“Being family allows you to forgive some things you couldn’t otherwise. Though I understand it also makes other things unforgivable.”
—Palla in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Palla (パオラ Paora, Paola in the Japanese version and Paula in the Italian version) is a playable character in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Fire Emblem Gaiden, Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem and their remakes. She is 23 years old in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.


Palla is the older sister of Catria and Est, and raised them after their parents died. Loyal to Princess Minerva of Macedon, she was part of the Whitewings, an elite Pegasus squad from Macedon. The Whitewings wanted to join the Altean army alongside Minerva, but when Prince Michalis heard this, he locked his and Minerva's younger sister Maria, in jail to prevent Minerva and the sisters from turning on him. When Marth eventually rescued Maria, Palla and her sister Catria set off to look for Marth and Minerva. When they found them, they joined the Altean army. During the war, Palla developed a crush on Abel.

In Fire Emblem Gaiden, Palla and Catria journeyed to Zofia in search of the kidnapped Est, eventually joining with Celica's army to help them save Est and to aid Celica on her journey.

In Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem, a rebellion against Minerva's rule broke out in Macedon and Palla was forced to flee, meeting up with Julian and learning that Lena and Maria were captured by Gharnef. She joined Marth's army in order to save Minerva and Maria. After the war, she pushed aside her feelings for Abel and continued serving Macedon.

In Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE, Palla appears in Chapter 6 during the second trial to acquire the Opera of Light: Fire Emblem as one of three boss Mirages. She fights alongside Jagen and Ogma.


As the elder sister of the three Whitewings from Archanea, Palla is mild-mannered and down to earth, always caring about her sisters. However, she also has a stubborn side and absolutely will not budge after a decision is made.


Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light

Base Stats

Starting Class
FE1 Pegasus Knight Map Sprite Pegasus Knight
WeaponStarting Items
Silver Lance
Dragon Killer

Growth Rates

HP Str Skl Spd Lck Wlv Def Res
70% 50% 80% 20% 10% 30% 30% 0%

Fire Emblem Gaiden

Base Stats

Starting Class
FE2 Pegasus Knight Map IconPegasus Knight
MagicStarting Items

Growth Rates

HP Str Skl Spd Lck Def Res
40% 40% 15% 10% 10% 30% 0%


Palla, and her sisters Catria and Est, are all Pegasus Knights recruited in Celica's route. When considering all of the Pegasus Knights in Gaiden, Palla is strong and durable but slow for a Pegasus Knight. Catria and Est are both strong all rounders whose balance between Speed and Strength usually makes them the most offensively potent, and Clair is very agile but fragile.

Although all 3 Pegasus Knight sisters are good units, Palla will likely wind up the weakest of the three if you choose to level all of them. Palla joins at the same time as Catria, and although she starts 3 levels above her sister, Catria actually starts out significantly stronger in most stats. When she closes the 3 level gap, the only stat Palla is likely to have more of is HP, and it is the only stat she is likely to beat her sisters at in the long run. By the late game, she will end up with a few more points of Strength and Defense than Catria, but Catria will blow her away in every other stat. While Est will statistically beat Palla in everything but HP, she does have the drawback of late recruitment and starting at a low level, meaning that Palla's early availability may prove to be of more use than Est's statistical superiority. Palla unfortunately has no way to fix her very poor Speed, which is the main thing that holds her back. Her Promotion to Falcon Knight doesn't fix the problem as the class has a low base speed of 5.

In all, Palla is still a good unit. She can tank decently well, still benefits from great mobility that ignores terrain, and does good damage due to her high Strength. However, where her sisters will probably Double Attack everything they encounter, Palla will have a lot more trouble doing so, particularly later in the game.

Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem

Base Stats

Growth Rates

HP Str Skl Spd Lck Wlv Def Res
70% 50% 80% 20% 10% 30% 30% 3%

HP Str Skl Spd Lck Wlv Def Res
70% 50% 80% 20% 10% 30% 20% 3%

Support Relationships

Supported by


Palla has some of the highest base stats of any unit in the entire game, despite joining as obscenely early as Chapter 3. She also joins at level 10, ripe for an immediate promotion into the Dracoknight, which is almost indisputably the best class in the entire game. Although many people choose not to use her because of her low speed growth, they often fail to take into account that she is only 4 points away from the speed cap at base, and will average capped speed naturally as a Dracoknight even if promoted immediately (and this is not taking into account the potential she has for starshard abuse). Her base weapon level means that at join time, she'll be able to wield virtually every single lance in the game, and in conjunction with her 10 flying movement on promotion, she'll prove to be easily one of your strongest units.

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon

Base Stats

Starting Class
FEDS Pegasus Knight Map SpritePegasus Knight
WeaponStarting Items
Lance - BDragonpikeDragonpike*

*In her appearance in Chapter 7, she uses a Silver Lance instead of the Dragonpike she is recruited with in Chapter 14.

Growth Rates

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
60% 55% 0% 70% 25% 10% 25% 10%

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
70% 55% 0% 70% 25% 10% 25% 10%

Support Relationships


Supported by


Palla has stiff competition with her younger sister Catria, who has a higher growth rate in speed, as a considerably higher growth rate in luck, and no shabby stats across the board. However, Palla's growth rate in resistance is slightly higher, and is more likely to nab her a boost in resistance, despite not being likely, which can make her more sturdy against magical attacks. However, her luck rating is still very low, and using a Goddess Icon or two is a good idea when using Palla. Palla also generally does not have an overflow of speed, and thus does not have to worry about the low speed cap of the Dracoknight class, whereas Catria would rather reclass into a Paladin, Swordmaster, or Sniper for that higher speed cap. Overall, Palla has some key disadvantages over her younger sister, Catria, but has enough to distinguish herself as a Dracoknight.

Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem

Base Stats

Starting Class
FEDS Pegasus Knight Map SpritePegasus Knight
WeaponStarting Items
FE12 LanceLance - BFE11silverlanceSilver Lance
FE11ironlanceIron Lance

Growth Rates

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
70% 60% 0% 90% 30% 20% 30% 10%

Support Relationships


Supported by


Palla joins as one of the strongest units in the game. Starting in Chapter 3, she is capable of wielding Silver Lances and easily makes ruin of most enemies early on in the game. She also joins at level 10 in a chapter which contains a Master Seal, making her a prime candidate for an optional early promotion. While on the game's higher difficulties, she'll often find herself slightly less capable than Catria in the near endgame due to the low speed growth she possesses, her amazing base speed prevents this from being too much of an issue (and even then, this is discluding just how many statboosters the player recieves in New Mystery). Overall, Palla's fantastic base stats, solid growth rates, and early access to Silver Lances makes her a standout unit on any difficulty.

Fire Emblem Awakening

Base Stats

Starting Class
FE13 Generic Falcon Knight Map SpriteFalcon Knight
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Counter (FE13)Counter
StrengthCryRally Strength
SpeedCryRally Speed
Sol (FE13)Sol
LanceIconFE13Lance - A
StaffIconFE13Staff - B

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Base Stats

Starting Class
Pegasus Knight
MagicSkillsStarting Items
Echoes black magic iconFire (Mage, Harrier)
Echoes white magic iconRecover (Cleric, Priestess)
Echoes black magic iconNosferatu (Cleric)
Echoes black magic iconThunder (Mage Lv. 8)
Echoes black magic iconSeraphim (Saint)

Echoes black magic iconMire (Enchantress)
Echoes black magic iconDeath (Enchantress)
Echoes white magic iconWard (Exemplar)

Echoes white magic iconRestore (Exemplar)
Echoes Flying UnitFlier
Echoes Personal Skill iconTriangle Attack
Echoes javelin iconJavelin
*Due to equipped Javelin

Personal Max Stats

HP Atk Skl Spd Lck Def Res
52 41 41 39 39 40 40

Growth Rates

HP Atk Skl Spd Lck Def Res
50% 60% 50% 30% 25% 45% 1%


See also: Palla/Supports

Passive Supports

  • None

Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE

Boss Stats

Starting Class
TMS Pegasus knight icon Falcon Knight
GIR Sword IconGIR Lance IconGIR Axe IconGIR Bow IconGIR Fire IconGIR Ice IconGIR Electricity IconGIR Force IconGIR Light IconGIR Dark Icon
GIR Lance Icon Pegasus Stomp
GIR Support Icon Tarukaja
GIR Lance Icon Lance-Lunge EX--

Fire Emblem Heroes


Eldest Whitewing
Eldest of three sisters who are pegasus knights for Macedon. Appears in Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem.

Base Stats

Eldest WhitewingTitle
Heroes Flying Flying
FEH skill offense Steel SwordFEH Sword Sword


Name SP Cost Might Range Effects Rarity
FEH skill offense Iron Sword - 6 1 -
FEH skill offense Steel Sword 100 8 1 - ✯✯
FEH skill offense Ruby Sword 200 8 1 Gives Atk+20% if weapon-triangle advantage, Atk-20% if disadvantage. ✯✯✯
FEH skill offense Ruby Sword+ 300 12 1 Gives Atk+20% if weapon-triangle advantage, Atk-20% if disadvantage. ✯✯✯✯✯
Name SP Cost Effects Charge Cost Rarity
FEH skill specialNew Moon 100 Resolve combat as if foe suffered Def/Res-30%. 3 ✯✯✯
FEH skill specialMoonbow 200 Resolve combat as if foe suffered Def/Res-30%. 2 ✯✯✯✯
Name Effects SP Cost Rarity
FEH Wings of Mercy 1 Wings of Mercy 1 Enables unit to warp adjacent to any ally with HP ≤ 30%. 60 ✯✯✯
FEH Wings of Mercy 2 Wings of Mercy 2 Enables unit to warp adjacent to any ally with HP ≤ 40%. 120 ✯✯✯✯
FEH Wings of Mercy 3 Wings of Mercy 3 Enables unit to warp adjacent to any ally with HP ≤ 50%. 240 ✯✯✯✯✯
FEH Spur Spd 1 Spur Spd 1 Grants adjacent allies Spd+2 during combat 50 ✯✯
FEH Spur Spd 2 Spur Spd 2 Grants adjacent allies Spd+3 during combat 100 ✯✯✯
FEH Goad Fliers Goad Fliers Grants flying allies within 2 spaces Spd/Atk+4 during combat.
Can only be used by Fliers.
200 ✯✯✯✯

Possible Endings

Shadow Dragon

Elder Sister
The war left this once self-assured knight’s heart in knots; but Palla still worked diligently at rebuilding Macedon.

New Mystery of the Emblem

Elder Sister
Though her feelings pained her, Palla put them aside and diligently continued her work.


“I am at your bidding.”
—Palla's DLC recruitment quote in Awakening
“Show us your strength!”
—Palla's battle quote in Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE

Death Quotes

“Abel, looks like I can't go back. I'm sorry.”
—Death Quote in Gaiden
“Catria, Est. Take care...”
—Death Quote in Mystery of the Emblem Book 1
—Death Quote in Mystery of the Emblem Book 2
“Commander... Forgive me...”
—Death Quote in Shadow Dragon
“I'll only burden my sisters in this state...Commander, I must withdraw.”
—Palla's retreat quote in Chapter 7: Lefcandith Gauntlet


Palla/Heroes Quotes

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Recruitment Conversations

“Oh, good! I was hoping we'd find you. You really saved us back on the coast. We've managed to dig up some additional information since then. Turns out our sister Est is being held by a thief named Grieth. Your strength is beyond reproach. That much is certain... If you're headed to Grieth's citadel, perhaps you'd let us join you?”
—Palla's recruitment conversation
“I hear you're headed to Grieth's citadel as well. Would you mind if we traveled together?”
—Palla's recruitment conversation after talking to Catria

Level Up

  • "I'll be happy if this strength can be of use."
  • "This empty feeling strange." (1 stat up)
  • "Strength is useless without the skill to guide it."
  • "Where can I improve next?"

Class Change

  • "As with any mission, I shall do my best."

Battle Quotes

First Turn Selection
  • "Leave them to me."
  • "I'm ready." (half health)
Enemy Dodges
Enemy does One or No Damage
  • "I can read your every move!"
  • "Never underestimate a Whitewing!"
Being Healed
  • "That's a great help!"
  • "Thank you!"
Used Healing Item
  • "Oh... Thank you." (neutral)
  • "For me? That's very kind." (favorite)
Critical Hit
  • "This is the end!"
  • "Move!"
  • "Prepare yourself!'
Finishing Blow
  • "I've got this!"
Enemy Defeated
  • "I'm going home alive!"
  • *sighs*
  • *giggles*
  • "Big sisters get it done!"
  • "I will discharge my duty."
  • "Satisfied?"
Nearby Ally Defeated Enemy
  • "I have the best little sisters!" (Catria or Est)
  • "You're all right on your own now." (Catria or Est)
Nearby Ally Below Half Health
  • "I'd call that a perfect victory!"

Summary Screen

Death Quote

“Forgive me, Abel... It doesn't look like I'll be coming home alive...”
—Palla's death quote in Echoes

Non-Canon Appearances

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)

Palla is illustrated in the trading card game Fire Emblem Cipher with the following cards:


  • Palla, Est, and Eldigan are the only recruitable DLC characters in Awakening that do not have recruitable SpotPass versions.
  • In a support conversation with Est, it is revealed that Palla keeps a locket with a picture of her late mother in it, as she is the only one of the three who was old enough to remember their mother, and she has yet to show it to her sisters.
  • In Heroes, Palla shares her English voice actress, Laura Bailey, with Awakening's Lucina.
  • In Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, Palla shares her English voice actress, Alexis Tipton, with Clair, as well as the Spring version and Masked version of Lucina in Heroes.
  • In Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, Catria, Palla, and Atlas will leave the party if the player moves Celica north of the Mountain Village on the World map at any time before clearing Greith's Citadel.
  • Palla, alongside her sisters, is the most reccuring playable character in the series, being playable in 7 games out of the series.


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