Hammer Arm (move)

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Move data

Type Fighting
Category Physical Physical
Power 100
Accuracy 90
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 4

Effects

Hammer Arm deals damage but also lowers the user's Speed by one stage after attacking.

Stats can be lowered to a minimum of -6 stages each.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user swings and hits with its strong and heavy fist. It lowers the user’s Speed, however.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user swings and hits with its strong and heavy fist. It lowers the user’s Speed, however.
X/Y The user swings and hits with its strong and heavy fist. It lowers the user’s Speed, however.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Hammer Arm at the level specified. The level numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the Pokémon's dex page for details.

Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Level 42
Sudowoodo
#185 / Rock
Level 47
Ursaring
#217 / Normal
Level 67
Swampert
#260 / Water · Ground
Level 69
Slaking
#289 / Normal
Level 1
Metagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
Level 45
Regirock
#377 / Rock
Level 81
Regice
#378 / Ice
Level 81
Registeel
#379 / Steel
Level 81
Groudon
#383 / Ground
Level 20
Rhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Level 42
Emboar
#500 / Fire · Fighting
Level 1
Timburr
#532 / Fighting
Level 40
Gurdurr
#533 / Fighting
Level 45
Conkeldurr
#534 / Fighting
Level 45
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Level 35
Golett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
Level 50
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Level 60
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Level 79
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Level 79
Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Level 1
Chesnaught
#652 / Grass · Fighting
Level 60
Diggersby
#660 / Normal · Ground
Level 1
Pangoro
#675 / Fighting · Dark
Level 57

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Hammer Arm as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

Geodude
#074 / Rock · Ground
Mineral
Graveler
#075 / Rock · Ground
Mineral
Golem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Mineral
Lickitung
#108 / Normal
Monster
Kangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Monster
Electabuzz
#125 / Electric
Human-Like
Elekid
#239 / Electric
Undiscovered
Miltank
#241 / Normal
Field
Slakoth
#287 / Normal
Field
Vigoroth
#288 / Normal
Field
Slaking
#289 / Normal
Field
Whismur
#293 / Normal
Monster, Field
Loudred
#294 / Normal
Monster, Field
Exploud
#295 / Normal
Monster, Field
Cranidos
#408 / Rock
Monster
Rampardos
#409 / Rock
Monster
Lickilicky
#463 / Normal
Monster
Electivire
#466 / Electric
Human-Like
Darumaka
#554 / Fire
Field
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Field