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For the version in Plants vs. Zombies 3, see Blockbuster.

Blockbuster is a colossal rare plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the PvZH Guardian Icon.pngGuardian class. She costs 4SunPvZH.png to play and has 3StrengthPvZH.png/3HeartPvZH.png. She has the PvZH Truestrike Icon.pngBullseye trait, and her Plant Evolution ability instantly destroys all zombies on the lane she is on and the lanes adjacent to it that are in gravestones.


She is based on a Grave Buster with more vines and a primal yellow striped pattern, and on top of a destroyed gravestone.

Her ability is a pun on "blockbuster," an informal term used to describe a high-budget production aimed at mass markets, with associated merchandising, on which the financial fortunes of a film studio or a distributor depended, as Blockbuster's ability literally busts (destroys) blocks (gravestones).


  • Class: Guardian
  • Tribe: Root Plant
  • Trait: PvZH Truestrike Icon.pngBullseye
  • Ability: Plant Evolution: Destroy all Gravestones here and next door.
  • Set - Rarity: Colossal - Rare

Card description

They call it a graveyard. She calls it a buffet.

Update history

Update 1.22.12

  • Added to the game.



Blockbuster doesn't have good stats, only being average only via the help of Starch-Lord. However, Blockbuster's main use is to destroy gravestones. While Grave Buster is cheaper, Blockbuster can destroy up to 3 at once. It is also a fighter, so it is possible to reuse her via Bouncing cards (mainly as Citron or Beta-Carrotina since they are the only heroes with access to such cards); activating her ability won't be difficult either, since the Evolution ability can be used on any plant.

It is best to play this card on another plant when there are a lot of gravestones to get rid of multiple zombies. This is an especially good idea if a Mixed-Up Gravedigger was played beforehand, as there is a three-in-five chance at most that you will take down Mixed-Up Gravedigger before it can even attack. Due to her ability, she will also leave multiple open lanes unless the zombie hero somehow plays zombies (like Beam me Up) in the tricks phase.

Since her ability is the only viable aspect about her, it is always best to play this on another plant. Using swarmable plants like Puff-Shroom or tough plants like Wall-Nut makes it easier for her to Evolve.

Citron and Beta-Carrotina can take this one step further by using Spyris to see what zombies are in what gravestones to know when Evolving Blockbuster can be most devastating for their opponent.


There's not much you can do about her ability when it has activated. It is best to try to be careful about playing gravestones if facing a Guardian hero on turn 4. Try to play them on lanes in which Blockbuster can't get rid of both, like the one on the heights and the one closer to the aquatic lane, if possible. You will also want to be careful when playing Mixed-Up Gravedigger or Cursed Gargolith as they can be destroyed easily by Blockbuster. If you have to play Mixed-Up Gravedigger, try to play all your zombies as far away from one another to minimize the loss of your gravestones.

The best counter for Blockbuster is to not have any, or at least not rely on Gravestone zombies, good examples of decks being many Imp or dancing decks. If you don't have gravestones to play, then her Evolution ability will be completely useless. That way, she will just be a basic 3StrengthPvZH.png/3HeartPvZH.png with PvZH Truestrike Icon.pngBullseye, which should be fairly easy to deal with in the mid to late game. However, be warned if your health is low, as you will not be able to block this. If this ever becomes a problem, Zombot's Wrath or a zombie with 3StrengthPvZH.png can take it out easily. If it is boosted, an instant-kill trick like Rocket Science is your best bet.


In other languages

Language Name Description
United States of America English Blockbuster
China Simplified Chinese 墓碑毁灭者 "Gravestone Annihilator"
Traditional Chinese 巨型炸彈 lit. "Giant Bomb"
France French Blockbuster same as English, wordplay not retained
Germany German Blockbuster same as English, wordplay not retained
Italy Italian Schiacciasassi lit. "Stone Crusher", word is also used to mean "steamroller"
Japan Japanese ブロックバスター English name transliterated into Japanese
South Korea Korean 블록버스터 English name transliterated into Korean
Brazil Brazilian Portuguese Arrasa-cemitério
Russia Russian Чистильщик
Spain Spanish Comebloques

See also

V · T · E Plants in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes
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Triassic Grizzly Pear
Premium Grave Buster · Hibernating Beary · Prickly Pear · Smackadamia · Tough Beets
Galactic Cosmic Nut · Starch-Lord
Colossal Blockbuster
Triassic Pumpkin Shell
Premium Jugger-Nut · Mirror-Nut · Guacodile · Doom-Shroom
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Colossal Three-Nut
Triassic Marine Bean · Primal Wall-Nut
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Event Cards Clique Peas · Lily of the Valley · Banana Split · Plucky Clover
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Common Snowdrop · Weenie Beanie · Snow Pea · Cattail · Smoosh-Shroom · Threepeater
Premium Iceberg Lettuce · Shellery · Rescue Radish · Spring Bean · Vanilla · Carrotillery
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Colossal Grave Mistake · Pear Pal
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Colossal Tricorn
Triassic Lily Pad
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Triassic Rotobaga · Shrinking Violet
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PvZH Solar Icon.png Solar
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Common Bellflower · Sunflower · Mixed Nuts · Squash · Smashing Pumpkin
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Colossal Kernel-Pult
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Colossal Elderberry
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Galactic Astrocado · Astro Vera
Colossal Cob Cannon
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Token Cards Astrocado Pit
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Superpowers Flick-a-Zombie · Inspire · Rejuvenate