The Egg Hammer[1] (エッグハンマー Eggu Hanmā?) is a reoccurring enemy in the Sonic the Hedgehog series which first appeared in Sonic Heroes. It is a large robot model created by Dr. Eggman. While not common, these robots are some of the toughest enemies that can be encountered in their respective games.


On the console games, the Egg Hammers are basically an enlarged and more heavily armed version of the Egg Pawn. They are at least three times bigger than a regular Egg Pawn, possesses a gray, and silver color scheme, and wield a large hammer with an identical color scheme.

Game appearances

Sonic Heroes

Heroes EggHammer

An Egg Hammer in Sonic Heroes.

The Egg Hammers first appeared in Sonic Heroes, where they can be encountered in Lost Jungle, Mystic Mansion, Robot Storm and Final Fortress. They carry large hammers that they use to attack the player. They are immune to most attacks from formations other than Power formation, but can be temporarily stunned by Thunder Shoot. The Egg Hammers have thirty health points and they will always drop one Power Core when destroyed.

The Egg Hammers attack either by slaming their hammer down or swinging their hammers and upper torsos in a few 360° circles. If the Egg Hammer chooses to swing their hammer, however, they will start to lose their balance once they are done swinging. At this point, the player can topple the Egg Hammer by attacking them, thus leaving them vulnerable to the player's attacks for a few moments.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games

In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, Egg Hammer appears as an enemy. It is the strongest enemy in the game, but also the easiest to avoid.

Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing

Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing Seaside Square 3

To complete the final mission in Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing, the player has to defeat the Egg Pawn Giant by using power-ups in Seaside Square.


Main article: Heavy-Egg Hammer

The Heavy-Egg Hammer is simply a larger and tougher version of the Egg Hammer. It is heavily armored and cannot be hurt from any attack (aside from Team Blast). The player must find a way to knock the robot's helmet off before it is susceptible to damage.

In other media

Archie Comics

Main article: Egg Hammer (Archie)
Egg Hammer Pre-SGW

The Egg Hammer in the Archie Comics.

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics, the Egg Hammers are Badnik Horde units and giant heavy melee versions of the Egg Pawn. They appeared for a short time, as they were created during the third year of the Second Robotnik War. They were destroyed by Enerjak during Project Enerjak: Reborn.


  1. Guess, Gerald (6 January 2004). Sonic Heroes: Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Prima Games. p. 26. ISBN 0761544496.

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