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Tomb Raiser Zombie2
For other uses, see Tomb Raiser Zombie (disambiguation).


Tomb Raiser Zombie

Tomb Raiser Zombie2
Throws out bones to create tombstones.
Almanac statistics
Toughness Protected
Speed Basic
Special Creates tombstones on the lawn
In-game statistics
Absorbs 18 (PvZ2), 10 (PvZO) normal damage shots
Weakness Grave Buster2 (removes tombstones)
First seen Ancient Egypt - Day 10
He dreams about playing fetch, running for the brains. He loves burying himself in the yard, and is not yet indoor trained. He's still looking for his tail.

Plants vs. Zombies 2- It's About Time (Chinese version)

Death God Zombie

Death God ZombiePvP
Almanac statistics
Toughness Protected
Speed Basic
Training Cost PvPStarCoin 15
Troop Capicity TroopCapicity 2
Training Time 3 minutes
Plague Pharmacy effect Raises an army of zombies from tombstones.
In-game statistics
First seen PvP Mode
In order to gain respect from others, he learned the skill on how to raise zombies from tombstones.

Tomb Raiser Zombie is the tenth zombie encountered in Ancient Egypt in Plants vs. Zombies 2. It is also present in Plants vs. Zombies Online. Tomb Raiser Zombie has the ability to throw bones that create tombstones if they land on any unoccupied space, which makes it an environment modifier.


Its appearance is based on Anubis, the Egyptian god of mummification and afterlife. This relates to the zombies because they are wearing mummy wrappings and are undead. Its name may be a pun for Tomb Raider.


It will spit out a bone from its tongue and throw it on the lawn to create tombstones.

Tomb Raiser Zombie, like Mummy Zombies, is also encased in bandages. However, unlike the regular variants of Mummy Zombies, Tomb Raiser Zombie's bandages are less torn. It wears a black dog-like mask with red eyes on it with a blackened nose; a yellow-colored interior portion of the ear and the sides of the mask extend up to the cheeks of Tomb Raiser Zombie. From its neck up to its sternum, it wears a black vest with three square-shaped designs colored in orange. Finally, on its right wrist, it wears a golden bracelet.

Almanac entry

Normal Mode

TOUGHNESS: Protected
SPEED: Basic

Throws out bones to create tombstones.

Special: creates tombstones on the lawn

He dreams about playing fetch, running for brains. He loves burying himself in the yard, and is not yet indoor trained. He's still looking for his tail.

PvP Mode (China only)

Death God Zombie

TOUGHNESS: Protected
SPEED: Basic

Troop Capacity: TroopCapicity 2
Training Cost: PvPStarCoin 15
Training Time: 3 minutes

In order to gain respect from others, he learned the skill on how to raise zombies from tombstones.

Pleague Pharmacy effect: Raises an army of zombies from tombstones.


Plants vs. Zombies 2

Tomb Raiser Zombie absorbs exactly 18 normal damage shots. Its appearance changes upon absorbing 9 normal damage shots before dying at 18 normal damage shots.

Plants vs. Zombies Online

Tomb Raiser Zombie absorbs exactly 10 normal damage shots. Its appearance changes upon absorbing 5 normal damage shots before dying at 10 normal damage shots.

Adventure Mode ability  (China only)

Targets three random plants and fling bones at said plants to deal heavy damage.


Player's House: Piñata Party

Ancient Egypt: Days 10, 14, 21, 25, and Pyramid of Doom

Frostbite Caves: "Rescue the Gold Bloom" Epic Quest - Step 3

Lost City: "Aloe, Salut!" Epic Quest - Step 4 (via portal only)

Modern Day: Days 1, 9, 17, 21, 29, and 32 (via portal only in Modern Day - Day 1 and Modern Day - Day 17)


You must try to quickly kill it before it creates more tombstones. This could lead to a lawn filled with all tombstones and forcing you to spend Power Ups to remove them. Two Bloomerangs are recommended to deal more damage to the Tomb Raiser Zombie while multiple Phat Beets are useful for clearing tombstones. Snapdragon and Coconut Cannon are unnecessary to use in order to destroy the Tomb Raiser Zombie because Snapdragon's range is close and Coconut Cannon needs to have a clear path to hit it.

Tomb Raiser Zombies with Explorer Zombies are a very deadly combo. It is recommended that you use Iceberg Lettuce's Plant Food ability to freeze the torch and stop the creation of tombstones.

In Pyramid of Doom, Tomb Raiser Zombie along with Pharaoh Zombies, Explorer Zombies, and Mummified Gargantuars can be very threatening. While Gargantuars absorb damage, Tomb Raiser Zombies in numbers will create more tombstones to hinder your defense production while the Explorer Zombies will instantly kill your plants with its torch as the Pharaoh Zombies will proceed, as its sarcophagus absorbs a lot of damage. This can cause a lot of trouble. Bring the Cherry Bomb or Grapeshot if ever things get rough or better yet, increase the number of Melon-pults and Winter Melons that you have. You could also bring a Laser Bean or Fume-shroom so that they can target multiple tombstones in their lane as well as Tomb Raiser Zombie itself. Just be sure to have enough sun producing plants first and an extreme amount of sun.

Note: Avoid using Primal Peashooter and Citron when you see this zombie on the seed slot as they do not splash damage and tombstones will block all their powerful shots even with plant food.


Plants vs. Zombies 2

Chinese version (China only)

Plants vs. Zombies Online (China only)


  • Killing the zombie with an instant-kill plant (e.g. Jalapeno), if the bone gets thrown into the same lane, it will not spawn a tombstone.
  • When it regurgitates a bone, it makes a croaking noise.
  • Killing a Tomb Raiser Zombie before it can raise out tombstones will earn the player the achievement A-noob-is.
  • A Tomb Raiser Zombie can only throw six bones.
  • If the player chills him, the eyes on its headdress will glow blue.
  • Tomb Raiser Zombies summoned by Zombot Sphinx-inator will create the first tombstone backwards then the remaining five forwards.
  • It is one of two zombies based on Egyptian gods, the other one being Ra Zombie.
  • It can create tombstones on Power Tiles made by Tile Turnips, on lava tiles made by Lava Guava, on ice floes in Frostbite Caves and on Gold Tile in Epic Quests.
  • The player can stop a grave from spawning by planting a plant on the tile where the bone is landing.
  • It shares the walking, eating, and dying animation of basic zombies from Pirate Seas.
  • Its Almanac entry stereotypically refers to dogs. This is probably because Anubis' mask resembles a dog.
    • Its ability of throwing bones itself is also related to dogs.
  • It can create tombstones backwards if it is spawned from a portal on the sixth column in Modern Day.
  • In one of the Epic Quests, a Tomb Raiser Zombie can spawn a grave on a slider tile, possibly an oversight.
  • It cannot throw bones backwards, unless it is summoned past the second column.
    • This means it can only throw bones backwards if it is summoned by a portal, sandstorm, or snowstorm.

See also

Plants vs. Zombies 2
Player's House
Ancient Egypt
Pirate Seas
Wild West
Frostbite Caves
Lost City
Far Future
Dark Ages
Neon Mixtape Tour
Jurassic Marsh
Big Wave Beach
China Shell Zombie
Modern Day
Kongfu World
Sky City

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