Thought of an idea of a role play Cacturne for a cheap laugh. You know, copy a Sharpedo speed boost or something. Mind games and stuff, right? But of course speed boost Sharpedo almost always runs protect. So that got me thinking; does protect stop role play? I'm guessing it does but Gamefreak works in mysterious ways (seriously mysterious WTF ways), and I last used role play like 8 years ago. It coulda been updated, and I never used it on protect either.
So really, does anyone know for sure if protect stops role play?