The Hot Spring is a recurring location of healing in the Kid Icarus series. Here, Pit can relax and recover from his adventures as the Hot Springs will slowly recover his health when he stands in one.
Hot springs first appeared in this adventure, resembling pools of glowing water that replenish Pit's health. These are particularly desired in Fortresses; not only are the enemy forces stronger, but the room can be re-entered at any point, making this location something to be remembered once discovered. Hot Springs will only recover health, it does not cure Pit of the dreaded Eggplant Curse; that's what the friendly Nurse at the Hospital does.
Hot springs return in Kid Icarus: Uprising and serve the same function as in the original adventures, however, a single spring will eventually lose its healing abilities if Pit exploits it too much (this is shown by the water no longer glowing yellow). This time around, the springs also recover any status effects on the angel, but they do not replenish his Powers. A hot spring is first encountered in Gaol's Castle, where Magnus openly expresses confusion about what it does. Later on in Chapter 18: The Ring of Chaos, it is revealed that only angels are healed by the springs; humans are granted no effect. However, if the soul of an angel is in the body of a human, then the latter receives this temporary gift.
- There is a running gag in Uprising of Pit becoming overly excited whenever he encounters a hot spring.
- Despite their importance in Uprising, hot springs do not have their own Idol.