I watched a blunder video (Agency Agency) with the Protective Pads Pheromosa. After this I decided to check the item out, and turns out the item is featured on Kangaskhan and Galarian Rapidash's Smogon movesets. Why? Its a pointless item to have, especially in a tier with no major Iron Barbs or Rough Skin usage (PU for Kangaskhan and ZU for Rapidash). And the abilities that may inflict status on the opponent, its high risk and not-so-high reward.