How to Get a Hammer in Harvest Moon: Light of Hope
The hammer is a type of tool you can use in Harvest Moon: Light of Hope (LoH). Having a hammer is a must because it's so essential.
The hammer is used to break rocks and mining. Through that, you can get valuable materials such as stones and ores, which are required to accomplish the main storyline.
However, getting a hammer can be a problem for some players, particularly those who have just played Harvest Moon: Light of Hope for PC, PS4, Switch, or Android.
For that reason, we want to help you who are struggling to get a hammer by making this kind of specific post.
Harvest Moon Light of Hope: How to Find a Hammer
I assume you've already unlocked the Mountain area after placing the Second Stone Tablet in the Lighthouse. When you first enter this area, you will meet Naomi and Sally.
Naomi will give you a map of Beacon's island that not only uses as directions, but you can also find the location of the villagers in real-time.
Furthermore, they also recommend you to repair the mine in advance rather than other buildings. So, you need to go through the following actions and events chronologically:
Structures and Buildings That You Have to Repair
The first thing you should do is repair a damaged bridge (there is a broken stone tablet near this bridge) that leads you to the central area of the Mountain.
There, you will find Gus' house (Gus' Smithy), and if you walk a little further up, you'll get into the mine. You must repair both of them as well.
Repair the bridgeMaterials: Softwood Lumber 5x
Repair the Gus's SmithyMaterials: Softwood Lumber 20x
Repair the MineMaterials: Softwood Lumber 10x
Melanie Comes to the Town
Once you've repaired Gus' Smithy, there will be an event where you meet Melanie (Gus's granddaughter) if you visit the mountain area the next day.
She's thankful to you because you've repaired her grandfather's house. And she will ask you to find her grandfather. You can find him standing next to the mine.
Help Gus Get Some Iron Ore
Gus wants to return to his home with you, but you have to bring him some Iron Ore from the mines (found a lot at level 5-6 upwards). He will recruit and lend you a hammer for this job.
After accomplishing this task and leading Gus back to his home, he wants you to keep the hammer he gave before.
Now you get a hammer to break some stones and go to mining. Gus's Smithy also provides some services to upgrade your tools and refine ores into metals or gems for you.
That's how to get the hammer in Harvest Moon: Light of Hope. This applies to all versions, be it on PC, PS4, Switch, and Android. I hope this helps!