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Mixed-Up Gravedigger is a premium legendary zombie card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the PvZH Sneaky Icon.pngSneaky class. He costs 5BrainPvZH.png to play and has 5StrengthPvZH.png/5HeartPvZH.png. He does not have any traits, and his ability hides all zombies under gravestones, then randomly moves all gravestones around. This ability only activates when he is played normally without in a gravestone.


  • Class: Sneaky
  • Tribes: Professional Mustache Zombie
  • Traits: None
  • Ability: When played: Each Zombie hides in a Gravestone. Mix them up randomly.
  • Set - Rarity: Premium - Legendary

Card description

Digging graves is hard work, but seeing customers rise out of them makes it all worth it.

Update history

Update 1.6.27

  • Description change: Was originally Digging graves is hard work. But seeing customers rise out of them makes it all worth it.

Update 1.12.6

  • Ability mechanic change: Bouncing Mixed-Up Gravedigger no longer removes his ability.

Update 1.16.10

  • Rarity change: Super-Rare → Legendary

Update 1.22.12

  • Animation change: Legendary shine added.



Mixed-Up Gravedigger is useful in activating the "When played" abilities of many zombies. Another way of using this is in rush decks. Protecting every zombie is key, so using this to protect against most threats is a good option. This strategy can be applied to any deck to try and trick your opponent to not knowing what to do that turn. Using Headstone Carver could also boost all of your zombies if he is revealed first or if you play him after this zombie. He will also be able to protect all zombies against anything that don't target gravestones. However, the stats of all zombies will also be reset, so he can prove anti-synergetic, especially when using stat-boosting cards, although, some strategies do use him as a way to regain initiative in hard matches.

A good strategy is to have a zombie in an aquatic lane, along with strong zombies. This is because he only mixes up the zombies' locations, and will therefore not relocate tombstones when Mixed-Up Gravedigger puts every zombie into gravestones, there is a chance that a strong zombie or Mixed-Up Gravedigger himself ends up in that lane, where it will be free from most things and do massive damage.

Super Brainz and Huge-Gigantacus can use a useful tactic using Mixed-Up Gravedigger with science zombies on field, especially Gadget Scientist (this will only work if Gadget Scientist is revealed last, however), or play him in Medulla Nebula to gain an extra 2BrainPvZH.png during the Zombie Tricks phase. Another strategy they could try when using this zombie is using Teleport or Teleportation Zombie and playing Mixed-Up Gravedigger in the Zombie Tricks phase, protecting all your zombies until the next Zombie Tricks phase. This combo be done on as early as turn 6. However, there are a few ways your opponent can get around this strategy, mainly PvZH Strikethrough Icon.pngStrikethrough plants and Grave Buster. Impfinity can use this with PvZH Crazy Icon.pngCrazy zombies such as Conga Zombie or Foot Soldier Zombie (only if he is revealed on the heights). This can be especially useful with zombies like Jester (in order to reset his health). Neptuna can use this with zombies such as Landscaper and Intergalactic Warlord to destroy plants and boost zombies. Most Brain Freeze decks, on the other hand, do not really benefit from Mixed-Up Gravedigger, as PvZH Beastly Icon.pngBeastly zombies are better when their stats aren't reset. However, there are some zombies that can work with this, from Loudmouth to Zombot 1000

You can also Bounce Mixed-Up Gravedigger via Firefighter or Secret Agent to reactivate his ability.

However, you need to be careful if Spyris is in play, as your opponent can know what zombie is on what lane and find the lane with the most threatening zombie on it. Most PvZH Smarty Icon.pngSmarty heroes can use powerful plants to block that lane, while Citron or Beta-Carrotina can destroy that gravestone with Grave Buster. The Cool Bean + Winter Squash combo is also a massive threat, so keep that in mind.


There isn't really a way to counter this zombie, as you do not know which zombies are in which lane. The only good option is to use Grave Buster. However, this is usually ineffective unless there are only a few zombies hiding in their gravestones, because zombies are mixed in random spots and you can only have 4 Grave Busters in a deck. In any other case, just try and play plants against the gravestones and hope for the best.

A great counter to this zombie is Spyris. If you have obtained Spyris in any way like Cornucopia, Plucky Clover, or Seedling, then Spyris can be useful to know what zombie has switched places and can help you keep track of the threatening zombie, including Mixed-Up Gravedigger. You can go further and play Grave Buster on the gravestone that the zombie is hiding in.

Blockbuster is another good counter to this zombie, as her Evolution ability can destroy up to 3 gravestones easily.

The best combo, however, would be playing Winter Squash, then Cool Bean, which instantly destroys all zombies affected by Mixed-Up Gravedigger's ability, including Mixed-Up Gravedigger himself. This can be an effective field clearing play if Mixed-Up Gravedigger has been played last, after all of the opponent's other zombies have been played.


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  • He is the second zombie to hold a shovel, the first being Excavator Zombie.
  • Before update 1.6.27, his description was grammatically incorrect, being two sentences instead of one separated by a comma.
  • In the player's screen, sometimes in an apk version of the game, the gravestones will glitch and only half of the gravestones will be revealed.
  • He has the same sound effects as Headstone Carver's.
  • His ability swaps all zombies on the board, including those under a gravestone before he's played.
    • This makes him the only card that can move gravestones in addition to the only move-ability card that specifially swaps within existing locations and can effectively end up not moved any fighter.
      • Moved gravestones will not animate rising as the animation only plays for played/made gravestones. Because his 'swap' ability does not animate fighters moving, these gravestones appear teleported along with gravestone-less zombies whose new gravestones animate rising.
  • If he is made by Portal Technician, he will activate his ability, but the gravestones will immediately open after the ability. This is the only time that a gravestone can be opened during the "Plants Play" or "Fight!" phase of the battle.
  • When he activates his ability, his left forearm disappears, but his hand and part of his left arm remain.
  • There was a glitch where he could be made with Tomb Raiser Zombie's ability even though he does not have the Gravestone trait.
    • This could be because Mixed-Up Gravedigger also hides himself in a gravestone as a part of his ability.
      • The game would softlock upon playing him, because the Mixed-up Gravedigger would attempt to hide all zombies in a gravestone, but Tomb Raiser Zombie would not be able to do so, thus causing the turn to never end.
  • If a zombie on the field appears gigantic due to a glitch, then when Mixed-Up Gravedigger is played, that zombie's gravestone will also be gigantic.
    • Occasionally, if that zombie was shrunken by Shrinking Violet and then Mixed-Up Gravedigger is played, his gravestone will be gigantic as well.
  • There is a bug that when Mixed-Up Gravedigger is Fused with Mustache Monument, does his bonus attack, and activates its ability, he will be outside his gravestone.
  • He, Cursed Gargolith, and In-Crypted are the only ways to make a gravestone appear on the aquatic lane.
  • His appearance shares similarities with Labor Zombie from Steam Ages.
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