Palutena's Arrow (パルテナアロー Parutena Arō Palutena Arrow) is Pit's neutral special move. Pit will pull his bow string back, and fire it when the button is released. The arrow does 5% uncharged and up to 11% charged. The player can change the direction the arrow will go 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 in normal use; however, if the player keeps changing the direction the arrow will be released, he can hold onto it until the player stops (when he will lose the arrow, unlike Link and Toon Link).
Palutena's Arrows can actually be curved around in a full circle if controlled properly and thus avoid going off screen. Also, if two of Palutena's Arrows collide, they will cancel each other out.
This is one of the few Special moves that can perform a 180˚ and 360˚ reversal, by holding away from the direction the player is facing while charging an arrow. This does not affect attack power.
Palutena's Arrow didn't appear in a Kid Icarus game prior to Super Smash Bros. Brawl, (though it does appear in the later game Kid Icarus: Uprising as the Palutena Bow, which bases much of its aesthetic on designs which 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.
 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. Before Kid Icarus Uprising, Pit's bow did not have the ability to split into two blades. This is explained in the Subspace Emissary.
 Description from the Instruction Booklet
Change the angle of fire and trajectory of your ethereal arrows once you've drawn the bow.
 Trophy Description
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.