Pit (ピット, Pit) is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. He was confirmed as a playable character on June 12th, 2018. Pit is classified as fighter #28.
Antony Del Rio and Minami Takayama reprise their roles as Pit in the English and Japanese versions of the game, respectively, through recycled voice clips from Smash 4 along with some new ones. As in Smash 4, Del Rio remains uncredited with his role.
How to unlock
Complete one of the following:
With the exception of the third method, Pit must then be defeated on Skyworld.
Changes from Super Smash Bros. 4
Having been often regarded as a mid-tier character in Smash 4, Pit has been drastically buffed in the transition to Ultimate. Pit's aerial game is significantly improved as a result of the universally decreased landing lag, putting his overall landing lag more in line with the rest of the cast, which makes his aerial attacks safer to use against shields (complemented further by out of shield options being weakened) and strengthens his neutral game as a result. Adding to this, his aerials themselves have been buffed to varying degrees; his neutral, forward and up aerials deal more damage, with the former also connecting more reliably, and his down aerial being easier to meteor smash with, due to its larger meteor hitbox. Pit has also received buffs to his ground game, as his up tilt and down tilt have received less ending lag and more favorable angles that turn them into more reliable combo starters; and his neutral attack's infinite, previously unreliable due to its poor linking, is much more effective for racking up damage due to the several tweaks it has received. Moreover, his special move kit has increased utility, with both Palutena Bow and Guardian Orbitars being sped up, bolstering Pit's abilities to camp and reflect opposing projectiles.
One of Pit's most importantly buffed areas, however, is his KO ability, previously mediocre due to his lack of safe KO options (especially in comparison to the rest of the cast). In Ultimate, his dash attack, back aerial, down aerial, and Upperdash Arm have all had their knockback increased to the point of KOing reliably at high percentages, while his neutral and forward aerials are better for edgeguarding due to their slightly higher knockback. This is complemented by Pit's already existing KO options, as well as his generally more effective damage racking ability due to his higher damage outputs and larger amount of combo starters, ultimately granting him a much stronger offensive game.
Overall, Pit is a considerably better character than in Smash 4, as while he has received a few nerfs, they have a comparatively weaker impact on him, to the point of being almost entirely negated by his larger amount of buffs. How he fares compared to the rest of the cast, however, is yet to be seen as he currently has very few tournament results in the early metagame of Ultimate.
Throws and other attacks
Note: All numbers are listed as base damage, without the 1v1 multiplier.
Classic Mode: Fighting for the Goddess!
Pit's opponents are similar to the enemies he faces in Kid Icarus Uprising.
Role in World of Light
Pit was among the fighters that were summoned to fight the army of Master Hands.
Pit tried to rally the other fighters to fight the army of Master Hands; he felt confident that the fighters would win the exchange against the Master Hands. Pit was present when Galeem unleashed his beams of light. He was flying alongside Dark 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.
He appears in the Temple of Light sub-area at the very end. Defeating him allows access to a bridge that was previously blocked by being engulfed in light.
He is later seen alongside several other fighters, as they make their final stand against Galeem and Dharkon.
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 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.
Additionally, Pit makes an appearance in a few Primary Spirits.
In Spirit battles
As the main opponent
As a minion
Character Showcase Video
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