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Blastronaut Zombie

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Blastronaut Zombie boosts to float over all but the tallest plants.
Almanac statistics
Toughness Protected
Speed Flighty
Special Floats over low plants, boosts over most other plants.
In-game statistics
Weakness Tall-nut2Blover2Hurrikale2
Infi-nut2Moonflower2 (Plant Food)
First seen Far Future - Day 30
Blastronaut's rocket-pack is strictly ornamental; his hovering ability comes from a deep meditative state and from being full of helium.

Blastronaut Zombie is a zombie that appears in the Far Future expansion in Plants vs. Zombies 2, along with Holo Head Zombie and Robo-Rally Zombie. He is an upgraded version of Jetpack Zombie, much due to his speed. Like the Jetpack Zombie, he can get blown away by both Blover and Hurrikale with ease.

Blastronaut Zombie can boost over any plants except for tall barriers such as Tall-nut or Infi-nut/Moonflower's force field.

Origins

His name is a portmanteau of "blast" and "astronaut", a person certified by a space program to serve as a crewmember of a spaceflight.

Description

Blastronaut Zombie shares many similarities to Jetpack Zombie, but now equipped with a space helmet made out of blue glass and grey metal, and a more futuristic looking red and white jetpack (which possibly allows him to fly at faster speeds than his counterpart). Both the helmet and jetpack have many antennae with yellow rings attached to them.

Almanac entry

Blastronaut Zombie

TOUGHNESS: Protected
SPEED: Flighty

Blastronaut Zombie boosts to float over all but the tallest plants.

Special: floats over low plants, boosts over most other plants
Weakness: tall blocking plants

Blastronaut's rocket-pack is strictly ornamental; his hovering ability comes from a deep meditative state and from being full of helium.

Overview

Blastronaut Zombie absorbs 27.5 normal damage shots, and his appearance changes upon absorbing 13 normal damage shots before dying at 27.5 normal damage shots.

Encounters

Far Future: Days 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, and 35

Strategies

Much like Jetpack Zombie, Blastronaut Zombie can be easily dealt with by Blover and Hurrikale, or blocked by plants such as Tall-nut and the force fields created from the Plant Food effects of Moonflower and Infi-nut. However, you need to act fast, because Blastronaut Zombie is much tougher and much faster than standard Jetpack Zombies. In addition, he eats twice as fast as the Jetpack Zombies, so be wary of your defenses. Split Peas, Homing Thistles, Bonk Choys and Wasabi Whips can attack forward and backwards which makes them a good idea to destroy this zombie.

However, in Far Future - Day 30, Blover and Hurrikale are restricted, so use Tall-nuts or Plant Food on Infi-nut to prevent them from reaching your house. While you block them, try using splash damage plants or area-of-effect plants like Snapdragon or Cold Snapdragon to destroy groups of them. If you have no other options, or if several of these zombies attack you at once, consider using a Cherry Bomb or other instant-kill plants to take them out. Stallia is also a good plant to bring since it can slow multiple Blastronaut Zombies at once, as well as Shrinking Violet, who severely decreases their speed and health, enough to make short work of these brutes. Grapeshot is also a great counter as the grapes can hit the Blastronauts outside of the three lanes the explosion takes place in. Primal Peashooters and Apple Mortars are great stallers. But, it is more recommended to kill these zombies with a splash damage or a longer range area-of-effect plant such as Dusk Lobber, Melon-pult, Winter Melon, Electric Peashooter, Laser Bean or Fume-shroom, especially if these come in large numbers as they can damage many of them at the same time.

Note: Avoid using Nightshade, Citron, etc. against this zombie as they will reach it fast and bypass it, due to its slow fire rate.

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Trivia

  • Blastronaut Zombie is the zombie with the closest health to Conehead Zombie, being 27.5 NDS, which is only 0.25 NDS less than Conehead Zombie.
  • He is the third zombie relating to or referencing astronauts, with the first being Astronaut from the Garden Warfare series, the second being Astro-Goop Zombie from Plants vs. Zombies Online, the fourth being Moonwalker, and the fifth being Disco-Naut.
  • Although his Almanac entry states that the source of his ability to fly is from meditating and being full of helium, he still lands on the ground when he dies.
  • He cannot be lured by Sweet Potato or Hot Date, even during their Plant Food. The same applies to Jetpack Zombie, Barrel Roller Zombie (with his barrel intact), and Surfer Zombie.
  • Him, Jetpack Zombie, Balloon Zombie, Bug Zombie, Seagull Zombie, and Pelican Zombie are the only zombies that cannot be dragged by Grimrose.
  • Despite sporting a protective glass helmet that masks his face, he, along with most other zombies whose facial protections cover their entire head, such as Blockhead Zombie or the Far Future mechs, technically shouldn't be affected by Shadow-shroom's poisonous properties if the sludge is unable to reach their skin.
  • Although being an astronaut is his namesake, Blastronaut Zombie stays at ground level and will not exceed above the plants' attack range.
  • If someone looks closely, there's a red dot in his helmet, above its antenna on its left side.

See also

Zombies