The Shacktron is a giant robot created during Weirdmageddon by the survivors of the event to fight back against Bill Cipher. Its name was coined by Soos Ramirez prior to the start of the battle it took part in.
After Ford created a barrier around the Mystery Shack using a unicorns' hair, it became the only place in Gravity Falls unaffected by Weirdmageddon, thus becoming a shelter and hideout for almost all the remaining survivors. After Dipper, Mabel, Soos and Wendy find their way back to the Mystery Shack, they meet the group of survivors that Stan is leading. Stan explains everything to the twins, thus inspiring them to lead a fight against Bill. Stan mentions that they should not attack Bill because the Shack is the only place safe from weirdness, and the only way to fight Bill is to bring the Shack to him. Realizing this, McGucket quickly drafted some blueprints to convert the Shack into a powerful machine to fight Bill and his henchmaniacs. The survivors then worked together to gather parts from all over town and assemble them together to create the Shacktron.
The survivors launched an attack on the Fearamid. While the Shacktron kept Bill and his minions occupied, Dipper, Mabel, Stan, Wendy, Soos, Pacifica, Sheriff Blubs and McGucket entered the Fearamid to free Bill's captives. Though the Shacktron managed to fend off Bill and his minions for a time, Bill ultimately discovered that only the Shack itself was immune to his power, with the rest of the Shacktron's parts being vulnerable. Bill ripped off one of the Shacktron's legs, and used it to damage the robot. The Shacktron was destroyed soon after, but the Mystery Shack was still intact afterward.
Each of the survivors played their part in the construction and operation of the Shacktron.
The robot is composed of various objects seen throughout the series. These include:
- The Mystery Shack
- Parts of the Gobblewonker robot
- The totem pole outside the Mystery Shack
- Soos' Pick-up Truck
- The Interdimensional Portal
- Tyrannosaurus Rex
- The right leg of the Gideon-bot
- The Gravity Falls sign
- A Li'l Gideon billboard
- A logging truck
- Some power line poles
- The control panels of Dancy Pants Revolution
- In the game Take Back The Falls, it is referred to erroneously as the "Shackbot."