For other uses, see Conehead Zombie (disambiguation).

Conehead Zombies and their world-themed variants in Plants vs. Zombies 2 are zombies with roadcones on their head for protection. While they are relatively easy to defeat, they are slightly more difficult to kill than both the Flag Zombie and the ordinary Zombie. They have somewhat normal health, but they can only be directly hurt once the roadcone on their head takes enough damage and falls off.


Plants vs. Zombies

Conehead Zombie first appears in Level 1-3. It is the third zombie the player encounters, after the ordinary Zombie and the Flag Zombie.

Plants vs. Zombies 2

Normal Conehead Zombies first appear in Player's House - Day 3. They also have variants in each different area; Conehead Mummy in Ancient Egypt, Conehead Pirate in Pirate SeasConehead Cowboy in Wild West, Future Conehead Zombie in Far Future, Conehead Peasant in Dark Ages, Pompadour Conehead and Bikini Conehead in Big Wave Beach, Cave Conehead Zombie in Frostbite Caves, Conehead Adventurer Zombie in Lost City, Neon Conehead in Neon Mixtape Tour, Jurassic Conehead in Jurassic Marsh, Conehead Kongfu Zombie and Conehead Monk Zombie in Kongfu WorldConehead Pilot Zombie in Sky City, Conehead Labor Zombie in Steam Ages and Conehead Aristocrat Zombie in Renaissance Age. Its health and speed are the same as in Plants vs. Zombies.

Suburban Almanac entry

In Plants vs. Zombies

Almanac Card Conehead Zombie

Almanac entry of Conehead Zombie


His traffic cone headpiece makes him twice as tough as normal zombies.

Toughness: medium

Conehead Zombie shuffled mindlessly forward like every other zombie. But something made him stop, made him pick up a traffic cone and stick it on his head. Oh yeah. He likes to party.

In Plants vs. Zombies 2

Conehead Zombie

TOUGHNESS: Protected
SPEED: Basic

His traffic cone headpiece makes him twice as tough as normal zombies.

After a wild night, Conehead Zombie woke up holding a mysterious receipt for a cone and industrial strength adhesive.

Conehead Mummy

TOUGHNESS: Protected
SPEED: Basic

His cobra cone headdress makes him twice as tough as normal mummies.

Conehead Mummy Zombie prefers the circular cone shape over the typical pyramid shape. It's a fashion thing, and Conehead Mummy Zombie always stays ahead of fashion.

Conehead Pirate

TOUGHNESS: Protected
SPEED: Basic

His Jolly Roger cone makes him twice as tough as normal pirates.

Conehead Pirate is a simple zombie. When asked what his favorite dish is, he'd think for a moment, straighten his ascot, and say, "Rrurrarrbrains." Perhaps he could borrow a cup, neighbor?

Conehead Cowboy

TOUGHNESS: Protected
SPEED: Basic

His cowhide cone gives him twice the toughness of a regular cowboy.

The sheriff of these here parts. Please pull over the horse and pull out your driver's license, registration, and proof of brains.

Future Conehead Zombie

TOUGHNESS: Protected
SPEED: Basic

His poly-polymer cone gives him twice the toughness of a regular future zombie.

He tried to calculate the volume of his mathematically perfect cone, but he always ends up dreaming about brain π.

Conehead Peasant

TOUGHNESS: Protected
SPEED: Basic

His stony turret makes him twice as tough as normal peasants.

Conehead Peasant is just happy to have a cone over his head. Times are tough, man. He knows a lot of zombies don't even have that.

Pompadour Conehead

TOUGHNESS: Protected
SPEED: Basic

His starfish cone gives him twice the toughness of a normal pompadour zombie.

Go to the beach, they said. Put a cone on your head, they said. So, yeah, that's what Pompadour Conehead did. He's at his best when following simple instructions.

Bikini Conehead

TOUGHNESS: Protected
SPEED: Basic

Her starfish cone gives her twice as tough as a basic bikini zombie.

See that starfish on Bikini Conehead's cone? She put it there herself. She gets a lot of compliments on it too. And sure enough, now it seems like everyone is accessorizing with starfish. She's a trendsetter, that one.

Cave Conehead Zombie

TOUGHNESS: Protected
SPEED: Basic

His mammoth horn cone makes him twice as tough as normal cave-dwellers.

Cave Conehead Zombie was the first zombie to invent the cone. He lashed the horn of a mammoth to a slab of petrified wood ... and boom! A cone! The invention of the cone changed everything for the zombies. EVERYTHING.

Conehead Adventurer

TOUGHNESS: Protected
SPEED: Basic

His expedition cone makes him twice as tough as normal adventurers.

No one ever presumes that he's Dr. Unlivingstone. Just once, though he wish that someone would.

Neon Conehead

TOUGHNESS: Protected
SPEED: Basic

Cones provide protection and focus the sound of righteous tunes.

Neon Conehead Zombie used to be a big believer in de-evolution, but then he forgot what it meant.

Jurassic Conehead

TOUGHNESS: Protected
SPEED: Basic

Cones, or old leftover horns bundled together with string so that they look sort of like a cone, provide some middling protection.

Jurassic Conehead Zombie is trying to get the jump on the whole "traffic cone" idea. He figures it'll be a HUGE market in about 150 million years.

In Plants vs. Zombies 2 (Chinese version)

    Conehead Kongfu Zombie
    TOUGHNESS: Average
    SPEED: Basic
    His helmet roadcone makes him twice as tough as normal zombies.

    Why Kongfu Zombie needs roadcone as a protection? The answer is that it looks more fashionable.

    In Chinese:


    为什么功夫僵尸还需要路障作为保护 ? 答案是 , 这样显得比较时髦 。

    Conehead Monk Zombie
    TOUGHNESS: Average
    SPEED: Basic
    His conehead makes him twice as though as normal monk zombies.

    Do you think the monk did not wear armor? You are wrong, in fact, he thought it was his lifetime used hats.

    In Chinese:


    你以为武僧就不用头戴护甲了吗 ? 你错了 , 其实他以为那是他生前所用的斗笠 。

    Conehead Pilot Zombie
    TOUGHNESS: Protected
    SPEED: Basic
    His glued roadcone makes him twice as though as normal pilot zombies.

    In order to meet the strong wind in the air, Conehead Pilot Zombie purchased a new powerful glue. Even though zombies have suggested he should not to be a Conehead in high altitude, but he thought it was his fashion symbol.

    In Chinese: 用强力胶黏上的路障使他比普通的飞行员僵尸强壮2倍。


    Conehead Labor Zombie
    TOUGHNESS: Average
    SPEED: Basic
    His roadcone makes him 2 times as tough as normal labor zombies.

    Conehead Labor Zombie is very happy about the roadcone on his head, he got promoted to a higher status because of that!

    In Chinese:


    工人僵尸对自己脑袋上有路障这事情还挺高兴,因为代表自己升职了! 。

    Conehead Aristocrat Zombie
    TOUGHNESS: Average
    SPEED: Basic
    Tapered cone with a pattern provides protection while enriching his aristocrstic temperament.

    One day, Aristocrat Zombie found this roadcone on the road. "This is more than art!"

    In Chinese:




In both Plants vs. Zombies and Plants vs. Zombies 2, the Conehead Zombie absorbs 560 damage per shot, and his appearance changes upon an absorption of 140, 260 and 380 when his roadcone is destroyed, and 460 normal damage shots before dying at 560 damage per shot.


Plants vs. Zombies

Plants vs. Zombies 2


Even though he takes more hits than the regular Zombie, the zombie is not at all difficult to stop. A Snow Pea, two Peashooters, or a Repeater can take him down easily. He is weak to almost all strategies, so your basic setup should take him out. However, do not underestimate him, as he can be a threat in the early levels and the beginning of the game where you do not have access to many powerful plants. A single Peashooter can be sufficient to kill one if the Conehead Zombie is far enough away, but two or three work better, especially if there are multiple zombies that need to be killed.

I, Zombie

After the normal Zombie is replaced by the Imp, use this zombie for the lanes you want a small amount of damage absorption. Their roadcones are not affected by the Magnet-shroom, so use them to take out the Magnet-shroom if it is not well defended. However, be careful not to send them to a highly defended lane. For puzzles involving Scaredy-shrooms, time Conehead placement and location, so the most Scaredy-shrooms in a lane are hiding, allowing Coneheads to walk down the row with no or minimal harm.


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Specific to Plants vs. Zombies

  • In the Suburban Almanac, it is stated that a Conehead Zombie is twice as tough as a normal Zombie, but in fact he is 2.8x as tough as one.

Conehead Zombie's concept design

  • As seen in the concept design for the Conehead Zombie posted on the Plants vs. Zombies Facebook page, the Conehead Zombie, instead of just being a normal zombie with a traffic cone on his head, would've worn what appears to be a construction uniform. He also would've had a mustache.
  • Conehead Zombie is the third most frequently occurring zombie (other than regular Zombies and the Flag Zombie).
  • Some of the Game of the Year edition packs come with a punch-out cardboard cone that can be placed on the head of the zombie figurine. This cone will require minimal construction first, possibly with the aid of tape.
  • Conehead Zombie, Buckethead Zombie, Screen Door Zombie and Trash Can Zombie are the only zombies that can degrade into a normal Zombie.
  • If Plants vs. Zombies: Game of the Year Version was purchased on Steam before May 5, 2011, players from Team Fortress 2 will be awarded with a Dead Cone, a promotional cosmetic item for the Pyro that resembles the Conehead Zombie's cone.
  • In anything Wall-nut Bowling-related and Whack a Zombie, it takes two hits for a Conehead Zombie to die.
  • Conehead Zombie, along with two normal Zombies, appears on the loading screen.
  • Conehead Zombie is the first zombie to have some sort of armor.
    • He is also the first headwear zombie encountered in the game.
  • Conehead Zombie is one of the most frequent zombies in Survival: Endless.

Specific to Plants vs. Zombies 2

  • In the Almanac, prior to the 2.5.1 update, the Conehead Peasant had a bone sticking out of his arm.
    • However, this also currently happens with the Conehead Adventurer Zombie.
  • Neon Conehead is called "Neon Conehead Zombie" in his Almanac. This is in contrast to most other Conehead variations in the game, where their Almanac entries usually leave out the "zombie" in their name, with the exception of some zombies such as the Future or Adventurer zombies.
  • Jurassic Conehead has "Hungry" speed in the Almanac, unlike other variants. This trait is shared with Jurassic Zombie.
  • "Dr. Unlivingstone" in Conehead Adventurer Zombie almanac based on Dr. Livingstone

Specific to the Chinese Version of Plants vs. Zombies 2

  • The Conehead Aristocrat Zombie has a fleur-de-lis on its cone. This is due to the fact that it was the symbol of the French monarchy, which was one of the main actors of the Renaissance, along with Italy

​See also

Zombies (Tower defense)
Plants vs. Zombies
Day Zombie · Flag Zombie · Conehead Zombie · Pole Vaulting Zombie · Buckethead Zombie
Night Newspaper Zombie · Screen Door Zombie · Football Zombie · Dancing Zombie · Backup Dancer
Pool Ducky Tube Zombie · Snorkel Zombie · Zomboni · Zombie Bobsled Team · Dolphin Rider Zombie
Fog Jack-in-the-Box Zombie · Balloon Zombie · Digger Zombie · Pogo Zombie · Zombie Yeti
Roof Bungee Zombie · Ladder Zombie · Catapult Zombie · Gargantuar · Imp · Dr. Zomboss
ZomBotany Peashooter Zombie · Wall-nut Zombie · Gatling Pea Zombie · Tall-nut Zombie · Squash Zombie · Jalapeno Zombie
Others Trash Can Zombie · Target Zombie · Giga-gargantuar · Giga-Football Zombie · Baseball Zombie · Catapult Baseball Zombie · Chinese zombies · Zombatar

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