Plants vs. Zombies Wiki
Advertisement
For the version in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, see Hover-Goat 3000 (PvZH).

Hover Goat-3000 is a playable zombie class in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 that was released in the Trials of Gnomus DLC, alongside the Torchwood as a reward for completing the Trials of Eternity.

The player needs to open all 5 locks of the Hover Goat-3000 chest, each lock requires 15 Rainbow Stars to be unlocked, resulting in the total of 75 Rainbow Stars to unlock this class.

Descriptions

Stickerbook description

"As the legend goes, Hover Goat-3000 came from the future, but he was too radical and needed to be contained. Now he is released and out to show everyone what cool looks like!"

In-game description

"Hover Goat-3000's future technology helps Zombies run faster and shoot harder. His Mega Awesome Laser is uber powerful too!"

Primary weapon

His weapon is called the Radical Raygun, it holds 35 ammo, and has mediocre fall off damage. It has a very fast rate of fire with damage ranging from 9-5 critical and 6-4 regular shot. The weapon plays a short beat upon reloading.

Abilities

Left abilities
Damage Buff Booster BeamGW2.png
Damage Buff Booster Beam
The Hover Goat-3000 will attach an orange beam to a nearby zombie, like the Heal Beam, except instead of healing nearby targets, the beam increases the attack damage of the attached zombie by 30%. It has no recharge.
Center abilities
Mega Awesome LaserGW2.png
Mega Awesome Laser
The Mega Awesome Laser allows the Hover Goat-3000 to shoot a powerful beam, similar to the Sunbeam, but heavily decreases his speed while doing so. It takes 15 seconds to recharge.
Right abilities
Tubular TurboGW2.png
Tubular Turbo
The Hover Goat-3000 will temporarily increase the speed of all zombies around him, including himself. It takes 20 seconds to recharge.

Strategies

With

The Hover Goat-3000 is an okay for an offensive zombie, but his main role is a support character. He's good for helping others be offensive. One way to do this is when defending or attacking, use the Damage Buff Booster Beam on someone sniping off plants, so they can vanquish them easier. Another way to do this is when attacking, use the Damage Buff Booster Beam on an All Star or on a Z-Mech heading for the garden, although Hover Goat-3000 isn't very good at attacking. But you can use the Tubular Turbo to help zombies without teleporters get to the garden earlier. When defending, try to use the Damage Buff Booster Beam on a zombie that has a good crowd control primary attack.

Hover Goat-3000 works really well in Gnome Bomb since its Tubular Turbo ability will work on any zombie carrying the gnome bomb. This can be especially useful if the person holding the gnome bomb is a fast character or a character with a lot of health, which will make it easier to get to a gnome bomb planting location. The Hover Goat-3000 is also effective in Suburbination due to the fact that like Gnome Bomb, Tubular Turbo allows a group of zombies to quickly capture objectives. Like Rose, he has good speed and jumps higher than most other zombies. An advantage of the Hover Goat-3000 is that he can't be Goatifyed by the Rose because he is already a goat.

Against

When Hover Goat-3000 is using his Damage Buff Booster Beam on another zombie, it's not advised to attack alone; seeing as it would be a 2 vs. 1 situation, you will most likely get vanquished. Try to find him alone or have a plan to take him out. If he uses the Mega Awesome Laser when you're around, get away from him immediately, as he can easily kill you in that form. You should be able to outrun him due to his greatly reduced movement speed when in that form. Usually the best way to take a Hover Goat-3000 down is to snipe from a distance as their weapon has fall off damage and they have pretty low health to start with.

In Gnome Bomb, be careful if there's a Hover Goat-3000 in the game, as they can make the gnome bomb get to the plant objectives really quickly with its Tubular Turbo ability. Try and hunt them down before they have the chance to speed up any zombie.

Balancing changes

November 2016 Patch

  • Decreased primary weapon near/far damage from 7.5/5.5 to 6.5/4.5.

June 2017 Patch

  • Increased close range damage of primary weapon from 6.5 to 7.
  • Increased close range damage of Mega Awesome Laser from 10.5 to 11.5.

Related achievement

More Secrets PSN.png
More Secrets?
New faces from crazy places!

Gallery

Plants vs. Zombies Wiki has a gallery for Hover Goat-3000.
Hover Goat-3000GW2.png
Visit this page to see it.
Hover Goat-3000GW2.png

In other languages

Language Name Description
United States of America English Hover Goat-3000
Traditional Chinese 懸浮山羊-3000
France French Aérochèvre 3 000
Germany German Gleitziege 3000
Italy Italian HoverCapra 3.000
Poland Polish Koza Powietrzna 3000
Brazil Brazilian Portuguese Planador Cabra-3000
Spain Spanish Aerocabra 3000


Trivia

  • He is the third playable goat in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2, with the first being the Stinky Goat (a zombie after being Goatified by Rose or Royal Hypno-Flower), and the second being the Zomburger Artist.
  • He is the only character class in the game whose abilities can physically aid teammates.
  • He is the only zombie class immune to Goatify, due to him already being a goat.
    • However, he can still be Goatified by the Royal Hypno Flower in the mission "Anomalous Anomalies".
  • In the booth, it says he has a rarity of Super Rare, even though he has no rarity.
  • The player cannot play as the Hover Goat-3000 in the Delivery Missions, despite the fact that the Delivery Goat says that they need to be a goat to play the missions.
  • He and Torchwood are the only classes who do not have any unlockable variants, gestures or customizations due to them being newly introduced to Garden Warfare 2.
    • It was later confirmed in a tweet by Creative Director Justin Weibe that there will not be any variants, customization or gestures for either class, due to them being bonus classes.
      • However, in the December 2018 Update, 3 customizations for the Hover Goat-3000 were added: Wishmaker, Festive Rider and Beach Border.
  • If the player holds down the jump button when falling or after jumping, Hover Goat-3000 will slowly 'hover' or 'glide' down similar to the Rose.
  • When Hover Goat 3000 is eaten by a Chomper, a Zombie arm sticks out of the Chomper's mouth instead of a Goat limb.
  • The Hover Goat-3000 actually does have Legendary rarity. If you purchase him from the Torch and Tail Upgrade, it shows him as a Legendary character.
  • There is a glitch when playing in Lunar Landing for Graveyard Ops, if a Scientist is being boosted with damage by the Hover Goat while the boss slots are spinning, that Scientist will lose the low gravity gimmick given on this stage.
V · T · E
Zombies (Shooter games)
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare zombies
Playable Classes
Soldiers Foot Soldier · Camo Ranger · Super Commando · General Supremo · Tank Commander · Arctic Trooper · Sky Trooper · Centurion
Engineers Engineer · Welder · Painter · Mechanic · Electrician · Plumber · Landscaper · Sanitation Expert
Scientists Scientist · Chemist · Physicist · Dr. Toxic · Astronaut · Marine Biologist · Archaeologist · Dr. Chester · Paleontologist
All-Stars All-Star · Baseball Star · Rugby Star · Hockey Star · Cricket Star · Goalie Star · Wrestling Star · Golf Star
Boss Mode Dr. Zomboss
Abilities
Foot Soldier Zombie Stink Cloud · Rocket Jump · ZPG · Super Stink Cloud · Rocket Leap · Multi-Rocket
Engineer Sonic Grenade · Zombot Drone · Jackhammer · Proximity Sonic Mine · Rocket Drone · Turbo Jackhammer
Scientist Sticky Explody Ball · Warp · Zombie Heal Station · Mega Heal Bomb · Energy Warp · Armored Heal Station · Sticky Cheetah Ball · Cheesy Warp · Cheetah Heal Station
All-Star Imp Punt · Sprint Tackle · Dummy Shield · Long Bomb · Ultra Tackle · Shield Decoy
Boss Mode Superb Zomboss Radar · Zomboss Healing Station · Cone Strike · Reviving Brainz BBQ
Spawnable Zombies Browncoat Zombie · Conehead Zombie · Buckethead Zombie · Flag Zombie · Newspaper Zombie · Screen Door Zombie · Coffin Zombie · Outhouse Zombie · Exploding Imp · Map Pirate · Barrel Pirate · Backup Dancer · Vampire Zombie · Heal Zombie · Yeti Imp
Garden Ops
Bosses Disco Zombie · Yeti Zombie · Gargantuar · Giga Gargantuar · Baron von Bats
Normal Chieftain · Berserker · Giga Imp · Zombomb · Pirate Zombie · Conehead Pirate · Buckethead Pirate · Screen Door Pirate · Imp Pirate · Treasure Yeti · Exploding Imp Fan
Others Zombot Turret
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 zombies
Playable Classes
Soldiers Foot Soldier · Camo Ranger · Super Commando · General Supremo · Tank Commander · Arctic Trooper · Sky Trooper · Centurion · Park Ranger · Scuba Soldier
Engineers Engineer · Welder · Painter · Mechanic · Electrician · Plumber · Landscaper · Sanitation Expert · Roadie Z · AC Perry
Scientists Scientist · Chemist · Physicist · Dr. Toxic · Astronaut · Marine Biologist · Archaeologist · Paleontologist · Zoologist · Computer Scientist
All-Stars All-Star · Baseball Star · Rugby Star · Hockey Star · Cricket Star · Goalie Star · Wrestling Star · Golf Star · Moto-X Star · Tennis Star
Imps
&
Z-Mechs
Imps Imp · Lil' Drake · Pylon Imp · S.H.R.IMP · Z7 Imp · Party Imp · Scallywag Imp
Z-Mechs Z-Mech · Drake Mech · Pylon Mech · Bling Pylon Mech · S.H.R.IMP Mech · Z7 Mech · Party Mech · Scallywag Mech
Superheroes Super Brainz · Cozmic Brainz · Electro Brainz · Toxic Brainz · Party Brainz · Breakfast Brainz
Pirates Captain Deadbeard · Captain Cannon · Captain Flameface · Captain Sharkbite · Captain Partyman · Captain Squawk
Others Hover Goat-3000 · Mecha Cat · Stinky Goat
Abilities
Foot Soldier Zombie Stink Cloud · Rocket Jump · ZPG · Super Stink Cloud · Rocket Leap · Multi-Rocket
Engineer Sonic Grenade · Big Bolt Blaster · Jackhammer · Proximity Sonic Mine · Turbo Jackhammer · Bedazzled Bolt Blaster
Scientist Heal Beam of Science · Warp · Sticky Explody Ball · Zombie Heal Station · Energy Warp · Mega Heal Bomb · Armored Heal Station · Armored Bling Station
All-Star Imp Punt · Sprint Tackle · Dummy Shield · Long Bomb · Ultra Tackle · Shield Decoy · Future Dummy
Imp
&
Z-Mech
Imp Gravity Grenade · Robo Call · Impkata
Z-Mech Missile Madness · Explosive Escape · Robo Stomp · Dragon Swoop · Wing Flap · Pylon Mine · Drag Race · Water Cyclone · Shrimp Jump · Biotic Pull · Zomni-Blade · Crusty Gigabomb · Peg Leg Kata
Super Brainz Super Ultra Ball · Turbo Twister · Heroic Kick · Super Multi Ball · Super Guided Ultra Ball
Captain Deadbeard Barrel Blast · Parrot Pal · Cannon Rodeo · Looty Booty Barrel Blast · Future Parrot Pal
Hover Goat-3000 Damage Buff Booster Beam · Mega Awesome Laser · Tubular Turbo
Mecha Cat Kitty Pounce · Furball Frenzy · Kitty Fury · Tail Powershot
Stinky Goat Goat Scratch · Goat Jump · Goat Bleat
Spawnable Zombies
Gravedirt of Summoning Browncoat Zombie · Conehead Zombie · Buckethead Zombie · Flag Zombie · Newspaper Zombie · Screen Door Zombie · Coffin Zombie · Outhouse Zombie · Heal Zombie · Exploding Imp · Karate Zombie
Build-a-Bot Mr. Toasty · Mr. Freezy · Mr. Toxic · Gatling Bot · Breaker Bot · Rocket Bot · Boxer Bot · Mr. Electro · Explody Bot · Loudmouth Bot · Hide-n-Shoot Bot · Uplink Bot · Dr. Heals
Bosses Baron von Bats · Disco Zombie · Gargantuar · Giga Gargantuar · Gargoatuar · House Gargantuar · Mech Gargantuar · Treasure Yeti · Yeti Zombie · Zen Sensei · Captain Smasher · Sasquatch · Yeti King
Top Zombie Dr. Patient · Dr. Fizzician · Z-Mech 11011-3 · Ol' Deadbeard · Super Duper Brainz · Gene Error · Dr. Daul Fin
Others Zomburger Artist · Backup Dancer · Vampire Zombie · Berserker · Giga Imp · Zombomb · Pirate Zombie · Conehead Pirate · Buckethead Pirate · Screen Door Pirate · Imp Pirate · Map Pirate · Barrel Pirate · Yeti Imp · Zombot Turret · Exploding Imp Fan · Sasquatch Imp · Future Imp · Robo-Zombie
Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville zombies
Playable Classes
PvZ BfN Attack Class Icon.png Attack Foot Soldier · Imp (Z-Mech) · Super Brainz · 80s Action Hero · Electric Slide
PvZ BfN Defend Class Icon.png Defend Captain Deadbeard · All-Star · Space Cadet (Space Station)
PvZ BfN Support Class Icon.png Support Scientist · Engineer · Wizard
Swarm TV Head
Abilities
Foot Soldier Super Stink Cloud · Rocket Jump · ZPG
Imp
&
Z-Mech
Imp Gravity Grenade · Robo Call · Impkata
Z-Mech Missile Madness · Explosive Escape · Bionic Bash
Super Brainz Turbo Twister · Hyper Jump Thump · Super Ultra Ball
80s Action Hero Dynamite Dodge · Rocket Ride · Can't-Miss-ile
Electric Slide Funky Bouncer · Outta Fight! · Disco Tornado
Captain Deadbeard Barrel Blast · Parrot Pal · Anchor's Away
All-Star Imp Punt · Sprint Tackle · Dummy Shield
Space Cadet
&
Space Station
Space Cadet
Solo Gravity Smash · Station Inflation · Big Bang Beam
Passenger Asteroid Shield · Escape Pod · Hands-On Torpedo
Space Station Space Force · Escape Pod · Crater Maker
Scientist Sticky Healy Thingy · Warp · Healing Hose
Engineer Bullhorn Swarm · Heavy Helper · Double Time
Wizard Zee-lixir · Spell Disaster · Co-Star
TV Head Commercial Break · Yeti, Set, GO! · Overheated Dinner
Spawnable Zombies
Build-a-Bot
Range Rocket Bot · Gatling Bot · Hide-n-Shoot Bot · Mr. Electro
Support Dr. Heals · Loudmouth Bot
Melee Boxer Bot · Explody Bot · Breaker Bot
Gravedirt of Summoning
Melee Buckethead Zombie · Outhouse Zombie · Screen Door Zombie
Range TV Head · TV Buckethead
Support Heal Zombie · Yeti Imp
Battle Leaders Basecoat Bert · Captain Cozplay · Cap'n Sharklunch · Charnado · Dr. Spork · Just Brad · Red Janet · Rolleeta · Sgt. Plaid Attitude · Shadez 2 Cool · The Advertiser · Woofzy
Bounty Hunt
Town Center Byte Knight · Captain Featherbrainz · Shock Wheelz Crew
Mount Steep Bomby Dearest · Ninjimp · Tiny
Elusive Foes
Town Center Fantastico · Pack Rat · Squiddy Shaw
Mount Steep Dig Wig · Mag Pete-O · Safety Stan
Bosses Baron von Bats · Disco Zombie · Gargantuar · Major Problem · Mech Gargantuar · Olds Cool · Treasure Yeti · Yeti Zombie · Zen Sensei · Zombomb
Quest NPCs Bart Barian · Big Boy Gang Leader · Brainstorming Zombies · Brick Fistmissile · Cleatus · Cookie · Dr. Nurse Doctor · Dr. Real Doctor · Dummy · Hugh D. Votee · Izzy · Monkey · Norm Alguy · Otto Do · Peg Legpuller · Power Cora · Seabasstian · Tim · Winston
Others Bouncer Bot · Browncoat Zombie · Conehead Zombie · Exploding Imp · Goat · Miner Problem · Robo-Zombie · TV Conehead
Advertisement