Dark Pit

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Dark Pit
Dark Pit SSBU artwork.png
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate artwork
First appearance Kid Icarus: Uprising (2012)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)
In-universe information
Species Angel
Super Smash Bros. appearances

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (unlockable)
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (unlockable)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (unlockable)

Special moves
Standard:  Silver Bow
Side:  Electroshock Arm
Up:  Power of Flight
Down:  Guardian Orbitars
Final Smash:  Dark Pit Staff
“Can't help but feel sorry for ya.”
Dark Pit, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U

Dark Pit (sometimes called Pittoo by Pit and Palutena) is an imperfect, opposite clone of Pit created after the destruction of the Mirror of Truth, in the events of Kid Icarus: Uprising. He serves as an anti-hero, being somewhat of a rival to Pit. Compared to Pit's, his personality is more serious and aggressive, rejecting the idea of being a servant to anyone. His appearance is identical to Pit's, except with the dark coloring to his clothing, wings and hair. Dark Pit was most likely based on the "fallen angel" coloration of Pit in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, considering that Sora Ltd. was the developer for both games.

History[edit]

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U[edit]

Dark Pit's artwork from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.

Dark Pit makes an appearance as an unlockable fighter in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Dark Pit can be unlocked by playing 50 Smash matches or clearing Classic with three different characters and then defeating him on Reset Bomb Forest, while in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, he is unlocked by playing 40 matches or clearing All-Star on Normal difficulty, then defeating him on Palutena's Temple. He was originally planned to be an alternate costume for Pit, but was made a full character after he began to receive balancing differences to give him distinct records;[1] Masahiro Sakurai also thought it would be odd for him to wield the Three Sacred Treasures, and the team had already modeled the Electroshock Arm.[2] Dark Pit is the only newcomer who did not have a reveal trailer; his inclusion in the game was instead hinted at the end of Palutena's trailer. Like in Kid Icarus: Uprising, Dark Pit shares his voice actors with Pit, who also reprise their roles for this game: Antony Del Rio in English and Minami Takayama in Japanese.

Dark Pit's moves are similar to Pit's, but there are a handful of noticeable differences. His standard special is the Silver Bow, which lets him fire a controllable arrow like Pit's Palutena Bow, and his side special is the Electroshock Arm, which lets him charge forward and uppercut opponents with an electric attack. His up and down special moves, Power of Flight and Guardian Orbitars respectively, are identical to Pit's moves; the former gives Dark Pit a quick burst of flight, while the latter lets Dark Pit defend himself with a pair of shields. His Final Smash is the Dark Pit Staff, in which he fires the staff to deal high damage and knockback to opponents. For his stage entrance, Dark Pit descends onto the stage from a dark light.

Dark Pit has average weight, being heavier than Robin, Roy, and Pac-Man, lighter than Luigi, Villager and a lightest possible Mii Fighter, while weighing the same as Pit and Wii Fit Trainer.

Dark Pit has a distinct victory theme from the other Kid Icarus characters, being a brief excerpt of Dark Pit's Theme from Kid Icarus: Uprising. He also has a special victory quote that sometimes plays if Pit is in the match.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Dark Pit returns in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as an unlockable playable character. This time, he is classified as an Echo Fighter based on Pit. Dark Pit can be unlocked by playing VS. mode matches, being the 54th character unlocked. Dark Pit can also be unlocked in Classic Mode through Samus's unlocking tree, or joining the player's party in Adventure Mode: World of Light.

In the Adventure mode, both Pit and Dark Pit are present when the fighters oppose Galeem for the first time. Palutena tries to reflect Galeem's large laser attack while granting the Power of Flight to both Pit and Dark Pit, but fails and is eliminated, cutting off Pit and Dark Pit's flight and causing them to fall to Galeem's attack as well.

Additionally, Dark Pit makes appearances in two newly recorded Palutena's Guidance conversations, namely those of the Ice Climbers and Wolf.

Classic Mode route[edit]
Created Warriors
Round Opponent(s) Rule Stage Song
1 Mewtwo Spear Pillar Battle! (Dialga/Palkia) / Spear Pillar
2 Dark Samus Frigate Orpheon Opening/Menu - Metroid Prime
3 Link (dark costume) ×3 Temple Great Temple / Temple
4 Cloud Midgar Fight On!
5 Captain Falcon (Blood Falcon costume) Big Blue Devil's Call in Your Heart
6 Pit Palutena's Temple Dark Pit's Theme
Final Galleom Team Battle
(Ally: Pit)
Boss Battle - Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Other crossover appearances[edit]

SMM Dark Pit.png

Dark Pit can be unlocked as a Costume Mario costume in Super Mario Maker. His sprite is identical to Pit's sprite, but using Dark Pit's colors. While the transformation and jump sounds as well as the course clear song are taken from the Famicom Disk System of Kid Icarus, his death song is taken from the game over theme of Kid Icarus: Uprising.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U[edit]

Trophies[edit]

Name 3DS trophy Wii U trophy Category Appears in Trophy Box Description
Dark Pit SSB3DS Trophy Dark Pit.png SSBWU Trophy Dark Pit.png Fighter 3DS SSBWU graphic.png Kid Icarus: Uprising (03/2012) 58: Kid Icarus: Uprising Flag of USA.png Pit's mysterious, black-clad doppelgänger, Dark Pit. (Some call him Pittoo, but he really doesn't like that.) When he first appears, he immediately goes after both Pit and the Underworld Army. In Smash Bros., he uses moves a lot like Pit's, though both his bow and his Sacred Treasures are different.
Flag of Europe.png Pit's black-winged doppelgänger. Dark Pit, aka Pittoo (although he's not exactly fond of being called that), looks like Pit, moves like Pit and uses very similar attacks. He's a lot more aggressive, though, and doesn't take orders from anyone. He also has his own weapons, like his Silver Bow.
Dark Pit (Alt.) SSB3DS Trophy Dark Pit (Alt).png SSBWU Trophy Dark Pit (Alt).png Fighter 3DS SSBWU graphic.png Kid Icarus: Uprising (03/2012) - Flag of USA.png Dark Pit's Guardian Orbitars special puts up shields of light on either side of you to block attacks, deflect projectiles, and push back any enemies who are too close. You can even use the shields to protect against attacks from above and below. If they take too many hits, though, they'll vanish and become unusable for a while.
Flag of Europe.png Dark Pit's Guardian Orbitars special puts up shields of light on either side of you to block attacks, deflect projectiles, and push back any enemies who are too close. You can even use the shields to protect against attacks coming from slightly above or below you. If they take too many hits, though, they'll vanish and become unusable for a while.

Blue indicates the trophy or description is exclusive to the Wii U version.

Palutena's Guidance[edit]

  • Pit: Hey! It's Pittoo!
  • Dark Pit: Will you quit calling me that?!
  • Palutena: Now where did you disappear to after the fight with Hades?
  • Viridi: Actually, Dark Pit works for me now. He's an officer in the Forces of Nature.
  • Palutena: What?!
  • Pit: No way!
  • Viridi: Just because we fought together once doesn't mean we're all buddy-buddy now. In fact, the Lightning Chariot and Phosphora are also both under my command. The battle isn't over yet!
  • Dark Pit: Viridi's interests and mine just happen to overlap, so for this fight, I'll be happy to launch you into the stratosphere!
  • Palutena: Your powers are perfectly matched here.
  • Viridi: It all comes down to skill!

amiibo[edit]

  • Dark Pit first appeared in the Kid Icarus: Uprising game, and is Pit's mysterious, black-clad doppelgänger. Some call him Pittoo, but he really doesn't like that. He can soar through the skies without being granted the power of flight. When he first appears, he immediately goes after both Pit and the Underworld Army.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Spirit[edit]

No. Name Image Series / game Type Class Strength / effect(s) How to obtain Spirit battle
Opponent(s) Battle conditions Stage Song
704 Dark Pit SSBU Spirit Dark Pit.png Kid Icarus Series Fighter N/A N/A Classic Mode as Dark Pit N/A N/A N/A N/A

Super Smash Blog bio[edit]

  • Dark Pit is Pit's echo fighter. His abilities are mostly the same as Pit's, but his hair and clothes are different colors, he summons different weapons, and celebrates victory to a different tune.

Quotes[edit]

  • "Electroshock!" - Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
  • "No way!" - Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
  • "Goodbye!" - Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
  • "It's time!" - Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
  • "Who wants some?" - Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
  • "Watch out!" - Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
  • "Game on!" - Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
  • "Looks like I'm the last man standing!" - Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
  • "Nice try!" - Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
  • "Where's your goddess now?" - Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U

Names in other languages[edit]

Dark Pit[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ブラックピット
Burakku Pitto
Black Pit
Chinese 黑暗皮特
Hēi'àn Pítè
黑暗彼特 (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)
Hēi'àn Bǐtè
Dark Pit
Dutch Dark Pit -
French Pit maléfique Evil Pit
German Finsterer Pit Sinister Pit
Italian Pit Oscuro Dark Pit
Korean 블랙 피트
Beullaek Piteu
Black Pit
Portuguese Pit Sombrio Shadow Pit
Russian Темный Пит
Temny Pit
Dark Pit
Spanish Pit Sombrío Shadowy Pit

Pittoo[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ブラピ
Burapi
Abbreviation of Black Pit; Also likely based on the Japanese nickname for Brad Pitt
Chinese 黑彼
Hēibǐ
Abbreviation of 特, similar to the Japanese nickname.
French Tip From "Pit" backwards
Spanish Pit II -

References[edit]

  1. ^ Soma (July 9, 2015). “I Answer Some Questions,” Sakurai Famitsu column vol. 461-464, on Ice Climbers, clones, and Smash Run. Source Gaming. Retrieved September 7, 2016.
  2. ^ Reiner, Andrew (February 18, 2015). Masahiro Sakurai's Super Smash Bros. Diaries. Game Informer. Retrieved January 9, 2016.