- For the version in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, see Gargantuar (Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare). For the version from Far Future of Plants vs. Zombies 2, see Gargantuar Prime. For the Chinese exclusive Gargantuars in Kung-Fu World, see Gargantuar Bronze.
Gargantuars and their time-themed variants in Plants vs. Zombies 2 (Gargantuar Zombie in Plants vs. Zombies Adventures) are one of the strongest zombies in the Plants vs. Zombies series (only Dr. Zomboss, the eight Zombots, and the Giga-gargantuar are stronger, while the Giga-Football Zombie has the same amount of health), taking two instant kills to destroy. It is the 23rd zombie encountered in Adventure Mode. Not only does this massive land zombie have high health, but it also crushes the player's plants instead of eating them. Because the Gargantuar can crush plants, it is capable of destroying Spikerocks and Spikeweeds (Spikerock takes nine crushes in Plants vs. Zombies and three in Plants vs. Zombies 2 though). Upon dying in the original game, Gargantuars drop their pole, sway, and fall over. They do not lose their heads like most other zombies in Plants vs. Zombies and Plants vs. Zombies Adventures. However, they do in Plants vs. Zombies 2. Once a Gargantuar has lost a large portion of its health (or has been attacked by an instant kill), it will throw its Imp (in Plants vs. Zombies, it will only throw the Imp if it is not more than halfway to the player's house).
The sound that the Gargantuar makes when he thumps.
The sound that the Gargantuar makes when it dies.
Suburban Almanac entry
Gargantuar is a gigantic zombie.
Toughness: extremely high
When Gargantuar walks, the Earth trembles. When he moans, other zombies fall silent. He is the zombie other zombies dream they could be. But he still can't find a girlfriend.
Gargantuar really is kind of a big deal.
Damage: crushes plants with pole
Special: throws Imp when damaged
Gargantuar is the embodiment of power, made real. He is a juggernaut of hunger, from which there is no escape. He is fear unleashed. Well, he's fear slightly leashed.
Phenomenally sized zombie stuffed into a tiny unliving space.
Damage: crushes plants with pole
Special: throws Imp when damaged
The ceramic confines of the Vase Gargantuar's home has done nothing to his endless hunger, his immense power, or his vast destructive potential. However, his footspeed could be better.
Massive zombie from a royal line of mummies.
Damage: crushes plants with sarcophagus
Special: launches Imp Mummy when damaged
True Fact #1: The pyramids were built in an attempt to make Mummified Gargantuar seem small. It didn't work. True Fact #2: The Sphinx isn't missing its nose... that is the face of... Gargantuar.
Enormous zombie who redefines the shark attack.
Damage: crushes plants with shark
Special: fires off Pirate Imp when damaged
Gargantuar Pirate likes short walks off the plank, moonlit raiding parties, and the smell of cannon fire. A true romantic.
Wild West Gargantuar
Humongous zombie with brand awareness.
Damage: crushes plants with brand
Special: launches Bull Rider when damaged
Dark Ages Gargantuar
Immense zombie who brings the hammer down.
Damage: crushes plants with hammer
Special: launches Imp Monk when damaged
When Dark Ages Gargantuar wants to find pantaloons that fit him, he has to shop at the "Enormous & Towering" store. He hates it though. It's embarrassing. He just wants to shop for clothes where all the other zombies shop.
Deep Sea Gargantuar
Titanic zombie who isn't shellfish with his might.
Damage: crushes plants with driftwood
Special: launches Imp Mermaid when damaged
This big guy loves the water. When he's deep down in it, he feels light as a feather. He feels like he's flying. Most importantly, during those precious moments, he feels as if the weight of Imp Mermaid Zombie has been lifted from his shoulders.
Massive sloth skinned zombie with a case of the imps. Carries and throws three imps instead of just one.
Damage: crushes plants with icicle
Special: fire off Yeti Imps when damaged
Somewhere along the line, Sloth Gargantuar contracted a bad case of Yeti Imps. He used soap, medicinal powders, and a salve made from sloth slobber in an attempt to get rid of them ... to no avail. But the truth is, he's grown used to their presence. The darn things are itchy. They're always squabbling. They nag him endlessly. But at this point, he'd probably miss them if they ever cleared up.
Terrifying behemoth of exploratory fury.
Special: throws Lost City Imp when damaged
Porter Gargantuar dreams of the discovery that will make him powerful and influential. Maybe then the Imps will be the one carrying him around. It's always nice to have a dream.
Hair Metal Gargantuar
Dominating leviathan of power-rocking mayhem.
Damage: crushes plants with a guitar
Damage: bashes sonic blast when metal music plays
Special: throws Impunk when damaged
Hair Metal Gargantuar only knows one chord, but you'd better believe he'll play it all night and then some.
He smashes all plants and throws Imps on the ship.
Because of his huge size occupying more flight pathways, he was forced to pay 3 times the travel fee. He was very angry at this and said "I just want to become a carefree imp." Then he looked at his empty wallet and said: "But only sometimes."
In Chinese: 砸扁一切植物, 向飞船上投掷小鬼。飞行巨人僵尸因为其庞大的体型占用了更多的飞行道而被迫缴纳三倍的通行费，他对此感到非常愤怒。“说真的，我真的只想做一只无忧无虑的小鬼僵尸。”飞行巨人僵尸无奈地看着干瘪的钱包，“不过只是在某些情况下。”
The Gargantuar absorbs 150 normal damage shots and its appearance changes after 50 and 100 normal damage shots before dying at 150 normal damage shots or two instant kills. The Gargantuar throws its Imp at 75 normal damage shots or one instant kill.
After 50 damage (or one instant kill) the Gargantuar Zombie will throw the Imp. After 150 damage, the Gargantuar Zombie will be defeated. The only degrade is at 50 when its Imp is thrown; no bandages appear on the Gargantuar Zombie.
The Gargantuar absorbs 180 normal damage shots and it does not have any degrades. The Gargantuar throws its Imp at 91 normal damage shots.
- Adventure Mode: 5-8, 5-9, 5-10
- Mini-games: Column Like You See 'Em, Dr. Zomboss's Revenge, Buttered Popcorn, Heavy Weapon, Heat Wave, BOMB All Together!, Zombie Trap
- Puzzle Mode: Ace of Vase, Vasebreaker Endless, Me Smash!, Last Stand: Roof, Last Stand Endless
- Survival Mode: all Survival (Hard) and Survival (Endless) levels
- Co-op Mode: Co-op Bowling, all Co-op Hard levels, Co-op Zomboss, Co-op Endless
- Others: Versus Mode
- Zombitorium Manor: All levels
- Player's House: Piñata Party
- Vasebreaker: Boss Vase and Vasebreaker Endless
- Ancient Egypt: Day 8, 25, and Pyramid of Doom.
- Pirate Seas: Day 8, 25, and Dead Man's Booty.
- Wild West: Day 8, 25, and Big Bad Butte.
- Dark Ages: Night 10, 14, 17, 19, 20, Arthur's Challenge, and Piñata Party.
- Big Wave Beach: Day 8, 14, 16, 18, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, and Tiki Torch-er
- Frostbite Caves: Day 13, 16, 27, 28, and Icebound Battleground
- Lost City: Day 12, 16, 22, 29, and Temple of Bloom
- Neon Mixtape Tour: Day 12 and 16
- Kung-Fu World: Day 19, 24, 29, 30, and all Han Bronze Mini-games.
You can delay a Gargantuar with a Spikerock, which take nine smashes before they disappear. Cheap plants, like Puff-shrooms, are also a good choice, as they have fast recharge and cost little to no sun, which makes them good emergency delayers. It is advised that you attack it with at least one instant-kill or else it may do a lot of damage to your vital defenses. Winter Melons are quite useful against it, especially in Survival: Endless. Although Chompers cannot eat a Gargantuar whole, they can keep biting at it, dealing two damage per bite, making them good for weakening them. Hitting a Gargantuar with a Squash followed by a Jalapeno kills it fast, and prevents the Imp from doing serious damage. A charged Potato Mine will deal damage to the Gargantuar when it crushes it. Hypno-shrooms do not work against it because it does not eat anything. However, a hypnotized Imp can eat a Gargantuar without dying. Rows of Gloom-shrooms adjacent to its path will work as well. In the Survival Mode Pool levels (especially Survival: Endless) you can stagger it a bit so that Gloom-shrooms in the Pool kill Gargantuars before they reach ones on dry land. Another way to take out a Gargantuar is to use two Gatling Peas and a Torchwood. You can also kill a Gargantuar without making it launch its Imp. You have to have good defenses, though. First, let your plants damage it until its arm gets a patch. Once that happens, quickly use an instant kill. It will die and the Imp will not even be thrown.
The most useful strategy for Gargantuars, working well in both Dr. Zomboss's Revenge and Column Like You See 'Em, is using two Jalapenos, one to activate the Imp and another one to take them out without major damage from the Imp.
A Gargantuar costs 300 sun.
In Vasebreaker, save some Squashes to get rid of these zombies, though Potato Mines work as well. There will be a Gargantuar but it might be difficult as the Squashes will go away after some time and clicking randomly until the Gargantuar appears might outnumber your other lane.
Day 8 and 25 of Ancient Egypt and Pirate Seas
Two Potato Mines can kill a Gargantuar. Gargantuars can also be frozen by Iceberg Lettuce or Kernel-pult to allow time for plants to do more damage to them. In Pirate Seas, Snapdragon with Plant Food can cause massive damage like an instant kill, meaning that two uses of Plant Food on a Snapdragon can kill the Gargantuar.
In Ancient Egypt, Mummified Gargantuars and Pharaoh Zombies are considered dangerous and very troublesome because of having high health. It is unadvised to use a Blover in Pyramid of Doom against a Mummified Gargantuar when it is throwing its Imp Mummy because it would be a waste of sun. Therefore, you will require at least a Cherry Bomb and Melon-pult when fighting. Mummified Gargantuars are also considered dangerous in Day 25 of Ancient Egypt during the battle of Dr. Zomboss and his Zombot Sphinx-inator. You can also let the Zombot Sphinx-inator charge at the Mummified Gargantuars and other dangerous Ancient Egypt zombies by killing them in one hit. However, all your plants that you have planted will be crushed. This is a good way of ridding dangerous zombies of the way.
Another simpler strategy is to use a Repeater and Bonk Choy. Plant Food the Repeater, the do the same to the Bonk Choy before the giant pea appears.
In Pirate Seas, Pirate Gargantuars and Imp Cannons are considered very dangerous and troublesome in Dead Man's Booty because of their throwing of Imp Pirate Zombies. You must have Cherry Bombs/Jalapenos, Winter Melons, Spring Beans, and Blovers in the mode you are playing. The Pirate Gargantuars are also dangerous in Day 25 during the battle with Dr. Zomboss and his Zombot Plank Walker. To avoid losing your Coconut Cannons which have been planted, DO NOT use Plant Food early. You must do it fast so that the Zombot Plank Walker will get stunned after it has killed the Pirate Gargantuars along with numerous zombies, so all your plants will not get crushed. During day 8 of Pirate Seas international version, it is best to put one Kernel-pult on the first and second column of each row. Followed by three Snapdragons on the next column on the three middle rows. On the next column, one Snapdragon should be planted on all the rows. The next column should be filled with Wall-nuts. The next few columns are planks. Plant as many Spikeweeds there as you can. When the first Pirate Gargantuar makes its first appearance, immediately use Plant food on the Kernel-pult. The Gargantuar will be buttered. Plant Spikeweed below it to hurt it. When it wakes, use plant food on the Kernel-pult again. Do the same for the other two Pirate Gargantuars when they appear. The Pirate Gargantuar should then be defeated easily.
Wild West - Day 8 and Day 25
Also, a stalling strategy can be used by moving a cart when a plant is about to be crushed by this zombie. Do this repeatedly until the Gargantuar is taken out. Just do not let the plant die.
Wild West Gargantuars and Zombie Bulls are considered to be the most dangerous zombies in Big Bad Butte. Their troublesome deeds are when they launch their Zombie Bull Riders. You will need Cherry Bombs/Jalapenos, Blover (possibly along with its Imitater version), Winter Melons, and Melon-pults. The Wild West Gargantuars and Chicken Wrangler Zombies are also very dangerous and sometimes, it is surprising that you will not see the Chicken Wrangler Zombie during the seed selection. If this is the case and you feel that there's a Chicken Wrangler Zombie hidden, bring Lightning Reed with you or you will risk a lot of money in spending for Power Ups. During the battle in Day 25 with Dr. Zomboss and his Zombot War Wagon, you will need to put Plant Food on the maxed out Pea Pods on Mine Carts for extra damage on the Gargantuars. Dr. Zomboss's charge attack can also kill all Wild West Gargantuars and other dangerous zombies in one hit, but you must move your Pea Pods on Mine Carts on any position to avoid letting them get crushed.
See Gargantuar Prime.
Dark Ages - Night 10
A Fume-shroom when upgraded with Plant Food will deal more damage on the Gargantuar. However, avoid using Plant Food too early or the Gargantuar will take too long to kill. Once you damaged a Gargantuar when it is close to a Fume-shroom, it will throw its Imp. You must destroy its Imp to avoid losing your Fume-shrooms and Wall-nuts; in addition, you must be fast before the Gargantuar crushes your Fume-shrooms and Wall-nuts before the Imp Monk Zombie eats your plants by putting Plant Food on it. That will kill both zombies: Imp Monk Zombie and Dark Ages Gargantuar.
These and Wizard Zombies are very dangerous in Arthur's Challenge, because their troublesome deeds are when the Dark Ages Gargantuar crushes your plants and the Wizard Zombies turn your plants into sheep. You should have a Cherry Bomb and an Iceberg Lettuce for your disposal to prevent these negative effects from happening. These and Zombie Kings (along with Knight Zombies) are also dangerous in Arthur's Challenge, because their troublesome deeds are when the Zombie King turns all regular zombies into Knight Zombies and Knight Zombies take too much damage to destroy. You must have enough good defenses to prevent this from happening. Pay attention to the brown rods, knight helmets, and Announcer Imps trumpet's sound when you see them crowded in groups.
During the battle with Dr. Zomboss and his Zombot Dark Dragon, multiples of them in groups are very dangerous, because their troublesome deeds are when they smash your plants in the second phase. Pea-nuts will be destroyed instantly by it, because this zombie does not eat plants. It is recommended to use Plant Food on your Fume-shrooms to deal more damage against it, but you must be fast when focusing on all dangerous zombies (Knight Zombie, Jester Zombie, and Wizard Zombie) to prevent a massive negative effect from happening.
Kung-Fu World - Day 19, 24 and 29
It is very difficult to kill Bronze Gargantuars, because they have double health of a normal Gargantuar. The luckiest Gargantuar is the Knight Bronze Gargantuar, because he only gets angrier and faster when he only has to take 20 normal damage shots. Only use Plant Food on Potato Mine or on Pea Pod when you are seriously in danger. Other strategy is collect at least 15 gems to use Nuclear Cucumber. Do not use it and Plant Food when the Gargantuars are in the stone statues.
Winter Melon does solid damage and slows down Gargantuar. Pea Pod with Torchwood does incredible damage, especially with two maxed out Pea Pods and Plant Food boosted Torchwood. Squash with Jalapeno also can deal with it, and the Jalapeno can take out the Imp too. In Pirate Seas, Spring Bean also works, but only if Gargantuar is in a lane that is adjacent to water. Remember that Power Toss and Power Pinch (before the 1.9 update) do not work against it, and starting the 2.2 update, the ability to push Gargantuars into the water with the Power Toss in Pirate Seas has been removed, though you can toss Gargantuar into the air using the Power Toss and blow them away with a Blover. Placing a Coconut Cannon adjacent to it, blasting it, and shoveling it can also make a perfect delay against them especially if they are all in numbers. This tactic is good in higher levels of Endless Zone.
Regular Gargantuars (and their world variations) in Piñata Party are very dangerous in conveyor belt and Locked and Loaded levels, because their troublesome move is when they throw their Imps. A Laser Bean will deal heavy damage when fed with Plant Food in some parties. In the St. Patrick's Day event, these and Leprechaun Imps are very dangerous, because they can crowd weaker zombies and can almost reach your house. Use Plant Food on your Torchwoods and Repeaters to deal more damage as your disposal. You can also use Plant Food on your Spikeweeds to prevent them from crushing your plants. However, only plant them on the last lane. Only use Power-Ups when you have enough money and when these zombies are flashing red in case of emergency. In one of the Lock and Loaded levels, use Plant Food on one of your Lightning Reeds so that its thunder cloud can deal more damage to Gargantuars. This is a good idea to avoid risking money on Power-Ups.
These zombies in Gargantuar Week are very dangerous, because their troublesome deed is when they travel via whirlwind and throw their Imps almost close to your house. You must use a Cherry Bomb to deal damage quickly in case of emergency. You can also use Iceberg Lettuce, but you must be fast by using Plant Food, so one of the zombies does not get frozen.
In Boss Vase, a Gargantuar is spawned by destroying the purple vase. First, avoid breaking it, as this zombie will be very troublesome to your defenses. If combined with a Buckethead Zombie on the same lane, these zombies will glow red when they are near your house. Place two Potato Mines on the lane where the purple vase is; however, avoid breaking it too early as the Gargantuar will crush your plants with its weapon. Use Plant Food on your Repeaters twice to kill it quickly without letting it throw its Imp towards your lanes.
In Vasebreaker Endless, plant five Split Peas on the tenth and sixth squares on the same lane where the purple vase is, so that they will deal more damage to the Gargantuar. However, you must plant at least one Potato Mine or Bonk Choy so that its Imp when thrown will also get destroyed in order to deal more damage to the Gargantuar. Without one of these, the Gargantuar's chance of reaching your house will be increased and it will be very difficult to bear.
Once you have completed ten waves, an additional Gargantuar Vase will appear. Plant at least two/three Split Peas (and one Repeater), one Bonk Choy, and one Potato Mine to destroy the Gargantuar. However, use a Cherry Bomb once you saved up your sun on higher levels if the Gargantuars are glowing red for emergency.
Big Wave Beach - Day 8 and Day 16
In its first appearance, use the orange Bowling Bulbs to deal higher damage. However, do not use these Bulbs too early. It is best to combine the exploding and orange Bulb together against the Gargantuar. When it throws its Imp, use the blue Bulbs to prevent it from entering your house.
In Day 16, a Chomper (when upgraded with Plant Food) will deal ten units of damage to a Gargantuar. Use a Tangle Kelp to deal massive damage against it. You can also use Plant Food against the Tangle Kelp to drag more zombies and deal massive damage. Beware, there is a chance that it may not damage the Gargantuar. When using Bowling Bulbs, use Plant Food to deal massive damage against the Gargantuar to defeat it.
In Day 16, plant a Chard Guard close to a Gargantuar to prevent it from crushing your Repeaters and Pepper-pults. Use Plant Food at the Pepper-pult to deal massive damage so that its peppers can deal massive damage against almost every zombie on screen.
Castle in the Sky - Day 17, Day 20, Day 22, Day 23, Day 24
Gargantuars are even more difficult to deal with in these levels than Gargantuars from other areas due to the limited space and mechanics of this level, leaving limited space for powerful ground plants. They have 2 Imps instead of 1 and will throw them facing backwards, which will inevitably destroy your ground defenses and sun production due to the fact that there is no space for backwards shooting plants and there are no aerial plants that do so. It will also smash all aerial plants it encounters, killing them in one hit. Once it reaches the edge of the player's sky castle, it will start smashing it until it gets destroyed. They also have higher attacking power than most zombies that appear in Castle in the Sky and multiple Gargantuars smashing the sky castle can make the player lose in around 10 to 20 seconds if left undefeated. And as the screen is usually clogged by zombies that are of similar color to them, the player may not be able to notice them coming before it's too late.
Do not rely on ground plants to take care of this zombie as despite the Gargantuar cannot attack ground plants, they will most likely be eaten by the backwards faced imps they throw. Do not rely on aerial plants either as they are low in attack power and will fail to stop the Gargantuar from attacking your base. Use Saucers to delay them as much as possible and bombard them with powerful plant food attacks from your ground plants (Such as Bowling Bulbs and Magic Mushrooms) and hope multiple of them will not reach your castle and attack it.
- Main article: Giga-gargantuar
Giga-gargantuar is the second most powerful zombie in Plants vs. Zombies (only surpassed by Dr. Zomboss), found only in Survival: Endless, Survival: Day (Endless), Survival: Night (Endless), Survival: Fog (Endless), Survival: Roof (Endless), Co-op Endless and Last Stand: Endless. It has double the health of a regular Gargantuar. The only difference in appearance is that the Giga version has red eyes.
- Main article: Gargantuar Prime
Gargantuar Prime is actually the fourth variation of the Gargantuar in Plants vs. Zombies 2. However, this variation is not an organic being but rather a mechanized walker outfitted with Laser systems and Bug Bot deployment systems and has a slow speed. This variation only exists in Far Future and Pinata Party and is a formidable enemy when in numbers. The only similarity it bears is to crush plants and to launch Imps as Last Resort purposes. However, Gargantuar Prime can overkill the plants it just crushes and incinerates them with lasers shot from its eyes.
- Main article: Gargantuar Bronze
Gargantuar Bronzes are the Gargantuars variants appearing in the Chinese version of the game. They are first encountered in Kung-Fu World. These are Han Bronze, Knight Bronze and Qigong Bronze. Each Gargantuar functions differently.
Plants vs. Zombies Wiki has a gallery for Gargantuar.
- Along with the Zombie, Conehead Zombie, Buckethead Zombie and Imp, Gargantuar is one of the five zombies to have appeared in every Plants vs. Zombies game.
- Gargantuar is a pun based on the word "gargantuan".
- The Gargantuar, the Zomboni, Dr. Zomboss, the Giga-gargantuar, the Catapult Zombie, the Squash Zombie, the Weightlifter Zombie, Barrel Roller Zombie and the Pianist Zombie are the only zombies that can crush plants.
- Their name could be reference to Star Wars as "Gungan" and "Gargantuar" are spelled similar.
- Even though Gargantuars do not eat, the eating sound is still played if it successfully invades the house.
- Gargantuar, Giga-gargantuar, Giga-Football Zombie, Pharaoh Zombie, Mall Cop Zombie (if it is still on its segway), Robo-Cone Zombie, Disco-tron 3000, Mecha-Football Zombie, Tall-nut Zombie and Dr. Zomboss are the only zombies that can survive a single instant kill.
- The player can kill a Gargantuar before it launches its Imp, if they either use two fully-charged instant kills or explosives, or if they have lots of fast-firing plants.
- The Gargantuar stops moving for a while when it throws its Imp.
- The Gargantuar variants do not appear in Plants vs. Zombies Online, along with Imp variants.
- The Gargantuar looks like he is wearing a ripped coat that a Zombie wears.
Specific to Plants vs. Zombies
- Gargantuars will never spawn at the top lane of all game modes (except Survival Endless levels or Last Stand: Endless). The most probable reason is to avoid obstructing the view of the available plants menu at the top of the screen with their massive size. Players can take advantage of this behavior, as they can put plants there which otherwise would be smashed in a single smash of a Gargantuar, like a Pumpkin or a Spikeweed; or concentrate on investing their sun reserves for upgrading other lanes which demand more attention.
- A Lawn Mower or a Roof Cleaner can kill a Gargantuar, despite the size of the Gargantuar. When it is killed by one, the Gargantuar turns into a puff of smoke even though the Gargantuar is not mechanical because the Gargantuar has no "head falling off" animation. It would also seem odd if it dies the normal way (drop club, stagger, fall down and die) when hit by a lawn mower (actually both seem weird, but exploding seems better and more appropriate than the normal death).
- In the I, Zombie level Me Smash!, the Gargantuar smashes the brain instead of eating it.
- The Gargantuar is the second most expensive zombie in I, Zombie, costing 300 sun.
- If the Gargantuar is killed by an instant kill and hasn't been able to throw its Imp, the body of the Imp will also disintegrate inside the trash can and then its head will fall onto the pile of ash the Gargantuar has turned into.
- If the Gargantuar is killed (not by explosive instant kills besides Potato Mines) while the Imp is still alive, the Imp will recede back into its trash can.
- The Gargantuar will not hit other zombies that have been affected by a Hypno-shroom. The Zombie will eat the Gargantuar, but they usually cannot kill the Gargantuar before it goes away because Gargantuar's high health.
- If a Chomper manages to kill a Gargantuar, it will show the chewing animation with a normal zombie's arm sticking out.
- If a Gargantuar is killed while slowed by some sort of ice plant right at the starting point you will be able to see the corpse while you are picking plants (Survival Mode and Last Stand Endless only.)
- The Gargantuar smashes and crushes the plants, similar to what the Squash does to zombies.
- Gargantuars can have one of three different clubs: a telephone pole, a wildlife crossing sign, or another zombie.
- The name "Gargantuar" likely comes from its gargantuan size or possibly as a reference to the Toho movie "The War of the Gargantuas" It may also be a reference to the fictional French giant Gargantua.
- Gargantuars can only throw its Imp five squares away from the right side of the screen. If a Gargantuar loses half of its health at the fifth square, it can't throw an Imp.
- The Gargantuar is one of the two zombies that have a Giga form. The other is the Football Zombie.
- The Gargantuar is one of the three zombies that comes in groups, the other two are the Zombie Bobsled Team and the Dancing Zombie with its Backup Dancers.
- When a Gargantuar throws an Imp while it is frozen or slowed down, the Imp will also be slowed down.
- The Gargantuar, the Giga-gargantuar, the Bungee Zombie, the Balloon Zombie above the pool, the Zomboni, the Catapult Zombie, the Catapult Baseball Zombie and Dr. Zomboss are the only zombies whose heads do not fall off when killed or defeated
- When using the Action Replay on the DS version, a glitch may occur in which when the zombies are viewed, the Gargantuar will be seen without a head, the Imp on its back, or its legs.
- The Imp on the Gargantuar holds reins tied to the Gargantuar's collar but when he throws the Imp the reins disappear.
- A rake alone will not kill a Gargantuar. It will deal one instant kill of damage, then it will throw the Imp.
- The Gargantuar's roar is the same roar used by Dr. Zomboss when his Zombot is destroyed.
- The Gargantuar takes six hits in Co-op Bowling.
- The Gargantuar, the Balloon Zombie and the Screen Door Zombie are three of four zombies that appear in I, Zombie levels, but not in I, Zombie Endless. This is probably to keep the player from making the puzzle too easy, due to the fact that these three are very effective against the plants in the level. However, the normal Zombie is also omitted to make the game more challenging in another way, for a normal zombie can sometimes manage to clear a line with a single offensive plant, while the Imp cannot in most cases, unless the offensive plant is a Spikeweed or (sometimes) a Kernel-pult in the rightmost column.
- It is possible for a Gargantuar to be damaged by a Spikeweed or a Spikerock, if they are planted under the Gargantuar.
- If a sleeping mushroom is squashed by a Gargantuar, the mushroom will become a flattened woken version of the mushroom.
- As seen in the concept design for Gargantuar posted on the Plants vs. Zombies Facebook page, the Gargantuar was going to be a much more muscular zombie with short legs. His telephone pole is still present, however, although its Imp is missing.
- The Gargantuar has a collar around its neck. This is most likely because the Imp treats it like a horse, or pet of some sort.
- When a Gargantuar squashes a Sunflower in the I, Zombie level "Me Smash!", all the sun comes out, unlike the other zombies in I, Zombie, as they eat the Sunflower while sun comes out.
- The Gargantuar and Imp may be a reference to Freak the Mighty, where Freak rides on Max's shoulders like an Imp rides on a Gargantuar's back.
- Gargantuar's shirt and shoes gets torn up at every degrade.
- When Dr. Zomboss puts down a Gargantuar, the Gargantuar is actually taller than the Zombot's hand. The Gargantuar thus seems to appear out of nowhere.
- This also happens on versions of the game that have bushes on the far right of the lawn.
- If a Gargantuar dies before the Imp is tossed, then the Imp will disappear into the trash can.
- This is because there is no "Gargantuar died with Imp on back" animation.
- It is weird that in the DS version, plants will be crushed before Gargantuars finishes crushing them. This makes it harder to defeat in the DS version.
- This also happens in the DSiWare version.
- Despite its heavy weight, the Roof can still hold the Gargantuar and does not break when the Gargantuar falls or smashes a plant.
- It is unknown how it can fit inside the vases in Vasebreaker.
- Its wildlife crossing sign seems to have a duck on it.
- Sometimes, in the DSiware version, the Gargantuar will change its weapon when it smashes a plant.
- This also happens in DS Versus Mode.
- If the player hacks Wall-nut Bowling 2 to have a Gargantuar, a Giant Wall-nut can kill it in one hit.
- The HD Gargantuar has a naked Imp.
- If you look closely you can see it has rope tied around him.
- If playing the game on a mobile device, and the device has a vibration feature, a Gargantuar will trigger the vibration in two ways: every time it crushes a plant, and when it falls over and dies.
- The same does not hold true in Plants vs. Zombies 2.
- The only other times the device vibrates is when using any explosive plant and during certain occurrences while battling Dr. Zomboss.
- The Gargantuar never crushes the player's lawn mowers, pool cleaners and roof cleaners; although in I, Zombie, it smashes the brain at the end of the row.
- Somehow, when the Gargantuar reaches the house, it appears as a Zombie.
Specific to Plants vs. Zombies Adventures
- Though it still has its pole, in the "Choose Your Seeds" screen of Road Trip levels, it appears without its pole.
- When a Gargantuar Zombie is defeated with the Imp still riding in this game, the Imp will fall out of the trash can and onto the ground.
- This is not so if it gets burned.
- Sometimes the Gargantuar Zombie will not throw its Imp. This is because the location of where the Gargantuar Zombie is throwing, this is where the Imp's location will also be. This being so, when the Gargantuar Zombie throws the Imp, the Imp will take damage, sometimes killing it, and not taking the flag.
- In Brainball, there is no known way to prevent any attack from Gargantuar Zombies because of its Imp throw landing very close to a target building. You can easily use a wave of Barrel Zombies if the Imp does not reach your target.
- The Gargantuar Zombie now throws its Imp when the player has taken away a 3rd of its health, unlike the first game when the Gargantuar throws its Imp when half of its health has been destroyed.
Specific to Plants vs. Zombies 2
- If the player manages to freeze or butter the Mummified Gargantuar just as its sarcophagus hits the ground, he or she will see a Mummy Zombie inside.
- Strangely though, the sarcophagus the Mummified Gargantuar wields looks exactly the same as the one the Pharaoh Zombie wears, but the zombie inside looks different.
- It growls continuously in the seed selection screen.
- Gargantuar loses its head when dying unlike in the original Plants vs. Zombies.
- Unlike the first game, Gargantuar now has a dying animation with an Imp (the Imp falls out of holder onto its back).
- The player will hear a crumbling sound when you incinerate a Gargantuar.
- In all worlds except the Pirate Seas, when severely damaged or damaged by an instant-kill plant, they will throw their Imp to the third column. However, the Gargantuar Pirate stops for a bit which is slightly longer than the other Gargantuars, and fires the Imp Cannon. The Imp will still land on the third column.
- Zapping a Gargantuar reveals that he has an entire dinosaur skeleton instead of rib bones. It is unknown how this works.
- Also, in PopCap's blog, Mark, an artist from the team, mentioned that he hopes everyone takes the time to look closely at the skeleton of a Gargantuar after defeating it.
- The Gargantuar crushes plants stronger than Barrel Roller Zombie and Pianist Zombie, as it can destroy defensive plants in one hit, while Barrel Roller Zombie and Pianist Zombie take longer to crush a defensive plant. However, Wall-nut, Tall-nut, Pea-nut and Endurian can survive another hit if fed with Plant Food.
- A Spring Bean can instantly kill a Gargantuar in Pirate Seas when near water. However, a boosted Spring Bean can overkill a horde of Gargantuars if accompanied by a Blover.
- The Gargantuar must smash the Spikerock three times, compared to the original Plants vs. Zombies, which takes nine smashes.
- When the player blows up or zap a Gargantuar to its last hit point the Imp will always be in the animation even if it has been thrown.
- The Gargantuar is one of six zombies to have a new look for the Feastivus Event, the others are Swashbuckler Zombie, Poncho Zombie, Pianist Zombie, Camel Zombies and Imp.
- When the player uses an instant-kill plant to attack an undamaged Gargantuar, the Gargantuar will not throw its Imp until it is damaged by another plant.
- Power Pinch and Power Toss are the only powerups unable to kill a Gargantuar..
- This is since Power Pinch will not work against it and Power Toss makes it only go to the top right edge of the screen.
- Before the 2.2 update, it was possible to use Power Toss to throw Gargantuars into the water in Pirate Seas.
- However, it is possible to kill the Gargantuars if one was to plant a Blover and then quickly toss them.
- This is since Power Pinch will not work against it and Power Toss makes it only go to the top right edge of the screen.
- In every time period so far, besides Feastivus and Basic versions, all types of Gargantuars are only ever shown not wearing shoes, even in the statues next to Level 8 of worlds.
- Gargantuars can now utilize sandstorms like Mummy Zombies. However, this is only used in Piñata Parties.
- Despite its high health and massive damage, its speed is quite fast in this game, making the levels more difficult. However, the Gargantuar Prime is a robot, making it have stiff speed.
- The Mummified Gargantuar and Gargantuar Prime are the only ones to smash plants with both hands. The Mummified Gargantuar uses both hands to smash with the sarcophagus while the Gargantuar Prime smashes twice.
- When the Gargantuar is past the third column from the left and throws its Imp, the Imp will fly backwards to the third column.
- The modern, medieval and beach Gargantuar uses the groans and grunts of its Egyptian and Western variations. That means the Gargantuar Pirate's sounds are different.
- Hypnotized Gargantuars can throw their hypnotized Imps, but it still lands to the third column from the left. This means that the Imp will actually be thrown backwards.
- Gargantuars absorb four smashes from a hypnotized Gargantuar with the hypnotized one surviving the fourth hit (they take five smashes).
- If one looks closely, the barrel from the back of the Dark Ages variant changes its color.
- The plants Gargantuar smashed will no longer have a squished sprite. Instead, they will instantly disappear.
- If a Gargantuar dies before its Imp is thrown, the Imp will land on ground, disappearing, even though it's not harmed.
- Gargantuar Prime, Dark Ages Gargantuar, Deep Sea Gargantuar, Sloth Gargantuar and Porter Gargantuar are the only Gargantuars to appear in levels other than Day 8, Day 25, Night 10 of Dark Ages, Day 16 of Big Wave Beach, Day 16 of Frostbite Caves, Day 16 of Lost City, Endless Zones and Piñata Parties.
- Gargantuars will destroy the evil potions that appear in Dark Alchemy, even when not hypnotized. This is probably because a boosted Gargantuar would be too strong.
- There was going to be a Easter Piñata Party, in which the Easter Gargantuar would have appeared. But it was canceled, so the Easter Gargantuar never made an appearance. It eventually appeared in the Springening parties.
- The Gargantuar variant (called Vase Gargantuar) in the Vasebreaker mini-game has vase shards on its boots, left arm and head.
- The Vase Gargantuar is the only zombie in any Plants vs. Zombies game that begins with the letter V.
- The unhypnotized Gargantuar can smash Grave Buster, but the consumed tombstone will still remain and not be smashed.
- Basic Zombie and Mummified Gargantuar are the only zombies in Plants vs. Zombies 2 that have an adjective word each one, which is "Basic" and "Mummified".
- Despite the Almanac entry stating it has "Hungry" speed, the Vase Gargantuar moves at "Basic" speed. It is also somewhat referenced when it says "his footspeed could be better".
- The Deep Sea Gargantuar has almost no similarity to a normal zombie; instead, it looks more like a mutant sea creature.
- Basic Gargantuar is currently the only variant that can be only encountered in Pinata Party.
- The Sloth Gargantuar from Frostbite Caves is the only Gargantuar who has more than one Imp on its back.
- Gargantuar Pirate is the only Gargantuar that does not throw its Imp. Instead, it shoots its cannon, which resembles Imp Cannon.
- This is probably a reference to the Pirate Imp's almanac entry saying it prefers being inside cannons and wooden barrels.
- Gargantuar Prime, Hair Metal Gargantuar, and Sloth Gargantuar are currently the only Gargantuar variants to have a unique ability.
- They are also the only Gargantuars to have more than one Imp (except Hair Metal Gargantuar).
- The Sloth Gargantuar wears the skin of a Megatherium, an early type of sloth.
- Hypnotized Gargantuars cannot be burned by Explorer Zombies.
- When the Sloth Gargantuar dies, when the head falls, it's forehead no longer resembles that of normal Cave Zombies.
- Sloth Gargantuar can be frozen, unlike other Frostbite Caves zombies.
- The Porter Gargantuar has mud on his feet, but it is not brown, the reason for this is probably beacause not all mud is brown, particularly swamp mud.
- South and Central America both have big swamps. Lost City is probably based on South and Central America so this seems logical.
- The Porter Gargantuar had a visible flame in his torch in Lost City Part 1 trailer, but in game the torch is not lit.
- This was also true for its almanac icon before the 3.9 update.
- Turquoise Skull Zombie can kill a hypnotized Gargantuar.
- In the Chinese version, it has no audio, possibly because the game is much like the pre 1.7 version of the international version the audio from that version wasn't added.
- Wild West Gargantuar's brand is a bigger version of MC Zom-B's medal.
- The only Gargantuars that appear are the Gargantuar Pirate and the Gargantuar Prime.