Cuckoo Zombie is a basic common zombie card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the Crazy class. He costs 2 to play and has 4/1. He does not have any traits or abilities. His closest plant counterpart is Zapricot.
The word "cuckoo" in his name has two meanings. The first meaning is a reference to the cuckoo clock he holds, and the second refers to how he acts and looks crazy.
His description and tribe make a reference to the clock he holds.
- Class: Crazy
- Tribes: Clock Pet Zombie
- Traits: None
- Abilities: None
- Set - Rarity: Basic - Common
He always knows what time it is. CRAZY TIME!
- ▲ Tribe added: Pet
Cuckoo Zombie could be used as an early-game glass cannon since he has enough strength to do a big chunk of damage to your opponent or destroy almost every plant playable by then, but you might be better off saving him for a bit later since the more dangerous plants can be played a turn or two later.
If you wish for Cuckoo Zombie to hit your opponent, he could be played on an empty lane, but your opponent can easily block it with one of their weak plants to essentially waste him. To prevent that, you should prepare a removal card to destroy that plant. On the other hand, using him to destroy a threatening plant only requires you to play Cuckoo Zombie right in front of that plant. While plant tricks are able to remove him either way, there is nothing you can do about that.
Cuckoo Zombie goes well with Valkyrie and in rush decks in general since he is easily destroyed.
Electric Boogaloo and Z-Mech can use boosting cards to keep Cuckoo Zombie alive for longer and make him even bigger of a threat, though Hearty's boosts are better since he lacks health. On top of that, they can also grant him Frenzy so that Cuckoo Zombie can still hit their opponent after destroying whatever is blocking him, shoud he survive. Electric Boogaloo can also pair him up with Cat Lady and Zookeeper since Cuckoo Zombie is a pet, and he fits with the general rush style of pet decks too. Professor Brainstorm could make him do a bonus attack via Electrician, Mustache Monument, or Lurch for Lunch; while he can't grant Cuckoo Zombie survivability or extra strength, it is a more immediate response in case of an opportunity.
However, if you want to do 4 damage for just a turn, Tennis Champ is usually better as she costs 1 brain less to play.
- Cuckoo Zombie is the only clock zombie in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes. This is likely subject to change in a future patch.