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Transformation Station is a galactic super-rare zombie environment card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the PvZH Brainy IconBrainy class. It costs 2BrainPvZH to play, and its ability transforms the zombie in it into another random zombie that costs 1BrainPvZH more than it at the start of every turn, starting from the turn after the zombie is played in it. This ability does not activate on Trickster as there are no other zombies that are more expensive than it.

Statistics

  • Class: Brainy
  • Tribe: Science Environment
  • Ability: Start of turn: Transform the Zombie here into a random Zombie that costs 1BrainPvZH more.
  • Set - Rarity: Galactic - Super-Rare

Card description

According to the Transformation Station brochure, every Zombie who visits is guaranteed to shuffle away feeling like a brand new Zombie.

Update history

Update 1.16.10

  • Added to the game.

Update 1.18.13

  • Ability change: Zombies with their brain cost changed will now transform into a random zombie that costs 1BrainPvZH more than their actual cost.

Strategies

With

This environment can make a single zombie powerful over time if you manage to keep that zombie alive. It is best to play a high brain zombie as early as possible to start transforming into another zombie that is 1BrainPvZH higher than their cost, thus getting powerful zombies within fewer turns than playing a 1 brain cost and requirements for a couple of turns for stronger zombies.

If you want to rely on this environment more than other cards, you can use Flag Zombie or Gargologist to play high brain zombies very easily and make them transform into powerful zombies quickly and earlier. You can also ramp up more brains using Cryo-Brain or Medulla Nebula to play expensive zombies earlier.

Another way to transform zombies into higher cost is using Interdimensional Zombie and then this environment to activate the zombie's ability into a 3BrainPvZH zombie which if it survives, it can start turning into 4BrainPvZH zombies and better each turn. Zombie King can benefit other zombies that are in this environment because if the zombie transformed by Zombie King is in Transformation Station, you will immediately get either an Octo Zombie or a Zombot Plank Walker next turn as they are the only zombies that costs 8BrainPvZH. However, only Rustbolt can use Zombie King and Transformation Station together normally.

However, this environment is luck-based as although it can give you powerful zombies such as Zombot Sharktronic Sub or useful ones such as Quasar Wizard, it might also give you weak ones such as Conehead or ones that do not synergize with your deck such as Flamenco Zombie in a non-dancing deck or Mad Chemist in a non-trick deck. Regardless, the zombie made will be more threatening than its previous form, forcing your opponent to think more defensively, and the bright side is that it will be a higher cost zombie instead of a fully randomized zombie. However, beware of the possiblity of weakening zombies like transforming Captain Deadbeard into Mountain Climber, which will not activate her ability and thus, result in a much weaker zombie.

The benefit for this environment is that the zombie will always be transforming whenever it manages to stay alive within 1 turn. This means that unless it is fragile like Exploding Imp or Abracadaver, you do not have to worry about its health, nor have to use health-boosting cards such as Camel Crossing and Loudmouth unless a plant can destroy that zombie in 1 turn.

If you have Unlife of the Party on the field, he will boost himself every turn, since the zombie that is made from Transformation Station counts as playing a zombie. However, only Professor Brainstorm can do that normally.

Regardless, avoid playing Trickster in Transformation Station as he is the only zombie that will not be able to transform even when this environment's ability activates. Also, as Immorticia, do not play Zombie Yeti or Cosmic Yeti, as their Bounce ability will activate before the environment's ability, while as either Super Brainz and Huge-Gigantacus, do not play any Gargantuars on Transformation Station while Cursed Gargolith is on the field, as its ability will hide all Gargantuars in a gravestone before the start of next turn, preventing them from being transformed.

Against

This environment can allow the zombie hero to obtain powerful zombies early on in the match. You need to find a way to prevent the zombie from being transformed before the end of the turn. Either Bounce it with Spring Bean or Jumping Bean or destroy it with instant-kill tricks such as Lawnmower and Squash. Alternatively, you can play Brainana to make the zombie hero be unable to play it for that turn or get rid of it with your own environment, preferably a cheap one like Coffee Grounds. However, if you wish to do that, you can only get rid of it the following turn, since zombie environments are played in the Zombie Tricks phase. This strategy is more effective if this environment is played without a zombie in it.

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Trivia

  • Its description references its ability.
  • It uses the textures for an unused Brainy Environment called "Raptor Grounds".
  • Its name is an example of rhyming.
V · T · E Zombies in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes
PvZH Beastly Icon Beastly
Heroes Brain Freeze · Electric Boogaloo · The Smash · Immorticia
Common Skunk Punk · Pied Piper · Zookeeper · Dolphin Rider · Locust Swarm
Uncommon
Premium Dog Walker · Nibble · Snorkel Zombie · Yeti Lunchbox · Haunting Zombie · Loudmouth · B-flat
Galactic Total Eclipse · Alien Ooze · Surfer Zombie
Colossal Haunting Ghost
Triassic Goat · Vengeful Cyborg
Rare
Premium Squirrel Herder · Vimpire · Vitamin Z · Kangaroo Rider · Smashing Gargantuar
Galactic Biodome Botanist · Cosmic Yeti
Colossal Primordial Cheese Shover
Triassic Killer Whale
Super-Rare
Premium Cat Lady · Zombie Yeti · Deep Sea Gargantuar · Maniacal Laugh
Galactic Cheese Cutter · Cyborg Zombie · Area 22
Colossal Extinction Event · Ancient Vimpire
Triassic Hunting Grounds
Legendary
Premium Nurse Gargantuar · Octo Zombie · Zombot 1000
Galactic Interstellar Bounty Hunter · Supernova Gargantuar
Colossal Mondo Bronto
Triassic Gargantuar-Throwing 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 Zom-Bats
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
Common Cardboard Robot Zombie · Paparazzi Zombie · Lurch for Lunch · Fun-Dead Raiser · Drum Major
Uncommon
Premium Chimney Sweep · Beam Me Up · Cell Phone Zombie · Pool Shark · Zombot Drone Engineer · Brain Vendor · Mountain Climber
Galactic Cryo-Brain · Medulla Nebula · Moonwalker
Colossal Copter Commando
Triassic Mustache Waxer · Pirate's Booty
Rare
Premium Gentleman Zombie · Kite Flyer · Gadget Scientist · Hail-a-Copter · Wizard Gargantuar
Galactic Cosmic Scientist · Triplication
Colossal Zom-Blob
Triassic Mustache Monument
Super-Rare
Premium Electrician · Rocket Science · Mad Chemist · Portal Technician
Galactic Neutron Imp · Transformation Station · Wormhole Gatekeeper
Colossal Evolutionary Leap · Parasol Zombie
Triassic Duckstache
Legendary
Premium Teleport · Shieldcrusher Viking · Trickster
Galactic Interdimensional Zombie · Teleportation Zombie
Colossal Gargantuar Mime
Triassic Zombot Dinotronic Mechasaur
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
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
Uncommon
Premium Tennis Champ · Unlife of the Party · Conga Zombie · Newspaper Zombie · Cakesplosion · Orchestra Conductor · Foot Soldier Zombie
Galactic Loose Cannon · Meteor Z · Space Ninja
Colossal Mystery Egg · Sugary Treat
Triassic Trapper Territory
Rare
Premium Exploding Imp · Jester · Zombot's Wrath · The Chickening · Imp-Throwing Gargantuar
Galactic Final Mission · Cosmic Dancer
Colossal Gizzard Lizard
Triassic Disco Dance Floor
Super-Rare
Premium Aerobics Instructor · Abracadaver · Fireworks Zombie · Disco-Tron 3000
Galactic Disco-Naut · Moon Base Z · Gas Giant
Colossal Quickdraw Con Man
Triassic Grave Robber · Zombie's Best Friend
Legendary
Premium Barrel of Deadbeards · Valkyrie · Gargantuars' Feast
Galactic Quasar Wizard · Binary Stars
Colossal Tankylosaurus
Triassic Headhunter
Event Cards Exploding Fruitcake · Unexpected Gifts · Stupid Cupid · Frankentuar · Gargantuar-Throwing Imp · Hippity Hop Gargantuar
Token Cards Impfinity Clone · Captain Deadbeard
Superpowers Stayin' Alive · Triple Threat · Eureka · Missile Madness · Brute Strength · Dance Off · Electrobolt
PvZH Hearty Icon Hearty
Heroes Rustbolt · The Smash · Neptuna · Z-Mech
Common Baseball Zombie · Rolling Stone · Conehead · Team Mascot · Medic
Uncommon
Premium Arm Wrestler · Camel Crossing · Flag Zombie · Terrify · Trash Can Zombie · Buckethead · Ra Zombie
Galactic Cone Zone · Celestial Custodian · Screen Door Zombie
Colossal Healthy Treat · Zombie Middle Manager
Triassic Leftovers
Rare
Premium Sumo Wrestler · Zombie Coach · Monster Mash · Knight of the Living Dead · Rodeo Gargantuar
Galactic Escape through Time · Cosmic Sports Star
Colossal Primeval Yeti
Triassic Lost Colosseum
Super-Rare
Premium Landscaper · Weed Spray · All-Star Zombie · Coffee Zombie
Galactic Black Hole · Genetic Experiment · Planetary Gladiator
Colossal Jurassic Fossilhead
Triassic Knockout · Turquoise Skull Zombie
Legendary
Premium Zombie King · Undying Pharaoh · Wannabe Hero
Galactic Intergalactic Warlord · Zombot Battlecruiser 5000
Colossal Stompadon
Triassic Chum Champion
Event Cards Zombology Teacher · Gargologist · Turkey Rider · Going Viral · Bonus Track Buckethead · Defensive End
Token Cards 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
Common Imp · Mini-Ninja · Smoke Bomb · Fishy Imp · Smelly Zombie
Uncommon
Premium Headstone Carver · Zombie Chicken · Hot Dog Imp · Swashbuckler Zombie · Backyard Bounce · Stealthy Imp · Firefighter
Galactic Graveyard · Ice Pirate · Frosty Mustache
Colossal Swabbie · Barrel of Barrels
Triassic Monkey Smuggler
Rare
Premium Imp Commander · Barrel Roller Zombie · Surprise Gargantuar · Walrus Rider · Zombot Stomp
Galactic Cosmic Imp · Space Pirate
Colossal Blowgun Imp
Triassic Buried Treasure
Super-Rare
Premium Toxic Waste Imp · Line Dancing Zombie · Pogo Bouncer · Tomb Raiser Zombie
Galactic Ducky Tube Zombie · Dr. Spacetime · Laser Base Alpha
Colossal Cursed Gargolith
Triassic Excavator Zombie · Unthawed Viking
Legendary
Premium Mixed-Up Gravedigger · Zombot Sharktronic Sub · Zombot Plank Walker
Galactic Space Cowboy · Cryo Yeti
Colossal Zombot Aerostatic Gondola
Triassic Raiding Raptor
Event Cards Imposter · Fire Rooster · Imp-Throwing Imp · Captain Flameface · Zombie High Diver · Trapper Zombie
Token Cards Impfinity Clone · 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