File:Iampit.oggI am Pit, servant of the goddess of light!

— Pit



File:Palutena Mini Icon.png Palutena's Army


Captain of Palutena's Guard




Pit (ピット Pitto) is the protagonist of the Kid Icarus series. He first appeared in Kid Icarus for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1986, followed by an appearance in Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters for the Game Boy in 1991. Other than a handful of cameos, Pit didn't make another major appearance until the release of Super Smash Bros. Brawl in 2008, and again in the 2012 Nintendo 3DS title Kid Icarus: Uprising.

Pit is Palutena's most loyal servant, as well as the captain of her royal bodyguards. He is sometimes erroneously referred to as "Kid Icarus" due to confusing his name with the English title of the series.

He is voiced by Antony Del Rio in the English version of Uprising, Troy Lund in the E3 2010 trailer and early demos for Uprising, Lani Minella in Brawl, and Minami Takayama in the Japanese version of both games.


Physical Appearance

In earlier games, Pit appeared as a young, Putto-like 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. From Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters and beyond, he dons a laurel crown.

Since his reappearance in Brawl, he was given a major redesign by Masahiro Sakurai. Pit now looks to be 13 years old,[1] and stands at around 5'3" (160 cm[2]). He has large blue eyes and fluffy brown hair. His chiton is now decorated with red and gold hems on the bottom. It is fastened on the shoulder by a golden fibula with a red gem in the center. He wears the outfit with a brown belt that has silver lining the edges and a gold, triangular buckle on his waist. Pit also wears navy blue tights beneath his chiton. The angel now has a pair of bronze and gold cuffs around his forearms, and singular gold rings on his upper left arm and right thigh. His brown sandals are decorated with crossing, beige bands, and are edged at the top with white fur.


Pit is peppy and chipper, and like many Nintendo protagonists, he is fearless and heroic. He has no problem fighting against monsters many times his size and is always ready to help the humans when they are in need. The angel has a notable humorous side and enjoys cracking jokes and bantering with Palutena. Pit is also very confident, which makes him bit of a show-off at times. He can, however, become a little reckless due to his gung-ho and naive personality, which causes him to get into trouble at times. Nonetheless, Pit is a good-hearted and friendly character. He is described by Viridi as "insufferably upbeat"[3] and by Dark Pit as "annoyingly cheerful."[4] He is also shown to be moderately gullible at times, often believing Palutena's words to be true even when she is joking.

His trust in Palutena is absolute, but he is shown to be somewhat nervous on his own, such as during the ascent of the Lightning Tower. Without Palutena to back him up, he steadily becomes quieter and quieter. While in Hades's body, Pit also tries to replicate Palutena's helpful dialogue as she can't contact him. He becomes very self-conscious doing this, but it helps to reassure him.


Despite being a flightless angel, Pit is still a skilled and versatile fighter. He 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, such as the Blade, Claws, and Cannon.

He has a very high level of durability, as his body was capable of taking Magnus's powerful blows and attacks. In Uprising, Pit mentions that he's "spent this entire game getting shot at,"[5] showcasing his durability against the Underworld Army and the like.

Also, as the Captain of Palutena's Guard, he has demonstrated good leadership skills. Despite Pit's extreme dependence and trust in Palutena, he's capable of coming up with ideas and strategies on his own, as shown from battling Hades's Heart or when battling Pseudo-Palutena when the real Palutena was asleep.



Kid Icarus

In the original Kid Icarus, Pit begins as a young angel boy trapped in the Underworld. Palutena, the Goddess of Light, has been imprisoned, so she entrusts Pit with a magical bow and the duty of gathering the Three Sacred Treasures, defeating the Dark Goddess 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

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. After defeating Orcos, Pit ends up losing his wings when he flies too close to the sun.

Kid Icarus: Uprising

Set 25 years after Kid Icarus, Medusa is revived and resumes her conquest for revenge. Palutena gives Pit the task to defeat Medusa once again, this time granting him the Power of Flight to aid him on his quest. Along the way he meets new friends and foes alike, and eventually learns that his true enemy is not Medusa, but rather Hades, the God of the Underworld.

Super Smash Bros. Series

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Although not a playable character, Pit makes an appearance as a collectible trophy in Super Smash Bros. Melee. Based on his appearance from the original Kid Icarus, his trophy description foreshadows his eventual debut as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Trophy Information

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?

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

For more information, see Pit (SSBB).
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Pit is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and is available at the start of the game.

As a fighter, Pit wields the "Sacred Bow of Palutena,"[6] which has the added feature of being able to split into dual swords. He uses his bow for his Aerial, Standard and Smash Attacks, changing the weapon between three different forms to attack. His Down Special is the Mirror Shield, which is used to reflect projectiles and protect Pit from attacks. His Up Special is the Wings of Icarus, which allows him to fly freely for a short period of time. After breaking open the Smash Ball, Pit can use his Final Smash, Palutena's Army, to call upon a swarm of Centurions to attack his opponents.

Pit also appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl's extensive adventure mode, The Subspace Emissary, where he is sent by Palutena to help defeat the Subspace Army.


Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U

For more information, see Pit (SSB3DS/WU).

Pit returns in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U as a playable character, once again being available from the start. Pit receives several changes from Brawl, most notably having his Up, Side, and Down Specials replaced with the Power of Flight, Upperdash Arm, and Guardian Orbitars, respectively.

Pit also appears in the easter egg feature Palutena's Guidance, where he discusses strategies for different fighters alongside Palutena and Viridi.

Other Appearances

Captain N: The Game Master

Pit appears as one of the main characters in the cartoon Captain N: The Game Master. Here, he is referred to as "Kid Icarus" and, after initial suspicion, becomes one of Kevin's loyal friends. He is voiced by Alessandro Juliani. Kid Icarus is drawn with a comically larger head in comparison to the rest of his body and is constantly in flight, as though he already possesses the Wings of Pegasus.

He has a tendency to append the catchphrase "-icus" to words (and sometimes uses "maximus" to refer to large things) and speaks as a young teenager just hitting puberty. No longer satisfied with normally deadly arrows, Kid Icarus 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.


Pit appears 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 is 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.

F-1 Race

Pit briefly appears in F-1 Race at the start of Course 8, waving at the player before the race begins. He is also seen waving at the player during the ending sequence of the game.

Super Mario: Die Bescherung

A 1992 issue of a German Club Nintendo magazine features a 2-page comic called Super Mario: Die Bescherung, which shows Pit joining Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Yoshi, Toad, Link, and Mega Man in a Christmas party.


Pit makes an appearance in WarioWare: Twisted!; in one of 9-Volt's games, the player directs Pit left or right to dodge Shemums or eggplants thrown at him from an Eggplant Wizard. Pit is also seen on the cover of the Kid Icarus record box.

In WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase, Pit makes an appearance in one of 18-Volt's microgames. He is seen inside of a Treasure Chamber, standing still while the player clicks on pitchers to break them.

He also appears in the 2nd and 3rd level of the microgame "Opening Night" in WarioWare: Smooth Moves, where he is seen playing a cello.

NES Remix

Pit appears as a playable character during certain challenges in NES Remix 2 and Ultimate NES Remix.

Super Mario Maker

Alongside Dark Pit and Palutena, Pit makes an appearance as an unlockable costume in Super Mario Maker. To unlock him, the player must clear the 100 Mario Challenge on Normal or higher, or scan their Pit amiibo.

Yoshi's Woolly World

By scanning the Pit amiibo to their game, the player can obtain a Pit costume for Yoshi in Yoshi's Woolly World.

Nintendo Badge Arcade

Three different Pit badges are available in Nintendo Badge Arcade, all in the style of the original Kid Icarus.

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 (Rally 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.


  • There aren't any proper angels in Greek mythology, but there is one archer with wings; Pit bears a very striking resemblance to the Putto-like Eros (also known as Cupid), the god who would inspire love by shooting people with arrows. In popular culture, Cupid is often depicted as having arrowheads shaped and colored like hearts due to his love motif. In Pit's official art from the original Kid Icarus, and in his trophy from Super Smash Bros. Melee, the heads of his arrows are depicted as being heart-shaped.
    • Pit may also be based on Icarus, the figure for whom the series takes its English title: for example, at the end of Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters, Pit's wings fall off after flying too close to the sun. This alludes to the story of Icarus, whose wax-and-feather wings allowed him to fly. However, he goes against his father's warning and flies too close to the sun, melting the wax on his wings and causing him to plummet to his death. A similar allusion is made in Kid Icarus: 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.[7]
      • Pit also seems to draw inspiration from Biblical angels. Angels in the Bible are commonly depicted as benevolent messengers and guardians. Pit's position as Palutena's bodyguard and a protector of humans fits the role of a guardian angel.
  • There are rumors in the Smash Bros. community that Pit was originally intended to be in Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo 64, but may have been cut due to animation problems for his wings and time constraints. However, there is no evidence to support these claims.
  • Pit is stated to be illiterate in the English version of Uprising.[8]
  • He is shown to have a healthy appetite, though he seems to dislike vegetables as shown in Palutena's Revolting Dinner. Burgers, pies, cakes, etc. suit his taste more, yet he'll eat anything, regardless of whether or not he's hungry.