Hammer Joe (ハンマージョー Hanmā Jō) is an armored Sniper Joe from the Mega Man series that swings a ball and chain and throws it at enemies. Unlike normal Sniper Joes, it can only be hurt when its eye is open. Like Air Man, Hammer Joe's face is built into its torso instead of having a head.


Mega Man series

In Mega Man 3, Hammer Joes appear in Snake Man's, Spark Man's, Needle Man's and Hard Man's stages, as well as Shadow Man's Doc Robot stage and Wily Castle stages 1 and 3.

In Mega Man II they appear in Needle Man's and Hard Man's stages, as well as the Wily Station.

In Mega Man III they appear in Snake Man's, Spark Man's and Drill Man's stages, as well as the last stage.

In Mega Man: The Wily Wars, Hammer Joes appear in Buster Rod. G's stage, Hyper Storm. H's stage, and the third Wily Tower stage.

Hammer Joe also had a cameo appearance in a field from Mega Man's Soccer.

Mega Man Network Transmission


Hammer Joe appeared as an enemy in Mega Man Network Transmission. His Battle Chip is Hammer.

Virus Stats

BC Element Null
Dropped: CannBall, Hammer
Location: Strange Grav Area

Other appearances


Hammer Joe appeared as an enemy in the games Adventure Quiz: Capcom World 2 and Street Fighter × All Capcom.

Hits Data Chart

Amount of shots/hits from Special Weapons it takes to destroy a Hammer Joe.

Mega Man 3
Mega Buster Needle Cannon Magnet Missile Gemini Laser Hard Knuckle Top Spin Search Snake Spark Shock Shadow Blade
8 8 2 2 1 0 0 0 4
Mega Man: The Wily Wars
Mega Buster Rolling Cutter Super Arm Ice Slasher Hyper Bomb Fire Storm Thunder Beam
8 4 ? 0 4 3 2
Metal Blade Air Shooter Bubble Lead Quick Boomerang Crash Bomber Time Stopper Atomic Fire Leaf Shield
4 2 0 8 4 Y 8:1:1 2

  • Damage values for Mega Man 3's weapons in The Wily Wars are the same as in the original game.

Other media

Hammer Joe appeared in the Mega Man comic by Archie Comics and in the Rockman World 2 and Rockman World 3 manga.


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