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Hammer Bro

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Hammer Bro
Hammer Bro-NSMBU.png
Official artwork of a Hammer Bro from New Super Mario Bros. U
Universe Mario
Debut Super Mario Bros. (1985)
Smash Bros. appearances Brawl
Most recent non-Smash appearance Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch) (2023)
Console/platform of origin Nintendo Entertainment System
Species Hammer Bro
Place of origin Mushroom Kingdom
Created by Shigeru Miyamoto
Article on Super Mario Wiki Hammer Bro

The Hammer Bro (ハンマーブロス, Hammer Bros.), or Hammer Brother, are enemies from the Mario series.


Hammer Bros. as they originally appeared in Super Mario Bros.

Hammer Bros. made their debut in Super Mario Bros. as a common enemy, and has become a common enemy in later Mario games. They are Koopa Troopas with larger shells and helmets. They attack by throwing hammers at the player while jumping between surrounding platforms. Variants of Hammer Bros. include the Boomerang Bro, Fire Bro, and Ice Bro.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Hammer Bro
In Subspace Emissary.
Universe Mario
Level(s) appears in The Jungle
The Lake
The Cave
The Swamp
The Great Maze
Point worth 500

As an Assist Trophy and in The Subspace Emissary[edit]

As an Assist Trophy.

The Hammer Bro debuted in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as an Assist Trophy and an enemy in The Subspace Emissary.

As an Assist Trophy, when the Hammer Bro is summoned, they remain stationary in the area where they are summoned and attack by throwing hammers at the opponents. They occasionally jump, which can give their thrown hammers extra distance.

As an enemy in The Subspace Emissary, the Hammer Bro functions similarly as an Assist Trophy. They remain in one area, throw hammers at the players, and jump between platforms occasionally.

Damage taken[edit]

  EffectIcon(Normal).png EffectIcon(Slash).png EffectIcon(Electric).png EffectIcon(Freezing).png EffectIcon(Flame).png The icon for the grass effect. EffectIcon(Water).png EffectIcon(Darkness).png EffectIcon(Aura).png Specials: Direct Specials: Indirect
Damage taken ×1.0 ×1.0 ×1.0 ×1.0 ×1.0 ×1.0 ×1.0 ×1.0 ×1.0 ×1.0 ×0.75


The Hammer Bro trophy can be obtained by using the Trophy Stand on the Hammer Bro in The Subspace Emissary.

Hammer Bro trophy from Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
Hammer Bro's trophy in Brawl
Hammer Bro
A character who throws a seemingly endless stream of hammers. Hammer Bros. have also been known to jump every so often. Since they throw their hammers in a high arc, if you manage to get in close, the hammers can't hit you. Unlike Koopas and Buzzy Beetles, Hammer Bros. don't reduce to their shells when jumped on. As the name suggests, most Hammer Bros. are found in pairs.
NES: Super Mario Bros.
Nintendo DS: New Super Mario Bros.


Name Game Effect Fighter(s)
Hammer Bro New Super Mario Bros. TypeIcon(Weapon).png Attack +6 RandomHeadSSBB.png
Brawl Sticker Hammer Bro (New Super Mario Bros.).png
Hammer Bro
(New Super Mario Bros.)

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

As a background character[edit]

Hammer Bro (center) in the background of Super Mario Maker in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

The Hammer Bros. appears as a background character in the Super Mario Maker stage riding a Lakitu cloud. Their appearance changes depending on the game style, matching their designs in Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World, and New Super Mario Bros. U.

As an Assist Trophy and in Smash Run[edit]

A Hammer Bro. in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
Hammer Bro as an Assist Trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
A pair of Hammer Bros in Smash Run.
Mario fighting Hammer Bros. in Smash Run.

The Hammer Bros. return as an Assist Trophy and an enemy in Smash Run, reprising their behavior in Brawl.

As an Assist Trophy, like most of the on-stage Assist Trophies that are invulnerable to attack, the Hammer Bros. can be attacked and KO'd. When they are KO'd, they act as they do in Super Mario Bros., falling through the stage while upside down.


The Hammer Bro trophy appears in both versions. In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, it is part of the Bowser's Minions Trophy Box.

Hammer Bro's trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Hammer Bro's trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Hammer Bro
NTSC These elite trooper turtles usually appeared in pairs in Super Mario Bros., wearing helmets and chucking hammers at Mario. When summoned, they'll advance on the nearest opponent and lob hammers in a graceful arc. Sometimes they'll throw in a jump to mix things up.
NES: Super Mario Bros. (10/1985)
Wii: Super Mario Galaxy 2 (05/2010)
PAL Hammer Bros. usually appear in pairs in Super Mario Bros. games. With helmets on heads and hammers in hand, Bowser's elite troops never leg it when Mario shows up. In this game, they appear solo, flinging hammers at the nearest target. They can also jump and throw, so stay sharp!
NES: Super Mario Bros. (05/1987)
Wii: Super Mario Galaxy 2 (06/2010)

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

As an Assist Trophy[edit]

The Hammer Bro return as an Assist Trophy, reprising their behavior in Brawl and Super Smash Bros. 4.

The Hammer Bro Assist Trophy can be attacked and KO'd, which earns the player an extra point. Training Mode describes their Assist Trophy: Throws hammers. Lots and lots of hammers. They cannot be summoned on the Mute City SNES stage.


Hammer Bro also appears as an Advance-class support spirit.

Hammer Bro uses a Yoshi puppet fighter and is fought on the Golden Plains stage's Battlefield form. During the battle, the Hammer Bro appears as a hostile Assist Trophy when Yoshi reaches high damage.

No. Image Name Type Class Slots Base Power Max Power Base Attack Max Attack Base Defense Max Defense Ability Series
SSBU spirit Hammer Bro.png
Hammer Bro
★★ 1 1547 6212 1022 4103 438 1758 Jump ↑ Super Mario Series


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ハンマーブロス Hammer Bros.
UK English Hammer Bro
France French Frère Marto Hammer Brother
Germany German Hammer-Bruder Hammer Brother
Spain Spanish Hermano Martillo Hammer Brother
Italy Italian Martelkoopa Hammer Koopa
China Chinese (Simplified) 铁锤兄弟 Hammer Brother
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) 鐵鎚兄弟 Hammer Brother
South Korea Korean 해머브러스 Hammer Bros.
Netherlands Dutch Hammer Brother
Russia Russian Братец-молоток Hammer Brother


  • The Hammer Bro trophy is the only Assist Trophy that can only be obtained by using a Trophy Stand on it, due to its appearance in The Subspace Emissary. It is also the only Assist Trophy to appear in The Subspace Emissary.
  • Despite Hammer Bros (and their variants) having voices in various Mario spin-off games (provided by Motoki Takagi), they are completely mute in Smash as an Assist Trophy.
  • Hammer Bro's artwork pose in New Super Mario Bros. U resembles its artwork pose in Brawl (albeit with its mouth closed).

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