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Punk Zombie

Punk Zombie2
Moshes plants back a space when his jam is playing.
Almanac statistics
Toughness Solid
Speed Hungry
Weakness Magnet Shrooms pull off his head
In-game statistics
Absorbs 12 normal damage shots
Preferred jam Punk
Special Pushes plants to the nearest empty tile
Weakness Magnet-shroom2 (pulls off his head, killing him instantly)
Infi-nut2 Moonflower2 (Plant Food)

Spikeweed2 Spikerock2 (cannot be pushed)
Cactus2 Celery Stalker2 (when hiding)

First seen Neon Mixtape Tour - Day 2
Punk Zombie's piercings represent his individuality and his belief in personal freedom, or maybe just that he fell face-first into a sewing machine.
Not to be confused with Skunk Punk.

Punk Zombie is the fifth zombie encountered in Neon Mixtape Tour in Plants vs. Zombies 2 (the sixth in the Chinese version). It is the first zombie encountered that corresponds to a specific jam (the second in the Chinese version). If it encounters a plant during the punk jam, it will kick it back to the nearest empty tile to the left, or when no empty tiles are available, off the lawn, similarly to Mecha-Football Zombie. It can be killed instantly by Magnet-shroom, which attracts its head.

Audio

Sound Description
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Punk Zombie groaning
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Entering the lawn
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Dying groan

Description

Punk Zombie has a large thick pink mohawk with a blue streak filling in a quarter near the back. A large piercing is somehow attached to the top of the mohawk. Its piercings are placed on one where its ear should be (left) and another on the right side of his forehead. It has one clipped through his nostrils, quite like a bull, and one more on the right side of its lower lip. Next to that is a silver ball on his chin.

It wears a plain red shirt covered by a black leather coat with what appears to be an imprint of a skull on the back. On its shoulder(s) is three spikes and under, on the rest of the sleeves are three bolts spread down evenly. It wears a black collar with the same bolts and resembles the collar of the Zombot from the first game. At the end of the coat is what appears to be a giant silver paperclip. The pants it wears are marone with an orange gridding.

Its boots are black with the front portion metal with four large silver spikes at the tips. It also has a pair of fingerless motorbike gloves.

Almanac entry

TOUGHNESS: Solid
SPEED: Hungry

Moshes plants back a space when his jam is playing.

Weakness: Magnet Shrooms pull off his head

Punk Zombie's piercings represent his individuality and his belief in personal freedom, or maybe just that he fell face-first into a sewing machine.

Overview

Punk Zombie absorbs 12 normal damage shots and his appearance changes upon absorbing 6 normal damage shots before dying at 12 normal damage shots.

Encounters

Neon Mixtape Tour: Days 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 32, Greatest Hits, "Rescue the Gold Bloom" Epic Quest - Step 2 and "Electrical Boogaloo" Epic Quest - Step 3

Modern Day: Days 9, 20, 25, 34 and "Electrical Boogaloo" Epic Quest - Step 1

Strategies

Like all other special-ability zombies in Neon Mixtape Tour, Punk Zombie is only a problem during its jam. Combining the increased speed of zombies and incoming Neon Bucketheads or Hair Metal Gargantuars protecting it, Punk Zombie can destroy defenses with ease.

An easy way to defeat it is to use Magnet-shroom to take its head and kill it instantly. This action requires a relatively small recharge time for Magnet-shroom compared to other metallic objects. However, when these zombies come in large hordes, multiple Magnet-shrooms or the usage of Plant Food may be needed. Plants such as Spikerock and Celery Stalker can help to defeat it as well, as it cannot push Spikerocks or Celery Stalker (when hiding).

Laser Bean and Fume-shroom are useful for killing multiple Punk Zombies, as well as MC Zom-Bs. It is not recommended to use Laser Bean and Fume-shroom when a Glitter Zombie is nearby though. Guacodile is useful against this zombie, given that it pushes Guacodile and it will start to rush and heavily damage all the zombies in the row. Primal Peashooters are also useful against this zombie. Due to their ability to push zombies backwards, they can keep a single Punk Zombie away from your other plants. However, be careful when Arcade Zombie's arcade machines are nearby, as the peas will hit the arcade machine, acting like a barrier.

Infi-nut's force field is very useful to stop several Punk Zombies as they kick the force field instead of the actual plant behind it. However, this ability should not be used when Glitter Zombie or MC Zom-B have their jams going, or when Hair Metal Gargantuars will weaken the force field.

Punk Zombies are surprisingly useful in levels such as Save Our Seeds. Kicking the endangered plant will move it back from harm from any other zombie. However, the player still needs to kill the Punk Zombie before it completely kicks the endangered plant out of the lawn.

Gallery

Plants vs. Zombies 2 (Chinese version) (China only)

Trivia

  • If the Punk Jam is playing, it will not eat any plants. This includes Infi-nut's force field. Instead of eating it, it will kick it.
  • When its head is attracted by a Magnet-shroom, the player will earn the Head Banger achievement.
  • Its head is absorbed by Magnet-shroom in much less time than other metallic objects.
    • Its head, unlike other metallic objects, goes around the Magnet-shroom and disappears instead of getting attracted to the center of the plant and shrinking until it disappears.
      • It could be because the head is not fully metallic unlike buckets or other metallic items to shrink.
        • However, in the Chinese version of Plants vs. Zombies 2, its head shrinks and gets attracted to the center of Magnet-shroom.
  • Its head cannot be shot to zombies with Magnet-shroom's Plant Food ability.
  • The spiked collar Punk Zombie wears bears a resemblance to the collar on Nintendo's character, Bowser.
  • This is the second zombie whose head can be pulled by Magnet-shroom, with the first being the Treasure Yeti.
    • Punk Zombie and the Treasure Yeti are the only zombies that can be killed while being protected by Glitter Zombie's rainbow (Magnet-shroom takes away its head).
  • It cannot push low plants, such as Spikeweed, and underground plants.
  • While kicking, it does not eat hypnotized zombies.
  • It, along with MC Zom-B, are the only zombies that have two attacks, other than the Zombots and Gargantuars.
  • While being brought back to the last column by Thyme Warp, Magnet-shroom can still take away Punk Zombie's head. This will result in a headless Punk Zombie with full health (due to Thyme Warp's healing) which acts like a normal Punk Zombie, but immune to Magnet-shrooms.
  • Its Almanac entry could possibly explain how it died.
  • Its Almanac entry references the Punk subculture's belief in individual freedom.
  • If one looks closely, the skull on its coat appears to have eyes shut, a sign of death.
  • When moshing plants, the foot that is in kicking motion grows briefly and slightly—quite like Yoshi when he kicks in the Super Smash Bros. games.
  • It groans when it dies, similar to what Gargantuar does in the original game.
  • The only time it can eat a plant while its Jam is playing, is when it encounters a Grave Buster. It will not push the Grave Buster for it cannot be on a blank tile or on another Tombstone.
    • This can only occur in Modern Day - Day 9, as it is the only level with both Punk Zombies and Tombstones.
  • In Modern Day, it appears to dance slower. This is because the punk jam doubles the zombies' speeds, and in Modern Day, zombies do not need their jams to use their abilities.
  • It, Impunk, and Skunk Punk are the only zombies with mohawks.
    • They also all have the word "punk" in their name.
  • It is voiced by Patrick Gunn according to the credits.
  • Despite the fact that it normally has its ability on in Modern Day, it can not do this in the Epic Quest, Electrical Boogaloo's, first quest which is set on Modern Day.

See also

Zombies
Plants vs. Zombies 2
Player's House
Ancient Egypt
Pirate Seas
Wild West
Far Future
Dark Ages
China
Big Wave Beach
China Shell Zombie
Frostbite Caves
China
Lost City
China
Neon Mixtape Tour
China
Jurassic Marsh
Modern Day
Kongfu World
Sky City
Others
China

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