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Skull Hammer

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Skull Hammer
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Location(s) Forsaken Fortress
Use(s) Smashing Switches
Defeating enemies
Comparable Item(s) Hammer

The Skull Hammer is an item in The Wind Waker.

Location and Uses

The Skull Hammer is obtained after defeating Phantom Ganon in the Forsaken Fortress. Its primary purpose is to push down Switches, in order to clear paths for Link to advance. It is necessary to fully traverse the Forsaken Fortress, which is scattered with peg-shaped Switches. The Skull Hammer is also necessary to defeat the Helmaroc King, as only it can break the Helmaroc King's mask.

When used, the Skull Hammer will produce a shock wave, which can stun nearby enemies. The Skull Hammer can be used much like a Sword, as Link is able to swing it both horizontally and vertically to damage enemies. Link can also perform Jump Attacks and Spin Attacks while wielding the Skull Hammer. If Link hits a Miniblin with a vertical attack, it will flatten. If he hits with a horizontal attack, the Miniblin will fly a long distance in the air and explode. If he hits the ground near a Miniblin, it will fly high in the air, coming down after a few seconds.

The Skull Hammer is required to access the Fairy Fountains on Thorned Fairy Island and Western Fairy Island.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name
Japan Japanese ハンマー (Hanmā)



  • The Skull Hammer was originally a standard Hammer, as its skull-like appearance was added later in development.[1]

See Also


  1. Images from SpaceWorld 2001. The revealing of celda., Zelda Chaos, retrieved December 31, 2010.
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