“The fight is on!”
Pit, referred to as as Kid Icarus in Captain N: The Game Master, is a young angel who is the main protagonist of the Kid Icarus series, and the captain of Palutena's Centurion army. His most notable appearance alongside Mario, however is in the Super Smash Bros. series.
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.
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.
"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 Mega Man. His appearance resembles his artwork from Of Myths and Monsters.
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Pit was made a playable 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 continued after Of Myths and Monsters. Pit is voiced by Minami Takayama in the Japanese version, and Lani Minella in the English version.
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. Because of his wings he is able to jump multiple times, and can also glide. 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
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.
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.
Pit returns as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, though he is now 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. While Pit still has multiple jumps, the gliding mechanic has been removed entirely. 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.
Pit appears as part of the Kid Icarus microgame in WarioWare: Twisted!, based upon the NES game. The objective is to tilt the Game Boy Advance so that Pit can avoid the attacks from the Eggplant Wizards.
WarioWare: Smooth Moves
WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase
Super Mario Maker
By tapping the Pit amiibo to the Wii U GamePad in Super Mario Maker, the player will unlock a Mystery Mushroom that gives Mario a costume based on Pit to use in the Super Mario Bros. graphical style. Rather than use his original Kid Icarus sprite, the sprite for this game is a new one based on his design in Kid Icarus: Uprising. When in use, the costume also replaces some sound effects with sound effects from the Kid Icarus franchise.
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Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
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Mario series appearances
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