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This article contains information on Palutena's appearance in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U; the article for the character can be found here.
Palutena

Palutena SSB4

Universe

Kidicarussmashbrossymbol Kid Icarus

Availability

Starter character

Tier

40

Palutena makes her first appearance as a playable fighter in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U.

Due to conflicts in schedule, she is voiced by Brandy Kopp instead of Ali Hillis in the English version of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U, and by Aya Hisakawa in the Japanese version of the game.

Weapons and Abilities

Palutena wields a long staff which she uses to swing and jab at her foes. She also commonly uses her shield, wings, and halo to strike at opponents.

Similar to Pit and Dark Pit's Guardian Orbitars, she has a shield in the form of her Reflect Barrier, which she can use to deflect projectiles or hit foes if summoned directly next to them.

In addition, she uses Powers in all of her Specials, such as Autoreticle, Warp, and Counter.

Ranking as a Character

While Palutena is not easy for beginners like Pit and Dark Pit are, she is still a formidable fighter that excels in aerial attacks and combos. However, due to severe beginning and/or end lag on most of her moves, limited KOing options, and being relatively light weight which makes her easy to juggle, Palutena currently ranks 40th out of 58 characters.

Alternate Costumes

Palutenaalt

Moves

Standard: Ground

Neutral Attack

Description A simple jab of the orb part of her staff. If the A button is continuously tapped or held, Palutena will begin repeatedly jabbing her staff into the opponent. She can continuously inflict damage on an opponent upon making contact.
Damage Neutral Attack: 3%
Continuous Attack: Roughly 1% per hit, 3% on release
Button Code A
Up Tilt
Palutenauptilt
Description Palutena gets down to her knees and swings her staff above her head.
Damage First 6 Hits: 1.2% each
Seventh Hit: 2%
Button Code Up (Hold) > A
Side Tilt
Palutenasidetilt
Description Palutena extends her arm out and swings her staff at the opponent.
Damage 2 Hits: 6% each (Staff Head), 4% each (Staff End)
Button Code Left/Right (Hold) > A
Down Tilt
Palutenadowntilt
Description Palutena crouches down and swings her staff in front of her, striking at the opponent's feet. This move slightly launches opponents upward.
Damage 8% (Staff Head), 5% (Staff End)
Button Code Down (Hold) > A
Dash Attack
Palutenadashattack
Description Palutena runs forward and rams into her opponents with her shield.
Damage 9% (Clean Hit), 5% (Late Hit)
Button Code Run > A

Smash

Up Smash
Palutenaupsmash
Description Palutena raises her staff, creating a giant blue beam of light.
Damage Bottom of Beam: 16% (Uncharged), 22% (Fully Charged)
Middle: 12% (Uncharged), 16% (Fully Charged)
Top: 9% (Uncharged), 12% (Fully Charged)
Button Code Up + A > Release
Side Smash
Palutenasidesmash
Description Palutena leans forward and generates a pair of wings, stretching them outward to hit opponents. If the tips of the wings connect, they won't inflict any damage—instead, they will have a slight gale effect, pushing opponents away.
Damage Uncharged: 16% (Close-range), 13% (Mid-range)
Fully Charged: 22% (Close-range), 18% (Mid-range)
Button Code Left/Right + A > Release
Down Smash
Palutenadownsmash
Description Palutena reveals her wings and slams them against the ground, striking opponents on either side of her. If the tips of the wings connect, they won't inflict any damage—instead, they will have a slight gale effect, pushing opponents away.
Damage Uncharged: 15% to both sides (Close-range), 13% to both sides (Mid-range)
Fully Charged: 21% to both sides (Close-range), 18% to both sides (Mid-range)
Button Code Down + A > Release

Standard: Aerial

Neutral Aerial
Palutenaneutralaerial
Description Palutena slowly spins her staff in front of her, hitting in all directions.
Damage First 5 Hits: 1.7% each
Sixth Hit: 5%
Button Code (Mid-air) A
Up Aerial
Palutenaupaerial
Description Palutena jumps up and strikes her opponent with her halo. It can easily connect with opponents and juggle them in the air, and has good launching power, making it one of her more viable KOing moves.
Damage First 4 Hits: 1% each
Fifth Hit: 5%
Button Code (Mid-air) Up + A
Forward Aerial
Palutenaforwardaerial
Description Palutena stretches out horizontally to kick the opponent in front of her.
Damage 9%
Button Code (Mid-air) Forward Directional Input + A
Back Aerial
Palutenabackaerial
Description Palutena hits her opponent with her shield in the opposite direction.
Damage 12%, 9% (Extremely close-range)
Button Code (Mid-air) Backwards Directional Input + A
Down Aerial
Palutenadownaerial
Description Palutena kicks downwards while falling.
Damage 9%
Button Code (Mid-air) Down + A

Grab and Throw

Grab
Palutenagrab
Description Palutena can grab opponents and hold them. While she is doing this, she can hit them with an invisible force, send them flying into the air, smash them into the ground, toss them forward or behind herself, or let them go without causing any damage should the opponent escape the hold.
Damage N/A
Button Code Grab
Pummel
Palutenapummel
Description Palutena's staff shines as she magically hits the opponent with an invisible force. This is repeatable until the opponent is thrown, or breaks free of the grab.
Damage 3% per hit
Button Code Repeatedly press the Grab button
Up Throw
Palutenaupthrow
Description Palutena raises her staff, magically sending opponents upward.
Damage 8%
Button Code Grab > Up
Forward Throw
Palutenaforwardthrow
Description Palutena spreads her arms and magically throws the opponent forward.
Damage 9%
Button Code Grab > Forward Directional Input
Back Throw
Palutenabackthrow
Description Palutena bends backwards and magically throws the opponent behind her.
Damage 10%
Button Code Grab > Backwards Directional Input
Down Throw

Description Palutena throws the opponent downwards, which launches them upwards once finished.
Damage 5%
Button Code Grab > Down

Dodge

Neutral Dodge
Palutenaneutraldodge
Description Palutena leans back and briefly disappears, narrowly dodging incoming attacks. This renders Palutena invincible for a very brief period of time.
Damage N/A
Button Code Shield/Grab > Down
Side Dodge
  • Dodging forward.
  • Dodging backwards.

Description Dashes to the side and briefly disappears. This renders Palutena invincible for a very brief period of time.
Damage N/A
Button Code Shield/Grab > Left/Right
Aerial Dodge
Palutenaaerialdodge
Description Palutena leans back in the air and briefly disappears, narrowly dodging incoming attacks. This renders Palutena invincible for a very brief period of time.
Damage N/A
Button Code (Mid-air) Shield/Grab

Recovery

Ground Recover

Description If Palutena attacks while she is down, she will get up and swing her staff to either side of her.
Damage 7% to either side
Button Code (While laying down) Any attacking button
Slip Recover

Description If Palutena attacks while she is down after slipping, she will get up and jab her staff to either side of her.
Damage 5% to either side
Button Code (While sitting down) Any attacking button
Ledge Recover
Palutenaledgerecover
Description If Palutena is holding onto the edge of a platform, she can quickly pull herself up and kick any foes in front of her.
Damage 7%
Button Code (While hanging from the ledge) Any attacking button

Special

Neutral Special: Autoreticle

"Fire energy blasts from your staff directly at an opponent in front of you."
Description Palutena locks onto an opponent in front of her, shooting three blasts in their direction.
Damage 2.9% per hit (3 hits total)
Button Code B
Up Special: Warp

"Teleport in any direction. You can't attack or be attacked while warping."
Description Palutena disappears and warps to another location nearby.
Damage N/A
Button Code Up + B
Side Special: Reflect Barrier
Palutenasidespecial
"Cast a reflective wall that moves forward for a short distance. Can be used to push rivals."
Description Palutena summons a red barrier in front of her, deflecting any incoming projectiles.
Damage 5% (Shield), reflects projectiles at 1.17x damage
Button Code Left/Right + B
Down Special: Counter

"Prepare for an opponent's attack, and strike back when struck."
Description Palutena readies herself for incoming attacks, then strikes at an opponent upon impact.
Damage Deals back 1.3x damage of attacks countered (minimum of 10%)
Button Code Down + B

Custom Special

Neutral Special: Explosive Flame
Palutenacustomneutralspecial1
"Create a blast in front of you that can hit opponents multiple times."
Description Creates a sphere-shaped explosion a fixed distance away.
Damage First 6 Hits: 0.8% each
Seventh Hit: 4.2%
Button Code B
Neutral Special: Heavenly Light
Palutenacustomneutralspecial2
"Surround yourself in rays of light that damage opponents."
Description Rays of light shine down over Palutena, damaging any opponents within its radius. While it deals no knockback or flinching to opponents, it gently pushes opponents out of its field and away from Palutena, and deals damage at a rapid rate. The attack button can be held to extend the attack's duration.
Damage 1% per hit (up to a total of 36%)
Button Code B
Up Special: Jump Glide
Palutenacustomupspecial1
"Jump into the air and glide around. Move faster by pressing left or right."
Description Palutena jumps up and glides through the air.
Damage N/A
Button Code Up + B
Up Special: Rocket Jump
Palutenacustomupspecial2
"Create an explosion at your feet that blasts you into the air. Also damages opponents."
Description Palutena creates an explosion at her feet, which launches herself up into the air and damages any nearby opponents.
Damage 12% (Ground), 10% (Mid-air)
Button Code Up + B
Side Special: Angelic Missile
Palutenacustomsidespecial1
"Hurtle forth and collide with enemies to send them flying."
Description Palutena shoots herself forward in a missile-like fashion at the opponent.
Damage 13%
Button Code Left/Right + B
Side Special: Super Speed
Palutenacustomsidespecial2
"Dash headfirst into opponents. You can even jump and attack while dashing."
Description Palutena charges forward through her opponents at high speeds—however, there is a small cool-down period after deactivation.
Damage Between 0%-7%; deals more damage the further out she travels
Button Code Left/Right + B
Down Special: Lightweight

"Makes you lighter and significantly faster, but you'll also be easier to launch as a result."
Description Boosts Palutena's speed and jumping abilities upon activation, but also causes her to be launched and KO'd more easily. There is a short cool-down period after the end of the move, during which Palutena will be slower than usual.
Damage N/A
Button Code Down + B
Down Special: Celestial Firework

"Shoot a firework into the air. The firework explodes when hit or after a short time."
Description Palutena shoots a single firework into the sky in front of her.
Damage First Hit: 3.2%
Last 4 Hits: 1.2% each
Button Code Down + B

Final Smash

Black Hole Laser

Description Palutena summons a Black Hole on her opponents to keep them in place, then rushes off the stage to shoot them with a Mega Laser.
Damage First 12 Hits: 2.4% each
Thirteenth Hit: 12%
Button Code (After breaking open the Smash Ball) B

Quotes

Taunts
Palutenauptaunt
Youshallbepurified
"You shall be purified!"
Palutenasidetaunt
Palutenalaugh1
Palutena laughs and spins around her staff.
Palutenadowntaunt
Readywhenyouare
"Ready when you are."
Combat Phrases
Down/Forward Smash
Goddesswings
"Goddess wings!"
Autoreticle
Autoreticle
"Autoreticle!"
Explosive Flame
Explosiveflame
"Explosive Flame!"
Heavenly Light
Heavenlylight
"Heavenly Light!"
Warp
Warp
"Warp!"
Jump Glide
Jumpglide
"Jump Glide!"
Glide
"Glide!"
Rocket Jump
Rocketjump
"Rocket Jump!"
Counter
Counter
"Counter!"
Lightweight
Lightweight
"Lightweight!"
Celestial Firework
Celestialfirework
"Celestial Fireworks!"
Reflect Barrier
Reflect
"Reflect!"
Angelic Missile
Angelicmissile
"Angelic Missile!"
Missile
"Missile!"
Super Speed
Superspeed
"Super Speed!"
Black Hole Laser (Final Smash)
Blackholeandmegalaser
"Watch this. Black Hole! And Mega Laser!"
KO'd (Occasionally)
Ohno
"Oh no!"
Victory Phrases
Palutenavictorypose3
Toobadforyou
"Too bad for you."
"Poor little Pittoo."
Palutenavictorypose2
Noonecanhidefromthelight
"No one can hide from the light!"
Sosorryaboutthatpit
"Oh. So sorry about that, Pit."
Palutenavictorypose1
Palutenalaugh2
Palutena spins around her staff and laughs.

Trophy Information

Palutena

Fig 10 palutena

In Kid Icarus: Uprising, the goddess of light uses telepathy to communicate and grants miracles to support Pit on his adventure. In Smash Bros., she has special moves like Warp and Heavenly Light at her disposal. She's very adaptable—you can customize her into a long- or close-range fighter!

Fig 10 palutena v

Palutena (Alt.)

Palutena's Reflect Barrier side special deflects any attacks and projectiles that come at her from the front. Unlike others' reflective moves, she can move a bit while this barrier is active. If you really want to ruin someone's day, you can push him or her over an edge using this move.

Fig 10 palutena f

Black Hole Laser

Palutena's Final Smash. After doing a divine twirl, she creates a black hole in front of her, drawing in her opponents. When she's got 'em where she wants 'em, she follows up with a wide laser beam that reaches from one edge of the screen to the other. It even changes direction slightly, just in case someone managed to avoid the black hole.

Palutena

Palutena3DStrophy

In Kid Icarus: Uprising, the goddess of light uses telepathy to communicate and grants miracles to support Pit on his adventure. In Smash Bros., she has special moves like Warp and Heavenly Light at her disposal. She's very adaptable—you can customize her into a long- or close-range fighter!

Palutenaalt3DStrophy

Palutena (Alt.)

Palutena's Reflect Barrier side special deflects any attacks and projectiles that come at her from the front. Unlike other reflective moves, you can leave this barrier in place and it will keep reflecting. If you really want to ruin someone's day, you can push him or her over an edge using this move.

Miscellaneous

Idle Poses

Victory Theme

Kidicarusvictorytheme
A remixed excerpt from the original Kid Icarus's title theme. Palutena shares her victory theme with Pit.

Other

Sound Clips
Character Select
Palutenaselect
Crowd Cheer
Palutenacrowdcheer
The crowd cheers "Pa-lu-te-na!"

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