This article is about the shield used by Excavator Zombie. For the shovel used by the player, see shovel.
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 damage, as they are either not making contact with the shovel or are able to damage the Excavator Zombie as well. (Ex: Melon-pults, 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, when the plant is on the frontmost two tiles of the lawn.