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For the Buckethead Zombie in other games, see Buckethead Zombie (PvZ: GW) and Buckethead Zombie (PvZA).

Plants vs. Zombies

Buckethead Zombie

Buckethead Zombie1
His bucket hat makes him extremely resistant to damage.
Almanac statistics
Toughness High
Weakness Magnet-shroom
In-game statistics
Absorbs 65 normal damage shots
Sun cost 125
Brain cost 100
First seen Level 1-8
Buckethead Zombie always wore a bucket. Part of it was to assert his uniqueness in an uncaring world. Mostly he just forgot it was there in the first place.

PvZ2

Buckethead Zombie variants

 Buckethead ZombiePVZ2 Buckethead Mummy2 Buckethead Pirate2 Buckethead Cowboy2 Future Buckethead Zombie2 Buckethead Peasant2 Pompadour Buckethead2 Bikini Buckethead2

Buckethead Zombie

Buckethead ZombiePVZ2
His bucket hat makes him extremely resistant to damage.
Almanac statistics
Toughness Hardened
Speed Basic
In-game statistics
Absorbs 64.25 normal damage shots
Weakness Magnet-shroom2
First seen Player's House - Day 4
There was a time when Buckethead Zombie was hailed as a zombie genius for his innovative bucket-on-head strategy. It's been a few years, though, and zombies wonder if he's got any surprises left. His secret? He doesn't.

Buckethead Mummy

Buckethead Mummy2
His sandy bucket greatly protects him from damage.
Almanac statistics
Toughness Hardened
Speed Basic
In-game statistics
Absorbs 64.25 normal damage shots
Weakness Magnet-shroom2
First seen Ancient Egypt - Day 2
Buckethead Mummy Zombie graduated Magna Zom Louder from Zombie Academy where he learned to utilize his diaphragm during groaning lessons.

Buckethead Pirate

Buckethead Pirate2
His sturdy wooden bucket provides excellent protection from damage.
Almanac statistics
Toughness Hardened
Speed Basic
In-game statistics
Absorbs 64.25 normal damage shots
Weakness Magnet-shroom2
First seen Pirate Seas - Day 4
Buckethead Pirate Zombie is looking for his bucket. Have you seen it? It's where? Up where? Speak up, he can't hear you.

Buckethead Cowboy

Buckethead Cowboy2
His chili pot hat makes him greatly resistant to damage.
Almanac statistics
Toughness Hardened
Speed Basic
In-game statistics
Absorbs 64.25 normal damage shots
Weakness Magnet-shroom2
First seen Wild West - Day 2
A five-time winner of the temporal chili cook-off. Those Egyptian zombies don't know their chili, but Cowboys love their beans. The more you eat, the more you brains.

Future Buckethead Zombie

Future Buckethead Zombie2
His techno-bucket greatly increases his protection from damage.
Almanac statistics
Toughness Hardened
Speed Basic
In-game statistics
Absorbs 64.25 normal damage shots
Sun cost 200
Weakness Magnet-shroom2
First seen Far Future - Day 1
Other zombies call him old-fashioned for being nostalgic for the year 2008. It was a simpler time when brains were brains, zombies were zombies, and those punk plants kept to themselves.

Buckethead Peasant

Buckethead Peasant2
His forged bucket provides great protection from damage.
Almanac statistics
Toughness Hardened
Speed Basic
In-game statistics
Absorbs 64.25 normal damage shots
Weakness Magnet-shroom2
First seen Dark Ages - Night 1
None of the other zombies seem to understand just how versatile Buckethead Peasant's choice of headwear is. Sure, his bucket makes for a great battle helmet. But just last night, he cooked a truly divine brain stew in it. And next time you see his band, check out what he's using for a kick drum.

Pompadour Buckethead

Pompadour Buckethead2
His scallop shelled bucket gives him great resistance to damage.
Almanac statistics
Toughness Hardened
Speed Basic
In-game statistics
Absorbs 64.25 normal damage shots
Weakness Magnet-shroom2
First seen Big Wave Beach - Day 1
Pompadour Buckethead tried to learn to play the ukelele. He figured it would be easier to learn than the guitar on account of how small it is. But his stiff fingers ... they just weren't made for it. Now he just bangs on his bucket. And he's not half-bad either.

Bikini Buckethead

Bikini Buckethead2
Her scallop shelled bucket provides great protection from damage.
Almanac statistics
Toughness Hardened
Speed Basic
In-game statistics
Absorbs 64.25 normal damage shots
Weakness Magnet-shroom2
First seen Big Wave Beach - Day 2
Bikini Buckethead had big ambitions. She wanted to do more than lurch around on a beach all day. Her life's dream: to perform internationally with a synchronized swimming team. Sadly, the nose plug was her undoing. If she only had a nose ...

 Cave Buckethead Zombie2 Buckethead Adventurer Zombie2 Neon Buckethead2 Jurassic Buckethead2 Buckethead Kung-Fu Zombie2 Buckethead Monk2 Buckethead Pilot Zombie2

Cave Buckethead Zombie

Cave Buckethead Zombie2
His stone "bucket" hat provides great protection from damage.
Almanac statistics
Toughness Hardened
Speed Basic
In-game statistics
Absorbs 64.25 normal damage shots
Special Is slowed by Iceberg Lettuce2
Weakness Magnet-shroom2
First seen Frostbite Caves - Day 1
Cave Buckethead Zombie likes rocks. He likes rocks A LOT. He strapped a rock to his head and called it a bucket. None of the other Cave Zombies know a "bucket" is, but they like his style.

Buckethead Adventurer Zombie

Buckethead Adventurer Zombie2
His rugged bucket provides considerable protection from damage.
Almanac statistics
Toughness Hardened
Speed Basic
In-game statistics
Absorbs 64.25 normal damage shots
Weakness Magnet-shroom2
First seen Lost City - Day 1
Buckethead Adventurer's greatest discovery was that one morning, without warning or reason, there was a bucket on his head.

Neon Buckethead

Neon Buckethead2
Buckets absorb damage because that's just what they do.
Almanac statistics
Toughness Hardened
Speed Basic
In-game statistics
Absorbs 64.25 normal damage shots
Weakness Magnet-shroom2
First seen Neon Mixtape Tour - Day 1
Neon Buckethead Zombie had to go all the way to the dump to find a headband he really liked.

Jurassic Buckethead

Jurassic Buckethead2
Crude drawings of buckets provide as much protection as the real thing.
Almanac statistics
Toughness Hardened
Speed Basic
In-game statistics
Absorbs 64.25 normal damage shots
Special Speeds up when losing bucket
Eating speed increased by 50%
First seen Jurassic Marsh - Day 1
The real question, the burning mystery, is: where did he find blue fur for his outfit?

Buckethead Kung-Fu Zombie

Buckethead Kung-Fu Zombie2
His iron teapot bucket provides great protection from damage.
Almanac statistics
Toughness Hardened
Speed Basic
In-game statistics
Absorbs 64.25 normal damage shots
Weakness Magnet-shroom2
First seen Kung-Fu World - Day 5
Don't get me wrong, the original purpose of simply performing his acrobatic overhead teapot.

Buckethead Monk Zombie

Buckethead Monk2
His iron teapot provides great protection from damage.
Almanac statistics
Toughness Hardened
Speed Basic
In-game statistics
Absorbs 64.25 normal damage shots
Weakness Magnet-shroom2
First seen Kung-Fu World - Day 15
In addition to zombie's martial arts, he is also responsible for the work of the temple boil.

Buckethead Pilot Zombie

Buckethead Pilot Zombie2
His bucket-shaped hat provides great protection from damage.
Almanac statistics
Toughness Hardened
Speed Basic
In-game statistics
Absorbs 64.25 normal damage shots
Weakness Magnet-shroom2
First seen Castle in the Sky - Day 1
Did you hear that? Updraft impinging bucket makes a thud sound. Yes, that's the zombie's favorite music, it always brings fun to boring lifes of zombies. That's why Buckethead Pilots are the most zombies in hot pursuits.

Plants vs. Zombies Online

Buckethead Zombie variants

 Buckethead Mummy2 Iron Helmet SergeantO Buckethead Pirate2

Buckethead Mummy

Buckethead Mummy2
His sandy bucket greatly protects him from damage.
Almanac statistics
Toughness Hardened
Speed Basic
In-game statistics
Absorbs 64.25 normal damage shots
First seen Ancient Egypt - Level 1-1
Buckethead Mummy Zombie graduated Magna Zom Louder from Zombie Academy where he learned to utilize his diaphragm during groaning lessons.

Iron Helmet Sergeant

Iron Helmet SergeantO
Almanac statistics
Toughness Hardened
Speed Basic
In-game statistics
Absorbs 64.25 normal damage shots
First seen Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum - Level 1-2

Buckethead Pirate

Buckethead Pirate2
His sturdy wooden bucket provides excellent protection from damage.
Almanac statistics
Toughness Hardened
Speed Basic
In-game statistics
Absorbs 64.25 normal damage shots
First seen Pirate Seas - Level 1-3
Buckethead Pirate Zombie is looking for his bucket. Have you seen it? It's where? Up where? Speak up, he can't hear you.

Almanac Card Buckethead Zombie

Buckethead Zombie's Almanac entry

Buckethead-Zombie

Animated Buckethead Zombie

Buckethead Zombies and their world-themed variants in Plants vs. Zombies 2 are basic Zombies with buckets on their heads, greatly increasing their toughness. The bucket does not weaken the plants' effects though. One of their weaknesses is the Magnet-shroom, as it removes the buckets, rendering these zombies as vulnerable as normal zombies.

History

Plants vs. Zombies

This zombie is first encountered on Level 1-8. He is the fifth zombie to be found in Adventure Mode, and the last to be found in Day levels. Like normal Zombie and Conehead Zombie, Buckethead Zombies have Ducky Tube variants, and they can come in surprise attacks at the Pool or Fog areas.

Plants vs. Zombies 2

Normal Buckethead Zombies first appear in Player's House - Day 4. They can then be seen in Modern Day, Piñata Party, and Vasebreaker. However, he has some variants in different areas: Buckethead Mummy in Ancient Egypt, Buckethead Pirate in Pirate SeasBuckethead Cowboy in Wild West, Future Buckethead Zombie in Far Future, Buckethead Peasant in Dark Ages, Pompadour Buckethead and Bikini Buckethead in Big Wave Beach, Cave Buckethead Zombie in Frostbite Caves, Buckethead Adventurer Zombie in Lost City, Neon Buckethead in Neon Mixtape Tour, Jurassic Buckethead in Jurassic Marsh, Buckethead Kung-Fu Zombie and Buckethead Monk Zombie in Kung-Fu World and Buckethead Pilot Zombie in Castle in the Sky. His health and speed are the same as in Plants vs. Zombies.

Suburban Almanac entry

Plants vs. Zombies

BUCKETHEAD ZOMBIE

His bucket hat makes him extremely resistant to damage.

Toughness: high
Weakness: magnet-shroom

Buckethead Zombie always wore a bucket. Part of it was to assert his uniqueness in an uncaring world. Mostly he just forgot it was there in the first place.

Plants vs. Zombies 2

Buckethead Zombie

TOUGHNESS: Hardened
SPEED: Basic

His bucket hat makes him extremely resistant to damage.

There was a time when Buckethead Zombie was hailed as a zombie genius for his innovative bucket-on-head strategy. It's been a few years, though, and zombies wonder if he's got any surprises left. His secret? He doesn't.

Buckethead Mummy

TOUGHNESS: Hardened
SPEED: Basic

His sandy bucket greatly protects him from damage.

Buckethead Mummy Zombie graduated Magna Zom Louder from Zombie Academy where he learned to utilize his diaphragm during groaning lessons.

Buckethead Pirate

TOUGHNESS: Hardened
SPEED: Basic

His sturdy wooden bucket provides excellent protection from damage.

Buckethead Pirate Zombie is looking for his bucket. Have you seen it? It's where? Up where? Speak up, he can't hear you.

Buckethead Cowboy

TOUGHNESS: Hardened
SPEED: Basic

His chili pot hat makes him greatly resistant to damage.

A five-time winner of the temporal chili cook-off. Those Egyptian zombies don't know their chili, but Cowboys love their beans. The more you eat, the more you brains.

Future Buckethead Zombie

TOUGHNESS: Hardened
SPEED: Basic

His techno-bucket greatly increases his protection from damage.

Other zombies call him old-fashioned for being nostalgic for the year 2008. It was a simpler time when brains were brains, zombies were zombies, and those punk plants kept to themselves.

Buckethead Peasant

TOUGHNESS: Hardened
SPEED: Basic

His forged bucket provides great protection from damage.

None of the other zombies seem to understand just how versatile Buckethead Peasant's choice of headwear is. Sure, his bucket makes for a great battle helmet. But just last night, he cooked a truly divine stew in it. And next time you see his band, check out what he's using for a kick drum.

Pompadour Buckethead

TOUGHNESS: Hardened
SPEED: Basic

His scallop shelled bucket gives him great resistance to damage.

Pompadour Buckethead tried to learn to play the ukelele. He figured it would be easier to learn than the guitar on account of how small it is. But his stiff fingers ... they just weren't made for it. Now he just bangs on his bucket. And he's not half-bad either.

Bikini Buckethead

TOUGHNESS: Hardened
SPEED: Basic

Her scallop shelled bucket provides great protection from damage.

Bikini Buckethead had big ambitions. She wanted to do more than lurch around on a beach all day. Her life's dream: to perform internationally with a synchronized swimming team. Sadly, the nose plug was her undoing. If she only had a nose ...

Cave Buckethead Zombie

TOUGHNESS: Hardened
SPEED: Basic

His stone "bucket" hat provides great protection from damage.

Cave Buckethead Zombie likes rocks. He likes rocks A LOT. He strapped a rock to his head and called it a bucket. None of the other Cave Zombies know a "bucket" is, but they like his style.

Buckethead Adventurer Zombie

TOUGHNESS: Hardened
SPEED: Basic

His rugged bucket provides considerable protection from damage.

Buckethead Adventurer's greatest discovery was that one morning, without warning or reason, there was a bucket on his head.

Neon Buckethead

TOUGHNESS: Hardened
SPEED: Basic

Buckets absorb damage because that's just what they do.

Neon Buckethead Zombie had to go all the way to the dump to find a headband he really liked.

Jurassic Buckethead

TOUGHNESS: Hardened
SPEED: Basic

Crude drawings of buckets provide as much protection as the real thing

The real question, the burning mystery, is: where did he find blue fur for his outfit?

Buckethead Kung-Fu Zombie (China only)

TOUGHNESS: Hardened
SPEED: Basic

His iron teapot bucket provides great protection from damage.

Do not get me wrong, the original purpose of simply performing his acrobatic overhead teapot.

In Chinese: 他的铁茶壶头盔能极大程度地承受伤害 。

不要误会 , 原本他的目的只是表演头顶茶壶的杂技。

Buckethead Monk Zombie (China only)

TOUGHNESS: Hardened
SPEED: Basic

His iron teapot provides great protection from damage.

In addition to this zombie martial arts, he is also responsible for the work of the temple boil.

In Chinese: 他头上的铁茶壶能让他极大地承受伤害。

这种僵尸除了练武 , 还负责庙里的烧水工作 。

Buckethead Pilot Zombie (China only)

TOUGHNESS: Hardened
SPEED: Basic

His Bucket-shaped hat provides great protection from damage.

Did you hear that? Updraft impinging bucket makes a thud sound. Yes, that's the zombie's favorite music, it always brings fun to boring lives of zombies. That's why Buckethead Pilots are the most zombies in hot pursuits.

In Chinese: 头顶的桶状零件为他是供了超强的防护能力。

听见了吗?上升气流撞击铁桶所发出的哐当声,对,那就是僵尸们最喜爱的音乐,它总是可以给僵尸们枯燥无味的生活带来乐趣。这也是铁桶飞行员最受僵尸们追捧的原因。

Overview

The Buckethead Zombie absorbs 64.25 normal damage shots, and his appearance changes upon absorbing 19, 37, and 55 (when the bucket is destroyed) and 59.75 normal damage shots before dying at 64.25 normal damage shots.

Encounters

Plants vs. Zombies

Plants vs. Zombies 2

Strategies

Plants vs. Zombies

General

For most beginners, the Buckethead Zombie is highly annoying as he often appears in huge waves or in waves with other kinds of zombies. In the early levels, it is good to have two Peashooters against it. A Snow Pea with three Spikeweeds is sufficient, due to the slowing effect which makes the zombie spend more time walking on the Spikeweeds.

BucketheadZombieTrailer

A Buckethead Zombie in the trailer.

Although the Snow Pea is also a good weapon of choice, it is not recommended to do so for the sake of sun being wasted if it doesn't work. It is advised, however to use Threepeaters, Repeaters, or Gatling Peas in conjunction with a Torchwood. The Suburban Almanac advises the use of a Magnet-shroom, reducing the maximum absorption to 10 normal damage shots; however, it is not needed. You may want to use instant kills for them, such as the Squash. These zombies make up the majority of the offense in Survival: Endless. One Snow Pea and one Peashooter is sufficient to kill a Buckethead Zombie, mainly due to the slowing effect. If they appear in the Night levels, you can use the Hypno-shroom on the Buckethead Zombie if your defenses are not yet set up. Using a Wall-nut or Tall-nut and a Repeater works, but the Wall-nut or Tall-nut will be eaten or severely damaged if you try that.

Vasebreaker Endless

Freze pea

A Buckethead Zombie approaching a Snow Pea.

Whenever one appears, refrain from breaking more vases within the same lane. A Potato Mine can be used if given enough time and a Squash or Wall-nut if not. Otherwise, a Snow Pea paired with either a Peashooter, Left-Facing Repeater, or Threepeater can work, although it is not as efficient.

A single Backwards Repeater with a Wall-nut is sufficient if the zombie is far back enough.

I, Zombie Endless

Avoid use around nearby Magnet-shrooms, a Squash in the same lane, or a Chomper that is not chewing. Otherwise, deploy when large (but not massive) amounts of damage need to be absorbed. A Snow Pea plus one or two other plants defending a lane may result in the Buckethead Zombie's death, so be careful there. These are one of the most useful weapons in your arsenal (second to the Ladder Zombie), being cheap while being able to absorb a large amount of damage.

Plants vs. Zombies 2

General

The Buckethead Zombie has the same behavior as it does in the prequel. Like his prequel counterpart, Potato Mines, Chompers, Squashes, and other instant-use plants can instantly kill these types, even in world variations.

Magnet-shrooms are a great way of dealing Buckethead Zombies when there are too many in groups. Use Plant Food on it to remove almost every bucket and fling all the buckets to deal greater units of damage to tombstones and zombies. Be careful though, as these zombies can be spawned during surprise attacks (such as Necromancy, Low Tide, Sandstorm, etc.).

Chili Beans and boosted Sun Beans can instantly kill Buckethead Zombies, making it easier for you to complete the level. Torchwoods can deal double units of damage like in the prequel, but no splash damage is caused.

Magnifying Grasses can also be useful against Buckethead Zombies, but not when there are lots in groups. To avoid wasting tons of sun, use Plant Food on a Magnet-shroom to remove the buckets.

Tangle Kelp in Big Wave Beach can instantly drown a Buckethead Zombie like in the prequel. Be sure to put it close to the Buckethead Zombie so the Tangle Kelp will kill him instantly. Banana Launchers can also deal heavy damage to Buckethead Zombies, so that splash damage in one lane can kill almost every Buckethead Zombie quicker when they overlap.

Shadow-shrooms are extremely useful on this zombie as it ignores armor. One powered by a Moonflower will quickly kill a group of clumped up zombies including the Buckethead.

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Trivia

General

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An early concept of the Buckethead Zombie. Notice the red paint.

  • In Plants vs. Zombies Risk, the Buckethead Zombie's card does not have a red stain on it's bucket.
  • The red stain on the bucket could be one of the main reasons why Plants vs. Zombies is rated E10+ by the ESRB. In the official rating summary of the game, it describes that "one variety of zombie wears a bucket with a small streak of blood on it".
    • However, according to early concept art, the streak of blood was actually red paint.

Specific to Plants vs. Zombies

  • The Tree of Wisdom says that a Buckethead Zombie is 5x tougher than regular ones, but it is actually 6.5x tougher. It might be referring to the bucket, but it would also be wrong, as the bucket absorbs 5.5x as much as a Zombie.
  • The Bucket is available as a hat for your avatar in the Xbox Live Marketplace. It costs 160 Microsoft Points.
  • As seen in the concept design for Buckethead Zombie posted on the Plants vs. Zombies Facebook Page, the "blood" may be red paint, as it was supposed to be a painter who used his paint bucket as a helmet. It is unknown if this is still canon, though.
  • Buckethead Zombie, Conehead ZombieTrash Can Zombie, and Screen Door Zombie are the only zombies that can degrade into a normal zombie.
    • However, that is only appearance-wise; Trash Can Zombie will be slower than the other three.
  • If Plants vs. Zombies: Game of the Year Version was purchased before May 5, 2011 on Steam, players of Team Fortress 2 will be awarded with a Brain Bucket, a promotional cosmetic item for the Soldier.
  • During the final wave of a Pool or Fog level on the DS version, the Buckethead Zombie's bucket does not have a third stage of damage if he appears as an Ambush Zombie.
  • When the bucket gets hit, it makes a "clank" sound.
  • Buckethead Zombie is the only zombie that can be used in all of the I, Zombie levels.
  • Despite that Buckethead Zombie and Screen Door Zombie have the same health, Buckethead Zombie in Wall-nut Bowling and Wall-nut Bowling 2 takes only three hits while Screen Door Zombie takes four hits (one for ricochet).
  • Buckethead Zombie is the first zombie encountered that has a metal object.

Specific to Plants vs. Zombies 2

  • The regular Buckethead Zombie says in the present Almanac entry that he was "hailed as a zombie genius for his innovative bucket-on-head strategy," but the preceded Buckethead Zombies have buckets on their heads too.
  • The "clang" sound is lighter than in the first game, almost inaudible at times.
  • Even though that the Pirate Buckethead has a wooden bucket it still makes a clang noise.
    • Possibly because of the metal strokes along the bucket
  • Prior to the 2.5.1 update, the Almanac entry of the Buckethead Peasant had a bone sticking out his arm.
    • It also has a different standing animation (similar to a buccaneer) and has shoulder armor like a regular knight, unlike in an actual game.
  • In the Chinese version, a level 3 Buckethead Zombie has 195 hit points which makes his health even higher than a regular Gargantuar Prime. It takes 3 level 1 instant kill plants to kill him.
    • However, a level 1 Jalapeno can instantly burn it, and a level 1 Cherry Bomb can instantly kill it as well.
  • Magnet-shroom can still steal the buckets of Buckethead Mummy, Buckethead Pirate, Cave Buckethead, and Jurassic Buckethead Zombie even though they are not made of metal, but instead are made of wood or rock.
    • Those buckets also make the "clang" sound despite being not made of metal.
    • However, these's a rational explanation why Magnet-shroom still can steal the buckets of these types of Buckethead Zombies:
      • Buckethead Pirate's bucket has some iron strokes.
      • Maybe the Jurassic and Cave Buckethead Zombies' "buckets" are made of magnetite.
  • Neon Buckethead is called "Neon Buckethead Zombie" in its Almanac entry.
  • Peasant Buckethead has a brown stain and Neon Buckethead has a blue stain instead of red.
  • There is a bug where Buckethead Zombie can get hit off screen and lose his arm from Lava Guava. This also applies to Conehead Zombie.
  • Jurassic Buckethead is currently the only Jurassic Marsh zombie that both has other world variants and has no stats change.
  • There is a crude drawing of a bucket on Jurassic Buckethead's bucket, similar to that of Primal Wall-nut's Plant Food armor.

See also

Zombies
Plants vs. Zombies
Day
Night
Pool
Fog
Roof
ZomBotany
Others

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