Grand Hammer

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Grand Hammer
KRTDL Grand Hammer.png
Artwork of Grand Hammer from Kirby's Return to Dream Land.
First game Kirby's Return to Dream Land (2011)
Type(s) Super Ability
Obtained from Super Bonkers
Power(s) Powerful variation of the Hammer ability: Capable of pounding larger stakes.
Similar to Hammer
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Grand Hammer is a Super Ability that is currently exclusively only available in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. It is an extremely powerful variation of Hammer Kirby, and is obtained by defeating the Mid-Boss Super Bonkers.

Grand Hammer Kirby's appearance changes with a large blue and red rope ribbon around his head, as well as a hammer.


When the execution of the Grand Hammer is initiated, the Hammer enlarges slightly, and if the player shakes the Wii Remote, the hammer becomes larger and more powerful in up to two additional stages.

  • The first stage of the Grand Hammer appears as a slightly larger version of the hammer that is carried.
  • The second stage becomes a florally designed purple hammer with many differently-colored stars painted on it.
  • The final and most powerful stage is an extremely large golden hammer with jewels on the rims, as well as large star emblems that point out.

Each size of hammer swing, though more powerful than the last, is also slower than the last. Also, once the hammer is used, it emits a large shock wave that defeats any enemies in its path.

The Grand Hammer is primarily used to hammer down giant stakes and stumps that usually result in shifting the ground, but it may also be used to activate springs that will launch Kirby up, and defeat certain enemies like the Strike Box.

Grand Hammer's Moveset
Skill Button Execution Description
Grand Hammer 1 Kirby smashes his hammer down creating two small shockwaves.
Hammer Plus Shake Wii Remote
during Grand Hammer
Kirby's hammer grows and becomes more ornate, then he smashes it down, creating large shockwaves.
Super Hammer Plus Shake Wii Remote
during Hammer Plus
Kirby's hammer becomes enormous and golden, and he smashes it down, creating huge shockwaves.


Flavor text[edit]

Image Game Flavor text
KRtDL Boxart L.jpg Kirby's Return to Dream Land Smash the ground with the Grand Hammer! Shake the Wii Remote to power it up, and pound even huge stakes flat!


  • Magolor can also obtain the power of Grand Hammer from the Master Crown. He uses it as one of his Super Ability attacks during the battle with his second boss form, Magolor Soul (his Grand Hammer is used in Extra Mode and The True Arena only). Unlike Kirby, Magolor Soul will add an ice element to his Grand Hammer (possibly due to the absence of Snow Bowl in his Super Ability arsenal), freezing the ground and dropping large icicles from the sky when slaming down.
  • Grand Hammer Replica appears as a Headgear for Hammer Kirby in Kirby Battle Royale.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ギガトンハンマー
Gigaton Hanmā
Gigaton Hammer