Shuckle was used to battle Ash's Noctowl in the Sinnoh League. Shuckle used Withdraw, protecting itself from Noctowl's Sky Attack, defending itself. Shuckle then used Power Switch to swap its Attack and Defense stats, then used Gyro Ball to counter Noctowl's Air Slash and hit it. Ash then swapped Noctowl with Donphan, whose Rollout countered its Sludge Bomb. However, Shuckle used Gyro Ball to stop Donphan, forcing Ash to send Gible instead. Shuckle went to use another Gyro Ball, but Gible gnawed on it, stopping it from spinning around. However, Gible spit it out when Shuckle used Sludge Bomb to its mouth. Ash had Gible use Draco Meteor, which executed successfully to defeat Shuckle.