However, like other party variants, Party Imp cannot be obtained through sticker packs, but instead the player must open Infinite Infinity Chests in Infinity Time to find the stickers to unlock him, meaning the player must get at least 15,000 Time Shards or more.
Party Imp got so into his costume that he super-glued his wig on, permanently. Instead of fretting, he's embraced the party life and has pledged to keep dancing until the Plants leave Zomburbia for good.
Vanquish foes to fill his meter and initiate Party Time, where you'll move quicker and deal extra damage!
Party Time! is the Party Imp's exclusive ability which has a bar that can be filled up by getting Vanquishes. When the bar is filled up, Party Time activates, giving the Party Imp a temporary speed and damage boost. Party Time! bar however, cannot be filled while the Party Imp using its Z-Mech.
The Party Imp starts to spin around and shoot its blasters, doing damage to all plants around it. It has 100 ammo.
Throws a grenade, which creates a gravitational field that pulls in and traps every nearby plant for a short period of time.
Sends an S.O.S. message by its walkie-talkie and after a short pause, the Party Mech is deployed to where it is.
Party Mech stomps the ground, releasing a shockwave, which does large AOE damage to all nearby plants.
Party Mech launches up to 20 from its back, with each one doing large splash damage.
The exact same as the default Explosive Escape, Party Imp ejects from the Mech, after which Party Mech explodes, damaging nearby plants. It is a one-time-use ability as he destroys the Party Mech.
This is basically a downgrade to the vanilla counterpart, making him very hard to use as he isn't very good at range, which is usually the best strategy for party variants. Instead, it's recommended to go for 1v1s while moving and flipping for the best chance of survival. Objective maps like Turf Takeover or Suburbination are gonna be your best bet for Party Time since you will most likely be with your teammates, allowing you to vanquish plants more easily. Once you're in Party Time, still go for 1v1s, since groups of plants will still take you out. In your mech, strategies for the normal Z-Mech is applied here as well, since the Party Mech is basically exactly the same as the original Z-Mech (with the exception of design, that his Explosive Escape is replaced by the Explosive Party and its primary weapon, the Party Robo Laser, deals more damage than the default Robo Laser, however, it will overheat more quickly).
Party Imp will rarely be a threat to you when he is not in his "Party Time!", since his damage is very weak compared to his original variant, Imp. The damage increase from "Party Time!" along with the speed increase, however, makes him a very deadly character to face off against if alone, so much like other Party variants, do not charge in against a fully charged Imp. Unlike the other Party variants, however, due to his very low HP, the Party Imp is very easy to take down, and vanquishing him will completely reset his "Party Time!" progress. His mech is also the regular Z-Mech, but recolored to match its theme; handle the mech like you would the default Z-Mech, but note that his primary weapon will deal more damage than its vanilla counterpart. If he does reach "Party Time!", a Rose would perfectly counter this by Goatifying him, which will stop his "Party Time!".
- ▲ Imps tuning focused on ensuring he had a bit more survivability outside of his mech, and also improved his primary weapon slightly
- ▲ Increased Imp health
- ▼ Fixed a bug where the Imp couldn’t receive damage while he is making his Z-Mech phone call (he's now only invulnerable when the beam of light appears)
- ▼ Reduced Party Imp's damage output
- Changed his projectile and Mech projectile
- ▲ Shared Vanquishes count towards Party Time
- ▲ Increased Party Blasters damage from 4 - 5 (close range) and 3 - 4 (long range)
- ▼ Reduced Party Time! damage multiplier from 1.5x to 1.25x
- While the "Party Time!" ability is activated or while the Party Mech is in use, the punk jam from Neon Mixtape Tour in Plants vs. Zombies 2 is played.
- Coincidently, both "Party Time" and the punk jam speed up a zombie.
- His Z-Mech shares its abilities with the vanilla Z-Mech.
- Similar to many other Legendary variants, he is eighties-themed.
- He, along with the current Dancing Zombie/Disco Zombie, Disco Jetpack Zombie, Boombox Zombie and Tennis Star are the only zombies with afros.
- Despite the fact that, according to his Stickerbook description, he superglued his afro on, his afro is removable in the customization booth.
- An brown but otherwise identical version of his afro is an unlockable customization for the Imp.
- The Explosive Party is the second party variant exclusive ability, the first being the Party Citron Ball.
- His and his mech's projectiles used to be the exact same as their vanilla counterpart, this was changed after the Graveyard Variety Pack DLC.
- His model is the same as the standard Imp's, though styled differently.
- He is the only Imp to have the same Z-Mech icon as the default one.