Digger Zombie with a hard hat (animated)

The hard hat is the headwear used by Digger Zombies.


The hard hat absorbs 5 normal damage shots and its appearance changes upon absorbing 2 and 4 normal damage shots.


For more strategies, see Digger Zombie.

Being the weakest armor, you have no problem of destroying it. One Split Pea, Starfruit, Cattail or any other plant that can shoot backwards is enough to destroy it. You can also use instant-kill plants, stop it with defensive plants, or remove the pickaxe with a Magnet-shroom.



For more trivia, see Digger Zombie.
  • It is the weakest headwear and armor in the game, taking only five normal damage shots.
  • Due to the fact that the hard hat is plastic, it makes the same sound that a cone makes when hit.
    • The sound is useful for alerting a player if a digger has bypassed their defenses without the player's notice.
  • Its light does not work in Level 4-10.
    • This may be because the level itself is supposed to be dark.

See also

†: Metallic