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Revision as of 02:41, February 4, 2015

Palutena's Arrow is Pit's Standard Special Move. Pit will pull his bow string back, and fire it when the button is released.


The arrow does 5% uncharged and 11% charged. The player can change the direction the arrow goes while holding it; backwards, forwards, and upwards. Pit's arrows move much more quickly than other character's arrows, and can be controlled in midair. He is not able to hold his drawn bow indefinitely, however. He will eventually release the arrow, unlike Link and Toon Link.

Palutena's Arrows can actually be curved around in a full circle if controlled properly and avoid going off screen. Also, if two of Palutena's Arrows collide, they will cancel each other out. Starting at 294%, a fully charged arrow can KO a middleweight, such as Mario, making it deadly in Super Sudden Death, and a regular, non-charged arrow, can KO at 562%.

Palutena's Arrows, with skill, can purposely miss the opponent and then come right back from behind. This is one of the few Special moves that can perform a 180˚ and 360˚ reversal, by holding the opposite direction the player is facing while charging an arrow. This does not affect attack power.

Pit's Special Moves
Brawl SSBWU/3DS Ultimate
Standard Special Palutena's Arrow
Side Special Angel Ring Upperdash Arm
Up Special Wings of Icarus Power of Flight
Down Special Mirror Shield Guardian Orbitars
Final Smash Palutena's Army Three Sacred Treasures Lightning Chariot

Silver Bow

The Silver Bow (神弓シルバーリップ Shinkyuu Shirubā Rippu?) is Dark Pit's Neutral Special Move. Dark Pit fires an arrow from the Silver Bow, which has a purple hue. Like Palutena's Bow, it fires arrows that travel in a continuously straight direction. They are stronger than Pit's arrows, but slower.

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

Custom Variations

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, with the introducion of Custom Moves, Pit and Dark Pit have two variations of Palutena's Arrow and Silver Bow.

Piercing Bow

Piercing Bow's arrows lose the ability to be controlled once fired, but are much more powerful and can pierce through enemies.

Guiding Bow

Guiding Bow's arrows sacrifice speed and power, but can be controlled completely.

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

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


Palutena's Arrow never appeared in the Kid Icarus games prior to Uprising (which is, of course, invalidated as an origin by the fact that it post-dates Brawl and bases much of its design on what debuted or appeared in Brawl), but in the original games, Pit used a bow as his trademark weapon. The move appears to be based on the Arrow of Light, one of the three Sacred Treasures used to defeat Medusa. Normally, Pit fired regular arrows, being able to aim them to either forward, or upward direction. These aiming controls are kept intact in this special move as well.

Palutena's Bow

The Bow of Light, also known as the Sacred Bow of Palutena is Pit's weapon of choice. The bow splits into two blades, which Pit can wield. In the Kid Icarus series, Pit's bow did not have the ability to split into two blades. This is explained in the Subspace Emissary.

Trophy Description (SSBB)

Paletuna's Bow Trophy

The bow Pit got from Palutena after the Medusa incident. As a standard bow, it's capable of firing arrows of light that can change direction. It can also be split to form two short swords--Pit holds one sword in his right hand in a standard grip and one in his left in a reverse grip. He may hold them like this so he can shift between bow and swords without losing a beat.

Trophy Description (SSB3DS) (Palutena Bow)

A bow crafted by the goddess Palutena herself. It is said that one night, as Palutena was caring for this bow, the moon's light formed a beam and fell upon it, blessing it with power. A legendary weapon like this requires skill and training to wield effectively


  • The arrows look like a bright version of the ones fired from the Dark Cannon.
  • The trophy is the only one that is not a Final Smash, Subspace Emissary enemy, item or alloy to have Super Smash Bros. Brawl on its game list.
  • Normally, Pit has golden rings hovering around his wrist. When he uses this move, the rings slide onto the bow, and back on his wrists when he fires.
  • This is Pit's only special move that has been kept entirely in SSB3DS/Wii U.

The Arrow that is shot actually behaves like a beam of light: even though it moves as fast as bunny hood curry sonic, it still moves away at the same speed even if you catch up with it, just like an actual light beam. Hacking proves it: with the infinite home run contest timer, even when the sandbag is 100,000 feet away and still moving, the bow still streams across the field, even though the camera is moving faster.

External links

Video of arrow that turns 180 degrees: [1]

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