Other Monster in Relation
Shookle is a carnivorous plant. It's main body is shaped like a flower-pot or vase with leaf-like protrusions. The main body also has a large, yellow circle (the stomach) and pink polka-dots. The head is supported by a thorny stalk, and is tear-drop shaped. The tip of the "tear-drop" splits open to reveal Shookle's fangs. Shookle also has three long stalks protruding from the main body, each tipped with what seems like a pink claw. These are used in most attacks.
Shookle is a fairly difficult opponent. Its specialty is inducing sleep on its foes by releasing spores from its main body. It also has Patapons as part of its diet, and can eat up three at a time with its pincer-tipped vines. However, it is also vulnerable to fire and stagger effects (although the latter will cause it to release more sleeping spores).
Shookle usually drops Level 1-3 Seeds in Patapon 2, although higher level materials are also possible to obtain.
Shookle also has a stronger, evolved form, Shooshookle.
- Patapon-Eating Plant Shookle- The Patapons must once again defeat Shookle to progress further into Karmen territory.
- Shookle Battle Egg- Shookle can be fought in the Patagate for masks and Komupon.
- Archfiend of Earnestness- Possessed by the Archfiend of Earnestness, Shookle is fought only once, in the Estate of Earnestness.
Triple DevourAfter holding its vines in front of itself, Shookle will pick up anywhere from one to three Patapons. It will hold them for a while before dropping them into its mouth and devour them. This attack is instant death, but leaves caps (although not after Level 10 in the first game). The PonPata song can prevent this attack all together, while staggering it can free any grabbed Patapons early, although Shookle's spores will make nearby Patapons fall asleep. Destroying its vines will both free trapped units, and prevent Shookle's attack from continuing. In Patapon 3 when Shookle goes berserk it will still show the warning sign of this move.
In Patapon 2, at level 10, Shookle will start to make Shooshookle's Vine Sprout attack. Shookle "sits" on the ground before shooting seeds like a machine gun, with roots bursting from the ground and piercing within the Patapon army's defence. This attack does major to fatal damage. The DonDon song is the only option to evade this.
If the player has a strong army when Shookle uses the Vine Sprout, it doesn't really matter as long as the real weak point of any strong army, Hatapon, evades it, so not letting this attack hit him becomes a priority.
Sleepy GasShookle puts its vines behind it, and then releases a cloud of sleepy spores. This attack does minor damage, but as the name suggests, also puts the Patapons to sleep. On its own, the attack is unimpressive, but Shookle will usually follow it up with stronger moves. The DonDon and PonPata songs can help avoid this attack, and the DonChaka song can help sleeping Patapons recover before Shookle can exploit their vulnerability. Of all the three songs, DonChaka is your best bet, since you didn't move from your location and can continue attacking Shookle right away
Involuntary SporesShookle always releases sleeping spores after being staggered. This is essentially impossible to prevent, so the player has to tough it out unless the DonChaka song has already been obtained. As an added defense, the use of Mashu or fully-leveled Sabara Rarepons in the front line is recommended, as they are resistant to sleep.
Body StompHolding its vines above itself as a warning, Shookle will jump onto the Patapons. This attack does moderate to major damage, and if the player's soldiers are sleeping (courtesy of the Sleepy Gas), they can easily be defeated. At higher levels, Shookle can even take out Hatapon. The PonPata song easily dodges this attack.
In Patapon 3, when Shookle's HP reaches a quarter of the full bar, it will enter Rage Mode. In Rage, it will attack quickly and relentlessly, giving you the only choices of defending, dodging and jumping until Shookle pauses momentarily, that is the moment to strike. However, if your Uberhero can sustain damage while dealing out yours, then keep on attacking. This is an edge that Shield Class Tree Uberheroes (especially Tondenga) have, while Spear Class Tree and Archer Class Tree Uberheroes don't.
- When staggered or defeated in Patapon 1 or 2, Shookle can drop Shookle's Horn, a horn with a 30% Sleep ratio.
- If Shookle is either damaged from above or sufficiently staggered its flower head will become cracked. When the body parts crack they take more critical damage.
- Mahopons can only be unlocked after fighting shookle, because mahopons need seeds, and seeds only drop from shookle or shooshookle.
- Its vine-based attacks would be neutralized if the player destroys the vines. Two advantages of this are that Shookle's most notorious attack, the Triple Devour, would be prevented, and its main body exposed. However, there is also a disadvantage, as it becomes harder for the player to read Shookle's attacks.
- To easily destroy Shookle's three vines, ranged units like Mahopons, Megapons and Yumipons are most favored. Equipping them with fire-based or thunder-based weapons further increases the chance of destroying Shookle's vines. However, as already noted, this makes it harder to time its attacks.
- It is easier to defeat Shookle when keeping a distance from it. Since staggering it causes its sleep gas to be released, it is better to hit Shookle from a distance so no Patapon falls asleep.
- It seems that Shookle uses vine sprout commonly after it eats Patapons. It rarely uses vine sprout while in close range.
- Any Patapon that is devoured will show up as a helmetless, normal Patapon in Shookle's stomach.
- Shookle is considered a female in all Patapon titles.
- In Patapon 2, when Shookle uses the Triple Devour and manages to swallow the Patapons, it takes a much shorter time to digest the Patapons than in Patapon 1 and 2.
- Shookle/Shooshookle are the only bosses in the Patapon franchise to release status effects when staggered.
List of Bosses
|Half-Bosses:||Gong the Hawkeye - Spiderton - Ziggerzank - Beetleton - Scorpiton - Gate Ghoul Baban - Queen Kharma - Nomen the Shieldbearer - Kimen the Spearbearer - Hukmen the Staffbearer - Demon Gate Bababaan - Kuwagattan - Matango - Pharamatara - Zugagang - Ormen Karmen - Superweapon Org - Superweapon Dahl|
|Patapon:||Dodonga - Majidonga - Zaknel - Dokaknel - Gaeen - Dogaeen - Ciokina - Cioking - Shookle - Shooshookle - Goruru|
|Patapon 2:||Kacchindonga - Mochichichi - Fenicchi - Centura - Darantula - Manboth - Manboroth - Kanogias - Ganodias - Garuru - Zuttankarmen - Dettankarmen|
|Patapon 3:||Accursed Dodonga - Gigantus - Gigante King - Arch Pandara - The Other Vessel|
|DLC Bosses:||Terantus - Gheek Dongora|