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The SmashH
The Smash's name says it all. He likes to smash stuff. Mostly Plants. He doesn't move fast, but he does hit hard. And when his Gargantuar pals join the fight, it's a big ol' problem-o!

Crazy Dave

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The Smash

The SmashH
Classes PvZH Hearty IconPvZH Beastly Icon
Signature Superpower Slammin' Smackdown
Other Superpowers Heroic Health
The Smash enjoys...SMASHING!

The Smash is a zombie hero in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and the leader of the PvZH Hearty IconHearty and PvZH Beastly IconBeastly classes. His signature superpower is Slammin' Smackdown, which instantly destroys a selected plant with 4StrengthPvZH or less.

He is the hero version of Gargantuar.


Hero description

The Smash enjoys...SMASHING!

Strategies strategy

The Smash defends early, then builds up brains for enormous Zombies that are almost as big as he is!


The Smash is mostly known for using Gargantuar zombies, which means his goal for the win is to be on the defensive at the start, only after which he may turn aggressive as the game progresses. It is best to load up on some tough early-game zombies like Arm Wrestler, Sumo Wrestler or Conehead. The Smash's combination of the Hearty and Beastly classes also has some synergies. For example, he can buff PvZH Armored IconArmored zombies with Loudmouth and stat-boosting tricks such as Vitamin Z, turning them into ironclad tanks.

Since The Smash has access to more Gargantuar zombies than any other zombie hero, you can create strategies making use of Gargantuars. One such strategy is using Smashing Gargantuar to give all Gargantuars on the field PvZH Frenzy IconFrenzy, allowing them to do direct damage to the plant hero should they manage to destroy a plant. Gargologist can reduce the cost of Gargantuars, allowing a Smashing Gargantuar on the third turn. Due to the number of Gargantuar zombies he can use, Gargologist becomes an essential part of most decks you use with him. Cards such as Nurse Gargantuar and even Zombot 1000 can be played early while Gargologist is in play.

Gargantuars aside, The Smash can also play a deadly pet deck. Cat Lady gets more strength for each pet card played in one turn, while Zookeeper buffs the strength of all pet zombies whenever a pet card is played. Camel Crossing is also part of the pet tribe, allowing you to boost the health of all your pet zombies and trigger the abilities of Cat Lady and Zookeeper. Combining these two cards with other pets will do massive damage to the opposing hero or even finish them off before they have a good chance to play cards that can stop them. Alternatively, you can create a sports deck with a few heavy hitters in case of late game, with Energy Drink Zombie being a sports zombie that comes from the Beastly class that only The Smash can use with his sports synergy decks.

The Smash also has the most healing cards of any zombie hero, so use it to your advantage to keep you alive long enough to bring in your Gargantuars and other tough late-game zombies. Examples are Medic, Nibble, and Nurse Gargantuar. He also has many instant-kill tricks that can dispose of potential threats, including Locust Swarm, and most importantly, his signature superpower, Slammin' Smackdown. Rolling Stone and Weed Spray may come in handy when the opponent decides to play low-strength plants.

The Smash's only major weakness is his low card draw, as he has very few reliable ways to draw cards. His only available means of drawing a card so far is Terrify. However, this may not be the case if a Gargantuar deck is used, particularly because Gargantuar zombies already have high brain cost. He can also make use of Haunting Zombies to keep up with the cards in his hand.


Take caution of his Gargantuars as they can spell doom as the game progresses. This will only get more dangerous if The Smash plays a Gargologist, which allows him to get them on the field earlier. When this happens, your chances of winning will quickly decrease. Unless you are using a high sun-cost deck, it is recommended to use Squash or Lawnmower to take down his Gargantuars, though only Solar heroes may use either of these. If you are playing as a Kabloom hero, damaging tricks such as Sizzle also work albeit to a lesser extent. Apart from destroying the Gargantuars, you should also destroy any Gargologists as quickly as you can.

Guardian heroes can deal with The Smash's Gargantuars effectively, as they have access to Doom-Shroom, which can easily clear the field of Gargantuars, but also destroy high-strength plants, and Shamrocket, which offers a safer option, but can only destroy one Gargantuar. They can also use Grave Buster to prevent dangerous Gravestone zombies from emerging, like Sumo Wrestler, Loudmouth, and particularly, Rodeo Gargantuar. However, since Guardian plants tend to have low strength, be wary of Rolling Stone or Weed Spray.

Strategy decks

Main article: Community-built decks/The Smash
The SmashH Furry Fiends

PvZH Hearty Icon PvZH Beastly Icon
Furry fiends are your friend in this Strategy Deck. Pump up Cat Lady's power with Pet-lovers like Dog Walker, Turkey Rider, and Kangaroo Rider. Toss down Octo Zombie and Camel Crossing for a zoological zinger.
Camel CrossingH x4 Cat LadyH x4 Dog WalkerH x4 Rolling StoneH x2 Squirrel HerderH x4
Turkey RiderH x4 ZookeeperH x4 Dolphin RiderH x3 Zombie YetiH x4 Kangaroo RiderH x1
Locust SwarmH x2 Maniacal LaughH x2 Octo ZombieH x2

The SmashH All You Can Eat

PvZH Hearty Icon PvZH Beastly Icon
Unleash Zombies that get a boost out of defeating Plants. Energy Drink Zombie and Vimpire break out their Frenzy powers. Overstuffed Zombie puts on weight after the kill. Meanwhile, Sumo Wrestler and Terrify put Plants in precarious positions.
Arm WrestlerH x4 Camel CrossingH x2 NibbleH x2 Energy Drink ZombieH x4 Sumo WrestlerH x4
TerrifyH x2 VimpireH x4 Vitamin ZH x4 Weed SprayH x2 Overstuffed ZombieH x4
Locust SwarmH x2 Maniacal LaughH x2 Undying PharaohH x3 Octo ZombieH x1

The SmashH Gaggle of Gargs

PvZH Hearty Icon PvZH Beastly Icon
The biggest and baddest wade into battle with this Strategy Deck full of Gargantuar power. Gargologist helps you put bad boys like Defensive End, Smashing Gargantuar, and Wannabe Hero into play faster.
NibbleH x4 Flag ZombieH x2 GargologistH x4 LandscaperH x4 Weed SprayH x4
MedicH x3 Locust SwarmH x3 Smashing GargantuarH x4 Defensive EndH x4 Nurse GargantuarH x3
Wannabe HeroH x2 Zombot 1000H x3


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  • The Smash's design may be based on the stereotypical Hispanic wrestler, sometimes known as luchadores. This is supported with some references to wrestling, primarily in his missions.
  • Before the 1.4.14 update, The Smash could use Rock Wall instead of Possessed. This was most likely changed because both the Hearty and Beastly classes can give zombies the PvZH Frenzy IconFrenzy trait.
    • Because of this, The Smash now has access to all PvZH Frenzy IconFrenzy cards in the game.
  • In the first comic strip of A Schooling at Zombie U, The Smash makes an appearance where he is seen eating a book.
  • The Smash has access to the most healing zombies and tricks, as well as the most instant-kill tricks, out of any zombie hero.
  • He shares the same battle music as Brain Freeze.
  • When The Smash is on low health, The Smash appears to facepalm, most likely aiming towards himself.
  • When a legendary plant is played, the feather on his mask will spin around.
  • There used to be a bug that happened when the player had the quest "Play 3 Gargantuars," where simply playing as The Smash would add 1 to the meter even if you didn't actually play a Gargantuar of any kind. This was later patched.
  • His head does not appear to be attached properly, as sometimes during his idle animation, it will slightly come off, and he will use his finger to push it back into place.
  • The Smash is the only Hearty zombie hero that doesn't have a sports-themed strategy deck.
    • This is ironic, as there is a sports zombie in the Beastly class, Energy Drink Zombie, who became craftable before strategy decks were added to the game.
V · T · E Zombies in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes
PvZH Beastly Icon Beastly
Heroes Brain Freeze · Electric Boogaloo · The Smash · Immorticia
Fighters Cat Lady · Dog Walker · Skunk Punk · Snorkel Zombie · Haunting Zombie · Pied Piper · Squirrel Herder · Zookeeper · Dolphin Rider · Loudmouth · Vimpire · Zombie Yeti · Kangaroo Rider · Smashing Gargantuar · Deep Sea Gargantuar · Nurse Gargantuar · Octo Zombie · Zombot 1000
Event Energy Drink Zombie · Overstuffed Zombie
Token Goat · Haunting Ghost · Zom-Bats · Returned Octo Zombie
Tricks Nibble · Yeti Lunchbox · Vitamin Z · B-flat · Locust Swarm · Maniacal Laugh
Event Secret Agent
Superpowers Frozen Tundra · Slammin' Smackdown · Stayin' Alive · Witch's Familiar · Acid Rain · Evaporate · Galvanize
PvZH Brainy Icon Brainy
Heroes Super Brainz · Rustbolt · Professor Brainstorm · Immorticia
Fighters Cardboard Robot Zombie · Chimney Sweep · Paparazzi Zombie · Cell Phone Zombie · Pool Shark · Zombot Drone Engineer · Brain Vendor · Electrician · Gentleman Zombie · Kite Flyer · Drum Major · Mad Chemist · Mountain Climber · Gadget Scientist · Shieldcrusher Viking · Portal Technician · Wizard Gargantuar · Trickster
Event Leprechaun Imp · Regifting Zombie · Trick or Treater
Token Space Cadet · Zom-Bats · Copter Commando
Tricks Teleport · Beam Me Up · Lurch for Lunch · Fun-Dead Raiser · Rocket Science · Hail-a-Copter
Token Pot of Gold
Superpowers Carried Away · Eureka · Shrink Ray · Witch's Familiar · Cut Down to Size · Summoning · Telepathy
PvZH Crazy Icon Crazy
Heroes Electric Boogaloo · Impfinity · Professor Brainstorm · Z-Mech
Fighters Backup Dancer · Tennis Champ · Unlife of the Party · Aerobics Instructor · Barrel of Deadbeards · Conga Zombie · Cuckoo Zombie · Newspaper Zombie · Abracadaver · Disco Zombie · Exploding Imp · Fireworks Zombie · Jester · Valkyrie · Orchestra Conductor · Flamenco Zombie · Imp-Throwing Gargantuar · Foot Soldier Zombie · Disco-Tron 3000
Event Stupid Cupid · Gargantuar-Throwing Imp · Hippity Hop Gargantuar
Token Impfinity Clone · Mystery Egg · Captain Deadbeard
Tricks Bungee Plumber · Zombot's Wrath · Cakesplosion · The Chickening · Gargantuars' Feast
Tokens Sugary Treat
Superpowers Eureka · Missile Madness · Stayin' Alive · Triple Threat · Brute Strength · Dance Off · Electrobolt
PvZH Hearty Icon Hearty
Heroes Rustbolt · The Smash · Neptuna · Z-Mech
Fighters Arm Wrestler · Baseball Zombie · Conehead · Flag Zombie · Sumo Wrestler · Landscaper · Team Mascot · Trash Can Zombie · Buckethead · Medic · Zombie Coach · Zombie King · All-Star Zombie · Coffee Zombie · Ra Zombie · Undying Pharaoh · Knight of the Living Dead · Rodeo Gargantuar · Wannabe Hero
Event Gargologist · Turkey Rider · Bonus Track Buckethead · Defensive End
Token Zombie · Octo-Pet
Tricks Camel Crossing · Rolling Stone · Terrify · Weed Spray · Monster Mash
Event Going Viral
Tokens Healthy Treat · Leftovers
Superpowers Missile Madness · Octo-Pult · Shrink Ray · Slammin' Smackdown · Heroic Health · Possessed · Rock Wall
PvZH Sneaky Icon Sneaky
Heroes Brain Freeze · Super Brainz · Impfinity · Neptuna
Fighters Headstone Carver · Imp · Mini-Ninja · Zombie Chicken · Fishy Imp · Hot Dog Imp · Swashbuckler Zombie · Toxic Waste Imp · Imp Commander · Line Dancing Zombie · Smelly Zombie · Stealthy Imp · Barrel Roller Zombie · Firefighter · Pogo Bouncer · Tomb Raiser Zombie · Mixed-Up Gravedigger · Surprise Gargantuar · Walrus Rider · Zombot Sharktronic Sub · Zombot Plank Walker
Event Imposter · Fire Rooster · Zombie High Diver
Token Impfinity Clone · Swabbie · Octo-Pet
Tricks Smoke Bomb · Backyard Bounce · Zombot Stomp
Superpowers Carried Away · Frozen Tundra · Octo-Pult · Triple Threat · Dolphinado · In-Crypted · Super Stench
Superpowers Flick-a-Plant · Get Well · Motivate