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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.
Pit
PitSSB4.png
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.

History[edit]

Tetris series[edit]

Tetris[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
Pit
PitSSB4.png
Game Appearances
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Special Moves
Standard:  Palutena's Arrow
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.

Pit was originally supposed to be in the original Super Smash Bros., but was replaced by Jigglypuff in order to get more sales (Jigglypuff is from a much more popular series than Pit).[citation needed] He then made a cameo as a collectible Trophy in Super Smash Bros. Melee.

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 to glide. Pit is voiced by Minami Takayama in the Japanese version. Pit's side B is called Angel Ring, which is an attack that spins his bow and deflects projectiles, and his Down B is Palutena's Mirror, which allows him to reflect any attack, even moves like Sonic's Spin Dash. However, Pit is still vulnerable to attacks from behind.

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.
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]

Pit is confirmed to reappear in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, though he will now be voiced by Anthony Del Rio. While part of his moveset is the same as in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, such as Palutena's Arrow, all of his other special moves as well as his Final Smash will be replaced, with many of his new ones being based off his weapon attacks in Kid Icarus: Uprising, such as the Upperdash Arm and the Guardian Orbitars. He can no longer glide, however, and the Wings of Icarus has been replaced with the Power of Flight, which lets him sail through the air momentarily in a single direction instead of being able to fly for a few seconds. His Final Smash has also been changed to the Three Sacred Treasures.

Special moves[edit]

Palutena's Arrow[edit]

Palutena's Arrow, from Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS respectively.
Main article: SmashWiki:Palutena's Arrow

Palutena's Arrow (named Palutena Bow in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U) is the projectile launched by the sacred item, the Sacred Bow of Palutena, in the game Kid Icarus. Pit uses it in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U as his standard special move. Once used, Pit will take out the Sacred Bow of Palutena, pull out a blue, glowing arrow, and start aiming. The attack works similarly to Link's, Young Link's, and Toon Link's Bow attacks. However, unlike these attacks, Palutena's Arrow can be guided up and down, to give a better chance of hitting the foe. The arrow moves at light speed, so the player has to be quick. Kirby is capable of using this attack after copying Pit's powers.

Palutena giving Pit her bow.

Palutena's Bow is a bow forged by the goddess Palutena and given to Pit. The Sacred Bow of Palutena, as it is called, can fire magic arrows of light and can be taken apart to be used as twin blades. An unlimited amount of arrows are magically stored in Pit's two wristbands. Once an arrow is fired it is able curve in mid-air, or continue moving straight. The arrows, being magical, can go straight through multiple characters, while still dealing damage to them. If the attack is charged up, then the arrow will only hit the first character it touches.

Palutena gives her bow to Pit in the Subspace Emissary mode in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and is the main weapon that Pit uses in the game.

Angel Ring[edit]

Pit's Angel Ring.
Main article: SmashWiki:Angel Ring

Angel Ring is the side special move of Pit in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Pit spins his bow for as long as the Special Move button is tapped rhythmically. The spinning bow is able to deflect any projectiles it comes in contact with as long as the projectile is not too powerful. The attack can also damage opponents who come in contact with it.

This move is replaced by the Upperdash Arm in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.

Upperdash Arm[edit]

Upperdash Arm in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
Main article: SmashWiki:Upperdash Arm

Upperdash Arm is Pit's side special attack in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, replacing Angel Ring from Super Smash Bros. Brawl and based on the weapon from Kid Icarus: Uprising. When used, Pit dashed forward and uppercuts any opponents in his path. The move can also be used to deflect projectiles.

This move has two variants: Interception Arm and Quickdash Arm. The former turns the move into a counter move, allowing Pit to counterattack opponents with an uppercut when attacked. The latter has a longer and faster dash which continues after dealing the attack.

Wings of Icarus[edit]

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The Wings of Icarus in Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Main article: SmashWiki:Wings of Icarus

Wings of Icarus is an ability that Pit uses in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. It is activated by the player pressing the B button, and tilting the control stick up. Once it is activated, Pit's wings turn blue, allowing him to fly in the air for a short period of time. However, this ability wears off quickly. If the player does any ability or uses any attack while using Wings of Icarus, the Wings of Icarus immediately wear off and Pit performs the other attack. When this ability is activated while Pit in in the air, he is suddenly quickly lowered. On the contrary, if Pit is on the ground when Wings of Icarus is used he jumps up before flying. The move provides substantial height for the player, but doesn't do damage. Pit will be put into a helpless state if this move ends in mid-air.

If Pit uses this move, he loses all of his mid-air jumps. Also, if he uses this move and gets attacked or uses an attack, he can't use the move again until he lands.

This move is replaced by the Power of Flight in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.

Power of Flight[edit]

Power of Flight in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.
Main article: SmashWiki:Power of Flight

Power of Flight is Pit's special up move in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. When used, Pit flies in the direction the player holds the stick in a quick burst of movement.

Mirror Shield[edit]

Pit's Mirror Shield.
Main article: SmashWiki:Mirror Shield

Mirror Shield is Pit's Down Special Move in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. When used, Pit takes out the Mirror Shield item from the Kid Icarus series, which he holds in front of him, shielding his entire body. The mirror deflects any and all attacks used on him, regardless of whether physical or projectile-based, and fires them back at double the strength. The shield only protects from front attacks, leaving him vulnerable from behind.

This move will be replaced with the Guardian Orbitars, from Kid Icarus Uprising, in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.

Guardian Orbitars[edit]

Main article: SmashWiki:Guardian Orbitars

Guardian Orbitars is Pit's down special attack in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, based on the weapons in Kid Icarus: Uprising. When used, Pit releases a pair of shields on both sides of him which momentarily block any attacks and can deflect projectiles. He can still be attacked from above, however.

The two variants of this move are Impact Orbitars and Amplifying Orbitars. When using the former, the Orbitars damage opponents when used instead of shielding Pit. When the latter is used, any deflected projectiles are increased in power, but the Orbitars themselves are weaker, and can be broken more easily.

Palutena's Army[edit]

“Pit is the captain of Palutena’s Army, the guardians of the Goddess of Light! It’s said that when he raises his voice to heaven, this goddess will appear.”
Masahiro Sakurai, Smash Bros. DOJO!!

Palutena's Army in action.
Palutena appears.
Main article: SmashWiki:Palutena's Army

Palutena's Army is Pit's Final Smash move in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. When he uses it, he summons Palutena to come down and help him fight. Palutena then appears in the background, and summons an army of Centurions to assist Pit in battle.

His Finsh Smash is replaced by the Three Sacred Treasures in Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U.

Centurion[edit]

A Centurion.

The Centurions are part of Angel Land's army, and are commanded by Pit in the Kid Icarus series. They also retain the same role in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, acting as a part of Palutena's Army. They go under the command of both Palutena and Pit. Once the move is used, the Centurions appear and charge forward at rapid speeds, and bash into the opposing players. This causes massive damage, but, after the move is finished, the Centurions scatter, and lose their power. They can easily be knocked away after this. They are named after a common Roman military unit.

Three Sacred Treasures[edit]

Main article: SmashWiki:Three Sacred Treasures

Three Sacred Treasures is Pit's Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, replacing Palutena's Army in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Upon using the move, Pit dons the treasures and starts rapidly firing light arrows at opponents. At the end of the move, Pit fires arrows into the air, causing several pillars of light to fall onto the arena and damage opponents.

Official Profiles and Statistics[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee Trophy[edit]

Name Image Game Description
Pit Trophy283.PNG Kid Icarus
07/87
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]

Bios[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."

Trophies[edit]

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!

Stickers[edit]

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

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

Quotes[edit]

All quotations are from Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

  • "Goddess Palutena, victory is ours!"
    • In the American version, he says "Great Palutena".
  • "The fight is on!!"
  • "You're not ready yet!"
  • "Too easy!!"
  • "I'm done for!"
  • "You can't defeat me!"
  • "All troops, move out!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ピット
Pitto
Russian Пит
Pit
Korean 피트
Piteu
Chinese 皮特
Pítè

Trivia[edit]