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Squash Zombie

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This zombie will squash the first plant it meets.
Toughness Low
Special Squashes the first plant it meets
Speed Fast
Normal (Nintendo DS)
First encountered ZomBotany 2
Only appears in ZomBotany 2

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 the Squash. It acts like a Zombie, but moves at about the same speed of a Jack-in-the-Box Zombie. 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.


The Squash Zombie absorbs 10 normal damage shots and its appearance changes upon an absorption of 5 normal damage shots before dying at 10 normal damage shots. It kills itself if it squashes one of your plants.


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.



  • When the player plants a plant on the square where the Squash Zombie is, its head will jump, but 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.
  • The Squash Zombie is the only ZomBotany Zombie that moves faster than the other ZomBotany Zombies.
    • In the Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSiWare versions of Plants vs. Zombies, the Squash Zombie has the speed of a regular zombie, therefore making it easier to kill, although its walking animation is faster than a normal zombie's is.
  • Like the Gargantuar, Catapult Zombie, Dr. Zomboss and Zomboni, the Squash Zombie cannot be hypnotized, as it does not eat. If confronted by a hypnotized ZomBotany zombie, the Squash Zombie will deploy its Squash against it. This will have no effect, however, as for some reason hypnotized ZomBotany Zombies are immune to the special attacks of their unhypnotized peers and vice versa.
  • The Squash Zombie is the only ZomBotany zombie that does not have a ducky tube version. Therefore, it will not enter the pool.
  • The Squash will not completely kill a Tall-nut Zombie, but a Squash Zombie will always kill a Tall-nut completely.
  • The Squash Zombie is the only ZomBotany Zombie that is not able to eat plants.
  • The Squash Zombie is one of the three zombies that can be killed without being hit, the others being the Jalapeno Zombie and the 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 both die. 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 the Squash Zombie's head jumps off its body, you 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 Squash Zombie's head can be very low-quality.

See also

Plants vs. Zombies

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