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Hammer Arm

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Fighting 100 90% 10 0 Physical Single non-user

Description

Deals damage and lowers the user's Speed by one stage. Damage is boosted to 1.2x by the ability Iron Fist.

Competitive Use

While Hammer Arm may have a debilitating side effect and poor distribution, it is a great move for wallbreaking. Common walls such as Ferrothorn and Blissey are hit super effectively by Hammer Arm, 2HKOing them in most cases. Pokemon that usually run special attacks are great choices for the move. With this move, Tornadus can lure in Blissey and Ferrothorn and come out on top. Conkeldurr and Emboar can use it as a reliable STAB move, as they don't care too much about the Speed drop. Rhyperior and Metagross can use it for coverage, though they usually prefer Earthquake.

Related Moves

Brick Break is more accurate and does not lower Speed, but is significantly weaker.

Drain Punch is more accurate, does not lower Speed, and heals the user, but is significantly weaker.

Superpower is more accurate and stronger, but lowers Attack and Defense instead of Speed.

Close Combat is more accurate and stronger, but lowers Defense and Special Defense instead of Speed.

Hi Jump Kick is more accurate and much stronger, but causes recoil damage if it misses.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Conkeldurr Fighting OU Guts / Sheer Force / Iron Fist 105 140 95 55 65 45 505
Cranidos Rock LC Mold Breaker / Sheer Force 67 125 40 30 30 58 350
Darmanitan Fire UU Sheer Force / Zen Mode 105 140 55 30 55 95 480
Darmanitan-Z Fire / Psychic Limbo Sheer Force / Zen Mode 105 30 105 140 105 55 540
Darumaka Fire LC Hustle / Inner Focus 70 90 45 15 45 50 315
Electabuzz Electric NU Static / Vital Spirit 65 83 57 95 85 105 490
Electivire Electric RU Motor Drive / Vital Spirit 75 123 67 95 85 95 540
Elekid Electric LC Static / Vital Spirit 45 63 37 65 55 95 360
Emboar Fire / Fighting RU Blaze / Reckless 110 123 65 100 65 65 528
Exploud Normal NU Soundproof / Scrappy 104 91 63 91 63 68 480
Geodude Rock / Ground LC Rock Head / Sturdy / Sand Veil 40 80 100 30 30 20 300
Golem Rock / Ground NU Rock Head / Sturdy / Sand Veil 80 110 130 55 65 45 485
Golett Ground / Ghost LC Iron Fist / Klutz / No Guard 59 74 50 35 50 35 303
Golurk Ground / Ghost NU Iron Fist / Klutz / No Guard 89 124 80 55 80 55 483
Groudon Ground Uber Drought 100 150 140 100 90 90 670
Gurdurr Fighting NU Guts / Sheer Force / Iron Fist 85 105 85 40 50 40 405
Kangaskhan Normal NU Early Bird / Scrappy / Inner Focus 105 95 80 40 80 90 490
Landorus Ground / Flying Uber Sand Force / Sheer Force 89 125 90 115 80 101 600
Lickilicky Normal NU Own Tempo / Oblivious / Cloud Nine 110 85 95 80 95 50 515
Lickitung Normal LC Own Tempo / Oblivious / Cloud Nine 90 55 75 60 75 30 385
Metagross Steel / Psychic OU Clear Body / Light Metal 80 135 130 95 90 70 600
Miltank Normal NU Thick Fat / Scrappy / Sap Sipper 95 80 105 40 70 100 490
Rampardos Rock NU Mold Breaker / Sheer Force 97 165 60 65 50 58 495
Regice Ice NU Clear Body / Ice Body 80 50 100 100 200 50 580
Regirock Rock NU Clear Body / Sturdy 80 100 200 50 100 50 580
Registeel Steel UU Clear Body / Light Metal 80 75 150 75 150 50 580
Rhydon Ground / Rock RU Lightningrod / Rock Head / Reckless 105 130 120 45 45 40 485
Rhyperior Ground / Rock UU Lightningrod / Solid Rock / Reckless 115 140 130 55 55 40 535
Slaking Normal NU Truant 150 160 100 95 65 100 670
Slakoth Normal LC Truant 60 60 60 35 35 30 280
Sudowoodo Rock NU Sturdy / Rock Head / Rattled 70 100 115 30 65 30 410
Swampert Water / Ground UU Torrent / Damp 100 110 90 85 90 60 535
Thundurus Electric / Flying Uber Prankster / Defiant 79 115 70 125 80 111 580
Timburr Fighting LC Guts / Sheer Force / Iron Fist 75 80 55 25 35 35 305
Tornadus Flying UU Prankster / Defiant 79 115 70 125 80 111 580
Ursaring Normal NU Guts / Quick Feet / Unnerve 90 130 75 75 75 55 500
Vigoroth Normal NU Vital Spirit 80 80 80 55 55 90 440
Whismur Normal LC Soundproof / Rattled 64 51 23 51 23 28 240