I was wondering if I use a move such as Sand-Attack repeatedly on an enemy will it keep on reducing it's accuracy or is there a point where it becomes ineffective to use?

Do moves that decrease accuracy, defense, attack, or a certain stat stack on top of each other?

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Yes, stat modifying moves do stack. When the modifier reaches its limit (which does exist - 6 modifiers up or down, or a max of 4 times or 0.25 times the original stat), the message upon trying to modify the stat again will be something along the lines of "Vulpix's attack won't go any lower!".

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    Wow, you beat me to it. I still remember the times where Metapod would harden until "its defense won't go up".
    – Nolonar
    Commented Oct 6, 2013 at 13:36
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    @Nolonar When I keep a close eye on the new questions section, that eye is close.
    – obskyr
    Commented Oct 6, 2013 at 13:39

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