Shovel is a shield used by Excavator Zombie. It blocks all straight-shooting projectiles such as peas. Although the shovel is indestructible, it cannot block lobbed-shots or area-of-effect plants as they are either not making contact with the shovel, or are able to damage the Excavator Zombie as well, such as Melon-pults and Laser Beans. Excavator Zombie uses the shovel to dig up plants and toss them approximately two tiles behind it. Excavator Zombie is also capable of tossing a plant off the lawn, whenever the plant is on the end of the tile.