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Disco Zombie is a main recurring character within the Plants vs. Zombies franchise. Disco Zombies typically are accompanied by Backup Dancers, which they can summon at certain points, the amount summoned at a time depending on the game.

As of Plants vs. Zombies 3, Disco Zombie has appeared in six games, with two similar counterparts appearing in other games in the series.

History

Plants vs. Zombies

Main article: Dancing Zombie

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In the original Plants vs. Zombies game, as well as certain Chinese spin-off games based on it, Dancing Zombie is the 9th zombie encountered, first appearing in Level 2-8. He summons Backup Dancers in a + shape around him at certain points, the first time being after he finishes moonwalking into the lawn. These Backup Dancers are linked to him, having the same speed as him and will summon another Backup Dancer if one of them are killed.

He absorbs 500 damage per shot before dying and has two different costs depending on the side mode. In I, Zombie, he costs 350 sun while in Versus Mode he costs 150 brains.

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Dancing Zombie originally based on Michael Jackson and his backup dancers from the Thriller music video. However, complaints were sent from the Michael Jackson estate, leading to a redesign for later releases due to resembling Michael Jackson too closely. As a result, despite having the same requirement and being in different versions, Dancing Zombie technically has three achievements.

Plants vs. Zombies Adventures  (Archived content)

Main article: Conga Leader

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The first of the similar counterparts for Disco Zombie was Conga Leader, who appeared in the ill-fated Facebook game Plants vs. Zombies Adventures. He first appears in level 1 of Sweaty Palms, where like Disco Zombie, he summons backup. Unlike Disco Zombie however, his Conga Dancers all are summoned behind him and are summoned based on a timer. 4 seconds for the first Dancer, 2 seconds for ones afterwards, and none can spawn while Conga Leader is eating.

He also absorbed less damage per shot than Dancing Zombie, only taking 360 hits. It costed 2,500 coins to send him to attack a neighbor, and 5 minutes plus 1,000 coins to train him.

Plants vs. Zombies 2

Main article: Disco-tron 3000

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The second counterpart to Disco Zombie would appear in Plants vs. Zombies 2 in the form of Disco-tron 3000. The Disco-tron 3000 first appears in Day 10 of Far Future and like Dancing Zombie in the first game, summons backup in a + shape around it. However, there are several differences between the two, such as Disco-tron 3000 absorbing 2,000 damage per shot and specifically summoning their backup every 15 seconds.

Two other key differences are that the Disco-tron is susceptible to an E.M.Peach while their backup doesn't match the speed of Disco-tron 3000, instead having the pace, health, and weaknesses of a normal Jetpack Zombie.

Garden Warfare series and Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville

Main article: Disco Zombie (Boss)

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Disco Zombie made a reappearance in all the shooter games as a boss. His moveset is the same in all three games, using a recorder for projectile attacks, using a disco ball to become invulnerable to attacks and deal melee damage that can deal knockback before being stunned for a short period of time and summoning backup, the backup being Backup Dancers in the first game and TV Bucketheads in Battle for Neighborville.

There are multiple variations of his elite wave. In Garden Warfare, during a Super Disco Wave, Backup Dancers simply replace Browncoat Zombies, but in Garden Warfare 2, customized Imps also appear. Meanwhile, in Battle for Neighborville, there is a singular Disco Zombie that can use his melee attack for an unlimited amount of time once he loses a quarter of his health, requiring the Plants to lure him to a gramophone to stop the attack.

Plants vs. Zombies Heroes

Main article: Disco Zombie (PvZH)

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Disco Zombie reappears in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes as a Premium Rare member of the PvZH Crazy Icon.pngCrazy class. Disco Zombie costs 3BrainPvZH.png, and has 3StrengthPvZH.png/1HeartPvZH.png. Like the main games, his ability has him summon backup, but in this game, he can only summon one Backup Dancer.

His Plants vs. Zombies 2 counterpart, Disco-Tron 3000 makes a reappearance in this game as well, with its ability summoning a Disco Zombie, as Disco-tron in Plants vs. Zombies 2 summoned Jetpack Zombies with a similar design to Disco Zombie.

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Electric Boogaloo is based off a Disco Zombie, his unlock comic specifically showing that he was a normal Disco Zombie before being hit by the Hero-Tron 5000. He is the PvZH Beastly Icon.pngBeastly/PvZH Crazy Icon.pngCrazy hero, having his signature superpower be Stayin' Alive, which deals 3 damage to a Plant then healing himself for 3 health.

Plants vs. Zombies 3 (Currently unavailable)

Main article: Disco Zombie (PvZ3)

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The latest appearance of Disco Zombie was in Plants vs. Zombies 3. They were a Nightclub zombie and behaved like he did in the first game, summoning Backup Dancers in a + shape around him every 10 seconds. He had less health however, only absorbing 320 damage per shot.

Disco Zombie was put as an Electric Type zombie along with being labelled as a Swarm threat. Along with Backup Dancer, he first appeared on the 11th floor of the Devour Tower.

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Trivia

  • Disco Zombie, along with his Backup Dancers, are the only zombies to receive a redesign in the same game.
  • According to the Plant vs. Zombies Brain Busters, page 118, the Dancing Zombie hates disco and much prefer polka.

See also

V · T · E
Recurring characters
Plants
Plants vs.
Zombies
Peashooter · Sunflower · Cherry Bomb · Wall-nut · Potato Mine · Snow Pea · Chomper · Repeater · Puff-shroom · Sun-shroom · Fume-shroom · Grave Buster · Hypno-shroom · Scaredy-shroom · Doom-shroom · Lily Pad · Squash · Threepeater · Tangle Kelp · Jalapeno · Spikeweed · Torchwood · Tall-nut · Plantern · Cactus · Blover · Split Pea · Starfruit · Pumpkin · Magnet-shroom · Cabbage-pult · Kernel-pult · Coffee Bean · Garlic · Marigold · Melon-pult · Gatling Pea · Twin Sunflower · Gloom-shroom · Cattail · Winter Melon · Spikerock · Cob Cannon · Imitater
Plants vs.
Zombies
Adventures
Fire Peashooter · Bamboo Shoot · Power Flower
Plants vs.
Zombies 2
Bloomerang · Bonk Choy · Snapdragon · Coconut Cannon · Lightning Reed · Laser Bean · Citron · E.M.Peach · Magnifying Grass · Red Stinger · Sweet Potato · Witch Hazel
Plants vs.
Zombies 2

(Chinese
version)
Carrotillery · Dandelion · Tactical Cuke
Plants vs.
Zombies
Online
Venus Flytrap · Endurian
Plants vs.
Zombies:
Garden
Warfare 2
Rose · Kernel Corn
Plants vs.
Zombies
Heroes
Night Cap
Zombies
Plants vs.
Zombies
Browncoat Zombie · Flag Zombie · Conehead Zombie · Buckethead Zombie · Newspaper Zombie · Screen Door Zombie · All-Star · Disco Zombie · Backup Dancer · Snorkel Zombie · Balloon Zombie · Digger Zombie · Zombie Yeti · Gargantuar · Imp · Dr. Zomboss
Plants vs.
Zombies:
Great Wall
Edition
Talisman Zombie
Plants vs.
Zombies
Adventures
MC Zom-B
Plants vs.
Zombies 2
Ra Zombie · Pharaoh Zombie · Tomb Raiser Zombie · Swashbuckler Zombie · Barrel Roller Zombie · Zombie Chicken · Disco-tron 3000 · Knight Zombie · Jester Zombie · Zombot Sharktronic Sub
Plants vs.
Zombies:
Garden
Warfare
Foot Soldier · Engineer · Scientist
Plants vs.
Zombies:
Garden
Warfare 2
Z-Mech · Captain Deadbeard · Super Brainz
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