This article is about Palutena's appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. For other uses, see Palutena.
With her wings and staff, this goddess's attacks cover a wide range. With her up smash, neutral special and side special, she can create a ranged attack in almost every direction except for directly beneath her! Keep the pressure on your opponents from a distance with ranged attacks!
—Description from the Super Smash Blog.

Palutena is a veteran fighter in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, first playable in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Her return was confirmed at the E3 2018 Conference on June 12, 2018.





Changes from SSBWU/3DS


Ground Attacks

Aerial Attacks

Grabs and Throws

Special Attacks


Ground Attacks


  • Neutral Attack: Thrust staff forward and summon light bursts. Final hit is a swinging strike. Also knockback.
  • Forward Tilt: Double strikes from staff's magic when thrust in front of her. Struck foes are knocked away. Slow, though.
  • Up Tilt: Levitate staff into the air, sending it spinning to strike foes multiple times before launching them into the air.
  • Down Tilt: Low staff throw, knocking back enemies. Slow windup.
  • Dash Attack: Shield forward while dashing, launches foes into air upon hit. Good for intercepting descending foes from large range.

Smash Attacks

  • Forward Smash: Foes knocked away by wing attack. Even if out of direct striking range, are blown backward.
  • Up Smash: Raise staff to summon pillar of light in front of her that launches foes it contacts, even if aerial.
  • Down Smash: Wings snap downward, knocking back or blowing back enemies.

Other attacks

  • Floor Attack (Front):
  • Floor Attack (Back):
  • Floor Attack (Trip):
  • Ledge Attack:

Aerial Attacks

  • Neutral aerial: Twirl staff to strike enemies multiple times. First hit launches foes up.
  • Forward aerial: Jump kick forward, popping foes up who are hit by accompanying light radiance.
  • Back aerial: Shield bash behind Palutena.
  • Up aerial: Raise staff to emit an aura of light that hits foes multiple times before launching them into the air.
  • Down aerial: Downward light strike, very fast but only briefly active. Grounded foes are launches enemies behind her.

Grabs and Throws

  • Grab: Long-reaching.
  • Forward Throw:
  • Back Throw:
  • Up Throw:
  • Down Throw:

Special Moves

Palutena's Special Moves
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Ultimate
Standard Special Autoreticle Explosive Flame Heavenly Light Autoreticle
Side Special Reflect Barrier Angelic Missile Super Speed Explosive Flame
Up Special Warp Jump Glide Rocket Jump Warp
Down Special Counter Lightweight Celestial Firework Counter/Reflect Barrier
Final Smash Black Hole Laser


  • Up Taunt:
  • Down Taunt:
  • Side Taunt:

On-Screen Appearance

Idle Poses

Victory Poses

In competitive play

To be added


Palette Swaps

Palutena Palette (SSBU)


External links