Exploding Imp Fan is a zombie that appears in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare and Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2. It appears mostly in Garden Ops, but it also appears in Solo Play Gardens & Graveyards, where it is spawned by AI Zombie Heroes. It looks almost exactly like the Imp Punt, and functions very similarly to both the Imp Punt and the Exploding Imp. It quickly runs towards the nearest plant, and then uses its only attack, which is the Imp Explosion, which is the same attack used by the Exploding Imp. It also deals the same damage.
An Exploding Imp Fan in a trailer for the original Garden Warfare
Close up of Exploding Imp Fan in the original Garden Warfare near a Garden
This zombie has its own unique icon in Garden Warfare and in Garden Warfare 2.
Although this zombie does not have the animation of trapping in a Spikeweed in Garden Warfare, it has its own Gooped, Burrow, and swallow animation. All of these animations were then reused/recycled in Garden Warfare 2 for the new Imp class.
In Garden Warfare, its only difference visually from the Imp Punt, besides the fact that it walks, is that it's dynamite fuses are not lit until it is about to explode.
However, in Garden Warfare 2, they are lit the whole time that it is running.
It can be heard laughing frantically when it is running in Garden Warfare.
These are slightly different than the ones used by the Exploding Imp.
It is strange that Zombie heroes in Solo Play of Garden Warfare 2 summon these instead of regular Exploding Imps, as players in online Gardens & Graveyards cannot summon Exploding Imp Fans, only Exploding Imps.
These, along with Yeti Imps and Exploding Imps, appear to explode and leave a fiery trail in the air when vanquished, even if they are eaten by a Chomper.