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Bonus Track Buckethead

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Statistics
StrengthPvZH Strength HeartPvZH Health BrainPvZH Cost
3 4 4
Set Event
Class PvZH Hearty Icon
Tribe Dancing Zombie
Traits PvZH Armored IconArmored 1
Abilities Plants can't do Bonus Attacks.
He put all his favorite songs on that mixtape. If only he could find the right Zombie to give it to.

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.

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. 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 or Flamenco Zombie.

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.

See also

V · T · E Zombies in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes
PvZH Beastly Icon Beastly
Heroes Brain Freeze · Electric Boogaloo · The Smash · Immorticia
Fighters Cat Lady · Dog Walker · Skunk Punk · Snorkel Zombie · Haunting Zombie · Pied Piper · Squirrel Herder · Zookeeper · Dolphin Rider · Loudmouth · Vimpire · Zombie Yeti · Kangaroo Rider · Smashing Gargantuar · Deep Sea Gargantuar · Nurse Gargantuar · Octo Zombie · Zombot 1000
Event Energy Drink Zombie · Overstuffed Zombie
Token Goat · Haunting Ghost · Zom-Bats · Returned Octo Zombie
Tricks Nibble · Yeti Lunchbox · Vitamin Z · B-flat · Locust Swarm · Maniacal Laugh
Event Secret Agent
Superpowers Frozen Tundra · Slammin' Smackdown · Stayin' Alive · Witch's Familiar · Acid Rain · Evaporate · Galvanize
PvZH Brainy Icon Brainy
Heroes Super Brainz · Rustbolt · Professor Brainstorm · Immorticia
Fighters Cardboard Robot Zombie · Chimney Sweep · Paparazzi Zombie · Cell Phone Zombie · Pool Shark · Zombot Drone Engineer · Brain Vendor · Electrician · Gentleman Zombie · Kite Flyer · Drum Major · Mad Chemist · Mountain Climber · Gadget Scientist · Shieldcrusher Viking · Portal Technician · Wizard Gargantuar · Trickster
Event Leprechaun Imp · Regifting Zombie · Trick or Treater
Token Space Cadet · Zom-Bats · Copter Commando
Tricks Teleport · Beam Me Up · Lurch for Lunch · Fun-Dead Raiser · Rocket Science · Hail-a-Copter
Token Pot of Gold
Superpowers Carried Away · Eureka · Shrink Ray · Witch's Familiar · Cut Down to Size · Summoning · Telepathy
PvZH Crazy Icon Crazy
Heroes Electric Boogaloo · Impfinity · Professor Brainstorm · Z-Mech
Fighters Backup Dancer · Tennis Champ · Unlife of the Party · Aerobics Instructor · Barrel of Deadbeards · Conga Zombie · Cuckoo Zombie · Newspaper Zombie · Abracadaver · Disco Zombie · Exploding Imp · Fireworks Zombie · Jester · Valkyrie · Orchestra Conductor · Flamenco Zombie · Imp-Throwing Gargantuar · Foot Soldier Zombie · Disco-Tron 3000
Event Stupid Cupid · Gargantuar-Throwing Imp · Hippity Hop Gargantuar
Token Impfinity Clone · Mystery Egg · Captain Deadbeard
Tricks Bungee Plumber · Zombot's Wrath · Cakesplosion · The Chickening · Gargantuars' Feast
Tokens Sugary Treat
Superpowers Eureka · Missile Madness · Stayin' Alive · Triple Threat · Brute Strength · Dance Off · Electrobolt
PvZH Hearty Icon Hearty
Heroes Rustbolt · The Smash · Neptuna · Z-Mech
Fighters Arm Wrestler · Baseball Zombie · Conehead · Flag Zombie · Sumo Wrestler · Landscaper · Team Mascot · Trash Can Zombie · Buckethead · Medic · Zombie Coach · Zombie King · All-Star Zombie · Coffee Zombie · Ra Zombie · Undying Pharaoh · Knight of the Living Dead · Rodeo Gargantuar · Wannabe Hero
Event Gargologist · Turkey Rider · Bonus Track Buckethead · Defensive End
Token Zombie · Octo-Pet
Tricks Camel Crossing · Rolling Stone · Terrify · Weed Spray · Monster Mash
Event Going Viral
Tokens Healthy Treat · Leftovers
Superpowers Missile Madness · Octo-Pult · Shrink Ray · Slammin' Smackdown · Heroic Health · Possessed · Rock Wall
PvZH Sneaky Icon Sneaky
Heroes Brain Freeze · Super Brainz · Impfinity · Neptuna
Fighters Headstone Carver · Imp · Mini-Ninja · Zombie Chicken · Fishy Imp · Hot Dog Imp · Swashbuckler Zombie · Toxic Waste Imp · Imp Commander · Line Dancing Zombie · Smelly Zombie · Stealthy Imp · Barrel Roller Zombie · Firefighter · Pogo Bouncer · Tomb Raiser Zombie · Mixed-Up Gravedigger · Surprise Gargantuar · Walrus Rider · Zombot Sharktronic Sub · Zombot Plank Walker
Event Imposter · Fire Rooster · Zombie High Diver
Token Impfinity Clone · Swabbie · Octo-Pet
Tricks Smoke Bomb · Backyard Bounce · Zombot Stomp
Superpowers Carried Away · Frozen Tundra · Octo-Pult · Triple Threat · Dolphinado · In-Crypted · Super Stench
Unobtainable
Superpowers Flick-a-Plant · Get Well · Motivate