Megaton Hammer

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The Megaton Hammer is a recurring Item in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][2][3][name references needed]

Location and Uses

Ocarina of Time

The Megaton Hammer is found in the Fire Temple in Ocarina of Time. It is used to break certain Boulders and smash in rusted Switches. It can also be used to smash blocks for access to new areas and to open Secret Grottoes. It does as much damage as the Master Sword, but it has slow speed compared to Link's Swords. It can be used against certain enemies, such as Tektites, to flip them over and attack them. If used on the ground close to a wall with a Skullwalltula, it will knock the spider off and defeat it without hitting it directly. Due to its weight, it requires both of Link's hands to wield.[4][5]

According to Goron legends, a mythic hero of the Gorons and an ancestor to Darunia, patriarch of the Gorons, used the Megaton Hammer in battle against Volvagia. Wielding it, he was victorious and sealed the dragon in the fires of Death Mountain.[6] Thus, it is necessary to defeat Volvagia. The Megaton Hammer is also effective in the final battle with Ganon for attacking his tail.

Other Appearances

SoulCalibur II

The Megaton Hammer is one of Link's weapons in SoulCalibur II. Paired off with the Hylian Shield, the Megaton Hammer can be bought either in the Altair Shop or the Benetnasch Shop for 1,200 Gold while playing the Weapon Master Mode. The Megaton Hammer has a short reach; however, this is countered with the fact that Link's offense increases to 135%.[7]

Cost Attributes Description
1,200 Gold Offense goes up 35%
Short reach
An extremely heavy hammer. Learning to use it effectively could take some time, as its reach is somewhat short for a weapon. Its power and toughness, however, far exceed that of any normal sword. It's guaranteed to inspire awe.

Hyrule Warriors

The Megaton Hammer appears as the third-tier version of Darunia's Hammer.

Cadence of Hyrule

The Megaton Hammer appears as part of the Symphony of the Mask DLC pack. It allows the wielder to deal three damage to a single enemy directly in front of them, as well as granting them the ability to destroy objects such as stone slabs.[8]


Names in Other Regions
メガトンハンマー (Megaton Hanmā) (OoT)[12]Same as English.
The People's Republic of China
大地之锤 (Dàdì zhī chuí) (OoT)[14] 
The Federal Republic of Germany
Stahlhammer (HWDE)[13]Steel Hammer
The Italian Republic
  • Martello Megaton (OoT)[11]
  • Martello megaton (OoT3D | CoH)[9][10]
  • Megaton Hammer
  • Same as English.
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Other Names

These names, though from official English sources, are not considered Canon by Zelda Wiki as they contradict a name or names from a higher-priority source.
Magic Hammer[15]
Applies to
Superseded by
NameApplies toSourceSuperseded by
Magic Hammer[15]



  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 130 (OoT)
  2. "Megaton Hammer
    Wielder : Link
    " — Weapon Gallery (SoulCalibur II)
  3. "Megaton Hammer -- Assign to A Button B Button X Button Y Button
    Performs a powerful hammer attack directly in front of you, dealing 3 damage and smashing some objects, at the cost of stamine.
    " — N/A (Cadence of Hyrule)
  4. "You found the Megaton Hammer! Use I Button, X Button, Y Button, or II Button to smash and break junk! It's so heavy, you need to use two hands to swing it!" — Game Screen (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  5. "Megaton Hammer
    A massive hammer so heavy it must be held with both hands. It can crush all kinds of things with one mighty swing.
    " — Items Subscreen (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  6. "A long time ago, there was an evil dragon named Volvagia living in this mountain. That dragon was very scary! It ate Gorons! Using a huge hammer, the hero of the Gorons... BOOOM! Destroyed it just like that. This is a myth from long ago, but it's true! I know, because my dad is a descendant of the hero!" — Link (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  7. "Good offense, strong single strikes, but a short reach." — N/A (SoulCalibur II)
  8. "You got the megaton hammer! Assign it to A Button, B Button, X Button, or Y Button on the inventory screen. This will perform a powerful hammer attack directly in front of you, dealing 3 damage and smashing some objects." — N/A (Cadence of Hyrule)
  9. "Hai ottenuto il martello megaton!" — N/A (Ocarina of Time 3D, Italian localization)
  10. "Martello megaton" — Inventory (Cadence of Hyrule, Italian localization)
  11. Enciclopedia di Hyrule, Magazzini Salani, pg. 131
  12. Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Shogakukan, pg. 153
  13. "Stahlhammer" — Smithy (Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition)
  14. Ocarina of Time manual, iQue version, pg. 24
  15. "Magic Hammer
    A small tool used to smash pegs—and sometimes enemies!
    Magic Hammer as seen in: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D"
    The official home for The Legend of Zelda - About ,, retrieved January 15, 2022.