This article is about Pit's appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. For other uses, see Pit.
Pit is a well-balanced, well-rounded character with a defensive special that nullifies long distance attacks and excellent recovery. He's a great choice for new players!
—Description from the Super Smash Blog.

Pit is a veteran fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, first playable in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. He was confirmed to return on June 12, 2018 during E3 2018.

When unlocked, he is fought at Skyworld.


  • As with all veterans coming from Super Smash Bros. 4, Pit received a more subdued colour scheme. He now features more simple detailing on his wings and clothing, and his eyes and hair have more detail.
  • Like many other characters, Pit is more expressive.
  • Pit has his Upperdash Arm's appearance altered. The blue orb it contains in its center has more detail, so it more closely resembles how it appeared in Kid Icarus: Uprising.
  • Pit was given a slightly altered idle animation.
  • During his side taunt, Pit swings his bow's blades 3 times instead of four.
  • Pit's Star KO has him shout, "I never learned how to read...!!" This is a reference to one of his lines in Kid Icarus: Uprising.
  • Pit's "victory sign" animation has changed, now involving a celebratory jump before the hand sign.


Pit can walk and run faster, and his jumpsquat animation now takes 3 frames instead of 5 (having been increased like most (if not all) characters). His air speed, and air acceleration have been increased. His traction is now higher, tied with Dark Pit for the second highest. His air dodge grants a longer intangibility time (27 frames).


Pit's forward roll has more ending lag, and his back roll has more startup and enging lag times. His spot and air dodges have more startup lag, and the latter has more ending lag.


Changes from SSBWU/3DS


Ground Attacks

D-Tilt: 2 Frames Less

Aerial Attacks

Grabs and Throws

Special Attacks

  • Palutena Bow
    • Pit's Standard Special Move Less startup and ending lag times
    • Firing a fully charged arrow shakes the screen.
  • Power of Flight
    • Pit can now sweetspot edges from behind with his Up Special Move.
    • Pit now takes longer to move while falling, making him more vulnerable to attacks.
  • Upperdash Arm
    • If missed, ending lag is reduced.
    • Increased knockback scaling, lowering the kill percent.
    • Aerial version's hitbox is shrunken.


Ground Attacks


  • Neutral Attack: alternating sword strikes with both hands; culminates in either a launch or stab combo
  • Forward Tilt: double-blade slash with knockback
  • Up Tilt: double-hop kick with popup
  • Down Tilt: kneeling sword sweep that sends foes airborn
  • Dash Attack: horizontal sword slash

Smash Attacks

  • Forward Smash: double sword slash; first stuns, second knocks back
  • Up Smash: triple-hit upward sword slashes that launches foes
  • Down Smash: forward and backward sword sweep; very quick

Other attacks

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

Aerial Attacks

  • Neutral aerial: sword twirl with multiple hits followed by knockback
  • Forward aerial: forward sword spin
  • Back aerial: backward dual-sword strike
  • Up aerial: upward sword twirl with multiple hits followed by knockup
  • Down aerial: downward single-blade strike

Grabs and Throws

  • Grab: Pit reaches out with his free hand and can knee the target.
  • Forward Throw: Pit slashes his target away. This is his strongest throw, killing middleweights at around 130% near the edge.
  • Back Throw: Pit grabs his opponent's head and spins them around before slamming their head into the floor.
  • Up Throw: Pit performs a handstand kick.
  • Down Throw: Pit pins his target to the ground and slashes their backside.

Special Moves

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


  • Up Taunt: Pit separates his bow and crouches down, then twirls the bow's blades before standing up, crossing them over his head and saying, "Come on!" In Japanese, he says, "Let's battle!"
  • Down Taunt: Pit sptreads his arms and wings, during which a few feathers flutter off slowly. This is his only silent taunt.
  • Side Taunt: Pit separates his bow and flourishes the bow's blades before striking a pose while saying, "That all you got?" In Japanese, he says, "Not just yet!"

On-Screen Appearance

  • Pit slowly drops from the sky in a beam of light.

Idle Poses

  • Pit briefly fiddles with his bow. If it is in its bow form, it will be split into its blades form.
  • Pit taps the tips of his buskins on the ground and then impatiently hops in place.

Victory Poses

  1. Pit drops on the ground. He performs two alternated inward slashes with his detached blades and says, "It's game over for you!" The finishing pose is similar to his artwork, albeit the blade in his left hand is held in a proper grip. In Japanese, he says, "Struck down!"
  2. Pit jumps with his fist raise. After landing, he briefly faces away from the screen, and turns back around. He strikes the victory sign saying, "Victory!" (or, "Peace!" in Japanese). This is based off the ending of Kid Icarus: Uprising.
  3. Pit spins his bow in his right hand, then stops with the bow held out in front of him, in a similar manner to his Super Smash Bros. Brawl pose. He then says, "That was easy!" ("Easy win easy win!" in Japanese).
  4. Same as #3, but Pit says, "What's up now!?" (or, "Easy peasy!" in Japanese).

In competitive play

To be added

Palette Swaps



  • During his Star KO, Pit will shout "I never learned how to read!". This is a reference to a line of dialogue he uses in Kid Icarus: Uprising when he was falling during Chapter 17. This makes Pit the only fighter that talks when Star KO'd.
  • His classic mode itinerary references enemies fought in Kid Icarus: Uprising.

External links

28 Pit – Super Smash Bros

28 Pit – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate