King's Shield (move)

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Move data

Type Steel
Category Status Status
Power -
Accuracy -
PP 10  (max. 16)
Priority +3
Introduced Generation 6


King's Shield prevents any attacks targeted at the user from striking on that turn. In addition, if an opponent targeted a contact move at the user of King's Shield, the opponent's Attack is lowered by two stages.

Its accuracy drops to 50% if used consecutively after itself or any other protecting move.

Stats can be lowered to a minimum of -6 stages each.

Move target


Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

X/Y The user takes a defensive stance while it protects itself from damage. It also harshly lowers the Attack stat of any attacker who makes direct contact.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn King's Shield at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Level 1