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Z-mech ahead! And that means missiles incoming! This zombie hero also likes to put out sports zombies into play. The bigger they get, the bigger he'll score!

Crazy Dave

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For the version in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2, see Imp (PvZ: GW2).
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Z-Mech

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Classes PvZH Hearty IconPvZH Crazy Icon
Signature Superpower Missile Madness
Other Superpowers Rock Wall
Brute Strength
Electrobolt
Once watched giant mecha anime for 12 hours straight.

Z-Mech is a zombie hero in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and the leader of the PvZH Hearty IconHearty and PvZH Crazy IconCrazy classes. His signature superpower is Missile Madness, which does 3 damage to a selected plant and 1 damage to all other plants on the field.

Like Impfinity and Huge-Gigantacus, he is the hero version of Imp, more specifically based off of Imp's Z-Mech ability.

Origins

He is based on the Imp from Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2.

Statistics

Hero description

Once watched giant mecha anime for 12 hours straight.

Update history

Update 1.16.10

  • Superpower change: Dance Off → Electrobolt

Strategies

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Z-Mech can build a team of Sports Zombies that’s as hard to take down as he is. Moving Plants out of the way helps keep his growing Zombies alive…or at least undead.

With

Z-Mech's Hearty and Crazy classes synergize really well with each other. For example, PvZH Armored IconArmored or protected zombies can nullify the abilities of Fireworks Zombie, Barrel of Deadbeards, and Gas Giant, allowing the former three to damage plants without a single hit on the zombies. While Crazy zombies tend to have lots of strength but lack in health, Hearty tricks like Rock Wall and Camel Crossing allow them to survive longer while hitting equally hard. Similarly, Z-Mech can use strength-boosting cards to boost Armored zombies, turning them into ironclad tanks.

A dancing deck with health-boosting tricks, or a sports deck with strength-boosting tricks is ideal, although the latter depends less on boosting tricks due to Team Mascot. Using Bonus Track Buckethead, a zombie only Z-Mech can synergize in dancing decks is great, as he can give it more strength and stop most plant deck metas that revolve around using bonus attacks. Z-Mech's Missile Madness also allows him to destroy a plant with 3 health at most as well as splash damage of 1 to all other plants, allowing board control.

However, Z-Mech has a few drawbacks, most notably his hard way of dealing with tough plants. Z-Mech does not have easy access to removal cards such as Rocket Science, Cut Down to Size, Evaporate, or Locust Swarm. In addition, he does not have any PvZH Deadly IconDeadly or Amphibious zombies. This makes it really hard for Z-Mech to deal with heavy-hitting plants, and the aquatic lanes are nearly untouchable by Z-Mech's zombies, as well as the Mega-Grow class as a whole. The only methods are to fight fire with fire and beat them with tough zombies, using Cakesplosion as a substitute for instant-kill cards, or playing Stupid Cupid, then Weed Spray or Rolling Stone, which can destroy any plant unless it is PvZH Armored IconArmored or shielded. Using cards like Sumo Wrestler or Terrify can also move Amphibious plants to other lanes, allowing your zombies to destroy them. Z-Mech may also use Quasar Wizard to gain superpowers that can deal with or gain Amphibious cards. Z-Mech also lacks easy ways to draw cards in general, with Terrify and Going Viral being the only cards he can play that draw another card. To make up for this, he can use Conjuring cards to keep his hand up, preferably with Cosmic Sports Star or Cosmic Dancer in decks that make use of their respective tribes.

Against

Z-Mech shouldn't be too much of a problem if the player has the appropriate strategy to deal with him. He has no Amphibious zombies and not many methods of dealing with powerful plants. If possible, use Mayflower to gain some extra cards, or even a legendary. However, Z-Mech is excellent at disposing of weak plants, so be careful in the early game. While you can sneak around his defenses with Amphibious plants in order to damage him directly, focusing on his zombies on land is crucial, as he can cause trouble if he plays zombies like Coffee Zombie or Valkyrie. He also has access to PvZH Armored IconArmored zombies, so avoid playing weak plants, or the zombies will go nearly unaffected.

Mega-Grow heroes may struggle to build a defense against Z-Mech during the first few turns due to many early removal cards, but if you manage to boost something such as Doubled Mint successfully, Z-Mech can do almost nothing but block that plant to avoid defeat. Mega-Grow heroes can also use bonus attacks to their advantage, unless Bonus Track Buckethead is on the field.

Strategy decks

Main article: Community-built decks/Z-Mech
Z-MechH The Sporting Un-Life

PvZH Hearty Icon PvZH Crazy Icon
Team Mascot and Zombie Coach combine to make your Sports Zombies nearly impossible to destroy. Meanwhile, Sumo Wrestler helps move Plants into fights they're sure to lose, against Arm Wrestler and All-Star Zombie!
Arm WrestlerH x4 Bungee PlumberH x3 Genetic ExperimentH x3 Tennis ChampH x2 Meteor ZH x2
Quasar WizardH x3 Sumo WrestlerH x4 Cosmic Sports StarH x4 Team MascotH x4 Zombie CoachH x4
All-Star ZombieH x2 Coffee ZombieH x1 Defensive EndH x3 Zombot Battlecruiser 5000H x1


Z-MechH Dancing Machine

PvZH Hearty Icon PvZH Crazy Icon
It's a dance-off at the Cone Zone! Disco-Nauts and Cosmic Dancers show their moves in this interstellar rave, while Bonus Track Buckethead slams the breaks on your enemy's Bonus Attacks.
Bungee PlumberH x3 Camel CrossingH x1 Disco-NautH x4 Final MissionH x1 Unlife of the PartyH x4
Aerobics InstructorH x4 Cone ZoneH x3 Disco ZombieH x2 Bonus Track BucketheadH x4 Cosmic DancerH x4
Binary StarsH x4 Flamenco ZombieH x4 Disco-Tron 3000H x1 Zombot Battlecruiser 5000H x1


Z-MechH A Feast for Beasts

PvZH Hearty Icon PvZH Crazy Icon
Gargologist makes your Gargantuars cheaper, so you can play big monsters early! The trick is that Gargologist also cheapens your Gargantuar Tricks. Play Zombot's Wraths, stay alive, and unleash a devastating, early Gargantuars' Feast!
Black HoleH x3 Escape through TimeH x1 Planetary GladiatorH x3 Rolling StoneH x3 GargologistH x4
Weed SprayH x2 Zombot's WrathH x4 MedicH x2 Stupid CupidH x4 Hippity Hop GargantuarH x4
Imp-Throwing GargantuarH x2 Defensive EndH x4 Wannabe HeroH x2 Gargantuars' FeastH x2


Z-MechH Stop Hitting Yourself

PvZH Hearty Icon PvZH Crazy Icon
Fireworks Zombie and Barrel of Deadbeards hit not only Plants, but your own team as well! This means free hits on Newspaper Zombies, Gargantuar-throwing Imps, and Hippity Hop Gargantuars. For extra fun, see what happens when two Gas Giants collide!
Bungee PlumberH x2 Genetic ExperimentH x3 Barrel of DeadbeardsH x4 Cone ZoneH x3 GargologistH x4
Newspaper ZombieH x4 Quasar WizardH x4 Fireworks ZombieH x4 Zombot's WrathH x1 Gargantuar-Throwing ImpH x3
Hippity Hop GargantuarH x4 Gas GiantH x4


Z-MechH Get Down to Business

PvZH Hearty Icon PvZH Crazy Icon
Think outside the box with these Professional Zombies'client-focused, scaling, best of breed core competency: eating brains. Then maximize leverage with the synergy of a paradigm shift: a win-win situation.
Bungee PlumberH x4 Camel CrossingH x1 Healthy TreatH x4 Zombie Middle ManagerH x4 Zombology TeacherH x4
Barrel of DeadbeardsH x4 100px x4 Fireworks ZombieH x4 Going ViralH x2 LandscaperH x4
CakesplosionH x1 The ChickeningH x2 Foot Soldier ZombieH x2


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Trivia

Z-Mech sad face

The small sad face

  • Z-Mech's comic illustrates him using Rocket Science missiles to attack the plants. However, this is not possible in-game, as Rocket Science is in the PvZH Brainy IconBrainy class, which he does not lead.
    • Z-Mech is also illustrated to be an in-game Imp, but when he comes out in his Mech, he appears as a completely different looking Imp, which is another inconsistency in the comic.
  • During the Z-Mech's idle animation, its Imp sometimes breathes into the Z-Mech's window, and the player can see an "evil" face on it.
    • This face was originally a small, sad face.
    • It would also sometimes say "Evil," as well.
  • When Z-Mech is damaged or defeated, the Imp inside face-plants into the glass.
  • Before update 1.16.10, he was the only zombie hero to be able to hit the opposing hero via his signature superpower.
  • He shares the same battle music as Rustbolt and Professor Brainstorm.
    • Coincidentally, they all lack Amphibious zombies.
    • Out of the three, Z-Mech is the only one who doesn't lead the Brainy class.
  • Z-Mech is one of the three zombie heroes that faces the same direction as the plant hero, regardless of which side the player is playing as, the others being Impfinity and Neptuna.
    • Out of the three, Z-Mech is the only one that doesn't lead the PvZH Sneaky IconSneaky class.
  • He is one of the three zombie heroes that is an Imp, the other 2 being Impfinity and Huge-Gigantacus.
    • Out of the three, Z-Mech is the only one that doesn't lead the Sneaky class.
  • Crazy Dave's description of Z-Mech is false even after update 1.16.10 as when he uses Missile Madness, he shoots only one missile at a selected plant.
  • He is one of the four heroes based off a class in Garden Warfare 2, with the others being Rose, Citron and Super Brainz.
  • He has access to the most professional cards out of all zombie heroes.
V · T · E Zombies in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes
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
Colossal Cards
Uncommon Haunting Ghost
Rare Primordial Cheese Shover
Super-Rare Extinction Event · Ancient Vimpire
Legendary Mondo Bronto
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 · 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
Colossal Cards
Uncommon Copter Commando
Rare Zom-Blob
Super-Rare Evolutionary Leap · Parasol Zombie
Legendary Gargantuar Mime
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
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
Colossal Cards
Uncommon Mystery Egg · Sugary Treat
Rare Gizzard Lizard
Super-Rare Quickdraw Con Man
Legendary Tankylosaurus
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
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
Colossal Cards
Uncommon Healthy Treat · Zombie Middle Manager
Rare Primeval Yeti
Super-Rare Jurassic Fossilhead
Legendary Stompadon
Event Cards Zombology Teacher · Gargologist · Turkey Rider · Going Viral · Bonus Track Buckethead · Defensive End
Token Cards 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
Colossal Cards
Uncommon Swabbie · Barrel of Barrels
Rare Blowgun Imp
Super-Rare Cursed Gargolith
Legendary Zombot Aerostatic Gondola
Event Cards Imposter · Fire Rooster · Imp-Throwing Imp · Captain Flameface · Zombie High Diver · Trapper Zombie
Token Cards Impfinity Clone · 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