When performed, Dark Pit fires an arrow of dark purple energy. In contrast to its counterpart, Silver Bow's arrows have a shorter range and are much harder to guide when fired, but have a slightly faster traveling speed, deal more damage, and possess higher knockback, making them a more effective damage-racking and KOing option at the cost of being less effective for edgeguarding. Like Palutena's Bow, it can be charged to increase its range, and can be reversed or aimed upwards.
Special Move customization was added in Super Smash Bros. 4. These are the variations:
The Silver Bow appears in Kid Icarus: Uprising as a usable weapon. It is always Dark Pit's weapon as a non-playable character during land stages, starting with the final boss fight against him in Chapter 6.
Dark Pit's use of the Silver Bow to fire dark arrows, which the weapon did not do in Uprising, may be a reference to Dark Pit's appearances in flight stages in that game, namely the ones in Chapter 6 and Chapter 9. During those stages, Dark Pit wielded a First Blade, Pit's default weapon in Uprising and the most basic type of Blade; however, Dark Pit's version fired shots of darkness, unlike the player's version firing light shots.