Bundle up! Brain Freeze is going to put you on ice! He also has a herd of Zombie Pets. Those varmints are fast. Get rid of 'em quick!

Crazy Dave

For the achievement in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, see Brain Freeze.

Brain Freeze is a zombie hero in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and the leader of the PvZH Sneaky IconSneaky and PvZH Beastly IconBeastly classes. His signature superpower is Frozen Tundra, which gives the PvZH Frozen IconFreeze effect to all plants on all ground lanes.

He is the hero version of Zombie Yeti.


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

His name is a pun on "brain freeze," which is what someone gets when they consume something cold too fast.


Hero description

Loves ice cream, snowstorms, and brains...not necessarily in that order.

Strategies strategy

This furry fiend combines the best Zombie Pets in the game. He's got everything from Zombie chickens to walrus riders to robotic sharks! Pet-themed Superpowers like Dolphinado and Frozen Tundra help his deadly zoo finish the job.


Brain Freeze has the most pet zombies of all zombie heroes, so it's a good idea to use his zombies in pet decks. Cat Lady will get strength boosts from playing pet fighters and Zookeeper will help you boost all of the pets' strength up, making them a powerful army. As if that's not enough, Brain Freeze also has a variety of pet tricks, including Locust Swarm and Dolphinado.

He is also the hero who has the second most Imp zombies, with not only the initial Sneaky Imp zombies, but also Loudmouth, Vimpire, and Kangaroo Rider, allowing him to use an Imp deck with great effects. Toxic Waste Imp and Vimpire make a dangerous combo, as PvZH Deadly IconDeadly will destroy any plant Vimpire hurts, and he has the PvZH Frenzy IconFrenzy trait, thus allowing him to attack again, provided he is not destroyed in combat, and becoming more powerful. Boosting cards such as Vitamin Z will also make them stronger.

Leading both the Sneaky and Beastly classes, Brain Freeze also has the most Amphibious zombies out of all zombie heroes. This makes his zombies very hard to hit most of the time. This way, he can also keep an eye on the aquatic lanes very easily.

Frozen Tundra can also freeze all the plants on the ground, making most of the zombies on the ground safe in that turn, so zombies can destroy frozen plants easily. Also, it can give Cryo Yeti +2StrengthPvZH/+2HeartPvZH for each frozen plant. Since it is a classified as a pet superpower trick, it will benefit Cat Lady and Zookeeper. 

Brain Freeze's main weakness is that he does not have many tools in order to stop rush decks similar to Super Brainz as he cannot get The Chickening or Weed Spray, so Kabloom heroes can spam weaker plants and win from there. While Fire Rooster and Trapper Zombie can help remove them due to their abilities, they cannot stop many higher-health threats at once. Therefore, the closest he can go is to either fight fire with fire, use PvZH Deadly IconDeadly zombies, or remove them one by one with Locust Swarm. In the late game he has access to both Zombot 1000 and Cursed Gargolith, So if the opponent continues to swarm in the late game, he can come back to destroy all plants every round in the Zombie Tricks phase.

Another weakness Brain Freeze has is that without the help of Imp Commander or Interstellar Bounty Hunter, he cannot draw cards at all. Opponents can drain his cards and win from there if he has neither of these cards, so Imp decks could be a viable option to use with Brain Freeze if you prefer spamming zombies.


Most of the time, Brain Freeze will attempt to use a bunch of pets, like Cat Lady and Zookeeper to boost them all up. Try getting rid of his pets as fast as possible, like Cat Lady. If they already got too strong, then use tricks to raise your plant's attack and health. Pet decks have one slight weakness, which is low health. Knowing this, try to whittle down all the zombies' health. If you are playing as a Kabloom hero, you can combine Sour Grapes with Sergeant Strongberry to potentially take all of his pets out at once. Just attacking Brain Freeze isn't really a good idea, as he will raise all his pet's stats, and then outnumber you with his powerful pets. Be careful when playing as Rose, as her superpower will boost Cat Lady and Zookeeper due to Goat being a pet.

Avoid playing important plants on the ground lanes when playing against Brain Freeze, as two of his superpowers, namely Frozen Tundra and Acid Rain, target all plants on the ground lanes.

Strategy decks

Main article: Community-built decks/Brain Freeze
Brain FreezeH Vimpire Z

PvZH Sneaky Icon PvZH Beastly Icon
Vimpires want to suck your chlorophyll! You'll find tons of ways to pump up your Vimpires to take over the game: Toxic Waste Imp, Imp Commander, and Loudmouth among them. Didn't draw a Vimpire? Other Imps will jump in with fake fangs!
GraveyardH x1 ImposterH x4 Secret AgentH x2 Smoke BombH x1 Fire RoosterH x4
Hot Dog ImpH x4 Toxic Waste ImpH x4 Area 22H x3 Imp CommanderH x3 LoudmouthH x4
VimpireH x3 Vitamin ZH x1 Space CowboyH x3 Maniacal LaughH x3

Brain FreezeH Pets with Cold Noses

PvZH Sneaky Icon PvZH Beastly Icon
Brain Freeze commands an entire zoo! Cat Lady and Zookeeper reward you for your aggressive swarm, while Vitamin Z and Locust Swarm punch through when the lanes fill up. Who knew Fire Roosters had cold noses?
Cat LadyH x4 Ducky Tube ZombieH x4 Zombie ChickenH x4 Fire RoosterH x4 Fishy ImpH x2
ZookeeperH x4 Area 22H x2 Space PirateH x3 Zombie YetiH x3 Cosmic YetiH x4
Space CowboyH x2 Cryo YetiH x3 Locust SwarmH x1

Brain FreezeH High Seas High Jinks

PvZH Sneaky Icon PvZH Beastly Icon
Impish shenanigans led by Imp Commander keep the Plants off guard as you buy time for the mighty Zombot Plank Walker to enter the fray.
ImposterH x4 NibbleH x3 Fire RoosterH x3 Total EclipseH x2 Toxic Waste ImpH x4
Imp CommanderH x4 LoudmouthH x2 Smelly ZombieH x1 Interstellar Bounty HunterH x4 Pogo BouncerH x4
Cryo YetiH x2 Locust SwarmH x2 Mixed-Up GravediggerH x2 Zombot Plank WalkerH x3

Brain FreezeH Smoke and Lasers

PvZH Sneaky Icon PvZH Beastly Icon
Incoming message from Laser Base Alpha: Requesting Zombies with Frenzy to vaporize intruders (and any Plant Heroes hiding behind them)!
Cheese CutterH x4 ImposterH x4 Smoke BombH x2 Biodome BotanistH x4 Dr. SpacetimeH x4
Frosty MustacheH x4 Area 22H x1 Laser Base AlphaH x4 Cosmic YetiH x3 Cryo YetiH x3
Locust SwarmH x1 Supernova GargantuarH x4 Octo ZombieH x2

Brain FreezeH Secret Saboteurs

PvZH Sneaky Icon PvZH Beastly Icon
Get rewards for hitting your oppoment with Cheese Cutter, Dr. Spacetime, and Ducky Tube Zombie. That's a lot easier when you pump them up with Secret Agent and clear the way with Extinction Event!
Cheese CutterH x4 Ducky Tube ZombieH x4 Secret AgentH x4 Dr. SpacetimeH x4 Extinction EventH x4
Haunting GhostH x2 Cosmic ImpH x1 Laser Base AlphaH x4 Primordial Cheese ShoverH x4 Blowgun ImpH x4
Locust SwarmH x1 Zombot Aerostatic GondolaH x4


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  • As of right now, it is unknown if Brain Freeze is a robot like the other yetis.
  • Brain Freeze has the most Amphibious zombies among all zombie heroes, only missing out Impfinity Clone and Octo-Pet, and even those two can be obtained by Conjuring cards like Cosmic Imp and Cosmic Yeti.
    • This is because he leads the Sneaky and Beastly classes, the only zombie classes with Amphibious zombies.
  • Currently, Brain Freeze also has access to the most Zombots in-game.
  • When fighting Brain Freeze in Missions, he sometimes uses Eureka, which is Professor Brainstorm's signature superpower. This is most likely a bug.
  • Prior to update 1.16.10, Brain Freeze was the only zombie hero that can freeze plants in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, by using his signature superpower.
  • When Brain Freeze enters the battle at the beginning, the ice statue he breaks out from has the same pose resembling a famous still supposedly made by a Bigfoot from footage taken during the Patterson-Gimlin film. He is also seen in this pose in his official artwork.
  • He shares the same battle music as The Smash.
V · T · E Zombies in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes
PvZH Beastly Icon Beastly
Heroes Brain Freeze · Electric Boogaloo · The Smash · Immorticia
Common Skunk Punk · Pied Piper · Zookeeper · Dolphin Rider · Locust Swarm
Premium Dog Walker · Nibble · Snorkel Zombie · Yeti Lunchbox · Haunting Zombie · Loudmouth · B-flat
Galactic Total Eclipse · Alien Ooze · Surfer Zombie
Colossal Haunting Ghost
Triassic Goat · Vengeful Cyborg
Premium Squirrel Herder · Vimpire · Vitamin Z · Kangaroo Rider · Smashing Gargantuar
Galactic Biodome Botanist · Cosmic Yeti
Colossal Primordial Cheese Shover
Triassic Killer Whale
Premium Cat Lady · Zombie Yeti · Deep Sea Gargantuar · Maniacal Laugh
Galactic Cheese Cutter · Cyborg Zombie · Area 22
Colossal Extinction Event · Ancient Vimpire
Triassic Hunting Grounds
Premium Nurse Gargantuar · Octo Zombie · Zombot 1000
Galactic Interstellar Bounty Hunter · Supernova Gargantuar
Colossal Mondo Bronto
Triassic Gargantuar-Throwing Gargantuar
Event Cards Fraidy Cat · Secret Agent · Energy Drink Zombie · Synchronized Swimmer · Hover-Goat 3000 · Overstuffed Zombie · Sneezing Zombie · King of the Grill
Token Cards Zom-Bats
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 · Huge-Gigantacus
Common Cardboard Robot Zombie · Paparazzi Zombie · Lurch for Lunch · Fun-Dead Raiser · Drum Major
Premium Chimney Sweep · Beam Me Up · Cell Phone Zombie · Pool Shark · Zombot Drone Engineer · Brain Vendor · Mountain Climber
Galactic Cryo-Brain · Medulla Nebula · Moonwalker
Colossal Copter Commando
Triassic Mustache Waxer · Pirate's Booty
Premium Gentleman Zombie · Kite Flyer · Gadget Scientist · Hail-a-Copter · Wizard Gargantuar
Galactic Cosmic Scientist · Triplication
Colossal Zom-Blob
Triassic Mustache Monument
Premium Electrician · Rocket Science · Mad Chemist · Portal Technician
Galactic Neutron Imp · Transformation Station · Wormhole Gatekeeper
Colossal Evolutionary Leap · Parasol Zombie
Triassic Duckstache
Premium Teleport · Shieldcrusher Viking · Trickster
Galactic Interdimensional Zombie · Teleportation Zombie
Colossal Gargantuar Mime
Triassic Zombot Dinotronic Mechasaur
Event Cards Leprechaun Imp · Regifting Zombie · Trick-or-Treater · Thinking Cap · Kitchen Sink Zombie · Bad Moon Rising
Token Cards Pot of Gold · Space Cadet · Zom-Bats
Superpowers Carried Away · Shrink Ray · Eureka · Witch's Familiar · Terror-Former 10,000 · Cut Down to Size · Summoning · Telepathy · Iron Boarder · Teleportation Station
PvZH Crazy Icon Crazy
Heroes Electric Boogaloo · Impfinity · Professor Brainstorm · Z-Mech
Basic Cards Backup Dancer · Bungee Plumber · Cuckoo Zombie · Disco Zombie · Flamenco Zombie
Premium Tennis Champ · Unlife of the Party · Conga Zombie · Newspaper Zombie · Cakesplosion · Orchestra Conductor · Foot Soldier Zombie
Galactic Loose Cannon · Meteor Z · Space Ninja
Colossal Mystery Egg · Sugary Treat
Triassic Trapper Territory
Premium Exploding Imp · Jester · Zombot's Wrath · The Chickening · Imp-Throwing Gargantuar
Galactic Final Mission · Cosmic Dancer
Colossal Gizzard Lizard
Triassic Disco Dance Floor
Premium Aerobics Instructor · Abracadaver · Fireworks Zombie · Disco-Tron 3000
Galactic Disco-Naut · Moon Base Z · Gas Giant
Colossal Quickdraw Con Man
Triassic Grave Robber · Zombie's Best Friend
Premium Barrel of Deadbeards · Valkyrie · Gargantuars' Feast
Galactic Quasar Wizard · Binary Stars
Colossal Tankylosaurus
Triassic Headhunter
Event Cards Exploding Fruitcake · Unexpected Gifts · Stupid Cupid · Frankentuar · Gargantuar-Throwing Imp · Hippity Hop Gargantuar
Token Cards Impfinity Clone · Captain Deadbeard
Superpowers Stayin' Alive · Triple Threat · Eureka · Missile Madness · Brute Strength · Dance Off · Electrobolt
PvZH Hearty Icon Hearty
Heroes Rustbolt · The Smash · Neptuna · Z-Mech
Common Baseball Zombie · Rolling Stone · Conehead · Team Mascot · Medic
Premium Arm Wrestler · Camel Crossing · Flag Zombie · Terrify · Trash Can Zombie · Buckethead · Ra Zombie
Galactic Cone Zone · Celestial Custodian · Screen Door Zombie
Colossal Healthy Treat · Zombie Middle Manager
Triassic Leftovers
Premium Sumo Wrestler · Zombie Coach · Monster Mash · Knight of the Living Dead · Rodeo Gargantuar
Galactic Escape through Time · Cosmic Sports Star
Colossal Primeval Yeti
Triassic Lost Colosseum
Premium Landscaper · Weed Spray · All-Star Zombie · Coffee Zombie
Galactic Black Hole · Genetic Experiment · Planetary Gladiator
Colossal Jurassic Fossilhead
Triassic Knockout · Turquoise Skull Zombie
Premium Zombie King · Undying Pharaoh · Wannabe Hero
Galactic Intergalactic Warlord · Zombot Battlecruiser 5000
Colossal Stompadon
Triassic Chum Champion
Event Cards Zombology Teacher · Gargologist · Turkey Rider · Going Viral · Bonus Track Buckethead · Defensive End
Token Cards Octo-Pet
Superpowers Shrink Ray · Slammin' Smackdown · Octo-Pult · Missile Madness · Heroic Health · Possessed · Rock Wall
PvZH Sneaky Icon Sneaky
Heroes Brain Freeze · Super Brainz · Impfinity · Neptuna · Huge-Gigantacus
Common Imp · Mini-Ninja · Smoke Bomb · Fishy Imp · Smelly Zombie
Premium Headstone Carver · Zombie Chicken · Hot Dog Imp · Swashbuckler Zombie · Backyard Bounce · Stealthy Imp · Firefighter
Galactic Graveyard · Ice Pirate · Frosty Mustache
Colossal Swabbie · Barrel of Barrels
Triassic Monkey Smuggler
Premium Imp Commander · Barrel Roller Zombie · Surprise Gargantuar · Walrus Rider · Zombot Stomp
Galactic Cosmic Imp · Space Pirate
Colossal Blowgun Imp
Triassic Buried Treasure
Premium Toxic Waste Imp · Line Dancing Zombie · Pogo Bouncer · Tomb Raiser Zombie
Galactic Ducky Tube Zombie · Dr. Spacetime · Laser Base Alpha
Colossal Cursed Gargolith
Triassic Excavator Zombie · Unthawed Viking
Premium Mixed-Up Gravedigger · Zombot Sharktronic Sub · Zombot Plank Walker
Galactic Space Cowboy · Cryo Yeti
Colossal Zombot Aerostatic Gondola
Triassic Raiding Raptor
Event Cards Imposter · Fire Rooster · Imp-Throwing Imp · Captain Flameface · Zombie High Diver · Trapper Zombie
Token Cards Impfinity Clone · Octo-Pet
Superpowers Frozen Tundra · Carried Away · Triple Threat · Octo-Pult · Terror-Former 10,000 · In-Crypted · Super Stench · Dolphinado · Ice Moon
Tokens Zombie · Returned Octo Zombie
Superpowers Flick-a-Plant · Get Well · Motivate