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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
Level(s) appears in The Jungle
The Lake
The Cave
The Swamp
The Great Maze
Point worth 500
Article on Super Mario Wiki Hammer Bro

The Hammer Bro (ハンマーブロス, Hammer Bros.), or Hammer Brother, is a common enemy found in the Super Mario series and is a member of the Koopa Troop.


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

Hammer Bros. first appeared in Super Mario Bros. and have since gone on to appear frequently throughout the Mario series. They primarily act as enemies that throw hammers at the player while jumping around surrounding platforms. They appear as enemies in the Subspace Emissary in Brawl and in Smash Run for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, and in both Brawl and SSB4 as an Assist Trophy. They have similar attack patterns as they use in Super Mario Bros. with a reliance on throwing hammers and jumping. Their design is based on the Hammer Bros.' appearance in more recent games.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

As an Assist Trophy[edit]

As an Assist Trophy.

Hammer Bros. appear in Brawl as an Assist Trophy. They are invulnerable and attack by throwing hammers at opponents, and occasionally jump.

In Subspace Emissary

Damage taken[edit]

They also appear as enemies in Subspace Emissary with the same behavior, but this version can be attacked and defeated.

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A Hammer Bro. Trophy.
Hammer Bros.
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.
  • Super Mario Bros. (1985)


Name Game Effect Character(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 an Assist Trophy[edit]

Hammer Bro as an Assist Trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Hammer Bros. reprise their Brawl role as Assist Trophies and enemies, this time in Smash Run. Their behavior is unchanged, but unlike in Brawl, their Assist Trophy version can be attacked and defeated. If defeated, they act as they did in the original 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.

Trophy in for 3DS.
Trophy in for Wii U.
Hammer Bro
North America 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.
Europe 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. (10/1985)
Wii: Super Mario Galaxy 2 (05/2010)

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

As an Assist Trophy[edit]

Hammer Bros. once again reprise their Brawl and Smash 4 roles as Assist Trophies. Their behavior appears to be unchanged from Smash 4, although KOing them earns a point. Training Mode describes their Assist Trophy: Throws hammers. Lots and lots of hammers. Hammer Bro is also a Spirit for the game's Spirit mode. Hammer Bros. can't appear in Mute City SNES.


No. Image Name Type Class Ability Series
Hammer Bro Spirit.png
Hammer Bro
★★ Jump ↑ Super Mario Series



  • 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.

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