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Not to be confused with Miner Problem.
For the version both in Plants vs. Zombies and Plants vs. Zombies 2 (Chinese version), see Digger Zombie.

Miner Threat is a Workshop Zombie in Plants vs. Zombies 3, which you first encounter at Floor 9 of Devour Tower. He will dig his way underground and attack plants from behind.


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He is based off of the Digger Zombie in both Plants vs. Zombies and the Chinese version of Plants vs. Zombies 2.

His ability being protected with his helmet and attacking plants right behind is taken from Plants vs. Zombies.

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Like Rocket Scientist, Miner Threat is easy to deal with if you have plants that attack him from behind, like Starfruit for example.

Sweet Potato is very good at taking care of him, since Miner Threat will pop out of the ground when she’s nearby.



  • His appearance is different from his counterpart in Plants vs. Zombies, since he now wears a yellow hat instead of a white one. Besides that he also has brown hair instead of black and his pickaxe is slightly larger than the one Digger Zombie has.
  • Earlier, when he was defeated, his body would disappear, leaving only his head on the ground.
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