The Golden Hammer (ゴルデンハンマー, Goruden Hanmā) is an item in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. It acts similarly to a regular Hammer, but generally improved. It is more powerful, is swung faster, and can even let the user float in midair if the user taps A repeatedly. While the Hammer gives vertical knockback, the Golden Hammer gives more horizontal knockback. However, it is exceptionally rare. A platform under it spawns first, and then it will spawn the Golden Hammer with a very distinct sound effect. Also, like the Hammer's Headless Hammer, the Golden Hammer can become the Golden Squeaky Hammer.
 Golden Squeaky Hammer
The Golden Squeaky Hammer is a dud item in SSBB. Although indistinguishable in appearance from a normal Golden Hammer, it is useless in terms of attacking; instead of the usual heavy damage and knockback, it simply squeaks when it strikes a foe, causing no damage. This is the Golden Hammer's parallel to the normal Hammer's Headless form, except the Hammer head can deal damage when thrown. The Golden Squeaky Hammer does however grant the floating abilities of the normal Golden Hammer. Oddly enough, despite its hitbox producing no damage or knockback, it still activates counters.
The Golden Hammer originates from the NES game Wrecking Crew where it is a rare and temporary item that allows the player to swing faster. It is also more powerful than a normal hammer. When the hammer appears, a short tune can be heard, and when the hammer is acquired the "Power-Up Music" is played. In Brawl, the Golden Hammer is a rare and powerful item. The tune that is heard when the hammer appears and the "Power-Up Music" is retained.
The Golden Squeaky Hammer never appeared in Wrecking Crew, which makes it an original item for Brawl.
Unlocking certain challenges will give players access to a limited supply of Golden Hammers to break some of the Challenge boxes. There are five in all to collect. Although some of the challenges can be broken open with a Golden Hammer (without having to meet the requirement to unlock that challenge), the Golden Hammer will sometimes be rejected, particularly on some of the more difficult challenges. All of the Boss Battles Mode challenges cannot be broken open with a Golden Hammer, except in the PAL version.
The Golden Hammer Trophy is obtained by hitting 45,000 ft. (15,000m PAL) combined distance with all fighter's Home-Run Contest records.
A hammer that glows with golden light. It's easier to swing than a normal hammer, and more powerful too. If you tilt the Control Stick and press the attack button repeatedly, you float in midair. It's a very powerful item, but one that rarely appears. There's also a Golden Squeaky Hammer that does absolutely no damage at all. It's what you would call a fake.