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Pegasus Knight

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Pegasus Knight

FESoV Pegasus Knight.png
Artwork of the Pegasus Knight from Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

A knight astride a pegasus with superior mobility.

Weapon(s)
Skill(s)

The Pegasus Knight (Japanese: ペガサスナイト Pegasus Knight) is a flying, pegasus-mounted class which debuted in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, and has appeared in every Fire Emblem series game to date; it is replaced in the standard gameplay of Fates by the otherwise identical Sky Knight class, but the Pegasus Knight class itself is available via promotional downloadable content. In almost all of its appearances, it is a basic class which promotes to the Falcon Knight in most cases; the exceptions are Thracia 776, in which it is instead an advanced class, and Fates, where (like all other DLC-exclusive classes) it is a special class capable of reaching level 40. In all appearances they wield lances, except when dismounted in Thracia 776.

Among basic classes, Pegasus Knights are rather frail and somewhat lacking in HP, strength and defense, but compensate for it with unusually high resistance for a physical unit, high speed and skill, and excellent mobility unhindered by terrain penalties. As the archetypical flying unit, they like all others possess a distinct vulnerability to bows and, depending on the game, some or all wind magic tomes. While in general risky to use for these shortcomings, Pegasus Knights will typically overcome their statistical flaws with levelling and prove to be rewarding to use; they are particularly efficient at combating magic-wielding units with their high resistance, and at rescuing allied units quickly.

In Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light and Mystery of the Emblem, Pegasus Knights instead promoted to Dracoknights; the Falcon Knight was introduced in Gaiden and became the Pegasus Knight's standard class changed form from Genealogy of the Holy War onward. Other class change options have existed for Pegasus Knights throughout the series: The Sacred Stones gave them an alternative promotion choice with the Wyvern Knight, as did Awakening with the Dark Flier. In the remakes Shadow Dragon and New Mystery of the Emblem, Pegasus Knights can promote to either Falcoknight or Dracoknight depending on the class change item used, with Dracoknight being more common. In Thracia 776, the Pegasus Knight functions as the promoted form of the Pegasus Rider instead. In two games they have the ability to dismount: in Mystery of the Emblem they become Knights when dismounted, and in Thracia 776 they merely become a dismounted version of themselves; in both cases, they are forced to use only swords while dismounted.

Stats

Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience Weapon Level
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light 16 4 -- 5 11 0 6 0 8 -- -- 36 Sword/Lance: 9
Gaiden 26 8 -- 3 9 0 7 7 7 -- -- 40 Lance
Mystery of the Emblem 16 5 -- 5 7 0 6 6 8 -- -- 32 Lance: 9
Genealogy of the Holy War 35 7 0 7 12 0 5 7 8 -- -- -- SNESRankSword.png B SNESRankLance.png B
Thracia 776 18 (18) 4 (3) 5 (5) 5 (4) 8 (6) 0 (0) 3 (2) -- 9 (6) 5 (5) -- -- SNESRankSword.png -- (E) SNESRankLance.png D (--)
The Binding Blade 14 4 -- 5 5 0 3 2 7 5 -- -- GBARankLance.gif D
The Blazing Blade 14 4 -- 5 5 0 3 2 7 5 -- -- GBARankLance.gif D
The Sacred Stones 14 4 -- 5 5 0 3 2 7 5 -- -- GBARankLance.gif D
Path of Radiance 14 4 0 4 8 0 3 2 8 7 23 -- GCNRankLance.gif D
Radiant Dawn 16 5 0 6 9 0 6 5 8 7 23 -- WiiRankLance.png D
Shadow Dragon 16 4 2 5 7 0 5 6 8 -- -- -- DSRankLance.png E
New Mystery of the Emblem 16 4 2 5 7 0 7 0 8 -- -- -- FE12RankLance.png E
Awakening 16 4 2 7 8 0 4 6 7 -- -- -- Lances E
Fates 18 6 1 7 10 5 4 9 8 -- -- -- FE14RankLance.png E
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia 20 8 -- 4 7 6 4 6 7 -- -- 40 FE15RankLance.png
Pegasus Knights in Gaiden and Shadows of Valentia also have a base class strength of 6.

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light 52 20 -- 20 20 20 20 20 20 -- Sword/Lance: 20
Gaiden 52 40 -- 40 40 40 40 40 40 -- Lance
Mystery of the Emblem 52 20 -- 20 20 20 20 20 20 -- Lance: 20
Genealogy of the Holy War 80 22 15 22 27 30 20 22 8 -- SNESRankSword.png B SNESRankLance.png B
Thracia 776 80 (80) 20 (20) 20 (20) 20 (20) 20 (20) 20 (20) 20 (20) -- 20 (20) 20 (20) SNESRankSword.png -- (A) SNESRankLance.png A (--)
The Binding Blade 60 20 -- 20 20 30 20 20 15 20 GBARankLance.gif A
The Blazing Blade 60 20 -- 20 20 30 20 20 15 20 GBARankLance.gif A
The Sacred Stones 60 20 -- 20 20 30 20 20 15 25 GBARankLance.gif A
Path of Radiance 40 20 15 20 20 40 20 20 20 99 GCNRankLance.gif A
Radiant Dawn 30 15 10 20 20 35 15 15  ??  ?? WiiRankLance.png A
Shadow Dragon 60 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 32 -- DSRankLance.png A
New Mystery of the Emblem 60 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 10 -- FE12RankLance.png A
Awakening 60 24 23 28 27 30 22 25 9 -- Lances A
Fates 55 30 26 31 34 35 26 35  ?? -- FE14RankLance.png S

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Constitution* Movement*
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 0%  ? 0% -- --
Gaiden 150% 50% -- 50% 50% 0% 50% 0% -- --
Mystery of the Emblem 90% 20% -- 10% 10% 0% 30% 0% -- --
Genealogy of the Holy War 100% 30% 10% 30% 30% 0% 30% 10% -- --
Thracia 776 70% 30% 5% 30% 20% 20% 30% -- 30% 0%
The Binding Blade 65% 35% -- 40% 40% 12% 25% 35% -- --
The Blazing Blade 65% 35% -- 40% 40% 35% 12% 35% -- --
The Sacred Stones 65% 35% -- 40% 40% 35% 12% 35% -- --
Path of Radiance 60% 40% 20% 55% 55% 35% 35% 50% -- --
Radiant Dawn 65% 35% 15% 50% 50% 45% 35% 35% -- --
Shadow Dragon 30% 10% -15% 20% 25% 0% 10% 0% -- --
New Mystery of the Emblem 30% 10% -15% 20% 25% 0% 10% 0% -- --
Awakening 40/70% 15/20% 5/0% 25/40% 25/40% 0/50% 5/20% 10/35% -- --
Fates 0% 10% 0% 15% 20% 20% 0% 20% -- --
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
(Player)
-5% -5% -- 0% 5% 5% -5% 0% -- --
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
(Enemy)
120% 50% -- 50% 50% 0% 40% 20% -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Genealogy of the Holy War
The Binding Blade
The Blazing Blade
The Sacred Stones
Path of Radiance
Radiant Dawn
Is wii canto.png Canto Innate; hidden and unnamed in every game except Radiant Dawn.
Awakening
Fates
Is 3ds01 speed +2.png Speed +2 Awakening: Learned at Level 1.
Fates: Learned from Level 1 and up.
Awakening
Fates
Is 3ds01 relief.png Relief Awakening: Learned at Level 10.
Fates: Learned from Level 10 and up.
Fates +5 crit, +10 avoid, +10 dodge Innate.
Fates Is 3ds01 rally speed.png Rally Speed Learned from Level 25 and up.
Fates Is 3ds02 warding blow.png Warding Blow Learned from Level 35 and up.

Additionally, in Shadows of Valentia, Pegasus Knights possess a passive skill that marks them as a Is 3ds03 flying.pngflying unit.

Class change

Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe01 pegasus knight lance 01.png
Pegasus Knight
Using a Is nes01 promotion item.pngWyvern Whip after reaching Level 10. Bs fe01 dracoknight lance 01.png
Dracoknight

Gaiden

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe02 pegasus knight lance 01.png
Pegasus Knight
After reaching Level 12, at any Mila Shrine. Bs fe02 falcoknight lance 01.png
Falcon Knight

Mystery of the Emblem

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe03 pegasusknight female lance.png
Pegasus Knight
Using a Is snes01 wyvern whip.pngWyvern Whip after reaching Level 10. Bs fe03 dracoknight female lance.png
Dracoknight

Genealogy of the Holy War

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe04 fee pegasus knight lance.png
Pegasus Knight
Choosing the "Class change" option in a home castle after reaching Level 20. Bs fe04 fee falcon knight lance.png
Falcon Knight

Thracia 776

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe05 karin pegasus rider lance.png
Pegasus Rider
After reaching Level 10, using a Is snes03 knight proof.pngKnight Proof. Bs fe05 karin pegasus knight lance.png
Pegasus Knight

The Binding Blade

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe06 shanna pegasus knight lance.png
Pegasus Knight
Using an Is gba elysian whip.pngElysian Whip after reaching Level 10. Bs fe06 shanna falcoknight lance.png
Falcoknight

The Blazing Blade

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe07 florina pegasus knight lance.png
Pegasus Knight
Using an Is gba elysian whip.pngElysian Whip or Is gba earth seal.pngEarth Seal after reaching Level 10. Bs fe07 florina falcoknight lance.png
Falcoknight

The Sacred Stones

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe08 tana pegasus knight lance.png
Pegasus Knight
Using an Is gba elysian whip.pngElysian Whip or Is gba master seal.pngMaster Seal after reaching Level 10. Bs fe08 tana falcon knight lance.png
Falcoknight
or
Bs fe08 tana wyvern knight lance.png
Wyvern Knight
Promotion choice criteria: The player can freely choose.

Path of Radiance

Base class Promotion method Advanced class

Pegasus Knight
Using a Is gcn master seal.pngMaster Seal after reaching Level 10, or reaching Level 21.
Falcon Knight

Radiant Dawn

Base class Promotion method Advanced class Promotion method Advanced class

Pegasus Knight
Using a Is wii master seal.pngMaster Seal after reaching level 10, or reaching level 21.
Falconknight
Using a Is wii master crown.pngMaster Crown after reaching level 10, or reaching level 21.
Seraph Knight
  • Note: Pegasus Knights only appear as enemy units, and while they do have the ability to promote programmed in, it does not happen in an unmodified game.

Shadow Dragon

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe11 playable pegasus knight lance.png
Pegasus Knight
Using an Is ds elysian whip.pngElysian Whip or a Is ds master seal.pngMaster Seal after reaching Level 10. Bs fe11 playable falcoknight lance.png
Falcoknight
or
Bs fe11 playable dracoknight lance.png
Dracoknight
Promotion choice criteria: Depends on the item used; use an Elysian Whip to promote to Falcoknight, or a Master Seal for Dracoknight.

New Mystery of the Emblem

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe11 playable pegasus knight lance.png
Pegasus Knight
Using an Is ds elysian whip.pngElysian Whip or a Is ds master seal.pngMaster Seal after reaching Level 10. Bs fe11 playable falcoknight lance.png
Falcoknight
or
Bs fe11 playable dracoknight lance.png
Dracoknight
Promotion choice criteria: Depends on the item used; use an Elysian Whip to promote to Falcoknight, or a Master Seal for Dracoknight.

Awakening

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Ma 3ds01 pegasus knight playable.gif
Pegasus Knight
Using a Is 3ds01 master seal.pngMaster Seal after reaching Level 10. Ma 3ds01 falcon knight playable.gif
Falcon Knight
or
Ma 3ds01 dark flier playable.gif
Dark Flier
Promotion choice criteria: The player can freely choose.

Fates

Special class

Pegasus Knight

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Trainee-like class Method Base class Method Advanced class Method Over class
File:Ma 3ds03 villager faye.gif
Villager
After reaching Level 3, at any Mila Shrine. File:Ma 3ds03 pegasus knight faye.gif
Pegasus Knight
After reaching Level 12, at any Mila Shrine. File:Ma 3ds03 falcon knight faye.gif
Falcon Knight
After reaching Level 20, at the Altar of the Skylord. File:Ma 3ds03 harrier faye.gif
Harrier

Playable Pegasus Knights

Playable Characters
Name Game
Caeda Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Mystery of the Emblem, Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem: Heroes of Light and Shadow, Awakening
Palla Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Gaiden, Mystery of the Emblem, Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem: Heroes of Light and Shadow, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Catria Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Gaiden, Mystery of the Emblem, Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem: Heroes of Light and Shadow, Awakening (SpotPass version only), Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Est Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Gaiden, Mystery of the Emblem, Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem: Heroes of Light and Shadow, Awakening, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Clair Gaiden, Awakening, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Ferry Genealogy of the Holy War First Generation
Fee Genealogy of the Holy War Second Generation, Awakening
Femina Genealogy of the Holy War Second Generation
Misha Thracia 776
Shanna The Binding Blade, Awakening
Thea The Binding Blade
Florina The Blazing Blade, Awakening
Fiora The Blazing Blade
Farina The Blazing Blade
Vanessa The Sacred Stones
Tana The Sacred Stones
Marcia Path of Radiance
Sumia Awakening
Cordelia Awakening
Cynthia Awakening
Minerva Fates
Playable Pegasus Knight units in the Fire Emblem series.

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Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
The Sacred Stones
(class roll)
Knights who soar through the skies. They resist magic but are weak against bows. ??
The Sacred Stones
(help)
Airbone knights who resist magic but are weak against bows. Equip: Lances. ??
Path of Radiance Airborne knights who wield lances and possess high magic resistance. They are vulnerable to bow attacks and wind magic. ??
Radiant Dawn
(class roll)
Airborne knights who wield lances and possess high magic resistance. They're vulnerable to wind magic. ??
Shadow Dragon Knights who soar the skies astride pegasi. Resistant to magic. Weak against bows. ??
Awakening A graceful flier. Strong against magic, weak against bows. ??
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
(class roll)
Knights astride flying horses. They can fly over any terrain, but receive no bonus terrain because they are aloft. ??
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
(help)
A knight astride a pegasus with superior mobility. ??

Trivia

  • The Pegasus Knight is one of only two classes present in every game in the Fire Emblem series, the other being the Sniper. Unlike the Sniper, however, the Pegasus Knight needed the aid of downloadable content in Fates to achieve this status.
    • However, a very similar class appears in Fates, known as the Sky Knight.
  • Radiant Dawn is the only game in which Pegasus Knights are unplayable, even though their advanced forms, Falconknight and Seraph Knight are playable. The capability for Pegasus Knights to promote to Falconknight suggests they were going to be playable at one point.
  • According to Subaki, he states that the Sky Knights' pegasi is a different breed to the pegasi shown in the previous games in the series. Selena says that the previous pegasi needed only a maiden with a pure heart can tame them (which is also stated in Thracia 776 and The Blazing Blade) while Subaki says that the Sky Knights and the falicorns of Nohr can also be tamed by men. However males have ridden Pegasi in Mystery of the Emblem and Karin implies in Thracia 776 that a male riding a pegasus is not impossible. [1]

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Pegasus Knight In Greek mythology, and common modern fiction by extension, a pegasus is a mythical winged horse. Shortened as Peg Knight in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade, Pegasus Kn. in The Sacred Stones, Pegasus Kn in Path of Radiance, and Peg. Knight in Shadow Dragon due to space restrictions.
Japanese ペガサスナイト
Pナイト
天馬騎士ペガサスナイト
• Officially romanized as Pegasus Knight; this katakana rendering is used in all appearances.
• P. Knight. Known by this abbreviation in Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Gaiden, and the battle GUI of Mystery of the Emblem due to space constraints.
• Officially romanized as Pegasus Knight. In Radiant Dawn, all Japanese class names are spelled primarily in kanji (i.e. 天馬騎士), with a foreign-language name in katakana applied as furigana (i.e. ペガサスナイト) and used as the basis for the romanized name in the class roll. Additionally, most Japanese dialogue mentions of Pegasus Knights in other games in the series also prefer to use the kanji name instead of the katakana.
Spanish • Jinete pegaso
• Caballero pegaso
• Pegasus rider; this name is used in The Blazing Blade and The Sacred Stones.
• Pegasus knight; this name is used in all subsequent Spanish releases.
French • Cavalier pégase
• Chevalier pégase
• Pegasus Knight; this name is used only in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade.
• Pegasus Knight; this name is used in all other French releases.
German Pegasus-Ritter Pegasus Knight
Italian • Pegaso
• Cavaliere pegaso
• Pegasus; this name is used only in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
• Pegasus knight; this name is used in all subsequent Italian releases.
Dutch Pegasusridder Pegasusknight
Simplified Chinese 飞马骑士
Traditional Chinese 飛馬騎士

Gallery

References

  1. "Pegasi usually only allow women to ride them." — Karin, in chapter 6, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776

See also

Project Classes.png This article is part of Project Classes, a project focused in writing articles for every class present in the Fire Emblem series.
Classes
Introduced in
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light
ArcherBallisticianBishopCavalierDracoknightFighterFreelancerGeneralHeroHorsemanHunterKnightLordMageManaketeMercenaryPaladinPegasus KnightPiratePriestSniperThief
Introduced in
Gaiden
ArcanistAurumBaronBonewalkerBow KnightBrigandCantorCerberusClericDeathgoyleDread FighterEntombedFalcon KnightFell GodFiendFighterGargoyleGold KnightHadesLichMogallMyrmidonNaberiusNecrodragonPriestessPrincessRevenantSageSaintSoldierVillagerWhite DragonWitch
Introduced in
Mystery of the Emblem
BarbarianBerserkerDancerDark MageDivine DragonEarth DragonEmperorFire DragonIce DragonKnightMage DragonShadow DragonWyvern
Introduced in
Genealogy of the Holy War
Axe KnightArch KnightArmored AxeArmored SwordBallistaBardBow ArmorBow FighterCivilianDark BishopDark PrinceDragon RiderDuke KnightFire MageForrestFree KnightGreat KnightHigh PriestIron BallistaJunior LordLance KnightKiller BallistaKnight LordMage FighterMage KnightMaster KnightPrinceQueenRangerShamanSwordmasterThief FighterThunder MageTroubadourWarriorWind MageWyvern LordWyvern Rider
Introduced in
Thracia 776
Armored LanceLopt MagePegasus RiderPoison Ballista
Introduced in
The Binding Blade
DruidGreat LordKingNomadNomadic TrooperShamanTransporterValkyrie
Introduced in
Fire Emblem
Arch SageAssassinBlade LordBramimondCorsairDark DruidMagic SealMonk
Introduced in
The Sacred Stones
Arch MogallBaelCyclopsDemon KingElder BaelFleetGorgonGorgon EggGwyllgiJourneymanMaelduinMauthe DoogNecromancerPhantomPupilPontifexRecruitRogueSummonerTarvosWightWyvern Knight
Introduced in
Path of Radiance
BanditChildCatHalberdierHawkHeronKing DaeinLionPrincess CrimeaRangerRavenRed DragonSword KnightTigerWhite Dragon
Introduced in
Radiant Dawn
Axe GeneralBlack Dragon (Dragon KingDragon Prince) • Black KnightBlade PaladinBow PaladinChancellorDark SageDragonlordEmpressFire SageHawk KingHorseLance GeneralLance PaladinLight MageLight PriestessLight SageLion KingMarksmanMarshallOrder IncarnatePilgrimRaven KingReaverSentinelSeraph KnightSpiritSilver KnightSword GeneralThunder SageTruebladeVanguardVendorWhisperWind SageWolfWolf Queen
Introduced in
Shadow Dragon
Sorcerer
Introduced in
Awakening
BrideConquerorDark FlierDark KnightGrandmasterGriffon RiderGrimaLodestarMerchantMirageOutrealm ClassTacticianTaguelTricksterWar ClericWar Monk
Introduced in
Fates
AdventurerApothecaryAutomatonAstral DragonBasaraBlacksmithBlight DragonButlerDivinerEmpty VesselFacelessFeral DragonGreat MasterHoshido NobleKinshi KnightKitsuneLancerMaidMalig KnightMaster NinjaMaster of ArmsMechanistNine-TailsNinjaNohr NobleNohr PrinceNohr PrincessNohrian KingOni ChieftainOni SavageOnmyojiOutlawPriestessSamuraiShrine MaidenSilent DragonSky KnightSongstressSpear FighterSpear MasterStonebornStrategistWolfskinWolfssegner
Introduced in
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
BalorDagonDeimosDraculDuma's ApostleEnchantressExemplarFafnirFell DragonGarudaGuardianGuruHarrierIllusory HeroMila's ServantOliphantierRigainSkogulSpartanTitanTomb LordVestalYasha
Introduced in
Three Houses
Aristocrat
Unused classes ApprenticeAxe SoldierDark KnightGreat BallistaGuardianNagaSea DragonSerpentSpear SoldierSword Soldier