Three Sacred Treasures
The Three Sacred Treasures (三種の神器 Sanshu no Jingi) are a set of three legendary objects, introduced in the original Kid Icarus.
When used in Kid Icarus: Uprising, the Three Sacred Treasures are rather balanced—they are quite fearsome on lower Intensities, though they can be lacking in power on higher Intensities.
Their rapid continuous fire lacks strength, but they make up for it in sheer homing ability. Their forward-dash charged shots possess high knockback power, while their backward-dash continuous fire shoots five arrows in a similar fashion to that of an average bow.
Though they slow the user's walk speed and their melee attacks are average, the Arrow of Light is capable of piercing the normally invulnerable Orne, and the Mirror Shield can block attacks that make direct contact with it.
“The Gatekeepers (ENEMY) at stages 1 to 3 have these. The seal is broken when Pit has all three caskets.”
When Medusa took over Angel Land, the three treasures were stolen from Palutena's Army and placed under the watch of Twinbellows, Hewdraw, and Pandora. After invading their fortresses and defeating each boss, Pit regains the treasures and uses them in his final battle with Medusa.
“The Three Sacred Treasures have belonged to Angel Land since ancient times but are now in the possession of the Fortress Guardians. The Three Sacred Treasures give the wearer amazing powers, but can only be worn by heroes who have completed a mission.”
Palutena has entrusted each sacred treasure to a fortress guardian for safekeeping, forcing Pit to work his way from the Under World Tower to the Sky Palace to reclaim them. In the end, Palutena will always bless him with the Wings of Pegasus; depending on Pit's stats, she may or may not also grant him use of the Light Arrow or Silver Armor.
To avoid the treasures falling into the wrong hands, Palutena has hidden the Three Sacred Treasures within the sky's constellations. However, a faction known as the Space Pirates steals the constellations that contained the treasures, forcing Pit to seek them out.
After Pit retrieves the treasures, he equips them to battle and defeat Medusa once more. The three treasures are later used against Hades—however, they prove to be ineffective against the lord of the Underworld and are destroyed soon after.
The Arrow of Light, Wings of Pegasus, and Mirror Shield Pit used to defeat Medusa 25 years ago. While Pit needs them for his "first" run through Chapter 9, you can later choose to not equip them by tapping the icon on the chapter banner.
Three Sacred Treasures (3DS)
The powerful treasures used to defeat Medusa, the Three Sacred Treasures include the Arrow of Light, Wings of Pegasus, and Mirror Shield. That reminds me of a bit of trivia: there are in real life Three Sacred Treasures in Japan, but they are a sword, a mirror, and a jewel.
Three Sacred Treasures (Wii U)
The Arrow of Light, the Wings of Pegasus, and the Mirror Shield—three legendary artifacts that Pit once used to defeat the evil Medusa. When you activate Pit's Final Smash, he can use them in this game too! After firing a barrage of different bow attacks, his final shot will cause powerful light pillars to rain down on the battlefield.
- The Three Sacred Treasures were named after the Three Sacred Treasures of Japan.