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The Hammerhood is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series. Introduced in Dragon Quest V, it is a gnome-like creature armed with a large, wooden mallet.


Hammerhoods are fairly diminutive creatures, often reaching only knee-high to the average person. They have tan-colored bodies and wear purple fur masks, or a hood as its name would suggest, and have small eyes and small limbs. One of their most outstanding traits is the wooden hammer they carry, often considered larger than the Hammerhood holding it.

Since their introduction, Hammerhoods have been portrayed as incompetent monsters that deal laughable damage but, often when given the chance, can inflict crushing blows to their enemies. With this in mind, players have to be genuinely unlucky or very careless for these monsters to pose a threat.

Hammerhoods are typically portrayed as being timid and easily shaken in their resolve, something especially noticeable with the Hammerhood in Waterfall Cave of Dragon Quest VIII. They tend to stutter syllables in their speech, though if this is due to their nerves or done as a form of emphasis is unknown.


Dragon Quest V[edit]

Hammerhood DQV Logo.png
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
Whackamole.gif 18 0 2 2 10 6 3 N/A
Bestiary No. 005
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Desperate attack (10 fixed damage)
Location(s) Whealbrook Audit
Item Dropped Medicinal herb116
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance * Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Cool Breath Resistance *
0/64 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Woosh Resistance * Zap Resistance * Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance * Poof Resistance Poison Resistance * Fuddle Resistance
0% 0% 0% 0% 20% 0% 0%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Sap Resistance * Fizzle Resistance Drain Magic Resistance * Stun Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 100% 100% =0%
PS2 Model DS & Mobile Sprite
Hammerhood DQV PS2.png Hammerhood ds.png

The introduction of Hammerhoods where they can first be encountered in the lower reaches of Whealbrook Adit. Their normal attacks can only deal a point or so of damage, while their desperate attacks can deal 10, a devastating amount for players who haven't taken the time to gain a few levels on the first floor of the dungeon.

Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

Hammerhood DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
DQVIII PS2 Hammerhood.png 33 0 21 9 32 16 10
Bestiary No. 22
Family Humanoid
In-Game Description Not the largest monster in the world, but amongst the strongest. Their bodies seem even smaller next to the massive wooden mallets they carry. The unwieldness of these weapons mean they frequently miss.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Desperate attack
Location(s) Alexandria Region
Item(s) Dropped
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath
Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance *
064 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Ice breath
Stone/Strike Resistance * Zap Resistance * Troop Resistance * Death Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Shock Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 15% 15%
Sleep * Confusion * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Dance Sealing Resistance Sap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
0% 0% 0% 100% 0% 100% 100%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Sprite Notable Changes

Hammerhoods show up in the Alexandria region and can prove problematic since their normal attacks can deal decent damage, too, though they can still pull out a crippling desperate attack. A single Hammerhood also appears as a guard in the Waterfall Cave but will quickly stand down if the player decides to confront it. Talking to it afterwards will give you the opportunity of fighting it, though there is liable to be no reward beyond spoils and the knowledge of beating a monster that appears in an area not too far off. Additionally, his dialogue is given audio in the Nintendo 3DS Version.

Dragon Quest IX[edit]

#013 - Hammerhood
Hammerhood IX.png
HP MP Experience Gold
20 20 20
Attack Defense Speed
12 18 17
Dropped Item Leather kilt (common, 1.56%)
Oaken club (rare, 1.56%)
Locations Western Stornway, Zere
Family Humanoid
Bestiary # 013
Game Dragon Quest IX
Console DS

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Dragon Quest XI[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters[edit]

HP MP Experience Gold
??? ??? ???
Attack Defense Speed
Game Dragon Quest Monsters

Hammerhoods appear as members of the Beast family. A beast pedigree bred with a Stump Chump will result in a Hammerhood egg.

Dragon Quest Monsters 2[edit]

Hammerhood (Hammerman)
Hammerman 1.png
HP MP Experience Gold
??? ??? ???
Attack Defense Speed
Game Dragon Quest Monsters 2

Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart[edit]

Hammerman 2.png
HP MP Experience Gold
??? ??? ???
Attack Defense Speed
Game Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Hammerhood DQMJ DS.png
HP MP Experience Gold
??? ??? ???
Attack Defense Speed
Game Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker

Hammerhoods appear as rank F members of the Beast family and can be found inside the shrine on Xeroph Isle. They are noteworthy as being one of a select few monsters in the game that can psyche themselves up, increasing the damage they can deal and their effectiveness when scouting monsters. Synthesizing a Hammerhood with a member of the Nature family can be done to obtain a Brownie.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

The hammerhood is a Rank F monster in Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2.

Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime[edit]

HP MP Experience Gold
3 ??? ???
Attack Defense Speed
Game Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime

Hammerhoods can be encountered early on in the game and can prove to be formidable both in and outside of tank battles, provided they lose their hammer amidst the battle. While an armed Hammerhood is capable of slow strikes with its hammer, one which has had its hammer knocked from its hands, typically by collision, will proceed to bawl and rush after enemies in a hand-flailing tantrum that can send piles of bricks flying and utterly demolish the insides of an opponent's tank.

Dragon Quest Heroes[edit]

Dragon Quest Heroes II[edit]

Dragon Quest Builders[edit]

Hammerhood DQB-LOGO-ICON.png
Chapter 1
HP Attack Defense Item(s) Dropped
18~88 12~26 4~8 Fur (★★★), Whopping needle (★☆☆)
Chapter 2
HP Attack Defense Item(s) Dropped
28~84 13~26 0~10 Fur (★★★)
Chapter 3
HP Attack Defense Item(s) Dropped
16~100 11~26 5~16 Fur (★★★) Whopping needle (★☆☆)
Final Chapter
HP Attack Defense Item(s) Dropped
25~65 11~35 3~17 Fur (★★★)
Sprite DQB Hammerhood.png

Related monsters[edit]

In Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
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