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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!

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The Smash

The SmashH
Classes PvZH Hearty IconPvZH Beastly Icon
Signature Superpower Slammin' Smackdown
Other Superpowers Heroic Health
Possessed
Galvanize
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.

Origins

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.

His name may be a reference to a Gargantuar's primary method of attacking, which is smashing plants with the large weapon it holds, or rather in this case, his huge fists.

Statistics

Hero description

The Smash enjoys...SMASHING!

Strategies

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

With

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 boost PvZH Armored IconArmored zombies with Loudmouth and stat-boosting tricks such as Vitamin Z, turning them into ironclad tanks. He can also increase the survivability of PvZH Frenzy IconFrenzy zombies such as Vimpire by playing health-boosting tricks like Camel Crossing or Going Viral.

Since The Smash has access to quite many Gargantuar zombies (with the Beastly class having the most), 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 to be played 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 boosts 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, Synchronized Swimmer, and Surfer Zombie being sports zombies that come 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. This signature superpower can be combined with Supernova Gargantuar to clear hordes of plants during the Zombie Tricks phase, as it is a Gargantuar trick. The same can be done with King of the Grill. 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. The only reliable source of cards is Interstellar Bounty Hunter, although some other cards like Terrify and Going Viral can draw cards too. However, this may not be the case if a Gargantuar deck is used, particularly because Gargantuar zombies already have a high brain cost. He can also make use of Haunting Zombies or Octo Zombies to keep up with the cards in his hand.

Against

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.

Furry Fiends

This is The Smash's pet deck. If you cannot get of all his pet zombies quickly, Zookeeper and Cat Lady will become so strong, they can basically defeat you in one turn. Fortunately, both are fragile, meaning if you can destroy his pet zombies before the Zombie Tricks phase, you will basically win from there, since Camel Crossing will not be very effective. Use Solar Flare as she has access to cheap damaging tricks such as Berry Blast and efficient hard removals such as Squash.

All You Can Eat

This Smash deck is all about zombies that benefit from plants being played on their lanes. If you fail to realize that, they will become too strong for you to survive their attacks. However, if you do, you can basically play instant-kill cards to remove them before they have a chance to get boosted. Once again, Solar Flare is the best hero against this deck for the aforementioned reasons.

Gaggle of Gargs

This is The Smash's Gargantuar deck. If you cannot defeat The Smash in the early rounds, then his Gargantuars will most likely seal your defeat unless you have effective ways to remove them with expensive cards. Use Wall-Knight or Solar Flare as Wall-Knight has Doom-Shroom to wipe clean Gargantuars at a cheap cost, while Solar Flare has cheap removal tricks to get rid of any early-game threats. Remember that The Smash requires a good early start to win with this deck.

Secret Agent Man

This deck relies on Secret Agent to Bounce The Smash's strong zombies, especially Intergalactic Warlord and Zombot Battlecruiser 5000, not to mention Coffee Zombie as well. As such, it is best to remove these zombies immediately before they can be Bounced and replayed. Spudow is one of the best heroes against this deck, as a Berry Blast or two will take care of the threats like Intergalactic Warlord and Coffee Zombie, while Zombot Battlecruiser can be taken care of with Grave Buster.

Strategy decks

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

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Furry fiends are your friend in this Strategy Deck. Pump up Cat Lady's power with Pet-lovers like Dog Walker, Turkey Rider, and Cosmic Yeti. Toss down Octo Zombie and Camel Crossing for a zoological zinger.
Camel CrossingH x4 Cat LadyH x4 Cheese CutterH x2 Dog WalkerH x3 Rolling StoneH x2
Squirrel HerderH x3 Turkey RiderH x4 ZookeeperH x4 Area 22H x2 Dolphin RiderH x3
Zombie YetiH x2 Cosmic YetiH x4 Locust SwarmH x1 Maniacal LaughH x1 Octo ZombieH x1


The SmashH All You Can Eat

PvZH Hearty Icon PvZH Beastly Icon
Unleash Zombies that get a boost out of defeating Plants. Place Vimpire and Overstuffed Zombie in a Black Hole to ensure they always have a meal at hand, or play Biodome Botanist to spawn a light snack.
Arm WrestlerH x4 Black HoleH x3 Escape through TimeH x2 Biodome BotanistH x4 Sumo WrestlerH x2
TerrifyH x1 Area 22H x4 VimpireH x4 Vitamin ZH x1 Weed SprayH x1
Interstellar Bounty HunterH x4 Overstuffed ZombieH x4 Locust SwarmH x1 Supernova GargantuarH x2 Undying PharaohH x1
Zombot Battlecruiser 5000H x2


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, Supernova Gargantuar, and Wannabe Hero into play faster.
Black HoleH x4 NibbleH x1 Planetary GladiatorH x4 Cyborg ZombieH x3 GargologistH x4
Alien OozeH x1 LandscaperH x4 Weed SprayH x3 MedicH x1 Locust SwarmH x1
Smashing GargantuarH x1 Supernova GargantuarH x4 Defensive EndH x4 Nurse GargantuarH x1 Wannabe HeroH x2
Zombot 1000H x2


The SmashH Secret Agent Man

PvZH Hearty Icon PvZH Beastly Icon
Secret Agent may look unassuming, but he lets you play your biggest threats twice - only bigger. Re-play your Coffee Zombie or Intergalactic Warlord to give the Plants a mean surprise.
Arm WrestlerH x4 Genetic ExperimentH x4 Rolling StoneH x2 Secret AgentH x4 Biodome BotanistH x4
Sumo WrestlerH x4 Area 22H x2 Cosmic Sports StarH x4 Surfer ZombieH x1 Zombie CoachH x3
Intergalactic WarlordH x4 Locust SwarmH x2 Coffee ZombieH x1 Zombot Battlecruiser 5000H x2


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Trivia

  • Before update 1.4.14, 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 almost all PvZH Frenzy IconFrenzy cards in the game, with the exception of Kitchen Sink Zombie.
  • 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.
  • When The Smash is defeated, the Imp on his back will raise a white flag.
  • 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.
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PvZH Beastly Icon Beastly
Heroes Brain Freeze · Electric Boogaloo · The Smash · Immorticia
Basic Cards Skunk Punk · Pied Piper · Zookeeper · Dolphin Rider · Locust Swarm
Premium Cards
Uncommon Dog Walker · Nibble · Snorkel Zombie · Yeti Lunchbox · Haunting Zombie · Loudmouth · B-flat
Rare Squirrel Herder · Vimpire · Vitamin Z · Kangaroo Rider · Smashing Gargantuar
Super-Rare Cat Lady · Zombie Yeti · Deep Sea Gargantuar · Maniacal Laugh
Legendary Nurse Gargantuar · Octo Zombie · Zombot 1000
Galactic Cards
Uncommon Total Eclipse · Alien Ooze · Surfer Zombie
Rare Biodome Botanist · Cosmic Yeti
Super-Rare Cheese Cutter · Cyborg Zombie · Area 22
Legendary Interstellar Bounty Hunter · Supernova Gargantuar
Event Cards Fraidy Cat · Secret Agent · Energy Drink Zombie · Synchronized Swimmer · Hover-Goat 3000 · Overstuffed Zombie · Sneezing Zombie · King of the Grill
Token Cards Goat · Haunting Ghost · Zom-Bats · Vengeful Cyborg
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 · Huge-Gigantacus
Basic Cards Cardboard Robot Zombie · Paparazzi Zombie · Lurch for Lunch · Fun-Dead Raiser · Drum Major
Premium Cards
Uncommon Chimney Sweep · Beam Me Up · Cell Phone Zombie · Pool Shark · Zombot Drone Engineer · Brain Vendor · Mountain Climber
Rare Gentleman Zombie · Kite Flyer · Gadget Scientist · Hail-a-Copter · Wizard Gargantuar
Super-Rare Electrician · Rocket Science · Mad Chemist · Portal Technician
Legendary Teleport · Shieldcrusher Viking · Trickster
Galactic Cards
Uncommon Cryo-Brain · Medulla Nebula · Moonwalker
Rare Cosmic Scientist · Triplication
Super-Rare Transformation Station · Wormhole Gatekeeper · Neutron Imp
Legendary Interdimensional Zombie · Teleportation Zombie
Event Cards Leprechaun Imp · Regifting Zombie · Trick-or-Treater · Thinking Cap · Kitchen Sink Zombie · Bad Moon Rising
Token Cards Pot of Gold · Space Cadet · Zom-Bats · Copter Commando
Superpowers Carried Away · Shrink Ray · Eureka · Witch's Familiar · Terror-Former 10,000 · Cut Down to Size · Summoning · Telepathy · Iron Boarder · Teleportation Station
PvZH Crazy Icon Crazy
Heroes Electric Boogaloo · Impfinity · Professor Brainstorm · Z-Mech
Basic Cards Backup Dancer · Bungee Plumber · Cuckoo Zombie · Disco Zombie · Flamenco Zombie
Premium Cards
Uncommon Tennis Champ · Unlife of the Party · Conga Zombie · Newspaper Zombie · Cakesplosion · Orchestra Conductor · Foot Soldier Zombie
Rare Exploding Imp · Jester · Zombot's Wrath · The Chickening · Imp-Throwing Gargantuar
Super-Rare Aerobics Instructor · Abracadaver · Fireworks Zombie · Disco-Tron 3000
Legendary Barrel of Deadbeards · Valkyrie · Gargantuars' Feast
Galactic Cards
Uncommon Loose Cannon · Meteor Z · Space Ninja
Rare Final Mission · Cosmic Dancer
Super-Rare Disco-Naut · Moon Base Z · Gas Giant
Legendary Quasar Wizard · Binary Stars
Event Cards Exploding Fruitcake · Unexpected Gifts · Stupid Cupid · Frankentuar · Gargantuar-Throwing Imp · Hippity Hop Gargantuar
Token Cards Impfinity Clone · Mystery Egg · Sugary Treat
Superpowers Stayin' Alive · Triple Threat · Eureka · Missile Madness · Brute Strength · Dance Off · Electrobolt
PvZH Hearty Icon Hearty
Heroes Rustbolt · The Smash · Neptuna · Z-Mech
Basic Cards Baseball Zombie · Rolling Stone · Conehead · Team Mascot · Medic
Premium Cards
Uncommon Arm Wrestler · Camel Crossing · Flag Zombie · Terrify · Trash Can Zombie · Buckethead · Ra Zombie
Rare Sumo Wrestler · Zombie Coach · Monster Mash · Knight of the Living Dead · Rodeo Gargantuar
Super-Rare Landscaper · Weed Spray · All-Star Zombie · Coffee Zombie
Legendary Zombie King · Undying Pharaoh · Wannabe Hero
Galactic Cards
Uncommon Cone Zone · Celestial Custodian · Screen Door Zombie
Rare Escape through Time · Cosmic Sports Star
Super-Rare Black Hole · Genetic Experiment · Planetary Gladiator
Legendary Intergalactic Warlord · Zombot Battlecruiser 5000
Event Cards Zombology Teacher · Gargologist · Going Viral · Turkey Rider · Bonus Track Buckethead · Defensive End
Token Cards Healthy Treat · Leftovers · Octo-Pet
Superpowers Shrink Ray · Slammin' Smackdown · Octo-Pult · Missile Madness · Heroic Health · Possessed · Rock Wall
PvZH Sneaky Icon Sneaky
Heroes Brain Freeze · Super Brainz · Impfinity · Neptuna · Huge-Gigantacus
Basic Cards Imp · Mini-Ninja · Smoke Bomb · Fishy Imp · Smelly Zombie
Premium Cards
Uncommon Headstone Carver · Zombie Chicken · Hot Dog Imp · Swashbuckler Zombie · Backyard Bounce · Stealthy Imp · Firefighter
Rare Imp Commander · Barrel Roller Zombie · Surprise Gargantuar · Walrus Rider · Zombot Stomp
Super-Rare Toxic Waste Imp · Line Dancing Zombie · Pogo Bouncer · Tomb Raiser Zombie
Legendary Mixed-Up Gravedigger · Zombot Sharktronic Sub · Zombot Plank Walker
Galactic Cards
Uncommon Graveyard · Ice Pirate · Frosty Mustache
Rare Cosmic Imp · Space Pirate
Super-Rare Ducky Tube Zombie · Dr. Spacetime · Laser Base Alpha
Legendary Space Cowboy · Cryo Yeti
Event Cards Imposter · Fire Rooster · Imp-Throwing Imp · Captain Deadbeard · Zombie High Diver · Trapper Zombie
Token Cards Impfinity Clone · Swabbie · Trapper Territory · Octo-Pet
Superpowers Frozen Tundra · Carried Away · Triple Threat · Octo-Pult · Terror-Former 10,000 · In-Crypted · Super Stench · Dolphinado · Ice Moon
Unobtainable
Tokens Zombie · Returned Octo Zombie
Superpowers Flick-a-Plant · Get Well · Motivate