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Captain Partyman is a Legendary variant of Captain Deadbeard in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2. Like all Party variants, he has the Legendary ability "Party Time!", that gives Captain Partyman a temporary speed and damage boost when the Party Time! meter fills up. Like all Legendary variants, only two stickers are required to unlock him.

However, like other party variants, Captain Partyman cannot be obtained through sticker packs, but instead, the player must open Infinite Infinity Chests in Infinity Time until they unlock him, meaning the player must get at least 25,000 Time Shards or more.

Descriptions

Stickerbook description

With a name like Captain Partyman, you know he's down to get funky. You wouldn't think it by looking at him, but he can spin on his peg leg for almost an entire minute, uninterrupted.

In-game description

Vanquish foes to fill his meter and initiate Party Time, where you'll move quicker and deal extra damage!

Primary weapons

His primary weapons are the Party Scattershot and the Party Spyglass. The Party Scattershot can only be used when hip firing. It deals 30 damage and consumes two ammo. The Party Spyglass is used when the player aims. it deals 20 normal damage and 24 critical damage at all ranges. Bullets fired from the Party Spyglass consume 1 ammo.

Abilities

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Party Time!
Party Time is the Legendary ability of Captain Partyman. Passively, getting vanquishes fills up the bar for Party Time!, which when filled up, it will activate Party Time!, giving Captain Partyman a temporary speed and damage boost. Like other variants, Party Time! is not extended by vanquishes made during Party Time!, meaning that it will always last a fixed amount of time.
Left abilities
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Barrel Blast
Hop inside your trusty barrel to shield yourself from attacks, but that's not all! Light the fuse and run towards your Plant foes an explosive surprise.
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Looty Booty
Barrel Blast
Yo ho ho, it's a barrel made of shiny treasure! Protect yourself from plants in style, and blast them away with a glittery explosion!
Center abilities
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Parrot Pal
Who ever heard of a pirate without a parrot? Take to the skies with your Parrot Pulse, or lay waste to those below with some tricky Eggsplosions.
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Future
Parrot Pal
This futuristic friend is made of metal, but she doesn't let that slow her down... well, actually she is a bit slower. But she's tougher too!
Right abilities
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Cannon
Rodeo
The Cannon Rodeo is every bit as fun as it sounds. Ride a giant cannon and shoot super powerful cannon balls at whatever you want!

Strategies

With

Captain Partyman is a bit weaker than his stock counterpart, he will take a few more shots to kill compared to Deadbeard, but he is very rarely in harm's way, meaning that your "Party Time!" mode will be far easier to achieve, and the increased damage is very welcome as a sniper.

Play this variant as you would with Captain Deadbeard, but try to plan your "Party Time!" to when you will get the most use out of it in a situation where increased firepower is required to defeat the plants.

Against

Captain Partyman is arguably the weakest Zombie Party variant when compared to the others, but not by much. His damage is slightly decreased over his vanilla counterpart, and the speed increase he gains isn't necessary for a sniper unless he is in a bad situation, meaning that "Party Time!" will rarely be used to its full effectiveness for Captain Partyman.

As with most Deadbeards though, don't let him survive for too long, as he will a problem to your team while they try to advance.

Balancing changes

Graveyard Variety Pack DLC

  • Decreased Shotgun damage from 40 to 30
  • Decreased Spyglass damage from 20 to 18
  • Decreased magazine capacity from 12 to 10
  • Increased ammo reduction for Shotgun from 1 to 2

Trouble in Zombopolis: Part Two DLC

  • Decreased magazine capacity from 10 – 8
  • Decreased scattershot damage from 30 – 25

September 2017 Patch

  • Shared Vanquishes count towards Party Time

February 2018 Patch

  • Increased Party Scattershot damage from 25 - 35
  • Increased Party Spyglass damage from 18 - 22.5
  • Reduced effectiveness of damage upgrade from 1.1x to 1.06x
  • Reduced Party Time! Damage multiplier from 1.5x to 1.25x

March 2018 Patch

  • Reduced Party Scattershot damage from 35 to 30
  • Reduced Party Spyglass damage from 22.5 to 20
  • Increased Effectiveness of damage upgrade from 1.06x to 1.07x

Gallery

In other languages

Language Name Description
United States of America English Captain Partyman
Traditional Chinese 跑趴達人王
France French Capitaine Nouba
Germany German Käpt'n Partysau
Italy Italian Capitan Festaiolo
Poland Polish Kapitan Imprezowicz
Brazil Brazilian Portuguese Capitão Festivo
Spain Spanish Capitán Fiestero


Trivia

  • Both of his primary weapons fire out confetti.
  • While using Cannon Rodeo, the Party Time! meter will be pulsating, even when Party Time isn't active.
  • He does not play a jam whilst Party Time is active.
    • Instead, he plays an unknown theme that is similar to the one played when the player is fighting against Captain Smasher in a Boss Hunt quest.
    • He is the only Party variant to not play a jam from Neon Mixtape Tour.
    • Instead, the remaining jam from Plants vs. Zombies 2 that is yet to be used by the Party characters (being the 8-bit jam), is used by the Computer Scientist's Crunch Mode.
  • Similar to many other Legendary variants, he is eighties-themed.
  • Party Time! will be canceled if he uses Barrel Blast.
  • He, along with Party Citron, are the only Party characters to be nerfed after the Graveyard Variety Pack DLC.
  • His model is the same as the standard Deadbeard's, though stylized differently.
  • There is a mistake in the Party Hero Showcase description, calling him "Captain Partypants".
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