The Back Shield is an item introduced in Kid Icarus: Uprising. It can be found on the floor or in Treasure Boxes and will protect Pit from back attacks. It is primarily gold in color, with a purple gem in the center. It also appears to have several decorative wings spanning its surface. The Back Shield can complicate pursuits in Together Mode and shield Pit from on-coming attacks if he turns around. It is available in both Solo Mode and Together Mode.
- The Back Shield makes an appearance in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS as an equipable item for Smash Run.