Zombot Sphinx-inator is the boss of Ancient Egypt in Plants vs. Zombies 2 controlled by Dr. Zomboss, and is battled in Ancient Egypt - Day 25, Day 35 and possibly Modern Day - Day 32. It can send out any zombie from Ancient Egypt, excluding the Flag Mummy Zombie, Ra Zombie, and Camel Zombies. It takes up a two-by-two area at the right side of the lawn, jumping to different rows occasionally. It can only send out zombies in two rows at a time, and it can only be attacked in the two rows it occupies at any one time. Unlike the original Zombot, the Sphinx-inator can be attacked at any time, provided there are plants in the same row he moves to.

Almanac entry

International version

Zombot Sphinx-inator

SPEED: Hungry

The destroyer of plants from the ancient sands.

Special: missile attack can create tombstones

To add that extra bit of wickedness to the Sphinx-inator Dr. Zomboss chiseled his creation from the stonework of cursed tombs. You should not take this instance of reuse and recycle to mean he's going green. The only thing green about him is his tongue.

Chinese version

    Dr. Zomboss, driving a high-tech car specially built for the desert, will use a variety of attacks.

    Everyone says that cars take after their owners, this phrase also applies to him.

    In Chinese:
    驾驶沙漠专用高科技座驾的僵尸博士 , 会使用多种攻击方式 。

    都说车如其人 , 这句话对僵尸博士也一样适用 。


The Zombot Sphinx-inator approximately absorbs 18500 damage per shot. Its appearance changes upon absorbing 4000 and 12000 damage per shot before dying at 18500 damage per shot.


The Zombot Sphinx-inator randomly performs one of the following actions:

Phase HP Summoned zombies
1 4000 Mummy Zombie2 Conehead Mummy2 Buckethead Mummy2 Tomb Raiser Zombie2
2 8000 Conehead Mummy2 Buckethead Mummy2 Mummified Gargantuar2 (summons Imp Mummy2) Imp Mummy2
3 6500 Conehead Mummy2 Buckethead Mummy2 Explorer Zombie2 Tomb Raiser Zombie2 Pharaoh Zombie2
China only: Mummified Gargantuar2 (summons Imp Mummy2)

Phase HP Summoned zombies
1  ??? Conehead Mummy2 Buckethead Mummy2 Pyramid-Head Zombie2 Tomb Raiser Zombie2
2  ??? Buckethead Mummy2 Explorer Zombie2 Torchlight Zombie2
3  ??? Conehead Mummy2 Pyramid-Head Zombie2 Torchlight Zombie2 Tomb Raiser Zombie2 Pharaoh Zombie2 Mummified Gargantuar2 (summons Imp Mummy2)

  • A target will appear on a random space and the Sphinx-inator will shoot a missile at that space, destroying any plant on it, attempting to create two tombstones in an adjacent tile. On Day 35, the missiles will create four tombstones instead of two. If the player quickly selects a plant and plant on the tile the bone's about to land, the tombstone will not be created and the plant will remain.
  • The Sphinx-inator will tap its front two legs on the ground, step back, and then charge forwards, destroying all plants and zombies in two rows. It will then stop short of the lawn mowers, and jump back to the rightmost column.
    • It is possible to stun it with the Plant Food effects of Repeaters, Bloomerangs, Bonk Choys or Cabbage-pults when it uses this attack, preventing the attack from destroying two whole rows.
    • A Wall-nut boosted with Plant Food will also have its armor stop the attack at the cost of destroying the armor, but the Zombot Sphinx-inator will not take any direct damage.


See Ancient Egypt - Day 25, Ancient Egypt - Day 35, Modern Day - Day 32, and Ancient Egypt - Ultimate Challenge.


Plants vs. Zombies 2

Chinese version (China only)



  • Its Almanac entry says the only thing green about Dr. Zomboss is his tongue, which is incorrect because his body is green, and if one looks closely, his tongue is in a normal pinkish hue.
  • When the Zombot Sphinx-inator is frozen and about to shoot a missile, it will be blue, but when it comes back from the top, it is no longer frozen.
  • Before the 2.3 update, if an Iceberg Lettuce was hit with a missile, the Iceberg Lettuce would somehow freeze the Zombot Sphinx-inator.
  • The missiles launch Tomb Raiser Zombie's bones on tiles surrounding where it hit on tiles.
  • In the Chinese version, its Almanac icon looks different as it shows the Zombot's full body.
  • In the Chinese version of Plants vs. Zombies 2 before the 1.8.0 version, battling this Zombot can have the following:
    • A conveyor-belt manner which is the typical type (Level 1);
    • A Last Stand without the aid of sun-producing plants (Level 2);
    • And lastly, a Last Stand manner with the aid of sun-producing plants but the Zombot Sphinx-inator will have four phases of health. (Level 3)
  • In the Chinese version of Plants vs. Zombies 2, previously, there was the boss music in the battle. But then, the boss music has been replaced by the Player's House music.
  • In the Chinese version, when it summons zombies, its mouth looks different from the International version. This is shared with the Zombot Plank Walker, the Zombot War Wagon and the Zombot Tomorrow-tron.
  • In the Chinese version before the 1.8.0 version, the Zombot Sphinx-inator will automatically disappear instead of teleporting after the player gets the prize.
  • In the Chinese version before the 1.9.0 version, it was one of the only Zombots which only took up 1 row, the others being the Zombot Dark Dragon, the Zombot Sharktronic Sub, and the Zombot Vulture Fighter.
  • There is a glitch where after the Zombot is defeated and when the player plants the Iceberg Lettuce on it and after the money bag is collected, it would slow the Zombot down when Dr. Zomboss is about to teleport away.
    • Also, in Modern Day - Day 32, there is another glitch where after the Zombot is defeated and when the player plants the Spikeweed underneath, it will still attack the Zombot.
    • Additionally, when the player plants a Spring Bean underneath a Zombot, it will look like it is ready to bounce, but it does not bounce the Zombot back.
  • The "-inator" in the title may be a reference to Phineas and Ferb, as Heinz Doofenshmirtz builds machines that always have the suffix of "inator."

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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