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Cryo-Yeti is a galactic legendary zombie card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the PvZH Sneaky Icon.pngSneaky class. He costs 5BrainPvZH.png to play and has 3StrengthPvZH.png/4HeartPvZH.png.

He has the Gravestone trait, and his ability gives him +2StrengthPvZH.png/+2HeartPvZH.png every time a plant or zombie receives the PvZH Frozen Icon.pngFreeze effect and gives a selected plant the PvZH Frozen Icon.pngFreeze effect when he is played.

His closest plant counterparts are Snowdrop and Chilly Pepper.


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His appearance is based on Mr. Freeze, an ice themed villain in the Batman universe who wears a similar suit. More specifically, Cryo-Yeti is based on Mr. Freeze's apprearance in Batman: The Animated Series

His description makes a reference to the proverbial phrase, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade," which is used to encourage optimism in the face of misfortune.


  • Class: Sneaky
  • Tribes: Pet Monster Zombie
  • Trait: Gravestone
  • Abilities: This gets +2StrengthPvZH.png/+2HeartPvZH.png when a Plant or Zombie is frozen. When played: PvZH Frozen Icon.pngFreeze a Plant.
  • Set - Rarity: Galactic - Legendary

Card description

Freezing Plants in the far reaches of Space is not what he'd imagined he'd spend his life doing. But as the old Yeti saying goes, "When life hands you snow, you make snow cones."

Update history

Update 1.16.10

  • Added to the game.

Update 1.22.12

  • Name change: Cryo Yeti → Cryo-Yeti

Update 1.30.4

  • Trait added: Gravestone



Cryo Yeti's main purpose is to stall the game slightly longer while also giving you a high stat unit, starting out at 5StrengthPvZH.png/6HeartPvZH.png zombie that can be boosted further.

Thanks to his Gravestone trait, you can PvZH Frozen Icon.pngFreeze a plant after your opponent plays their cards, he's immune to most removal cards, and you can also give him a small initial boost with Headstone Carver for an even stronger start. He can also counter plant PvZH Frozen Icon.pngFreeze decks to some degree, although there are several ways such decks can get past him easily.

Activating Cryo-Yeti's PvZH Frozen Icon.pngFreeze ability is crucial as he needs a +2StrengthPvZH.png/+2HeartPvZH.png boost from the start to get himself going, so you should never play him if you are confident that your opponent won't play Plants. On the other hand, contrary to popular belief, you do not have to play him with other Freeze cards, as his stats are already on curve with a good ability.

You can also reuse his ability with Mixed-Up Gravedigger to stall the game even longer. Playing more Cryo Yetis is also a valid option, as all Cryo Yetis on the board already will gain +2StrengthPvZH.png/+2HeartPvZH.png.

This zombie is the best as Brain Freeze, mainly due to his signature superpower, Frozen Tundra, as it can PvZH Frozen Icon.pngFreeze all plants on all ground lanes, which can give this zombie a massive boost if there are more plants on ground lanes. He also has access to Area 22, which you can set up before and put Cryo Yeti in, who will then almost always hit the plant hero with a strength boost due to its newly acquired Frenzy trait.

He can also be used well as Huge-Gigantacus, as his superpower, Ice Moon, can give him a maximum of +4StrengthPvZH.png/+4HeartPvZH.png, on top of PvZH Frozen Icon.pngFreezing all plants on his lane and giving him the PvZH Strikethrough Icon.pngStrikethrough trait.

Impfinity can also use his endless supply of removal in the form of Bungee Plumbers, Exploding Fruitcakes, and Final Missions to ensure that Cryo Yeti will hurt the plant hero.


Not only does this zombie PvZH Frozen Icon.pngFreeze a plant upon being played, he gets stronger and stronger for each plant frozen; since your opponent will most likely run a PvZH Frozen Icon.pngFreeze deck, Cryo-Yeti will accumulate lots of strength and health if poorly dealt with. You should be extra careful if you are running a PvZH Frozen Icon.pngFreeze deck yourself as Cryo-Yeti will get boosted for zombies frozen as well, should you be playing as a Smarty hero.

The most optimal counter would be to spread your strong Plants across the board, as Cryo Yeti can only stall two lanes maximum. Using cheap, strong plants such as Haunted Pumpking, Split Pea, or cheap units buffed by Three-Nut or Onion Rings are effective options

If going wide isn't an option, Grave Buster is an effective counter against him since it is cheap and can destroy him on the turn he is played, prevent Cryo-Yeti from even PvZH Frozen Icon.pngFreezing a plant. If you don't have Grave Buster, Shamrocket or Eyespore would be your only other efficient options.

If you are using a PvZH Frozen Icon.pngFreeze deck, you should be able to use Winter Squash. Or, you can Bounce this zombie to make your opponent lose tempo, although there is the PvZH Frozen Icon.pngFreeze ability to worry about later.



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