- For fighter info, see Pit (SSBB).
Official artwork of Pit from the game Kid Icarus: Uprising. His modern design made its debut in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and was used again for Uprising.
|Debut||Kid Icarus (1986)|
|Smash Bros. appearances||Brawl|
|Most recent appearance||Kid Icarus: Uprising (2012)|
|Console of origin||Nintendo Entertainment System|
|Created by||Gunpei Yokoi, Satoru Okada|
|English voice actor||Lani Minella|
|Japanese voice actor||Minami Takayama|
|Article on Icaruspedia||Pit|
Pit (ピット, Pitto) is the protagonist and primary playable character of the Kid Icarus series.
 Character description
Pit is an angel from Angel Land. His wings are only strong enough to fly for short distances, unless he uses the Wings of Pegasus. Taking up his sacred bow to stop the dark goddess Medusa after she attacked his home of Skyworld and imprisoned Palutena, he set out to gather the Three Sacred Treasures: the Light Arrow, the Mirror Shield, and the Wings of Pegasus. Fighting his way through the Underworld, Overworld and Skyworld, Pit was able to gather the three treasures and defeat Medusa, ending her threat.
Pit reappeared again in Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters for the Game Boy, which served as the only sequel in his series for nearly twenty years. In this game, Pit was sent to train and gather the Three Sacred Treasures again so that he could defeat a demonic monster called Orcos. This game tends to go largely unnoticed, partially due to the fact that it was not released in Japan. However, aspects of Pit's design that were introduced in this game, such as his redesigned blue eyes, brown hair, and laurel crown, as well as the design of the series' logo, made reappearances years later in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Despite all this, Of Myths and Monsters is sometimes considered as a canonical.
In this spin-off, Pit was given a significant redesign for his inclusion in Brawl. Masahiro Sakurai attempted to design him as if the Kid Icarus series had continued, with minor changes adding up to become a big change.
Following a surge of fan interest in the series due to Pit's appearance as a playable character in Brawl, Pit appeared again in Kid Icarus: Uprising, a sequel for the Nintendo 3DS which was released on March 23, 2012. His design in this game is taken directly from his redesign as featured in Brawl. In this game, Pit is once again tasked with defeating Medusa, who has been revived, and her army of monsters from the Underworld, along with numerous other foes. After Chapter 9, it is revealed that Hades was actually behind all the havoc caused, using Medusa as a puppet leader. After many brutal encounters, he is finally defeated leaving only his voice and soul to dwell.
 In Super Smash Bros.
According to a page on the Japanese Super Smash Bros. site, Pit was planned to be playable, but was cut; Bowser, Peach, Mewtwo, Meowth, and King Dedede are also mentioned as being cut, though no other information is available.
 In Super Smash Bros. Melee
Pit appears as a collectible trophy within Super Smash Bros. Melee. The only way to collect it is to snag it on the Snag the Trophies Bonus Stage. The trophy features Pit's older design from games predating Brawl, although it features body proportions that are closer to his modern design. Although Brawl was still several years away, a note which some believe to be foreshadowing of his appearance as a playable character in the next game is found in his Melee trophy: His trophy info cryptically asks, "Will Pit ever fight again?"
 As a trophy
- The head of Palutena's personal bodyguards, Pit traveled near and far to gather Three Sacred Treasures that would help him defeat the evil goddess of darkness, Medusa, and free Palutena, the goddess of light. Pit couldn't fly with his little wings; only the Wings of Icarus let him take flight. Will Pit ever fight again?
- Game: Kid Icarus (7/87)
 In Super Smash Bros. Brawl
- Main article: Pit (SSBB)
Pit appears as a new playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. He has been heavily redesigned from his original appearance and Melee Trophy, taking on more realistic proportions and is overall much more elegant. He is seen using all three of the Sacred Treasures from Kid Icarus as his neutral special move, up special move, and down special move, albeit with changes from the original game. He is also seen splitting the Sacred Bow of Palutena into two sharp blades for his standard attacks, something that was not done in any previous game in the series. His Final Smash is Palutena's Army, where he calls on Palutena to send her army of angel centurions against the other characters.
The design created for Pit in this game is used in the third game in the Kid Icarus series, Kid Icarus: Uprising, which largely owes its existence to Pit's appearance in Brawl.
 Trophy Info
The captain of the royal bodyguards of Palutena, Goddess of Light and ruler of Angel Land. The dark goddess, Medusa, conquered the underworld, the surface world and the heavens, then imprisoned Palutena. Pit escaped and, armed with Palutena's magical bow, set out to free her. Along the way, he gathered Three Sacred Treasures with which he challenged Medusa.
Characters in the Super Smash Bros. series
|Super Smash Bros.||Mario · Donkey Kong · Link · Samus · Yoshi · Kirby · Fox · Pikachu · Luigi · Captain Falcon · Ness · Jigglypuff|
|New in Melee||Bowser · Peach · Zelda · Sheik · Ice Climbers · Mewtwo · Marth · Mr. Game & Watch · Dr. Mario · Ganondorf · Falco · Young Link · Pichu · Roy|
|New in Brawl||Diddy Kong · Ike · King Dedede · Lucario · Lucas · Meta Knight · Olimar · Pit · Pokémon Trainer (Ivysaur · Squirtle · Charizard) · R.O.B. · Snake · Sonic · Toon Link · Wario · Wolf · Zero Suit Samus|
Kid Icarus universe
|Stage locations||Angel Land|
|Trophies & Stickers||Trophies in Brawl · Stickers in Brawl|
|Music||Music in Brawl|