Kangaroo Rider is a premium rare zombie card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the Beastly class. It costs 4 to play and has 4/3. It does not have any traits, and its ability gives it the Bounce effect immediately after it takes damage, unless it has been destroyed.
- Class: Beastly
- Tribes: Imp Pet Zombie
- Traits: None
- Ability: When hurt: Bounce this Kangaroo.
- Set - Rarity: Premium - Rare
Sure, it's a bumpy ride, but it beats walking. Have you seen an Imp's legs?
- Set change: Basic → Premium
- ▼ Health change: 5 → 3
- Rarity change: Uncommon → Rare
Statwise, Kangaroo Rider is a bit glassy for its cost, but its ability should not be underestimated. When it is damaged, this zombie Bounces itself. This ability can help you take out many low-strength plants, as this zombie's health is restored to full every time you play it again.
Due to its ability to be played multiple times unless it has been destroyed, using this with Zookeeper and Cat Lady is a smart move as it is also a pet zombie. Use Kangaroo Rider to go against weak plants, then let it Bounce back to your hand, and at the start of the next turn, play it again. This boosts Zookeeper and any other pet zombies' strength steadily every turn.
Kangaroo Rider is also a good way to slowly clear the field of plants with less than 3 strength, as not only does it destroy most plants with its decent strength, but it also Bounces itself back to your hand, thus causing it to be unharmed in the end.
However, be aware that it does not Bounce itself when it is destroyed, so it is wise to keep its health in check. Also, unless necessary, do not play any boosting tricks on Kangaroo Rider, as its stats get reset very easily.
Due to its ability, you need to do at least 3 damage in one attack to destroy it. Avoid using plants with 2 strength or less against this zombie, because if you do this, not only do the plants get weakened and destroyed, but the damage done to Kangaroo Rider also goes to waste. Instead, try to choose plants or tricks that have 3 strength or more to get rid of this zombie as fast as you can. Bonk Choy is a great choice to counter it, as it is a cheap plant with enough strength to destroy it on its first turn. Berry Blast is a cheap way to destroy it as well. If you have access to Team-Up plants, you can stack 2 plants to do a total of 3 damage, making it a lot easier.
If you can't destroy it, you can choose to work its ability to your favor by Bouncing it back before it can do damage to your plants, resulting in your opponent wasting 4 brains. Sour Grapes and Banana Bomb are good plants to use in that situation.
- Despite its name, the Imp does not ride the kangaroo on its back. Instead, he is carried in the kangaroo's pouch.