Palutena holds up her shield and shouts "Counter!" If struck, she will strike the opponent with her staff and deal 1.3x the damage of the countered attack with a minimum of 10%.
Palutena's Counter is the slowest of all the counters in the game, being only active at frame 10, and possesses high ending lag if it does not trigger. It is also one of the few counters with a sourspot and deals low knockback, making it one of the weakest counters in the game. However, despite its weaknesses, it does grant Palutena a solid defensive option, particularly against pressuring characters.
Counter is a stat-based power that Pit or a fighter can wield in Kid Icarus: Uprising. Using that power, the user will be under its effect temporarily. During the time the power is active, any attack that lands will be retaliated. This power also prevents knockback.