This page is for the Polynesian Pantheon deities that are playable in Smite. The entirety of any God's lore can be found on the official Smite website.
- Hollywood Natives: Averted, they are portrayed as quite civillized and intellectual.
- Hula and Luaus: Inevitable, given the culture used.
- Tribal Face Paint: Standard part of Hawaiian culture, when someone is a skilled combatant or spellcaster, they must wear tattoos to show their powers and for good luck in combat.
- Wild Samoan: Don't underestimate the Hawaiian deities, while they are relatively obscure compared to the Greco-Romans, Egyptians and Norse, they are just as badass.
The Polynesian Pantheon has no Warriors so far.
The Polynesian Pantheon has no Guardians so far.
The Polynesian Pantheon has no Mages so far.
- Voiced by: Nicole Gose
The goddess of fire and volcanoes and the creator of the Hawaiian Islands.
Pele is an Assassin goddess whose abilities all have multiple stages, granting her multiple chances to deal damage. Her passive, Everlasting Flame, triggers when she drops below 50% health, granting her increased physical power, lifesteal, and ability lifesteal. This buff only lasts for a few seconds, and has a 30-second cooldown before it fires again. Her first ability, Pyroclast, fires a magma orb in front of her, dealing damage. Once it reaches a maximum distance it stops and fires shards back at Pele's position, each one also dealing damage. The number of shards fired depends on how many ranks Pyroclast has, and Pele is able to store 2 charges of it for use. Her second ability, Eruption, explodes the area around her, damaging and knocking up enemies. Ranks 3 and 5 fires additional explosions at larger rings around her, though the outer rings deal less damage and knockup. Her third ability, Magma Rush, puts Pele in an amplified state, damaging nearby enemies and increasing her movement speed while active. Rather than a cooldown, Magma Rush instead uses a special fuel gauge; the ability has an initial cost before draining fuel over time, and cannot be used when too low. Firing it again while it is already active puts her in a further amplified state, increasing the damage and movement speed even further at the cost of draining fuel much faster. Her ultimate, Volcanic Lightning, is a dash that heavily damages and slows the first enemy god it hits, while also creating a burst of electricity that deals damage behind the enemy in a cone. Afterwards, her next 3 basic attacks within the next 10 seconds deal 50% less damage but will generate electrical bursts like the first, dealing ability damage in a cone behind the enemy.
- Appease the Volcano God: Referenced by a line form her killing a jungle boss, which will have consider the kill to be a sacrifice for her. Make a joke about the boss being a virgin at your own expense.
- Bare Your Midriff: Her outfit doesn't cover her stomach one bit.
- Creepy Good: She's a benevolent guardian of humanity who also happens to be one of the most terrifyingly destructive gods in the game.
- Dance Battler: Not as much as most examples, but Pele noticeably incorporates some hula dances into her attacks and her idle animation has her slowly and rhythmically moving her hips.
- Dual Wielding: Uses two black knives. While it's never stated, considering her volcanic theme, the knives may be made of obsidian.
- Elemental Hair Colors: Zigzagged, almost literally. Her hair starts out a normal, non-elemental dark brown, but changes to what can only be described as lava or magma hair, which suits her as a volcano goddess.
- Exact Words: Pele informs you that lava is edible, but only once.
- Flowers of Nature: Pele has four flowers in her hair, two on either side above her temples. In this case, it's probably to emphasize the natural beauty of the Hawaiian Islands she created and further her connection with them. Hawaii in real life is well-known for its luscious natural beauty and warm weather; lots of Americans vacation or even end up moving there for these reasons.
- Fridge Brilliance: Pele's general strategy is to attack quickly and suddenly with powerful bursts of damage that hit multiple targets... much like a volcanic eruption.
- Magma Man: Her first, second, and third abilities either use the word magma outright in their name or description. Her ultimate also partly falls under this trope. As she is a volcano goddess, it makes sense that most of her kit would fall under this trope instead of plain ol' Playing with Fire.
- Multicolored Hair: Pele's hair color near her roots is very dark brown, but quickly changes to fire-red/orange/yellow.
- Not Even Bothering with the Accent: Averted. Pele clearly has an accent which we can assume to be (native) Hawaiian.
- Playing with Fire: Her passive, called Everlasting Flame, seems to evoke this trope more than Magma Man.
- She's Got Legs: Even when compared to other goddesses, Pele flaunts some very long and shapely legs that are further accentuated by her dances.
- Shock and Awe: Her ultimate, Volcanic Lightning, is half this and half Magma Man.
- Spin Attack: Spins around while she's dashing forward for Volcanic Lightning like she's playing Star Fox 64.
- Twofer Token Minority: She's female and native Hawaiian.
The Polynesian Pantheon has no Hunters so far.