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For the version in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2, see Hover Goat-3000.

Hover-Goat 3000 is an event zombie card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the PvZH Beastly Icon.pngBeastly class. It costs 3BrainPvZH.png to play and has 1StrengthPvZH.png/3HeartPvZH.png.

It has the Amphibious trait, and its ability gives a selected zombie, excluding it, +2StrengthPvZH.png/+2HeartPvZH.png when it is played and gives it the Bounce effect immediately after it takes damage, unless it gets destroyed. Its closest plant counterpart is Grow-Shroom.


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It is based on the zombie class from Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 with the same name and appearance.

Its first ability is a reference to one of its abilities in said game, while its second ability is likely a reference to another one of its abilities in the same game.

The first and third sentences in its description are references to its name, while the second sentence may be a reference to Hover Goat-3000's primary weapon, the Radical Raygun.


  • Class: Beastly
  • Tribes: Science Pet Zombie
  • Trait: Amphibious
  • Abilities: When played: Another Zombie gets +2StrengthPvZH.png/+2HeartPvZH.png. When hurt: Bounce this Goat.
  • Set: Event

Card description

The future is Hovering. The future is Radical. The future is Goat.



Hover-Goat 3000 is an amazing zombie when it comes to boosting other zombies. Compared to Loudmouth, it does not have the Gravestone trait, but it has 2 health more and the Amphibious trait. This can replace Loudmouth as you can boost another zombie right away before plant threats like Berry Blast are able to destroy a zombie.

However, the boost can only be given to another zombie and not itself, meaning that that this ability is useless if there are no other zombies on the field, so do not play it alone unless you absolutely need a shield to block a plant.

Additionally, it has another ability that is quite handy as it can Bounce itself if it takes 2 or less damage in its lane without health boosts. This can allow you to play this over and over again, allowing you to boost other zombies greatly. This is even more useful because it has the Amphibious trait. If your opponent played a weak Amphibious plant like Sting Bean, you can play Hover-Goat 3000 there so it can be Bounced. This can turn in your favor to boost another zombie twice or more.

All Beastly heroes can use this zombie for synergy, namely to boost their pet decks with Zookeeper or Cat Lady. And because this Bounces itself when it takes low damage, you can play this again and boost your pets again. Aside from pets in general, you could also use this with a swarm of Goats to boost them all at once since this getting hurt activates Goat's ability.

Each Beastly hero can also use this card effectively in their own ways:

If you are fighting a PvZH Kabloom Icon.pngKabloom or PvZH Guardian Icon.pngGuardian hero, preferably Spudow, you can also play it in Hot Lava or Spikeweed Sector to Bounce Hover-Goat 3000. However, if you are facing a Smarty hero, you must be aware that Jelly Bean can take advantage of it once it gets Bounced, so keep that in mind.


This zombie can be quite threatening as it can boost another zombie, which is similar to Loudmouth. But it also has the ability of Kangaroo Rider as if it takes damage and is not destroyed in one hit, it Bounces itself and your opponent can play this again. You can use the same strategies to deal with Kangaroo Rider, but keep in mind that this zombie also has the Amphibious trait. The fact that most Amphibious plants lack in strength does not help either.

Fortunately, Hover-Goat 3000 is not that hard to destroy due to its average health. If Hover-Goat 3000 is played on the aquatic lane, Berry Blast or Whack-a-Zombie can destroy it at ease. Kernel Corn can do a better job at countering Hover-Goat 3000 as he can also destroy the zombie boosted by it, but he is exclusively a late-game play.

But while you take care of this zombie, be sure to also take care of the other zombie that got boosted by it. You can also Bounce the boosted zombie to remove its boosts, but be careful of "When played" abilities such as Zombot 1000 and Flamenco Zombie's.

You can also attempt to clear the field so that Hover-Goat 3000's boosting ability does not activate. If clearing everything at once is not possible, focus on the strongest zombies first.

It is also recommended to have Jelly Bean on the field as punishment for playing Hover-Goat 3000 once it gets Bounced.


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In other languages

Language Name Description
United States of America English Hover-Goat 3000
China Simplified Chinese 3000型火箭山羊
Traditional Chinese 陰森羊 3000
France French Aérochèvre 3000
Germany German Gleitziege 3000
Italy Italian Capra volante 3000
Japan Japanese 浮遊ヤギ3000
South Korea Korean 호버 염소 3000
Brazil Brazilian Portuguese Planador Cabra 3000
Russia Russian Козелет-3000
Spain Spanish Aerocabra 3000


  • Its name has its hyphen placement changed compared to Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2; instead of being "Hover Goat-3000", it is "Hover-Goat 3000" in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes.

See also

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