Pirate Captain Zombie
|Special||Parrot pet steals plants|
|Absorbs||20 normal damage shots|
|First seen||Pirate Seas - Day 9|
|Pirate Captain Zombie isn't actually a captain. His dry cleaning got mixed with someone else's, but he thought he looked cool with an eyepatch. Plus, the parrot already knew his name, so he just went with it.|
Pirate Captain Zombie is the ninth zombie found in the Pirate Seas of Plants vs. Zombies 2. It is weaker than a Conehead Pirate, and also has its pet Zombie Parrot, which it releases after 2.5 seconds to steal one of the player's plants at random. If the Pirate Captain Zombie is not killed fast enough, its parrot will come back and steal another plant.
The Pirate Captain Zombie dons a black pirate hat with the middle part torn up, and is the sitting place of its Zombie Parrot. Also, beside the Zombie Parrot is a darkened portion of the pirate hat the Pirate Captain Zombie wears. The hat has an orange lining. Also, on its left is a tattered green feather. It wears a red bandana with white linings as its design, a gold earring for its right, and a black colored eyepatch with a "x" mark to its left for headwear. The Pirate Captain Zombie has also a silver full beard, two golden teeth, and three regular teeth with one on is upper right slightly unseen. It dons a blue collared shirt with white linings on it. On its left shoulder is a red squared design. Also, its left arm is bent, exposing the bone of its wrist as well. At its wrist is an orange colored lining with an inverted "v" shape and a golden ring placed on its left ring finger while its right hand is a hook. It wears a belt with an orange colored buckle on. The Pirate Captain Zombie wears red pants with pink linings on it, and finally on its shoes there are orange linings on above the shoes themselves.
His parrot can fly away with your plant and then return to him.
Special: parrot pet steals plants
Pirate Captain Zombie isn't actually a captain. His dry cleaning got mixed with someone else's, but he thought he looked cool with an eyepatch. Plus, the parrot already knew his name, so he just went with it.
Pirate Captain Zombie absorbs exactly 20 normal damage shots. Its appearance changes upon absorbing 10 normal damage shots before dying at 20 normal damage shots.
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Treat this zombie as you would a Conehead Pirate but with the ability to instantly kill your plants. This zombie also walks slower, and is more likely to hide in crowds of zombies. The parrot has nearly the same health as the zombie itself, so it is better to just kill the zombie quickly, as it will kill the parrot too. Use Kernel-pults to instant kill the parrot or a Blover to blow it away. Then, go for the zombie, as without its parrot, it is basically the same as a Conehead Pirate without armor. Most defenses can repel these zombies, but always beware of its parrot's stealing abilities. It is also worth noting that, no matter how many plants the parrot has already stolen, it can always steal more. This makes it similar to Wizard Zombies and Octo Zombies, as it can instant kill all of your plants from a safe distance.
Pirate Captain Zombie is at its deadliest level when in Save Our Seeds levels. Unlike Wizard or Octo Zombie's instant disabling abilities, its parrot stealing the plant does count as losing it. If its parrot steals the endangered plant (and it usually does, since the endangered plants tend to be placed close to the front of the lawn), it will instantly end your game. To prevent this, bring Blover or boosted Kernel-pult to instantly kill Zombie Parrots attempting to abduct endangered plants.
A cheap and fast way to stop the Pirate Captain Zombie is to use the Iceberg Lettuce to freeze the captain. This prevents the parrot from being released to abduct a plant. The player can also use Spring Bean to instantly defeat it in Pirate Seas.
Beware that this zombie, unlike Wizard Zombie or Octo Zombie, can use his parrot, even when off-screen.
- If the player kills Pirate Captain Zombie before its parrot flies away to steal a plant, they will earn the achievement Mutiny.
- Even though the Zombie Parrot knows its name, Pirate Captain Zombie's name is never mentioned.
- When Pirate Captain Zombie is about to eat a plant, it raises its hook up and down.
- Pharaoh Zombie, Swashbuckler Zombie, Pirate Captain Zombie, Zombie Parrot, Poncho Zombie, Zombie Bull, Treasure Yeti, Imp, Robo-Cone Zombie, Shield Zombie, Gargantuar, Mecha-Football Zombie, Gargantuar Prime, Jester Zombie, Dodo Rider Zombie, Weasel Hoarder, Punk Zombie and both MC Zom-B and Breakdancer Zombie during a rap jam are the only zombies that make a noise or groan before entering the lawn.
- Pirate Captain Zombie and Jester Zombie both share the same exact health.
- A zombie in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2, Captain Deadbeard, is visually very similar to this zombie.
- Its Travel Log quest jokes on its captain status in its name.