brand Patterns Price
Tops Faded Sweatshirt   White, Black, Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, Orange, Navy, Purple, Pink, Gray, Tan $8,800
Tops Boatneck Sweatshirt   Eternal Sleep, Mischief Maker, Gullet Glam $8,800
Outerwear Tracksuit Jacket   Grass Type, Water Type, Fire Type, Ground Type, Flying Type, Normal Type, Poison Type $10,180
Outerwear Zippered Parka   Lovely Nightmare, Cute Clobbering, Berry Forest $15,000
Bottoms Trackie Bottoms   Grass Type, Water Type, Fire Type, Ground Type, Flying Type, Normal Type, Poison Type $8,620
Bags Sport Travel Bag   Grass Type, Water Type, Fire Type, Ground Type, Flying Type, Normal Type, Poison Type $5,830
Headwear Sport Cap   Grass Type, Water Type, Fire Type, Ground Type, Flying Type, Normal Type, Poison Type $2,900
Headwear Bucket Hat   White, Black, Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, Orange, Navy, Purple, Pink, Gray, Tan $5,100
Eyewear Sport Sunglasses   Grass Type, Water Type, Fire Type, Ground Type, Flying Type, Normal Type, Poison Type $7,100
Eyewear Round Eyeglasses   Black, Metal, Mottled $10,00
Eyewear Round Eyeglasses   Black/Yellow, Black/Blue, Black/Red, Black/Black, Metal/Yellow, Metal/Blue, Metal/Red, Metal/Black, Mottled/Red, Mottled/Blue, Mottled/Yellow, Mottled/Black $12,000

After obtaining the Style Card (IoA)

Type Item Brand Patterns Price
Tops Casual Tee   Auldlands Amble $980
Outerwear Punk Vest   Faded Black, Light Blue, Red $7,500

Female Clothing

Type Item Brand Patterns Price
Tops Faded Sweatshirt   White, Black, Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, Orange, Navy, Purple, Pink, Gray, Tan $8,800
Tops Boatneck Sweatshirt   Eternal Sleep, Mischief Maker, Gullet Glam $12,800
Outerwear Tracksuit Jacket   Grass Type, Water Type, Fire Type, Ground Type, Flying Type, Normal Type, Poison Type $10,180
Outerwear Zippered Parka   Lovely Nightmare, Cute Clobbering, Berry Forest $15,000
Bottoms Trackie Bottoms   Grass Type, Water Type, Fire Type, Ground Type, Flying Type, Normal Type, Poison Type $8,620
Bottoms Frilly Short Skirt   White, Black, Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, Orange, Navy, Purple, Pink, Gray, Tan $12,500
Bottoms Frilly Short Skirt   Lovely Nightmare, Leppa Laden, Cute Clobbering $15,800
Legwear Ribbon Socks   White, Black, Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, Orange, Navy, Purple, Pink, Gray, Tan $1,900
Bags Sport Rucksack   Grass Type, Water Type, Fire Type, Ground Type, Flying Type, Normal Type, Poison Type $5,830
Headwear Sport Cap   Grass Type, Water Type, Fire Type, Ground Type, Flying Type, Normal Type, Poison Type $5,800
Headwear Boater Hat   White, Black, Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, Orange, Navy, Purple, Pink, Gray, Tan $5,800
Eyewear Sport Sunglasses   Grass Type, Water Type, Fire Type, Ground Type, Flying Type, Normal Type, Poison Type $7,100
Eyewear Round Eyeglasses   Black, Metal, Mottled $10,000
Eyewear Round Eyeglasses   Black/Yellow, Black/Blue, Black/Red, Black/Black, Metal/Yellow, Metal/Blue, Metal/Red, Metal/Black, Mottled/Yellow, Mottled/Blue, Mottled/Red, Mottled/Black $12,000

After obtaining the Style Card (IoA)

Type Item Brand Patterns Price
Tops Casual Tee   #7, #8, #9 $15,800
Footwear Designer Leather Boots   Black/Pink, White/Pink, Caramel/Black, Red/Black, Blue/White $62,000

Salon

Move Tutor

Down the stairs leading to the moats on the leftmost part of the town, there is a Move Tutor who will teach Grass Pledge, Fire Pledge, or Water Pledge to any evolutionary form of starter Pokémon. In addition, Grass Pledge can also be taught to Silvally.

Move Type Cat.
Grass Pledge  Grass  Special
Fire Pledge  Fire  Special
Water Pledge  Water  Special

Friendship Rater

Hammerlocke Vault

Hammerlocke Vault is a building located on the west side of the city and is supervised by Raihan. It houses four tapestries depicting the history of Galar and the Darkest Day.

The player's Hammerlocke Gym mission takes place at the vault.

Battle Café

Main article: Battle Café

The Battle Café is located on the west side of the city.

Pokémon Center (South)

This Pokémon Center is located in the south of the city, just north of the Wild Area entrance.

Poké Mart

This Poké Mart is located inside the Pokémon Center.

Left cashier
Right cashier
BP Shop


Hammerlocke Stadium

Main article: Hammerlocke Stadium

Hammerlocke Stadium is the official Pokémon Gym of Hammerlocke. The Gym Leader, Raihan, specializes in Dragon-type Pokémon. He also specializes in Double Battles and weather manipulation. It is the last Gym that Gym Challengers have to face. He hands out the Dragon Badge to those who defeat him.

The stadium also houses the Macro Cosmos Energy Plant, which can be accessed by taking an elevator from the lobby. The Energy Plant also has another elevator that leads to the tower summit at the top of the stadium.

Hammerlocke Station

Hammerlocke Station is located in the northeast of the city. The train can be ridden from here once the player has earned the Fairy Badge.

The player can catch a train from this station to the following locations:

Poké Mart

This Poké Mart is the eastmost storefront inside the station.


Vending Machine

A vending machine is located inside Hammerlocke Station.

Vending machine


Pokémon Center (West)

This Pokémon Center is located on the upper tier, in the northwest of the city.

Poké Mart

This Poké Mart is located inside the Pokémon Center.

Left cashier
Right cashier


Pokémon Center (East)

This Pokémon Center is located in the east of the city, just next to the Route 7 exit.

Poké Mart

This Poké Mart is located inside the Pokémon Center.

Left cashier
Right cashier


Demographics

The population of Hammerlocke is 72, not including the employees of the Pokémon Center, the train station, or Raihan.

Items

Item Location Games
  Soothe Bell From a girl in the first house east of the Hammerlocke Stadium entrance  Sw  Sh 
  Effort Ribbon From a woman in the first house east of the Hammerlocke Stadium entrance, if the player's selected Pokémon has 510 EVs  Sw  Sh 
  Best Friends Ribbon From a boy in the first house east of the Hammerlocke Stadium entrance, if the player's selected Pokémon has maximum Affection  Sw  Sh 
  Focus Sash From Black Belt Brian after defeating him  Sw  Sh 
  Super Repel Next to the pillar northwest of the salon (hidden)  Sw  Sh 
  Hyper Potion ×2 Behind the pillar northwest of the salon  Sw  Sh 
  X Attack ×2 In front of the western Pokémon Center (hidden)  Sw  Sh 
  Muscle Band At the eastern side of the court in front of the western Pokémon Center  Sw  Sh 
  Nugget Behind the sign, beside the second northern flower pot (hidden)  Sw  Sh 
  Dire Hit In a corner east of the southern Pokémon Center (hidden)  Sw  Sh 
  Heat Rock From a Gentleman in the second house on the way to the station  Sw  Sh 
  Damp Rock From a Gentleman in the second house on the way to the station a day after receiving the Heat Rock  Sw  Sh 
  Icy Rock From a Gentleman in the second house on the way to the station a day after receiving the Damp Rock  Sw  Sh 
  Smooth Rock From a Gentleman in the second house on the way to the station a day after receiving the Icy Rock  Sw  Sh 
  Utility Umbrella From a Gentleman in the second house on the way to the station after receiving all the weather-extending rocks  Sw  Sh 
  Old Letter From a girl named Paula near the castle near the station  Sw  Sh 
  Reaper Cloth At the spot where Paula was, after delivering the Old Letter  Sw  Sh 
  Strawberry Sweet Southwest of the Poké Ball statue near the station  Sw  Sh 
  Rare Candy In the corner northeast of the Poké Ball statue near the station (hidden)  Sw  Sh 
  Wise Glasses East of the Poké Ball statue near the station  Sw  Sh 
  Raihan's League Card From Raihan at Hammerlocke vault  Sw  Sh 
  TM29 (Charm) At the southern wall atop Hammerlocke vault  Sw  Sh 
  Revive ×2 From Sonia at Hammerlocke vault  Sw  Sh 
  Tart Apple From a boy near Hammerlocke vault for lending him an Applin  Sw 
  Sweet Apple From a boy near Hammerlocke vault for lending him an Applin  Sh 

Pokémon

A woman in front of the vault will offer to trade the player her Togepi nicknamed "Snips" in exchange for a Toxel.

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Special Pokémon
Sw Sh 25 One
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


Trainers

Trainer Pokémon
 
Black Belt Brian
ヒデナガ Hidenaga
Reward: $128
  Cottonee Lv.2
  Focus Sash


Hammerlocke vault

Main article: Hammerlocke Stadium → Trainers

Three Gym Trainers are battled at the vault during Hammerlocke Stadium's Gym mission.

In the anime

 
Hammerlocke in the anime

Hammerlocke was one of the main settings of the Sword and Shield arc, first appearing in Sword and Shield, Slumbering Weald!, as a burst of Galar particles escaped from the Energy Plant. The same happened again in the following episode, prompting Leon to investigate Rose's actions. In Sword and Shield: "From Here to Eternatus!", Eternatus escaped from the Energy Plant and started the Darkest Day. While Leon engaged Eternatus above the Hammerlocke Stadium and Ash battled Rose at the Stadium battlefield, Sonia and Goh arrived in the city and busted through the barrier of Macro Cosmos employees guarding the Stadium entrance. As Goh entered the Stadium and started battling Oleana, Sonia was joined by Raihan, who easily defeated the Macro Cosmos employees, before heading off to deal with rampaging Dynamax Pokémon.

In Sword and Shield... The Legends Awaken!, after defeating Rose and Oleana respectively, Ash and Goh rushed to the summit of Hammerlocke Stadium just in time to see Leon being defeated by Eternatus. Using the Rusted Sword and Rusted Shield Goh had found at the Slumbering Weald, they summoned Zacian and Zamazenta to their aid and succeeded in defeating and catching Eternatus, ending the Darkest Day.

In Catching the Aura of Fate!, Raihan was seen in Hammerlocke, preparing for his upcoming World Coronation Series match with Ash. The match occurred in the following episode, taking place at the Hammerlocke Stadium. After a challenging battle, Ash was able to best Raihan in the season's last entrance battle, granting him a place in the Masters Eight.

In Paring Pokémon While Parrying!, Eternatus, while being observed by Professor Magnolia at the Energy Plant, reacted to the intense energy created by Ash and Leon's Masters Eight Tournament battle at Wyndon Stadium and broke out of its containment before flying to Wyndon.

In HZ024, Liko, Roy, and Friede took a train to the Hammerlocke Station to get to the Old Castle.

Gallery

Hammerlocke Stadium Energy Plant Tower Summit Hammerlocke Station
       

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

 
Hammerlocke in Pokémon Adventures

Sword & Shield arc

Hammerlocke first appeared in Gulp Gulp!! Pokémon, where Raihan was seen examining the progress of the remaining Gym Challengers.

In Thump!! The Gazing Sage, when Henry arrived at the Hammerlocke entrance, Raihan challenged him to a battle and beat him. He explained that due to him constantly losing against Leon, he was in need of material of himself being victorious in battle to post in the social media. Afterwards, he took Henry to the vault, where they found Sonia being attacked by a wild Oranguru. When Sonia explained that it had started attacking her after she had accidentally stepped on its fan, Henry figured out that it was mad because the fur on its fan had gotten messed up. After he had tidied up the fan with a brush, Oranguru calmed down and even asked to be caught by Henry, which he agreed to. Afterwards, they entered the vault and examined the four tapestries present there. After rejoining with Casey and meeting Opal, Henry traveled to Stow-on-Side with them.

In Rising!! Opal of Ballonlea, Bede was in Hammerlocke after Chairman Rose had revoked his Gym Challenger status, receiving a letter sent for him by Opal just as a big quake shook the city. In Stealth!! Infiltrate the Energy Plant, Raihan managed to convince Leon into focusing his attention on protecting the civilians while he investigated what had happened, sneaking into the Energy Plant. He was soon found out by Chairman Rose, who explained the quake away as a failed experiment, although Raihan didn't buy it.

After Sonia had been attacked on Route 7, Leon took her and the pilot of her Flying Taxi to a hospital in Hammerlocke in Unbelievable!! The Shocking Truth. Once she could talk again, Sonia told Leon how she had overheard Chairman Rose talking with Sordward and Shielbert about their plans to bring about the Darkest Day.

In Rumble!! The Horrific Darkest Day, following Chairman Rose starting the Darkest Day, a pair of Interviewers started a live broadcast from Hammerlocke to cover the event, soon noticing Eternatus flying down from the sky. They were then approached by Sordward and Shielbert, who revealed Eternatus's identity to them and presented themselves as descendants of the heroes who had once defeated it in the ancient past. Later, most of the Galar Gym Leaders, Henry, Casey, Leon, Sonia, Hop, Marnie, and Bede pursued them to the Energy Plant, where they encountered Chairman Rose, who let them observe a live feed of Sordward and Shielbert battling Eternatus on the tower summit. When the two brothers failed to defeat Eternatus, Rose challenged it himself, but was defeated as well, leaving it to the Gym Leaders and their allies to battle the Gigantic Pokémon. During the battle, it transformed into its Eternamax form.

The Gym Leaders were eventually defeated by Eternatus, following which Zacian and Zamazenta joined the battle. In PASS30, when the Hero duo attacked Eternatus, the three Legendary Pokémon, along with Henry and the Rusted Sword and Shield, disappeared in a brilliant flash of light. While the people who had been injured the worst during the battle were being treated at the Hammerlocke hospital, Casey reviewed the Drone Rotom footage of the battle, noticing that Henry and the artifacts had actually disappeared moments before Eternatus, which led her to figuring out that he was likely teleported away by an unseen Pokémon.

In PASS35, the antidote for Eternatus's poison was shared amongst the people recovering in Hammerlocke, though its side effect caused everyone's hair to grow to drastic proportions.

In PASS41, Eternatus was revealed to have reappeared at Hammerlocke, with a group of Gigantamax Pokémon having gathered around the stadium to protect it. A group of Sordward and Shielbert's supporters tried to demand the two's release from prison, but Oleana refused to accept their demands. With Henry, Casey, and Marvin's own Gigantamax Pokémon defeating the Pokémon guarding Hammerlocke and Bede's Gigantamax Hatterene forcing Eternatus down from the clouds, Zacian and Zamazenta were able to reach and defeat it. Following Casey's pleads, Macro Cosmos agreed to leave Eternatus free in the hopes of people learning to coexist with it. While the press tried to praise Henry, Casey, and their friends as heroes, Casey, Leon, and Piers gave that honor to Zacian and Zamazenta instead, not wanting to risk more people like Sordward and Shielbert coming about by starting to label more humans as heroes.

Gallery

Entrance Hammerlocke vault Hammerlocke Stadium Energy Plant Tower Summit
         

Trivia

 
Icon of the university
  • Hammerlocke has the fewest stores than any other city in the Galar region, with just three: the cafeteria, the salon, and the boutique.
  • As seen from afar, the city is shaped like a flying dragon, with the entrance being the head, the platforms forming its wings, and the castle towers resembling its tail.
  • As mentioned in the city slogan, the appearance of Hammerlocke takes its inspiration from Medieval architecture.
  • Hammerlocke is tied with Lumiose City for having the most Pokémon Centers in a single city, with three.
  • It is possible that Hammerlocke University is based on either Cambridge or Oxford University; both prestigious institutions founded in the Middle Ages.

Origin

Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese ナックルシティ Knuckle City From knuckle
English, Brazilian
Portuguese
Hammerlocke From hammerlock (a form of shoulder lock) and locke (toponym for a lockable enclosure)
German Claw City From claw
Spanish Ciudad Artejo From artejo (knuckle)
French Kickenham From kick, -ham (British town suffix for farm, homestead) and possibly Twickenham
Italian Knuckleburgh From knuckle and -burgh (British town suffix for fortified enclosure)
Korean 너클시티 Knuckle City From its Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 拳關市 / 拳关市 Quánguān Shì From 拳 quán / kyùhn (fist) and 指關節 / 指关节 zhǐguānjié / jígwāanjit (knuckle)
Chinese (Cantonese) 拳關市 Kyùhngwāan Síh


Galar


Settlements
PostwickWedgehurstMotostokeTurffieldHulburyHammerlocke
Stow-on-SideBallonleaCirchesterSpikemuthWyndon
Routes
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Landmarks
Slumbering WealdGalar MineGalar Mine No. 2Motostoke Outskirts
Glimwood TangleRoute 9 TunnelRose Tower/Battle TowerEnergy PlantTower Summit
Wild Area
Meetup SpotRolling FieldsDappled GroveWatchtower RuinsEast Lake AxewellWest Lake Axewell
Axew's EyeSouth Lake MilochGiant's SeatNorth Lake MilochMotostoke RiverbankBridge Field
Stony WildernessDusty BowlGiant's MirrorHammerlocke HillsGiant's CapLake of Outrage
Isle of Armor
Fields of HonorMaster DojoSoothing WetlandsForest of FocusChallenge BeachTower of WatersBrawlers' Cave
Challenge RoadTower of DarknessCourageous CavernLoop LagoonTraining LowlandsWarm-Up Tunnel
Potbottom DesertWorkout SeaStepping-Stone SeaInsular SeaHoneycalm SeaHoneycalm Island
Crown Tundra
Slippery SlopeMax LairFreezingtonFrostpoint FieldGiant's BedRock Peak RuinsIron RuinsOld Cemetery
Snowslide SlopeIceberg RuinsTunnel to the TopPath to the PeakCrown ShrineGiant's FootRoaring-Sea Caves
Frigid SeaThree-Point PassSplit-Decision RuinsBallimere LakeLakeside CaveDyna Tree Hill


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