Throughout the Plants vs. Zombies series, many zombies have been seen which are promotional material or small cameos in-game. These zombies were never intended to appear within the games, and they most likely never will.
Vampire Imp is a zombie that only appears in the YouTube video Stop Zombie Mouth! It is behind two graves that say Hal Itosis and Gingi Vitis, two mouth disorders caused by not brushing teeth (see Wikipedia articles for halitosis and gingivitis). It is an Imp with a vampire's cape, but not much is seen because it is hiding behind the graves.
Zombie Queens appear in the PopCap advertisements. So far, only three are seen, and since the ads were meant to promote the first game, it is likely no more will appear. The first is a somewhat obese zombie with yellowish skin, wearing a tiara, messy lipstick, and a pink bow in its hair. The second is not fully seen, as only a closeup of its chest is in the advertisement, but it has more green skin, a brown cloak with fancy patterns, and red nail polish. The final one has greyish-green skin similar to other zombies in the series, is fairly skinny, has long hair topped with a crown, and a long red dress.
- They are a parody of the controversial Evony ads, which frequently used misleading advertisements to attempt to sell their game.
- Aside from Zombies created in Zombatar, these are the only zombies to have skin tones different from other zombies.
Zombie Worm is a zombified version of the character Lex from the PopCap game Bookworm with a zombie head. It appears next to Lex when the player is scrolling down on the achievements area on the way to the Chinese Zombies. It is one of the four zombies seen going down the achievements page, along with the three Chinese Zombies.
Sunflower Zombie is a zombie that appears in the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Plants vs. Zombies. The only thing that it serves is for customizing the player's house and after getting it (by earning the Soil Your Plants achievement) and puts it in the player's house, it will only move and act as a normal Sunflower. It is first seen in the Xbox 360 Trailer.
Sunflower Zombie is just a Sunflower in a Flower Pot with a zombie or an Imp head. It's a decorative object that appears on the lawn and it will be just "dancing" as a normal Sunflower does. It has also an official artwork as seen in the official PopCap Games facebook page. The artwork was posted on May 2, 2012.
- Not like any other zombies combined with plants, Sunflower Zombie does not have a full zombie body with a plant head but has the full Sunflower body with an Imp or zombie head.
- However, it has a regular zombie head on the Plants vs. Zombies Facebook page and some of its petals are missing.
- Besides the zombies from ZomBotany, the Sunflower Zombie is the only zombie that is both a zombie and a plant.
The Shakespeare Zombie is a zombie that can only be found on the Facebook Timeline for Plants vs. Zombies. The zombie is accompanied with the text "To brain or not to brain. That is the question. The answer is yes."
This zombie is comparable to Zombie King, it might have inspired the Zombie King but it has a different appearance.
Greaser Imp is a zombie first seen in the Big Wave Beach - Part 1 trailer. It meets its demise in the Big Wave Beach - Part 2 trailer via the Zombot Sharktronic Sub. On Facebook, it was announced that the Greaser Imp was never meant to be added.
Harpoon Gun Zombie
Harpoon Gun Zombie is a zombie first revealed in a promotional banner on Weibo. It was most likely planned, but scrapped.
The Plants vs. Zombies 2015 calendar shows many zombies in a Plants vs. Zombies 2 art style.