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Not to be confused with the Wild West Gargantuar.
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Rodeo Gargantuar

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StrengthPvZH Strength HeartPvZH Health BrainPvZH Cost
5 9 7
Set Premium
Rarity Rare
Class PvZH Hearty Icon
Tribe Sports Gargantuar Zombie
Traits Gravestone
Abilities When revealed: Move a Plant.
Why yes, this IS his first rodeo.

Rodeo Gargantuar is a premium rare zombie card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the PvZH Hearty IconHearty class. He costs 7BrainPvZH to play, and has 5StrengthPvZH/9HeartPvZH. He has the Gravestone trait, and his ability moves a selected plant onto a selected lane when he is revealed. His plant counterpart is Whipvine.


  • Class: Hearty
  • Tribes: Sports Gargantuar Zombie
  • Trait: Gravestone
  • Ability: When revealed: Move a Plant.
  • Set - Rarity: Premium - Rare

Card description

Why yes, this IS his first rodeo.

Update history

Update 1.2.11

  • Health change: 8HeartPvZH → 9HeartPvZH
  • Brain cost change: 6BrainPvZH → 7BrainPvZH



Rodeo Gargantuar is basically a Sumo Wrestler with greater stats and the added Gargantuar tribe. Use this zombie as you would do with a Sumo Wrestler. With a very high health stat, this can survive a strong attack or two. Use his ability to move a potential threat to Rodeo Gargantuar's lane to destroy it, or to move a plant away from his lane so that he can possibly finish off the plant hero. You can also use Zombie Coach to shield him, as well as Team Mascot to boost his stats, as he is also a sports zombie.

As Neptuna or The Smash, you can use Possessed on him, and Rodeo Gargantuar will now have PvZH Frenzy IconFrenzy on top of even more health. If Possessed is not available, The Smash can instead use Smashing Gargantuar, especially if there are many other Gargantuars in play. Since Rodeo Gargantuar comes out of a gravestone, Neptuna can also make him even more dangerous with Headstone Carver. As Rustbolt, you can pair him up with Wizard Gargantuar to move a plant out of the Wizard Gargantuar's lane to land 6 guaranteed damage, plus Rodeo Gargantuar himself will have PvZH Truestrike IconBullseye as well.


Any instant-kill card like Grave BusterDoom-Shroom, Squash, and Lawnmower can destroy him easily. However, if those cards are not available, either lower his stats, or strategize and determine potential spots where your opponent will direct the plant. If there are three plants on the field, you can play a plant on Rodeo Gargantuar's lane and to force him to move it to an empty lane, which could easily turn the tables if the positioning is planned ahead and strategically used. However, be careful of plants that have the Team-Up trait, as they allow two plants to fit in one lane. Take him down quickly, because he could easily damage you for 5 (or even more if he is boosted).

If you notice that later in-game where a Hearty hero plays only one gravestone, there can be a chance that there is a Rodeo Gargantuar inside since he is really expensive. As mentioned above, you can use Grave Buster as this uses up 7 brains from the zombie hero, plus he is the only zombie that cost more brains than any other Gravestone zombies.


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  • His appearance is based on the Wild West Gargantuar.
  • For some reason, he is smaller than the other Gargantuars in the game.
  • He, tied with Zombot 1000, has the second-highest base health in the game, the first being Soul Patch, at 10HeartPvZH.
  • Rodeo Gargantuar is the most expensive zombie with the Gravestone trait.
  • He and Surprise Gargantuar are the only Gargantuars with the Gravestone trait.
    • Plus, their abilities involve moving.
    • However, Rodeo Gargantuar moves a plant when he is revealed, while Surprise Gargantuar simply moves when revealed.
  • His description may refer to the expression "It's not my first rodeo."
  • On Z-Mech's ally pack and the Mega Monster Pack, Rodeo Gargantuar can be seen holding a lasso. This lasso is used when he activates his ability.
  • This and Sumo Wrestler have the exact same trait, Gravestone, and the same ability.
    • Coincidentally, they are both in the Hearty class and the sports tribe.
  • He and Defensive End are the only Gargantuars in the sports tribe.
    • Coincidentally, they are both in the Hearty class.
  • Rodeo Gargantuar, Knight of the Living Dead and Zombot Stomp are the most expensive Premium - Rare cards in the game.

See also

V · T · E Zombies in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes
PvZH Beastly Icon Beastly
Heroes Brain Freeze · Electric Boogaloo · The Smash · Immorticia
Fighters Cat Lady · Dog Walker · Skunk Punk · Snorkel Zombie · Haunting Zombie · Pied Piper · Squirrel Herder · Zookeeper · Dolphin Rider · Loudmouth · Vimpire · Zombie Yeti · Kangaroo Rider · Smashing Gargantuar · Deep Sea Gargantuar · Nurse Gargantuar · Octo Zombie · Zombot 1000
Event Energy Drink Zombie · Overstuffed Zombie
Token Goat · Haunting Ghost · Zom-Bats · Returned Octo Zombie
Tricks Nibble · Yeti Lunchbox · Vitamin Z · B-flat · Locust Swarm · Maniacal Laugh
Event Secret Agent
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
Fighters Cardboard Robot Zombie · Chimney Sweep · Paparazzi Zombie · Cell Phone Zombie · Pool Shark · Zombot Drone Engineer · Brain Vendor · Electrician · Gentleman Zombie · Kite Flyer · Drum Major · Mad Chemist · Mountain Climber · Gadget Scientist · Shieldcrusher Viking · Portal Technician · Wizard Gargantuar · Trickster
Event Leprechaun Imp · Regifting Zombie · Trick or Treater
Token Space Cadet · Zom-Bats · Copter Commando
Tricks Teleport · Beam Me Up · Lurch for Lunch · Fun-Dead Raiser · Rocket Science · Hail-a-Copter
Token Pot of Gold
Superpowers Carried Away · Eureka · Shrink Ray · Witch's Familiar · Cut Down to Size · Summoning · Telepathy
PvZH Crazy Icon Crazy
Heroes Electric Boogaloo · Impfinity · Professor Brainstorm · Z-Mech
Fighters Backup Dancer · Tennis Champ · Unlife of the Party · Aerobics Instructor · Barrel of Deadbeards · Conga Zombie · Cuckoo Zombie · Newspaper Zombie · Abracadaver · Disco Zombie · Exploding Imp · Fireworks Zombie · Jester · Valkyrie · Orchestra Conductor · Flamenco Zombie · Imp-Throwing Gargantuar · Foot Soldier Zombie · Disco-Tron 3000
Event Stupid Cupid · Gargantuar-Throwing Imp · Hippity Hop Gargantuar
Token Impfinity Clone · Mystery Egg · Captain Deadbeard
Tricks Bungee Plumber · Zombot's Wrath · Cakesplosion · The Chickening · Gargantuars' Feast
Tokens Sugary Treat
Superpowers Eureka · Missile Madness · Stayin' Alive · Triple Threat · Brute Strength · Dance Off · Electrobolt
PvZH Hearty Icon Hearty
Heroes Rustbolt · The Smash · Neptuna · Z-Mech
Fighters Arm Wrestler · Baseball Zombie · Conehead · Flag Zombie · Sumo Wrestler · Landscaper · Team Mascot · Trash Can Zombie · Buckethead · Medic · Zombie Coach · Zombie King · All-Star Zombie · Coffee Zombie · Ra Zombie · Undying Pharaoh · Knight of the Living Dead · Rodeo Gargantuar · Wannabe Hero
Event Gargologist · Turkey Rider · Bonus Track Buckethead · Defensive End
Token Zombie · Octo-Pet
Tricks Camel Crossing · Rolling Stone · Terrify · Weed Spray · Monster Mash
Event Going Viral
Tokens Healthy Treat · Leftovers
Superpowers Missile Madness · Octo-Pult · Shrink Ray · Slammin' Smackdown · Heroic Health · Possessed · Rock Wall
PvZH Sneaky Icon Sneaky
Heroes Brain Freeze · Super Brainz · Impfinity · Neptuna
Fighters Headstone Carver · Imp · Mini-Ninja · Zombie Chicken · Fishy Imp · Hot Dog Imp · Swashbuckler Zombie · Toxic Waste Imp · Imp Commander · Line Dancing Zombie · Smelly Zombie · Stealthy Imp · Barrel Roller Zombie · Firefighter · Pogo Bouncer · Tomb Raiser Zombie · Mixed-Up Gravedigger · Surprise Gargantuar · Walrus Rider · Zombot Sharktronic Sub · Zombot Plank Walker
Event Imposter · Fire Rooster · Zombie High Diver
Token Impfinity Clone · Swabbie · Octo-Pet
Tricks Smoke Bomb · Backyard Bounce · Zombot Stomp
Superpowers Carried Away · Frozen Tundra · Octo-Pult · Triple Threat · Dolphinado · In-Crypted · Super Stench
Superpowers Flick-a-Plant · Get Well · Motivate