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Barrel Zombie was a zombie from Plants vs. Zombies Adventures. He acted like normal zombies usually do, walking and eating plants. However, when his barrel was destroyed, he ran very fast and did not eat any plants, except for Wall-nuts, Hard-nuts, and unarmed Popcorns directly in his path.


He is named after a barrel, a hollow cylindrical container traditionally made from wooden staves bound by wooden or metal hoops, specifically the one he is wearing around his body.

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Barrel Zombie gets all his barrels from Barrel Zombie Discount Barrel Supply Chain, which was really struggling before the zombie apocalypse.

-Plants vs. Zombies Adventures Facebook Page



The barrel can be destroyed in one shot from a Flaming Pea, rendering him much easier to destroy. His speed doubles when the barrel is destroyed and ignores all plants other than a non-adjacent Wall-nut, Hard-nut, or an unarmed Popcorn.

When using Barrel Zombie in other towns, after the barrel is broken, he runs extremely fast, avoiding other plants. This makes an effective way of entering the house quickly. However, Wall-nuts, Hard-nuts, and other barriers in his path can stop this.



  • His barrel has three X's on it.
    • This is because barrels with X's on them carry alcoholic beverages, it was implied that the Barrel Zombie's barrel used to contain some type of alcoholic beverage before being worn by the Barrel Zombie.
  • If his barrel was broken while he is frozen by ZombiFreeze or a Zombie Zapper, he will run in place.
  • He appears to be similar to the Newspaper Zombie and the Sunday Edition Zombie, as all three are in their underwear and have armor that covers them.
    • Additionally, when their armor is destroyed, they will become faster.
    • They also share this trait with Pharaoh Zombie and Fossilhead Zombie.
      • However, he runs from embarrassment, while Newspaper Zombie and Sunday Edition Zombie run of anger, and Pharaoh Zombie runs because of his heavy sarcophagus being destroyed. Fossilhead, however, just gains a slight speed boost, to Normal Speed Zombie after his fossil is destroyed.
  • He acted like a reverse Rocket Zombie, as he gained speed when his armor was destroyed.
  • He and Ice Block Zombie shared the same weakness, which was the Flaming Pea.
  • He was the first new zombie that appeared in Plants vs. Zombies Adventures.
  • He was featured at the end of the Plants vs. Zombies Adventures game trailer.
    • In the trailer, a pea is seen destroying the barrel. When this occurs, the actual zombie appears naked, as parts of him are blurred out.
    • He is one of the three zombies to have a visible butt crack in the whole series, the other ones are Engineer and Gargantuar Zombie.
  • He was the first zombie to wear a barrel. The second is Barrel Pirate.
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