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Newspaper ZombieH
For other uses, see Newspaper Zombie (disambiguation).
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Newspaper Zombie

Newspaper ZombieH
StrengthPvZH Strength HeartPvZH Health BrainPvZH Cost
1 4 2
Set Premium
Rarity Uncommon
Class PvZH Crazy Icon
Tribe Professional Zombie
Traits Gravestone
Abilities When hurt: This gets +4StrengthPvZH.
Newspapers are an undead medium.

Newspaper Zombie is a premium uncommon zombie card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the PvZH Crazy IconCrazy class. He costs 2BrainPvZH to play, and has 1StrengthPvZH/4HeartPvZH. He has the Gravestone trait, and his ability gives him +4StrengthPvZH every time he takes damage. His plant counterpart is Hibernating Beary.


  • Class: Crazy
  • Tribe: Professional Zombie
  • Trait: Gravestone
  • Ability: When hurt: This gets +4StrengthPvZH.
  • Set - Rarity: Premium - Uncommon

Card description

Newspapers are an undead medium.

Update history

Update 1.2.11

  • Rarity Change: Uncommon → Common

Update 1.12.6

  • Design change: He now loses his newspaper after taking damage once.
  • Design change: His head is slightly lowered to be behind the newspaper.

Update 1.14.13

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



Consider this as the zombie equivalent of Hibernating Beary. However, while Hibernating Beary is harmless when unprovoked, Newspaper Zombie can still fight in the same situation. Since this has less health than Hibernating Beary, you should not expose him to attacks that severely damage, or destroy this zombie. Instead, using this on weak plants should do the trick. Tricks that boost his health such as Camel Crossing will help him, as he can get more strength. Zombie Yeti is a good idea because if used correctly, could keep Newspaper Zombie alive for many turns.

You can also intentionally boost this as well by using either Fireworks Zombie or Barrel of Deadbeards, at the cost of 1HeartPvZH. Lurch for Lunch or any other bonus attack method works very well on Newspaper Zombie, especially with high strength. Consider using this against Shroom for Two, as Newspaper Zombie will be boosted twice, and with some tricks can easily win a match early. However, Buff-Shroom can ruin this tactic. As Impfinity, Headstone Carver can boost Newspaper Zombie, letting him survive the previously mentioned scenario. In addition, Impfinity can also move him around with Smoke Bomb.


As for plants, use Whack-a-Zombie before he gets any boosts. If he gets too out of control, use Squash, Doom-Shroom, or other instant-kill cards. Using a plant that has at least 2HeartPvZH and does at least 2StrengthPvZH is also a choice, but you'll lose that plant unless it has 4StrengthPvZH or more. Do not use Sour Grapes against this unless he has 1 health left, as it will only increase Newspaper Zombie's strength. In addition, the zombie hero can use a trick to get more damage on the plant hero afterwards. Bouncing him is also a good option if his strength gets too high.




  • His ability is a reference to his ability in Plants vs. Zombies and Plants vs. Zombies 2, where he speeds up after his newspaper is destroyed by attacks. As there is no speed in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, it gains strength after taking damage instead.
  • In the game, Newspaper Zombie is wearing a gray shirt instead of the white shirt he wears in Plants vs. Zombies and Plants vs. Zombies 2.
  • This and Foot Soldier Zombie are the only professional cards in the Crazy class.
  • In a recent update, Newspaper Zombie's animations were changed. Now, his head is slightly lowered to be behind the newspaper. In addition, when hit for the first time, his newspaper will be destroyed, and he has an animation of him having his newspaper shredded.
    • However, if Mixed-Up Gravedigger, In-Crypted or any card that gives the Bounce effect is played after Newspaper Zombie has taken damage, Newspaper Zombie will appear without his newspaper when he is revealed.

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