- For other uses, see Squash (disambiguation).
Squash Zombie is one of the four types of ZomBotany zombies exclusively found in the mini-game ZomBotany 2. It is the zombie-equivalent of Squash. It acts like a Zombie, but it moves at about the same speed of a Ladder Zombie (with his ladder). It walks towards the house and if it gets within one square of a plant (forward or backwards), the Squash on its head will jump off and kill that plant, causing its own death as well. Sometimes, its head will jump off as the zombie itself gets killed by plants, which makes the Squash head seemingly disappear. It does not have a Suburban Almanac entry, like all other ZomBotany zombies.
Squash Zombie absorbs 10 normal damage shots, and its appearance changes upon absorbing 5 normal damage shots before dying at 10 normal damage shots. It kills itself as it squashes one of the player's plants.
This zombie's primary intention is to destroy a defensive plant and let a Gatling Pea Zombie destroy your defenses or let a Tall-nut Zombie into the lawn. As it may kill your plants, you can use an instant kill or just use a cheap plant to block its way. The zombie will die after the Squash head kills a plant. It will smash on the first plant that it gets near. You can also use more attacking plants to kill it fast, as its health is not high. You can also plant sleeping Puff-shrooms or other cheap plants, as it will squash it and also die. The player can also use unprotected Spikeweeds or Spikerocks to kill it, as they cannot be crushed by the Squash head normally.
- When the player plants a plant on the square where it is, its head will jump, but will not squash the plant.
- It cannot attack Spikeweeds or Spikerocks unless it is inside a Pumpkin, in which case the head will hit the Pumpkin and the flattened version of the Spikeweed (or Spikerock) will not be shown, it will show the flattened version of the Pumpkin. But if the Pumpkin is removed, the Spikeweed (or Spikerock) dies.
- It is the only ZomBotany zombie that moves faster than the other ZomBotany zombies.
- Like Gargantuar, Catapult Zombie, Dr. Zomboss and Zomboni, it cannot be hypnotized, as it does not eat.
- If confronted by a hypnotized ZomBotany zombie, it will deploy its Squash against it. However, this does not affect the ZomBotany zombie, as for some reason hypnotized ZomBotany zombies are immune to the special attacks of their unhypnotized peers and vice versa.
- It is the only ZomBotany zombie that does not have a ducky tube version. Therefore, it will not enter the pool.
- However, in Plants vs. Zombies: Journey to the West, it has a ducky tube version.
- Squash will not completely kill a Tall-nut Zombie, but a Squash Zombie will always kill a Tall-nut completely.
- It is the only ZomBotany zombie that is not able to eat plants.
- It is one of the three zombies that can be killed without being hit, the others being Jalapeno Zombie and Jack-in-the-Box Zombie.
- If the player destroys it with an explosive when its head jumps off, its head will disappear, and the black shade of a headless zombie will appear, just like when an explosive hits a dead zombie.
- A Squash can squash a Squash Zombie before it gets squashed. Either way, they will both be defeated. Although if the Squash jumps first, it can damage another zombie that is very close to the Squash Zombie, making it slightly better for the plants.
- When its head jumps off its body, the player could see its body doing the zombie's standing animation before it falls and disappears.
- It is the only zombie that has its head jump off its body.
- When the Squash head jumps off, its image flips.
- There is a bug that its head can be very low-quality.