In episode 200, Yami Bakura uses this card during his duel against Seto Kaiba. He summons this card via "Polymerization" in order to have a monster with 2000 ATK in play on the first, even though Kaiba was fairly unimpressed by its appearance. Kaiba then activates "Shrink" to halve this card's ATK until the End Phase. "Vorse Raider" then attacks this card. Due to this card's effect, it is not destroyed by battle, but Yami Bakura still takes Battle Damage. On Kaiba's End Phase, the effect of "Shrink". On Yami Bakura's Standby Phase, he paid 500 Life Points to keep this card on the field. He then Tributes this card in order to Tribute Summon "Diabound Kernel". Later Kaiba activates "Soul Release" in order to banish this card and "The Earl of Demise" from Bakura's Graveyard. Since Bakura has no more Fiend or Zombie-type Monsters in his Graveyard, "Spirit Shield" is destroyed.
In both versions of this episode, this card is shown as an Effect Monster.