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Pyra (SSBU)

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Pyra
in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Pyra
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Universe Xenoblade Chronicles
Shares character slot with Mythra
Availability Downloadable
Final Smash
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Pyra Blazes Into Battle!
—Introduction tagline

Pyra (ホムラ, Homura) is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. She was confirmed as a playable fighter alongside Mythra during the February 17th, 2021 Nintendo Direct, and is scheduled for release in March 2021 as part of Fighters Pass Vol. 2. A character showcase is scheduled for March 4th, 2021 (March 5th, 2021 in some time zones). Pyra is classified as Fighter #79.

Skye Bennett reprises her role as Pyra in English, while Shino Shimoji reprises her role in Japanese.

Known information[edit]

  • Pyra is tied to Mythra as a two-in-one fighter, similar to Zelda and Sheik in Melee and Brawl. She can transform into Mythra quickly, however, it is currently unknown if it will be bound to down special.
  • Based on their reveal trailer, Pyra and Mythra appear to have a similar moveset, with their main differences being their respective Specials as well as the speed and power of their attacks. So far, they have been shown to share an up tilt, up air, down air, and forward smash. Following the archetypical traits of a transforming character, Pyra appears to be the "slow but strong" of the duo while Mythra is the "fast but weak".
  • In a similar fashion to Palutena, Cloud, and Sephiroth, Pyra walks normally but floats during her dash.

Moveset[edit]

  • Pyra's special moves consist of her abilities as seen in Xenoblade Chronicles 2:
    • Flame Nova - A spinning attack similar to Toon Link's Spin Attack, drawing in opponents, dealing multiple hits before launching them. Likely her neutral special.
    • Prominence Revolt - An upwards slash followed by a downwards stab. Comparable to Mii Swordfighter's Stone Scabbard. Most likely her up special.
    • Blazing End - Throws her sword forward. Her sword remains spinning after traveling a distance where it continues dealing damage until it returns to Pyra's hand. Likely her side special.
    • Burning Sword - Pyra's Final Smash, consisting of Rex appearing and performing a wide-range slash before the two initiate Burning Sword. A cutscene Final Smash that shares the same scenery as Chain Attack.
  • Forward tilt - A flaming upwards slice.
  • Up tilt - An overhead slash from behind her, similar to Cloud.
  • Forward smash - A lunging two-handed sword slash, with an animation very similar to Hero and Flare Blade's fire effects.
  • Down smash - A spinning pirouette while slashing with the Aegis Sword.
  • Neutral aerial - Spins the Aegis Sword around herself, akin to Flame Nova.
  • Forward aerial - Slashes in an upward arch followed by an elegant twirl, similar to Toon Link.
  • Back aerial - Flips while slashing in an upward arch.
  • Up aerial - An overhead somersaulting slash, resembling the up aerials of most of the Fire Emblem characters.
  • Down aerial - Slashes downward in an arc, similar to Marth and Joker.

Taunts[edit]

  • Holds her sword in front of her while engulfed in flames. Rex appears and pumps his fist up.

Victory poses[edit]

  • Mythra briefly morphs into Pyra, who does a pose and spins around while morphing back into Mythra, who does a finishing pose by extending her sword out.

Role in World of Light[edit]

Despite their status as downloadable content, Pyra and Mythra do have a legitimate role in World of Light, as they appear in the base game as spirits in the Light Realm and the Final Battle respectively, meaning that they were vaporized by Galeem. The Pyra spirit can be purchased for 10,000SP in Anna's Emporium once Anna's spirit has been defeated. Purchasing this spirit does not unlock her and Mythra as a playable character; rather, they are unlocked after downloading them and freeing at least 10 other fighters from Galeem's control, just like other DLC characters.

Spirits[edit]

Pyra's fighter spirit can be obtained by completing Classic Mode. It is also available periodically for purchase in the shop for 500 coins, but only after she has been downloaded. Unlocking her in World of Light allows the player to preview the second spirit below in the Spirit List.

Additionally, Pyra has a support spirit as part of Ultimate's base game.

Reveal trailer[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Pyra and Mythra are the fourth team of characters to share a character slot via transformation, the first three being Zelda and Sheik in Melee and Brawl, Samus and Zero Suit Samus in Brawl, and Pokémon Trainer with Squirtle, Ivysaur, and Charizard.
    • Unlike Zelda and Sheik or the Pokémon Trainer, Pyra and Mythra have separate Final Smashes. The only other transforming characters with this distinction are Samus and Zero Suit Samus in Brawl, although their Final Smashes were the direct cause of their transformation. Zelda and Sheik in Brawl had the same Final Smash, but with slightly altered physics.
    • They are the first DLC characters to be transformations.
  • Succeeding Min Min, Pyra and Mythra are the second and third characters that were spirits in the base game.
    • Coincidentally, their games of origin were in consideration to have playable fighters for the base game, but the base game roster had already been finished by then, making the idea infeasible.
    • All three are also female.
  • Pyra and Mythra mark the second time in Ultimate where multiple characters share the same slot in the character selection screen while having different Fighter Numbers, with the first being the Pokémon Trainer's Pokémon.
    • However, if the player's settings are set so that echo fighters are stacked, they would actually be the third instance of this. This is because Mii Brawler, Mii Swordfighter, and Mii Gunner will share the same slot.
  • Pyra's design has been adjusted from her original appearance; her shorts cover up more of her waist and she wears an additional pair of translucent stockings under them. Unlike Mythra, this change was not present in either her base game spirit or as an alternate costume in her home game.
  • Pyra and Mythra are the fourth and fifth characters to have a Smash 4-styled poster to promote their inclusion as a playable fighter, following Inkling, Terry, and Min Min.
  • Pyra and Mythra are the fourth and fifth Fighters Pass characters to originate from an existing franchise, following Byleth, Min Min, and Sephiroth.
    • When counting all of Ultimate's DLC, they are the fifth and sixth, as Piranha Plant originates from the Super Mario series.
  • Pyra is the only character who has destroyed a Smash invitation, burning it in her case.