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King's Shield (move)

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King's Shield
キングシールド King Shield
King's Shield.png
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
  • Affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
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.


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 King's Shield, Protect, Detect, Endure, or Spiky Shield consecutively decreases the chance of success to 50%. This is an increased priority move, and therefore will always go before attacks during the turn.

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}}}
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, and Shadow Force lift King's Shield's protection for the rest of the turn.


Games Description
XYORAS 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.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
681 Aegislash Aegislash Steel Ghost --
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


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
Spain Flag.png Spanish Escudo Real

Variations of the move Detect
Status DetectProtectKing's ShieldSpiky Shield

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