The Palm (破掌 Hashō, "Breaking Palm") is a type of weapon introduced in Kid Icarus: Uprising. Initially appearing as an orb with aura whirling around it, it becomes a tattoo on the user's right palm and arm when in use.
The palm allows its user to harness their own life energy in the palm of their hand, allowing them to shoot projectiles which have the best homing properties of any weapon type. To make up for this advantage, palms usually have poor range.
|Violet Palm||Palms are equipped on the wielder's arm like a tattoo, drawing upon the user's own vitality to fire a barrage of homing shots. The Violet Palm is an average example of this weapon type, with great rapid fire but basic range.|
|Burning Palm||Shots fired from the Burning Palm set enemies on fire, dealing extra damage. It has the strongest melee attack of any palm, although it features a long charge time and short firing range. And after the battle, it makes a mean BBQ.|
|Needle Palm||This palm fires needles that burrow into targets. They travel fast but have little homing ability. There isn't much difference in range between charged shots and continuous fire, so no need to think too hard about gauging your distance.|
|Midnight Palm||The Midnight Palm is geared toward defense, with ranged attacks that have a strong potential of nullifying incoming fire. It has powerful but slow shots. Its backward-dash charged shot crushes foes with a gigantic moon.|
|Cursed Palm||A nefarious palm imbued with foul magic. It fires powerful cursed shots that travel slowly and lose strength over time, yet still relentlessly pursue their targets. And the Cursed Palm's melee attack is devastating in its own right.|
|Cutter Palm||The Cutter Palm fires light rings that slice through foes. While powerful, it takes long to charge and its continuous fire lacks good homing. Despite these flaws, you can't go wrong with its homing backward-dash charged shot.|
|Pudgy Palm||This palm weapon shoots fancy, balloon-like shots. It has a short charge time and a strong overall homing ability. Its backward-dash charged shot can overwhelm almost any shot and is handy against enemy attacks in Together mode.|
|Ninja Palm||A weapon with the soul of a dark assassin. It has a short charge time, fires fast-moving shots, and boosts speed and agility. It even excels at melee attacks! On the other hand, it lacks in power, range, and homing.|
|Virgo Palm||The Zodiac weapon bearing the sign of Virgo. Features the longest firing range of any palm, and its shots grow in size as they travel. While lacking in power and homing ability, its backward-dash charged shot creates a useful defensive wall.|
|Aurum Palm||Produced with Aurum technology, the Aurum Palm has almost no homing ability, making careful aim a must. Its high energy output means it charges fast, allowing users to fire off charged shots at a rate of one per second.|
|Viridi Palm||Created by and requiring total devotion to Viridi, this palm excels at landing consecutive hits, with the damage it deals depending on where it strikes the target. Shooting from a distance will help improve its accuracy.|
|Great Reaper Palm||The Great Reaper Palm uses the power of the Great Reaper to summon Reapettes that hound targets. It takes a while to charge, but unique among weapons, its attacks have the power to halve the foe's maximum health.|
- ↑ Weapon Conversation
Pit: It's so convenient. I don't even have to carry anything.
Palutena: That's because it's basically a tattoo. It's different from other weapon types. The ink feeds off your life force and shoots bullets.