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Magic Hammer

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Magic Hammer
Magic Hammer ALttP artwork.jpg
Artwork from The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
First appearance The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (1991)
Latest appearance Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition (2018)
Location(s) Dark Palace (A Link to the Past)
Effect Smashing objects such as Moles
Related items
Megaton Hammer
Not to be confused with Hammer.

The Magic Hammer (also formatted magic hammer[1]), also simply referred to as the Hammer, is a type of item in The Legend of Zelda series. Despite its name, it functions like a regular hammer, allowing Link to flatten obstacles.

In The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, the Magic Hammer is the main item of the Dark Palace. The Magic Hammer can be used in the battle against the dungeon's boss, the Helmasaur King, where it can help smash its face plate. Link can use the Magic Hammer to remove some obstacles, such as pegs and Moles. He can use the Magic Hammer to attack some enemies, such as to flip over Terrorpins. Most enemies can be defeated instantly if Link uses the Ice Rod to freeze them and then smashes them with the Magic Hammer; doing so usually grants a Magic Bottle. The Magic Hammer is about as strong as the Tempered Sword.

In The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures, Magic Hammers are found on some Item Podiums. Magic Hammers can smash objects and flatten stumps in the four Links' path. It can also unearth Force Gems that are hidden in the ground. The Links can charge up the Magic Hammer and release to generate a shockwave attack, which stuns nearby enemies. If the Links meet a Great Fairy, she can upgrade the Magic Hammer to level 2, allowing it to generate a larger shockwave.

In Hyrule Warriors, the Magic Hammer is the most basic Hammer that Darunia can equip.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マジックハンマー
Majikku Hanmā
Majukaru Hanmā
Magic Hammer


Magical Hammer (Four Swords+, alternate)


  • In the Super Famicom version of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, when Link obtains the Magic Hammer, its description abbreviates it as the 「M、Cハンマー」 (M,C Hanmā, M,C Hammer), which is directly named after the American rapper MC Hammer.[2] This was slightly modified to 「MCハンマー」 (MC Hanmā, MC Hammer) in BS Zelda no Densetsu: Inishie no Sekiban[3] and 「M.Cハンマー」 (M.C Hanmā, M.C Hammer) in the GBA version.[4]
  • In the original Japanese release of A Link to the Past, it is possible to use the Magic Hammer and Pegasus Shoes together if the buttons are pressed simultaneously, allowing Link to charge through rows of Moles for example. This is presumably a glitch as it was removed from all later revisions.


  1. ^ The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures instruction booklet, page 39.
  2. ^ Mandelin, Clyde (August 20, 2013). 2 Japanese Games with Unexpected MC Hammer and Vanilla Ice References. Legends of Localization. Retrieved January 27, 2020.
  3. ^ Clyde Mandelin (January 17, 2017). The Legend of Zelda: Ancient Stone Tablets, Part 2/3 [Legends of Localization]. YouTube. Retrieved March 11, 2021.
  4. ^ Clyde Mandelin (February 24, 2020). Zelda: LttP 4-Way Translation Comparison #2. YouTube. Retrieved March 5, 2021.