Pit (character)

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Full name Pit
Species Angel
First appearance Kid Icarus (1986, Kid Icarus series)
Super Smash Bros. Melee (2001, Mario franchise; as a trophy)
Latest appearance Kid Icarus: Uprising (2012, Kid Icarus series)
Super Mario Maker (2015, Mario series, as a Costume Mario costume)
Latest portrayal Antony Del Rio (2012-present)

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

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 franchise characters, however, is in the Super Smash Bros. series.


"Super Mario: Die Bescherung"[edit]

Pit along with other Nintendo characters (and Mega Man) in Super Mario: Die Bescherung.

Pit makes a minor appearance 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[edit]

KidIcarus Emblem.png
Super Smash Bros. Character
Pit (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. Melee[edit]

Pit makes an appearance as an unlockable trophy in Super Smash Bros. Melee.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

SmashWiki article: Pit (SSBB)
Pit SSBB.png

Pit appears as a new fighter 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 had continued after Of Myths and Monsters.[1] Pit is voiced by Minami Takayama in the Japanese version, and Lani Minella in the English version.

Pit carries the Sacred Bow of Palutena, which can fire arrows or split into two blades for 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 can be directed as it flies. 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 attacks from the front. 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. Palutena gives him the Palutena's Bow. 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]

SmashWiki article: 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 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 the weapon 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. While Pit still has multiple jumps, the gliding mechanic has been removed entirely.

His side special has been changed to the Upperdash Arm, in which Pit dashes forward to 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. 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.

WarioWare series[edit]

Pit in the Kid Icarus microgame in WarioWare: Twisted!.

WarioWare: Twisted![edit]

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[edit]

In WarioWare: Smooth Moves, Pit makes an appearance as one of the 8-bit characters performing in the Opening Night microgame, during stages two and three.

WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase[edit]

Pit appears in the Kid Icarus microgame in international versions of WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase, in which players must break the pots and collect the items in a room in order to win.

Super Mario Maker[edit]

Pit Updated Super Mario Maker.PNG

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 Famicom Disk System version of Kid Icarus.

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."


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

Snake's codec[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.

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


Name Image Appears in
(Wii U version only)
Pit PitTrophy3DS.png
NES Kid Icarus (08/1987)
3DS Kid Icarus: Uprising (03/2012)
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!
(Wii U)
Pit (Alt.) PitAllStarTrophy3DS.png
NES Kid Icarus (08/1987)
3DS Kid Icarus: Uprising (03/2012)
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.
(Wii U)
Pit (Eggplant) PitEggplantTrophy3DS.png N/A 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.
Three Sacred Treasures ThreeSacredTreasuresTrophyWiiU.png N/A The Arrow of Light, the Wings of Pegasus, and the Mirror-three legendary artifacts that Pit once used to defeat the evil Medusa. When you activate Pit's Final Smash, he can use them in this game too! After firing a barrage of different bow attacks, his final shot will cause powerful light pillars to rain down on the battlefield.

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

Palutena's Guidance[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.


  • Pit is the captain of Palutena's royal guard and hero of the Kid Icarus games. Despite the wings on his back, Pit needs the Power of Flight from Palutena in order to truly fly. With the aid of Palutena, goddess of light, Pit fends off the resurrection of Medusa and her Underworld Army to save the land from the dark goddess.

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
WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase Cameo in Microgame 2009 Nintendo DS
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Playable character 2014 Nintendo 3DS
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Playable character 2014 Wii U
Yoshi's Woolly World Cameo as amiibo Yoshi design 2015 Wii U
Super Mario Maker Unlockable Costume 2015 Wii U
Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World Cameo as amiibo Yoshi design 2017 Nintendo 3DS


  • "Goddess Palutena, victory is ours!" - Super Smash Bros. Brawl
    • In the American version, he says "Great Palutena" instead of "Goddess Palutena."
  • "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
Pit; based on 「キューピット」 Kyupiddo (Cupid)
Russian Пит
Korean 피트
Chinese 皮特


  • Pit's redesign from Super Smash Bros. Brawl was re-used in Kid Icarus: Uprising for the Nintendo 3DS developed by Sora Ltd., who also developed Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
  • Pit is is the only fighter in Super Smash Bros. Brawl that does not appear on his own Final Smash Trophy.



  1. ^ "In bringing [Pit] to Super Smash Bros. Brawl, I [Masahiro Sakurai] designed him imagining, 'if the series had continued and he had evolved with it over these long years, what kind of character would he be?' " Promotional e-mail from Nintendo for Kid Icarus: Uprising. SmashWiki. Retrieved September 6, 2015.