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Locust SwarmH

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Locust Swarm

Locust SwarmH
StrengthPvZH Strength HeartPvZH Health BrainPvZH Cost
- - 5
Set Basic
Rarity Common
Class PvZH Beastly Icon
Tribe Pet Trick
Abilities Destroy a Plant.
A plague upon your lawns!

Locust Swarm is a basic common zombie trick card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the PvZH Beastly IconBeastly class. It costs 5BrainPvZH to play, and its ability destroys a selected plant on the field. Its plant counterpart is Squash.


It is based on a swarm of locusts, species of short-horned grasshoppers in the family Acrididae which possess both a solitary phase and a swarming phase.


  • Class: Beastly
  • Tribe: Pet Trick
  • Ability: Destroy a Plant.
  • Set - Rarity: Basic - Common

Card description

A plague upon your lawns!

Update history

Update 1.2.11

  • Description change: Was originally A plague. That'll show 'em!



Use it how you would when using any instant-kill tricks like Rocket Science or Cut Down to Size, since their effects are very similar. However, since unlike the two aforementioned tricks, this has the ability to destroy any plant fighter, so you may destroy threats that would gain stats over periods of turns, such as Pea Pod or Doubled Mint early, without needing the two to gain strength to be destroyed. Alternatively, you may reduce another plant's strength as much as you need to while waiting for this trick to be given to your hand, in order to destroy it, since it has no restrictions. PvZH Armored IconArmored plants like Soul Patch or Tough Beets are primary targets for this trick, due to their trait. You can even destroy plants that cannot be hurt, due to the abilities of Peel Shield and Root Wall.

Locust Swarm is also a pet trick, so if there is a Zookeeper or Cat Lady on the board and you still saved 5 brains, you can destroy a plant, while boosting your pets.


Most Beastly heroes would bring Locust Swarm to destroy any strong plant, so pay attention to the brain counter. If you see that the zombie hero saved at least 5 brains, then there is a high chance that Locust Swarm may be played. Also be careful if there are gravestones, as it may trick you because either Locust Swarm is played or a strong zombie will be revealed. Beastly has the least Gravestone zombies in the whole game, so it is good to pay attention to the brain counter. In that case, try to play smaller plants or play no plants at all. You should also be careful if there are pets on board, because Locust Swarm can also boost pet zombies with the abilities of Zookeeper and Cat Lady.




  • Its description is a reference to how locust swarms are a major threat to plants.
    • It might also reference the fact that the collective noun for locusts is "a plague", and that one of the Ten Plagues of Egypt was a plague of locusts.

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