The Upperdash Arm (豪腕ダッシュアッパー Gouwan Dasshu Appā) is Pit's Side Special Move in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. This replaces the Angel Ring that was used in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Pit dashes forward before performing an uppercut with the namesake weapon.
The Uppercut deals 10% damage and sending opponents flying with vertical knockback, much like Captain Falcon's Raptor Boost with the difference that when it's hit in the air, he will send opponents upward. If he intercepts a projectile while dashing, the projectile will be reflected. Upperdash Arm possesses Super Armor during the uppercut, making it useful for plowing through regular attacks. The attack can KO at 150%.
While the Upperdash Arm possesses low end lag on the ground (except when shielded ), if used in the air Pit suffers from very high end lag, making him extremely vulnerable to punishment if he misses. This weakness does make it a risky move for recovery, though it can relieve pressure from edgeguarders due to its armor and reflecting capabilities. The aerial version of Upperdash Arm only deals 9% damage, and can KO at 170%.
|Pit's Special Moves|
|Standard Special||Palutena's Arrow|
|Side Special||Angel Ring||Upperdash Arm|
|Up Special||Wings of Icarus||Power of Flight|
|Down Special||Mirror Shield||Guardian Orbitars|
|Final Smash||Palutena's Army||Three Sacred Treasures|
Electroshock Arm is Dark Pit's Side Special Move. Electroshock Arm functions identically to Upperdash Arm, possessing Super Armor and being able to reflect projectiles. If used in the air, Dark Pit will still suffer from high ending lag.However, Electroshock Arm launches opponents at a 43 degree angle with electrical damage, making it ideal for scoring KO's by knocking opponents over the side blast lines, particularly if they are at the edges of the stage. The move is also is stronger than Upperdash Arm, dealing 12% damage.
|Dark Pit's Special Moves|
|Standard Special||Silver Bow|
|Side Special||Electroshock Arm|
|Up Special||Power of Flight|
|Down Special||Guardian Orbitars|
|Final Smash||Dark Pit Staff|
Interception Arm/Electrocut Arm
Interception Arm and Electrocut Arm is one of Pit/Dark Pit's Side Special Moves that can be used via customization. Pit/Dark Pit will enter a defensive stance, and will retaliate against any opponent who tries to attack them while in the stance. The countering attack will also occur if Pit/Dark Pit is near an opponent, making the counter being more focused on detecting opponents than blocking attacks.
- Acts like a counter
- Can discourage frontal approaches
- Edge-guarding method and discouragement
- Less horizontal recovery
Quickdash Arm/Quickshock Arm
Quickdash Arm and Quickshock Arm is one of Pit/Dark Pit's Side Special Moves that can be used via customization. It is the same as the default, however, it travels a longer distance, even if Pit/Dark Pit has already done the uppercut.
- Faster execution
- More distance
- Unwieldy and hard to control
|Pit's Custom Special Moves|
|Custom 1||Custom 2|
|Standard Special||Piercing Bow||Guiding Bow|
|Side Special||Interception Arm||Quickdash Arm|
|Up Special||Striking Flight||Breezy Flight|
|Down Special||Impact Orbitars||Amplifying Orbitars|
Arms are a family of weapons that attach to the user's arm and fire projectiles. This one is outfitted with a disc-shaped device that fires ring shots. As the name implies, its real specialty lies in its powerful melee dash attack. Remember to take it off before a meal, though.
Upperdash Arm originated from Kid Icarus: Uprising, falling under the Arm-class of weapons, which possesses high melee capabilities as well as the ability to fire projectiles (which is not seen in Smash Bros.), but at the cost of low range and slow attack speed. The Upperdash Arm in particular possesses a very powerful dash attack, which is seen when Pit uses the attack.
Electroshock Arm also debuted in Uprising as an Arm-class weapon, specializing in firing bursts of electricity (which is not seen in Smash Bros.). The move also knocked opponents back and inflicts paralysis, which is seen in the properties of Electroshock Arm. Dark Pit never uses this weapon in the game, though it can be used by him when he is playable.