Back Shield is an item introduced in Kid Icarus: Uprising. It protects the player by guarding their rear. The item was added to the Super Smash Bros. series. in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U blocking most attacks from the rear.
In Kid Icarus Uprising, it can be found randomly in Treasure Boxes. It will protect Pit from attacks to his back and rotate along with him. In Together Mode, the Back Shield can have its behavior tricked into protecting Pit's front.
Super Smash Bros
When grabbed, the shield protects the fighter's rear. On its own, the shield will last 30 seconds though this is reduced by the amount of damage it takes. The back shield slightly pushes fighters it comes in contact with. As an item in Smash Tour, it is a red item that gives the player a back shield at the start of the fight
- This durable, defensive shield comes to Smash Bros. from Kid Icarus: Uprising. If you pick it up, it will attach itself to you, protecting your back from most threats. It won't stop grabs or piercing attacks, however, and it only lasts so long before vanishing.
- Nintendo 3DS: Kid Icarus Uprising (03/2012)