The Space Pirates (星賊 Hoshi Zoku, "Star Thieves") are one of the factions introduced in Kid Icarus: Uprising.

Ruled by the Space Pirate Captain, they are a group of thieves that travel through the Galactic Sea in their Space Pirate Ship and steal constellations from the skies.

Physical Appearance

Space Pirates are stocky, vaguely insectoid creatures, most notable for their armor-like exoskeletons. This armor serves to protect the glowing interiors of their bodies, with their organic limbs visible between segments. The center of their armors also possess what appears to be a face, featuring a single left eye and a mouth piece with two slits built in to allow for vocal communication.

The color of their exoskeletons vary by rank, with the captain possessing a red exoskeleton, the sniper possessing a dark gray exoskeleton, the commando possessing a green exoskeleton, and the regular Space Pirate possessing a yellow exoskeleton.



Chapter 8: The Space-Pirate Ship

As Pit gets ready for his battle with Medusa, Palutena informs him that she hid the Three Sacred Treasures in the constellations, which were stolen by a faction known as the Space Pirates. To make matters worse, the Underworld Army begin raiding the Space Pirates in an attempt to claim the treasures for themselves, so Pit and Palutena give chase through the Galactic Sea.

Pit manages to infiltrate the ship, fighting both the Space Pirates and the Underworld Army along the way. Once he reaches the ship deck, he encounters the Space Pirate Captain shouting orders. As Pit and Palutena discuss what he may be saying, tentacles suddenly emerge from underneath the ship, which grab the Captain and toss him into the mouth of a giant space Kraken.


  • The Space Pirates vaguely resemble the Space Pirates of the Metroid franchise—the sister series to Kid Icarus. Particularly, their animations and general builds resemble the Pirates from Metroid Prime, while grenade-wielding Pirate Commandos hail from Prime 2: Echoes.
    • The yellow Space Pirate's Idol reveals that its armor is actually an exoskeleton—another nod to Metroid's insectoid Space Pirates.
    • The gibberish banter that comes from the Space Pirate Captain throughout Chapter 8 sounds much like the battle cries heard in Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2.
  • The Space Pirates are the only enemy types the Chaos Kin does not replicate.

Characters in the Kid Icarus series.
Kid Icarus PitPalutenaMedusaHewdrawPandoraTanatosFriendly GodNurseGod of Poverty
Of Myths and Monsters PitPalutenaOrcosDonCrowZeusNurseGod of Poverty
Uprising Palutena's Army

PitPalutenaCenturion (Centurion StrongarmCenturion Knight)

Underworld Army

MedusaHadesPandora (Amazon Pandora) • ThanatosGaolHewdraw

Forces of Nature



Dark PitMagnusPyrrhon (Aurum Pyrrhon) • Chariot MasterDyntosPoseidonGirlDogFighter


Chaos KinSpace Pirate Captain

Enemies in the Kid Icarus series.
Kid Icarus EelEyeCommylooseDaphneEggplant WizardErinusGanewmedeGirinHewdrawHolerKeepahKeronKobilKomaytoMcgooMedusaMickMinosMoilaMonoeyeMonolithNettlerOctosPandoraPlutonPluton FlyReaperReapetteRokmanShemumShulmSnowmanSpecknoseSyrenTamamboTanatosTotemTrosTwinbellowsUranosZuree
Of Myths and Monsters BatBig ToeBusy BeeCyclops HopperCyclops SkullEggplant WizardFire SerpentFireballFuzz BallGlobeGruffGubbleKing KrabKomaytoLunusMercMinotaurMonolithOctusOrcosPuttPythagorasReaperShadow MaskSkull WingSlimeSnakeSpitball BlobSpunkySticky TalonStone GolemTotemWormser
Uprising Underworld Army

MonoeyeWave AnglerMedusaOctosKeronGyrazerShemumNettlerSkuttlerMikGanewmedeCrawlerTwinbellowsSyrenShripPorcuspineBelunkaHandoraCoralBoogityMonolithSplinSpecknoseCommylooseZurretShulmFire WyrmShildeenDark Lord GaolParamushThree-Headed HewdrawKomaytoDaphneStackjawMonomiknoseMinosMerenguyHewdraw HeadMega MusselGloomerangHewdraw RebornReaperReapetteShelboZureeOrneTortolunkEggplant WizardClubberskullGreat ReaperMagmooBlusterFort OinkGirinLeoxArminPandoraPetribomberSnongVakloomSinistewBrawny ClawsSnowmanFrozumPlutonZik & ZakBumbledropThanatosRemoblam & RemoblamlingCollinPhilTrailtailShootflyUnderworld GatekeeperIgniotSuit of SkuttlerTempura WizardErinusGuttlerAmazon PandoraCellular HandoraCellular BlusterCellular MonoeyeCellular KomaytoCellular IgniotCellular SinistewCellular SnongCellular SkuttlerCellular GyrazerCellular ShildeenHades's HeartHades

Space Pirates

Space PirateSpace Pirate SniperSpace Pirate Commando

Forces of Nature

Reset BombNutskiTrynamiteZertBladerDibble DopParashooterLurchthornPew PewPipUrgleHugwormToxiecapLethiniumJitterthugBoom StomperMahvaCragalancheBadootBumpety BombMudroneCacawSkreetleCaptain FlareMeebaMegontaForces of Nature GuardReset Bomb PodFlageClobblerArlonPhosphora


TribyteBlitQuoilJyokClaxisDohzPlixoKolmaTaklaxXonemeSioZaurumBagloRezdaZrinkAurum CoreRozNukleenBiotaAurum MonoeyeAurum MikAurum PipAurum Fire WyrmAurum SpecknoseAurum SkuttlerAurum UrgleAurum ShemumAurum GeneratorAurum BrainAurum Pyrrhon

Palutena's Army

CenturionCenturion KnightCenturion StrongarmJuggernautPit's BodyPalutena


Chaos KinShadow Pit


TreasurefishRare TreasurefishSoufleeMimicutieDark PitKrakenPhoenixChariot MasterSoul-Eating MonsterMagnusPseudo-PalutenaGreat Sacred Treasure