Pit Smash Taunt

Pit and Viridi talking about Mega Man.

In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, on the stage Palutena's Temple, Pit has a Smash Taunt where he can converse with Palutena and Viridi (and on one occasion, Chrom) about the other fighters. These conversations frequently break the fourth wall.

This is similar to Star Fox's and Snake's Smash Taunts in previous games, and like those is done by pressing the Down Taunt command in a split second.


Pit: When I think of Bowser, I always picture him in a castle, steeling himself for the fight.

Viridi: Or, you know, playing golf or racing a go-kart.

Pit: He's looking pretty aggro today. Must be because he's in a fighting game.

Viridi: When Mario first fought Bowser, I hear he had to use an axe to chop down a rope bridge and drop the big guy.

Palutena: It all sounds like something from an 8-bit action movie!

Pit: I won't lie. I'm a little scared.

Palutena: Don't be. Bowser may be powerful, but he also leaves big openings. Fight smart and look for a chances to counterattack.

Bowser Jr.

Pit: Is that Bowser Jr.?

Viridi: Yes. He's the Heir to the Koopa throne.

Palutena: I wonder if his father bought him that Junior Clown Car. It's decked out with all sorts of bells and whistles.

Pit: Hey, I just thought of an even better name for it. How about...the Shellicopter?!

Viridi: ...Needless to say, the Junior Clown Car is one tricky vehicle.

Palutena: It's immune to many attacks, so strike when Bowser Jr. is exposed.

Viridi: So what you're saying is to hit him from above, right?

Captain Falcon

Pit:'s Captain Falcon!

Viridi: Oh, he's a captain? What ship does he command?

Pit: I think he's more like a pilot or something.

Viridi: All these fighters have tons of skill and experience, but you can still hold your own. If we brought vehicles into the picture, though, that would be a totally different story.

Pit: Good thing that's not the case. I'd be no match for an F-Zero machine or an Arwing.

Viridi: Plus, those G-Diffuser systems are terrible for the environment.

Pit: Uh, you sure know a lot about space machinery. For being the goddess of nature and all.

Palutena: Anyway, if you're near Captain Falcon, watch out for his jump-and-Falcon Punch combo.


Viridi: Oh, wow! It's Charizard! Just look at those majestic wings!

Pit: Those wings might be majestic to look at, but they don't help much in the flying or gliding department.

Palutena: A little short in the flight department? That sounds like a familiar predicament.

Pit: I have no idea what you're talking about.

Viridi: Oh, Pit, denial doesn't look good on you. At least Charizard can use its wings for attacking.

Pit: And I can use my wings to fly! ...When Lady Palutena grants me the power of flight, that is.

Palutena: You know, I've always wondered if the power of flight would work anywhere besides your wings. Like your hair, for instance.

Pit: That's not funny! I'd go bald!

Palutena: But I digress. Charizard has another attack called Flare Blitz. It's powerful but dangerous, even to Charizard. Either way, dodge the attack and keep your distance while waiting for your chance to strike back.

Dark Pit

Pit: Hey! It's Pittoo!

Dark Pit: Will you quit calling me that?!

Palutena: Now where did you disappear to after the fight with Hades?

Viridi: Actually, Dark Pit works for me now. He's an officer in the Forces of Nature.

Palutena: What?!

Pit: No way!

Viridi: Just because we fought together once doesn't mean we're all buddy-buddy now. In fact, the Lightning Chariot and Phosphora are also both under my command. The battle isn't over yet!

Dark Pit: Viridi's interest and mine just happen to overlap, so for this fight, I'll be happy to launch you into stratosphere!

Palutena: Your powers are perfectly matched here.

Viridi: It all comes down to skill!

Diddy Kong

Pit: Oh look! It's Diddy Kong.

Viridi: He's Donkey Kong's little buddy.

Pit: Wonder if he'd let me win for a banana.

Palutena: Don't understimate him just because he's a monkey. He's faster and stronger than any human.

Pit: As long as he can't fly, I'm good.

Palutena: He can't fly, but he does have a Peanut Pop Gun and a inexhaustible supply of peanuts to shoot at you.

Pit: So? I love peanuts!

Palutena: Not when they're pelting you in the face.

Pit: I don't know. Still sounds pretty good to me.

Viridi: Oh Pit! What WON'T you do for a snack!

Palutena: Fighting does take strength.

Viridi: Anyway, if you can hit Diddy Kong at just the right angle, he'll drop his Roketbarrel Pack.

Palutena: However, it explodes when it lands on the ground, so watch out.

DLC Fighters (Mewtwo, Lucas, Roy, Ryu, Cloud, Corrin, Bayonetta)

Pit: Who is THAT?

Palutena: I have no data on this fighter. I can't believe it!

Viridi: It must be an intruder from another dimension!

Pit: Whoever it is, the goal remains the same: to fight and win!

Note: The reason for Palutena not having data about the DLC fighters is that they are characters that appeared too soon to have information about them.

Donkey Kong

Pit: Looks like it's me versus DK.

Palutena: His arms are like tree trunks, so his attacks are incredibly powerful. Given his size, he also moves very quickly. Combine that speed and power with his long reach, and you've got an opponent who's good at almost everything!

Pit: Yeah...except for dressing himself. That necktie really doesn't leave much to the imagination.

Palutena: True, but it is his signature look. It's probably best not to mention it.

Viridi: Yeah, you wouldn't want to be on the receiving end one of his Giant Punches or smash attacks! When he attacks you, don't use your shield. Just get out of the way, and then counterattack.

Palutena: And watch where you come in for a landing!

Dr. Mario

Pit: I don't think that's a real doctor.

Palutena: I wouldn't be so sure. He delivers crushing blows, so he must be very knowledgeable about anatomy.

Viridi: He's a quack. I hear he treats viruses by randomly throwing medication at them. Doesn't seem very safe.

Pit: I'm so glad Skyworld doesn't have checkups.

Palutena: Dr. Mario is slower than the regular Mario, but he's also more powerful. Don't get sent to the emergency room! You don't know what kind of treatment you'll get.

Duck Hunt

Pit: I don't want to fight that cute dog!

Palutena: Oh, you won't. You'll be fighting the dog AND the duck.

Pit: So...if I win... is duck on the menu for dinner?!

Palutena: Let's take things one step at a time, Pit. These two may seem like a duo, but they're actually a trio! Together they're known as "Duck Hunt."

Pit: So where's the third team member?

Palutena: Listen, just be careful. You could get shot out of nowhere.

Pit: A mysterious sharpshooter, eh? Well, that does make things more exciting!

Falco Lombardi

Palutena: Do you know who this is, Pit?

Pit: Falco Lombardi! Ace pilot on the Star Fox team! Great jumper!

Palutena: ...Exactly. Captain Falcon's already got the falcon motif. Falco looks more like a pheasant to me.

Pit: Mmm, sounds delicious.

Viridi: If I were you, I'd keep your voice down. If he hears you, he'll make you eat his boots.

Palutena: Falco used to be the leader of a galactic gang, so you can expect him to be good in a fight.

Pit: I'm starting to freak out here. I mean, this guy is famous throughout the entire galaxy!

Palutena: Watch out for long-range attacks, like his Reflector shot and Blaster.

Viridi: You'll see he's quick on the draw.

Note: Palutena's comment about Falco looking like a pheasant is correct, as Falco has been confirmed to be a pheasant by the creator of Star Fox.

Fox McCloud

Pit: Got any tips for fighting Fox?

Palutena: Fox McCloud is the leader of the mercenary flight team Star Fox. His trademark is incredible speed.

Pit (as General Pepper): It's about time you showed up, Fox!

Viridi: That was a terrible General Pepper, Pit.

Palutena: You should be wary of his Blaster too.

Pit (as Peppy Hare): Everybody, stay alert!

Palutena: Focus, Pit. You might think Fox's Blaster doesn't hurt all that much and ignore it, but you'll soon find you've taken lots of damage.

Pit (normal): Sorry-I'm back. Ok, I'll just reflect his shots with my Guardian Orbitars!

Palutena: I figured you'd say that.

Pit: Huh? Is that...not what I should do?

Palutena: Like I said, he's quick on his feet, so there's no telling when he'll suddenly rush in and grab you. You've got to watch your back constantly when Fox is around.


Note: The quotes said by Pit are all quotes said by General Pepper and Peppy Hare in the Star Fox series. The last quote, the one said by Peppy, is especially infamous among gamers.


Pit: This Ganondorf guy definitely has the evil look down pat.

Palutena: He can sometimes take another form. As Ganon, he's known as the King of Porkness.

Viridi: It's ACTUALLY the King of Darkness. He's brought Hyrule to the brink of ruin more times than I can count.

Palutena: Hmm. My Archvillian Database doesn't bring up anything about his past.

Pit: Wow, I didn't know you had that app.

Palutena: Hee hee. A goddess must preserve SOME sense of mystery!

Pit: Huh?

Viridi: One thing you should know Pit, is that there are many different Ganons.

Palutena: Just like there are multiple Links and Zeldas.

Viridi: But don't let that confuse you. I've spent years studying Ganon canon.

Palutena: Remember, Ganondorf is as heavy as he is powerful. Use that to your advantage.


Pit: What is that? Some kind of ninja frog?

Palutena: That's the Pokémon Greninja. Its strengths are agility and speed. What looks like a scarf is actually its tongue.

Viridi: As a defensive measure, I suggest rubbing spicy peppers all over youself.

Pit: How can Greninja taste anything with its tongue hanging out like that?

Palutena: It could be one of those rare ninjas that just eats very slowly.

Pit: What?! But that makes no sense! ...Anyway, just tell me how to win!

Palutena: Greninja creates throwing stars out of compressed water and unleashes them at high speed. This attack is called Water Shuriken. If Greninja starts to charge up its Water Shuriken, be prepared to reflect it back!


Pit: Does Ike look a little different to you? A little...tougher?

Palutena: Hmm...

Pit: His clothes look different, and his sword looks even more menacing.

Palutena: Yes, I suppose you're right.

Pit: And he definitely hasn't aged well.

Palutena: Well, compared to gods and angels like us, Ike is just a baby.

Viridi: I don't know how old you are, Pit, but you don't look like you've grown at all.

Pit: Oh, like you're one to talk! How old are you, anyway? Ten?

Viridi: A goddess never reveals her age, Pit.

Palutena: Break it up, you two. Back to Ike. He has a powerful side smash that will send you flying, but that's also his weakness.

Viridi: He's very vulnerable at that time, so dodge it and strike back!

Pit: I claim this victory in the name of Skyworld! SKYWORLD! SKYWORLD!


Note: Pit's comment on Ike's different appearance clearly refers to Ike being based off his more muscular appearance as a Hero from Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn.


Pit: That's Jigglypuff, the Balloon Pokémon.

Viridi: Look at the way it floats! It must be light as air.

Palutena: Don't let its cuddly appearance fool you. It's one of the most aerodynamic fighters out there. And it has a deadly attack called Rest. When Jigglypuff lands this move, the effects can be devastating.

Viridi: However, that move does render Jigglypuff vulnerable for a short period of time afterward.

Palutena: So when you see Jigglypuff start to fall asleep, that's your cue to move in for the kill.

Pit: Gotcha. I'll be sure to keep and eye out for when it nods off.

King Dedede

Pit: Who's this, Lady Palutena?

Palutena: That's King Dedede.

Pit: So what do I need to know about him?

Palutena: He's a heavyweight but has the ability to fly. And his hammer attack is no joke. But every fighter has a weakness. For example, when King Dedede throws his spiky Gordo, you can hit it right back at him. If you could eliminate him by reflecting the Gordo, that will count as your KO.

Pit: Uh... What's a KO?

Palutena: Good luck, Pit.


Pit: It's always easy to pick Kirby out of a crowd.

Viridi: Awww! He's so squishy and adorable!

Palutena: True, but he's a formidable foe.

Pit: He's got all kinds of moves and he's top notch at recovering! Does this guy have ANY weaknesses?

Viridi: Just what you'd expect: his weight. Or rather, his lack of weight.

Pit: So it shouldn't be hard to send him flying, huh?

Palutena: Right. The question is how to do that.

Viridi: Oh, that part's easy. Just keep whaling on him. Then we'll see who's stronger: that little puffball...or Kirby!


Palutena: That's one of the Koopalings, (name of Koopaling).

Pit: Hmm. The resemblance to Bowser Jr. is strong.

Palutena: That Koopa Clown Car is the mass-produced type.

Pit: I guess as heir to the throne, Bowser Jr. would get preferential treatment.

Viridi: The relationship between Bowser and the Koopalings is a real mystery.

Pit: I kind of feel bad for them.

Palutena: That's sweet of you, but not very conducive to taking them down, Pit.


Pit: Of all the fighters, Link is the one I most want to take down!

Palutena: Oh? Why's that?

Pit: We were born around the same time, and we both use a bow. He's totally ripping off my style.

Viridi: Puh-lease! Comparing Link to you is like comparing a star to a campfire.

Pit: What?!

Viridi: Just look at those chiseled features! His cheekbones could seriously cut glass.

Pit: Uh, earth to Viridi!

Viridi: Oh, I'm only kidding. The goddess of nature would never be interested in some hairless monkey!

Palutena: Oh, humans aren't all that bad. I could introduce you to him, if you'd like.

Viridi: Hmph. If you insist.

Palutena: Back to the fight at hand. Pit, you can reflect Link's projectile attacks using your Guardians Orbitars.

Viridi: Just watch out for his dreamy Clawshot!

Little Mac

Pit: This guy looks ready to fight!

Viridi: That's Little Mac. As a boxer, fighting is sort of his thing. No one can match his strength on the ground, but in an aerial battle, he's helpless.

Palutena: So you want to get him in the air and keep him from landing.

Viridi: He has a power meter that, once full, let's him unleash a lethal attack.

Pit: He seems tiny though...

Viridi: Maybe that's why he's LITTLE Mac. But even with his small stature, he's triumphed over many heavyweight boxers. Pretty impressive for a puny HUMAN.

Pit: Bring it on! The stronger the opponent, the more interesting the fight!

Viridi: That's the spirit!

Pit: Uh, I can keep using my weapons, right?

Viridi: Ugh! Yes...


Viridi: What the heck is that?!

Pit: Oh, that's Lucario. What about it?

Viridi: I've never seen a creature with a life force like that! It's like a current of water. Or a whirlpool!

Palutena: Oh, you mean Lucario's Aura.

Viridi: Aura?

Palutena: Lucario can sense the life force -or Aura- emanating from all living things. As Lucario takes more damage, its own Aura grows stronger.

Viridi: Ingenious! Lucario sounds like a perfect fit for the Forces of Nature.

Pit: We need to focus on the fight at hand.

Viridi: You focus on the fight at hand. I gotta catch my new recruit.

Pit: No! Stop!

Palutena: Pit, a wounded Lucario is stronger than it looks. Be extra careful when it's taken lots of damage.


Pit: That lady's moves are awfully similar to Marth's.

Palutena: That's Lucina. She used to introduce herself as Marth, so certain similarities seem inevitable.

Pit: What? She stole someone else's identity?

Viridi: Well, it wasn't quite like that.

Palutena: Marth had become a legend by her time—the Hero-King. So Lucina took that name to bolster the morale of her own army. Think of it as a symbol of hope in the depths of despair.

Pit: That's pretty deep.

Viridi: You can't tell by looking at her, but I hear she's got a great sense of humor.

Pit: I'll try cracking a few jokes and see if that softens her up.

Palutena: The tip of her blade doesn't deal as much damage as Marth's. But her attacks are more balanced, even if they're not tremendously powerful.


Pit: Look! It's Luigi!

Viridi: Always a bridesmaid, never a bride.

Pit: Aw, don't say that. After all, he even had his own year.

Viridi: I don't remember that. Though I suppose if he's number two out of all these fighters, that's actually pretty good.

Pit: His attacks are no joke.

Viridi: You're right. Have you seen his Super Jump Punch and Green Missile? In some ways, he might even be stronger than his brother. Too bad about that unfortunate L on his forehead...

Pit: I'm sure that stands for "winner."

Note: When Pit says "he even had has own year", he is referring to 2013, or "Year of Luigi."


Palutena: You know who this guy is, don't you, Pit?

Pit: Of course I do! It's Mario!

Palutena: He was your first ally in the fight against the Subspace Army. What you may not know is that he's actually quite famous. There aren't many people who don't know who Mario is.

Pit: Man. I don't know whether to fight him or ask for his autograph.

Palutenta: Fight first, fanboy later.

Pit: Oh, do you think he'll sign my wings?!

Note: Palutena's reference of Mario being Pit's ally in the fight against the Subspace Army is a clear reference to the Subspace Emissary, during which Pit rescued Mario's trophy from the clouds and became allies during the early parts of the story.


Pit: Get a load of Mr. Fancy Pants here.

Viridi: Is that jealousy I detect in your voice, Pit?

Pit: Why would I be jealous of Marth?

Viridi: Well, he's a prince, for starters. A handsome prince. And you're just--

Palutena: Anyway, Prince Marth's most dangerous attack comes from the tip of his sword. Avoid his blade when you're at midrange.

Pit: So I should either attack him from a distance or get up close and personal.

Palutena: He's got a counter as well, so be on guard when you go hand to hand. If you're attacking from afar, use items to improve your chances.

Mega Man

Viridi: Hey look! It's Mega Man!

Pit: Is that really him? It is really him! WOW!

Viridi: I hope he busts out his Mega Buster!

Pit: I wanna see his Charge Shot!

Palutena: Flame Blast!

Viridi: Leaf Shield!

Pit: Rush Coil!

Palutena: Metal Blade!

Viridi: Spark Shock!

Pit: Air Shooter!

Palutena: Crash Bomber!

Viridi: Slash Claw!

Pit: Flame Sword!


Note: The conversation mentions several of Mega Man's special weapons, which are used in his moveset.

Meta Knight

Pit: I wonder what Meta Knight looks like under that mask.

Viridi: Apparently quite similar to Kirby.

Pit: If he took off his mask, could he inhale things too?

Viridi: Maybe. And maybe he has Kirby's Copy Ability as well.

Pit: So if a maskless Meta Knight copied a masked Meta Knight...

Viridi: Well, then he'd just be back where he started.

Palutena: Anyway, be careful of his quick blade and his spinning attacks. They don't have a lot of power, so use your shield until you see an opening.

Mii Brawler

Pit: Tell me about this fighter.

Palutena: Here we have a Mii Brawler.

Pit: This fight's gonna be really easy if my opponent's unarmed.

Viridi: Listen to Mr. Tough Guy here! That's pretty presumptuous to think that this fight's already in the bag!

Pit: Oh, like you're one to talk about looking down on others.

Palutena: But Viridi's right. You can't underestimate this foe. The Mii Brawler is far from being "unarmed". Those fists are weapons in and of themselves. They pack a real punch, so you should watch out for even straightforward moves like the side smash.

Pit: OK, OK. No talking trash about any of my opponents. At least not until after the fight.

Mii Gunner

Pit: That gear looks like it belongs to Mega Man.

Palutena: Or maybe Samus.

Viridi: Wrong and wrong. That's a Mii Gunner. All of them carry arm cannons and backpacks.

Palutena: That backpack looks heavy, but that's because it's filled with different types of ammunition.

Viridi: How do Mii Gunners choose which type of ammo to shoot?

Palutena: There's a motion-controlled trigger in the arm cannon.

Pit: So the stance they take when firing tells me where they're aiming!

Viridi: Motion control... That's downright REVOLUTIONARY! We should patent that.

Palutena: Hmph. Sounds like the goddess of nature has turned into the goddess of commerce.

Note: Nintendo once patented motion-sensing controls for Nintendo Wii/Wii U, now, in UK, it's lost to Philips due to patent infringement.

Mii Swordfighter

Pit: Uhh... What do we have here?

Viridi: That's a Mii Swordfighter, Pit. As a general rule of thumb, you should take armed opponents seriously. Which really isn't easy in this case. That Mii is awfully funny looking.

Pit: No arguments there.

Viridi: But Miis are full of special moves, so it's essential to figure out what they're capable of quickly. They often have some unexpected techniques too. If you get careless, you may find yourself in big trouble.

Mr. Game & Watch

Pit: Hey, it's a Shadow Bug!

Palutena: No, that's just Mr. Game & Watch.

Viridi: Watch out for number nine, Pit.

Pit: Uh, what are you talking about?

Palutena: Mr. Game & Watch's Judge attack displays random numbers. And when it displays "9," the attack is devastating.

Viridi: Getting hit with a nine will knock out any fighter with a single strike, no matter who it is. When his back is against the wall, Mr. Game & Watch might try his luck with a Judge attack.

Pit: Leaving victory up to luck doesn't seem like the best strategy.

Palutena: Well, luck is part of every victory.

Viridi: So you'd better watch yourself, Pit.

Note: Shadow Bugs are substances from Mr. Game & Watch that were extracted by Tabuu, which is an unseen, but important point in the Subspace Emissary. Viridi's remarks about Judge "9" is misleading; it can kill opponents in one hit, but cannot kill them if they have taken little damage and are sent flying the opposite direction.


Pit: I'm picking up on some weird kind of energy here.

Palutena: What you feel is Ness' PSI.

Pit: What's "PSI"?

Palutena: It's a general term for supernatural abilities.

Pit: Supernatural?! Isn't that pretty unscientific?

Palutena: Said the angel to the goddess.

Pit: What are you getting at?

Palutena: Pit, we're having this conversation via telepathy. Meanwhile, the power of flight is a type of psychokinesis, and I see you from the heavens using clairvoyance. Finally, I call you back from the battlefield with something akin to teleportation.

Pit: And believe me, I truly appreciate all do...with things...

Palutena: Anyway, if Ness tries to recover using PK Thunder and you reflect it, that will really ruin his day. Give it a try when you get a chance!


Pit: Oh, it's that explorer guy.

Palutena: Did you know that Pikmin are named after Pikpik carrots, a vegetable native to Hocotate?

Pit: Huh. Guess you learn something new every day.

Viridi: Enough with the pointless fun facts. Let's talk fighting strategy. Here's what I know about those Pikmin. Red Pikmin are strong! Yellow Pikmin fly high! Blue Pikmin have the mightiest throw! White Pikmin are the fastest! Purple Pikmin are heavy and the most powerful! Be sure you remember all this, Pit.

Pit: Uh, right.

Palutena There are also Winged Pikmin that don't attack you. Numerous Pikmin will weigh down the Winged Pikmin. And that's when you should attack!


Pit: Wakka wakka wakka wakka wakka.

Palutena: Yes, that's PAC-MAN. He was born in 1980, which means he's one year older than Mario.

Pit: Ohhh! Another industry veteran!

Palutena: His most famous form is shaped like a pizza missing one slice. He has several attacks in this form.

Pit: But the main thing is to avoid him taking a bite out of me.

Palutena: Yes, especially with those wings of yours.

Pit: What do you mean?

Palutena: I bet they'd taste great with a little barbecue sauce.

Pit: Ok, enough about that!


Pit: Wait a minute, Lady Palutena, You're fighting me?

Palutena: Don't sound so dismayed. Think of it as more as a sporting event and less as...a massacre.

Pit: I really don't wanna hurt you...

Viridi: That's awfully presumptuous of you, Pit!

Pit: Please! I know better than anyone else what Lady Palutena is capable of. After all, I fought her once before.

Palutena: Good luck Pit. You're gonna need it. Of course, I won't be giving you any hints during this battle. And no powers or centurions, either!

Note: Palutena's statement about not giving Pit any help is a reference to her role in Kid Icarus: Uprising, where she would give advice on certain enemies, grant special abilities for Pit to use in combat, or send her army to assist Pit in his battles, such as the Aurum invasion.


Pit: Oh, it's Princess Peach!

Viridi: Guess she's taking a break from being kidnapped.

Pit: I'm so glad we never have to worry about Lady Palutena. She can take care of herself.

Viridi: Really? Wasn't she imprisoned by Medusa for a bit there?

Pit: That hardly counts. After all, we were just freshmen back then. That would never happen now that we're more experienced!

Viridi: Peach has been in plenty of scrapes herself, so she ought to be quite experienced. And yet she never learns. Sometimes I wonder if she just lets herself get kidnapped for fun.

Palutena: I don't know about that. It seems like tossing vegetables is more her idea of fun. She'll pelt you with them the whole match if you don't watch it. But she can't reload when she's jumping, so keep your eye on what she's up to.


Viridi: Aww, look at that cute little guy.

Pit: It's a Pokémon!

Palutena: And not just any Pokémon.

Viridi: Actually, that Pokémon is called a Pikachu. Pikachu evolves from Pichu. And when a Pikachu is fully evolved, it becomes a Raichu.

Palutena: It's quite rare for a Pokémon to be more famous in its middle stage than its final evolution.

Viridi: True, but Pikachu is a special case. I mean, it's the most famous of all the Pokémon.

Pit: Uh, excuse me! Hello?

Palutena: What is it, Pit?

Pit: I hate to interrupt your musings on Pokémon, but I could really use some Smash Bros. help right about now!

Palutena: Oh, right. I forgot where we were. OK, here's a tip: dodge Pikachu's Thunder, and then counterattack.

Viridi: You can also zap Pikachu by reflecting its Thunder back at itself! And nothing is more satisfying than that!


Pit: Wait a sec! Is that... me?

Palutena: It certainly appears to be the case.

Pit: You're awfully calm about this, Lady Palutena!

Palutena: Well, we've been through a similar situation in the past. Don't you recall?

Pit: Yeah, but it's really freaky. It's like looking through a twisted mirror! That reminds me. You know how Dark Pit came from a mirror? Then why doesn't he move left when I move right, and viceversa.

Palutena: Beats me.

Pit: But you're supposed to know everything! Don't you have an all-seeing eye and an all-knowing brain and all that?

Palutena: My all-seeing eye sees you getting hit.

Pit: Oh, man, really?

Palutena: I'm sure the true Pit would triumph over any doppleganger. So I guess now we'll see if you're the real deal!

Pit: I meant to ask you about one more thing. Have you noticed that I can kind of fly on my own a bit?

Palutena: Actually, it's called jumping, Pit. Sorry to be the one to break it to you.


Palutena: Look at that cute little robot!

Pit: R.O.B. isn't a very creative name for a robot.

Palutena: I think it has a certain ring to it.

Pit: No way! Any name is better than R.O.B.! Like, hmm... How about Mr. HVC-012?

Palutena: That doesn't exactly roll off the tonge...

Pit: How about Robobuddy, Third Edition?

Palutena: And what happened to the first two editions?

Pit: Oh, good point. How about Zzzrt...Blaaat...Tron?

Palutena: Let's just keep things simple by calling him R.O.B.

Viridi: The light on its head shows you the strength of the laser it's about to fire.The moment you forget about it, it'll unleash its laser at maximum power, so watch out!

Note: Pit's second Suggestion for R.O.B.'s name, Robobuddy, Third Edition, resembles "Robotic" and "Buddy", first and last parts of R.O.B.'s full name. HVC-012 is also another name for R.O.B.


Pit: There's something weird about this fighter, Lady Palutena.

Palutena: That's Robin—also known as the Avatar.

Pit: I wonder where Chrom is.

Palutena: Who knows? Probably taking a nap at home.

Chrom: I'm no idle layabout.

Pit: Whoa! Where did you come from?!

Chrom: Robin is a skilled strategist and master of both the Levin Sword and magic. Certainly more useful than a simple swordsman like myself.

Viridi: Plus, you and Ike are too similar. No point in having two characters that are pretty much carbon copies. Am I right?

Chrom: Excuse me?!

Palutena: What's more, you don't have an Aether recovery move like Ike does, do you?

Chrom: Quiet, you!

Palutena: Heh heh. Back to the topic at hand. Robin can use the Levin Sword and magic only so many times. Use this limit to your advantage, Pit.

Pit: Got it! This fight is in the bag!

Chrom: I wouldn't be so sure. For Robin's Final Smash, I plan on lending a hand. And then you'll taste the bitterness of defeat!

Viridi: We know that you're trying to play the hero and all, but you can only join in if Robin gets the Smash Ball, right?

Chrom: You'll taste the bitterness of defeat!...Right after Robin gets the Smash Ball.

Note: The discussion about Chrom's playability is most likely a reference to the fan backlash when he was revealed to not be playable in Lucina and Robin's reveal trailer (since he is the main character of Fire Emblem Awakening, the game from which both Lucina and Robin come), and serves as an explanation for why the Smash Bros. team made that choice. Also, this is the only discussion shown which features a character not from the Kid Icarus series.

Rosalina & Luma

Palutena: And here we have Rosalina.

Viridi: Yes, she's the keeper of the Comet Observatory and mother of the Lumas.

Pit: Why is that comfy pillow following her?...I love pillows!

Palutena: THAT is a Luma. And this is no pillow fight.

Viridi: It does look pretty plush, I have to say.

Pit: You know, Rosalina seems kind of rough with the little guy.

Viridi: There are plenty of Lumas, so losing a few isn't a big deal.

Pit: Not a big deal?!

Palutena: Lumas will sacrifice anything to protect Roaslina. They might not look like much, but they're powerful enough to send you flying, so be careful.


Viridi: Oh, look. There's Metroid.

Pit: That's not a Metroid! That's Samus!

Palutena: Just like Link isn't named Zelda.

Viridi: And like Pit's name isn't Icarus!

Pit: Ok, this joke has officially run its course.

Palutena: Moving on, then. Pit, you can reflect Samus's Charge Shot with your Guardians Orbitars. However, Samus can throw a storm of shots at you. If you use your Orbitars too often, she'll know what you're up to. So try to reflect strategically, as opposed to your... usual game plan.

Note: This is a reference to players saying Link and Samus' names wrong, such as Link being named Zelda. Interestingly, the game each character appears launched in the same year. The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, and Kid Icarus all came out in Japan in 1986.


Pit: I wish I knew Sheik's true identity.

Palutena: It is one of the greatest mysteries of our time.

Viridi: Are you guys for real? You can't be serious.

Palutena: Compared to the other fighters, Sheik moves very quickly. Don't be overwhelmed by Sheik's speed, especially one-on-one.

Note: Viridi's exasperated response to Pit and Palutena not knowing Sheik's true identity as Zelda is due to the fact that, before Super Smash Bros. Melee, Sheik's identity was supposed to be a spoiler from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, wherein Sheik would reveal herself to Link just before the final battle against Ganondorf. Since Melee gave Zelda the ability to freely change into Sheik and back, this plot twist was ruined to the point that Zelda being Sheik became common knowledge among gamers.


Pit: I don't think I've seen that guy around.

Palutena: That's Shulk. He's 18 years old and clocks in at 5 feet and 6 inches.

Pit: That's a pretty fancy sword he's got.

Palutena: That's the Monado, the sword that defeated the Mechonis.

Pit (with accent): Makes us look like a buncha jokers.

Palutena: The Monado can change Shulk's strengths and weaknesses. For example, it might increase his jumping ability while decreasing his defence.

Pit: So for every strength he gains, he also gains a weakness.

Palutena: Yes, and Shulk can KO opponents easier when they've sustained more damage. But if you know his weakness, he's not too difficult to deal with.

Pit (with accent): Let's not lose our heads, though!

Note: "Buncha jokers" and "Let's not lose our heads, though!" are one of Reyn's quotes in Xenoblade Chronicles.

Sonic the Hedgehog

Pit: For being a hedgehog, Sonic really isn't very spiky, is he?

Viridi: Yeah, I've seen spikier. It's true that you're more likely to find him curled up in a cute, harmless ball.

Palutena: Not so harmless. That round shape lets him Spin Dash with ease.

Pit: I changed my mind. He is entirely too spiky.

Viridi: Spin Dashes are hard to stop, though.

Palutena: Just keep your cool and don't lose focus. You can stop Spin attacks using your Orbitars or Bow.

Toon Link

Pit: This guy's eyes are the size of my head!

Palutena: He must be the famous Toon Link.

Pit: Where'd he get that name anyway?

Palutena: It's probably because he looks like he jumped right out of a cartoon.

Pit: Ah, I see how it is. Hmph.

Palutena: What's the matter, Pit?

Pit: It's just not fair, Lady Palutena! One Link is handsome, and the other is adorable. They're cherry-picking the best bits!

Palutena: Awww! Is poor Pit feeling a little insecure today?

Viridi: Snap out of it, Pit! You have a fight to focus on. Here's the deal: Toon Link is lighter but quicker than regular Link.

Palutena: Don't get distracted by his weapons...or his intense cuteness! Just calm down and plan the best counterattack.


Viridi: Oh, look! It's the Villager!

Pit: Villager, huh? That's not a very creative name.

Viridi: Well, what else do you call someone from a village? Anyway, you've got to respect the Villager. Word has it no one fights fairer than that one.

Pit: Why's that?

Viridi: Probably because where the Villager's from, there's a mole who goes around punishing cheaters.

Pit: Resetti!

Palutena: Anyway, the Villager's Lloid Rocket can do some real damage, so try your best to reflect it back.


Pit: Um, Wario kind of smells.

Palutena: That's to be expected. For his Final Smash, he munches Nasty Garlic and transforms into his super-antihero alter ego... Wario-Man!

Pit: Uh... Wario-Man?

Palutena: Yes. Legend has it that Wario once caught a cold, accidentally ate a piece of Nasty Garlic, and turned into Wario-Man.

Pit: Huh. So Nasty Garlic is the key to Wario's power. Great.

Viridi: He's a real charmer, that one.

Palutena: Speaking of which... Eating seems to make Wario very gassy.

Pit: Ugh! TMI!

Palutena: I'm only telling you this for your own good. He's a ticking time bomb. Watch out for his sudden farts. And all farts in general. They're gross AND dangerous.

Pit: ... This job is really the worst sometimes.

Wii Fit Trainer

Note: The Wii Fit Trainer is the only gender-variable character whose Guidance dialogue changes according to the character's gender, while Robin and Villager's Guidances avoid using personal pronouns in order to have a single dialogue.


Pit: Who's this now?

Viridi: She's a Wii Fit Trainer. She's an exercise coach... of sorts. I hope you're in shape, Pit!

Pit: Well, I walk everywhere, so I'm probably fine.

Viridi: Oh, of course! You're always at the beck and call of the goddess of light.

Pit: Well, angels ARE messengers of the gods!

Viridi: That's where you're mistaken, Pit. Angels are nothing more than divine interns.

Palutena: In any case, be careful of her Sun Salutation move. It gets stronger with Deep Breathing.

Note: In Kid Icarus: Uprising, Viridi makes a similar comment to Pit about angels being interns, more specifically she defined them as "errand spirits".


Pit: Who's that fellow?

Palutena: He's a Wii Fit Trainer. He's an exercise coach...more or less. Pit, do you exercise regularly?

Pit: You know it!

Palutena: Is that because I work you too hard?

Pit: Oh! No, no, no! Serving you gives my life meaning, I just...need to do a little cardio to keep up with your demands.

Palutena: You're so sweet, Pit.

Pit: And always at your service, Lady Palutena.

Palutena: Watch out for his Sun Salutation move. It gets stronger with Deep Breathing.


Pit: It's Yoshi!

Viridi: Let me get this straight. Yoshi lays eggs, but he's actually male?

Pit: Uhh, Shouldn't you know that, O goddess of nature?

Viridi: There's nothing natural about this guy!

Pit: Yeah, I see your point.

Palutena: Well, all living beings contain both female and male elements. It appears that Yoshi is no different.

Pit: I wonder what's inside all those eggs... Chocolate?

Palutena: Focus, Pit. If you use your shield when Yoshi's pulling off an Egg Roll, you can grab him. Keep that in mind.


Palutena: This isn't quite the Zelda you're used to.

Pit: I hear she no longer changes form in battle.

Palutena: That's right, but she's got a new special move: the Phantom Slash.

Pit: Where does she get the Phantom from?

Palutena: It's hard to say. Magic?

Pit: Wow! I didn't realize she was such a powerful magician.

Palutena: I could do something similar, I'm sure. But it's pretty dark magic. Now what part of you should I use to make your Phantom?

Pit: My Phantom?! Uh, you don't have to do that for me, Lady Palutena!

Palutena: Oh, don't be scared! I'll just equip you and...

Pit: Uh, what will it cost me?

Palutena: Oh, I don't know. Maybe just your...soul?

Viridi: Hahahaha! Look at how pale you got him! You're really scaring him! Listen, Pit, if you can knock Zelda ' s Phantom out, she won't be able to call it back for a bit. Keep an eye on her.

Note: Pit quote refers to Zelda and Sheik being separate characters.

Zero Suit Samus

Pit: Who's that woman?

Palutena: That's Zero Suit Samus. She usually wears heavy armor, but not in this incarnation. Even so, she's still pretty powerful.

Pit: She has some pretty hurty-looking equipment. Getting kicked by those Jet Boots has gotta sting!

Palutena: You have a good deal of "hurty-looking equipment" yourself, Pit.

Pit: Yeah, and can you believe that there are some fighters that battle empty handed? Crazy!

Palutena: It's all about discipline, not weaponry. Don't worry, though. When we get home, I'll enroll you in Palutena's Boot Camp. That'll fix you right up.

Pit: Or I can just keep my weapons. Yeah, let's do that.

Palutena: Anyway, Zero Suit Samus is a difficult target to hit. Keep your attacks sure and steady.