King's Shield (move)

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King's Shield
キングシールド King Shield
King's Shield.png
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Type  Steel
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  +4
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation VI
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Prevents the user from being startled until the turn ends.

King's Shield (Japanese: キングシールド King Shield) is a non-damaging Steel-type move introduced in Generation VI. It is the signature move of Aegislash.

Effect

King's Shield protects the user from any moves except status moves for that turn. Additionally, if King's Shield blocks an attack that would make contact with the user, the attacker's Attack stat drops by 2 stages. If Sucker Punch is used on a Pokémon that has used King's Shield, the move fails and the Pokémon's Attack does not drop.

If selected by an Aegislash with Stance Change while in Blade Forme, it will change to Shield Forme immediately before it would use King's Shield, even if the move fails or is not used due to something like sleep.

Using Protect, Detect, Endure, Spiky Shield, King's Shield, Wide Guard, or Quick Guard consecutively divides the chance of success of Protect, Detect, Endure, Spiky Shield, and King's Shield by 3 for each consecutive use, with a minimum (1/3)^6 (1/729 or ~0.1%) chance.[1]

King's Shield is unable to defend against status moves or any of the following moves:

Move Type Cat.
Doom Desire  Steel  Special {{{3}}}
Feint  Normal  Physical {{{3}}}
Future Sight  Psychic  Special {{{3}}}
Hyperspace Fury  Dark  Physical {{{3}}}
Hyperspace Hole  Psychic  Special {{{3}}}
Phantom Force  Ghost  Physical {{{3}}}
Shadow Force  Ghost  Physical {{{3}}}

The users of these moves do not get an Attack drop. Additionally, Feint, Phantom Force, Shadow Force, Hyperspace Fury, and Hyperspace Hole lift King's Shield's protection for the rest of the turn.

If powered up by a Steelium Z into Z-King's Shield, all of the user's lowered stats are reset.

Description

Games Description
XYORAS
SM
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.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
681 Aegislash Aegislash
Mineral Mineral 1 1
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In the anime

None.png Sawyer Aegislash Kings Shield.png None.png None.png
Aegislash
The user takes a defensive stance while it protects itself from damage. If an attacker makes direct contact with the user, the attacker's Attack is lowered.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
681 Aegislash Aegislash swirls around while in Blade Form and then turns into Shield Form. Light blue hexagonal shapes then appear one by one one in front of Aegislash until they form a shield, blocking itself from attacks. If the opponent makes direct contact with the shield, they glow blue, lowering their Attack.
Sawyer's Aegislash Valuable Experience for All! Debut
A wild Aegislash Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 王者盾牌 Wángzhě Dùnpái
France Flag.png French Bouclier Royal
Germany Flag.png German Königsschild
Italy Flag.png Italian Scudo Reale
South Korea Flag.png Korean 킹실드 King Shield
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Escudo do Rei
Spain Flag.png Spanish Escudo Real

References

  1. https://twitter.com/0x7bdf/status/591858756733931521


Variations of the move Detect
Status DetectProtectKing's ShieldSpiky ShieldBaneful Bunker


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