DQVIII - Hammerhood
Japanese name おおきづち
Rōmaji Oh Kizuchi
Family Humanoid
Introduced in V

Hammerhood (formerly Whackamole, HammerMan, Hammerman and Mallet Gopher) is a monster who appears in the Dragon Quest game series.


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.


Hammerhoods have the ability to Psyche Up and potentially deal more damage to party members. However sometimes, they may trip whilst attempting to attack party members and waste their turn.

Tips to Combat:

- Treat with Low Priority.



Hammerhood (Whackamole)
Game Appearance [[Dragon Quest V]]
HP 18
Attack 2
Defense 2
Agility 10
Experience 6
Gold 3
Dropped Item Herb
Skills Desperate Attacks


#022 - Hammerhood
Game Appearance Dragon Quest VIII
HP 33
MP 0
Experience 21
Gold 9
Dropped Item Oaken club
Giant mallet
Skills Desperate Attack
Family Humanoid
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 unwieldiness of these weapons mean they frequently miss.
Locations Alexandria Region


#013 - Hammerhood
Game Appearance Dragon Quest IX
Console DS
HP 20
Attack 12
Defense 18
Agility 17
Experience 20
Gold 20
Dropped Item Leather kilt (common, 1.56%)
Oaken club (rare, 1.56%)
Family Humanoid
Locations Western Stornway, Zere




Hammerhood (Hammerman)
Game Appearance [[Dragon Warrior Monsters]]
HP  ???
Experience  ???
Gold  ???

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Hammerhood (Hammerman)
Game Appearance [[Dragon Warrior Monsters 2]]
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Hammerhood (Hammerman)
Game Appearance [[Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart]]
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Game Appearance [[Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime]]
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Experience  ???
Gold  ???

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