For other uses, see Chomper (disambiguation).

Chomper is a plant in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare and Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2. Much like in the original game, he can eat zombies to instantly vanquish them, as he is a close combat fighter. This is a powerful ability, but as a drawback, most of the Chompers have no ranged attack, except Goop, which is meant to slow enemies rather than damage them. When the Chomper swallows a zombie, there is a short cooldown during which he can neither attack nor move as quickly as normally. Unlike in Plants vs. Zombies and its sequel, he can also burrow underground to catch zombies by surprise, spit Goop to slow down most enemies, and place Spikeweeds to snare most enemies.


Garden Warfare & Garden Warfare 2

Stickerbook description

The Chomper primarily uses hit and run tactics to get in close and feast on Zombies. He prefers tunneling underground and emerging beneath Zombies for surprise attacks. He loves the taste of Zombie feet - with just a dash of salt.

In-game description

Chomper prefers to be sneaky, and can eat Zombies from behind or below.

AI Health (Garden Warfare 2 only)

  • Easy: 105
  • Normal: 140
  • Hard: 175
  • CRAAAAZY: 210


Primary Weapon

Chomp is the Chomper's main attack. It is a simple bite forward that deals 25 damage per hit to any zombie that is close enough and, in GW1, it ignores any improvised zombie armor (such as Coffin Zombies, ). If the Chomper attacks a zombie from behind, while Burrowing, or while the zombie is trapped in a Spikeweed, this will cause the Chomper to eat the zombie, resulting in an instant vanquish in most cases. After eating a zombie, the Chomper is unable to move quickly or attack and will remain so until he swallows what it is chewing. There are upgrades, however, that reduce the time it takes to swallow. This chewing and swallowing animation will also trigger if the Chomper tries to eat armored zombies such as Coffin Zombies or Screen Door Zombie, this will not vanquish the zombie but instead destroy its armor and leave the Chomper temporarily vulnerable but doing so makes the Chomper useful as a way to open these enemies to regular damage from teammates. This will also happen if the Chomper tries to swallow the Engineer while he uses his Jackhammer and Bolt Blaster, and Captain Deadbeard while he uses his Barrel Blast and Cannon Rodeo.


Left abilities
Hitting targets with the Chomper's ranged Goop attack is a great way to slow them down, making them easier to chomp. They taste better too!
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Super Sticky Goop
This goop is sooo sticky that Zombies are not even able to move when they get hit by it. Let's say it together... "Now that's Sticky!"
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Cheesy Goop
The Cheesy Goop in the first in Crazy Dave's new line of gourmet marinades. It's scientifically formulated to slow Zombies down and make them taste great!
Center abilities
The Chomper's ultimate weapon. He has the ability to tunnel underground and ambush unsuspecting Zombies by emerging under their feet and swallowing them whole!
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Sprint Burrow
The Sprint Burrow allows the Chomper to move much faster when under the ground, but the range is quite limited.
Right abilities
Laying Spikeweed traps is a great way to ambush Zombies. If they walk over the Spikeweed, they get ensnared and are easy to chomp.
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Spiky Spikeweed
The Spiky Spikeweed deals more damage to Zombies it ensnares, but only a few can be deployed at a time.
The Chesterweed attacks at an extremely fast speed, dealing up to 70 damage in 5 seconds. Chompers eating zombies trapped by the Chesterweed will swallow significantly faster, but the Chomper can only have two of them at a time, instead of three. It takes 60 seconds to recharge one Chesterweed.

Left abilities
Hitting targets with the Chomper's ranged Goop attack is a great way to slow them down, making them easier to chomp. They taste better too!
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Super Sticky Goop
This goop is sooo sticky that Zombies are not even able to move when they get hit by it. Let's say it together... "Now that's Sticky!"
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Chomp Cannon
If you're sick of being harassed by Zombies on rooftops, the Chomp Cannon is for you. Hock a loogie in their direction with this disgustingly explosive attack!
Center abilities
The Chomper's ultimate weapon. He has the ability to tunnel underground and ambush unsuspecting Zombies by emerging under their feet and swallowing them whole!
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Sprint Burrow
The Sprint Burrow allows the Chomper to move much faster when under the ground, but the range is quite limited.
Right abilities
Laying Spikeweed traps is a great way to ambush Zombies. If they walk over the Spikeweed, they get ensnared and are easy to chomp.
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Spiky Spikeweed
The Spiky Spikeweed deals more damage to Zombies it ensnares, but only a few can be deployed at a time.
When a zombie stumbles into a Vampweed, you get a helpful health boost! The zombie isn't hurt, but he probably feels a bit silly falling into your trap.

Weapon upgrades


Super Chomper Speed Boost

Chomper gains a speed boost due to getting in shape.

Improved Intestinal Chamber

Sudden Mutation enhances Chomper digestion rate, making it faster to digest Zombies.

Hardened Skin

Increased health as a result of the hardening of skin.



The Chomper has the ability to instantly vanquish zombies by eating them, and eating those zombies will render them unrevivable, which helps in Team Vanquish. Due to Chomper's vulnerability while eating and lack of ranged weaponry, it is not advised to eat a zombie in the middle of a pack of other zombies without a tactic. Perhaps the best course of action you can do is to pick off a single zombie that is a lone straggler, or working on something away from their team. Perhaps the most difficult match-up is against the Engineer; as the Concrete Launcher is stronger than the Chomp from the front, the Sonic Grenade can force you overground, and Engineers riding Jackhammers are in particularly hard to vanquish; because any attempt to eat them will only destroy the Jackhammers, leaving the Chomper in his vulnerable eating state. However, Chompers can Goop or snare them to make an easy chomp. If Burrowing, be as close to the enemy as you can. If they are too far your Stamina bar will run out, possibly leaving you in the middle of a firefight. Another strategy is if you are close, but you are about to run out, unearth right behind your target and eat him from the back.


Chompers can be really dangerous, as they are able to vanquish you in as little as a single hit and deny your teammates from reviving you. However, every zombie class can quickly get away from Chompers, although it may be dependent on the geography of the map. Foot Soldiers can use their Rocket Jump, All-Stars can Sprint Tackle, Engineers can ride their Jackhammers (or use Sonic Grenades or Big Bolt Blaster in Garden Warfare 2), Scientists can use Warp, Super Brainz can use Heroic Kick, and Captain Deadbeard can use Cannon Rodeo. A lone Chomper eating a zombie is usually an easy vanquish, as even with their elevated health, they cannot strike back, they can only flee from the attacker, but their running speed is reduced while chewing. However, be wary when faced with a Chomper in its chewing state, as bold Chompers may approach overconfident zombie attackers when they are nearly finished chewing, and then quickly snare or Goop that player when they finish chewing after a few seconds. When confronting a Chomper, be quick in deciding whether to flee or to fight, as being covered in Goop makes it hard to do either. They can also use their Spikeweeds to force a zombie out of some of their abilities (e.g. a Captain Deadbeard in their barrel) making for an easy meal. Engineer has the biggest advantage against Chomper so long as he is not covered in Goop, given that the abilities of the Engineer and his Concrete Launcher are specifically designed to counter the Chomper and his special skills.

The Chomper can be damaged at the instant he resurfaces. Therefore, when you see one Burrowing towards you with your escape ability down, you can still attempt to vanquish it. Foot Soldiers can use their ZPG, All-Stars can use Imp Punt, Scientists can try Sticky Explody Balls (the last two tricks are frame-perfect and ridiculously difficult, being swallowed and getting a revenge from the grave is a more likely result).

A Foot Soldier standing on top of a building cannot be vanquished by a Chomper except with Goop, which is very hard to vanquish players with as it deals little damage. Using the Foot Soldier against Chompers is an effective way to deal with them especially if there are many Chompers in the session.

If a Chomper Burrows towards you and your "escape ability" is not available, you can try jumping on top of nearby props such like cars, fences, rocks, etc. as Chompers cannot swallow anything that is on a different elevation than they are. Finally as a last resort, jumping around frantically can reduce the chances of getting chomped somewhat as the Chomper cannot swallow you during the brief moment that you are airborne while jumping.

If the enemy team contains a lot of Chompers, try to use Zombies with high mobility such as the Engineer and Imp. Chomper's weak range and somewhat slow mobility can make it easy to kite a Chomper. However, keep in mind to move side to side whilst fighting a Chomper from a range as his Goop can allow Chompers to close in and instantly vanquish you with his ability to swallow if you get hit by it.

Garden Ops

In Garden Ops, Chompers are quite powerful in the mid or late zombies waves. Since Chomper can instantly vanquish a zombie, they are best against zombie heroes. They are also effective against shielded zombies such as Screen Door ZombieCoffin ZombieOuthouse Zombie and Barrel Pirate; as Chomp ignores armor, and can be used to open these enemies to normal damage, which makes it easier for your team to deal with them; but remember that Chomper cannot instantly vanquish them, leaving it vulnerable when it eats the shield from the zombies. The downside of Chomper in Garden Ops, is that he is ineffective against bosses, since they cannot be instantly vanquished with Burrow or Chomp from behind, and Chomp itself deals only 25 damage per hit and requires you to get into melee range which makes Chomper unable to fight large amounts of zombies. However, Goop ability can slow any zombie down, including bosses.

The Chomper can make a good combo with a Sunflower, the Chomper has high health, meaning he can tank damage and protect the Sunflower while the Sunflower's Heal Beam and Heal Flower can heal any damage the Chomper sustains while vanquishing Browncoat Zombies, and the Sunflower's primary weapon (which is ranged) can compensate for the Chomper's lack of long-range weaponry.

Team Vanquish

In Team Vanquish, Chompers are prey to Foot Soldiers on roofs and Engineers. A good tactic for Chompers is to Burrow whenever they go out into open ground with enemies nearby, or when sneaking up on an unsuspecting zombie. Using Goop or a Spikeweed can stop a zombie from using its abilities, allowing Chompers to go in for the vanquish. Chompers can set up their Spikeweeds as traps for unsuspecting zombies, or can use them offensively as close-range snares that leave zombies very vulnerable. Preferred areas could be at the top of stairs, around corners, or unable to be seen at all. If the zombie sees the Spikeweed before they are caught in it, Chompers should Goop them, and Chomp them from behind. Chompers need to watch for the Sonic Grenade, as it stuns them for a longer period of time compared to other plants.

Balancing changes

Post beta

  • Velocity was increased from 6.8578124 m/s to 7 m/s.

Graveyard Variety Pack DLC

  • Digestion time was decreased after a chomp escape (i.e. victim got away using anti-chomp ability like Jackhammer).
  • Brought Chompers regeneration delay to parity with all other playable characters.

Trouble in Zombopolis: Part One DLC

  • Tuned Chomper camera to be closer to that in Garden Warfare.
  • Improved all digestion time upgrade multipliers.

Related achievements

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare

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As a Chomper, Swallow 10 Snared Zombies in a session
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Weed Whacker
Vanquish 100 Peashooters, 100 Sunflowers, 100 Chompers and 100 Cacti

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2

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As a Chomper, swallow a Goat


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  • He is the only base character to have a one-word primary weapon attack.
  • It is a coincidence that him and his zombie arch-nemesis counterpart, All-Star, has the highest health and is the only one without an ammo count on each other's respective character group (however, this is only the case in Garden Warfare, as some Citron variants and all Super Brainz variants have unlimited ammo.) However, the All-Star and its variants, as well as some of the Chomper's variants, have an overheating mechanism which prevents them from using their primary weapon extensively.
  • According to Justin Wiebe, there was originally going to be a Bling Chomper variant in Garden Warfare, but it was dropped for being too underpowered.
  • He cannot eat certain zombies and instantly vanquish them, like Coffin Zombies and Outhouse Zombies. Instead, their armor will be broken, but the zombies will stay alive and Chomper will have to take time to eat the armor just like a normal zombie that has just been eaten. Chomper also cannot eat bosses in Garden Ops, for obvious reasons.
    • However, he can still illogically eat the mini-bosses such as Dino King, Elder King, Garbage King, and Pyre Prince even though they were not meant to be eaten.
  • In GW1, him and his variants are the only classes that have the ability to penetrate improvised zombie armor with their primary weapon.
  • Despite the weapon upgrades being called "Chomp's Upgrades," they actually upgrade he himself rather than his chomp, this is also true for most of his variants.
    • His name may have been shortened for this.
  • All of his upgrades are similar to the special abilities of three of his variants (speed upgrade is like Hot Rod Chomper, health upgrade is like Armor Chomper, and digestion speed upgrade is like Chester Chomper)
  • When a Chomper tries to Chomp a player whilst they are turning around, he will Chomp the player from the front. This is obviously intentional as there is a special animation for this happening to each zombie class.
    • This feature remains in Garden Warfare 2, and can be seen more frequently as it is also utilized now whenever a Chomper swallows a zombie trapped in Spikeweed while that zombie is facing them.
  • He is the only plant to start with its Y or Triangle button ability.
  • All of his variants with melee attacks are all Super Rare, while Chomper's variants with a spray attack are Rare.
  • When he swallows a zombie, the zombie will remain alive for a split second after being swallowed. This is because once a zombie is swallowed, it will be dealt over ~2000 damage to instantly kill it. If the player looks closely after swallowing a zombie, the damage indicator will show up bearing a number over 2000.
  • He now has the most variants in Garden Warfare 2, having a total of 11 variants.
  • In Garden Warfare 2, when he is vanquished, he frowns more than he does in the first game.
  • He is one of the two classes in Garden Warfare to have a Legendary variant in the sequel, the other being the Scientist.
  • In Garden Warfare 2, every one of his variants now have the health they possess with health upgrades.
  • He has been slightly re-designed in Garden Warfare 2, as his mouth isn't quite as wide as it was in Garden Warfare, which makes the Chomper look more similar to his appearance in Plants vs. Zombies 2.
  • If a Chomper Goops a zombie player and that zombie is vanquished by an ally, the Chomper can receive 10 coins or 10 exp for a Goop assist.
  • If he is vanquished whilst in the middle of the animation when eating a zombie, the zombie that was being eaten won't die
    • However, due to a glitchy hitbox when swallowing, it can be hard to get the kill.

See also

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Plants (Shooter games)
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare plants
Playable Classes
Peashooter Fire Pea · Ice Pea · Toxic Pea · Commando Pea · Agent Pea · Law Pea · Berry Shooter · Plasma Pea
Sunflower Mystic Flower · Power Flower · Fire Flower · Shadow Flower · Metal Petal · Sun Pharaoh · Alien Flower
Chomper Hot Rod Chomper · Toxic Chomper · Fire Chomper · Power Chomper · Count Chompula · Armor Chomper · Chester Chomper · Chomp Thing
Cactus Camo Cactus · Fire Cactus · Ice Cactus · Power Cactus · Future Cactus · Bandit Cactus · Citrus Cactus · Jade Cactus
Boss Mode Crazy Dave
Peashooter Chili Bean Bomb · Pea Gatling · Hyper · Sombrero Bean Bomb · Retro Gatling · Super Pea Jump
Sunflower Heal Beam · Sunbeam · Heal Flower · Rainbow Heal Beam · Solar Flare Beam · Dark Flower
Chomper Goop · Burrow · Spikeweed · Super Sticky Goop · Sprint Burrow · Spiky Spikeweed · Cheesy Goop · Chesterweed
Cactus Potato Mine · Garlic Drone · Tallnut Battlement · Potato Nugget Mine · Artichoke Drone · Iron Maiden
Boss Mode Coconut Spotting Station · Twin Heal Flower · Cherry Strike · Revive Rainbow
Spawnable Plants Pea Cannon · Pea Repeater · Gatling Pea · Bonk Choy · Scaredy-shroom · Heal Flower · Fume-shroom · Goop-shroom · Snap Dragon · Ice-shroom · Doom-shroom · Ice Peashooter · Fire Peashooter · Bamboo Shoot · Laser Bean
Others Corn Mortar · Flax Cannon · Tallnut · Mega Flower · Tactical Cuke · Tallnut Cannon
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