Portal Technician is a premium super-rare zombie card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the PvZH Brainy IconBrainy class. He costs 5BrainPvZH to play, and has 4StrengthPvZH/4HeartPvZH. He does not have any traits, and his ability makes a random zombie from the entire game, including another Portal Technician, in his place when he is destroyed.

In the boss battle for the mission Playing with Fire, the zombie hero starts out with two Portal Technicians on the 2nd and 4th lanes.


  • Class: Brainy
  • Tribes: Mustache Science Zombie
  • Traits: None
  • Ability: When destroyed: Make a random Zombie here.
  • Set - Rarity: Premium - Super-Rare

Card description

Soon everyone will own their own portal. But for now, he enjoys being an early adopter.

Update history

Update 1.2.11

  • Brain cost change: 7BrainPvZH → 6BrainPvZH
  • Strength change: 5StrengthPvZH → 4StrengthPvZH
  • Health change: 5HeartPvZH → 4HeartPvZH

Update 1.16.10

  • Brain cost change: 6BrainPvZH → 5BrainPvZH

Update 1.18.13

  • Animation change: Legendary shine has been removed.



This zombie is expensive and very luck-based, but a huge reason to use this zombie is the fact you get two zombies for only 5BrainPvZH and one card, and his ability cannot be negated by most plant tricks, with the exception of Bouncing and the use of transforming superpower tricks like Transmogrify or Goatify. Additionally, its decent stats mean that the plant player is unlikely to ignore it. The player can also use this as a good way to block plants, as if the plant hero destroys him with tricks, another zombie will take his place. A good usage of Portal Technician is placing him in a lane to purposely have him die to activate his ability. This can be used in one of two ways: in an act of desperation, or to boost Valkyrie. Use this zombie at your own risk, since while he can make dangerous ones like Wizard Gargantuar or even legendaries like Zombot 1000, he can also make weak ones like Baseball Zombie, Skunk Punk, or Backup Dancer. Additionally, he can make zombies that don't synergize with your deck, such at Cat Lady in a non-pet deck or Flamenco Zombie in a non-dancing deck. If it is destroyed in the Fight! phase, be aware that he can also make zombies like Brain Vendor or Ra Zombie, rendering their abilities useless.

Another good idea is by boosting his strength with Zombot Drone Engineer and use him in conjunction with other science zombies to make him pose as an even bigger threat. This can also work with Gadget Scientist as well, dealing 4 damage in front of him.

If you have Unlife of the Party, Portal Technician will boost Unlife of the Party not just by himself but also by the zombie he makes when he is destroyed. However, only Professor Brainstorm can do this normally.


This zombie can be a tricky one to deal with since he can create something as weak as Skunk Punk to something as threatening as Wannabe Hero or Zombot 1000. In fact, this can also be considered a more powerful zombie-version of the Seedling, as he can turn the tables when you least expect him to. It is recommended to stall for a few turns before destroying him, either by PvZH Frozen IconFreezing, Bouncing, or placing weak plants in front of him because when destroyed, he could possibly make a powerful zombie that could mess with your strategy. Generally, you should be ready for anything when facing this zombie.

Allow your own plants to try and destroy Portal Technician or use a damaging or destroying trick. Try not to use an instant-kill card on this zombie as you may need it if a strong zombie is made by Portal Technician. Once he is destroyed, depending on the zombie fighter that is made, use your destroying or damaging trick to destroy that zombie if it poses a threat to you. A plant that can do bonus attacks like Re-Peat Moss, Repeater, and Bananasaurus Rex can help so that when this zombie gets destroyed, the new zombie made will be damaged heavily, if not destroyed. Guacodile is another alternative, since it will destroy Portal Technician and do 4 damage to the zombie made at the cost of itself.


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  • When he attacks, he shoots one of many random objects out of his portal. These objects can be a roadcone, a boot, a Yeti Lunchbox, Mad Chemist's beaker, Trickster's rubber chicken, Coffee Zombie's cup, and Trash Can Zombie's lid.
  • He and Barrel of Deadbeards are the only zombies capable of making another zombie on the same lane.
  • When he is destroyed, he gets sucked into his portal, and then the portal spits out the newly made zombie.
  • Prior to update 1.18.13, Portal Technician had the legendary shine, even though he was a super-rare.

See also

V · T · E Zombies in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes
PvZH Beastly Icon Beastly
Heroes Brain Freeze · Electric Boogaloo · The Smash · Immorticia
Basic Cards Skunk Punk · Pied Piper · Zookeeper · Dolphin Rider · Locust Swarm
Premium Cards
Uncommon Dog Walker · Nibble · Snorkel Zombie · Yeti Lunchbox · Haunting Zombie · Loudmouth · B-flat
Rare Squirrel Herder · Vimpire · Vitamin Z · Kangaroo Rider · Smashing Gargantuar
Super-Rare Cat Lady · Zombie Yeti · Deep Sea Gargantuar · Maniacal Laugh
Legendary Nurse Gargantuar · Octo Zombie · Zombot 1000
Galactic Cards
Uncommon Total Eclipse · Alien Ooze · Surfer Zombie
Rare Biodome Botanist · Cosmic Yeti
Super-Rare Cheese Cutter · Cyborg Zombie · Area 22
Legendary Interstellar Bounty Hunter · Supernova Gargantuar
Colossal Cards
Uncommon Haunting Ghost
Rare Primordial Cheese Shover
Super-Rare Extinction Event · Ancient Vimpire
Legendary Mondo Bronto
Event Cards Fraidy Cat · Secret Agent · Energy Drink Zombie · Synchronized Swimmer · Hover-Goat 3000 · Overstuffed Zombie · Sneezing Zombie · King of the Grill
Token Cards Goat · Zom-Bats · Vengeful Cyborg
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 · Huge-Gigantacus
Basic Cards Cardboard Robot Zombie · Paparazzi Zombie · Lurch for Lunch · Fun-Dead Raiser · Drum Major
Premium Cards
Uncommon Chimney Sweep · Beam Me Up · Cell Phone Zombie · Pool Shark · Zombot Drone Engineer · Brain Vendor · Mountain Climber
Rare Gentleman Zombie · Kite Flyer · Gadget Scientist · Hail-a-Copter · Wizard Gargantuar
Super-Rare Electrician · Rocket Science · Mad Chemist · Portal Technician
Legendary Teleport · Shieldcrusher Viking · Trickster
Galactic Cards
Uncommon Cryo-Brain · Medulla Nebula · Moonwalker
Rare Cosmic Scientist · Triplication
Super-Rare Transformation Station · Wormhole Gatekeeper · Neutron Imp
Legendary Interdimensional Zombie · Teleportation Zombie
Colossal Cards
Uncommon Copter Commando
Rare Zom-Blob
Super-Rare Evolutionary Leap · Parasol Zombie
Legendary Gargantuar Mime
Event Cards Leprechaun Imp · Regifting Zombie · Trick-or-Treater · Thinking Cap · Kitchen Sink Zombie · Bad Moon Rising
Token Cards Pot of Gold · Space Cadet · Zom-Bats
Superpowers Carried Away · Shrink Ray · Eureka · Witch's Familiar · Terror-Former 10,000 · Cut Down to Size · Summoning · Telepathy · Iron Boarder · Teleportation Station
PvZH Crazy Icon Crazy
Heroes Electric Boogaloo · Impfinity · Professor Brainstorm · Z-Mech
Basic Cards Backup Dancer · Bungee Plumber · Cuckoo Zombie · Disco Zombie · Flamenco Zombie
Premium Cards
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Rare Exploding Imp · Jester · Zombot's Wrath · The Chickening · Imp-Throwing Gargantuar
Super-Rare Aerobics Instructor · Abracadaver · Fireworks Zombie · Disco-Tron 3000
Legendary Barrel of Deadbeards · Valkyrie · Gargantuars' Feast
Galactic Cards
Uncommon Loose Cannon · Meteor Z · Space Ninja
Rare Final Mission · Cosmic Dancer
Super-Rare Disco-Naut · Moon Base Z · Gas Giant
Legendary Quasar Wizard · Binary Stars
Colossal Cards
Uncommon Mystery Egg · Sugary Treat
Rare Gizzard Lizard
Super-Rare Quickdraw Con Man
Legendary Tankylosaurus
Event Cards Exploding Fruitcake · Unexpected Gifts · Stupid Cupid · Frankentuar · Gargantuar-Throwing Imp · Hippity Hop Gargantuar
Token Cards Impfinity Clone · Captain Deadbeard
Superpowers Stayin' Alive · Triple Threat · Eureka · Missile Madness · Brute Strength · Dance Off · Electrobolt
PvZH Hearty Icon Hearty
Heroes Rustbolt · The Smash · Neptuna · Z-Mech
Basic Cards Baseball Zombie · Rolling Stone · Conehead · Team Mascot · Medic
Premium Cards
Uncommon Arm Wrestler · Camel Crossing · Flag Zombie · Terrify · Trash Can Zombie · Buckethead · Ra Zombie
Rare Sumo Wrestler · Zombie Coach · Monster Mash · Knight of the Living Dead · Rodeo Gargantuar
Super-Rare Landscaper · Weed Spray · All-Star Zombie · Coffee Zombie
Legendary Zombie King · Undying Pharaoh · Wannabe Hero
Galactic Cards
Uncommon Cone Zone · Celestial Custodian · Screen Door Zombie
Rare Escape through Time · Cosmic Sports Star
Super-Rare Black Hole · Genetic Experiment · Planetary Gladiator
Legendary Intergalactic Warlord · Zombot Battlecruiser 5000
Colossal Cards
Uncommon Healthy Treat · Zombie Middle Manager
Rare Primeval Yeti
Super-Rare Jurassic Fossilhead
Legendary Stompadon
Event Cards Zombology Teacher · Gargologist · Turkey Rider · Going Viral · Bonus Track Buckethead · Defensive End
Token Cards Leftovers · Octo-Pet
Superpowers Shrink Ray · Slammin' Smackdown · Octo-Pult · Missile Madness · Heroic Health · Possessed · Rock Wall
PvZH Sneaky Icon Sneaky
Heroes Brain Freeze · Super Brainz · Impfinity · Neptuna · Huge-Gigantacus
Basic Cards Imp · Mini-Ninja · Smoke Bomb · Fishy Imp · Smelly Zombie
Premium Cards
Uncommon Headstone Carver · Zombie Chicken · Hot Dog Imp · Swashbuckler Zombie · Backyard Bounce · Stealthy Imp · Firefighter
Rare Imp Commander · Barrel Roller Zombie · Surprise Gargantuar · Walrus Rider · Zombot Stomp
Super-Rare Toxic Waste Imp · Line Dancing Zombie · Pogo Bouncer · Tomb Raiser Zombie
Legendary Mixed-Up Gravedigger · Zombot Sharktronic Sub · Zombot Plank Walker
Galactic Cards
Uncommon Graveyard · Ice Pirate · Frosty Mustache
Rare Cosmic Imp · Space Pirate
Super-Rare Ducky Tube Zombie · Dr. Spacetime · Laser Base Alpha
Legendary Space Cowboy · Cryo Yeti
Colossal Cards
Uncommon Swabbie · Barrel of Barrels
Rare Blowgun Imp
Super-Rare Cursed Gargolith
Legendary Zombot Aerostatic Gondola
Event Cards Imposter · Fire Rooster · Imp-Throwing Imp · Captain Flameface · Zombie High Diver · Trapper Zombie
Token Cards Impfinity Clone · Trapper Territory · Octo-Pet
Superpowers Frozen Tundra · Carried Away · Triple Threat · Octo-Pult · Terror-Former 10,000 · In-Crypted · Super Stench · Dolphinado · Ice Moon
Tokens Zombie · Returned Octo Zombie
Superpowers Flick-a-Plant · Get Well · Motivate