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Iron Boarder is a super-rare zombie superpower card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the PvZH Brainy Icon.pngBrainy class. He costs 1BrainPvZH.png to play and has 2StrengthPvZH.png/3HeartPvZH.png. He has the PvZH Truestrike Icon.pngBullseye trait, and his ability gives him +1StrengthPvZH.png /+1HeartPvZH.png while he is in an environment. His closest plant counterpart is Plantern.


An ironing board.

He is based on an ironing board, a small foldable table with a heat-resisatant surface, and the Silver Surfer, a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

His name is a portmanteau of "iron board," the real-life object he is based on, and "Silver Surfer," the fictional character he is based on.

The 401Z plan mentioned in his description is a reference to a 401(k) plan, which is the tax-qualified, defined-contribution pension account defined in subsection 401(k) of the Internal Revenue Code.


  • Class: Brainy
  • Tribes: Sports Imp Superpower Zombie
  • Trait: PvZH Truestrike Icon.pngBullseye
  • Ability: While in an Environment: This gets +1StrengthPvZH.png/1HeartPvZH.png.
  • Rarity: Super-Rare

Card description

Working for a Huge-Gigantacus isn't the worst job he's ever had. It comes with a 401Z plan, which is more than what most Zombie employers offer.

Update history

Update 1.16.10

  • Added to the game.



This zombie essentially acts like Plantern, but he has PvZH Truestrike Icon.pngBullseye in any lane and has 1StrengthPvZH.png less than Plantern. But since this is a superpower and costs 1BrainPvZH.png, you can play this early to do unblockable damage right away, then play environments like Laser Base Alpha or Teleportation Station on his lane to power him up.

Since he is an Imp zombie, he benefits from Imp Commander and Toxic Waste Imp. However, he cannot synergize with Team Mascot or Zombie Coach unless Huge-Gigantacus gets Team Mascot from Interdimensional Zombie, Triplication, Transformation Station, Evolutionary Leap or Portal Technician because he doesn't lead the PvZH Hearty Icon.pngHearty class. Another way to do this is if Rustbolt gets him through Thinking Cap or Z-Mech via Quasar Wizard, then plays him and Team Mascot.

He can also be used in tandem with Unlife of the Party and Frankentuar to give them both a boost. However, Huge-Gigantacus is not a Crazy hero, meaning he has to get them from Raiding Raptor and Bad Moon Rising first. An alternative way, if you are playing as Professor Brainstorm, is to get him from Thinking Cap or Quasar Wizard first.

Also, note that you can only play him on the Zombies Play phase and not the Zombie Tricks phase unlike other zombie superpowers without the use of Teleport or Teleportation Zombie, so he cannot block plants after the Plants Play phase and thus can be easily destroyed by tricks.


Treat this zombie like Plantern, as he becomes powerful in an environment but has PvZH Truestrike Icon.pngBullseye in any lane. If he is not in an environment, Berry Blast or Bonk Choy can destroy this in one hit. If he is in an environment, use Zapricot, Haunted Pumpking or Whack-a-Zombie to destroy him. You can also weaken him by moving Iron Boarder out of an environment, but only if he is in one. You can also turn him into a useless 0StrengthPvZH.png/1HeartPvZH.png zombie by using Weed Whack on him when he is not in an environment.


In other languages

Language Name Description
United States of America English Iron Boarder
China Simplified Chinese 铁滑板
Traditional Chinese 鐵邊界
France French Surfeur de fer
Germany German Eisenbügler
Italy Italian Asse da stiro
Japan Japanese アイロンボーダー
South Korea Korean 아이언 보더
Brazil Brazilian Portuguese Pensionista de Ferro
Russia Russian Гладильщик
Spain Spanish Pupilo de hierro


  • His description has a grammatical mistake, having an "a" in front of Huge-Gigantacus' name, as if he were an object, not a character.
  • As you see the Iron Boarder in the Ice Moon in the Gallery before, there is a glitch where Iron Boarder gains a mustache when he gets Bounced, as if he were Conjured by Imposter, despite being a superpower, which means that he can't be Conjured.
  • He is the third zombie to wear underwear, the first being the Newspaper Zombie and the second being the Barrel Zombie.
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