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This article is about Palutena's alternate down special move. For the weight class, see Weight.
Activation of the move.
User Palutena
Universe Kid Icarus
Article on Icaruspedia Lightweight

Lightweight (軽量化, Lighten) is one of Palutena's alternate down special moves in Super Smash Bros. 4.


Palutena under the effects of Lightweight running with Sonic.

Once Lightweight is activated, Palutena's movement speed and jumping abilities are increased for 12 seconds, at the cost of receiving 1.1× more damage. When Lightweight's effect ends, Palutena's ground and air movement speed are reduced to half their normal value for 5 seconds. After this, another 5 seconds must pass (10 seconds total) before the move can be used again. This is arguably her best custom move as it improves her recovery and her air, ground, and combo game. With Lightweight active, Palutena has the third highest jump height (surpassed only by Greninja and Falco), the fastest walk speed, and the second fastest dash (surpassed only by Sonic and Wario-Man).

Technical information
Damage received 1.1×
Ground speed 1.5×
Jump height 1.25×
Air speed 1.7×
Falling speed 0.8×
Fast falling speed 1.5×
Cooldown ground speed 0.5×
Cooldown air speed 0.7×


Special Move customization was added in Super Smash Bros. 4. These are the variations:

1. Counter 2. Lightweight 3. Celestial Firework
NTSC "Prepare for an opponent's attack, and strike back when struck."

PAL "If timed correctly, turns your opponent's attack's power back on them."

"Makes you lighter and significantly faster, but you'll also be easier to launch as a result." NTSC "Shoot a firework into the air. The firework explodes when hit or after a short time."

PAL "Shoots a firework into the air. The firework explodes when hit or after a short time."


Lightweight is a stat-based power that Pit or a fighter can wield in Kid Icarus: Uprising. This power increases the user's speed and prevents them from tiring out, but at the cost of reduced defenses.

Palutena's special moves
Super Smash Bros. 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Neutral special Autoreticle Explosive Flame Heavenly Light Autoreticle
Side special Reflect Barrier Angelic Missile Super Speed Explosive Flame
Up special Warp Jump Glide Rocket Jump Warp
Down special Counter Lightweight Celestial Firework Counter / Reflect Barrier
Final Smash Black Hole Laser