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Well, I've been really busy lately, and will be even busier thanks to an upcoming very-important-test, but I've managed to find some free time to do this.

So, this is Barrel Roller Zombie after (not completely) removing Weakness from the infobox (I don't know where else to put these :/). If you can find any improvement (only regarding the Weakness), we will discuss about it in the comments.


For other uses, see Barrel Zombie (disambiguation).

Barrel Roller Zombie is the eighth zombie encountered in the Pirate Seas of Plants vs. Zombies 2. He crushes plants using his barrel. When the barrel is destroyed, two Imp Pirate Zombies will jump onto both adjacent lanes or occasionally the water. The barrel can be destroyed instantly by Spikeweeds, Spikerocks, Bamboo Shoots, and Cacti when rolling over them or it can be thrown into the water by a Spring Bean if adjacent to a lane with water, saving the player a lot of hassle by quickly destroying the barrel, but it also releases the two Imps inside.

Almanac entry

TOUGHNESS: Hardened (had to remove the color to prevent the page from becoming blood red) SPEED: Hungry

His rolling barrel crushes plants and provides excellent protection.

Damage: crushes plants with barrel Special: imps thrown from barrel when destroyed

Barrel Roller Zombie is part of a super underground secret awesome club. You probably haven't heard about it. Also, his left arm is slightly longer than his right arm.


The barrel absorbs 1040 damage per shot. It degrades upon absorbing 200, 600, and 840 damage per shot. After absorbing 1040 damage per shot, two Imp Pirate Zombies will come out adjacent to the row where the barrel is on or into the water.

The Barrel Roller Zombie absorbs only 200 damage per shot and change its appearance upon absorbing 100 damage per shot. When he dies, the barrel will stop moving and after a while, the two Imp Pirate Zombies will come out if not being attacked.


Player's House: Piñata Party

Pirate Seas: Day 5 (pre-1.7 update), 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17, 25, and Dead Man's Booty.

Wild West: Puzzle Piece collecting (Chinese version only).




Using a Spikeweed or a Spikerock on the barrel will destroy it, but two Imps will jump out of the barrel. This is a good thing to do, but it is better to kill the zombie with a lobbed-shot plant or area-of-effect plant, such as Cabbage-pult, Snapdragon, or Laser Bean. That way, the projectiles hit the zombie and not the barrel. When the zombie is killed before the barrel, the barrel stops moving. Using a Spring Bean is somewhat good, as it throws the barrel into the water, but the Imps will be released and the Barrel Roller will eat the Spring Bean unless killed quickly. Using any Lobbed-shot plant other than Sap-fling can also be a good idea, as it prefers to attack the Barrel Roller Zombie than the barrel, when the zombie is defeated it begins to attack the Barrel until is destroyed, as well as dealing damage to all nearby zombies. This zombie is very dangerous when they come in groups, as they can destroy your Spikerocks and there could be too much for a Bloomerang. This problem is made even worse when the Imps pop out of the barrel or the Barrel Roller Zombie arrives with other zombies like the Buckethead Pirate. You could use Laser Beans or Fume-shrooms, as they can hit multiple Barrel Roller Zombies which can be of great use in higher levels of Dead Man's Booty. They greatly penetrate more Barrel Roller Zombies and it saves you more time. Remember to accompany the Laser Beans with other plants as Imp Pirate Zombies, Imp Cannon, Pirate Captain Zombie and Buckethead Pirate can interfere and break your strategy. It is a good idea to use other, stronger plants like Melon-pults. Using a Jalapeno is an excellent idea as it will kill the lane of zombies and every barrel, and also when it destroys the barrels, the Imps will not come out, so a Jalapeno will help you a lot when having those problems. You can also place a Split Pea behind the zombie. A Chard Guard can also fling the barrel away, thus, preventing the zombie from rolling it. However, it will not toss the barrel into water.


Plants vs. Zombies 2

Chinese version (China only)

Plants vs. Zombies Online (China only)


  • When the Barrel Roller Zombie rolls over any defensive plant, it will take a little longer to kill them. This trait is shared with Pianist Zombie.
  • A barrel can be destroyed by Spikeweed, Spikerock, or Bamboo Shoot, but the plant will be crushed.
  • If Barrel Roller Zombie makes it to the Player's House with its barrel, only the barrel is shown when the screen goes black, and the barrel rolls in place.
  • Barrel Roller Zombie (if it has its barrel), Pharaoh Zombie (if it is in its sarcophagus), Treasure Yeti, Gargantuar, Dr. Zomboss, Zombie Parrot , Pianist Zombie , Shield Zombie, Robo-Cone Zombie, Bug Bot Imp, Disco-tron 3000, Mecha-Football Zombie, Wizard Zombie, Surfer Zombie (with surfboard), Octo Zombie, and Fisherman Zombie are the only zombies that are not affected by the Chili Bean as of the 3.1 update.
  • Barrel Roller Zombie's barrel can be bounced into water by Spring Bean.
  • When Spring Bean bounces all the zombies with its boost, or it gets affected by Power Toss , Barrel Roller Zombie will be separated with its barrel.
  • When a Barrel Roller Zombie's barrel remains after all other zombies are destroyed, the level will not end until the Imp Pirate Zombies inside it are killed.
  • Although the wooden barrel it uses does not conduct electricity, chain reactions can still performed by Lightning Reed.
  • He is the only zombie that can appear in another world besides the Player's House in the Chinese version of the game. The other location the Barrel Roller Zombie is located in the Chinese Version is the Wild West, along with Imp Pirate Zombie. Although it seems like they have no relationship with the Wild West, since it does not look like the Barrel Roller Zombie and the Imp Pirate Zombie are from that location.
  • The player can see Imp Pirate Zombie's eyes through the hole in a barrel. However, they are hidden in the 5th Anniversary costume.
  • After the Barrel Roller Zombie gets killed, if the player refrains from destroying the barrel, it will explode by itself.
  • Spikeweed and Spikerock planted under a barrel will not be crushed if the Barrel Roller Zombie pushing it dies, is frozen, or is buttered.
  • His head in his Almanac icon is different than his head in gameplay.
  • As of the 2.9 update, no matter how the barrel gets destroyed, it will always release Imp Pirate Zombies. Only the Jalapeno and Lawn Mowers can completely kill the Barrel Roller Zombie without the Imps coming out.
  • Barrel Roller Zombie with a barrel, Jetpack Zombie, Disco Jetpack Zombie, Zombie King, Fisherman Zombie, swinging Swashbuckler Zombie, and swinging Relic Hunter Zombie are the only zombies that cannot be attracted by Sweet Potato.
  • Just like the Barrel Zombie, the barrel has three X's (XXX), representing a container of an alcoholic beverage.
  • Troglobite is very similar to this zombie, except that this zombie rolls his barrel constantly while the Troglobite pushes his ice blocks one tile at a time.
  • Technically, Pianist Zombie and Barrel Roller Zombie deal a lot of damage to the plants to "crush" them, unlike like how Gargantuars do. According to the code, they deal 40 bites each time, which is enough to make any plant except Tall-nut instantly killed.

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Btw, we need to discuss about plants which are considered as a zombie's weakness.