Reflect Barrier

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Reflect Barrier
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Reflect Barrier in Ultimate.
User Palutena
Universe Kid Icarus
Article on Icaruspedia Reflect Barrier
A wall appears that reflects projectiles and pushes foes.
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...and reflects projectiles.
—Second half of the Counter/Reflect Barrier description from Ultimate's Move List

Reflect Barrier (反射盤, Reflection Panel) is Palutena's side special move in Super Smash Bros. 4, and part of her down special move in Ultimate.


When activating this move, Palutena raises her shield forward, summoning in front of her a rectangular wall of purple light which reflects projectiles. This barrier moves slowly away from her, pushing any opponents who make contact and vanishing shortly after. Palutena's shield damages close enemies for 5% and cannot be shielded, but does negligible knockback. While the barrier is wide and tall, it is far from flawless: if aimed right, small and guided projectiles can glance off the top of the wall and hit Palutena, and the move is unable to protect her back. Additionally, if the barrier reflects too much damage (e.g. multiple Green Shells), it will break. Unlike other reflectors, the move can be used immediately after it shatters.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, it was relocated to her down special in conjunction with her down special, Counter, and being replaced by her neutral special custom move, Explosive Flame. Now, when Palutena counters a projectile, she produces the Reflect Barrier instead of performing her usual attack.


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

1. Reflect Barrier 2. Angelic Missile 3. Super Speed
"Casts a reflective wall that moves forward for a short distance. Can be used to push rivals." "Hurtle forth and collide with enemies to send them flying." "Dash headfirst into opponents. You can even jump and attack while dashing."


Reflect Barrier in Kid Icarus: Uprising.

Reflect Barrier is an offensive-typed power that Pit or a fighter can wield in Kid Icarus: Uprising. Using this power conjures a shield that deflects projectiles from opponents for a limited time. Unlike the barrier's incarnation in Smash 4, its incarnation in Uprising is stationary, and simply blocks the path. The barrier's physical appearance and its ability to deflect projectiles in Uprising, however, carry over to Smash 4.



  • Reflect Barrier is one of six special moves to have its directional input changed throughout the series.

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