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Fire Rooster is an event zombie card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the PvZH Sneaky IconSneaky class. It costs 2BrainPvZH to play and has 3StrengthPvZH/1HeartPvZH. It does not have any traits, and its ability moves it onto another random lane every time a plant is played on the same lane as it and does 1 damage to all plants on the lane it moves to.

It was introduced in update 1.10.22 along with Blooming Heart and Defensive End. It became craftable as of update 1.12.6.

It was made available in the Lunar New Year event and was available from 24 January 2017 to 31 January 2017.

Statistics

  • Class: Sneaky
  • Tribe: Pet Zombie
  • Traits: None
  • Abilities: This moves to a random lane when a Plant is played here. When this enters a lane: Do 1 damage to all Plants here.
  • Set: Event

Card description

According to the Chinese Zodiac, it's the year of the Fire Rooster. Crispy fried Plants for all your Zombies!

Update history

Update 1.10.22

  • Added to the game.

Update 1.12.6

  • Became craftable.

Strategies

With

Fire Rooster can be a tough zombie to take out due to its ability, letting it essentially do 4 damage to a plant. Its ability allows it to take out a fragile plant hiding behind a Team-Up plant. If your opponent tries to manipulate Fire Rooster to attack a plant that is strong enough to destroy it, use moving tricks like Smoke Bomb to move it again, dealing more damage. To make it even more dangerous, playing Super Stench or Barrel of Barrels or having Zombot Sharktronic Sub on board allows it to destroy most plants when it moves to another lane with plants on them. However, it is quite weak in terms of health, so do not expect it to stay long unless you have boosting material.

Neptuna and Brain Freeze have the best usages out of Fire Rooster, as Neptuna can play health boosting and moving tricks to aid Fire Rooster, while Brain Freeze can use it in a pet deck to synergize and make it even more dangerous. Brain Freeze can also easily raise its stats to improve its survivability.

It is a good idea to increase its strength, as if it moves into your opponent's lane, it can do a lot of damage, and if it moves into a lane with plants, it can do heavy damage to them. Maniacal Laugh is a great option to use on Fire Rooster, as it will be unpredictable where it will end up, and likely result in most plants being destroyed.

Another great strategy is with Hunting Grounds, since Hunting Grounds gives any zombie the Hunt trait, playing Fire Rooster there can not only give Fire Rooster +1StrengthPvZH/1HeartPvZH, but also the Hunt trait.

Against

The best method for dealing with Fire Rooster is by using tricks that can take it out immediately. In addition, filling the field with plants so Fire Rooster can't escape is also an option, but expect a plant to be destroyed or damaged in the process. Look out for tricks as well, as the zombie hero can easily move Fire Rooster to become more dangerous. From turn 4 onwards, Sour Grapes will be an immediate counter. If you are playing as a PvZH Kabloom IconKabloom hero, be careful of playing plants with 1 health, especially Shroom for Two, as Fire Rooster will destroy both Shroom for Two and Puff-Shroom if it moves to their lane. You can also force Fire Rooster to go to a ground lane, and then play Scorched Earth. Hot Date is also a useful counter, as it forces Fire Rooster to move to its lane, which causes both of them to be destroyed. Cards like Potato Mine and Prickly Pear also immediately destroy Fire Rooster if it ends up in their lane.

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Trivia

  • Its card was slightly different from other Sneaky cards in some versions of the game, with some regions brighter than usual. This has been fixed in update 1.18.13.
  • When it is destroyed, it turns into a bucket of fried chicken, similar to Zombie Chicken in Plants vs. Zombies 2 when it is electrocuted.
  • Before it was introduced to the game, its original stats were 2StrengthPvZH/2HeartPvZH. They can be seen in two Twitter posts from PopCap.
  • The egg it hatches from when it is played resembles a moon. This is a reference to the Lunar New Year, the holiday Fire Rooster is related to.
  • It is mentioned in Unexpected Gifts' description.

See also

V · T · E Zombies in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes
PvZH Beastly Icon Beastly
Heroes Brain Freeze · Electric Boogaloo · The Smash · Immorticia
Common Skunk Punk · Pied Piper · Zookeeper · Dolphin Rider · Locust Swarm
Uncommon
Premium Dog Walker · Nibble · Snorkel Zombie · Yeti Lunchbox · Haunting Zombie · Loudmouth · B-flat
Galactic Total Eclipse · Alien Ooze · Surfer Zombie
Colossal Haunting Ghost
Triassic Goat · Vengeful Cyborg
Rare
Premium Squirrel Herder · Vimpire · Vitamin Z · Kangaroo Rider · Smashing Gargantuar
Galactic Biodome Botanist · Cosmic Yeti
Colossal Primordial Cheese Shover
Triassic Killer Whale
Super-Rare
Premium Cat Lady · Zombie Yeti · Deep Sea Gargantuar · Maniacal Laugh
Galactic Cheese Cutter · Cyborg Zombie · Area 22
Colossal Extinction Event · Ancient Vimpire
Triassic Hunting Grounds
Legendary
Premium Nurse Gargantuar · Octo Zombie · Zombot 1000
Galactic Interstellar Bounty Hunter · Supernova Gargantuar
Colossal Mondo Bronto
Triassic Gargantuar-Throwing 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 Zom-Bats
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
Common Cardboard Robot Zombie · Paparazzi Zombie · Lurch for Lunch · Fun-Dead Raiser · Drum Major
Uncommon
Premium Chimney Sweep · Beam Me Up · Cell Phone Zombie · Pool Shark · Zombot Drone Engineer · Brain Vendor · Mountain Climber
Galactic Cryo-Brain · Medulla Nebula · Moonwalker
Colossal Copter Commando
Triassic Mustache Waxer · Pirate's Booty
Rare
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Galactic Cosmic Scientist · Triplication
Colossal Zom-Blob
Triassic Mustache Monument
Super-Rare
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Galactic Neutron Imp · Transformation Station · Wormhole Gatekeeper
Colossal Evolutionary Leap · Parasol Zombie
Triassic Duckstache
Legendary
Premium Teleport · Shieldcrusher Viking · Trickster
Galactic Interdimensional Zombie · Teleportation Zombie
Colossal Gargantuar Mime
Triassic Zombot Dinotronic Mechasaur
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
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
Uncommon
Premium Tennis Champ · Unlife of the Party · Conga Zombie · Newspaper Zombie · Cakesplosion · Orchestra Conductor · Foot Soldier Zombie
Galactic Loose Cannon · Meteor Z · Space Ninja
Colossal Mystery Egg · Sugary Treat
Triassic Trapper Territory
Rare
Premium Exploding Imp · Jester · Zombot's Wrath · The Chickening · Imp-Throwing Gargantuar
Galactic Final Mission · Cosmic Dancer
Colossal Gizzard Lizard
Triassic Disco Dance Floor
Super-Rare
Premium Aerobics Instructor · Abracadaver · Fireworks Zombie · Disco-Tron 3000
Galactic Disco-Naut · Moon Base Z · Gas Giant
Colossal Quickdraw Con Man
Triassic Grave Robber · Zombie's Best Friend
Legendary
Premium Barrel of Deadbeards · Valkyrie · Gargantuars' Feast
Galactic Quasar Wizard · Binary Stars
Colossal Tankylosaurus
Triassic Headhunter
Event Cards Exploding Fruitcake · Unexpected Gifts · Stupid Cupid · Frankentuar · Gargantuar-Throwing Imp · Hippity Hop Gargantuar
Token Cards Impfinity Clone · Captain Deadbeard
Superpowers Stayin' Alive · Triple Threat · Eureka · Missile Madness · Brute Strength · Dance Off · Electrobolt
PvZH Hearty Icon Hearty
Heroes Rustbolt · The Smash · Neptuna · Z-Mech
Common Baseball Zombie · Rolling Stone · Conehead · Team Mascot · Medic
Uncommon
Premium Arm Wrestler · Camel Crossing · Flag Zombie · Terrify · Trash Can Zombie · Buckethead · Ra Zombie
Galactic Cone Zone · Celestial Custodian · Screen Door Zombie
Colossal Healthy Treat · Zombie Middle Manager
Triassic Leftovers
Rare
Premium Sumo Wrestler · Zombie Coach · Monster Mash · Knight of the Living Dead · Rodeo Gargantuar
Galactic Escape through Time · Cosmic Sports Star
Colossal Primeval Yeti
Triassic Lost Colosseum
Super-Rare
Premium Landscaper · Weed Spray · All-Star Zombie · Coffee Zombie
Galactic Black Hole · Genetic Experiment · Planetary Gladiator
Colossal Jurassic Fossilhead
Triassic Knockout · Turquoise Skull Zombie
Legendary
Premium Zombie King · Undying Pharaoh · Wannabe Hero
Galactic Intergalactic Warlord · Zombot Battlecruiser 5000
Colossal Stompadon
Triassic Chum Champion
Event Cards Zombology Teacher · Gargologist · Turkey Rider · Going Viral · Bonus Track Buckethead · Defensive End
Token Cards 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
Common Imp · Mini-Ninja · Smoke Bomb · Fishy Imp · Smelly Zombie
Uncommon
Premium Headstone Carver · Zombie Chicken · Hot Dog Imp · Swashbuckler Zombie · Backyard Bounce · Stealthy Imp · Firefighter
Galactic Graveyard · Ice Pirate · Frosty Mustache
Colossal Swabbie · Barrel of Barrels
Triassic Monkey Smuggler
Rare
Premium Imp Commander · Barrel Roller Zombie · Surprise Gargantuar · Walrus Rider · Zombot Stomp
Galactic Cosmic Imp · Space Pirate
Colossal Blowgun Imp
Triassic Buried Treasure
Super-Rare
Premium Toxic Waste Imp · Line Dancing Zombie · Pogo Bouncer · Tomb Raiser Zombie
Galactic Ducky Tube Zombie · Dr. Spacetime · Laser Base Alpha
Colossal Cursed Gargolith
Triassic Excavator Zombie · Unthawed Viking
Legendary
Premium Mixed-Up Gravedigger · Zombot Sharktronic Sub · Zombot Plank Walker
Galactic Space Cowboy · Cryo-Yeti
Colossal Zombot Aerostatic Gondola
Triassic Raiding Raptor
Event Cards Imposter · Fire Rooster · Imp-Throwing Imp · Captain Flameface · Zombie High Diver · Trapper Zombie
Token Cards Impfinity Clone · Octo-Pet
Superpowers Frozen Tundra · Carried Away · Triple Threat · Octo-Pult · Terror-Former 10,000 · In-Crypted · Super Stench · Dolphinado · Ice Moon
Unobtainable
Tokens Zombie · Returned Octo Zombie
Superpowers Flick-a-Plant · Get Well · Motivate