In his first round, Shane faced a Wingull, Pelipper and a Yanma. The rookie was able to use his knowledge of the wind to successfully win the first round of the PokéRinger.
Eventually, along with fellow newcomers Ash and James, Shane made it to the semi-finals of the PokéRinger Tournament. In his round, Shane faced off against James and Dustox, borrowed from Jessie. Unfortunately for Shane, James had been trained as a PokéRinger when he was younger. It was this skill that allowed the Team Rocket member to defeat Shane and move on to the finals.
Although Shane lost, he was glad to have participated, and congratulated Ash on his victory over James in the tournament.
Swablu is Shane's only known Pokémon, used in Crossgate Town's annual PokéRinger competition. Shane admitted that Swablu had only been caught recently. It was able to get Shane past the first round, but it ultimately lost to James's Dustox when the two Pokémon faced each other in the semifinals.