For other uses, see Gargantuar (disambiguation).

Gladiator Gargantuar is a Gargantuar variant encountered in Penny's Pursuit. The Gladiator Gargantuar has various differences from other world-based Gargantuars, having the ability to throw a Roman Imp, which drops a net on a plant once he lands, disabling plants for 10 seconds. His helmet also provides extra health, and he is slower than other Gargantuars. He and Jurassic Gargantuar are tied as the strongest Gargantuar variants in Plants vs. Zombies 2.

Almanac entry

Gladiator Gargantuar

SPEED: Stiff

Wears a helmet. Throws an imp AND a net. Just a real piece of work.

He's got a column and he's not afraid to use it.


Gladiator Gargantuar absorbs 5400 damage per shot and does not degrade. He throws the Roman Imp at 2700 damage per shot.


Penny's Pursuit


This one is really threatening, like other Gargantuars. But the fact that Roman Imps are a little bit tougher than most variant, similar to Bug Bot Imp (though obviously cannot be stopped by E.M.Peach), which might harass you a little bit deeper.

But remember that it also throws a net, which disables the plant in the 3rd column, so the concept of putting Spikeweed, Spikerock, or Celery Stalker at 3rd column won't work. However, you can put Celery Stalker at the 4th column instead, while Spikeweed or Spikerock at 2nd column. It should work properly.

A recent update has make Starfruit seedium, and if you had play for at least 2 years (my case) you should be able to obtain it and level it up, to level 5 in my case. Amassing a bunch of them will work, as they can easily assist each other. This is also useful if that level also feature Octo Zombie, since Starfruit is a really good anti-octo. It should make short work of the imp, the garg, and the octo. Keep in mind that this might not function normally if Wizard Zombie appear instead, so insta-kill is obvious.

A terrific combination is this with Healer Zombie, however, if you bring insta-kill, you should be fine though. You can try freezing the healer, then allow Starfruit to kill both. Another one is Jester Zombie. In this case, Explode-o-nut should be handy, as currently it is also seedium, and both the Gladiator Gargantuar and the Jester Zombie is destructive, so it should detonate soon. If it tend to appear in different lane, use insta-kill, or freeze the jester. The new Zcorpion Zombie is also threatening with the Gladiator Gargantuar, but you can choose to freeze it, spike it, insta-kill it, or use Explode-o-nut. Be careful though.

And who can forget the Cardio Zombie and the Z-Mech? Well, Explode-o-nut again, then freeze up stuff. If it's the Z-Mech, you can choose E.M.Peach, or Blover to help out.

And lastly, in all situation, Hurrikale will be a great help, as its ability will heavily neutralize your position. Like all Gargantuars, bring in Primal Wall-nuts as they will help a lot.



  • Unlike other Gargantuar variants, the Gladiator Gargantuar does not fall over as soon as his head falls off. He staggers before falling, similar to most other zombies. It is unknown if this is a glitch or not.
  • His Almanac entry references the I've Got an X, and I'm Not Afraid to Use It! stock phrase.

See also

Zombies (Tower defense)
Plants vs. Zombies 2
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Far Future Future Zombie · Future Conehead Zombie · Future Buckethead Zombie · Holo Head Zombie · Future Flag Zombie · Robo-Rally Zombie · Jetpack Zombie · Blastronaut Zombie · Shield Zombie · Bug Bot Imp · Robo-Cone Zombie · Disco-tron 3000 · Disco Jetpack Zombie · Mecha-Football Zombie · Gargantuar Prime · Zombot Tomorrow-tron
Dark Ages Peasant Zombie · Conehead Peasant · Buckethead Peasant · Knight Zombie · Peasant Flag Zombie · Imp Monk Zombie · Jester Zombie · Dark Ages Gargantuar · Wizard Zombie · Zombie King · Announcer Imp · Imp Dragon Zombie · Zombot Dark Dragon
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Jurassic Marsh Jurassic Zombie · Jurassic Conehead · Jurassic Buckethead · Jurassic Fossilhead · Amberhead Zombie · Jurassic Flag Zombie · Jurassic Rally Zombie · Jurassic Imp · Jurassic Gargantuar · Jurassic Bully · Jurassic Rockpuncher · Zombot Dinotronic Mechasaur
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Modern Day Brickhead Zombie · Rally Zombie · Gargantuar · Imp · Newspaper Zombie · Sunday Edition Zombie · Balloon Zombie · All-Star Zombie · Super-Fan Imp
Penny's Pursuit Roman Zombie · Roman Conehead · Roman Buckethead · Centurion Zombie · Bust Head Zombie · Roman Flag Zombie · Healer Zombie · Roman Shield Zombie · Gladiator Gargantuar · Roman Imp · Zcorpion Zombie · Zombie Medusa · Roman Caesar Zombie
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