Palutena acts as the "mission control" for Pit, offering him information and suggestions about nearly everything that he comes across.
During Medusa's Revenge , Palutena reveals her history with the Goddess of Darkness, but does not play an overly major role beyond confronting Medusa when she attacks the humans.
Palutena's primary abilities shown in the games are utilitarian, such as granting Pit the Power of Flight.
After Pit confronts and engages Palutena in battle, he manages to break her free of of flight to one angel at a time, it is shown in Super Smash Bros. Although it is suggested in Kid Icarus: Uprising that Palutena can only grant the power the Chaos Kin's control; however, this victory is short-lived when the Chaos Kin rips her soul from her body, prompting her to turn herself to stone while the creature flees.