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Captain Combustible's motto is, "Power to the Peashooters!" He and his Torchwood Teammates take that motto seriously. TOO seriously.

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PvZ Heroes logo
Captain Combustible
Captain CombustibleH
Classes PvZH Kabloom IconPvZH Mega-Grow Icon
Signature Superpower Blazing Bark
Other Superpowers Meteor Strike
Time to Shine
If you want to see him blow his top, try calling him "Stumpy". Go on. Try it.

Captain Combustible is a plant hero in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and the leader of the PvZH Kabloom IconKabloom and PvZH Mega-Grow IconMega-Grow classes. His signature superpower is Blazing Bark, which gives a selected plant +4StrengthPvZH.

He is the hero version of Torchwood.


He is likely based on Nova, a Marvel superhero. He bears a resemblance to Heimdall from the Marvel universe.


Hero description

If you want to see him blow his top, try calling him "Stumpy". Go on. Try it.

Strategies strategy

This fiery tree makes flammable combo decks, using Re-Peat Moss or Repeater to win the game in one turn with a flurry of high-Strength Bonus Attacks and Tricks.


Leading the Kabloom and Mega-Grow classes, Captain Combustible is meant for boosting his plants. He can make use of stat-boosting tricks to raise his plants to monstrous strength. He also has access to tricks that do direct damage to zombies or make plants do a bonus attack. A great strategy is using Re-Peat Moss along with stat-boosters, and most notably, Blazing Bark, causing this plant to do devastating bonus attacks with cards.

Captain Combustible's combination of the Kabloom and Mega-Grow classes also makes benificial synergies, as the Mega-Grow class enables him to draw more cards, while providing support for high-strength plants and direct damage tricks from the Kabloom class to ensure a steady supply of cards. As mentioned before, Captain Combustible can use tricks to his advantage, such as to make the normally frail Kabloom plants tougher or do bonus attacks.

However, Captain Combustible has one major disadvantage, which is his lack of Amphibious cards. Because of this, it might not be a good idea to use him in levels where there are more water lanes than normal. Try to make up for it using Berry Blast, Cherry Bomb, or Meteor Strike to destroy the zombies placed in water lanes, plants like Sour Grapes and Kernel Corn to damage them, or Whipvine and Sweet Potato to move them to a designated lane. Also, Captain Combustile has no cards that allow him to instantly destroy zombies. The only method to defeating tough zombies is to boost his own plants and fight fire with fire. Sizzle can also be used to replace instant-kill cards.


Captain Combustible will prove to be a tough opponent, as his usage of plants and tricks means that he will be heavily guarded and wreak havoc in your defenses, so it is advised to take care of him as quickly as possible. By using powerful zombies, the player should be able to take down Captain Combustible's defenses and defeat him. Re-Peat Moss is one of the infamous strategies for Captain Combustible since he can easily boost it and end the game quickly.

If the player faces off against Captain Combustible in a map with an aquatic lane in it, they can use it to their advantage. Due to Captain Combustible's lack of Amphibious plants, the player can use Amphibious zombies such as Walrus Rider in order to sneak around his defenses and damage him directly. This can be done during Multiplayer, but in missions without aquatic lanes, this can prove difficult to defeat him. However, focusing on Captain Combustible's plants on land is important too, as they can be boosted easily.

If you are facing a deck where Captain Combustible uses bonus attacks to his advantage, use Bonus Track Buckethead to nullify them.

Strategy decks

Main article: Community-built decks/Captain Combustible
Captain CombustibleH Pear Up

PvZH Kabloom Icon PvZH Mega-Grow Icon
Let Pair of Pears and Shroom for Two help you flex your Muscle Sprouts. Then unleash Dandy Lion King on the Zombie Hero.
Bonk ChoyH x4 Shroom for TwoH x4 Sweet PotatoH x1 Black-Eyed PeaH x4 Fire PeashooterH x4
SeedlingH x4 Grow-ShroomH x3 Muscle SproutH x4 Pair of PearsH x4 PinecloneH x4
Dandy Lion KingH x4

Captain CombustibleH Poison Powerhouse

PvZH Kabloom Icon PvZH Mega-Grow Icon
Use Whipvine and Sweet Potato to clear a path for Anti-Hero Plants like Poison Ivy and Poison Oak. Meanwhile, let the likes of Doubled Mint and Grow-Shroom give Potted Powerhouse a big boost!
Blooming HeartH x4 Bonk ChoyH x4 Sweet PotatoH x2 Berry BlastH x2 Black-Eyed PeaH x4
Doubled MintH x4 Grow-ShroomH x4 Poison IvyH x4 Potted PowerhouseH x4 WhipvineH x3
Dandy Lion KingH x1 Poison OakH x4

Captain CombustibleH Repeat After Me

PvZH Kabloom Icon PvZH Mega-Grow Icon
Blooming Heart and Doubled Mint jump in early, followed by lots o' Bonus Attacks from the likes of Re-Peat Moss and Bananasaurus Rex. Party Thyme and the Captain Superpowers work with Re-Peat Moss to show the Zombies who's boss.
Blooming HeartH x4 Party ThymeH x4 Berry BlastH x4 Black-Eyed PeaH x4 Doubled MintH x4
FertilizeH x4 Grow-ShroomH x1 Bananasaurus RexH x4 Plant FoodH x4 Re-Peat MossH x4
Cherry BombH x3


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  • His flames are always blue, which is similar to a Torchwood fed with Plant Food in Plants vs. Zombies 2.
  • His eyes are always flaming. However, occasionally they extinguish long enough for the player to see them.
  • His theme is an altered version of Green Shadow's, and has more brass opposed to woodwind. This is also used with Citron.
  • He is the only hero to have a unique color in his signature superpower cutscene (blue, as opposed to green in other plant heroes).
  • His description may allude to Grumpy Stumpy, a character in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2, who is also Torchwood-based.
  • The motto, "Power to the Peashooters!" references the fact that the Torchwood makes all pea-based attacks stronger.
  • He is one of the three plant heroes that lack Amphibious plants, the other two being Solar Flare and Chompzilla.
    • Out of the three, he is the only one that doesn't lead the PvZH Solar IconSolar class, as well as the only male.
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