King's Shield (move)

Move data

Type Steel
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 10  (max. 16)
Priority +4
Introduced Generation 6

Effects

King's Shield prevents any Physical or Special attacks targeted at the user from striking, for the duration of the turn. If a contact move is targeted at the King's Shield user, the opponent's Attack is lowered by two stages. It has priority +4 so will activate before most other moves.

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

The accuracy of King's Shield drops by 13 each time it is used consecutively after itself or Protect, Detect, Endure, Wide Guard, Quick Guard, Spiky Shield, or Baneful Bunker.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Steelium Z and uses its Z-Power, King's Shield turns into Z-King's Shield and eliminates any stat drops applied to the user, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English King's Shield
Japanese キングシールド (King Shield)
German Königsschild
French Bouclier Royal
Italian Scudo Reale
Spanish Escudo Real

Game descriptions

X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
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.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
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 Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Level 1