Pyra

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Pyra
SSBU Pyra.jpg
Species Blade
First appearance Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (2017, Xenoblade Chronicles series)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2021, Mario-related media)
Latest portrayal Skye Bennett (English)
Shino Shimoji (Japanese)
“Sorry, Rex. I couldn't tell you. Because... ...I got an invitation to join Smash!”
Pyra, "One Day, Pyra Just Disappeared" trailer for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Pyra is one of the main characters from Xenoblade Chronicles 2. She is a Blade, which are personifications of weapons used by Drivers in the world of Alrest, more specifically an Aegis (or Legendary Blade) that can be wielded by the game's main protagonist, Rex. She was created by Mythra as a different personality of her. Pyra uses a variety of flame-based powers in combat, whereas Mythra uses light-based powers. Both her and Mythra are set to be released as a singular 2-in-1 downloadable fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

History[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

XenobladeEmblem.png
Super Smash Bros. character
Pyra
SSBU Pyra Mythra.png
Game appearances
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (DLC)
Special moves
Final Smash:  Burning Sword

On February 17, 2021, during a Nintendo Direct, both Pyra and Mythra were announced as the fighters for Challenger Pack 9 for the Fighters Pass Vol. 2 in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. They are set to release sometime in March. Their reveal trailer features Rex (the protagonist from Xenoblade Chronicles 2) searching for Pyra, only to find her excitedly announce that she received a Super Smash Bros. invitation letter. Rex laments that he thought he was going to be the next fighter. A follow-up Direct showcasing Pyra and Mythra's moves in-depth, and announcement for their official release date is scheduled for March 4th, 2021.

Pyra and Mythra function as one character, with players having the option to switch back and forth between them, similar to how Zelda and Sheik functioned in Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Pyra's moves include Smash Flare, a slash attack similar to Roy's Flare Blade; Flame Nova, a spinning attack that emits fire; Prominence Revolt, where Pyra leaps into the air and crashes back down creating a burst of fire; and Blazing End, a projectile attack that sets an opponent on fire on contact. Pyra's Final Smash is Burning Sword, in which Rex appears and the two create a pillar of fire that burns and launches opponents.[1]

Prior to being revealed as fighters, both Pyra and Mythra were Legend-class support spirits. Pyra's spirit battle involves fighting Lucina in a red costume, representing Pyra, and Shulk, representing Rex, on the Battlefield form of Halberd. When equipped, Pyra's spirit increases the damage dealt on Assist Trophies.

Spirit information[edit]

# Name Image Series / game Type Class Strength / effect(s) How to obtain Spirit battle
Opponent(s) Battle conditions Stage Song
967 Pyra SSBU Pyra Spirit.png Xenoblade Chronicles Series Support (1) Legend Assist Killer Anna's Emporium; Spirit Board Lucina, Curry Shulk Rule: Item: Fire Bar
Hazard: Lava Floor
  • The floor is lava
  • The enemy's melee weapons have increased power
Halberd (Battlefield) Still, Move Forward!

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ホムラ
Homura
From 「焔」 (homura, "flame"), can also be used as a feminine given name.
German Pyra Pyra
Russian Пайра
Payra
Transliteration of the English name
Korean 호무라
Homula
Transliteration of the Japanese name
Chinese
Yàn
"Flame"; Literal translation of the Japanese name

Trivia[edit]

  • Like female Corrin and Bayonetta in the series, Pyra's design added some skin tights covering her legs in her in-game model and artwork. Unlike her counterpart Mythra who received the same treatment like her in-game spirit, Pyra's in-game spirit has never been modified to add skin tights covering her legs.

References[edit]

Pyra coverage on other NIWA wikis:
  1. ^ Super Smash Bros. (February 17, 2021). Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – One Day, Pyra Just Disappeared - Nintendo Switch. YouTube. Retrieved February 17, 2021.