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At least I'm beautiful.

—Pseudo-Palutena's last words upon defeat in Chapter 24.

Parutena Modoki (Mock Palutena)
First Appearance: Kid Icarus: Uprising (2012)
Latest Appearance:

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)



Gender: Female
Race: Pseudo-goddess
Homeland: N/A
Affiliated Faction: None
Other Allies: Dyntos
Status: Deceased (defeated by Pit)
Voiced By: English:
Ali Hillis

Aya Hisakawa

  • Kid Icarus: Uprising

Pseudo-Palutena is the false version of Palutena seen during the events of Kid Icarus: Uprising, and was created by Dyntos for one of his trials in Chapter 24: The Three Trials. Unlike the past battle with Palutena, she doesn't have Chaos Kin lingering above her, and must be attacked directly.



Japanese variant

At first, Pseudo-Palutena appears to look the same as Palutena appearance-wise. As the battle progresses, her true face is revealed, being rather vile and disgusting, looking like a comical zombie. Her skin tone is a slight purple, her face being the most dramatic change in her appearance. She has one mostly closed eye, while the other is creepily wide open. She also has a long tongue and the letter "P" written backwards in English games or the kanji "オレ" (Ore meaning "Me") in Japanese games on her forehead.

Powers and Abilities

While the true extent of Pseudo-Palutena's power is never shown, it shows the same powers that Palutena herself uses to attack Pit in Chapter 20, Palutena's Temple.

Kid Icarus: Uprising

Concept art of Pseudo-Palutena.

After defeating Magnus and Dark Lord Gaol for the second time, Pit discovers his next opponent is Palutena. After a brief bit of banter with Dyntos, Pit believes she is just another copy created by the god, so he then tries to communicate with Palutena and discovers she is not answering.

Pit reluctantly attacks Palutena, who sounds much more violent then normal. After a few hits, she reveals her true face as "Pseudo-Palutena" and continues the fight. The second phase commences and increases the difficulty of the boss as her array of attacks increases.

After the battle, Palutena "wakes up", and believes she has fallen asleep during Pit's trial. It is revealed during the battle against the Great Sacred Treasure that Dyntos put Palutena to sleep temporarily and created Pseudo-Palutena to make it seem like Pit was fighting the actual goddess herself.

Idol Description

A twisted version of Palutena created by Dyntos as a joke. During the appearance of Pseudo-Palutena, Dyntos put the real goddess to sleep miles away. This amazing feat is evidence that Dyntos's power exceeds even that of Hades.


"Die already!"

"Feel the shame!"

"You are nothing!"

Super Smash Bros. series

Pseudo-Palutena appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. Her trophy also made an appearance in the "Super Smash Bros. for Wii U: 50-Fact Extravaganza" video as part of the Trophy Quiz. In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Pseudo-Palutena appears as a spirit.

Trophy Descirption

NA Version: A creation of Dyntos, the god of the forge, this distorted version of Palutena will attack Pit verbally and physically. Destroying her illusion of beauty only makes her more aggressive. Dyntos put the real Paluena to sleep during battle, forcing Pit to tackle this creature alone.

PAL Version: A fake Palutena that Dyntos, god of the forge, made for a laugh. Her face is...just...vile, and she's less than polite to Pit. While Pseudo-Palutena is on the scene, the real Palutena is elsewhere, sleeping soundly. That was Dyntos' work too, actually. He is seriously crafty!


  • Pseudo, coming from Greek, means false or alternate. This prefix is a perfect fit for Dyntos' creation, revealing that Pseudo-Palutena is not a real goddess, but rather a fraudulent one.

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

Kid Icarus: Uprising enemies and bosses
Underworld Army ArminBelunkaBlusterBoogityBrawny ClawsBumbledropClubberskullCollinCommylooseCoralCrawlerDaphneDark Lord GaolEggplant WizardErinusFire WyrmFort OinkFrozumGanewmedeGirinGloomerangGreat ReaperGuttlerGyrazerHadesHades's HeartHandoraHewdrawIgniotKeronKomaytoLeoxMagmooMedusaMega MusselMerenguyMikMinosMonoeyeMonolithMonomiknoseNettlerOctosOrnePandoraParamushPetribomberPhilsPlutonPorcuspineReaperRemoblamShelboShemumShildeenShootflyShripShulmSinistewSkuttlerSnongSnowmanSpecknoseSplinStackjawSyrenTempura WizardThanatosTortolunkTrailtailTwinbellowsUnderworld GatekeeperVakloomWave AnglerZik & ZakZureeZurret
Forces of Nature ArlonBadootBladerBoom StomperBumpety BombCacawCaptain FlareClobblerCragalancheDibble DopFlageForces of Nature GuardHugwormJitterthugLethiniumLunar Sanctum Control CenterLurchthornMahvaMeebaMegontaMudroneNutskiParashooterPew PewPipPhosphoraReset BombReset Bomb PodSkreetleToxiecapTrynamiteUrgleZert
Aurum Aurum BrainAurum CoreAurum CloneAurum GeneratorAurum PyrrhonBagloBiotaBlitClaxisDohzJyokKolmaNukleenPlixoQuoilRezdaRozSioTaklaxTribyteXonemeZaurumZrink
Palutena's Army CenturionCenturion KnightCenturion StrongarmJuggernautPalutenaPit's Body
Chaos Kin Chaos KinShadow Pit
Other Enemies Chariot MasterDark PitGreat Sacred TreasureMagnusMimicutiePhoenixPseudo-PalutenaSoufleeSoul-Eating MonsterSpace KrakenSpace PiratesTreasurefish