- This article is about the item from the main series. For Darunia's weapon in Hyrule Warriors, see Hammer (Hyrule Warriors).
Throughout The Legend of Zelda series, there are multiple types of Hammers that appear in various games. These hammers vary in size, name, and design, but they all serve Link the same purpose: smashing objects. Every variation of the hammer has its limitations, and thus must be used accordingly.
The Adventure of Link
In Adventure of Link, Link's Hammer is used to destroy boulders and forests. Link can acquire the Hammer within a cave in the deepest part of Death Mountain. This was the first appearance for the Hammer, thus it set the concept for games that followed this one.
A Link to the Past
- Main article: Magic Hammer
In the SNES game, A Link to the Past, the hammer returns. This time it's called the Magic Hammer. Contrary to its name, it doesn't cost any magic power to use. This weapon is used to flatten fence posts and "moles" to advance further in the game, to get through enemy shells or flip them, or to solve puzzles. It is found at the first dungeon in the Dark World, the Dark Palace.
Ocarina of Time
- Main article: Megaton Hammer
In Ocarina of Time, the hammer makes its third appearance, this time known as the Megaton Hammer. This hammer is very useful against Torch Slugs because it flips them over to their weak point. It is also used on Rusty Switches that cannot be pressed otherwise. It can also smash up red boulders that bombs cannot, most of these boulders are located around Death Mountain. It is the dungeon item of the Fire Temple, the second Adult Link temple.
The Wind Waker
- Main article: Skull Hammer
In Link's first adventure on the GameCube, The Wind Waker, the Hammer is known as the Skull Hammer. It is acquired at the Forsaken Fortress the second time Link visits it. It can be used to smash up spiked or wooden pegs and it also serves as a very powerful weapon against enemies.
Four Swords Adventures
- Main article: Magic Hammer
In Four Swords Adventures, the hammer that appears is known as the Magic Hammer. It is a basic hammer that can be used to flip switches, and kill certain enemies. It can be upgraded to the Level 2 Magic Hammer, which is a more powerful variation.
In the first Zelda game for the Nintendo DS, Phantom Hourglass, Link gets an item simply called the Hammer. It is useful against enemies that Link was unable to defeat without it. It is found on the third floor of Mutoh's Temple, and it is required to defeat the boss, Eox.
A Link Between Worlds
"You rented the hammer. It's as heavy as it looks, so it should really pack a punch!"
The Hammer makes another appearance in A Link Between Worlds. In this game, it can be primarily used to smash down various objects. It can be acquired from Ravio at his shop. When upgraded, it becomes stronger and gets an added shockwave effect.
Tri Force Heroes
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- Main article: Hammer (Hyrule Warriors)
The Hammer makes an appearance in the Zelda and Dynasty Warriors crossover, Hyrule Warriors. It is the only weapon of Darunia, and has three forms: Hammer, Igneous Hammer, and Megaton Hammer. The latter two are found by completing certain challenges in Adventure Mode, while the first one is acquired when Darunia is unlocked after completing the Death Mountain stage in Legend Mode.
- ↑ "It can break rocks and cut down trees on the landscape map. Use with the A button." — The Adventure of Link Game Manual, pg. 46