This page lists all the weapons found in the games. Some of them are required to progress in the story, while others aren't.
All weapons are used by pressing the CIRCLE button (by default) and can be charged by pressing the same button.
Blackjack (グルドガ, Gurudoga) is the initial weapon in both games. It is pretty weak but can defeat some enemies with one strike when charged. It has no special attributes and is used to create the Grapplejack later during the Let's Make Candy! event in the first game.
Boomerang or Wooden Boomerang (ウッドブーメラン, Uddobūmeran, lit. Wood Boomerang) is about as strong as the Blackjack and can only stun most enemies. It has the ability to grab items out of range. This is the weakest version of all boomerangs found in the series.
In the first game, it can be found in a hundred year old treasure chest above the cacti in the Forest of 100 Flowers. In the second game, it can be found lying on the net bridge leading to Waterfall of Heavens.
The Grapple (グルピン, Gurupin) allows Tomba to swing through areas that are lacking platforms by attaching the grapple into a ceiling, platform or object above him. It is useless against enemies, but can be attached to some flying enemies, like the flying Pigs in the Lava Caves.
It can be found outside the entrance to Lava Caves inside a treasure chest in the first game and in a Blue Treasure Chest in the Laughing Crying Forest after clearing Take the Grapple! in the second game.
Stone Boomerang (ストーンブーメラン, Sutōnbūmeran) is a stronger version of the Wooden Boomerang that can defeat some enemies in one strike. Two Stone Boomerangs can be tossed at the same time. Like the Wooden Boomerang, this weapon can be used to grab items out of reach. This weapon is only found in the first game.
It can be found inside a thousand year old treasure chest inside the room of the leftmost door in the north side of Haunted Mansion.
Iron Boomerang (アイアンブーメラン, Aianbūmeran) is a stronger version of the Stone Boomerang that can also defeat enemies with one strike. Four Iron Boomerangs can be tossed at the same time. Like the Wooden and Stone Boomerangs, this weapon can be used to grab items out of reach. This weapon is only found in the first game.
It can be found inside a million year old treasure chest on a ledge in the second part of Phoenix Mountain.
Grapplejack or Doka Pin (ドカピン, Dokapin) is the Blackjack and the Grapple combined together into a weapon that can be used to swing around and defeating enemies.
Ice Boomerang (アイスブーメラン, Aisubūmeran) has the same strength as the Wooden Boomerang, but can freeze and sometimes stun fire enemies. This weapon is only found in the second game.
It can be found in Pipe Area and is essential to progress in the game.
Hammer (トンカチ, 'Tonkachi') is a short ranged weapon which is mainly used to press switches. This weapon is only found in the second game.
This weapon is obtained in the Look for the Hammer! event.
Fire Hammer (ファイアトンカチ, Faiatonkachi) has the same strength as the regular Hammer, but can melt and stun ice enemies. This weapon is only found in the second game.
Pig Ball (ブタ玉, Buta Tama) is an event related weapon. It is used to shrink different kinds of Pigs for the Ball to the Pigs event and is ineffective against other enemies. This weapon is only found in the second game.
Torch Hammer (ヘビーファイアトンカチ, Hebīfaiatonkachi, lit. Heavy Fire Hammer) is a stronger version of Fire Hammer and can defeat most enemies in one hit. Obtained in Tower of Strength. It can break the stone blocks in Ranch Summit. This weapon is only found in the second game and is not essential to complete the game.
Glacier Boomerang (スーパーアイスブーメラン, Sūpāaisubūmeran, lit. Super Ice Boomerang) is a stronger version of Ice Boomerang and can defeat most enemies in one hit. Obtained in Tower of Courage. This weapon is only found in the second game and is not essential to complete the game.
Table of weapons
|Blackjack||Yes||Yes||Default weapon. Can defeat regular stunned enemies when charged.|
|Boomerang||Yes||Yes||Can be used to fetch items out of reach. Can defeat regular stunned enemies when charged.|
|Grapple||Yes||Yes||Can be used to cross platform-less areas by latching it to the roof of the level. Ineffective as a weapon.|
|Stone Boomerang||Yes||No||Stronger version of the Wooden Boomerang.|
|Iron Boomerang||Yes||No||Stronger version of the Stone Boomerang. Can defeat regular enemies when uncharged.|
|Grapplejack / Doka Pin||Yes||Yes||The Blackjack and the Grapple combined; acts like a Grapple and can be used as a weapon. Can defeat regular enemies when uncharged.|
|Ice Boomerang||No||Yes||Can be used to freeze fire enemies and at the same time stun some of them.|
|Hammer||No||Yes||Can be used to press large switches on the floor and as a close-ranged weapon.|
|Fire Hammer||No||Yes||Can be used to melt ice enemies. Has the same effect for regular enemies, besides coloring them red upon striking them.|
|Pig Ball||No||Yes||Only used for the Ball to the Pigs event and is useless against non-pig enemies.|
|Torch Hammer||No||Yes||Stronger version of the Fire Hammer. Can defeat enemies when uncharged.|
|Glacier Boomerang||No||Yes||Stronger version of the Ice Boomerang. Can defeat enemies when uncharged.|