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For the version in Plants vs. Zombies 2, see Jester Zombie.
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StrengthPvZH Strength HeartPvZH Health BrainPvZH Cost
1 5 3
Set Premium
Rarity Rare
Class PvZH Crazy Icon
Tribe Dancing Party Zombie
Traits Gravestone
Abilities When hurt: Do 2 damage to the Plant Hero.
The joke's on you!

Jester is a premium rare zombie card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the PvZH Crazy IconCrazy class. He costs 3BrainPvZH to play, and has 1StrengthPvZH/5HeartPvZH. He has the Gravestone trait, and his ability does 2 damage to the plant hero every time he takes damage.


He is based on the zombie in Plants vs. Zombies 2 with the same appearance and similar ability.


  • Class: Crazy
  • Tribes: Dancing Party Zombie
  • Trait: Gravestone
  • Ability: When hurt: Do 2 damage to the Plant Hero.
  • Set - Rarity: Premium - Rare

Card description

The joke's on you!

Update history

Update 1.2.11

  • Rarity change: Super-Rare → Rare

Update ???

  • Ability change: Jester now does 2 damage per hit taken.

Update ???

  • Ability mechanic change: Jester only charges up the Super-Block Meter once when he takes damage from two plants at once.
  • Ability mechanic change: If Jester is hit by two plants at once and the second hit is what destroyed him, he no longer activates his ability for the second hit.



Due to his high health, the main goal for Jester is to try and give him the slowest destruction as possible so that he can make use of his ability to its highest potential. He can pressure your opponent into not playing a weak plant against him, and due to him having the Gravestone trait, your opponent cannot tell if he is played until it is too late. Stat-boosting tricks or abilities can help Jester and make him extremely dangerous if your opponent cannot destroy him quickly.

Jester can be quickly played and cause a nuisance towards the plant hero. Because of his high health, the opponent must take him out as quickly as possible to minimize damage. However, Jester has very low strength, so raising it can make him more troublesome. This zombie is perfect with Aerobics Instructor due to him having high base health, and constantly gaining strength from Aerobic Instructor's ability. Brute Strength is also a great option as it boosts Jester's strength to 4, leaving the plant hero a limited amount of choices to block him without activating his ability, although only Impfinity and Z-Mech can use Brute Strength.

Boosting Jester's health can increase the number of times his ability can activate, making him a great choice to put in a stat-boosting deck, especially to put some pressure on the opposing hero. This is especially so for Z-Mech, as he can use Rock Wall, Camel Crossing and Monster Mash to boost Jester's health. Z-Mech can also move plants into Jester's lane with Sumo Wrestler and use Landscaper to reduce the plant's strength to a lower value, just don't reduce it to 0 or else the ability will be wasted.

Fireworks Zombie can synergize with Jester effectively, as his ability to damage every plant and zombie on the field can be used to deliberately trigger Jester's ability. This combo can be improved by Barrel of Deadbeards, as it gets destroyed by Fireworks Zombie, thus causing Jester to be hurt once again. This is especially useful to try and use the ability one more time before being destroyed by a plant fighter in the fight phase. As Impfinity, In-Crypted and Mixed-Up Gravedigger can be really useful with Jester, they will reset Jester's health to 5, meaning he can take more hits. He can also be substituted with Exploding Imp or Abracadaver as they all cost the same, in which your opponent either plays something that can do enough damage to take out Jester in one hit or leave that lane empty, only to find out it was Exploding Imp or Abracadaver.


Because he comes out of a gravestone, it is best to use Grave Buster to deal with him efficiently without worrying about taking damage from his ability. Target the gravestone if Grave Buster is not available at the time. Using Iceberg Lettuce or Spring Bean can help too, as they will stall for some time to get a powerful plant to attack it. Bouncing methods will set Jester's health back to 5, so take caution when bouncing this. In extreme cases where you hero's health is low, bounce him in order not to get your hero damaged.

Outright destroying him via Whack-a-Zombie, Squash, or other cards will not trigger his ability, so try playing those cards if you have any of them.

You should not use two attacking plants such as Shroom for Two or other Team-Up plants in the same lane to hit Jester, as Jester will return double the damage to the plant hero. Take careful actions when using direct damage tricks such as Cherry Bomb, as Jester will deal 2 damage to the plant hero anyway.

Jester only benefits through slow destruction. A plant fighter with at least 5 strength can destroy him with ease, while only having his ability to trigger only once. Or to avoid more damage given to the plant hero, avoid playing a plant there. However, there is a chance that a powerful zombie such as Exploding Imp is revealed instead.


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  • The Jester in this game has juggling balls, unlike the Jester Zombie in Plants vs. Zombies 2.
  • His ability makes a reference to Jester Zombie's ability to return projectiles in Plants vs. Zombies 2.
  • Unlike Plants vs. Zombies 2, he can deflect anything. However, he still takes damage.
  • He, along with Knight of the Living Dead and Zombie King are the only zombies from Dark Ages to be featured in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes.
    • He and Knight of the Living Dead are the only zombies from this time period to have their names changed.
    • Additionally, Jester is the only one out of the three zombies that isn't in the Hearty class.
    • He is also the only zombie that doesn't have history as his tribe, despite being from the Dark Ages.

See also

V · T · E Zombies in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes
PvZH Beastly Icon Beastly
Heroes Brain Freeze · Electric Boogaloo · The Smash · Immorticia
Fighters Cat Lady · Dog Walker · Skunk Punk · Snorkel Zombie · Haunting Zombie · Pied Piper · Squirrel Herder · Zookeeper · Dolphin Rider · Loudmouth · Vimpire · Zombie Yeti · Kangaroo Rider · Smashing Gargantuar · Deep Sea Gargantuar · Nurse Gargantuar · Octo Zombie · Zombot 1000
Event Energy Drink Zombie · Overstuffed Zombie
Token Goat · Haunting Ghost · Zom-Bats · Returned Octo Zombie
Tricks Nibble · Yeti Lunchbox · Vitamin Z · B-flat · Locust Swarm · Maniacal Laugh
Event Secret Agent
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
Fighters Cardboard Robot Zombie · Chimney Sweep · Paparazzi Zombie · Cell Phone Zombie · Pool Shark · Zombot Drone Engineer · Brain Vendor · Electrician · Gentleman Zombie · Kite Flyer · Drum Major · Mad Chemist · Mountain Climber · Gadget Scientist · Shieldcrusher Viking · Portal Technician · Wizard Gargantuar · Trickster
Event Leprechaun Imp · Regifting Zombie · Trick or Treater
Token Space Cadet · Zom-Bats · Copter Commando
Tricks Teleport · Beam Me Up · Lurch for Lunch · Fun-Dead Raiser · Rocket Science · Hail-a-Copter
Token Pot of Gold
Superpowers Carried Away · Eureka · Shrink Ray · Witch's Familiar · Cut Down to Size · Summoning · Telepathy
PvZH Crazy Icon Crazy
Heroes Electric Boogaloo · Impfinity · Professor Brainstorm · Z-Mech
Fighters Backup Dancer · Tennis Champ · Unlife of the Party · Aerobics Instructor · Barrel of Deadbeards · Conga Zombie · Cuckoo Zombie · Newspaper Zombie · Abracadaver · Disco Zombie · Exploding Imp · Fireworks Zombie · Jester · Valkyrie · Orchestra Conductor · Flamenco Zombie · Imp-Throwing Gargantuar · Foot Soldier Zombie · Disco-Tron 3000
Event Stupid Cupid · Gargantuar-Throwing Imp · Hippity Hop Gargantuar
Token Impfinity Clone · Mystery Egg · Captain Deadbeard
Tricks Bungee Plumber · Zombot's Wrath · Cakesplosion · The Chickening · Gargantuars' Feast
Tokens Sugary Treat
Superpowers Eureka · Missile Madness · Stayin' Alive · Triple Threat · Brute Strength · Dance Off · Electrobolt
PvZH Hearty Icon Hearty
Heroes Rustbolt · The Smash · Neptuna · Z-Mech
Fighters Arm Wrestler · Baseball Zombie · Conehead · Flag Zombie · Sumo Wrestler · Landscaper · Team Mascot · Trash Can Zombie · Buckethead · Medic · Zombie Coach · Zombie King · All-Star Zombie · Coffee Zombie · Ra Zombie · Undying Pharaoh · Knight of the Living Dead · Rodeo Gargantuar · Wannabe Hero
Event Gargologist · Turkey Rider · Bonus Track Buckethead · Defensive End
Token Zombie · Octo-Pet
Tricks Camel Crossing · Rolling Stone · Terrify · Weed Spray · Monster Mash
Event Going Viral
Tokens Healthy Treat · Leftovers
Superpowers Missile Madness · Octo-Pult · Shrink Ray · Slammin' Smackdown · Heroic Health · Possessed · Rock Wall
PvZH Sneaky Icon Sneaky
Heroes Brain Freeze · Super Brainz · Impfinity · Neptuna
Fighters Headstone Carver · Imp · Mini-Ninja · Zombie Chicken · Fishy Imp · Hot Dog Imp · Swashbuckler Zombie · Toxic Waste Imp · Imp Commander · Line Dancing Zombie · Smelly Zombie · Stealthy Imp · Barrel Roller Zombie · Firefighter · Pogo Bouncer · Tomb Raiser Zombie · Mixed-Up Gravedigger · Surprise Gargantuar · Walrus Rider · Zombot Sharktronic Sub · Zombot Plank Walker
Event Imposter · Fire Rooster · Zombie High Diver
Token Impfinity Clone · Swabbie · Octo-Pet
Tricks Smoke Bomb · Backyard Bounce · Zombot Stomp
Superpowers Carried Away · Frozen Tundra · Octo-Pult · Triple Threat · Dolphinado · In-Crypted · Super Stench
Superpowers Flick-a-Plant · Get Well · Motivate