Gigaton Hammer (move)

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Gigaton Hammer
デカハンマー Huge Hammer
Gigaton Hammer IX.png
Gigaton Hammer IX 2.png
Type  Steel
Category  Physical
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  160
Accuracy  100%
Priority  0
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation IX
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Jam  0  
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Gigaton Hammer (Japanese: デカハンマー Huge Hammer) is a damage-dealing Steel-type move introduced in Generation IX. It is the signature move of Tinkaton.


Gigaton Hammer inflicts damage. The user cannot select Gigaton Hammer in succession unless the move failed. If the player attempts to use Gigaton Hammer twice in a row, they will be prevented from doing so, and will be allowed to select another move. Once another move is used, Gigaton Hammer can be used again.

If the user cannot select another move (due to Choice items or having no other usable moves), it will use Struggle every other turn.

Instruct and Sleep Talk allow Gigaton Hammer to be used twice in a row. Encore allows Gigaton Hammer to be used twice in a row, but on subsequent turns of the Encore the user will be forced to Struggle.


Games Description
SV The user swings its whole body around to attack with its huge hammer. This move can't be used twice in a row.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0959 Tinkaton FairyIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy Evo.
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.

In other games

Pokémon Masters EX

Name Category Cost in move-gauge slots MP
Base power Max power Accuracy Target Effect tag Description Playable sync pair(s)
Buddy move
Steel-Hard Gigaton Hammer Physical 4 450 540 100% An opponent Activation Condition: When the user uses any moves 1 time.

Deactivation Condition: When this move is used.

No additional effect.

Poppy & Tinkaton
Sync move
Name Category State Base power Max power Target Effect tag Description Playable sync pair
Steel-Hard Strength Gigaton Hammer Physical Default 250 300 An opponent No additional effect. Poppy & Tinkaton
6★ EX All opponents
6★ EX with EX role The first time the user's sync move is used each battle, the sync move countdown is reduced by three.


Gigaton Hammer when used by a Pokémon other than Tinkaton
  • Gigaton Hammer has the highest base power of all Steel-type moves, excluding Z-Moves.
  • Gigaton Hammer has a different animation when used by a Pokémon other than Tinkaton.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 巨力錘 Geuihlihk Chèuih
Mandarin 巨力錘 / 巨力锤 Jùlì Chuí
France Flag.png French Marteau Mastoc
Germany Flag.png German Riesenhammer
Italy Flag.png Italian Granmartello
South Korea Flag.png Korean 거대해머 Geodae Hammer
Spain Flag.png Spanish Martillo Colosal

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