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Imp-Throwing Gargantuar is a premium rare zombie card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the PvZH Crazy IconCrazy class. He costs 5BrainPvZH to play, and has 5StrengthPvZH/5HeartPvZH. He does not have any traits, and his ability makes a Swabbie on a random lane every time he takes damage, unless all other lanes are occupied.

Origins

He is based on Gargantuar Pirate from Plants vs. Zombies 2. His ability is a reference to how he throws an Imp Pirate Zombie at half health.

Statistics

  • Class: Crazy
  • Tribes: Pirate Gargantuar Zombie
  • Traits: None
  • Ability: When hurt: Make a SwabbieH with Amphibious in a random lane.
  • Set - Rarity: Premium - Rare

Card description

Seems like a better idea than a Gargantuar-Throwing Imp.

Update history

Update 1.2.11

  • Rarity change: Uncommon → Common
  • Ability change: Imp-Throwing Gargantuar can now throw Swabbies on aquatic lanes.

Update 1.4.14

  • Design change: the Imp on his back has been changed from a normal Imp to an Imp Commander without his hat and hook.

Update 1.6.27

  • Design change: The Imp on his back has now been changed to a Swabbie.
  • Ability now mentions that he throws Swabbies on random lanes.

Update 1.14.13

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

Update 1.16.10

  • Sound effect change: Now uses Gargantuar-Throwing Imp's sound effects.
  • Sound effect change: Now uses his previous sound effects.

Update 1.22.13

  • Sound effects removed.

Update 1.24.6

  • Description change: Was originally More successful than the Gargantuar-Throwing Imp.

Strategies

With

This Gargantuar is a pretty average zombie for its brain cost. However, his ability to make Swabbies when hurt can be used to block the attack of an PvZH Anti-Hero IconAnti-Hero plant, a hard-hitting plant, or an Amphibious plant, or just land 1 free damage on the plant or the plant hero. This can easily fill all lanes with Swabbies, making Zombot's Wrath and Bad Moon Rising a very good combination with this zombie. Unlife of the Party also goes great with Imp-Throwing Gargantuar. Since this zombie is a Gargantuar zombie, Smashing Gargantuar and Wizard Gargantuar can give the PvZH Frenzy IconFrenzy/PvZH Truestrike IconBullseye trait. Additionally, he is also a pirate zombie, so Impfinity can use this with Swashbuckler Zombie.

Since the Swabbies made have very low stats, Valkyrie can be boosted greatly for each Swabbie destroyed.

Because his ability only activates when he is hurt, you should try to keep the damage done to this zombie as low as possible. Healing or boosting Imp-Throwing Gargantuar's health can also be a good idea, but only Z-Mech and Electric Boogaloo can do this. You can also play this in Spikeweed Sector or Hot Lava to make a free Swabbie before combat.

Impfinity should use this with Toxic Waste Imp and against high-health plants, as the PvZH Deadly IconDeadly trait allows the Swabbies to destroy plants with one hit, provided they don't have the PvZH Armored IconArmored trait or are shielded. Just keep in mind that Imp-Throwing Gargantuar is not in the Imp tribe, but the Swabbies made are.

Against

Against Imp-Throwing Gargantuar, the fewer number of attacks needed to destroy him, the better. A plant with 5 or more strength or more can take him out easily in one hit. Instant-kill cards like Squash and Lawnmower do not activate Imp-Throwing Gargantuar's ability, so it is useful as well. Transforming this zombie with Goatify or Transmogrify is also an option, though not the best sometimes.

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Trivia

  • Unlike his Plants vs. Zombies 2 counterpart, he actually throws the Imps, rather than them being shot out of the cannon strapped on his back. This cannon is present on his card, but is not shown in-game.
    • Also on his card art, there is a regular Imp on his back, despite the Imp having been redesigned to be a Swabbie.
  • In the tutorial, Super Brainz can use him despite not being a Crazy hero.
  • His description foreshadowed the addition of Gargantuar-Throwing Imp.
  • Prior to update 1.14.13, he and Smashing Gargantuar were the only basic - common Gargantuar cards.

See also

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Uncommon
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Galactic Total Eclipse · Alien Ooze · Surfer Zombie
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Triassic Goat · Vengeful Cyborg
Rare
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Colossal Primordial Cheese Shover
Triassic Killer Whale
Super-Rare
Premium Cat Lady · Zombie Yeti · Deep Sea Gargantuar · Maniacal Laugh
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Triassic Hunting Grounds
Legendary
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Triassic Gargantuar-Throwing Gargantuar
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Colossal Gargantuar Mime
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Superpowers Carried Away · Shrink Ray · Eureka · Witch's Familiar · Terror-Former 10,000 · Cut Down to Size · Summoning · Telepathy · Iron Boarder · Teleportation Station
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Heroes Electric Boogaloo · Impfinity · Professor Brainstorm · Z-Mech
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Token Cards Impfinity Clone · Captain Deadbeard
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Heroes Rustbolt · The Smash · Neptuna · Z-Mech
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Uncommon
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Galactic Cone Zone · Celestial Custodian · Screen Door Zombie
Colossal Healthy Treat · Zombie Middle Manager
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Rare
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Triassic Lost Colosseum
Super-Rare
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Colossal Jurassic Fossilhead
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Legendary
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Token Cards Octo-Pet
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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
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Rare
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Galactic Cosmic Imp · Space Pirate
Colossal Blowgun Imp
Triassic Buried Treasure
Super-Rare
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Legendary
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Unobtainable
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