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This article is about the Kid Icarus character from Super Smash Bros. Brawl. For information about Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, with "Partners in Time" abbreviated as "PiT", see here. For the bottomless pits also simply known as "pits", see here.
"Kid Icarus" redirects here. For information about the microgame in WarioWare: Twisted!, see here. For the microgame in WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase, see here.
Full Name Pit
Species Angel
First Appearance Kid Icarus (1986, Kid Icarus series)
Super Smash Bros. Melee (2001, Mario series; as a trophy)
Latest Appearance Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (2014, Mario series)

“The fight is on!”
Pit, Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Pit is a young angel who is the main protagonist of the Kid Icarus series. His most notable appearance alongside Mario, however is in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Pit is the leader of Palutena's bodyguard army, which consists of Centurions.


Tetris series[edit]


Pit seen playing the violin next to Donkey Kong.

Pit's first appearance within any Mario-related media is alongside several characters from the Mario series in the NES version of Tetris. In this game, he is found in a secret ending playing a violin alongside Mario, Luigi, Donkey Kong, Samus Aran and Link.

F-1 Race[edit]

Pit makes a guest appearance in the game F-1 Race alongside various other Nintendo characters (the other characters include Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Toad, Bowser, Donkey Kong, Link, and Samus Aran). His appearances include that of being the guest character cheering on for the Player prior to the eighth race course as well as appearing in the ending credits to congratulate the Player on their victory.

Club Nintendo[edit]

"Super Mario: Die Bescherung"[edit]

Pit along with other Nintendo characters in Super Mario: Die Bescherung.

Pit made another early appearance alongside Mario in the Club Nintendo comic Super Mario: Die Bescherung. In this comic strip, Pit is one of the invited guests that Mario had invited over for a Christmas party that he is hosting. Within the comic, Pit is seen alongside various characters including Mario, Luigi, Princess Toadstool, Toad, Yoshi, Link, and Megaman. His appearance resembles his artwork from Of Myths and Monsters.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

KidIcarus Emblem.png
Super Smash Bros. Character
Game Appearances
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Special Moves
Standard:  Palutena's Arrow / Palutena Bow
Side:  Angel Ring (SSBB), Upperdash Arm (SSB4)
Up:  Wings of Icarus (SSBB), Power of Flight (SSB4)
Down:  Mirror Shield (SSBB), Guardian Orbitars (SSB4)
Final Smash:  Palutena's Army (SSBB), Three Sacred Treasures (SSB4)
Battle Entrance
Pit flies down to the stage on a light from a bright light.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Main article: SmashWiki:Pit (SSBB)
Pit SSBB.png

Pit finally became playable in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Pit is able to shoot light arrows that can be slightly directed, and is also able to break his sacred bow of Palutena into two blades for some up close combat. He can jump multiple times like Kirby or Meta Knight, and can also glide. Pit is voiced by Minami Takayama in the Japanese version. Pit's neutral special move in this game is Palutena's Arrow, which lets him shoot an arrow that he can direct. 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 attack, even moves like Sonic's Spin Dash. However, Pit is still vulnerable to attacks from behind. 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.

The Subspace Emissary[edit]
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. 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 catch their breath 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 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[edit]

Main article: SmashWiki:Pit (SSB4)

Pit returns as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, though he is now be voiced by Anthony Del Rio, his voice actor from Kid Icarus: Uprising. While part of his moveset is the same as in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, such as Palutena's Arrow (now named Palutena Bow, as it 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. His side special has been changed to the Upperdash Arm, which causes Pit to dash forward and 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. The gliding mechanic has also been removed from the previous game. 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.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee Trophy[edit]

Name Image Game Description
Pit Trophy283.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[edit]


  • 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."
Solid Snake codec conversation[edit]
  • 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.


Name Image Game Description
Pit BrawlTrophy029.png NES 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.
Palutena's Army BrawlTrophy030.png Wii Super Smash Bros. Brawl Pit's Final Smash. An image of the goddess Palutena appears, heralding the arrival of Pit's legions, the Centurions. These flying warriors proceed to attack all enemies with fierce savagery. Once a Centurion strikes an enemy, he falls from the sky, never to fly again. Centurions are so fast that dodging them is very hard. Take heart, Centurions! Your deaths are not in vain!


Image Game Effect
Pit Sticker.jpg Kid Icarus [Weapon] - Attack +26
Usable by: Pit
Pit Sticker 2.jpg Kid Icarus: OM&M Launch Power +16
Usable by: Pit

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Trophies[edit]

Name Image Description
Pit PitTrophy3DS.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!
Pit (Alt.) PitAllStarTrophy3DS.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.
Pit (Eggplant) Let's squash a misconception right now–there is nothing worse then 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.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

List of Palutena's Guidance conversations[edit]

  • 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.

Mario series appearances[edit]

Title Description Release Date System/Format
Super Smash Bros. Melee Cameo as Trophy 2001 Gamecube
WarioWare: Twisted! Cameo in Microgame 2004 Game Boy Advance
WarioWare: Smooth Moves Cameo in Microgame 2006 Wii
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Playable character 2008 Wii
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Playable character 2014 Nintendo 3DS
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Playable character 2014 Wii U


  • "Goddess Palutena, victory is ours!" Super Smash Bros. Brawl
    • In the American version, he says "Great Palutena". Super Smash Bros. Brawl
  • "The fight is on!!" 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
  • "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

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ピット
Russian Пит
Korean 피트
Chinese 皮特