“No one can hide from the light.”
Palutena is the goddess of light and female lead of the Kid Icarus series. She serves as the damsel in distress in early games, but takes on a more proactive role in Masahiro Sakurai's Kid Icarus: Uprising, providing protagonist Pit with guidance and powers from afar. In contrast to her serene, elegant appearance, and unlike Rosalina, Palutena has a playful "trickster" personality that she uses to tease Pit and other characters on occasion.
In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Palutena is featured in Pit's Final Smash, Palutena's Army. Pit calls her forth to assist him in battle, to which she then appears as a giant (not her actual size, but her chosen manifestation for this appearance). She will then summon an army of Centurions to attack Pit's opponents, who attack by dive bombing at incredible speeds.
Palutena is also a supporting character in the Subspace Emissary. After witnessing the Subspace Bomb's effects, Palutena sends Pit to the World of Trophies to help stop the Subspace Army. Before he departs, she gives Pit her bow.
In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, Palutena appears as a playable fighter and newcomer. Unlike most other fighters, though like the Mii Fighters, Palutena's custom special moves are not variations of the default moves but rather entirely different moves, and all of them are available from the start. A statue of Palutena also appears in her temple. Pit can also contact her to talk about all of the fighters with her guidance during the match at her temple in the Wii U version.
Autoreticle/Explosive Flame/Heavenly Light
Autoreticle is Palutena's first neutral special attack, and the one given to her by default. When used, Paultena automatically targets an opponent, indicated by a reticle appearing over them, and fires three blasts from her staff at them. The move only works if the player is close enough to any fighters, however; if not, the move does nothing.
Explosive Flame is Palutena's second neutral special move. When used, Palutena creates an explosion a set distance away from her. The move deals more damage than Autoreticle, but does not target opponents.
Heavenly Light is Palutena's third neutral special. A wide column of light appears above Palutena's location, which, while it does not cause opponents to flinch, does damage them.
Reflect Barrier/Angelic Missile/Super Speed
Reflect Barrier is Palutena's default side special move. When used, she puts up a barrier in front of herself that deflects any projectiles. If used near an opponent, Palutena hits them before putting up the barrier, which also pushes away any opponents.
Angelic Missile is Palutena's second side special. The move is similar to Luigi's Green Missile move, in that Palutena flies forward head-first to attack opponents. The move cannot be charged, however, and she can use another move afterward.
Super Speed is Palutena's third side special move. Using it causes Palutena to quickly dash across the battlefield, ramming into anybody in her path and damaging them.
Warp/Jump Glide/Rocket Jump
Warp is Palutena's first and default up special move. When used, Palutena disappears, and reappears in a different location. The location where she reappears can be influenced by holding the control stick in a different direction after performing the move.
Jump Glide is Palutena's second up special move. Palutena leaps high into the air, and is able to glide around for some time before falling back to the ground, similar to the Peach Parasol.
Rocket Jump is Palutena's third up special move. When used, Palutena creates an explosion under her that rockets her straight into the air, also damaging anybody close by.
Counter is Palutena's default down special attack. When used, Palutena braces herself, and if an opponent hits her she immediately counterattacks.
Lightweight is Palutena's second down special move. Using this move makes Palutena lighter, allowing her to jump higher and move faster.
Celestial Firework is Palutena's third down special attack. Palutena sends up a spark direction in front of her that sends up anybody close by before the firework detonates on them.
Black Hole Laser
Black Hole Laser is the name of Palutena's Final Smash. Palutena creates a black hole that draws in and traps anyone nearby, then fires a Megalaser to damage them. The Megalaser can also damage anybody that is not trapped but caught in it.
Profiles and statistics
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
Trophies (Both Versions)
Red indicates exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS version. Blue indicates exclusive to the Wii U version.
Trophies (Wii U version)
Name in other languages