Palutena's Guidance

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Pit and Viridi discussing Palutena.
Palutena's Guidance is Pit's Smash Taunt, performed on Palutena's Temple. When it is activated, a conversation is initiated about the opponent Pit is facing, in the same fashion as Snake's Codec Conversations in Brawl. In these conversations, Pit and Palutena discuss one random fighter in the match. The Smash Taunt can be activated by selecting Pit, and any time during the match, should the player quickly tap the button which activates his Down Taunt. As long as he isn't attacked during five seconds of his animation, a conversation will appear. This can only be done once every match.

Pit's Smash Taunt references various conversations that he could have with Palutena throughout Kid Icarus Uprising; in addition to reusing the same artwork for the conversation boxes, the conversations feature a light-hearted, comical tone from the game, complete with occasional points where the two break the fourth wall.

In addition to Palutena and Pit, Kid Icarus character Viridi appears in several of the conversations, also utilizing her artwork from Kid Icarus Uprising. In the conversation about him, Dark Pit also joins in. In the conversation regarding Robin, Chrom joins in on the conversation, using his portrait from Fire Emblem Awakening.


  • Pit, Dark Pit: Antony Del Rio (English), Minami Takayama (Japanese)
  • Palutena: Brandy Kopp (English), Aya Hisakawa (Japanese)
  • Viridi: Hynden Walch (English), Makiko Ohmoto (Japanese)
  • Chrom: Matthew Mercer (English), Tomokazu Sugita (Japanese)



Pit: When I think of Bowser, I always picture him deep in his castle, steeling himself for a fight.
Viridi: Or, you know, playing golf or racing a go-kart.
Pit: He's looking pretty aggro today. Must be because he's in a fighting game.
Viridi: When Mario first fought Bowser, I hear he had to use an axe to chop down a rope bridge and drop the big guy.
Palutena: It all sounds like something from an 8-bit action movie!
Pit: I won't lie. I'm a little scared.
Palutena: Don't be. Bowser may be powerful, but he also leaves big openings. Fight smart and look for chances to counterattack.

Bowser Jr.[edit]

Pit: Is that Bowser Jr.?
Viridi: Yes. He's the heir to the Koopa throne.
Palutena: I wonder if his father bought him that Junior Clown Car. It's decked out with all sorts of bells and whistles.
Pit: Hey, I just thought of an even better name for it. How about...the Shellicopter?!
Viridi: ...Needless to say, the Junior Clown Car is one tricky vehicle.
Palutena: It's immune to many attacks, so strike when Bowser Jr. is exposed.
Viridi: So what you're saying is to hit him from above, right?


Palutena: That's one of the Koopalings, <name of Koopaling>.Flag of North America.png/That's one of Bowser's Minions, <name of Bowser's Minion>. Flag of Europe.png
Pit: Hmm. The resemblance to Bowser Jr. is strong.
Palutena: That Koopa Clown Car is the mass-produced type.
Pit: I guess as heir to the throne, Bowser Jr. would get preferential treatment.
Viridi: The relationship between Bowser and the Koopalings is a real mystery.Flag of North America.png/The relationship between Bowser and these Minions is a real mystery. Flag of Europe.png
Pit: I kind of feel bad for them. Flag of North America.png/I kinda feel bad for them.Flag of Europe.png
Palutena: That's sweet of you but not very conducive to taking them down, Pit.

Note: Although the exact same voice clip is used for Pit's line about feeling bad for the Koopalings in both versions, the text either says 'kind of' or 'kinda', depending on which version is played. Viridi's remarks about the mysterious relationship between Bowser and the Koopalings refers to Nintendo's changing stance on the characters. The Koopalings were initially referred to as Bowser's children in Super Mario Bros. 3, but this background was later discarded and the Koopalings are currently classified as captains of his army.

Captain Falcon[edit]

Pit: Whoa... It's Captain Falcon!
Viridi: Oh, he's a captain! What ship does he command?
Pit: I think he's more like a pilot or something.
Viridi: All these fighters have tons of skill and experience, but you can still hold your own. If we brought vehicles into the picture, though, that would be a totally different story.
Pit: Good thing that's not the case. I'd be no match for an F-Zero machine or an Arwing.
Viridi: Plus, those G-Diffuser systems are terrible for the environment.
Pit: Uh, you sure know a lot about space machinery. For being the goddess of nature and all.
Palutena: Anyway, if you're near Captain Falcon, watch out for his jump-and-Falcon Punch combo.


Viridi: Oh, wow! It's Charizard! Just look at those majestic wings!
Pit: Those wings might be majestic to look at, but they don't help much in the flying or gliding department.
Palutena: A little short in the flight department? That sounds like a familiar predicament.
Pit: I have no idea what you're talking about.
Viridi: Oh, Pit, denial doesn't look good on you. At least Charizard can use its wings for attacking.
Pit: And I can use my wings to fly! ...When Lady Palutena grants me the power of flight, that is.
Palutena: You know, I've always wondered if the power of flight would work anywhere besides your wings. Like your hair, for instance.
Pit: That's not funny! I'd go bald!
Palutena: But I digress. Charizard has another attack, called Flare Blitz. It's powerful but dangerous, even to Charizard. Either way, dodge the attack and keep your distance while waiting for your chance to strike back.

Dark Pit[edit]

Pit: Hey! It's Pittoo!
Dark Pit: Will you quit calling me that?!
Palutena: Now where did you disappear to after the fight with Hades?
Viridi: Actually, Dark Pit works for me now. He's an officer in the Forces of Nature.
Palutena: What?!
Pit: No way!
Viridi: Just because we fought together once doesn't mean we're all buddy-buddy now. In fact, the Lightning Chariot and Phosphora are also both under my command. The battle isn't over yet!
Dark Pit: Viridi's interests and mine just happen to overlap, so for this fight, I'll be happy to launch you into the stratosphere!
Palutena: Your powers are perfectly matched here.
Viridi: It all comes down to skill!

Diddy Kong[edit]

Pit: Oh, look! It's Diddy Kong.
Viridi: He's Donkey Kong's little buddy.
Pit: Wonder if he'd let me win for a banana.
Palutena: Don't underestimate him just because he's a monkey. He's faster and stronger than any human.
Pit: As long as he can't fly, I'm good.
Palutena: He can't fly, but he does have a Peanut Popgun and an inexhaustible supply of peanuts to shoot at you.
Pit: So? I love peanuts!
Palutena: Not when they're pelting you in the face.
Pit: I don't know. Still sounds pretty good to me.
Viridi: Oh, Pit! What WON'T you do for a snack?
Palutena: Fighting does take strength.
Viridi: Anyway, if you can hit Diddy Kong at just the right angle, he'll drop his Rocketbarrel Pack.
Palutena: However, it explodes when it lands on the ground, so watch out.

Donkey Kong[edit]

Pit: Looks like it's me vs DK.
Palutena: His arms are like tree trunks, so his attacks are incredibly powerful. Given his size, he also moves quite quickly. Combine that speed and power with his long reach, and you've got an opponent who's good at almost everything!
Pit: Yeah...except for dressing himself. That necktie really doesn't leave much to the imagination.
Palutena: True, but it is his signature look. It's probably best not to mention it.
Viridi: Yeah, you wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of one of his Giant Punches or smash attacks! When he attacks you, don't use your shield. Just get out of the way, and then counterattack.
Palutena: And watch where you come in for a landing!

Dr. Mario[edit]

Pit: I don't think that's a real doctor.
Palutena: I wouldn't be so sure. He delivers crushing blows, so he must be very knowledgeable about anatomy.
Viridi: He's a quack. I hear he treats viruses by randomly throwing medication at them. Doesn't seem very safe.
Pit: I'm so glad Skyworld doesn't have checkups.
Palutena: Dr. Mario is slower than the regular Mario, but he's also more powerful. Don't get sent to the emergency room! You don't know what kind of treatment you'll get.

Duck Hunt[edit]

Pit: I don't want to fight that cute dog!
Palutena: Oh, you won't. You'll be fighting the dog AND the duck.
Pit: So...if I duck on the menu for dinner?!
Palutena: Let's take things one step at a time, Pit. These two may seem like a duo, but they're actually a trio! Together, they're known as "Duck Hunt." Flag of North America.png/Let's take things one step at a time, Pit. These two might be called the Duck Hunt Duo, but in some ways it's kinda like they're a trio. Flag of Europe.png
Pit: So where's the third team member? Flag of North America.png/What?! You mean it's three on one?! Flag of Europe.png
Palutena: Listen, just be careful. You could get shot out of nowhere.
Pit: A mysterious sharpshooter, eh? Well, that does make things more exciting!


Palutena: Do you know who this is, Pit?
Pit: Falco Lombardi! Ace pilot on the Star Fox team! Great Jumper!
Palutena: ...Exactly. Captain Falcon's already got the falcon motif. Falco looks more like a pheasant to me.
Pit: Mmm, sounds delicious.
Viridi: If I were you, I'd keep your voice down. If he hears you, he'll make you eat his boots.
Palutena: Falco used to be the leader of a galactic gang, so you can expect him to be good in a fight.
Pit: I'm starting to freak out here. I mean, this guy is famous throughout the entire galaxy!
Palutena: Watch out for long-range attacks like his Reflector shot and Blaster.
Viridi: You'll see he's quick on the draw.


Pit: Got any tips for fighting Fox?
Palutena: Fox McCloud is the leader of the mercenary flight team Star Fox. His trademark is incredible speed.
Pit: "It's about time you showed up, Fox!"
Viridi: That was a terrible General Pepper, Pit.
Palutena: You should be wary of his Blaster too.
Pit: (as Peppy Hare) "Everybody, stay alert!"
Palutena: Focus, Pit. You might think Fox's Blaster doesn't hurt all that much and ignore it, but you'll soon find out you've taken lots of damage.
Pit: (as himself) Sorry—I'm back. OK, I'll just reflect his shots with my Guardian Orbitars!
Palutena: I figured you'd say that.
Pit: Huh? Is that...not what I should do?
Palutena: Like I said, he's quick on his feet, so there's no telling when he'll suddenly rush in and grab you. You've got to watch your back constantly when Fox is around.
Pit: (as Peppy) "DO A BARREL ROLL!"


Pit: This Ganondorf guy really has the evil look down pat.
Palutena: He can sometimes take another form. As Ganon, he's known as the King of Porkness.
Viridi: It's ACTUALLY the King of Darkness. He's brought Hyrule to the brink of ruin more times than I can count.
Palutena: Hmm. My Archvillain Database doesn't bring up anything about his past.
Pit: Wow, I didn't know you had that app.
Palutena: Hee hee. A goddess must preserve some sense of mystery.
Pit: Huh?
Viridi: One thing you should know, Pit, is that there are many different Ganons.
Palutena: Just like there are multiple Links and Zeldas.
Viridi: But don't let that confuse you. I've spent years studying Ganon canon.
Palutena: Remember, Ganondorf is as heavy as he is powerful. Use that to your advantage.

Note: Viridi's statement that there are many different Ganondorfs is only partially correct. While there have been various different Links and Zeldas throughout the series, there have only been two different Ganondorfs: One that has remained the same individual across the series' diverging timelines while appearing in either his Gerudo form or his demonic form, and another that has appeared exclusively in The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures hundreds of years after Ganondorf's death in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. This may also refer to the versions of Ganon from said diverging timelines, who have evolved differently based on the events occurring in their respective timelines.


Pit: What is that? Some kind of ninja frog?
Palutena: That's the Pokémon Greninja. Its strengths are agility and speed. What looks like a scarf is actually its tongue.
Viridi: As a defensive measure, I suggest rubbing spicy peppers all over yourself.
Pit: How can Greninja taste anything with its tongue hanging out like that?
Palutena: It could be one of those rare ninjas that just eats very slowly.
Pit: What?! But that just makes no sense! ...Anyway, just tell me how to win!
Palutena: Greninja creates throwing stars out of compressed water and unleashes them at high speed. This attack is called Water Shuriken. If Greninja starts to charge its Water Shuriken, be prepared to reflect it back!


Pit: Does Ike look a little different to you? A little...tougher?
Palutena: Hmm...
Pit: His clothes look different, and his sword looks even more menacing.
Palutena: Yes, I suppose you're right.
Pit: And he definitely hasn't aged well.
Palutena: Well, compared to gods and angels like us, Ike is just a baby.
Viridi: I don't know how old you are, Pit, but you don't look like you've grown at all.
Pit: Oh, like you're one to talk! How old are you, anyway? Ten?
Viridi: A goddess never reveals her age, Pit.
Palutena: Break it up, you two. Back to Ike. He has a powerful side smash that he will send you flying, but that's also his weakness.
Viridi: He's very vulnerable at that time, so dodge it and strike back!
Pit: I claim this victory in the name of Skyworld! SKYWORLD! SKYWORLD!


Pit: That's Jigglypuff, the Balloon Pokémon.
Viridi: Look at the way it floats! It must be light as air.
Palutena: Don't let its cuddly appearance fool you. It's one of the most aerodynamic fighters out there. And it has a deadly attack called Rest. When Jigglypuff lands the move, the effects can be devastating.
Viridi: However, that move does render Jigglypuff vulnerable for a short period of time afterward.
Palutena: So when you see Jigglypuff start to fall asleep, that's your cue to move in for the kill.
Pit: Gotcha. I'll be sure to keep an eye out for when it nods off.

King Dedede[edit]

Pit: Who's this, Lady Palutena?
Palutena: That's King Dedede.
Pit: So what do I need to know about him?
Palutena: He's a heavyweight and has the ability to fly. And his hammer attack is no joke. But every fighter has a weakness. For example, when King Dedede throws a spiky Gordo, you can hit it right back at him. If you can eliminate him by reflecting the Gordo, that will count as your KO.
Pit: Uh... what's a KO?
Palutena: ...Good luck, Pit.


Pit: It's always easy to pick Kirby out of a crowd.
Viridi: Aww! He's so squishy and adorable!
Palutena: True, but he's still a formidable foe.
Pit: He's got all kinds of moves, and he's top notch at recovering! Does this guy have ANY weaknesses?
Viridi: Just what you'd expect: his weight. Or rather, his lack of weight.
Pit: So, it shouldn't be hard to send him flying, huh?
Palutena: Right. The question is how to do that.
Viridi: Oh, that part's easy. Just keep whaling on him. Then we'll see who's stronger: that little puffball... or Kirby!


Pit: Of all the fighters, Link is the one I most want to take down!
Palutena: Oh? Why's that?
Pit: We were born around the same time, and we both use a bow. He's totally ripping off my style.
Viridi: Puh-lease! Comparing Link to you is like comparing a star to a campfire.
Pit: What?!
Viridi: Just look at those chiseled features! His cheekbones could seriously cut glass.
Pit: Uh, earth to Viridi!
Viridi: Oh, I'm only kidding. The goddess of nature would never be interested in some hairless monkey!
Palutena: Oh, humans aren't all that bad. I could introduce you to him, if you'd like.
Viridi: Hmph. If you insist.
Palutena: Back to the fight at hand. Pit, you can reflect Link's projectile attacks using your Guardian Orbitars.
Viridi: Just watch out for his dreamy Clawshot!

Note: This conversation references the fact that both Kid Icarus and The Legend of Zelda were released in 1986 in Japan. Pit's confusion with Viridi's remarks references Kid Icarus: Uprising, where the character openly dislikes the human species due to them often destroying the ecosystems around them.

Little Mac[edit]

Pit: This guy looks ready to fight!
Viridi: That's Little Mac. As a boxer, fighting is sort of his thing. No one can match his strength on the ground, but in an aerial battle, he's helpless.
Palutena: So you want to get him in the air, and keep him from landing.
Viridi: He has a power meter that, once full, lets him unleash a lethal attack.
Pit: He seems tiny, though...
Viridi: Maybe that's why he's LITTLE Mac. But even with his small stature, he's triumphed over many heavyweight boxers. Pretty impressive for a puny HUMAN.
Pit: Bring it on! The stronger the opponent, the more interesting the fight!
Viridi: That's the spirit!
Pit: Uh, I can keep using my weapons, right?
Viridi: Ugh! Yes...


Viridi: What the heck is that?!
Pit: Oh, that's Lucario. What about it?
Viridi: I've never seen a creature with a life force like that! It's like a current of water. Or a whirlpool!
Palutena: Oh, you mean Lucario's Aura.
Viridi: Aura?
Palutena: Lucario can sense the life force—or Aura—emanating from all living things. As Lucario takes more damage, its own Aura grows stronger.
Viridi: Ingenious! Lucario sounds like a perfect fit for the Forces of Nature.
Pit: We need to focus on the fight at hand.
Viridi: You focus on the fight at hand. I gotta catch my new recruit.
Pit: No! Stop!
Palutena: Pit, a wounded Lucario is stronger than it looks. Be extra careful when it's taken lots of damage.


Pit: That lady's moves are awfully similar to Marth's.
Palutena: That's Lucina. She used to introduce herself as Marth, so certain similarities seem inevitable.
Pit: What? She stole someone else's identity?
Viridi: Well, it wasn't quite like that.
Palutena: Marth had become a legend by her time—the Hero King. So Lucina took that name to bolster the morale of her own army. Think of it as a symbol of hope in the depths of despair.
Pit: That's pretty deep.
Viridi: You can't tell by looking at her, but I hear she's got a great sense of humor.
Pit: I'll try cracking a few jokes and see if that softens her up.
Palutena: The tip of her blade doesn't deal as much damage as Marth's. But her attacks are more balanced, even if they're not tremendously powerful.

Note: While Viridi's inflection in her last line suggests sarcasm, Lucina does not have a deep sense of humor within Fire Emblem Awakening; her profile states that she is "the least likely to get a joke", and in some of her support conversations, others often make remarks of her stern personality, such as Inigo referring to her as "so darn grim" and Cynthia saying she needs to "loosen up".


Pit: Look! It's Luigi!
Viridi: Always a bridesmaid, never a bride.
Pit: Aw, don't say that. After all, he even had his own year.
Viridi: I don't remember that. Though I suppose if he's number two out of all these fighters, that's actually pretty good.
Pit: His attacks are no joke.
Viridi: You're right. Have you seen his Super Jump Punch and Green Missile? In some ways, he might even be stronger than his brother. Too bad about that unfortunate L on his forehead...
Pit: I'm sure that stands for winner.

Note: This conversation references The Year of Luigi, a promotional advertising campaign where Nintendo celebrated Luigi's 30th anniversary since his debut in Mario Bros.


Palutena: You know who this guy is, don't you, Pit?
Pit: Of course I do! It's Mario!
Palutena: He was your first ally in the fight against the Subspace Army. What you may not know is that he's actually quite famous. There aren't many people who don't know who Mario is.
Pit: Man, I don't know whether to fight him or ask him for his autograph.
Palutena: Fight first, fanboy later.
Pit: Oh, do you think he'll sign my wings?!

Note: Palutena's remarks about Mario being Pit's first ally is a reference to Brawl's Subspace Emissary. Upon being sent out by Palutena to take down the Subspace Army, Pit encounters Mario's trophy in the clouds. Additionally, the earlier half of this taunt bears a striking similarity to that of Snake's Codec message of Mario in the previous game.


Pit: Get a load of Mr. Fancy Pants here.
Viridi: Is that jealousy I detect in your voice, Pit?
Pit: Why would I be jealous of Marth?
Viridi: Well, he's a prince, for starters. A handsome prince. And you're just—
Palutena: Anyway, Prince Marth's most dangerous attack comes from the tip of his sword. Avoid his blade when you're at midrange.
Pit: So I should either attack him from a distance, or get up close and personal.
Palutena: He's got a counter as well, so be on guard when you go hand to hand. If you're attacking from afar, use items to improve your chances.

Mega Man[edit]

Viridi: Hey, look! It's Mega Man!
Pit: Is that really him? It is really him! WOW!
Viridi: I hope he busts out his Mega Buster!
Pit: I wanna see his Charge Shot!
Palutena: Flame Blast!
Viridi: Leaf Shield!
Pit: Rush Coil!
Palutena: Metal Blade!
Viridi: Spark Shock!
Pit: Air Shooter!
Palutena: Crash Bomber!
Viridi: Slash Claw!
Pit: Flame Sword!

Meta Knight[edit]

Pit: I wonder what Meta Knight looks like under that mask.
Viridi: Apparently quite similar to Kirby.
Pit: If he took off his mask, could he inhale things too?
Viridi: Maybe. And maybe he has Kirby's Copy Ability as well.
Pit: So if a maskless Meta Knight copied a masked Meta Knight...
Viridi: Well, then he'd just be back where he started.
Palutena: Anyway, be careful of his quick blade and his spinning attacks.
Palutena: They don't have a lot of power, so use your shield until you see an opening.

Note: This is mentioning the fact that most of the time, when Meta Knight is defeated in a Kirby game, his mask shatters, revealing a black Kirby with yellow eyes, like one of Kirby's color schemes.

Mii Brawler[edit]

Pit: Tell me about this fighter.
Palutena: Here we have a Mii Brawler.
Pit: This fight's gonna be really easy if my opponent's unarmed.
Viridi: Listen to Mr. Tough Guy here! That's pretty presumptuous that this fight's already in the bag!
Pit: Oh, like you're one to talk about looking down on others.
Palutena: But Viridi's right. You can't underestimate this foe. The Mii Brawler is far from being "unarmed." Those fists are weapons in and of themselves. They pack a real punch, so you could watch out for even straightforward moves like the side smash.
Pit: Ok. Ok. No talking trash about any of my opponents. At least not until after the fight!

Mii Gunner[edit]

Pit: That gear looks like it belongs to Mega Man.
Palutena: Or maybe Samus.
Viridi: Wrong and wrong. That's a Mii Gunner. All of them carry arm cannons and backpacks.
Palutena: That backpack looks heavy, but that's because it's filled with different types of ammunition.
Viridi: How do Mii Gunners choose which type of ammo to shoot?
Palutena: There's a motion-controlled trigger in the arm cannon.
Pit: So the stance they take when firing tells me where they're aiming.
Viridi: Motion control... That's downright REVOLUTIONARY! We should patent that.
Palutena: Hmph. Sounds like the goddess of nature has turned into the goddess of commerce.

Note: Viridi's last line is a reference to the Wii Remote and to how the Wii console was originally named "Revolution".

Mii Swordfighter[edit]

Pit: Uhh... What do we have here?
Viridi: That's a Mii Swordfighter, Pit. As a general rule of thumb, you should take armed opponents seriously. Which really isn't easy in this case. That Mii is awfully funny looking.
Pit: No arguments there.
Viridi: But Miis are full of special moves, so it's essential to figure out what they're capable of quickly. They often have some unexpected techniques too. If you get careless, you may find yourself in big trouble.

Mr. Game & Watch[edit]

Pit: Hey, it's a Shadow Bug!
Palutena: No, that's just Mr. Game & Watch.
Viridi: Watch out for number nine, Pit.
Pit: Uh, what are you talking about?
Palutena: Mr. Game & Watch's Judge attack displays random numbers. And when it displays "9," the attack is devastating.
Viridi: Getting hit with a nine will knock out any fighter with a single strike, no matter who it is. When his back is against the wall, Mr. Game & Watch might try his luck with a Judge attack.
Pit: Leaving victory up to luck doesn't seem like the best strategy.
Palutena: Well, luck is part of every victory.
Viridi: So you'd better watch yourself, Pit.

Note: Pit references the Shadow Bugs from Brawl's Subspace Emissary as a nod to Mr. Game & Watch's role in the mode; according to Masahiro Sakurai, the Shadow Bugs are a mysterious substance that can be extracted from Mr. Game & Watch, which allowed Tabuu to create a majority of the members of the Subspace Army. Despite what Viridi says, a Judge with 9 does not actually KO an opponent immediately, but it does still have high knockback and damage.


Pit: I'm picking up on some weird kind of energy here.
Palutena: What you feel is Ness's PSI.
Pit: What's PSI?
Palutena: It's a general term for supernatural abilities.
Pit: Supernatural?! Isn't that pretty unscientific?
Palutena: Said the angel to the goddess.
Pit: What are you getting at?
Palutena: Pit, we're having this conversation via telepathy. Meanwhile, the power of flight is a type of psychokinesis, and I see you from the heavens using clairvoyance. Finally, I call you back from the battlefield with something akin to teleportation.
Pit: And believe me, I truly appreciate all do...with things...
Palutena: Anyway, if Ness tries to recover via PK Thunder and you reflect it, that will really ruin his day. Give it a try when you get a chance!


Pit: Oh, it's that explorer guy.
Palutena: Did you know that Pikmin are named after Pikpik carrots, a vegetable native to Hocotate?
Pit: Huh. Guess you learn something new every day.
Viridi: Enough with the pointless fun facts. Let's talk fighting strategy. Here's what I know about those Pikmin. Red Pikmin are strong! Yellow Pikmin fly high! Blue Pikmin have the mightiest throw! White Pikmin are fastest! Purple Pikmin are heavy and the most powerful! Be sure you remember all this, Pit.
Pit: Uh, right.
Palutena: There are also Winged Pikmin that don't attack you. Numerous Pikmin will weigh down the Winged Pikmin. And that's when you should attack!

Note: The conversations about Olimar and Alph are identical, hence Pit not referring to them by name. Alph is the only alternate character (that isn't a simple gender swap) whose Guidance conversation isn't different from the main character's.


Pit: Wakka wakka wakka wakka wakka.
Palutena: Yes, that's PAC-MAN. He was born in 1980, which means he's one year older than Mario.
Pit: Ohhh! Another industry veteran!
Palutena: His most famous form is shaped like a pizza missing one slice. He has several attacks in this form.
Pit: But the main thing is to avoid him taking a bite out of me.
Palutena: Yes, especially with those wings of yours.
Pit: What do you mean?
Palutena: I bet they'd taste great with a little barbecue sauce.
Pit: OK, enough about that!

Note: Palutena's talk about Pit's wings is an allusion to Chapter 2 of Kid Icarus: Uprising, in which Palutena speculates on the tastiness of barbecued angel wings while he flies through a lightning storm.


Pit: Wait a minute! Lady Palutena, you're fighting me?
Palutena: Don't sound so dismayed. Think of it more as a sporting event and less as...a massacre.
Pit: I really don't want to hurt you...
Viridi: That's awfully presumptuous of you, Pit!
Pit: Please! I know better than anyone else what Lady Palutena's capable of. After all, I fought her once before.
Palutena: Good luck, Pit. You're gonna need it. Of course, I won't be giving you any hints during this battle. And no powers or centurions, either!

Note: Pit saying that he has fought Palutena before references Chapter 20 of Kid Icarus: Uprising, where he is tasked with defeating Palutena after she is possessed by the Chaos Kin. The ending of the conversation references not only Pit's Smash Taunt, but also Palutena's role in Brawl; as part of Pit's previous Final Smash, Palutena's Army, Palutena would summon multiple centurions to attack Pit's opponents. In addition, with Palutena having completely different custom moves (rather than mere variations), hints about her overall would likely prove inaccurate.


Pit: Oh, it's Princess Peach!
Viridi: Guess she's taking a break from being kidnapped.
Pit: I'm so glad we never have to worry about Lady Palutena. She can take care of herself.
Viridi: Really? Wasn't she imprisoned by Medusa for a bit there?
Pit: That hardly counts. After all, we were just freshmen back then. That would never happen now that we're more experienced!
Viridi: Peach has been in plenty of scrapes herself, so she ought to be quite experienced. And yet she never learns. Sometimes I wonder if she just lets herself get kidnapped for fun.
Palutena: I don't know about that. It seems like tossing vegetables is more her idea of fun. She'll pelt you with them the entire match if you don't watch it. But she can't reload when she's jumping, so keep your eye on what she's up to.


Viridi: Aw, look at that cute little guy.
Pit: It's a Pokémon!
Palutena: And not just any Pokémon!
Viridi: Actually, that Pokémon is called a Pikachu. Pikachu evolves from Pichu. And when a Pikachu is fully evolved, it becomes a Raichu.
Palutena: It's quite rare for a Pokémon to be more famous in its middle stage than its final evolution.
Viridi: True, but Pikachu is a special case. I mean, it's the most famous of all the Pokémon.
Pit: Uh, excuse me! Hello?
Palutena: What is it, Pit?
Pit: I hate to interrupt your musings on Pokémon, but I could really use some Smash Bros. help right about now!
Palutena: Oh, right. I forgot where we were. OK, here's a tip: dodge Pikachu's Thunder, and then counterattack.
Viridi: You can also zap Pikachu by reflecting its Thunder back at itself! And nothing is more satisfying than that!


Pit: Wait a sec! Is
Palutena: It certainly appears to be the case.
Pit: You're awfully calm about this, Lady Palutena!
Palutena: Well, we've been through a similar situation in the past. Don't you recall?
Pit: Yeah, but it's still freaky. It's like looking through a twisted mirror! That reminds me. You know how Dark Pit came from a mirror? Then why doesn't he move left when I move right, and vice versa?
Palutena: Beats me.
Pit: But you're supposed to know everything! Don't you have an all-seeing eye and an all-knowing brain and all that?
Palutena: My all-seeing eye sees you getting hit.
Pit: Oh, man, really?
Palutena: I'm sure the true Pit would triumph over any doppelgänger. So I guess now we'll see if you're the real deal!
Pit: I meant to ask you about one more thing. Have you noticed that I can kind of fly on my own a bit?
Palutena: Actually, it's called jumping, Pit. Sorry to be the one to break it to you.


Palutena: Look at that cute little robot!
Pit: R.O.B. isn't a very creative name for a robot.
Palutena: I think it has a certain ring to it.
Pit: No way! Any name is better than R.O.B.! Like, hmm... How about Mr. HVC-012?
Palutena: That doesn't exactly roll off the tongue...
Pit: How about Robobuddy, Third Edition?
Palutena: And what happened to the first two editions?
Pit: Oh, good point. How about Zzzrt...Blaaat...Tron?
Palutena: Let's just keep things simple by calling him R.O.B.
Viridi: The light on its head shows you the strength of the laser it's about to fire. The moment you forget about it, it'll unleash its laser at maximum power, so watch out!

Note: Pit pronounces R.O.B. as three separate letters, unlike how Palutena and the announcer pronounce it as a full name. Pit's nickname for R.O.B., "Mr. HVC-012", is a reference to the product number of R.O.B. in Japan.


Chrom's appearance in the conversation about Robin.
Pit: There's something weird about this fighter, Lady Palutena.
Palutena: That's Robin — also known as the Avatar.
Pit: I wonder where Chrom is.
Palutena: Who knows? Probably taking a nap at home.
Chrom: I'm no idle layabout.
Pit: Whoa! Where did you come from?!
Chrom: Robin is a skilled strategist and master of both the Levin Sword and magic. Certainly more useful than a simple swordsman like myself.
Viridi: Plus, you and Ike are too similar. No point in having two characters that are pretty much carbon copies. Am I right?
Chrom: Excuse me?!
Palutena: What's more, you don't have an Aether recovery move like Ike does, do you?
Chrom: Quiet, you!
Palutena: Heh heh. Back to the topic at hand. Robin can use the Levin Sword and magic only so many times. Use this limit to your advantage, Pit.
Pit: Got it! This fight is in the bag!
Chrom: I wouldn't be so sure. For Robin's Final Smash, I plan on lending a hand. And then you'll taste the bitterness of defeat!
Viridi: We know you're trying to play the hero and all, but you can only join in if Robin gets the Smash Ball, right?
Chrom: You'll taste the bitterness of defeat! ...Right after Robin gets the Smash Ball.

Note: Contrary to what Palutena says, Chrom actually can learn Aether in Fire Emblem Awakening, as part of his basic skill set as a Great Lord; however, the animation in the class with his signature weapon Falchion doesn't include a vertical jump like Ike's, explaining the quote. Viridi's remarks about Chrom being similar to Ike also reference the reason for Chrom's exclusion from the game; after the reveal of Lucina and Robin as playable characters, Masahiro Sakurai stated that Chrom was ultimately not included as a playable character because he believed the sword-wielding character would end up being too similar to either Marth or Ike. Palutena's quip of Chrom taking a nap before his appearance in this conversation is a reference to one of his Barracks quotes on what he does during his free time.

Rosalina & Luma[edit]

Palutena: And here we have Rosalina.
Viridi: Yes, she's the keeper of the Comet Observatory and mother of the Lumas.
Pit: Why is that comfy pillow following her? ...I love pillows!
Palutena: THAT is a Luma. And this is no pillow fight!
Viridi: It does look pretty plush, I have to say.
Pit: You know, Rosalina seems kind of rough with the little guy.
Viridi: There are plenty of Lumas, so losing a few isn't a big deal.
Pit: Not a big deal?!
Palutena: Lumas will sacrifice everything to protect Rosalina. They might not look like much, but they're powerful enough to send you flying, so be careful.


Viridi: Oh, look. There's Metroid.
Pit: That's not a Metroid! That's Samus!
Palutena: Just like Link isn't named Zelda.
Viridi: And like Pit's name isn't Icarus!
Pit: OK, this joke has officially run its course.
Palutena: Moving on, then. Pit, you can reflect Samus's Charge Shot with your Guardian Orbitars. However, Samus can throw a storm of shots at you. If you use your Orbitars too often, she'll know what you're up to. So try to reflect strategically, as opposed to your...usual game plan.

Note: This conversation references confusion that sometimes occurs amongst players who frequently call the protagonists by the series' name, particularly with some referring to Link as Zelda. Additionally, the Japanese version has Viridi comment on Pit's name not being Palutena per the franchise's name (パルテナの鏡, Mirror of Palutena)


Pit: I wish I knew Sheik's true identity.
Palutena: It is one of the great mysteries of our time.
Viridi: Are you guys for real? You can't be serious.
Palutena: Compared to the other fighters, Sheik moves very quickly. Don't get overwhelmed by Sheik's speed, especially one-on-one.

Note: Pit and Palutena commenting on Sheik's true identity and Viridi not taking them seriously could be a subtle reference to the legacy of Ocarina of Time. While it is common knowledge in modern times that Sheik is actually Zelda - partially due to their playability in the Smash Bros. series itself - Sheik's identity is technically one of Ocarina of Time's biggest spoilers, revealed late in the game between the second-last and last dungeons.


Pit: I don't think I've seen that guy around.
Palutena: That's Shulk. He's 18 years old and clocks in at 5 feet 6 inches.
Pit: That's a pretty fancy sword he's got.
Palutena: That's the Monado, the sword that defeated the Mechonis.
Pit: (with an accent) Makes us look like a buncha jokers.
Palutena: The Monado can change Shulk's strengths and weaknesses. For example, it might increase his jumping ability while decreasing his defense.
Pit: (normally) So for every strength he gains, he also gains a weakness.
Palutena: Yes, and Shulk can KO opponents easier when they've sustained more damage. But if you know his weakness, he's not too difficult to deal with.
Pit: (with an accent) Let's not lose our heads, though!

Note: Pit's unfamiliarity with Shulk references how the Xenoblade series was the newest game universe to be introduced to Smash 4 (and the fact that his universe was completely absent from Brawl due to not being released until over two years later); it could also reference how Kid Icarus: Uprising was released before Xenoblade Chronicles in North America. Also, Pit's lines reference some of Reyn's battle quotes from Xenoblade Chronicles.


Pit: For being a hedgehog, Sonic really isn't very spiky, is he?
Viridi: Yeah, I've seen spikier. It's true that you're more likely to find him curled up in a cute, harmless ball.
Palutena: Not so harmless. That round shape lets him Spin Dash with ease.
Pit: I've changed my mind. He's entirely too spiky.
Viridi: Spin Dashes are hard to stop, though.
Palutena: Just keep your cool and don't lose focus. You can stop Spin Attacks using your Orbitars or Bow.

Toon Link[edit]

Pit: This guy's eyes are the size of my head!
Palutena: He must be the famous Toon Link.
Pit: Where'd he get that name from anyway?
Palutena: It's probably because he looks like he jumped out of a cartoon.
Pit: Ah, I see how it is. Hmph.
Palutena: What's the matter, Pit?
Pit: It's just not fair, Lady Palutena! One Link is handsome, and the other is adorable! They're cherry-picking the best bits!
Palutena: Awww! Is poor Pit feeling a little insecure today?
Viridi: Snap out of it, Pit! You have a fight to focus on. Here's the deal: Toon Link is quick but lighter than Regular Link.
Palutena: Don't get distracted by his weapons...or his intense cuteness! Just calm down and plan the best counterattack.


Viridi: Oh look, it's the Villager!
Pit: Villager, huh? That's not a very creative name.
Viridi: Well, what else do you call someone from a village? Anyway, you've got to respect the Villager. Word has it no one fights fairer than that one.
Pit: Why's that?
Viridi: Probably because where the Villager's from, there's a mole who goes around punishing cheaters.
Pit: Resetti!
Palutena: Anyway, the Villager's Lloid Rocket can do some real damage, so try your best to reflect it back.

Note: Pit's knowledge of Mr. Resetti may be a reference to his role as an Assist Trophy in the previous game. Additionally, the Japanese dialogue mentions how the Villager's name is the first one in Smash Bros. to be written in hiragana.


Pit: Um, Wario kind of smells.
Palutena: That's to be expected. For his Final Smash, he munches Nasty Garlic and transforms into his super-antihero alter ego...Wario-Man!
Pit: Uh... Wario-Man?
Palutena: Yes. Legend has it that Wario once caught a cold, accidentally ate a piece of Nasty Garlic, and turned into Wario-Man.
Pit: Huh. So Nasty Garlic is the key to Wario's power. Great.
Viridi: He's a real charmer, that one.
Palutena: Speaking of which... Eating seems to make Wario very gassy.
Pit: Ugh! TMI!
Palutena: I'm only telling you this for your own good. He's a ticking time bomb. Watch out for his sudden farts. And all farts in general. They're gross AND dangerous.
Pit: ...This job is really the worst sometimes.

Note: Palutena is referencing Wario's first appearance as Wario-Man in WarioWare: Touched! - however, Wario-Man's first appearance was actually WarioWare: Twisted!. Also, TMI is an abbreviation for "too much information"

Wii Fit Trainer[edit]


Pit: Who's this now?
Viridi: She's a Wii Fit Trainer. She's an exercise coach...of sorts. I hope you're in shape, Pit!
Pit: Well, I walk everywhere, so I'm probably fine.
Viridi: Oh, of course! You're always at the beck and call of the goddess of light.
Pit: Well, angels ARE messengers of the gods!
Viridi: That's where you're mistaken, Pit. Angels are nothing more than divine interns.
Palutena: In any case, be careful of her Sun Salutation move. It gets stronger with Deep Breathing.

Note: Viridi saying that "Angels are nothing more than divine interns." and Pit saying "Angels are messengers of the gods!" is a reference to when Pit asked Palutena if all gods had angels like Palutena had Pit.


Pit: Who's that fellow?
Palutena: He's a Wii Fit Trainer. He's an exercise coach... more or less. Pit, do you exercise regularly?
Pit: You know it!
Palutena: Is that because I work you too hard?
Pit: Oh, no no no! Serving you gives my life meaning. I just...need to do a little cardio to keep up with your demands.
Palutena: You're so sweet, Pit.
Pit: And always at your service, Lady Palutena.
Palutena: Watch out for his Sun Salutation move. It gets stronger with Deep Breathing.

Note: The Wii Fit Trainer is the only character with an alternate costume that changes that character's gender whose Guidance conversation for said alternate costume is unique.


Pit: It's Yoshi!
Viridi: Let me get this straight. Yoshi lays eggs, but he's actually male?
Pit: Uhh, shouldn't you know that, O goddess of nature?
Viridi: There's nothing natural about this guy!
Pit: Yeah, I see your point.
Palutena: Well, all living beings contain both female and male elements. It appears Yoshi is no different.
Pit: I wonder what's inside all those eggs... Chocolate?
Palutena: Focus, Pit. If you use your shield when Yoshi's pulling off an Egg Roll, you can grab him. Keep that in mind.

Note: This conversation is similar to Snake's Codec when performed on Yoshi as in both conversations the characters in the conversation question on how Yoshi lays eggs even if it is male.


Palutena: This isn't quite the Zelda you're used to.
Pit: I hear she no longer changes form in battle.
Palutena: That's right, but she's got a new special move: the Phantom Slash.
Pit: Where does she get the Phantom from?
Palutena: It's hard to say. Magic?
Pit: WOW! I didn't realize she was such a powerful magician.
Palutena: I could do something similar, I'm sure. But it's pretty dark magic. Now, what part of you should I use to make your Phantom?
Pit: My Phantom?! Uh, you don't have to do that for me, Lady Palutena!
Palutena: Oh, don't be scared! I'll just equip you and-
Pit: Uh what will it cost me?
Palutena: Oh, I don't know. Maybe just your...soul?
Viridi: Hahahaha! Look how pale he got! You're really scaring him! Listen, Pit, if you can knock Zelda's Phantom out, she won't be able to call it back for a bit. Keep an eye on her.

Note: Palutena's comment about dark magic references Spirit Tracks, where Zelda had the ability to control Phantoms. It may also be referencing Phantom Hourglass, where the Phantoms were creations of the antagonist, Bellum.

Zero Suit Samus[edit]

Pit: Who's that woman?
Palutena: That's Zero Suit Samus. She usually wears heavy armor, but not in this incarnation. Even so, she's still pretty powerful.
Pit: She has some pretty hurty-looking equipment. Getting kicked by those Jet Boots has gotta sting!
Palutena: You have a good deal of "hurty-looking equipment" yourself, Pit.
Pit: Yeah, and can you believe that there are some fighters that battle empty handed? Crazy!
Palutena: It's all about discipline, not weaponry. Don't worry, though. When we get home, I'll enroll you in Palutena's Boot Camp. That'll fix you right up.
Pit: Or I can just keep my weapons. Yeah, let's do that.
Palutena: Anyway, Zero Suit Samus is a difficult target to hit. Keep your attack sure and ready.

Downloadable fighters[edit]

Characters available as downloadable content use a generic Guidance conversation, presumably to avoid having to repeatedly bring in the characters' voice actors for new lines each time a new character is added. The generic conversation was discovered at launch in the game's sound files. The conversation consists of Pit, Palutena, and Viridi briefly discussing an unknown fighter. Unused and inaccessible through normal play at first, it was confirmed to be a placeholder conversation for additional fighters on April 15th, 2015, with the release of the first DLC character, Mewtwo.

Pit: Who is THAT?
Palutena: I have no data on this fighter. I can't believe it!
Viridi: It must be an intruder from another dimension!
Pit: Whoever it is, the goal remains the same: to fight and win!


  • If the player activates the Smash Taunt in Training Mode and then pauses Training Mode before Pit is finished with the animation, the conversation will play as normal but the portraits and subtitles will become desynched, with the portraits appearing out of place and the subtitles constantly disappearing. When the actual conversation ends, the portraits will stay on the screen until Pit is KO'd, a Smash Ball, Dragoon or Daybreak is spawned or Training Mode is reset.


Smash Taunt Portraits[edit]


External links[edit]

All Palutena Guidance messages

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