Lightning Chariot

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Lightning Chariot
Type: Vehicle
Specializes In: Speed, Ranged Combat
Strengths: High speed; fire power boosted due to speed
Weaknesses: Overall poor control due to its high speed; limited fire to straight in front of it; no airbags
The Lightning Chariot in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
This article is about the vehicle. For the chapter in Kid Icarus: Uprising, see The Lightning Chariot (chapter).

The Lightning Chariot is a critical item to the storyline of Kid Icarus: Uprising. It is needed by Pit and Viridi to pierce the force field around Palutena's Temple so that they can rescue her from the Chaos Kin. The chariot however, is guarded by the Chariot Master in Chapter 19: The Lightning Chariot, and in order to obtain it, Pit must climb up his tower and defeat him. The chariot is drawn by two unicorns, Phos and Lux, and is entrusted to Pit after the Chariot Master's defeat. Once it has fulfilled its use at Palutena's Temple, Phosphora says that she will look after it. Dark Pit uses it later in the storyline to break open the entrance to the Chaos Vortex, and again in Chapter 23 to rescue Pit after the battle with Hades's Heart, and it is extracted to Skyworld along with the two angels.

Despite Pit earning the chariot and the Chariot Master specifically entrusting his steeds to the angel, it eventually fell under Viridi's command, presumably alongside Dark Pit.

The Lightning Chariot also appears as Pit's Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, working similar to Dragoon.


The chariot is mainly bright red in color, decorated with numerous gold ornaments. The unicorns themselves are a bluish-white with pink-colored manes and tails. They also have horns made of yellow quartz-like crystals, and their hooves resemble lightning bolts.

Idol Description

One of the Chariot Master's most prized possessions, the Lightning Chariot blazes through the heavens at the slightest pull of the its unicorns' reins. Its extreme speed is matched only by the destructive shots fired from the unicorns horns.


  • The two unicorns, Phos and Lux, both translate to "light" in Greek and Latin respectively.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
French Le quadrige foudroyant
Éclair et Argent
The Lightning-fast Quadriga
Flash and Silver
German Der Streitwagen des Blitzes
Phos und Lux
The Chariot of Lightning
Italian La Biga del Fulmine
Fulgor e Lumen
The Chariot of Lightning
"Fulgor" means "shine". "Lumen" is Latin for "light"
Spanish El carro de luz
Lumen y Photos
The Chariot of Light
From Latin and Greek for "light"

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