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King's Shield and Mega Kangaskhan?

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How many times would the attack of a mega Kangaskhan be reduced if it were to attack while the opponent used King's Shield? Would the attack be blocked twice and drop the attack stat twice, or would it only count once?
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asked Jun 25 by IronKnight47

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It would only count once. This is the way it is with every multi-hit move (including Parental Bond moves); once a move the Protect, Spiky Shield, or in this situation King's Shield has been used against it, the Pokemon only attempts the attack once.

So it would only lower Mega Kangaskhan's Attack once. The same goes for moves like Bullet Seed or Rock Blast; the Pokemon will protect itself from the first hit, and the attack would stop there.

I've seen this happen enough times in OU to know this for sure. Bulbapedia's page on multi-hit moves can also back me up:

Spiky Shield and King's Shield only activate once.

answered Jun 25 by ƒιzz
selected Jun 25 by IronKnight47
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