Dark Pit (SSBU)
Dark Pit (ブラックピット, Black Pit) is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. He was confirmed as a playable character on June 12th, 2018. He is an Echo Fighter of Pit, thus being classified as fighter #28ε.
Antony Del Rio and Minami Takayama's portrayals of Dark Pit from Smash 4 were repurposed for the English and Japanese versions of Ultimate, with the former once again remaining uncredited. However, they both provide new voice clips for certain Palutena's Guidance conversations.
How to unlock
Complete one of the following:
With the exception of the third method, Dark Pit must then be defeated on Reset Bomb Forest.
Differences from Pit
As in Smash 4, Dark Pit is almost completely identical to Pit, with all moves except his neutral special, side special, and Final Smash having identical properties. His differences, while few, are fairly notable. Silver Bow's arrows are faster and stronger but have reduced control, making them more useful as standard projectiles than for edgeguarding or zoning, while Electroshock Arm launches at a lower angle, making it better as a KOing move than Upperdash Arm.
Changes from Super Smash Bros. 4
Dark Pit no longer has a weaker forward tilt or smaller neutral finisher, marginally buffing him in comparison to Pit. However, because of these changes, he now has a completely identical non-special moveset to his counterpart, with the only mechanical differences between him and Pit being his Silver Bow, Electroshock Arm, and Dark Pit Staff. Like Pit, he has been buffed in comparison to his Smash 4 iteration, benefiting largely from the universal changes in Ultimate, and having increased KO ability on several of his moves. However, like his doppelgänger, he continues to see minimal tournament representation and results in the early metagame of Ultimate, though he has a small playerbase in the form of players such as KiraFlax.
Throws and other attacks
Like his counterpart, Dark Pit has been buffed in patches, with his notable buffs coming in update 4.0.0.
For a gallery of Dark Pit's hitboxes, see here.
Note: All numbers are listed as base damage, without the 1v1 multiplier.
Classic Mode: Created Warriors
Dark Pit's opponents (with the exception of Pit) are characters that were man-made creations or genetically enhanced fighters. While never explicitly mentioned to be artificially created, the boss of his route, Galleom, could be assumed as such, due to the fact that he is a robot.
Role in World of Light
Dark Pit was among the fighters that were summoned to fight the army of Master Hands.
Dark Pit was present when Galeem unleashed its beams of light. He was flying alongside Pit to escape the beams, but after Palutena was vaporized, they lost their Power of Flight and fell victim to the beams as well. They were both placed under Galeem's imprisonment along with the rest of the fighters, excluding Kirby.
Dark Pit was one of the many fighters that fell under Dharkon's control upon Galeem's first defeat. He can be found in the Dracula's Castle sub-area, having to climb a chimney and beat the Boo spirit fight to reach him.
Dark Pit's Fighter Spirit can be obtained by completing Classic Mode. It is also available periodically for purchase in the shop for 500 coins. Unlocking Dark Pit in World of Light allows the player to preview the first spirit below in the Spirit List under the name "???". As a Fighter Spirit, it cannot be used in Spirit Battles and is purely aesthetic. Each Fighter Spirit has an alternate version that replaces them with their artwork in Ultimate.
In Spirit battles
As the main opponent
As a minion
As an ally
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