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Pit SSBU artwork.png
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate artwork
First appearance Kid Icarus (1986)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)
Portrayed by Antony Del Rio (2012-present)
Minami Takayama (Japanese, 2008-present)
In-universe information
Species Angel
Super Smash Bros. appearances

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

Special moves
Standard:  Palutena's Arrow / Palutena Bow
Side:  Angel Ring (Brawl); Upperdash Arm (for 3DS / Wii U onward)
Up:  Wings of Icarus (Brawl); Power of Flight (for 3DS / Wii U onward)
Down:  Mirror Shield (Brawl); Guardian Orbitars (for 3DS / Wii U onward)
Final Smash:  Palutena's Army (Brawl); Three Sacred Treasures (for 3DS / Wii U); Lightning Chariot (Ultimate)
“Whoever it is, the goal remains the same: to fight and win!”
Pit, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U

Pit is a young angel who is the main protagonist of the Kid Icarus series. He is also the captain of Palutena's army. He made his first appearance in the Nintendo Entertainment System game Kid Icarus. In the Super Smash Bros. series, Pit has been a playable fighter since Super Smash Bros. Brawl.


Super Smash Bros. series

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Pit, using his design from the original Kid Icarus for the Nintendo Entertainment System, makes an appearance as an unlockable trophy in Super Smash Bros. Melee.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Pit SSBB icon.png

Pit appears as a new fighter in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Pit's design has been significantly altered from his design in the two Kid Icarus games before, based on Masahiro Sakurai's interpretation of what Pit would look like if the Kid Icarus series had continued after Of Myths and Monsters.[1] Pit is voiced by Lani Minella in English and by Minami Takayama in Japanese.

Pit's stage entrance involves him descending onto the stage from a bright light. He carries the Sacred Bow of Palutena, which can fire arrows or split into two blades for up close combat. Because of his wings he is able to jump multiple times, and can also glide. Pit's standard special move in this game is Palutena's Arrow, which lets him shoot an arrow that can be directed as it flies. His side special move is called Angel Ring, which is an attack that spins his bow and deflects projectiles. Pit's down special move is the Mirror Shield, which allows him to reflect any attacks from the front. Finally, his up special move is the Wings of Icarus, which allows him to briefly fly. Pit's Final Smash, Palutena's Army, summons Centurions to attack opponents.

Adventure Mode: The Subspace Emissary
Pit's snapshot in the Subspace Emissary

In the Subspace Emissary of Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Pit joins the story early in the game. He was watching the fight between Mario and Kirby at Midair Stadium when he sees the devastation of the Subspace Army's Subspace Bomb, and is sent by Palutena to go assist the other heroes in defeating the Subspace Army. Palutena gives him the Palutena's Bow. He hurries down to the world, so he can help the other defeat the Subspace Army. He lands on a spot near the Halberd, and has to fight Primids and other Subspace enemies that are appearing. He also finds Mario, transformed into a trophy. He awakens him and the two team up. They soon witness Fox McCloud's Arwing chasing after Halberd.

Upon reaching solid ground, they find the Ancient Minister carrying another Subspace Bomb, but they were unable to reach him, and he gets away. What happens next depends on which princess was rescued.

Pit and Mario, after defeating Link and Yoshi

If Princess Zelda was rescued, Pit destroys the Dark Cannon that False Zelda is about to fire at Link and Yoshi, and subsequently fights her with Mario. They are then attacked by Link and Yoshi, who have mistaken False Zelda as the real Zelda. Otherwise, if Princess Peach was rescued instead, then Pit and Mario are instead targeted by False Peach, who was defeated by Link and Yoshi. Pit and Mario then end up fighting them as well. In both variants, the outcome is similar; the team who defeated the fake princess also defeat the other team, who gets snatched up by King Dedede's Cargo. However, Kirby arrives and revives the defeated team from their trophy forms. Then either Pit or Link blows out the Cargo's engine and all five go after Dedede.

Pit and the others track Dedede down to his castle, but upon entering, they find the throne room in ruins. They explore a nearby cave and eventually find Bowser getting away with the princess that wasn't rescued in the beginning. Pit fires an arrow at Bowser, but this only causes a badge that the princess was wearing to fall off. Bowser escapes to the Halberd.

Pit and the others eventually find the Ancient Minister again, this time in the Wilds. After chasing him for a period of time, the R.O.B.s intervene and detonate the Subspace Bomb that the Minister had been carrying. Pit and the others escape from the blast and reach the Canyon, where they fought hordes from the Subspace Army and meet other heroes. They were eventually joined by even more fighters before entering Subspace, where they met defeat by Tabuu.

Fortunately, King Dedede had designed badges (including the one Kirby ate) to revive fighters from their trophy forms after a set amount of time. With Luigi and Ness by his side, Dedede rescues Pit and most of the others, while Kirby saves the remainder of the team. They then explore the Great Maze before reaching Tabuu for their final battle.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U

Pit in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U

Pit returns as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. While Minami Takayama reprised her role in the Japanese version, Pit is now voiced in English by Anthony Del Rio, his voice actor from Kid Icarus: Uprising, which was also developed by Masahiro Sakurai. While part of his moveset is the same as in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, such as Palutena's Arrow (now named Palutena Bow, as the weapon is known in Kid Icarus: Uprising), all of his other special moves as well as his Final Smash have been replaced, mostly to reflect his appearance in Kid Icarus: Uprising. While Pit still has multiple jumps, the gliding mechanic has been removed entirely.

His side special has been changed to the Upperdash Arm, in which Pit dashes forward to uppercut opponents, and his down special is the Guardian Orbitars, which puts up a pair of shields to defend Pit on both sides. His up special is the Power of Flight, which gives Pit a brief burst of height. His Final Smash has been changed to the Three Sacred Treasures, in which he dons the treasures and attacks with light arrows.

In addition, by quickly using Pit's down taunt on the Palutena's Temple stage in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, it triggers his smash taunt, Palutena's Guidance, in which Pit, Palutena, and Viridi appear and talk about one of the opponents, similar to Snake's codecs in the previous game.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Pit returns in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, as an unlockable playable character, retaining his special moveset from the previous installment. He has a new Final Smash, where instead of wielding the Three Sacred Treasures, he rides in on the Lightning Chariot. This makes him one of the few fighters that have appeared since Super Smash Bros. Brawl to have a different Final Smash in each appearance (along with King Dedede, R.O.B., and Zero Suit Samus). Dark Pit is also specified as an Echo Fighter based on Pit in this game. Pit gains a new quote for his Star KO'd animation. Pit's up tilt is called Anti-Air Attack, while his down aerial is called Under-Arch Slash.

Pit has received many improvements compared to the previous installment, such as faster mobility, reduced short hop timing and landing lag in aerial attacks, the reintroduction of directional air dodging, the ability to dash cancel any ground attack, and the ability to use aerial attacks on ladders. Pit also receives improvements such as decreased ending lag in his up tilt, down tilt, and down throw; increased ability to knock back opponents in his dash attack, forward smash, back aerial attack, and down aerial attack; and increased damage for his standard, forward, and up aerial attacks.

In the Adventure mode, both Pit and Dark Pit are present when the fighters oppose Galeem for the first time. The former is seen before Galeem unleash the large laser attack; Palutena then tries to reflect Galeem's 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.

Classic Mode route
Fighting for the Goddess!
Round Opponent(s) Rule Stage Song
1 Dark Samus Brinstar Underworld
2 Bowser, Bowser Jr. Find Mii (Ω) Boss Fight 1 - Kid Icarus: Uprising
3 Ganondorf Gerudo Valley Magnus's Theme
4 Dark Pit Reset Bomb Forest Dark Pit's Theme
5 Bayonetta Umbra Clock Tower Hades's Infernal Theme
6 Palutena Team Battle
(Ally: Dark Pit)
Palutena's Temple (Battlefield) Destroyed Skyworld
Final Master Hand, Crazy Hand Team Battle
(Ally: Dark Pit)
Final Destination Master Hand / Crazy Hand

Profiles and statistics

Super Smash Bros. Melee trophy

Name Image Game Description
Pit SSBM Trophy Pit.png Kid Icarus
The head of Palutena's personal bodyguards, Pit traveled near and far to gather Three Sacred Treasures that would help him defeat the evil goddess of darkness, Medusa, and free Palutena, the goddess of light. Pit couldn't fly with his little wings; only the Wings of Pegasus let him take flight. Will Pit ever fight again?

Super Smash Bros. Brawl


  • Instruction Booklet: "The hero from Kid Icarus fights with Palutena's bow, which converts into dual blades."
  • Website: "The protagonist in Kid Icarus. Pit's Sacred Bow of Palutena is actually two blades combined. He can separate them or unite them at will for use in battle.
The arrows Pit's bow unleashes shoot out like beams of light. Players can control the curves of their trajectories."


Name Image Game Description
Pit SSBB Trophy Pit.png NES SSBB graphic.png Kid Icarus The captain of the royal bodyguards of Palutena, goddess of light and ruler of Angel Land. The dark goddess, Medusa, conquered the underworld, the surface world, and the heavens, and imprisoned Palutena. Pit escaped and, armed with Palutena's magical bow, set out to free her. Along the way, he gathered Three Sacred Treasures with which he challenged Medusa.


Name Image Game Effect Usable by
Pit SSBB Sticker Pit (Kid Icarus).png Kid Icarus [Weapon] - Attack +26 Pit
Pit SSBB Sticker Pit (Of Myths and Monsters).png Kid Icarus: OM&M Launch Power +16 Pit

Snake's codec

  • Snake: Otacon, there's a kid with wings out here. Is he a mutant? Or is he just into costumes?
  • Otacon: That's Pit, Snake. Pit is an angel from Angel Land. He's the captain of Palutena's Army.
  • Snake: Angels. Give me a break!
  • Otacon: I dunno, maybe he's from a different species. But those wings on his back and those mysterious weapons he has are the real deal. He may look young, but he's a veteran warrior. Watch yourself. He used to be a weakling, but countless trials over the years have toughened him up.
  • Snake: And by trials, you mean, "Game Overs"?
  • Otacon: Yeah, you should know all about that.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U


Both versions
Name 3DS trophy Wii U trophy Category Appears in Trophy Box Description
Pit SSB3DS Trophy Pit.png SSBWU Trophy Pit.png Fighter NES SSBWU graphic.png Kid Icarus (08/1987)
3DS SSBWU graphic.png Kid Icarus: Uprising (03/2012)
58: Kid Icarus: Uprising Flag of USA.png Pit is the captain of Palutena's royal guard. Despite the wings on his back, Pit needs the Power of Flight from Palutena in order to truly fly. In Smash Bros., he can still get more air than most, with four jumps and a special move that boosts him higher. He has a new reflect move—it protects both sides!
Flag of Europe.png Despite being an angel with wings and all that jazz, Pit can't fly without a little bit of help from his favourite goddess, Palutena. In this game, he's good at both close and ranged combat, and can even deflect projectiles. On top of that, with a high-flying up special and the ability to jump four times in mid-air. he's also got great recovery skills.
Pit (Alt.) SSB3DS Trophy Pit (Alt).png SSBWU Trophy Pit (Alt).png Fighter NES SSBWU graphic.png Kid Icarus (08/1987)
3DS SSBWU graphic.png Kid Icarus: Uprising (03/2012)
- Flag of USA.png Pit's side special Upperdash Arm delivers an uppercut so strong, it can send foes flying for a KO. If you miss and fall off the stage, Pit's up special can bring him soaring back. Another of Pit's specials is Palutena Bow, which fires arrows Pit can aim even after they've left the bow.
Flag of Europe.png Pit's Upperdash Arm special launches him forwards to strike with an uppercut. It's so powerful, it can deliver an instant KO! If you accidentally dash off the stage with it, one of his up special will get you back on easily. His Palutena Bow special can be charged up, shot straight up into the air, and you can even guide the arrows mid-flight!
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS only
Name Image Category Description
Pit (Eggplant) SSB3DS Trophy Pit (Eggplant).png Series Related Flag of USA.png Let's squash a misconception right now— there is nothing worse than being turned into an eggplant. Just lettuce tell you, being hit by an eggplant bomb is humiliating. It leafs you without mushroom to maneuver and also makes you the laughing stalk of your friends.
Flag of Europe.png Maybe you think there's something worse than being turned into an eggplant, but we're going to squash that misconception right now. Lettuce tell you, being hit by an eggplant bomb is awful. Not only does it leave you without mushroom to manoeuvre, but it makes you a giant laughing stalk as well. (We're not sorry.)

Palutena's Guidance

  • Pit: Wait a sec! Is
  • Palutena: It certainly appears to be the case.
  • Pit: You're awfully calm about this, Lady Palutena!
  • Palutena: Well, we've been through a similar situation in the past. Don't you recall?
  • Pit: Yeah, but it's still freaky. It's like looking through a twisted mirror! That reminds me. You know how Dark Pit came from a mirror? Then why doesn't he move left when I move right, and vice versa?
  • Palutena: Beats me.
  • Pit: But you're supposed to know everything! Don't you have an all-seeing eye and an all-knowing brain and all that?
  • Palutena: My all-seeing eye sees you getting hit.
  • Pit: Oh, man, really?
  • Palutena: I'm sure the true Pit would triumph over any doppelgänger. So I guess now we'll see if you're the real deal!
  • Pit: I meant to ask you about one more thing. Have you noticed that I can kind of fly on my own a bit?
  • Palutena: Actually, it's called jumping, Pit. Sorry to be the one to break it to you.


  • Pit is the captain of Palutena's royal guard and hero of the Kid Icarus games. Despite the wings on his back, Pit needs the Power of Flight from Palutena in order to truly fly. With the aid of Palutena, goddess of light, Pit fends off the resurrection of Medusa and her Underworld Army to save the land from the dark goddess.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate


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

Super Smash Blog bio

  • Pit is a well-balanced, well-rounded character with a defensive special that nullifies long distance attacks and excellent recovery. He's a great choice for new players!


  • "Great Palutena, victory is ours!" - Super Smash Bros. Brawl
  • "You're not ready yet!" - Super Smash Bros. Brawl
  • "Too easy!!" - Super Smash Bros. Brawl
  • "I'm done for!" - Super Smash Bros. Brawl
  • "You can't defeat me!" - Super Smash Bros. Brawl
  • "All troops, move out!" - Super Smash Bros. Brawl
  • "Nice try!" - Super Smash Bros. Brawl
  • "I'm finished!" - Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
  • "That all you got?" - Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
  • "It's game over for you!" - Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
  • "Victory!" - Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
  • "What's up now?" - Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
  • "That was easy!" - Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
  • "Dash Upper!" - Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U (Japanese version only)
  • "Stay back!" - Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
  • "Ha-ha!" - Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
  • "Equipped!" - Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
  • "Bye, now!" - Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
  • "Three Sacred Treasures!" - Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
  • "I never learned how to read!" - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • "We'll win this. I know we will!" - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (World of Light)
  • "Lightning Chariot! Phos! Lux! Let's go!" - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate


Audio samples

Audio.svg Super Smash Bros. Brawl - Pit performing Angel Ring. (Lani Minella, 2008)
File infoMedia:Pit voice sample EN SSBB.oga
Audio.svg Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U (Japanese) - One of Pit's taunts. (Minami Takayama, 2014)
File infoMedia:Pit voice sample JP.oga
Audio.svg Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U (English) - "What's up now?" - Winning a versus match. (Antony Del Rio, 2014)
File infoMedia:Pit voice sample EN SSB4.oga
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Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ピット
Pit; based on「キューピット」(Kyupitto, Cupid)
Chinese 皮特
彼特 (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)
Finnish Kid Icarus
Korean 피트
Russian Пит


This trivia section is overly long. Please relocate any relevant information into appropriate sections and articles.

  • Pit's redesign from Super Smash Bros. Brawl was re-used in Kid Icarus: Uprising for the Nintendo 3DS developed by Sora Ltd., who also developed Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
  • Pit is the only fighter in Super Smash Bros. Brawl that does not appear in his own Final Smash trophy.
  • In the Japanese version of the games, Pit occasionally says "Yarare-chatta..." when he is KO'd; a reference to the Game Over text in the NES Kid Icarus. In the international versions of Super Smash Bros. Brawl, however, this is translated directly to "I'm done for...", making it break the reference. This is changed to "I'm finished!" in the subsequent games; as how the aforementioned Game Over screen is translated in the international release of Kid Icarus.
    • Similarly, Pit's Star KO line in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, "I never learned how to read!", is a reference to a line of dialogue he uses in Kid Icarus: Uprising. This is not present in the Japanese version, which simply uses his Star KO scream in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.


  1. ^ "In bringing [Pit] to Super Smash Bros. Brawl, I [Masahiro Sakurai] designed him imagining, 'if the series had continued and he had evolved with it over these long years, what kind of character would he be?'" Promotional e-mail from NintendoMedia:UprisingSakuraiEmail.png for Kid Icarus: Uprising.