A Tupuxuara appears and attacks Shantungosaurus' opponent! The Move's arcade usage is far more complex, but it was never used like that by this dinosaur. After Shantungosaurus' defeat, Zoe took the card to use herself.
Shantungosaurus was first summoned by Foolscap in Four Part Harmony to move a boulder covering a cave entrance when he was looking for the Purple Cosmos Stone, but it was too heavy for him, claimed by a passing monk to be locked by a mystical seal, leading Foolscap to recall him. Shantungosaurus was later used to attack a village to find Sanzo Hoshi, a monk who could chant the seal open. He was summoned again to convince Sanzo to keep walking after he stopped partway back to the boulder, but ended up having to carry the monk when he fainted. However, the D-Team showed up, summoning Chomp and Paris; they couldn't attack Shantungosaurus because they might hurt Sanzo, forcing Max to call Chomp back when the dinosaur charged forward. Zoe used Metal Wing to have the Pteranodon retrieve Sanzo, but Foolscap gave Shantungosaurus his Spectral Armorform and had him use Green Impulse, summoning Tupuxuara to attack the Pteranodon. Shantungosaurus knocked Paris down, defeating her and the Pteranodon, but then Chomp was summoned again in his DinoTector form to fight. Sanzo tried convincing the two not fight, knowing Shantungosaurus to be kind at heart, but Rex knocked him aside when Foolscap dives at him. Foolscap told Shantungosaurus to attack, but it knocked him away instead, letting Chomp defeat Shantungosaurus with Plasma Anchor, destroying its Spectral armor, also returning Tupuxuara to its card. His and Tupuxuara's cards were reclaimed by Max (Green Impulse later going to Zoe), followed by an explanation to Sanzo that dinosaurs weren't hurt by returning to their cards.
It was the first Bronze rarity Grass Dinosaur card in the arcade.
At least in the English dub, Shantungosaurus' name is pronounced "Shandongosaurus", using "Shandong" instead of "Shantung", both of which are acceptable spellings/pronunciations for the Chinese province where the dinosaur's fossils were found.
In the scene where a Pteranodon grabs Sanzo Hoshi from Shantungosaurus' back, the Spectral Space Pirate logo is briefly not seen on his shoulder or the top of his head.
It is one of the few dinosaurs of the series activated or summoned in the country where its fossils were found (in its case, China).
Along with Lanzhousaurus, Shantungosaurus is one of the only two new Grass Dinosaurs in Mesozoic Meltdown. Coincidentally, both dinosaurs occur in the same arc, and both were summoned in the same location as their fossils were found.
Other than name, there are no statistical differences between the Shantungosaurus and Enraged Shantungosaurus TCG cards. As the TCG limits a player to 3 copies of any given card as determined by name, using both of these dinosaurs would allow a player to include up to 6 dinosaurs with this set of statistics (Grass, Rock, 1700 Power) in their deck if they wanted to.