Hammer Arm (move)

Move data

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

Effects

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

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

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Fightinium Z and uses its Z-Power, Hammer Arm turns into All-Out Pummeling and has base power 180.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Hammer Arm
Japanese アームハンマー (Arm Hammer)
German Hammerarm
French Marto-Poing
Italian Martelpugno
Spanish Machada

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
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user swings and hits with its strong and heavy fist. It lowers the user’s Speed, however.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user swings and hits with its strong, heavy fist. It lowers the user’s Speed, however.
Sword​/​Shield The user swings and hits with its strong, heavy fist. It lowers the user’s Speed, however.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Hammer Arm at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Kingler
#099 / Water
Level 1
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Level 1
Snorlax
#143 / Normal
Level 44
Sudowoodo
#185 / Rock
Level 1
Swampert
#260 / Water · Ground
Level 1
Metagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
Level 1
Regirock
#377 / Rock
Level 42
Regice
#378 / Ice
Level 42
Registeel
#379 / Steel
Level 42
Groudon
#383 / Ground
Level 36
Rhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Level 1
Regigigas
#486 / Normal
Level 66
Timburr
#532 / Fighting
Level 36
Gurdurr
#533 / Fighting
Level 42
Conkeldurr
#534 / Fighting
Level 42
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Level 1
Reuniclus
#579 / Psychic
Level 1
Golett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
Level 48
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Level 52
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Level 55
Tornadus
Therian Forme
#641 / Flying
Level 55
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Level 55
Thundurus
Therian Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Level 55
Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Level 55
Landorus
Therian Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Level 55
Diggersby
#660 / Normal · Ground
Level 58
Pangoro
#675 / Fighting · Dark
Level 58
Stufful
#759 / Normal · Fighting
Level 32
Bewear
#760 / Normal · Fighting
Level 36
Buzzwole
#794 / Bug · Fighting
Level 60
Guzzlord
#799 / Dark · Dragon
Level 45
Grimmsnarl
#861 / Dark · Fairy
Level 64
Zarude
#893 / Dark · Grass
Level 72
Regidrago
#895 / Dragon
Level 42

Learnt by breeding

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

Darumaka
Galarian Darumaka
#554 / Ice
Field
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Field
Darmanitan
Galarian Standard Mode
#555 / Ice
Field