Synchronized Swimmer is an event zombie card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the Beastly class. She costs 2 to play, and has 2/2. She has the Amphibious trait, and her ability makes her copy the stats of another zombie on the field.
She is based on a synchronized swimmer, a person who participates in synchronized swimming, a hybrid form of swimming, dance, and gymnastics, consisting of swimmers performing a synchronized routine of elaborate moves in the water, accompanied by music.
Her ability references a meaning of the word "synchronize," meaning to "cause to occur or operate at the same time or rate," and her description references what she is based on.
- Class: Beastly
- Tribes: Dancing Sports Zombie
- Trait: Amphibious
- Ability: When played: This Zombie copies the and of another Zombie.
- Set: Event
It takes a lot of practice for two Zombies' heads to fall off at the exact same time.
- Added to the game.
- Became craftable.
Synchronized Swimmer has mediocre stats for a zombie that costs 2, but what makes her really great is her ability to copy the strength and health of any other zombie in play. She also has the Amphibious trait, and thus you can play her on the aquatic lane, where the defenses are typically weak. Still, avoid playing her if your only zombies are weaker than her base stats. This will only weaken her and make her less of a threat for your opponent.
She is mainly useful when you have a very strong zombie on the field, as she can copy the strength and health of that zombie, which can potentially make her devastating. This is especially true if you play her on an aquatic lane, as then she will both be strong and hard to take out. One thing to keep in mind is that she cannot copy traits from zombies, just their strength and health. She can be devastating in pet and ramp decks, where zombies on the field have strong stats.
Since she is part of the Beastly class, every Beastly hero can use her to their advantage. Playing a Gargantuar deck is useful as once you play a powerful zombie, you can play her for a tough zombie in another lane for just 2. You can also use boosting cards like Vitamin Z, Loudmouth, or Secret Agent onto another zombie and then play her to make a very powerful zombie.
Another thing to know is that Synchronized Swimmer is both a dancing zombie and a sports zombie. Electric Boogaloo can make use of her dancing tribe to his advantage. Her Amphibious trait allows him to fill the aquatic lane with a dancing zombie, after which he can play Flamenco Zombie to do more damage to the plant hero. She also synergizes with Aerobics Instructor, who will continuously boost her strength at the start of each turn.
Speaking of Electric Boogaloo, you can also benefit this zombie with Valkyrie as you can play swarms of cheap little zombies and once they are destroyed, Valkyrie will be boosted greatly, and once you play Valkyrie, you can have a Synchronized Swimmer with a ton of strength and decent health as the next zombie.
At the same time, since Synchronized Swimmer is also a sports zombie, The Smash can use her in his sports synergy decks. Team Mascot and Zombie Coach can apply pressure by boosting Synchronized Swimmer's stats and Shielding her, respectively, potentially turning her into an absolute nuisance to the opposition.
Immorticia can use Teleport or Teleportation Zombie to play her during the Zombie Tricks phase and surprise the opponent. However, this is a bit risky, as the plant hero may have cards to remove any powerful zombies on the field before the Zombie Tricks phase. She can also Evolve Zom-Blob and then play Synchronized Swimmer to copy its stats, bringing more threats to the plant hero.
This zombie can be potentially dangerous. Remember that her stats will not change once her ability activates, so simply Bouncing her is not good enough, as she can be played again in the next turn. You need to also ensure that there is a weaker zombie on the field so that she has to copy the stats of the weaker zombie, lowering her threat level. If need be, use instant-kill tricks such as Squash and Doom-Shroom to destroy her, and for the latter, the stronger zombies too.
- She has the longest ability animation of any fighter in the game.
- She is currently the only dancing zombie to have the Amphibious trait.
- There is a glitch where if this copies the stats of another zombie after Intergalactic Warlord, she will copy that zombie's stats as usual but the Intergalatic Warlord's ability will then be added to her copied stats.
- She is the second zombie to be in the dancing and sports tribes. The first is Drum Major.
- She, Loudmouth, B-flat, and Pied Piper are the only dancing cards in the Beastly class.
- Of these, she is the only one to be an event card.
- She is the third smiling zombie in this game that is not an Imp. The first two are Cuckoo Zombie and Trickster.
- Out of the three, Synchronized Swimmer is the only female.
- She, Surfer Zombie, and Energy Drink Zombie are the only sports zombies in the Beastly class.
- She is also the only female out of the three.