Hammerhood

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The Hammerhood (originally Hammerman/HammerMan, Whackamole in fan-translations) 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.

Characteristics[edit]

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.

Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest V[edit]

#5 - Hammerhood
Whackamole.gif
HP MP Experience Gold
18 6 3
Attack Defense Speed
2 2 10
Dropped Item Herb
Locations Whealbrook Adit
Roundbeck outskirts
Talon Tower outskirts
Skills Desperation Attack
Bestiary # 5
Game Dragon Quest V
Console DS

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]

DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
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 * Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance * Zap Resistance *
064 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Flame * Ice * Stone/Strike 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%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Sprite Notable Changes
None

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
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 Monsters[edit]

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

Hammerhoods (then Hammermen) 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)
File:Hammerman.png1
HP MP Experience Gold
??? ??? ???
Attack Defense Speed
Game Dragon Quest Monsters 2



Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart[edit]

Hammerhood (Hammerman)
File:Hammerman.png2
HP MP Experience Gold
??? ??? ???
Attack Defense Speed
Game Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart



Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Hammerhood
File:Beast-hammerhood.jpg
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]

Hammerhood
Nopic.png
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.

Related Enemies[edit]

Black woodchuck[edit]

Black woodchucks are little humanoid monsters with black skin. They wear a white furred mask that cover their little faces, all we know about it is that they have a little pair of black eyes on it. Black woodchucks also wield a yellow wooden spiked club, more dangerous that the hammer that hammerhoods and brownies use to attack.

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3[edit]

In this game, black woodchucks are S-rank and are obtained by synthetizing a spiked clubber with a dark sabrecat.

Brownie[edit]

Brownie links here. If, for some odd reason, you were expecting the chocolate fudge confection, see here. Oh, go ahead! Take a quick peek!

Brownies are yellow-skinned palette swaps of hammerhoods, bearing an orange-brown coloring and wielding a dark, grayish blue hammer. Comparatively, brownies aren't too different from hammerhoods, the two monsters essentially having the same purpose as being mostly incompetent creatures that occasionally get off a lucky shot. Brownies tend to have more HP and greater attack power since they have to fulfill this role against players that are no longer troubled by hammerhoods.

Dragon Quest V[edit]

The initial debut of brownies, they are likely to be encountered around the time the player obtains the wagon and can start recruiting certain monsters. The brownie is one of these possible monsters, though it is nothing spectacular beyond having extremely high HP and attack strength growth.


#39 - Brownie
Brownie DQV SNES.gifBrownieMUG DQV DS.pngBrownie DQV PS2.png
HP MP Experience Gold
47 21 15
Attack Defense Speed
15 33 16
Dropped Item Monster munchies
Locations Ancient Ruins
Whealbrook Adit (G2)
Fortuna area
Desert near Talon Tower
Skills Desperation Attack
Muster Strength
Capture Rate 1/2
Bestiary # 39
Game Dragon Quest V
Console DS

Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

The player is liable to encounter brownies while traveling between Maella Abbey and Ascantha. They are capable of psyching up to 100 in a single turn, though they usually waste this on trying to perform a desperate attack that seems to always fail. A roaming brownie that can be recruited to the player's monster team can also be found north of Peregrin Quay.

DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
53 0 43 12 36 36 34
Bestiary No. 39
Family Humanoid
In-Game Description Usually calm and timid, these monsters psyche themselves up to be vicious foes when provoked. Their tiny bodies conceal incredible power.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Psyche Up
Desperate Attacks
Location(s) Ascantha Region
Item(s) Dropped
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance * Zap Resistance *
064 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Flame * Ice * Stone/Strike Resistance * Troop Resistance * Death Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Shock Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0% 50% 0% 15% 15%
Sleep * Confusion * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Dance Sealing Resistance Sap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
0% 0% 0% 100% 0% 100%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Sprite Notable Changes
None


Dragon Quest IX[edit]

#022 - Brownie
HP MP Experience Gold
40 255 56 32
Attack Defense Speed
29 26 40
Dropped Item Leather kilt (common, 3.13%)
Seed of strength (rare, 0.39%)
Skills Psyche Up
Bestiary # 022
Game Dragon Quest IX

Brownies are notable in Dragon Quest IX as being an early source of seeds of strength, though the drop rate is quite low.


Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

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

Brownies appear as rank D members of the Beast family and must be synthesized using a hammerhood and a member of the Nature family.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

The brownie is a Rank D monster in Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2. One can be created by synthesizing a hammerhood and a spiked hare.

Spiked clubber[edit]

Spiked clubbers are little humanoid monsters with blue skin. They wear a green furred mask that cover their little faces, all we know about it is that they have a little pair of black eyes on it. They all also wield a wooden spiked club, with spikes on the top of it; more dangerous than the hammer that hammerhoods and brownies use to attack.

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Spiked clubbers are reincarnated monsters so they only appear along with brownies and their level is a bit high, so the player must avoid them at every cost if they are still weak in comparison with them.

Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca’s Marvelous Mysterious Key[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3[edit]

In this game, spiked clubs are A-rank and are obtained by synthesizing a liquid metal slime with a hybird, or a lleviathan with a hybird. They are also needed to create the black woodchuck.

Trivia[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Brownies are a part of English and Scottish folklore. They are household spirits, being diminutive little helpers who assist in house maintenance in exchange for small offerings of food. They do not like to be seen, and usually only perform their tasks in the quiet of night.

In Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
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