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Bonus Track Buckethead is an event zombie card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the PvZH Hearty IconHearty class. He costs 4BrainPvZH to play, and has 3StrengthPvZH/4HeartPvZH. He has the PvZH Armored IconArmored 1 trait, and his ability prevents all plants on the field from doing bonus attacks. This ability persists until all Bonus Track Bucketheads are removed from the field. His plant counterpart is Wing-Nut.

Bonus Track Buckethead was introduced in update 1.12.6, along with Shamrocket, Electric Blueberry, Plucky Clover, Spyris, and Leprechaun Imp.

He was made available in the PvZ Favorites Week event, and was available from 28 February 2017 to 7 March 2017. As of May 3rd, 2017, he was made craftable.

Origins

He is based on the zombie in Plants vs. Zombies 2 with a similar appearance.

Statistics

  • Class: Hearty
  • Tribe: Dancing Zombie
  • Trait: PvZH Armored IconArmored 1
  • Ability: Plants can't do Bonus Attacks.
  • Set: Premium - Event

Card description

He put all his favorite songs on that mixtape. If only he could find the right Zombie to give it to.

Update history

Update 1.12.6

  • Added to the game.

Update 1.14.13

  • Became craftable.

Strategy

With

This zombie can be treated as a direct upgrade to Buckethead, as both exactly have the same stats and the same class, but with an ability added to him. All strategies that can be run with Buckethead can be run with Bonus Track Buckethead as well. Bonus Track Buckethead has another thing Buckethead does not: the dancing tribe. Z-Mech can use it to his advantage and put him in a dancing deck. However, unlike Buckethead, it is not in the professional tribe, so he can't be used to boost Zombie Middle Manager or Evolve Jurassic Fossilhead. Not that it really matters, though, as Zombie Middle Manager becomes insignificant by turn 4, and there are much better professionals for Evolution even if Bonus Track Buckethead were a professional.

Due to him having a lot of health, as well as the PvZH Armored IconArmored 1 trait, he can survive longer than most dancing zombies and can be easily be used in tandem with Aerobics Instructor , Flamenco Zombie, and Headhunter.

In addition, his ability can be extremely helpful against opponents who run decks focused on bonus attacks; especially PvZH Mega-Grow IconMega-Grow heroes, as he can completely shut down a major part of their strategies. This makes Bonus Track Buckethead invaluable against any decks that rely on either Re-Peat Moss, Repeater, Bananasaurus Rex, Espresso Fiesta, or Plant Food, forcing your opponent to get rid of Bonus Track Buckethead before they can use their strategy again.

Keep in mind that Bonus Track Buckethead's ability only works against bonus attack cards, which are exclusive to the Mega-Grow class only, so it may not be the best idea to use him against non-Mega-Grow heroes, unless they get them via Cornucopia, Seedling, Petal-Morphosis or Mayflower. Since AI decks in single player are fixed, you can know which hero uses a bonus attack-based deck and use Bonus Track Buckethead in your favor. Additionally, while bonus attack cards may not go well against this zombie, all heroes have another class which have other cards good against this zombie.

Against

If you are running a bonus attack-based deck, remove this zombie as soon as possible. If he appears on the field, avoid playing any cards that involve bonus attacks, as this zombie nullifies it completely until destroyed. In that case, try to play boosting tricks onto plants to make them strong enough to destroy Bonus Track Buckethead.

Since Bonus Track Buckethead has a considerable amount of health and the PvZH Armored IconArmored 1 trait, you need to either overwhelm him with sheer damage, or play tricks that can destroy him like Whack-a-Zombie or Sizzle.

For those whose decks do not focus on bonus attacks, this zombie can be treated as Buckethead with the addition of the dancing tribe. Thus, you may want to remove him before Aerobics Instructor can boost him and Flamenco Zombie can deal additional damage.

Gallery

Trivia

  • He is the only dancing zombie in the Hearty class.
    • He is also the only dancing zombie with PvZH Armored IconArmored 1.
  • He shares his idle animation with Unlife of the Party.
  • His description might be a reference to the fact that several Neon Mixtape Tour zombies only activate their ability when a certain jam plays. However, only the Power Ballad jam directly affects plant behavior.
  • His bucket lacks the blue stain his version in Plants vs. Zombies 2 has.
    • A similar thing happens to Buckethead, who is missing the red stain on his bucket his past versions have.
  • He is the first and only zombie in the game to return from Neon Mixtape Tour.

See also

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Token Cards Impfinity Clone · Captain Deadbeard
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Heroes Rustbolt · The Smash · Neptuna · Z-Mech
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Uncommon
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Galactic Cone Zone · Celestial Custodian · Screen Door Zombie
Colossal Healthy Treat · Zombie Middle Manager
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Rare
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Common Imp · Mini-Ninja · Smoke Bomb · Fishy Imp · Smelly Zombie
Uncommon
Premium Headstone Carver · Zombie Chicken · Hot Dog Imp · Swashbuckler Zombie · Backyard Bounce · Stealthy Imp · Firefighter
Galactic Graveyard · Ice Pirate · Frosty Mustache
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Rare
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Colossal Blowgun Imp
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Super-Rare
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Legendary
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Colossal Zombot Aerostatic Gondola
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Unobtainable
Tokens Zombie · Returned Octo Zombie
Superpowers Flick-a-Plant · Get Well · Motivate