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Also, not to be confused with Bug Zombie, a zombie in Lost City.
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Bug Bot Imp

Bug Bot Imp2
Lands on the lawn past your defenses, then hops forward.
Almanac statistics
Toughness Average
Speed Hungry
In-game statistics
In-game toughness Solid
Absorbs 13.5 normal damage shots
Weakness Blover2 (falling down only)
E.M.Peach2 Shrinking Violet2
First seen Far Future - Day 7
He always wanted to "see the world", "be his own boss", and "meet and consume interesting brains". He still doesn't understand how he got stuck in this cramped Bug Bot job 24/7.

Bug Bot Imp is the Far Future variant of Imp in Plants vs. Zombies 2. It is a small, yellow mechanized walker controlled by an Imp. It works exactly as the other Imp variants, except its toughness is higher and it moves differently from them. It is launched by the Gargantuar Prime. Bug Bot Imps will sometimes fall from the sky in the "Bot Swarm!" ambush. They also absorb 13.5 normal damage shots, which makes them tougher to deal with than other Imps (only Imp Porter is tougher than the Bug Bot Imp). Since they fall from the sky, a Blover can be used to blow them off the lawn.

Almanac entry

TOUGHNESS: Average
SPEED: Hungry Lands on the lawn past your defenses, then hops forward.

He always wanted to "see the world", "be his own boss", and "meet and consume interesting brains". He still doesn't understand how he got stuck in this cramped Bug Bot job 24/7.

Encounters

Player's HousePiñata Party

Wild West: "Electrical Boogaloo" Epic Quest - Step 4

Far Future: Days 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, Terror from Tomorrow, and Piñata Party

Frostbite Caves: "Rescue the Gold Bloom" Epic Quest - Step 9 and Piñata Party

Jurassic Marsh: Piñata Party

Modern Day: Days 3, 4, 10, 16, 19, 33 and "Electrical Boogaloo" Epic Quest - Steps 1 and 8

Strategies

They are the only Imps that will be immobilized by the E.M.Peach. When ambushing you from the sky, the Bug Bot Imps can be also blown away from the Blover, but as they land on the ground immediately after the "Bot Swarm!" message pops up, your timing must be spot-on. Using Shrinking Violet can defeat them instantly like other imps. Besides instant-kill plants, the fastest way to deal with them is the Magnifying Grass. These Imps are even more dangerous because they absorb 13.5 normal damage shots, while the other variations have 9.25, so you need more defense to defeat them. Even though they delay before moving forward, great care should still be taken when dealing with them as they cover large spaces between hops. Fortunately, this pause can give the player a brief moment to set up their defenses before it jumps again.

Avoid using Chili Beans and Garlics as (like other Far Future robots) Bug Bot Imp is immune to the Chili Bean's instant kill and Garlic's lane changing ability, allowing them to eat these plants fully.

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Trivia

  • Bug Bot Imps cannot be blown away by Blovers when uncurling or hopping, only when falling.
  • Bug Bot Imp, Imp Monk Zombie from Dark Ages, Imp Dragon Zombie, Imp Mermaid Zombie, Yeti Imp, Lost City Imp Zombie, Impunk, Jurassic Imp, Tiger Imp, and Leprechaun Imp are the only Imp variants that can appear on their own. All of the others can only be thrown from Gargantuar's back, or appear with another type of zombie. However, other variants of Imps can appear on their own in Piñata Parties.
  • Bug Bot Imp's surprise attack, "Bot Swarm!", is similar to the surprise attack "Leprechauns!" in Piñata Party.
  • Before they are released, Bug Bot Imps look like the Varia Suit from Metroid when Samus uses her Morph Ball ability.
  • Bug Bot Imp and Imp Porter are the only Imps with more than ten health.
  • If a Bug Bot Imp falls on top of an Iceberg Lettuce, it will freeze, but will still be in ball form.
  • Bug Bot Imp cannot be stunned by E.M.Peach while in midair.
  • Imp, Imp Mummy, Bug Bot Imp, Yeti Imp, Imp Porter and Impunk are the only Imps that do not have the word "Zombie" in their names.
  • Bug Bot Imp was originally named "Spider Bot Imp" as lifted from the game's files.
  • Bug Bot Imp is the only Imp variant that is immune to both the Chili Bean's instant kill effect and the stunning effect of the Chili Bean.
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