Captain Squawk is a Super Rare toxic variant of Captain Deadbeard in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2, who was added in the Frontline Fighters DLC. His close range weapon, the Flem Thrower, has unlimited ammo and acts like a toxic spray, similar to the weapon used by the Toxic Chomper. His long range weapon, the Gull Blaster, has 1 ammo but can do big damage, similar to the Tank Commander and Iron Citron. As with most toxic variants except Druid Rose and Sanitation Expert, Captain Squawk has an aura that damages any nearby plants over time.


Stickerbook description

"One starry night when gazing from the crow's nest, Captain Squawk heard the coughing of a seagull ill of scurvy. The dishevelled bird offered to join the crew in exchange for a lifetime supply of spoiled fish. They've been best mates ever since."

In-game description

Captain Squawk's close range spray and very powerful long range sniper shot deal toxic damage to Plants!

AI Health

Easy: 75

Normal: 100

Hard: 125



Left abilities
Barrel BlastGW2
Barrel Blast
Captain Deadbeard summons a barrel and hides inside it, lighting the fuse inside, and then detonates it to damage nearby plants, knocking himself into the air. While he is inside the barrel, Captain Deadbeard takes reduced damage. Also, Chompers that attack using the Burrow ability will only destroy the barrel, leaving Deadbeard unharmed.
Looty Booty Barrel BlastGW2
Looty Booty Barrel Blast
The Looty Booty Barrel Blast is an alternate ability in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 for the Captain Deadbeard class, which was sold in Rux's Bazaar by Rux. It is identical to the Barrel Blast having no differences other than name, description, appearance and sounds.
Center abilities
Parrot PalGW2
Parrot Pal
An ability similar to the Garlic Drone or Zombot Drone. When used, Captain Deadbeard creates a Parrot equipped with a telescope laser and explosives. The Parrot Pal has 5 HP and can only be used for a limited time. This replaces the Zombot Drone from the first game.
Future Parrot PalGW2
Future Parrot Pal
An alternate ability of the Parrot Pal. The Future Parrot Pal moves slower and has 20 HP compared to the regular Parrot Pal's 5. Its weapon (also called the Parrot Pulse) also has a slightly slower rate of fire but deals more damage (dealing 10 damage (12 critical)) and overheats slower as well. Its ability is called the Eggsplosion.
Right abilities
Cannon RodeoGW2
Cannon Rodeo
Captain Deadbeard will summon a cannon and then sits on top of it. The Cannon will then start shooting explosive cannonballs repeatedly. The cannon has 6 ammo. Each cannonball can do up to 50 damage on a direct hit, but it also deals splash damage.



Captain Squawk excels in long range. His Gull Blaster does 37 upon impact and 47 for a critical, which is powerful. However, you must remember that he only has one bullet, so accuracy is very necessary. It is wise to shoot from afar and hide when reloading since the plants might realize where you are shooting from and run away or attack. Apparently, this makes him the worst variant out of all Captain Deadbeard's variants so far.

Captain Squawk also has his short ranged weapon, the Flem Thrower, which deals around 5-7 damage. The Flem Thrower is weak so it is wise to use it in certain situations to finish off a weak plant or a low health plant or use it to clear objective points.


If you see one, it is wise to take him out since he can be dangerous at long range. In close range, however, he is not that much of a big threat since his Flem Thrower is weak, though he still has Barrel Blast to take care of that disadvantage.

Balancing changes

June 2017 Patch

  • Decreased reticle bloom
  • Increased accuracy within his reticle space.

February 2018 Patch

  • Increased speed at which the reticle constricts from 12 - 15 (both standing and moving)

March 2018 Patch

  • Increased Flem Thrower damage from 5 to 7



  • His short-ranged weapon, the Flem Thrower, is a portmanteau of the words "flem" (or "phlegm") and "flamethrower".
  • The name of his long-ranged weapon, the Gull Blaster, is a portmanteau of the words "gull", "blaster", and "gallbladder". The gallbladder is an organ in the body which holds bile to break down fats and may be the ammo which shoots out of the Seagull's mouth.
  • Out of all the Captain Deadbeard variants, he is the only variant that overheats his weapon at close range.
  • There is a glitch that when you get vanquished the "Vanquished By" section and the vanquish feed says either "Toxic Fists" or "Toxic Beam" depending on which weapon the player was vanquished by. Both of the aforementioned primary weapons are actually Toxic Brainz's weapons.
    • If the player gets vanquished by the direct impact of the long-range weapon, it will use the correct name.
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