This item is available only during certain events, and cannot always be obtained in-game. However, it can still be used if you have already obtained it. It is currently available.
For the version in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2, see Captain Deadbeard.
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Captain Deadbeard

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StrengthPvZH Strength HeartPvZH Health BrainPvZH Cost
2 4 3
Set Event
Class PvZH Sneaky Icon
Tribe Mustache Pirate Zombie
Traits None
Abilities All Pirates get PvZH Strikethrough IconStrikethrough.
Yo ho ho! It's a pirate's unlife for him!

Captain Deadbeard is an event zombie card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the PvZH Sneaky IconSneaky class. He can also be made by Barrel of Deadbeards and Zombot Plank Walker. He costs 3BrainPvZH to play, and has 2StrengthPvZH/4HeartPvZH. He does not have any traits, and his ability gives all pirate zombies on the field, including him, the PvZH Strikethrough IconStrikethrough trait. This ability persists until all Captain Deadbeards are removed from the field.


He is based on the zombie class in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 with the same name and appearance.

His description references the "Pirate's Life for Me" song from Pirates of the Caribbean.


  • Class: Sneaky
  • Tribes: Mustache Pirate Zombie
  • Traits: None
  • Ability: All Pirates get PvZH Strikethrough IconStrikethrough.
  • Set: Event

Card description

Yo ho ho! It's a pirate's unlife for him!

Update history

Update 1.4.14

  • Brain cost change: 4BrainPvZH → 3BrainPvZH
  • Strength change: 5StrengthPvZH → 4StrengthPvZH

Update 1.18.13

  • Strength change: 4StrengthPvZH → 2StrengthPvZH
  • Health change: 3HeartPvZH → 4HeartPvZH
  • Ability added: All Pirates get PvZH Strikethrough IconStrikethrough.
  • Class change: PvZH Crazy IconCrazyPvZH Sneaky IconSneaky
  • Set change: Token → Event



Captain Deadbeard's ability is really useful by himself as well as with other pirates. You can create pirate synergy with Swashbuckler Zombie as any pirate that attacks while surviving will get +1StrengthPvZH/+1HeartPvZH while doing damage to plants and your opponent unless they get a Super-Block. This also works well with Imp Commander as he can attack through Team-Up plants and draw a card unless the plant hero gets a Super-Block.

Impfinity can use this zombie with Imp-Throwing Gargantuar to land 5 damage on the plant hero. Super Brainz and Huge-Gigantacus can pair him with Shieldcrusher Viking, which will guarantee 5 unblockable damage to the plant hero if he manages to attack while also emptying their block meter, which is better than Impfinity's strategy. Professor Brainstorm can also use this strategy, provided that Barrel of Deadbeards is destroyed beforehand, which is not very hard when he can use Fireworks Zombie to destroy Barrel of Deadbeards to guarantee the creation of Captain Deadbeard. Brain Freeze can use this zombie with Interstellar Bounty Hunter, as she will strike through all plants in her lane and hit the plant hero; if she manages to destroy a plant, she can do more damage in her lane and draw more cards. This can work as well for Electric Boogaloo, but like Professor Brainstorm, via destroying Barrel of Deadbeards first.


Captain Deadbeard himself does not do a lot of damage but can be threatening, as he can damage multiple weak plants in front of him. He is at his most dangerous when paired with other pirates like Imp Commander, Shieldcrusher Viking and especially Swashbuckler Zombie, which allows the zombie hero to draw cards, deplete your health quicker, or give boosts to pirates, respectively. Fortunately, tricks like Sizzle or Whack-a-Zombie can destroy him easily.


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  • He is one of the three new classes from Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 that is not a playable hero in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, the second being Kernel Corn and the third being Hover-Goat 3000.
  • He is the only token card to turn into an event card so far.
    • He is the second token card overall to become obtainable through normal means, the first being Backup Dancer.
    • Coincidently, both are zombies in the mustache tribe and can be made by another zombie, Barrel of Deadbeards in this case.
  • On the old title screen, the eyepatch on his hat was plain black, while in-game, his eyepatch was black with a gray cross on it.
  • On the multiplayer menu, his card, and the Rank 47 profile picture, a Parrot Pal appears on his hat, but it does not appear anywhere else.
    • His idle sound effects also sound similar to the Parrot Pal in Garden Warfare 2, possibly hinting that it was removed at some point in development.
    • Parrot Pal is spotted in his textures as well.
    • Parrot Pal did appear on his hat prior to an update, however.
    • This may be due to the fact that almost all cards are in a maximum of two tribes and thus, did not include the pet tribe.
  • Captain Deadbeard was originally going to have 3StrengthPvZH/3HeartPvZH and give all pirates Weird unused PvZH iconOvershoot 2 when he became an event card.

See also

V · T · E Zombies in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes
PvZH Beastly Icon Beastly
Heroes Brain Freeze · Electric Boogaloo · The Smash · Immorticia
Basic Cards Skunk Punk · Pied Piper · Zookeeper · Dolphin Rider · Locust Swarm
Premium Cards
Uncommon Dog Walker · Nibble · Snorkel Zombie · Yeti Lunchbox · Haunting Zombie · Loudmouth · B-flat
Rare Squirrel Herder · Vimpire · Vitamin Z · Kangaroo Rider · Smashing Gargantuar
Super-Rare Cat Lady · Zombie Yeti · Deep Sea Gargantuar · Maniacal Laugh
Legendary Nurse Gargantuar · Octo Zombie · Zombot 1000
Galactic Cards
Uncommon Total Eclipse · Alien Ooze · Surfer Zombie
Rare Biodome Botanist · Cosmic Yeti
Super-Rare Cheese Cutter · Cyborg Zombie · Area 22
Legendary Interstellar Bounty Hunter · Supernova 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 Goat · Haunting Ghost · Zom-Bats · Vengeful Cyborg
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
Basic Cards Cardboard Robot Zombie · Paparazzi Zombie · Lurch for Lunch · Fun-Dead Raiser · Drum Major
Premium Cards
Uncommon Chimney Sweep · Beam Me Up · Cell Phone Zombie · Pool Shark · Zombot Drone Engineer · Brain Vendor · Mountain Climber
Rare Gentleman Zombie · Kite Flyer · Gadget Scientist · Hail-a-Copter · Wizard Gargantuar
Super-Rare Electrician · Rocket Science · Mad Chemist · Portal Technician
Legendary Teleport · Shieldcrusher Viking · Trickster
Galactic Cards
Uncommon Cryo-Brain · Medulla Nebula · Moonwalker
Rare Cosmic Scientist · Triplication
Super-Rare Transformation Station · Wormhole Gatekeeper · Neutron Imp
Legendary Interdimensional Zombie · Teleportation Zombie
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 · Copter Commando
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 Cards
Uncommon Tennis Champ · Unlife of the Party · Conga Zombie · Newspaper Zombie · Cakesplosion · Orchestra Conductor · Foot Soldier Zombie
Rare Exploding Imp · Jester · Zombot's Wrath · The Chickening · Imp-Throwing Gargantuar
Super-Rare Aerobics Instructor · Abracadaver · Fireworks Zombie · Disco-Tron 3000
Legendary Barrel of Deadbeards · Valkyrie · Gargantuars' Feast
Galactic Cards
Uncommon Loose Cannon · Meteor Z · Space Ninja
Rare Final Mission · Cosmic Dancer
Super-Rare Disco-Naut · Moon Base Z · Gas Giant
Legendary Quasar Wizard · Binary Stars
Event Cards Exploding Fruitcake · Unexpected Gifts · Stupid Cupid · Frankentuar · Gargantuar-Throwing Imp · Hippity Hop Gargantuar
Token Cards Impfinity Clone · Mystery Egg · Sugary Treat
Superpowers Stayin' Alive · Triple Threat · Eureka · Missile Madness · Brute Strength · Dance Off · Electrobolt
PvZH Hearty Icon Hearty
Heroes Rustbolt · The Smash · Neptuna · Z-Mech
Basic Cards Baseball Zombie · Rolling Stone · Conehead · Team Mascot · Medic
Premium Cards
Uncommon Arm Wrestler · Camel Crossing · Flag Zombie · Terrify · Trash Can Zombie · Buckethead · Ra Zombie
Rare Sumo Wrestler · Zombie Coach · Monster Mash · Knight of the Living Dead · Rodeo Gargantuar
Super-Rare Landscaper · Weed Spray · All-Star Zombie · Coffee Zombie
Legendary Zombie King · Undying Pharaoh · Wannabe Hero
Galactic Cards
Uncommon Cone Zone · Celestial Custodian · Screen Door Zombie
Rare Escape through Time · Cosmic Sports Star
Super-Rare Black Hole · Genetic Experiment · Planetary Gladiator
Legendary Intergalactic Warlord · Zombot Battlecruiser 5000
Event Cards Zombology Teacher · Gargologist · Turkey Rider · Going Viral · Bonus Track Buckethead · Defensive End
Token Cards Healthy Treat · Leftovers · 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
Basic Cards Imp · Mini-Ninja · Smoke Bomb · Fishy Imp · Smelly Zombie
Premium Cards
Uncommon Headstone Carver · Zombie Chicken · Hot Dog Imp · Swashbuckler Zombie · Backyard Bounce · Stealthy Imp · Firefighter
Rare Imp Commander · Barrel Roller Zombie · Surprise Gargantuar · Walrus Rider · Zombot Stomp
Super-Rare Toxic Waste Imp · Line Dancing Zombie · Pogo Bouncer · Tomb Raiser Zombie
Legendary Mixed-Up Gravedigger · Zombot Sharktronic Sub · Zombot Plank Walker
Galactic Cards
Uncommon Graveyard · Ice Pirate · Frosty Mustache
Rare Cosmic Imp · Space Pirate
Super-Rare Ducky Tube Zombie · Dr. Spacetime · Laser Base Alpha
Legendary Space Cowboy · Cryo Yeti
Event Cards Imposter · Fire Rooster · Imp-Throwing Imp · Captain Deadbeard · Zombie High Diver · Trapper Zombie
Token Cards Impfinity Clone · Swabbie · Trapper Territory · 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