Captain Sharkbite is a Super Rare variant of Captain Deadbeard in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2. H​e wears a red pirate outfit and is covered in marine objects. Similarly to the other variants, Captain Sharkbite has two primary weapons: the Shark Laser for long range, which has a slower rate of fire than the normal Spyglass Shot, but does more damage and has splash damage in return, and the Snappy Shark for close range, which fires much faster and only consumes one ammo but does less damage.


Stickerbook description

"Captain Sharkbite is crusty, even by Deadbeard's standard. I mean, come on! He's covered in seaweed! You're embarrassing yourself, Sharkbite."

In-game description

"Hold and release zoom to switch between a bitey shark, and a long-range laser!"

AI Health

Easy: 75

Normal: 100

Hard: 125


Primary weapons

The primary weapons of Captain Sharkbite include the Snappy Shark, used when hip firing, and the Shark Laser, which is used when aiming down the sights. Each weapon only uses 1 ammo when fired. The Shark Laser fires slower than the Spyglass Shot, but deals more damage and has less recoil. The Snappy Shark does small amounts of damage, but can be fired much faster than other Captain Deadbeard variants close range weapons.


Left abilities
Barrel BlastGW2
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.
Looty Booty Barrel BlastGW2
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
Parrot PalGW2
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.
Future Parrot PalGW2
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
Cannon RodeoGW2
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!



Captain Sharkbite is a very powerful sniper class, despite his slower rate of fire. His Shark Laser weapon has an incredibly fast projectile that does a high amount of damage on headshot or body shot, with a helpful addition of splash damage. Many long range plants will try to attack you since your damage is very high and threatening to any plant player that isn't behind cover at all times, so exercise caution as you play as Captain Sharkbite, and make use of his abilities such as Barrel Blast and Cannon Rodeo to keep yourself protected against most close range threats. Captain Sharkbite is also the only Deadbeard to have a close range weapon that only takes one ammo, so if the situation calls for it, you will not be in danger of losing ammo too quickly and your close range weapon also has an incredibly high fire rate as well, but much lower damage.


Captain Sharkbite is a very dangerous opponent, priority should be put on him above all else if you're playing as a long ranged class, as he will decimate your team as they move up to the graveyard to capture or when they try to defend the garden. If you're not in a suitable position to deal with Sharkbite, stay behind cover at all times until your snipers defeat him, his weapon deals very high amounts of damage with ease, so exercise caution at all times if you plan to go out in the open against this dangerous threat. Try to catch him while he is busy with Chomper's Burrow ability for a quick vanquish.

Balancing changes

Trouble in Zombopolis: Part One DLC

  • Reduced explosion damage from 16 – 10

Trouble in Zombopolis: Part Two DLC

  • Reduced magazine capacity from 14 – 10



  • He was the only Captain Deadbeard variant to be unlockable in the beta.
  • He, Petrified CactusZoologistPark Ranger, and S.H.R.IMP are the only variants that have live animals on them without customization.
  • In the beta, he actually used Captain Cannon's weapon, the Extend-o-cannon, in which he was once the manual detonation variant of the Captain Deadbeard class.
    • The AI version of Captain Sharkbite that appears in the Backyard Battleground in the Beta uses his proper long-range weapon, the Shark Laser.
  • He shares part of his name with a map in the original Garden Warfare, "Sharkbite Shores."
  • He is the only Captain Deadbeard variant that only consumes one ammo with his close-ranged weapon.
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