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—Pit's first line in Uprising.

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First Appearance: Kid Icarus (1986)
Latest Appearance:

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U (2014)


The Captain of Palutena's Guard

Gender: Male
Race: Angel
Homeland: Skyworld
Affiliated Faction: Palutena's Army
Other Allies: Dark Pit (sometimes), Viridi (sometimes), Magnus, Poseidon, Dyntos, Zeus, Nurse, Don, Crow, Light Team
Status: Alive
Voiced By: English:
Alessandro Juliani

Lani Minella

Troy Lund[1]

Antony Del Rio

Minami Takayama

  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl
  • Kid Icarus: Uprising
  • Kid Icarus 3D Anime
  • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

Pit (ピット Pitto) is the main protagonist of the Kid Icarus series, first appearing in Kid Icarus for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1987 (1986 on the Famicom), followed by an appearance in Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters for the Game Boy in 1991. Other than a handful of cameos in other Nintendo games, Pit did not make a major appearance again until the release of Super Smash Bros. Brawl, seventeen years after Of Myths and Monsters, in which he was one of the first newcomers shown and one of the starter characters.

Pit is Palutena's most loyal servant, as well as the captain of her army. He is sometimes erroneously referred to as "Kid Icarus" in reference to the English title of the series. Pit is always armed with his trusty bow and arrows and prefers ranged combat, though he has demonstrated a fair amount of melee capability.



A younger Pit as seen in Medusa's Revenge.

In earlier games, Pit appeared as a very young-looking, cherubic angel wearing a simple white chiton with a pair of sandals, and metal cuffs. He had short brown hair, and small white wings that are incapable of flight. In Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters and beyond, he dons a gold laurel crown. Since his reappearance in Brawl, he was given a major redesign by Masahiro Sakurai. Pit now looks to be about 13 years of age[2], with a height around 160 cm (5'3") tall[3]. Sakurai redesigned Pit as if he had been developed through his series, comparing Pit to Link from The Legend of Zelda series as a guide for Pit's current look, including the approval of Pit's creator[4]. The modern design has blue eyes and many tufts in Pit's hair including a single unruly cowlick. His chiton remains white, now decorated with red and gold hems with vine-like patterns. It is fastened on the shoulder by a single gold fibula with a red stone or glass embedded in it, along with a loose scarf. He wears the outfit with a brown belt and a gold triangular buckle. Pit also appears to wear a skin-tight navy undershirt and shorts beneath. The angel has a pair of brown and gold metal bracers on his wrists, a gold bracelet on his upper left arm, and another gold ring on his right thigh. Pit's sandals are brown, decorated with crossing beige bands and fuzzy white trims.


I fight for all creatures living and breathing! I fight for all departed souls still hanging in limbo! But most of all, I fight for Lady Palutena, the goddess of light! And it's in all their names that I will crush you, Lord of the Underworld! I won't let you desecrate another soul!

—Pit's final words to Hades.

Pit's various expressions from Uprising.

Pit is generally a goodhearted and heroic character, possessing a strong sense of justice. He believes in protecting humanity and the heavens from those that seek their destruction. The angel is also very upbeat no matter what the situation, which certain characters, including both foe and ally, can find it a nuisance at times. Pit has a notable humorous side, and he likes to frequently banter, crack jokes, make outrageous puns, and constantly break the fourth wall. He has made references to other Nintendo games such as Dr. Mario, Metroid, Super Smash Bros., and Nintendogs.

His loyalty to Palutena is unmatched, as he's shown to take great pride in serving under the goddess. As a sign of respect and devotion, he always addresses her as "Lady Palutena". Pit even openly states the main reason he fights in the first place is because of her. Also, in many of his speeches towards the enemy, he always mentions fighting under Palutena's name. However, his absolute trust and dependence on the goddess of light has shown to be double-edged sword, as it gives a boost to Pit's courage and morale, but these will all falter if she is not present.

Besides his loyalty to Palutena, Pit's substantial amount of compassion makes him stand out from the rest of the characters. He is one of the few to feel empathy for humans and hold an optimistic view on them. He believes humans are special in a way that they have "heart" unlike other living beings - they are the only ones to show faith and devotion towards the gods. Pit's great kindness seems to allow him to see the good in most people, even in those that have committed heinous acts. Despite Viridi's actions of trying to wipe out humanity, it is clear Pit does not view her a bad person as he held no ill will towards her. Pit appears to feel the same towards his dark counterpart even though Dark Pit made attempts to destroy him in the past. Pit even displayed some anger and grief for his long-time enemy, Medusa, when Hades brutally killed her off for her disobedience. The angel is also incredibly selfless, as he will go to great lengths to help or save others. One notable case is when he rescues Dark Pit from the clutches of the Chaos Kin by reactivating the already exhausted power of flight. Despite knowing the risks, Pit goes through with it, resulting in him almost getting killed by the heroic act. Pit's compassionate side does have its limits, as he has no qualms using lethal force when necessary.

Although not the smartest angel around, he is shown to be quite knowledgeable with video games, particularly from other Nintendo franchises. Even Viridi was impressed by his "gaming IQ", and called him a "video game historian". Pit possesses a large appetite, claiming he always goes for seconds and thirds. He seemingly eats almost anything regardless of where it comes from (such as the floor), but seems to have a preference for junk food. Overall, his mind never seems to be too far from food, even during battles. He is shown to be a devout lover of hot springs, which Palutena (and once, Viridi) will occasionally conjure up for him. Pit strongly follows the "angel's code of conduct" to the point he even refuses to remove his clothes when entering water. However, the truth behind this is because the angel is frugal and wants to save on laundry. Pit is also very strong-willed, which is displayed by his strongly deterministic attitude. This in turn appears to have given him a powerful and nearly-unbreakable spirit, as the Chariot Master claims he has a "deep reservoir of strength". Pit has a low tolerance for poor attitude, as he states to Pandora's nonchalant behavior that he can take anything but indifference.

Pit is childish, gullible and naive. He is unfortunately not the brightest either (but he can still have his moments). Pit openly claims he never learned how to read (but this could just be a joke the writers added for humor), and has trouble understanding complex vocabulary used by Palutena. Some characters even sarcastically insult his intelligence, and his inability to detect sarcasm makes things easier for others. Ironically, Pit can sometimes make sarcastic statements himself. Pit is also sometimes oversensitive, especially when someone brings up the topic regarding his inability to fly, or when someone insults his goddess. He can even come off slightly narcissistic at times, believing he is an attractive-looking person. However, he can become insecure when being compared to someone else with better looks. According to Palutena, Pit embarrasses easily, and Pit himself admits he gets stage fright. Despite his position as captain of an army, he seems to strongly prefer working alone (with the exception of Palutena), as Pit shows reluctance whenever someone offers help, and the angel states that he doesn't need his or her assistance. Regardless of Pit's quirky and sometimes immature behavior, Palutena and the centurions view him as a respectable servant and captain.

However, the existence of Dark Pit may indicate Pit is not always as kind and friendly as he appears.


Despite being a flightless angel, Pit is still a skilled and versatile fighter. Pit is commonly described to be the most powerful warrior of Palutena's Army. He regularly fights entire armies and towering monsters single-handedly. He has defeated other skilled warriors such as Phosphora and Magnus, and powerful gods like Medusa and Hades. Viridi even states he is destructive as a hundred Reset Bombs, and Magnus compliments he's the only member of his own army to be able to pull his own weight. Even the mighty Hades views Pit as a worthy opponent.

Pit originally started out as an archer that mainly specialized in using the bow, but over the years he has become more experienced with using various weapons like the Blade, Claws, Cannon, and Staff. The angel has no actual magical powers of his own, but he can utilize abilities known as Powers which are granted by Palutena. Although Pit has access to numerous weapon classes, he has preference for bows, specifically the Palutena Bow, which is also his signature weapon. Apart from the various weapons he wields, Pit is also skilled in driving the various vehicles of the gods such as Exo Tanks, Cherubots, Aether Rings, and even the legendary Lightning Chariot. Despite having seen some of these vehicles only once, Pit quickly learns to master each of them, showing he is a fast learner.

Even though Pit has a childish appearance, he seems to possess great physical strength, and is capable of utilizing massive weapons like the Arm, Clubs or Cannons. Pit has a surprisingly high level of endurance, having survived injuries that would have proved fatal to other beings. Over the course of the game, Pit has been burned, electrocuted, frozen, eaten alive, fallen from the sky on multiple occasions, even had his wings burned off and left near death. Pit engaged the Chaos Kin in an aerial dogfight, fighting his way through 13 waves of replicated enemies from every faction, fought the Chaos Kin again on foot and showed no signs of tiring.


Kid Icarus

Pit as he appears in Kid Icarus.
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At the beginning of the first game, Pit began as a young angel boy, trapped in the Underworld. Palutena, the Goddess of Light, had been imprisoned, so she entrusted Pit with a magical Bow and the duty of gathering the Three Sacred Treasures, defeating the Goddess of Darkness, Medusa, and saving Angel Land. Pit must journey through the Underworld, Overworld, Skyworld, and finally, the Palace in the Sky in order to gather the Three Sacred Treasures and free Palutena.

Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters

Pit as he appears in Of Myths and Monsters.

In Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters, Pit is charged with training for the defense of Angel Land, after Palutena foresees an invasion of demons led by a monster called Orcos. The training involves the Three Sacred Treasures, which Pit must unite. However, because of a dire emergency, Palutena had entrusted the Three Sacred Treasures to the fortress guardians. To prevent Orcos's invasion, Pit must once again obtain the Three Sacred Treasures.

Manual Description

The main character of the game. He has has been ordered on a mission by Palutena.

Kid Icarus: Uprising

Concept art of Pit.

Single Player

Pit learns quickly from Palutena that the Underworld Army had come forth, signalling Medusa's return. At Palutena's request, Pit leaves Skyworld using the Power of Flight and heads to That First Town, where he finds that the humans haven't lost hope and are cheering the return of the Goddess of Light. Pit fights through the town and defeats Twinbellows. Pit then heads off to Dark Lord Gaol's Castle to aid the humans in their battles against the Underworld Army and meets Magnus, a powerful human whom he teams up with to defeat Gaol, but finds that Gaol was actually a human woman. Later, Medusa sends the Underworld Army straight to Skyworld, and Pit heads out to defeat Hewdraw in That Burning Town. Then, Palutena sends Pit to the Reaper Fortress to disable the obscurity the Reapers were using to hide Pandora. He continues on to defeat the Great Reaper, thus completing his mission.

Having found Pandora's Labyrinth of Deceit, Palutena sends Pit there next but both encounter mind-boggling troubles within the labyrinth. Once he reaches his destination, Palutena later explains that they're looking for the Mirror of Truth, an object that creates a copy of whomever looks into it, and that the Underworld is using it to duplicate monsters. Pit reaches Pandora and defeats her once, and she shows him the Mirror of Truth, which he destroys it. However, just as he does, the Mirror casts a reflection of him and creates Dark Pit. Instead of following Pandora's orders, Dark Pit hits her and teams up with Pit to defeat her. However, as soon as she falls, Dark Pit knocks Pit back and absorbs Pandora's remnants, gaining the ability to fly indefinitely. Palutena tracks Dark Pit down and sends Pit after him, fearing that he may be allied with the Underworld Army, but an exchange between Dark Pit and Medusa reveals that he has no intentions of aligning himself with her. Pit follows him to a location of ruins then battles him and Dark Pit retreats.

Palutena and Pit return to the focus of defeating Medusa and he heads for the Seafloor Palace, meeting Poseidon along the way before he enters the palace to defeat Thanatos, who has the Underworld Key, a gem that allows the owner to travel into the Underworld. Pit defeats him and claims the key, but learns from Palutena that he'll need the Three Sacred Treasures to challenge Medusa along with the fact that said weapons were stolen by the Space Pirates. Pit goes to retrieve them before the Underworld Army can, defeating the Pirates and a Space Kraken.

Pit then dons the Three Sacred Treasures and heads to the Underworld, fighting through both her usual minions and souls crafted to resemble Twinbellows, Hewdraw, and Pandora, before finally challenging her to a battle. Pit defeats her and returns to Skyworld, believing his battle is over, but Hades, the true lead of the Underworld reveals himself as the mastermind behind Medusa's resurrection and the invasion. Pit changes targets to Hades and heads to a volcanic area to fight off the Underworld Army, only to find that Hades was after the Wish Seed, an object that the Phoenix was guarding. The angel goes to defeat the Phoenix, despite learning that the Wish Seed was a fake, sparking a beacon to the humans that the Phoenix had been beaten. Hades uses the beacon as an opportunity to alert the humans that the Wish Seed had been stolen, leading to a great war between them for the chance to get it.

Pit embarks to survey the damage and see if he can find a way to stop the chaotic fighting, but is quickly cut off by the actions of Viridi, the Goddess of Nature and the leader of the Forces of Nature, who sends a Reset Bomb to wipe out the warring humans due to their reckless behavior and the ways they destroy the earth. Pit enters the area affected by the Reset Bomb to find it covered in dense vegetation. He frees the few human survivors and tracks down Cragalanche, a servant of Viridi. Pit defeats it and returns to Skyworld. Viridi's actions cause the war to become even greater as she too has joined the fray. Pit goes to the Reset Bomb Depot to put a stop to Viridi's production of her ultimate weapons, and despite her avid protests and sending of her Forces of Nature to get in his way, he destroys the depot. Later, he heads to the Lunar Sanctum to challenge Arlon, one of Viridi's high-ranking followers, only to be ambushed by Dark Pit while there. Pit triumphs over both adversaries and effectively blows up the Lunar Sanctum, unknowingly freeing a creature. Pit then heads to defeat Phosphora, another of Viridi's loyal followers, putting a large dent in Viridi's plans.

However, before they can do anything else, Hades, Viridi, and Palutena find that their world is under attack by a mysterious race of aliens known as the Aurum, and Palutena sends Pit to deal with the threat before they destroy everything. The three sides make a temporary alliance to stop the Aurum. Pit, with a little help from Pyrrhon, the self-proclaimed Sun God, destroys the Aurum. However, Pyrrhon betrays them and fuses with the Aurum Brain. Fortunately, he still makes his way back to Aurum Pyrrhon and defeats him, causing an end to the Aurum invasion.

Suddently, Pit finds himself having been turned into a ring of sorts. A girl comes across the ring and put it on, causing Pit to take control of her. He finds that a nearby human town is under attack and sees the Centurions among the chaos, then decides to investigate. However, the girl trips and falls, losing the ring, and it is picked up by a dog. Using the dog, he hurries to the town and finds that his body is attacking the town, much to his confusion. He then finds Magnus, who seems reluctant to take the ring, but Magnus eventually puts it on. The two then find out Pit has taken control of Magnus's body and they can communicate, so Magnus explains that three years had gone by since they met, and Palutena had apparently disappeared for a time, and later returned with her army and attacked humanity. The two then decide to work together to defeat Pit's Body.

Viridi retrieves Pit and sends him to Skyworld, where he discovers that his home had been ruined by Underworld. Palutena tells him that she was sick of dealing with the humans and prevents the angel from entering her temple with a force field. Pit retreats to Viridi for the time being and then goes to obtain the Lightning Chariot, to use it to break through the barrier surrounding Palutena's Temple. After battling its former master, Pit successfully takes it and breaks into the temple, finding that Palutena had been possessed by the Chaos Kin. Pit defeats it and frees her, but the Chaos Kin steals her soul and disappear within the Chaos Vortex. Dark Pit shows up, claiming that the two needed to rescue Palutena's soul.

Pit heads into the Chaos Vortex to pursue the Chaos Kin, only to have it trap him within an endurance battle between him and itself. Dark Pit shows up later to help him, and the two defeat the Chaos Kin and restore Palutena's soul to her body. However, the remnants of the Chaos Kin capture Dark Pit and send him off the edge of the platform. Pit immediately jumps after him and begs Viridi to let him fly. Viridi refuses, telling him that it would cause his wings to catch fire. Pit doesn't care, realizing that the Chaos Kin was only going to destroy Dark Pit, and Viridi reluctantly gives him the Power of Flight. Pit catches Dark Pit and Viridi sends them back to Skyworld with Palutena, and they find that Pit's wings have been badly burned. Palutena cradles his unconscious body, lamenting the state of her captain.

In payment for saving his life, Dark Pit heads to the Rewind Spring in order to restore Pit's wings, only to find along the way that Hades had been using souls not only to craft his army, but also as a meal. Dark Pit eventually reaches the spring, where he battles a resurrected Pandora. After defeating her, Dark Pit dips the unconscious angel's wings into the spring, restoring his wings and reviving Pit. He dons the Three Sacred Treasures once again and heads out to confront Hades, but Hades destroys the holy armaments and swallows the angel. Pit fights his way though Hades's bowels until he comes across the god's heart, which he defeats. Dark Pit then saves him using the Lightning Chariot and Palutena retrieves them both.

Having lost the Three Sacred Treasures, Palutena sends Pit to the god who created them, Dyntos. Once there, Dyntos challenges Pit to pass three trials, involving Pit's proving himself by defeating recreations of former enemies and bosses along with the new weapon itself. Pit triumphs and claims the Great Sacred Treasure. Pit uses it to head out and confront Hades once more, and manages to weaken the god. Unfortunately, Hades destroys the Great Sacred Treasure and prepares an attack that will kill Pit, but a revived Medusa shows up and stops him before he destroys her. Palutena instructs Pit to take the cannon of the Great Sacred Treasure and focuses her power to charge it as Viridi gives Pit the Power of Flight. Once the charge is complete, Pit fires it and defeats Hades, bringing the war to an end. Pit then flies over the nearby land to check on its state, reflecting on the battle. While he is doing so, Dark Pit joins him, also using the Power of Flight, and Pit heads to follow him toward the horizon before flying off on his own higher into the heavens as the credits roll.


Pit is also playable in Together Mode, but only in Light vs Dark. He will appear when the last Fighter on the Light Team is defeated when the life gauge depletes.

Idol Descriptions

Our hero and the captain of Palutena's personal guard. Pit is a powerful warrior despite his youthful appearance. Wielding many new weapons and gifts from Palutena, Pit is no longer limited to the bow of his past adventures.

Pit (Rallying Cry)
Pit strikes this pose when trying to look cool, especially when yelling at Underworld fiends. He put so much time into creating it, even bosses are supportive of the effort.

Pit (Wingless)
Pit suffers the mortal injury of losing his wings after exceeding the limits of the power of flight to rescue Dark Pit from deep within the Chaos Vortex. Almost reunited with Palutena after three years, fate keeps them apart.

Pit (Revived)
Pit after the recovery of his wings in the Rewind Spring. To transport him there, Dark Pit has to first fly through the Underworld, finding the spring, which allows Palutena to transport Pit to that very same spot.

Pit (Injured)
Hades shatters the Great Sacred Treasure with one vicious clap. Pit takes the brunt of the damage, unable to rise and fight. Yet just as Hades moves to strike the final blow, an unlikely ally appears.

Pit (Victory)
After Hades's ultimate destruction, Pit's exclamation of "Victory!" isn't inspired by the thrill of defeating his nemesis or the gratitude he feels for Palutena. Rather, it is a spontaneous expression of joy and relief.

Super Smash Bros. Series

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Pit only makes a cameo appearance in this game as one of the numerous trophies.

Trophy Description

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?
Kid Icarus (7/87)

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

More in-depth article at SmashWiki: Pit (SSBB)
Pit as he appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Pit is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and is available as one of the starter characters. He was one of the first newcomers announced at E3 2006.

His special attacks, other than his side special, are inspired by the Three Sacred Treasures. His specials are the Palutena's Arrow, Angel Ring, Wings of Pegasus, and the Mirror Shield. After obtaining the power of the Smash Ball, Pit can use his Final Smash: Palutena's Army, to call upon a swarm of Centurions to attack his opponents. His main weapon is called the "Sacred Bow of Palutena" and has the added new feature of being able to split into dual swords (a trait that would carry on to its appearance in Uprising). Pit uses both swords and bow for his aerial, standard and smash attacks, changing the weapon between three different forms to attack. The bow is also used as the symbol as representation for the Kid Icarus series.

Pit is one of three characters possessing wings, so he is capable of gliding. The other two are Meta Knight and Charizard.

This is also the first game in which Pit has a speaking voice. In the Japanese version, he is voiced by Minami Takayama, while in the English version he is voiced by Lani Minella.

Pit currently ranks at 17th out of 38 characters on the tier list, but has held higher spots in the past.

Role in the Subspace Emissary

In the Subspace Emissary, Pit is first seen watching Mario and Kirby battling on a stadium through a magical pool in Skyworld. When he sees the stadium get engulfed by Subspace, Palutena appears and sends him to defeat the Subspace army, giving him his bow. Pit soon meets Mario, who was knocked out of the stadium by Petey Piranha, the act of which turned him into a trophy before he landed in the Sea of Clouds near Skyworld. Pit and Mario quickly team up and set out to defeat the Subspace army. They eventually form a larger party of fighters with Link, Yoshi and Kirby, which joins up with other characters later in the story.

Eventually, all the characters, with the exception of Luigi, Ness and King Dedede (and Sonic, who only appears at the end, as well as Jigglypuff, Toon Link, and Wolf, the three of whom are absent from the storyline altogether) join up and invade the Subspace, only to get turned into trophies by Tabuu. However, he and most of the others are rescued by King Dedede, Luigi and Ness, who had been absent in the invasion. Pit takes part in the final battle against Tabuu with all the other characters.

Trophy Descriptions


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.
Kid Icarus, 1987

Palutena's Army

Pit's Final Smash. An image of the goddess Palutena appears, heralding
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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!

Pit's special moves in Brawl
Neutral Special Palutena's Arrow
Side Special Angel Ring
Down Special Mirror Shield
Up Special Wings of Icarus
Final Smash Palutena's Army

Pit's palette swaps.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

Captain of Lady Palutena's Guard

—Pit's title from the Boxing Ring stage.

More in-depth article at SmashWiki: Pit (SSB4)
Pit as he appears in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.

Pit returns in the latest instalments of the popular series as a starter veteran. He was the first Brawl-originated veteran to be announced back in E3 2013. His slightly updated appearance and new moves are inspired as seen in Kid Icarus: Uprising. He now has the Upperdash Arm, Guardian Orbitars, and Power of Flight as his new specials. Pit also gained a new Final Smash, which is now the Three Sacred Treasures. However, he lost the ability to glide, as the technique has been removed from the games.

If a player uses Pit's down taunt on the Palutena's Temple stage in the Wii U version, it will activate Palutena's Guidance.

Antony Del Rio, who portrayed Pit in Kid Icarus: Uprising returned to voice him in this game, but was left uncredited.

Trophy Descriptions

Pit (3DS/Wii U)
NA Version: Pit is the captain of Palutena's royal guard. Despite having 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!

PAL Version: Despite being an angel with wings and all that jazz, Pit can't fly without a little bit of help from his favourite goddess, Palutena. In this game, he's good at both close and ranged combat, and can even deflect projectiles. On top of that, with a high-flying up special and the ability to jump four times in mid-air. He's also got great recovery skills.

Pit (Alt.) (3DS/Wii U)
NA Version: 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.

PAL Version: Pit's Upperdash Arm special launches him forwards to strike with an uppercut. It's so powerful, it can deliver an instant KO! If you accidentally dash off the stage with it, one of his up special will get you back on easily. His Palutena Bow special can be charged up, shot straight up into the air, and you can even guide the arrows mid-flight!

Three Sacred Treasures (Wii U)
NA Version: The Arrow of Light, the Wings of Pegasus, and the Mirror Shield—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.

PAL Version: The Arrow of Light, the Wings of Pegasus and the Mirror Shield - three legendary artifacts that Pit once used to defeat the evil Medusa. And when you activate his Final Smash, he can use them in this game too! After firing a medley of different bow attacks, his final shot makes powerful light pillars rain down on the battlefield.

Pit (Eggplant) (3DS)
NA Version: Let's squash a misconception right now—there is nothing worse than being turned into an eggplant. Just lettuce tell you, being hit by an eggplant bomb is humiliating. It leafs you without without mushroom to manuever and also makes you a laughing stalk of your friends.

PAL Version: Maybe you think there's something worse than being turned into an eggplant, but we're going to squash that misconception right now. Lettuce tell you, being hit by an eggplant bomb is awful. Not only does it leave you without mushroom to manoeuvre, but it makes you a giant laughing stalk as well. (We're not sorry.)

Pit's special moves in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
Special Basic Custom 1 Custom 2
Neutral Special Palutena's Arrow Piercing Bow Guiding Bow
Side Special Upperdash Arm Interception Arm Quickdash Arm
Down Special Guardian Orbitars Impact Orbitars Amplifying Orbitars
Up Special Power of Flight Striking Flight Breezy Flight
Final Smash Three Sacred Treasures

Pit's palette swaps.

Other Appearances

Captain N: The Game Master

Pit, known as "Kid Icarus" in Captain N.

Pit appeared as one of the main characters in the cartoon, Captain N: The Game Master. Here, he was referred to as "Kid Icarus" and, after initial suspicion, became Kevin's loyal sidekick next to Duke. He was voiced by Alessandro Juniali. Pit is drawn with a comically larger head (with a massive cowlick) in comparison to the rest of his body and is constantly in flight, as though he already possessed the Wings of Pegasus. He has a tendency to append the catchphrase "-icus" to words (and sometimes maximus for large things) and speaks as a young teenager just hitting puberty. No longer satisfied with normally deadly arrows, Pit has a large selection of different projectiles in his quiver with a large variety of functions, and he always seems to have the right one for the job (ranging from saw-bladed arrows to pizza arrows); sometimes, however, he pulls the wrong arrow and simply must make do with whatever he drew. One episode was centered on the plot of Kid Icarus, with the team trying to collect the Three Sacred Treasures. Kid Icarus came from the "Mount Icarus" realm.


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Pit appeared in the official Nintendo version of Tetris, as an instrument player alongside Samus of Metroid fame and several of Nintendo's other characters. In this appearance, he was depicted playing a violin or viola in the ending. This may be a pun on his choice of weapon, as the tool used for playing a stringed instrument is also called a bow.

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F-1 Race

He made a minor cameo, cheering the player on in Course 8.

Kid Icarus 3D Anime

Pit as he appears in Thanatos Rising.

Pit makes an appearances in all three animated shorts, however he plays the role of the protagonist in Thanatos Rising. In this feature, he battles Thanatos and his Underworld forces to prevent them from attacking a human town using a stolen Trojan Horse. In Medusa's Revenge, a small bit about Pit's back story 25 years ago is shown, and later his confrontation with Medusa in Uprising. In Palutena's Revolting Dinner, Pit is tasked to bring tomatoes for Palutena's "vegetable surprise", but a problem caused by his goddess later forces him to fight a group of sentient vegetable monsters.

NES Remix 2

Pit battling Medusa in NES Remix 2.

Pit appears in this game as one of the main playable characters.

Yoshi's Woolly World

Pit does not necessarily appear in this game, but Yoshi can obtain a Pit-inspired costume by scanning his amiibo.

Super Mario Maker

Pit appears as a playable skin exclusive to the Super Mario Bros. style. It can be obtained by scanning the Pit amiibo or unlocked by doing the 100 Mario Challenge. All his sound effects are derived from the original Kid Icarus.



Adult Pit in the best ending of Kid Icarus. Note: This scene was added only in the English localization.
  • There are no angels in Greek mythology, but there is one archer with wings; Pit bears a very striking resemblance to Eros (also known as Cupid in Roman mythology), the god who would inspire love by shooting people with arrows. In popular culture, Eros/Cupid is often depicted as having arrowheads shaped and colored like hearts due to his love motif, and some of Pit's art and his trophy from Super Smash Bros. Melee depict his arrowheads as looking like hearts.
    • Pit's own name seems to be derived from Cupid himself, particularly from the pid part. There is evidence to this as seen in the Japanese version of Uprising as shown in Chapter 11, Viridi mentions that Pit's name (which is ピット Pitto in Japan) is unoriginal because he resembles Cupid (キューピット Kyūpitto).
  • Pit also draws inspiration from Icarus, the figure for whom the series is named. At the end of Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters, Pit flies up toward the sun, and his wings fall off. This alludes to the story of Icarus, whose wax-and-feather wings allowed him to fly, but flew too close to the sun, causing the wax holding the wings together to fall off and plummet to his death. A similar allusion is made in Uprising, when Palutena notes that the power of flight can only sustain Pit for five minutes before his wings burn up, causing him to fall, and he must reach his destination before that happens.
  • Pit also appears to draw inspiration from the legendary Greek hero, Perseus, who was famous for slaying Medusa with the help of Athena.
  • In Super Smash Bros. Melee, Pit appears as a trophy, with the words "Will he ever fight again?" imprinted on it, which could be a foreshadowing of his eventual inclusion in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
  • A romantic interest between Palutena and Pit was implied in the best ending in the original Kid Icarus. While this is not touched upon as much in Uprising, she and Pit are shown to be incredibly close and Palutena is quite protective of him. However, it should be noted that this ending was not in the original Japanese version of Kid Icarus, and was only in the English version, making it possibly not canon.
  • Pit appears to be ambidextrous as he is shown to be capable of using weapons skillfully with either hand. However, he is mainly depicted to be left-handed in the classic Kid Icarus games (as shown in his artwork) and in his Super Smash Bros. appearances (including his Melee trophy), while he is mainly right-handed in Uprising.


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Kid Icarus series characters
Palutena's Army Centurions (Centurion Knight, Centurion Strongarm) • PalutenaPit
Underworld Army Dark Lord GaolHadesHewdrawMedusaPandoraThanatos
Forces of Nature ArlonCragalancheDark PitPhosphoraViridi
Aurum Fleet Aurum Brain (Aurum Pyrrhon)
Space Pirates Space Pirate Captain
Chaos Kin Chaos Kin
Unaffiliated Chariot MasterCrowDogDonDyntosFighterGirlGod of PovertyMagnusNurseOrcosPoseidonPseudo-PalutenaPyrrhonZeus