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Part mermaid, part Zombie, Neptuna is a whole can o' trouble. This fishy foe thrives in the water and keeps Imps at the ready. And she'll try to get an early advantage if she can!

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Neptuna is a zombie hero in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and the leader of the PvZH Hearty Icon.pngHearty and PvZH Sneaky Icon.pngSneaky classes. Her signature superpower is Octo-Pult, which makes an Octo-Pet on a selected lane.



She is based on a mermaid, a mythical aquatic creature with the head and upper body of a female human and the tail of a fish. Her holding a trident and wearing a crown (technically, it is her octopus ‘hair’ who’s wearing it) may be a reference to Neptune, the Roman god of the sea. Her name is a portmanteau of ‘Neptune’, referring to her appearance, and ‘tuna’, referring to the fact that she is half fish.

Neptuna is inspired by aquatic superheroes such as Detective Comics' Aquaman and Marvel Comics' Namor The Sub-Mariner.

Her description has a pun: the word "tank" can either mean an aquarium tank (her fish bowl) or a type of armored war vehicle.

Her strategy deck Grave Danger references one of the canceled mini-games from Plants vs. Zombies. Another strategy decks, “Go! Fight! Imp!”, is a play on “Go! Fight! Win!”, a cheer used among cheerleaders.

Neptuna's hair may also reference a scene in Wabby Wabbo in which Crazy Dave is shown with an octopus on his head.


Hero description

She is the very first Zombie to fight in a tank.

Strategies strategy

Neptuna bamboozles her opponents with a variety of deceptive Gravestone Zombies, while hitting hard in the water lane.


Neptuna relies on her vast array of Gravestone zombies to keep the opponent guessing. With access to both Hearty and Sneaky cards, she can also effectively improve the survivability of any weaker zombie fighters, such as Imps. Several Sneaky cards allow her to move her zombies out of harm's way or Bounce dangerous plants, and Hearty cards include both health boosts and the ability to move plants away from frail zombies.

She can effectively hold the board during the plants' turn, as her gravestones are immune to plant tricks (with the exception of Grave Buster, Blockbuster and Grave Mistake) and zombie tricks allows her to utilize the aforementioned movement or boosting cards to ensure that zombies remain to hold the board. Amphibious zombies are also potentially dangerous to plants if the enemy hero lacks removal or Amphibious plants to counter. Laser Base Alpha allows her to strike quickly and do severe damage to her opponent's defenses.

You can combine the use of gravestones to keep activating zombies with very useful abilities such as the Intergalactic Warlord able to continuously activate his ability and keep on buffing your zombies.

When playing as Neptuna, care must be taken to ensure that you can play gravestones whenever necessary. This means balancing how many zombies are on the board, which may be done by allowing older, low-strength/health zombies to be destroyed or by using cards such as Firefighter to Bounce useful zombies back into your hand for use later on.

Also, remember that Neptuna's primary asset is unpredictability. As such, make an effort not to play Bounced Gravestone zombies shortly after they have returned to your hand. In addition, her signature superpower, Octo-Pult, which allows her to make a zombie fighter during the Zombie Tricks phase, makes sure the plant hero won't know an Octo-Pet is being played before it's too late.

However, Neptuna lacks reliable ways to draw cards, and has to rely on In-Crypted, which can only be used once in a game, to do so. If she wishes to cover it, she can resort to using Terrify, Imp decks with Imp Commander, or Going Viral, although she may end up drawing the same card over and over again.


Neptuna is a tough opponent to fight against, due to the fact that the majority of her zombies can only be eliminated on the turn after they are played, due to their Gravestone traits. That being said, she has few ways to heal herself despite being Hearty. Therefore, the most effective way to deal with her is to do direct damage.

PvZH Strikethrough Icon.pngStrikethrough plants and damage-dealing cards such as Berry Blast are most effective for this style. If the player has cards to take advantage of or create open lanes, then PvZH Anti-Hero Icon.pngAnti-Hero plants are also a good choice. Naturally, bringing Grave Buster or Spyris can also throw a wrench in her plans, as Neptuna has many Gravestone zombies in her arsenal.

Alternatively, the player can ignore zombies altogether and allow them all to live, thus disabling her ability to play Gravestone zombies. This is not a guaranteed win though, as the zombies have the potential to grow out of hand with boosting cards such as Monster Mash or Team Mascot, if a sports deck is being used.

Strategy decks

Main article: Community-built decks/Neptuna
NeptunaH.png Grave Danger

PvZH Hearty Icon.png PvZH Sneaky Icon.png
Headstone Carver followed by cheap Gravestones like Swashbuckler or Sumo Wrestler offer a devastatingly fast opening. Later in the game, Mixed-Up Gravedigger lets you reuse the Bounce ability of Pogo Bouncer again and again!
Genetic ExperimentH.png x2 Headstone CarverH.png x4 Rolling StoneH.png x3 Sumo WrestlerH.png x4 Swashbuckler ZombieH.png x4
LandscaperH.png x2 Line Dancing ZombieH.png x1 Smelly ZombieH.png x3 Zombie High DiverH.png x2 Pogo BouncerH.png x4
Mixed-Up GravediggerH.png x4 Screen Door ZombieH.png x2 Surprise GargantuarH.png x1 Coffee ZombieH.png x1 Zombot Battlecruiser 5000H.png x2
Zombot Sharktronic SubH.png x1

NeptunaH.png Go! Fight! Imp!

PvZH Hearty Icon.png PvZH Sneaky Icon.png
This Zombie Sports team has a secret weapon for the big game... Imps and pogo sticks! Team Mascot pumps your whole squad, while Zombie Coach makes them invincible! Bounce and Deadly Imps keep Plants from any 4th-quarter comeback.
Arm WrestlerH.png x4 Black HoleH.png x2 Sumo WrestlerH.png x4 Toxic Waste ImpH.png x4 Cosmic Sports StarH.png x3
Team MascotH.png x4 Zombie High DiverH.png x1 Pogo BouncerH.png x4 Zombie CoachH.png x4 All-Star ZombieH.png x1
Chum ChampionH.png x4 Intergalactic WarlordH.png x3 Defensive EndH.png x4

NeptunaH.png Outta the Way

PvZH Hearty Icon.png PvZH Sneaky Icon.png
Move Plants out of the way so your powerful Anti-Hero Zombies can hit hard and fast! Later in the game, move Plants into the way of your All-Star Zombies, so you can Frenzy right over them. Sharks gobble up any Plant pieces left behind!
Arm WrestlerH.png x4 Black HoleH.png x3 Mini-NinjaH.png x4 Smoke BombH.png x4 Sumo WrestlerH.png x4
TerrifyH.png x1 Line Dancing ZombieH.png x4 Stealthy ImpH.png x4 Pogo BouncerH.png x4 Space CowboyH.png x1
All-Star ZombieH.png x4 Zombot Sharktronic SubH.png x2 Wannabe HeroH.png x1

NeptunaH.png Return to the Grave

PvZH Hearty Icon.png PvZH Sneaky Icon.png
Destroy early Plant threats with Rolling Stones and Weed Sprays. Once you play your Intergalactic Warlord, keep recurring it over and over with In-Crypted and Mixed-Up Gravediggers!
Black HoleH.png x4 Planetary GladiatorH.png x3 Rolling StoneH.png x3 Ice PirateH.png x3 Sumo WrestlerH.png x2
Cosmic ImpH.png x4 LandscaperH.png x4 Weed SprayH.png x3 MedicH.png x2 Pogo BouncerH.png x2
Intergalactic WarlordH.png x4 Mixed-Up GravediggerH.png x4 Zombot Plank WalkerH.png x2

NeptunaH.png Dark Gargoliths

PvZH Hearty Icon.png PvZH Sneaky Icon.png
Gargantuars and Gravestones - two great tastes that taste great together ! As long as you like a taste of brains and crushed Plants. Cursed Gargolith crosses the stream and ties it all together!
Headstone CarverH.png x4 GargologistH.png x4 Monkey SmugglerH.png x2 Sumo WrestlerH.png x2 Swashbuckler ZombieH.png x2
Excavator ZombieH.png x1 LandscaperH.png x3 Smelly ZombieH.png x1 Trapper ZombieH.png x2 Turquoise Skull ZombieH.png x2
Surprise GargantuarH.png x4 Cursed GargolithH.png x4 Defensive EndH.png x4 Rodeo GargantuarH.png x2 Wannabe HeroH.png x2
Zombot StompH.png x1


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In other languages

Language Name Description
United States of America English Neptuna
China Simplified Chinese 海妖
Traditional Chinese 海神殭屍
France French Neptuna
Germany German Neptuna
Italy Italian Nettonna
Japan Japanese ネプチューナ
South Korea Korean 넵튜나
Brazil Brazilian Portuguese Netuna
Russia Russian Нептусь
Spain Spanish Neptuna


  • The fact that her hair is actually an octopus may allude to Octo Zombie.
    • Also, the card for Octo-Pult reveals that no plant likes to hear "Octopus incoming!" This may be a nod to many players' irritation with Octo Zombie in Plants vs. Zombies 2.
      • Ironically, Neptuna cannot normally play Octo Zombie, due to Octo Zombie being a PvZH Beastly Icon.pngBeastly card.
      • Even more ironically, although the superpower is called "Octo-Pult," she actually teleports the octopus in instead of throwing it.
  • Her tail and trident clip out of the bottom of her fish bowl. This is likely because they are two separate assets.
  • When starting a match, Neptuna makes a noise akin to the chitter or squeak of a dolphin.
  • When she is using Octo-Pult, it is revealed that Neptuna is completely bald.
    • Her idle animation also shows her bald head.
    • This means she is one of the only heroes to wear accessories, but can be seen having a bald head, the others being Beta-Carrotina and Nightcap.
    • However, she is the only zombie hero who can be shown bald.
  • In the official website, there is an error where it says she leads the PvZH Sneaky Icon.pngSneaky and PvZH Beastly Icon.pngBeastly classes, which are the classes Brain Freeze leads.
  • Coincidentally, Neptuna shares her name with a boss in the game Croc: Legend of the Gobbos, who also wields a trident and is a fish.
  • Neptuna shares the same battle music as Super Brainz and Immorticia.
    • Out of the three, she is the only one that does not lead the PvZH Brainy Icon.pngBrainy class.
  • Neptuna is one of the four zombie heroes that faces the same direction as the plant hero, regardless of which side the player is playing as, the others being Impfinity, Z-Mech and Huge-Gigantacus.
  • Neptuna plays a major part in the lore of the Triassic Triumph update. When Hollow Earth was found, Neptuna completely flooded it (causing some plants like Lily Pad and Marine Bean to evolve to survive), and organized a "Triassic Invasion" consisting of various pirates, Killer Whales, and Duckstaches. Her ultimate goal is to align all the Mustache Monuments in Hollow Earth, so she can become completely unstoppable.
  • She and Immorticia are the only female zombie heroes.
    • This means that the PvZH Crazy Icon.pngCrazy class is the only class that isn't led by a female zombie hero.​​​​​​
    • Coincidentally, they both feature pets (and have pet signature superpowers) while leading different classes.
  • In the 40 reincarnation mission Neptuna is able to play an Overstuffed Zombie despite not leading the PvZH Beastly Icon.pngBeastly class.
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