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Hot Dog Imp

Hot Dog ImpH
StrengthPvZH Strength HeartPvZH Health BrainPvZH Cost
2 2 2
Set Premium
Rarity Uncommon
Class PvZH Sneaky Icon
Tribe Gourmet Imp Zombie
Traits PvZH Strikethrough IconStrikethrough
Abilities None
He was THIS close to wearing the chicken costume, but darn it, Team Mascot Imp called it first.

Hot Dog Imp is a premium uncommon zombie card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the PvZH Sneaky IconSneaky class. He costs 2BrainPvZH to play, and has 2StrengthPvZH/2HeartPvZH. He has the PvZH Strikethrough IconStrikethrough trait, and does not have any abilities. His plant counterpart is Fume-Shroom.


He is based on Imp's Summer Nights costume in Plants vs. Zombies 2.

His name is a combination of the words "hot dog," referring to his costume, and "Imp", referring to what this zombie is.


  • Class: Sneaky
  • Tribes: Gourmet Imp Zombie
  • Trait: PvZH Strikethrough IconStrikethrough
  • Abilities: None
  • Set - Rarity: Premium - Uncommon

Card description

He was THIS close to wearing the chicken costume, but darn it, Team Mascot Imp called it first.

Update history

Update 1.2.11

  • Added to the game.

Update 1.12.6

  • Attack animation change: Now throws three hot dogs.

Update 1.14.13

  • Set - Rarity change: Basic - Common → Premium - Uncommon



Hot Dog Imp is one of the few zombies that has the PvZH Strikethrough IconStrikethrough trait, making him able to hurt your opponent and destroy any frail plants behind tough plants with Team-Up at the same time. With conjunction of either Toxic Waste Imp or Super Stench, he can wreak havoc in a lane with tough plants. Since he is an Imp zombie, not only does he benefit from Toxic Waste Imp, but he benefits heavily from Imp Commander as well. His PvZH Strikethrough IconStrikethrough trait almost guarantees the player to draw an extra card because he can hit both plants and the plant hero, as long as the plant hero does not block the attack. He also works very well with Lurch for Lunch, though only Super Brainz can normally use this combo. If you are playing as Brain Freeze or Impfinity, you can boost Hot Dog Imp to be able to do massive damage to your opponent and their plants. If you are playing as Neptuna, you can boost his health to survive attacks, especially when facing off against Shroom for Two or Pair of Pears.

A good tip to notice that is that if both heroes have 1HeartPvZH and Hot Dog Imp is played on the leftmost lane, without your opponent stopping him, you can win the game, as zombies attack first, defeating your opponent before you are defeated. Hot Dog Imp can help you win the game if your opponent is really low on health. However, be warned that your opponent can still block his attack, PvZH Frozen IconFreeze, or destroy him.


Berry Blast, Weed Whack, and Sunburn can destroy him easily, while Iceberg Lettuce or Big Chill can prevent him from attacking. If he gets out of control (either when boosted or given the PvZH Deadly IconDeadly trait), Lawnmower, Squash, or Sizzle can destroy him. Be sure to keep some tricks or plants with damaging or destroying abilities in hand if you are low on health and you suspect Hot Dog Imp to be played.

If you want to prevent him from being a huge threat, try to prioritize on destroying Toxic Waste Imp or Imp Commander first.




  • He was added in update 1.2.11, and was meant to replace Imp in older versions as Imp was originally 2StrengthPvZH/2HeartPvZH.
  • His description makes a reference to Team Mascot and his appearence.
  • He is the only fighter added in update 1.2.11 that does not have 1StrengthPvZH/1HeartPvZH.
  • He is the only gourmet card in the PvZH Sneaky IconSneaky class.
  • He, Line Dancing Zombie and Zombot Plank Walker are the only zombies in the game with PvZH Strikethrough IconStrikethrough.
    • He is the only Imp out of these three, not counting Zombot Plank Walker as it is not under the Imp tribe, even though it is controlled by an Imp.
    • He also has the lowest initial strength out of the three.
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