- For the other uses, see Flag Zombie (disambiguation).
Flag Zombie is a premium uncommon zombie card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the Hearty class. He costs 2 to play and has 1/3. He does not have any traits, and his ability reduces the cost of all zombies in the zombie hero's hand by 1. This ability stacks with each Flag Zombie on the field and persists until the Flag Zombie is removed from the field.
- Class: Hearty
- Tribe: Professional Zombie
- Traits: None
- Ability: Zombies cost 1 less.
- Set - Rarity: Premium - Uncommon
He's not patriotic; he just likes fabric suspended from sticks.
- Rarity change: Uncommon → Common
- Set - Rarity change: Basic - Common → Premium - Uncommon
Flag Zombie is a very useful zombie to have, as his ability makes 1 zombies free and allows you to bring out expensive cards a turn earlier than usual, the only minor downside being that he doesn't make tricks and environments cheaper. Rustbolt can even obtain extra brains when he plays Brain Vendor. His high health for a 2 zombie means that he can withstand a hit or two as well. However, he has very low strength, which means he will not trade well with many plants on turn 2. Therefore, playing health-boosting tricks to make Flag Zombie last longer is recommended, or strength-boosting cards to make him hit harder. However, you may choose not to boost him at all, and instead boost other zombies to distract your opponent into destroying them first.
Against a Hearty hero, try to focus on Flag Zombies, because even if his stats are not a big threat, his ability can allow your opponent to play strong zombies much earlier than usual. And due to health-boosting cards like Camel Crossing or Rock Wall, it is best to destroy this zombie while he is still fairly weak.
Assuming you are dealing with him in the early game (turn 2), tricks such as Berry Blast and Banana Bomb can be easily played in order to destroy Flag Zombie relatively easily. If tricks are not an option, cheap plants that do 3 damage or more in one attack such as Bonk Choy, Fire Peashooter, and Apple-Saucer (although it won't have the Strikethrough trait) can destroy him as well. This is even more appealing in the fact that most plants will be able to survive Flag Zombie's weak attack.