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Kid Icarus
Of Myths and Monsters

The Underworld (冥府界 Meifu-kai, "Netherworld") is one of the three major realms in the Kid Icarus series, alongside the Overworld and Skyworld.


Kid Icarus

Similar to Skyworld, the Underworld possesses a vertical layout with architectural platforms and soil in various colors. It appears as the stage before the Overworld, and contains many enemies such as the Monoeye and Reaper.

Stage 1-1

Serving as the first stage in the Underworld, Stage 1-1 consists mostly of Shemum and Monoeyes. While this stage takes minimal effort to scale, players should be cautious of the Reapers that appear near the second half of the stage.

Enemies: Shemum, Monoeye, Specknose, Reaper, Nettler, Mcgoo
Chambers: Sacred Chamber, Enemy Lair, Treasure Chamber

Stage 1-2

Serving as the second stage in the Underworld, the majority of Stage 1-2 takes place on fall-through icy platforms.

Enemies: Monoeye, Shemum, Reaper, Mcgoo, Commyloose
Chambers: Enemy Lair, Black Market, Store, Sacred Chamber

Stage 1-3

Serving as the third stage in the Underworld, Stage 1-3 consists of smaller platforms, damage-inflicting pits, and thorns. Some candles are situated on top of platforms, but do not harm the player.

Enemies: Shemum, Nettler, Monoeye, Commyloose, Mcgoo, Reaper, Monolith
Chambers: Enemy Lair, Store, Treasure Chamber, Black Market, Sacred Training Chamber

Stage 1-4

Serving as the fourth stage in the Underworld, Stage 1-4 is a Fortress leading up to the gatekeeper Twinbellows. Many of the rooms are filled with either Ganewmedes or Kobils, and contain damage-inflicting pits located at the bottom of the screen.

Enemies: Ganewmede, Kobil, Shemum, Eggplant Wizard, Twinbellows
Chambers: Hospital, Store, Hot Spring Chamber

Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters

Known as the Under World Tower, it functions similarly to its appearance in the original Kid Icarus, containing Snakes and spiky thorns.

Stage 1-1

Serving as the first stage in the Under World Tower, Stage 1-1 possesses a simplistic format, containing only three different types of enemies.

Enemies: Bat, Cyclops Skull, Snake
Chambers: Enemy Lair, Information Center, Store, Treasure Chamber

Stage 1-2

Serving as the second stage in the Under World Tower, Stage 1-2 consists of icy terrain and many thorns. Players should proceed with caution, as the Reaper makes its first appearance in the game here.

Enemies: Bat, Cyclops Skull, King Krab, Reaper, Snake, Spitball Blob
Chamber: Enemy Lair, Hot Spring Chamber, Sacred Chamber, Store, Treasure Chamber

Stage 1-3

Serving as the third stage in the Under World Tower, Stage 1-3 consists of small platforms and thorns.

A Hot Spring Chamber is hidden right above the entrance, which can be accessed by hitting the wall with a Hammer.

Enemies: Cyclops Skull, King Krab, Reaper, Snake, Spitball Blob, Wormser
Chambers: Hot Spring Chamber, Information Center, Sacred Chamber, Sacred Training Chamber, Treasure Chamber

Stage 1-4

Serving as the fourth stage in the Under World Tower, Stage 1-4 is a Fortress leading up to the Minotaur. It contains 25 rooms inside a heart-like labyrinth.

Enemies: Eggplant Wizard, Fuzz Ball, Gubble, Snake, Slime
Chambers: Hospital, Hot Spring Chamber, Store

Kid Icarus: Uprising

Chapter 9: Medusa's Final Battle

After obtaining the Three Sacred Treasures and Underworld Key, Pit finally ventures into the Underworld. As he blows through hoards of enemies using the treasures, Dark Pit flies in to help, even lending a hand in destroying the Underworld Gatekeeper.

Pit then heads into the Underworld Castle, where he defeats replicas of Twinbellows, Hewdraw, and Pandora before heading to Medusa herself. After a long and tedious battle, Pit comes out victorious and rejoices with Palutena, though their victory is short-lived when Hades, the true ruler of the Underworld, appears before them.

Chapter 22: Scorched Feathers

After Pit sacrifices his wings to save Dark Pit, the doppelgänger ventures to the City of Souls in search of the Rewind Spring. Along the way he encounters Hades, battles the Soul-Eating Monster, discusses the process of soul conversion, and stumbles across a flowing stream of excess souls.

Eventually, Dark Pit arrives at the Rewind Spring—however, Pandora suddenly emerges from his wings and uses the spring to revive herself, causing the two to engage in battle. Once she has been defeated, Dark Pit lowers Pit's wings and dips them into the spring, returning them to their previous state.

Chapter 23: Lord of the Underworld

Pit equips himself with the Three Sacred Treasures and heads to the Underworld once more. After only a brief fight with Hades, the lord of the Underworld swiftly destroys the treasures and sends Pit to the dimension within his stomach.

Chapter 25: The War's End

Now equipped with the Great Sacred Treasure, Pit travels to the Underworld to defeat Hades once and for all. However, Hades flees to the Overworld, forcing Pit to pursue him through a portal.

Locations in the Kid Icarus series.
Kid Icarus Angel LandBlack MarketeerEnemy's LairFortressHospitalHot Spring ChamberOverworldPalace in the SkySacred ChamberSacred Training ChamberSkyworldStoreTreasure ChamberUnderworld
Of Myths and Monsters Angel LandBat ChamberFortressInformation CenterHospitalHot SpringsOver WorldSacred ChamberSacred Training ChamberSky PalaceSky WorldStoreTreasure ChamberUnder World
Uprising UnderworldOverworldSkyworldThat First TownDark Lord Gaol's CastleThat Burning TownReaper FortressLabyrinth of DeceitTemple RuinsSeafloor PalaceGalactic SeaSpace Pirate ShipUnderworld CastlePhoenix MountainReset Bomb ForestReset Bomb DepotLunar SanctumThunder Cloud TempleAurum IslandAurum HiveAurum Brain FortressDecimated TownDestroyed SkyworldPalutena's TempleAngel CannonLightning Chariot BaseThe Chaos VortexRewind SpringHades's BellyDyntos's WorkshopFinal Battleground