Moonwalker is a galactic uncommon zombie card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the Brainy class. It costs 3 to play, and has 2/2. It does not have any traits, and its ability gives it +2/+2 when it is played on a heights lane or in any environment.
It is based on an astronaut, a person trained by a human spaceflight program to command, pilot, or serve as a crew member of a spacecraft.
Its name and dancing tribe are references to the moonwalk, the signature move of Michael Jackson. It could also be a reference to Micheal Jackson's Moonwalker, a collection of short films about Jackson, several of which are long-form music videos from Jackson's Bad album.
Its description is a reference to the quote made by Neil Armstrong upon setting foot on the Moon. The quote goes: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." However, the description's use of the words "nibble" and bite" refers to how zombies eat brains.
- Class: Brainy
- Tribes: Dancing Science Zombie
- Traits: None
- Ability: When played on Heights or an Environment: This gets +2/+2.
- Set - Rarity: Galactic - Uncommon
That's one small nibble for Zombies, one giant bite for Zombiekind.
- Added to the game.
This zombie is a much more flexible version of Mountain Climber as it can be played on heights or any environment on board, with the only difference of not having the Bullseye trait. In addition, it costs 1 less than Mountain Climber. Overall, if you are running a deck with environments, this zombie can cause trouble to the plant hero from early to mid-game.
This zombie also works well in science decks. It synergizes with Zombot Drone Engineer, who boosts its strength each time it does damage, Gadget Scientist, who can make it do a bonus attack, and Interdimensional Zombie, which activates its ability when Moonwalker is played.
Moonwalker works well with missions with many height lanes like A Shadow Falls. Avoid bringing it on missions without height lanes like Kick Grass! unless you have environments as it will not be able to gain a boost.
However, as Rustbolt, Mountain Climber is generally a better option if you are using a sports deck, or if you don't have any environments in your deck.
This zombie will often be played on heights or an environment, so prepare a strong plant on heights and in each environment on board to prepare for this zombie. In case it is played on heights or an environment, Shamrocket or Doom-Shroom can destroy it easily.
- Inspire also had a reference to the same quote by Neil Armstrong in its own description.
- Its name is one of the many instances Michael Jackson has been referenced in the franchise.
- It is the second zombie to be in the dancing and science tribes. The first is Disco-Tron 3000.
- It is the second dancing zombie in the Brainy class. The first is Drum Major.