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The Pogo Zombie is a kind of vaulting zombie that does multiple jumps over your plants. It takes about 17 normal damage shots before dying, but because of its speed, it's hard to hit him that much. However, Tall-nuts will stop them from jumping and Magnet-shrooms will steal their pogo sticks. They are first encountered during the Fog levels and he is the 19th Zombie encountered in Adventure Mode.

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Overview

Absorbs 17 normal damage shots. Appearance changes upon absorption of 6 and 13 normal damage shots before dying at 17 normal damage shots.


Strategy

Tall-nuts will stop these zombies cold, and Magnet-shrooms will take away their pogo sticks, causing them to act like a normal zombie. The Squash is a good final line of defense, as it will take the Pogo Zombie out even Pogo Zombies in the Pogo Party Mini-game. as it tries to jump over it.

The Split Pea, the Starfruit, and the Gloom-shroom are also useful against the Pogo Zombie, as the Split Pea and Starfruit shoot behind themselves after the Pogo Zombie jumps over them, and two Gloom-shrooms deal enough damage to kill them while the zombies are attempting to jump. This can be more effective than Tall-nuts or Magnet-shrooms, as Magnet-shrooms must recharge before being used again, and Tall-nuts will be eaten after enough zombies bite it. When Pogo Zombies lose their pogo stick, their movement will be very similar to a regular Zombie. However, they move slightly faster than a normal Zombie would walk, approximately the


as it tries to jump over it.

The Split Pea, the Starfruit, and the Gloom-shroom are also useful against the Pogo Zombie, as the Split Pea and Starfruit shoot behind themselves after the Pogo Zombie jumps over them, and two Gloom-shrooms deal enough damage to kill them while the zombies are attempting to jump. This can be more effective than Tall-nuts or Magnet-shrooms, as Magnet-shrooms must recharge before being used again, and Tall-nuts will be eaten after enough zombies bite it. When Pogo Zombies lose their pogo stick, their movement will be very similar to a regular Zombie. However, they move slightly faster than a normal Zombie would walk, approximately the

Trivia

  1. The Pogo Zombie is one of the three zombies (along with Dr. Zomboss and the Zomboni) that aren't affected by Butter.
   * This only applies if it still has its pogo stick. 
  1. It is the only non-regular zombie that has a movement similar to an ordinary zombie when its pogo stick is removed from him.
  2. Like the Balloon Zombie while it's in the air and the Zomboni, It cannot be frozen solid by Ice-shrooms while it has its pogo stick, but can be slowed down.
  3. The Pogo Zombie is the only Vaulting Zombie that can jump over plants more than once.
  4. The Pogo Zombie is one of four zombies to have a Mini-game exclusively about them, as it is featured in the Pogo Party Mini-game, with the other three being Dr. Zomboss in Dr. Zomboss's Revenge, the Zombie Bobsled Team in Bobsled Bonanza and the Snorkel Zombie in Zombiquarium.
  5. The Pogo Zombie, Jack-in-the-Box Zombie, Flag Zombie, Pole Vaulting Zombie, Gargantuar and the Digger Zombie are the only zombies that carry something that is not a shield.
  6. Before the Pogo Zombie enters the screen, you can hear the sound of it's oily stick.
   * This sound will continue after the Pogo Zombie enters your house. 
  1. When a Pogo Zombie is slowed down, its bouncing rate will still be the same, but its speed will become slower, and it also has to bounce two times to jump over a plant when it is frozen. However, for a Cob Cannon, it will have to jump four times due to the larger size.
  2. Both the Pogo Zombie and the Umbrella Leaf have the word "SPROING" in their Suburban Almanac entries.
  3. You can only see the Pogo Zombie when it enters the chimney.
  4. The Pogo Zombie is one of the five zombies that has eyewear, the others being the new Dancing Zombie, the Snorkel Zombie, the Zombie Bobsled Team, and the Newspaper Zombie.
   * The Pogo Zombie and the Newspaper Zombie have similar eyeglasses