Palutena

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KidIcarus Emblem.png
Super Smash Bros. Character
Palutena
Palutena SSB4.png
Game Appearances
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
Special Moves
Standard:  Autoreticle/Explosive Flame/Heavenly Light
Side:  Reflect Barrier/Angelic Missile/Super Speed
Up:  Warp/Jump Glide/Rocket Jump
Down:  Counter/Lightweight/Celestial Firework
Final Smash:  Black Hole Laser
Battle Entrance
Palutena emerges from a door that disappears afterward.

“Palutena Alights!”
Introduction, "Goddess of Light" Trailer

Palutena is the goddess of light and female lead of the Kid Icarus series. She serves as the damsel in distress in the original 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.

History[edit]

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

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.

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

“No one can hide from the light.”
Palutena, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U

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.

All of Palutena's custom moves are based on the Powers that appear in Kid Icarus: Uprising. Her neutral special moves are Autoreticle, Explosive Flame, and Heavenly Light. Her side specials are Reflect Barrier, Angelic Missile, and Super Speed. Palutena's down special moves are Counter, Lightweight, and Celestial Firework, and her up specials are Warp, Jump Glide, and Rocket Jump. Finally, her Final Smash is the Black Hole Laser, a combination of the Black Hole and Mega Laser powers.

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.

Super Mario Maker[edit]

Palutena appears in Super Mario Maker as a costume available for Costume Mario. Her sprite is based upon her appearance in Kid Icarus: Uprising, rather than the one seen in the original Kid Icarus. All of her sound effects, including the transformation, jumping, and fanfare, are taken from the Famicom Disk System version of the original Kid Icarus. Pressing up on the d-pad causes her to stand facing the player.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Trophy[edit]

Name Image Game Description
Palutena BrawlTrophy432.png NES Kid Icarus The ruling goddess of Angel Land. Palutena showered the earth with rays of light, using her powers for the good of mankind. But Medusa, who in her hate for mankind was banished to the underworld, makes war on Palutena and wins, capturing and holding the goddess deep within a temple. Palutena entrusts Pit with a sacred bow and the task of defeating Medusa.

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

Trophies[edit]

Name Image Appears In
(Wii U version only)
Description
Palutena PalutenaTrophyWiiU.png NES Kid Icarus (08/1987)
3DS Kid Icarus: Uprising (03/2012)
NA: In Kid Icarus: Uprising, the goddess of light uses telepathy to communicate and grants miracles to support Pit on his adventure. In Smash Bros., she has special moves like Warp and Heavenly Light at her disposal. She's very adaptable - you can customize her into a long- or close-range fighter!

EU: Said to be able to perform miracles, this goddess supports Pit in battle, using telepathy to communicate with him. She's no slouch on her own, either. She has a huge variety of moves you can customise and use to your advantage. Short or long range, the sky's the limit! Or maybe not. After all, she can teleport.

Palutena (Alt.) PalutenaAllStarTrophy3DS.png
(3DS)
N/A NA: Palutena's Reflect Barrier side special deflects any attacks and projectiles that come at her from the front. Unlike other reflective moves, you can leave this barrier in place and it will keep reflecting. If you really want to ruin someone's day, you can push them over an edge using this move.

EU: Palutena's Reflect Barrier special deflects any attacks and projectiles that come at her from the front. Unlike other fighters' reflective moves, you can deploy this barrier and then leave it to its own devices. You can also push opponents with it, so use it on someone who's teetering on the edge of the stage to push them off.

Palutena(alt)TrophyWiiU.png
(Wii U)
NES Kid Icarus (08/1987)
3DS Kid Icarus: Uprising (03/2012)
NA: Palutena's Reflect Barrier side special deflects any attacks and projectiles that come at her from the front. Unlike others' reflective moves, she can move a bit while this barrier is active. If you really want to ruin someone's day, you can push him or her over an edge using this move.

EU: Palutena's Reflect Barrier special deflects any attacks and projectiles that come at her from the front. Unlike other fighters' reflective moves, you can deploy this barrier and then leave it to its own devices. You can also push opponents with it, so use it on someone who's teetering on the edge of the stage to push them off.

Red indicates exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS version.
Blue indicates exclusive to the Wii U version.

Palutena's Guidance[edit]

  • Pit: Wait a minute! Lady Palutena, you're fighting me?
  • Palutena: Don't sound so dismayed. Think of it more as a sporting event and less as...a massacre.
  • Pit: I really don't want to hurt you...
  • Viridi: That's awfully presumptuous of you, Pit!
  • Pit: Please! I know better than anyone else what Lady Palutena's capable of. After all, I fought her once before.
  • Palutena: Good luck, Pit. You're gonna need it. Of course, I won't be giving you any hints during this battle. And no powers or centurions, either!

Gallery[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Palutena's newcomer artwork is the only one not to feature any Mario characters; it only features herself, Pit, Dark Pit, and Link. Consequently, her artwork is the one that features the second-fewest number of characters.
  • Palutena is one of the few named supporting characters (as opposed to generic henchmen like the Koopa Troop and King Dedede's Waddle Dees) that make a direct appearance in Brawl's Subspace Emissary, yet is neither playable nor an enemy/boss. However, she does become a playable character in later Super Smash Bros. games.

Name in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese パルテナ
Parutena
Russian Палютена
Palyutena
Korean 파르테나
Pareutena