This article is about Dark Pit's appearance in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. For other uses, see Dark Pit. Also, for information about the character of whom Dark Pit is a clone, see Pit (SSBWU/3DS).

Dark Pit, known as Black Pit in Japan (ブラックピット, Burakku Pitto), is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. His moveset is similar to Pit's, although Dark Pit is heavier and uses a different Final Smash and Side Special. He was revealed during a live stream from people who received the game before its Japanese release.

How to Unlock


  • Play 50 matches.
  • Complete Classic Mode 3 times.

After completing either option, you must fight and defeat Dark Pit on Reset Bomb Forest.

Wii U

Afterwards, you must fight and defeat Dark Pit on Palutena's Temple.


While being a complete clone of Pit, sharing pratically all animations, Dark Pit has few gameplay differences in some move properties and special attacks. He also has a different Final Smash.

Differences from Pit


  • Slightly lower Air Speed.

Ground Attacks

  • Forward Tilt causes more horizontal knockback, sending opponents downwards if they're near the edge.

Aerial Attacks

  • Down Aerial can cause a Meteor Smash if it hits at the middle of the attack (when the blade is at the center).

Grabs and Throws

  • Forward Throw causes more knockback.

Special Attacks

  • Neutral Special is Silver Bow rather than Palutena's Arrow. It deals slightly higher damage and knockback than Palutena's Arrow, but the projectile is slower and travels less distance. Also, it is harder to control its trajectory.
  • Side Special is Electroshock Arm rather than Upperdash Arm. Despite looking different physically, the animation is the same. However, Electroshock Arm's knockback sends opponents diagonally upwards, and causes electric damage.
  • Different Final Smash, Dark Pit Staff, rather than Three Sacred Treasures. It is Dark Pit's only notable move from being completely different from Pit's. It functions similar to Zelda/Sheik's Light Arrow, being capable of 1-hit KO.


Ground Attacks


  • Neutral Attack - Slashes three times, spins the blades together back and forth, hitting repeatedly. Interestingly, Dark Pit cannot enter his rapid fire attack by simply holding the "Attack" button, he will only do a three hit combo. However, once he has entered the rapid fire attack, it is necessary only to continue holding 'Attack' to continue it. This means Dark Pit essentially has two different combos depending if the button is tapped or held initially. 11% damage rapid attack: 1% per hit.
  • Dash Attack - Small slash forward with one of his blades below, below average knock back. 12% damage.
  • Strong Side - Thrusts both blades forward causing 12% damage and good knockback.
  • Strong Up - Plants bow into the ground and does a handstand with it, performing two kicks above him, the first comboing into the next. Causes 16% damage.
  • Strong Down - Crouches and swipes blade towards the ground causing 11% damage. Can spike when the foot and blade touch the opponent.


  • Forward smash - A weak slash followed immediately by a very strong slash.
  • Up smash - Three quick slashes above his head.
  • Down smash - Slashes toward the ground in front of and behind him. Similar to Link's down smash.


To be added

Aerial Attacks

  • Neutral aerial - Spins both blades together in front of him, hitting multiple times.
  • Forward aerial - Spins his blades in front of him, causing multiple hits of damage.
  • Back aerial - Thrusts both blades behind him.
  • Up aerial - Spins his blades together above his head, hitting multiple times.
  • Down aerial - Slashes anyone underneath him.

Grabs and Throws

  • Pummel - Knees the opponent in their midsection. A very fast pummel.
  • Forward throw - Holds his opponent in front of him before slashing them away.
  • Back throw - Twirls around with the enemy in tow, slamming them on the ground and launches the opponent backward.
  • Up throw - Does a handstand and kicks the opponent with both feet.
  • Down throw - Slams opponent on the ground.

Special Moves

Dark Pit's Special Moves
SSBWU/3DS Ultimate
Standard Special Silver Bow
Side Special Electroshock Arm
Up Special Power of Flight
Down Special Guardian Orbitars
Final Smash Dark Pit Staff

Dark Pit's Custom Special Moves
Custom 1 Custom 2
Standard Special Piercing Bow Guiding Bow
Side Special Electrocut Arm Quickshock Arm
Up Special Striking Flight Breezy Flight
Down Special Impact Orbitars Amplifying Orbitars


  • Up Taunt: Waves his left blade in front of him and says, "Who wants some?"
  • Side Taunt: Spins his blades around and holds one of them forward in a threatening manner and says, "Watch out!".
  • Down Taunt: Slashes with his right blade and says, "Game on!".

In Competitive Play

To Be Added

Trophy Description

Dark Pit


Pit's mysterious, black-clad doppelgänger, Dark Pit. (Some call him Pittoo, but he really doesn't like that.) When he first appears, he immediately goes after both Pit and the Underworld Army. In Smash Bros., he uses moves a lot like Pit's, though both his bow and his Final Smash are different.

  • 3DS - Kid Icarus: Uprising (03/2012)

Dark Pit (Alt)

Dark Pit's Guardian Orbitars special puts up shields of light on either side of you to block attacks, deflect projectiles, and push back any enemies who are too close. You can even use the shields to protect against attacks from above and below. If they take too many hits, though, they'll vanish and become unusable for a while.

Costume Gallery

Black Pit


  • Though biologically and mentally older, Dark Pit is only 3 years old, making him the youngest character in the Smash Bros. series.
  • Dark Pit is the second playable character to first appear as a palette swap; the first was Wario in SSB and SSBM.
  • Dark Pit was hinted at in the Palutena reveal trailer, but was not fully confirmed for three months afterwards, just like Mr. Game & Watch in Pac-Man's reveal trailer.
  • Dark Pit is the only newcomer to not get his own reveal trailer, though he does appear briefly in Palutena's.
  • Dark Pit is the only character shown to use a Final Smash in his official artwork.
  • Dark Pit is the first, and so far, only playable dark/shadow doppelganger who is a separate character, since Shadow Mario is Bowser Jr.'s Final Smash, Dark Link and Dark Kirby are palette swaps, and Dark Samus is both a palette swap and an Assist Trophy.
  • Dark Pit is the first and only character that needs to be unlocked via All-Star Mode.
  • Dark Pit was originally planned to be an alternate costume for Pit, much like he was in Brawl, rather than being a playable character on his own, but became playable due to some differences with Pit.


External links

Dark Pit's page in the Super Smash Bros. Official Website

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