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Zombies are reanimated, mindless, decaying corpses with a hunger for human brains. They are the main antagonists of Plants vs. Zombies 2, as the objective of the game is to prevent them from eating the player's brains. Zombies, like their defensive counterparts the plants, are varied in strength as well as speed, and command unique aspects which must be countered appropriately.
A total of 135 zombies appear in the game but if the zombies in the Chinese version are included, the grand total is 171.
List of zombies
- Creeper - Takes 7.5 seconds to move one square.
- Stiff - Takes 6.75 seconds to move one square.
- Basic - Takes 5.0 seconds to move one square.
- Hungry - Takes 3.75 seconds to move one square.
- Speedy - Takes 2.5 seconds to move one square.
- Flighty - Takes 0.5 seconds to move one square.
- Fragile - Absorbs 0.25-4.5 normal damage shots.
- Average - Absorbs 9.5-10 normal damage shots.
- Solid - Absorbs 12-16 normal damage shots.
- Protected - Absorbs 17-30 normal damage shots.
- Dense - Absorbs 34-50 normal damage shots.
- Hardened - Absorbs 62-85 normal damage shots.
- Machined - Absorbs 90-125 normal damage shots.
- Great - Absorbs 180-270 normal damage shots.
- Undying - Absorbs 650-2700 normal damage shots.
|Name||Image||Toughness||Health||Speed||Special||First appears in*|
|Basic Zombie||Average||9.25||Basic||Day 1|
|Flag Zombie||Average||9.25||Basic||Appears during a huge wave of zombies.||Day 1|
|Vase Gargantuar||Great||180||Stiff (in-game: Basic)||Crushes plants, launches Imp when enough damage is taken.||Boss Vase|
|Mummy Zombie||Average||9.25||Basic||Day 1|
|Flag Mummy Zombie||Average||9.25||Basic||Appears during a huge wave of zombies.||Day 1|
|Ra Zombie||Average||9.25||Basic||Tries to steal sun.||Day 1|
|Camel Zombies||Protected||20.25 (per zombie)|
|Creeper (shared slowing)||Arrives in a group of three zombies or more.||Day 6|
|Explorer Zombie||Solid||11.75||Hungry||Torch destroys plant on contact, only when not extinguished.||Day 9|
|Tomb Raiser Zombie||Protected||18.25||Basic||Creates tombstones on random tiles of the lawn.||Day 10|
|Basic, Speedy after losing armor||Sarcophagus protects him from getting killed in one hit.||Day 12|
|Mummified Gargantuar||Great||180||Hungry||Crushes plants, launches Imp Mummy when enough damage is taken.||Day 8|
|Imp Mummy||Average||9.25||Hungry||Day 8|
|Zombot Sphinx-inator||Undying||925||Hungry||Missiles can create tombstones.||Day 25|
|Pirate Zombie||Average||9.25||Basic||Day 1|
|Flag Pirate Zombie||Average||9.25||Basic||Appears during a huge wave of zombies.||Day 1|
|Swashbuckler Zombie||Average||9.25||Basic||Lands four tiles into the player's lawn.||Day 1|
|Seagull Zombie||Solid (in-game Average)||13.5||Speedy||Bypasses low defenses like Spikeweed and Iceberg Lettuce by flying over them.||Day 2|
|Barrel Roller Zombie||Hardened||64.25|
|Hungry||Crushes plants with barrel, Imps appear from the barrel when destroyed.||Day 7|
|Imp Pirate Zombie||Average||9.25||Hungry||Day 7|
|Imp Cannon||Protected||30||Basic (in-game: N/A)||Fires Imp Pirate Zombies to mid-lawn, explodes into a shower of Imps if not destroyed quickly.||Day 10|
|Pirate Captain Zombie||Protected||20.25||Stiff||Can release a Zombie Parrot, which can steal a plant.||Day 9|
|Zombie Parrot||Solid||15||Flighty||Can fly to plants in other lanes to take them away.||Day 9|
|Gargantuar Pirate||Great||180||Hungry||Crushes plants, launches Imp Pirate when enough damage is taken.||Day 8|
|Zombot Plank Walker||Undying||1375||Hungry||Cannon can rain down Imps past your defenses.||Day 25|
|Cowboy Zombie||Solid (in-game: Average)||9.25|
|Flag Cowboy Zombie||Solid (in-game: Average)||9.25|
|Basic||Appears during a huge wave of zombies.||Day 1|
|Prospector Zombie||Average||9.25||Stiff||Appears on the left side of the player's lawn when its dynamite explodes, then walks backwards.||Day 2|
|Pianist Zombie||Hardened (in-game: Dense)||40.25||Creeper||Crushes plants with piano, cowboy zombies switch lanes.||Day 3|
|Poncho Zombie||Solid/Hardened||12.25 or 67.25|
|Basic||Sometimes wears a protective metal grate.||Day 5|
|Chicken Wrangler Zombie||Average||9.25||Basic||Summons zombie chickens when damaged.||Day 10|
|Zombie Chicken||Fragile||0.25||Flighty||Day 10|
|Zombie Bull||Hardened||65||Flighty (in-game: Speedy), Stiff after launching the rider||Launches a low flying Zombie Bull Rider past your defenses.||Day 13|
|Zombie Bull Rider||Average||9.25||Hungry||Day 8|
|Wild West Gargantuar||Great||180||Hungry||Crushes plants, launches Zombie Bull Rider when enough damage is taken.||Day 8|
|Zombot War Wagon||Undying||1275||Hungry||Missile attack can target mine carts.||Day 25|
|Future Zombie||Average||9.25||Basic||Day 1|
|Future Conehead Zombie||Protected||27.25|
|Future Buckethead Zombie||Hardened||64.25|
|Future Flag Zombie||Average||9.25||Basic||Appears during a huge wave of zombies.||Day 1|
|Jetpack Zombie||Average (in-game: Solid)||15.25||Speedy||Bypasses the defenses by flying over them.||Day 1|
|Shield Zombie||Average (in-game: Protected)/|
Hardened (Force Field)
|25 or 85|
60 (force field)
|Basic||Creates a shield to protect from incoming attacks.||Day 2|
|Bug Bot Imp||Average||13.5||Hungry||Day 3|
|Robo-Cone Zombie||Machined||125||Stiff||Day 5|
|Disco-tron 3000||Machined||100||Basic||Summons Disco Jetpack Zombies.|
|Disco Jetpack Zombie||Average (in-game: Solid)||15.25||Speedy||Bypasses the defenses by flying over them.|
|Mecha-Football Zombie||Machined||100||Basic||Pushes plants to the left instead of eating.|
|Gargantuar Prime||Great||180||Stiff||Crushes plants, randomly burns tiles with laser eyes, launches Bug Bot Imp when enoughl damage is taken.||Day 8|
|Zombot Tomorrow-tron||Undying||2700||Hungry||Missile attacks can destroy Power Tiles.||Day 25|
|Peasant Zombie||Average||9.25||Basic||Night 1|
80 (knight helm)
|Peasant Flag Zombie||Average||9.25||Basic||Appears during a huge wave of zombies.||Night 1|
|Imp Monk Zombie||Average||9.25||Basic||Night 3|
|Jester Zombie||Protected||20.25||Basic, Hungry when spinning||Returns all physical projectiles that are shot at it.||Night 5|
|Dark Ages Gargantuar||Great||180||Hungry||Crushes plants, launches Imp Monk when enough damage is taken.||Night 10|
|Wizard Zombie||Protected||23.5||Creeper||Transforms plants into sheep, which come back to normal when the zombie dies.||Night 11|
|Zombie King||Dense||50||N/A||Grants knight helms to nearby peasant zombies.||Night 16|
|Announcer Imp*||N/A||Get crushed by the Zombie King after announcing its arrival.*||Night 16|
|Imp Dragon Zombie||Average||9.25||Hungry||Immune to fire damage.||Night 20|
|Zombot Dark Dragon||Undying||1050||Hungry||Lobbed fireballs can hatch Imp Dragon Zombies.||Night 20|
|Big Wave Beach|
|Beach Flag Zombie||Average||9.25||Basic||Appears during a huge wave of zombies.||Day 1|
|Snorkel Zombie||Protected||16.5||Basic||Submerges on the water to avoid straight attacks.||Day 6|
|Imp Mermaid Zombie||Average||9.25||Hungry||Day 4|
|Surfer Zombie||Protected||24.5 (surfing)|
16.5 (on land)
Basic (on land)
|Can crush a plant with his board.||Day 11|
|Deep Sea Gargantuar||Great||180||Hungry||Crushes plants, launches Imp Mermaid when enough damage is taken.||Day 8|
|Fisherman Zombie||Dense||50||N/A||Pulls plants to the right.
Plants next to him are tossed off the lawn.
|Octo Zombie||Hardened (in-game: Dense)||43.5||Creeper||Bound plants are passive until their octopus is destroyed.||Day 17|
|Zombot Sharktronic Sub||Undying||1475||Hungry||Mouth turbine can pull plants to it.|
Summoned zombie sharks can consume plants.
|Cave Zombie||Average||9.25||Basic||Day 1|
|Cave Conehead Zombie||Protected||27.25|
|Cave Buckethead Zombie||Hardened||64.25|
80 (ice block)
|Cave Flag Zombie||Average||9.25||Basic||Appears during a huge wave of zombies.||Day 1|
|Hunter Zombie||Hardened (in-game: Dense)||33.5||Creeper||Throws snowballs which freeze the player's plants.||Day 4|
|Yeti Imp||Average||9.25||Hungry||Immune to freezing effects, however, he still can be slowed down.||Day 7|
|Dodo Rider Zombie||Dense (in-game: Protected)||24.5||Speedy||Flies randomly to go over slider tiles and over plants.||Day 9|
|Troglobite||Dense (in-game: Protected)||22.5||Basic||Pushes frozen Yeti Imps across the lawn.||Day 17|
|Weasel Hoarder||Average||9.25||Basic||Weasels are summoned when her log is shattered.||Day 22|
|Ice Weasel||Fragile||2||Flighty||Unaffected by sliders.||Day 22|
|Sloth Gargantuar||Great||180||Hungry||Crushes plants, launches 3 Yeti Imps one by one when enough damage is taken.||Day 13|
|Zombot Tuskmaster 10,000 BC||Undying||650 (90 for breaking ice barrier)||Hungry (in-game: N/A)||Can freeze columns and plants.||Day 30|
|Adventurer Zombie||Average||9.25||Basic||Day 1|
|Conehead Adventurer Zombie||Protected||27.25|
|Buckethead Adventurer Zombie||Hardened||64.25|
|Flag Adventurer Zombie||Average||9.25||Basic||Appears during a huge wave of zombies.||Day 1|
|Lost Pilot Zombie||Solid||15.25||Basic||Drops in past defenses, eats what's below him, and eventually will start walking forward.||Day 2|
|Lost City Imp Zombie||Average||9.25||Hungry||Day 8|
|Excavator Zombie||Protected||17.75||Speedy||Digs plants up and tosses them behind him. His shovel makes him invulnerable to straight projectiles.||Day 4|
|Parasol Zombie||Protected (in-game: Solid)||15.25||Hungry||Protects herself and zombies behind her from lobbed shots by deflecting them with her parasol.||Day 7|
|Bug Zombie||Protected||18||Speedy||Carries a Basic, Conehead, or Buckethead Adventurer Zombie quickly over defenses and into the lawn. Drops the zombie upon death.||Day 11|
|Porter Gargantuar||Great||180||Hungry||Crushes plants, launches Lost City Imp when enough damage is taken.||Day 12|
|Imp Porter||Protected||16||Basic||Sets up a campsite on the first Gold Tile he encounters. The campsite spawns basic variants of zombies.||Day 17|
|Relic Hunter Zombie||Dense||38||Stiff||Can land four, five or six tiles into the player's lawn.||Day 23|
|Turquoise Skull Zombie||Solid||12||Basic||Tries to steal sun and burns plants four tiles in front of him with his skull.||Day 27|
|Zombot Aerostatic Gondola||Undying||1390||Hungry||Drops bags of sand to active Fire Trap Tiles.||Day 32|
|Neon Mixtape Tour|
|Neon Zombie||Average||9.25||Basic||Day 1|
|Neon Flag Zombie||Average||9.25||Basic||Appears during a huge wave of zombies.||Day 1|
|Impunk||Average||9.25||Hungry||Punk jam gives him a speed boost.||Day 11|
|Hair Metal Gargantuar||Great||180||Hungry||Crushes plants, additionally releasing a shockwave that instantly kills the first non-defensive plant on the lane. Launches Impunk when enough damage is taken.||Day 12|
|Punk Zombie||Solid||12||Hungry||Moshes plants back a space when the Punk jam is playing.||Day 2|
|Glitter Zombie||Protected||24||Basic||Trails glamorous rainbows that protect zombies behind her when Pop jam is playing.||Day 6|
|MC Zom-B||Solid||12||Hungry||Spins microphone to damage nearby plants when Rap jam is playing.||Day 10|
|Breakdancer Zombie||Solid||12||Hungry||Kicks zombies forward when Rap jam is playing.||Day 17|
|Arcade Zombie||Dense||24||Basic||Pushes an arcade cabinet that spits out 8-Bit Zombies when Arcade jam is playing.||Day 22|
|8-Bit Zombie||Average||Respectively 9.25, 27.75, and 64.25||Basic||Day 22|
|Boombox Zombie||Solid||12||Basic||Holds aloft a boom box that tranquilizes all plants with its heartfelt tunes.||Day 27|
|Zombot Multi-stage Masher||Undying||925||Hungry (in-game: N/A)||Summons zombies depending of the jam playing and drops speakers into the player's lawn.||Day 32|
|Jurassic Zombie||Average||9.5||Hungry||Day 1|
|Jurassic Conehead||Protected||27.75||Hungry||Day 1|
|Jurassic Buckethead||Hardened||64.25||Basic||Day 1|
|Stiff||Speeds up when losing headwear.
Eating speed is increased by 50%.
|Jurassic Flag Zombie||Average||9.25||Hungry||Appears during a huge wave of zombies.||Day 1|
|Jurassic Imp||Fragile||4.5||Speedy||Eating speed is doubled.||Day 5|
|Jurassic Gargantuar||Great||270||Stiff||Crushes plants. Launches Jurassic Imp when enough damage is taken.||Day 12|
|Jurassic Bully||Machined (In-game: Dense)||52.25||Basic||Immune to Primal Peashooter's knockback.||Day 21|
|Zombot Dinotronic Mechasaur||Undying||975||Hungry||Uses lasers, missiles and dinosaurs to attack plants.||Day 32|
|Gargantuar||Great||180||Hungry||Crushes plants, launches Imp when enough damage is taken.||Day 4|
|Newspaper Zombie||Hardened (In-game: Dense)||40||Basic, Flighty when losing newspaper||Gains a speed boost in walking and eating when newspaper is destroyed.||Day 3|
|Balloon Zombie||Solid (In-game: Dense)||44||Speedy||Bypasses the defenses by flying over them, until its balloon is popped.||Day 9|
|All-Star Zombie||Hardened (In-game: Dense)||52.5||Flighty, Stiff after tackling||Tackles the first plant he encounters, killing it instantly, then walks normally.||Day 21|
|Super-Fan Imp||Average (In-game: Solid)||13.5||Hungry||Explodes when reaching a plant in the leftmost columns, instantly killing it.||Day 24|
|Treasure Yeti||Dense||34||Basic||Appears randomly (the player will get a notification if the game is not opened) and always gives 1000 coins.||Any level|
|Conehead Kung-Fu Zombie||Protected||27.25|
|Buckethead Kung-Fu Zombie||Hardened||64.25|
|Flag Kung-Fu Zombie||Average||9.25||Basic|
|Torch Kung-Fu Zombie||Solid||12||Hungry||Torch destroys plant on contact, only when not extinguished.|
|Hammer Zombie||Protected||22||Stiff||Returns straight-shooting physical projectiles that are shot at it.|
Speedy after drinking
|Speeds up after drinking.|
|Qigong Zombie||Protected||21||Stiff||Pulls plants to the right.|
Explodes when it encounters a plant; freezing plants can disarm the bomb.
|Gong Zombie||Average||9.25||Hungry||Summons Blew Zombies while banging its gong.|
|Admiral Helmet Zombie||Machined||89.25|
|Flag Monk Zombie||Average||9.25||Basic|
|Torch Monk Zombie||Solid||12||Hungry||Spins it torch relentlessly to deal with the player's plants.|
|Swordsman Zombie||Protected||17||Basic||Slices plants, instantly killing them.|
|Nunchaku Zombie||Average||21||Stiff||Returns projectiles that are shot at it and strikes at the player's plants.|
|Drinking Monk Zombie||Average||28||Hungry,|
Speedy after drinking
|After drinking, it speeds up and can instantly kill the player's plants.|
|Tiger Imp*||Average||9.25||Flighty||Flies over some plants, then lands down and continues walking at a very fast speed.|
|Imp Monk||Average (In-game: Solid)||12||Hungry||Flies over some plants, then lands down and continues walking.|
|Han Bronze||Great||350||Hungry (in-game: Stiff, Hungry when enough damage is taken)||Crushes plants, speeds up when on low health.|
|Knight Bronze||Great||350||Hungry (in-game: Stiff, Hungry when enough damage is taken)||Crushes plants, jumps to the least protected row.|
|Qigong Bronze||Great||350||Hungry (in-game: Stiff, Hungry when enough damage is taken)||Crushes plants, pulls plants forward, summons other zombies.|
|Gunpowder Devil||Undying||2400||Hungry||The midpoint boss of Kung-Fu World.|
|Knife-Wielding Swordsman||Undying||4000||Hungry||The boss of Kung-Fu World.|
|Rogue Zombie||Average||9.25||Basic||Can turn invisible.|
|Archmage Zombie||Average||9.25||Stiff||Can shoot projectiles at your plants to make them sleep.|
|Cavalry Zombie||Hardened||65||Speedy (in-game: Flighty), Stiff after launching rider||Launches a low flying Knight Zombie over plants.|
|Big Wave Beach|
|Basic||Can absorb a lot of damage and instantly kill normal-health plants.|
|Chief Ice Wind Zombie||Dense||34||Speedy||Slowly freezes all plants in its lane.|
|Skiing Zombie||Dense||34||Speedy||Skis over defenses using the Walrus Zombie.|
|Walrus Zombie||Dense||34||Speedy||Becomes a slope for Skiing Zombie and creates ice paths that speed zombies up.|
|Castle in the Sky|
|Conehead Pilot Zombie||Protected||27.75(18.50 helmet, 9.25 zombie)||Basic|
|Buckethead Pilot Zombie||Hardened||64.25 (55 helmet ,9.25 zombie)||Basic|
|Flag Pilot Zombie||Average||9.25||Basic||Leads the arrival of a large wave of flying zombies.|
|Flying Imp Zombie||Fragile||5||Hungry||Thrown by Flying Gargantuars and Transport Boats in your defenses. When thrown by Flying Gargantuars, it will walk backwards.|
|Zombie Fighter||Average||9.5||Stiff||Uses machine gun to attack plants and the home ship.|
|Double-Cabin Aircraft Zombie||Hardened||62||Speedy||Can only fall after both cabins are destroyed.|
|Lightning Gun Zombie||Hardened||62||Creeper||Uses a lightning gun to attack plants with plasma.|
|Arbiter-X||Hardened||62||Hungry||Creates an invisible light that makes Zombies behind him invisible.|
|Flying Gargantuar||Great||180||Hungry||Smashes all the plants and fires Flying Imps to the ship.|
|Lost Guide Zombie||Average||10||Creeper||Opens a secret door to allow zombies to travel quickly|
|Lost Doctor Zombie||Average||10||Creeper||Use syringes to boost zombies' speeds or uses them to cause damage to plants.|
|Chinese Treasure Yeti||Dense||34||Basic||Runs away after a short while|
Carries puzzle pieces
|Lion Dancer Zombie*||Hardened
|20||Basic||Can breathe fire on plants|
Drops money bag or costume Puzzle Piece of chosen plant.
|God of Wealth*||Undying||400||Basic||Fires gold pieces at a random plant|
Drops 6 Gold Coins and a red packet
|Ingot Thief Zombie*||Average||9.25||Basic||Steals ingots and lands four tiles into the player's lawn|
- A * means that this Zombie is not in the Almanac.
- None of these international zombies has the first letter U and Y.
- All of the Jurassic Marsh zombies start with letter J except Zombot Dinotronic Mechasaur.
- Besides the Chinese zombies:
- Knight Zombie is the only zombie that has the first letter K.
- Vase Gargantuar is the only zombie that has the first letter V.
- Octo Zombie is the only zombie that has the first letter O.
- Camel Zombies is the only zombie that has the last letter S.
- Disco-tron 3000 is the only zombie that has the last character as a number.
- Zombie King is the only zombie that has last letter G.
- Before the 2.4.1 update, Pharaoh Zombie had Dense toughness and it absorbed 73.75 normal damage shots.
- Before the 1.7 update, Zombie Bull Rider's speed was Basic.
- All of the Zombots' health are different from each other. It seems like some Zombots are stronger than the others while all of them are bosses of each world they appear. This may be because each boss battle has offensive plants that do a certain amount of damage; as some do greater or lower damage in each world, possibly to balance the duration of each boss battle.
- Zombie King and Fisherman Zombie are the only zombies that do not have its speed listed, simply because they don't move at all.
- Before the 1.2 update in the Chinese version, Gargantuar Bronzes had Average toughness and it absorbed 350 normal damage shots.
- Before the 1.2 update in the Chinese version, Qigong Bronze’s speed was listed as Stiff.
- Before the 3.3.2 update, Dodo Rider Zombie had Hardened toughness and Creeper Speed and it absorbed 24.5 normal damage shots with no degrades.