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)
- “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 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. 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
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.
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 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!|
|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|
(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
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."
|Pit||Kid Icarus||[Weapon] - Attack +26||Pit|
|Pit||Kid Icarus: OM&M||Launch Power +16||Pit|
- 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
- Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS only
- Pit: Wait a sec! Is that...me?
- 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|
|703||Pit||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
| Super Smash Bros. Brawl - Pit performing Angel Ring. (Lani Minella, 2008)||File info|
| Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U (Japanese) - One of Pit's taunts. (Minami Takayama, 2014)||File info|
| Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U (English) - "What's up now?" - Winning a versus match. (Antony Del Rio, 2014)||File info|
Names in other languages
|Pit; based on「キューピット」(Kyupitto, Cupid)|
彼特 (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)
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- 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.
- ^ "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 Nintendo for Kid Icarus: Uprising.
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