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Regifting Zombie is an event zombie card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the PvZH Brainy Icon.pngBrainy class. He costs 3BrainPvZH.png to play and has 3StrengthPvZH.png/2HeartPvZH.png. He does not have any traits, and his ability gives 2 cards to both the plant and zombie hero when he is played, unless they already have ten cards in their hand.

He was introduced in the 2016 Feastivus event from December 14, 2016 to December 20, 2016 alongside Jolly Holly, and was available as the first event card to be obtained with tickets. As of February 7, 2017, he was made craftable.


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His appearance and pirate tribe are based on Swashbuckler Zombie's Feastivus costume in Plants vs. Zombies 2.

The term "Regifting" was popularized by an episode of the NBC sitcom Seinfeld ("The Label Maker"). The "social faux pas or recycling" part of his description may be a reference to the fact that the characters treat regifting as a bad thing.


  • Class: Brainy
  • Tribes: Party Pirate Zombie
  • Traits: None
  • Ability: When played: Each player draws two cards.
  • Set: Event

Card description

Regifting: Is it really an embarrassing social faux pas? Or is it just good ol' recycling?

Update history

Update 1.10.14

  • Added to the game.

Update 1.10.22

  • Became craftable.

Update 1.24.6

  • Tribe added: Pirate

Update 1.26.3

  • Brain cost change: 2BrainPvZH.png → 3BrainPvZH.png



Regifting Zombie is a mid-game option, as he costs 3BrainPvZH.png and has 3StrengthPvZH.png/2HeartPvZH.png, which are average stats mid-game. Compared to Cell Phone Zombie, who gives you 1 card, Regifting Zombie gives 2 cards, but at the cost of your opponent also gaining 2 cards. In that case, be careful of playing him if your opponent has a low amount of cards. In addition, it may be wise to swap Regifting Zombie for Fun-Dead Raiser if the risk is higher than the reward. Otherwise, the plant hero may obtain cards that can help stop your attack. However, in terms of fighting, he is essentially a Fire Peashooter for zombies.

As for its ability, it can also be used to draw Pot of Gold more easily should Leprechaun Imp be played. If the game goes extremely late, you can also try to use this to make your opponent run out of cards, since the player who runs out of cards first instantly loses regardless of health. However, this occurs rarely in general matches. You can also use it to activate your Dino-Roar abilities.

Be wary when there are Dino-Roar plants such as Bananasaurus Rex on the field, as it will get boosted when Regifting Zombie is played. Additionally, if Sow Magic Beans, Moonbean, or Lima-Pleurodon had shuffled some Magic Beanstalks, your opponent will have a chance of drawing them throughout the game.

As Super Brainz or Huge-Gigantacus, you can use Firefighter or Mixed-Up Gravedigger to reactivate his ability. However, like said, be careful on when to do this, as you may supply the plant hero with cards they desperately need, putting you in a bad spot. At the same time, however, this combo can be devastating if used in a mill deck with other cards such as Pogo Bouncer and Zombot Stomp, as the plant hero cannot play anything while Gravestone zombies are revealed and they cannot block when there are 10 cards in their hand. They can also pair him with Swashbuckler Zombie and Captain Flameface.

You can use this with Quickdraw Con Man to do 2 unblockable damage to the opposing hero, and 4 extra damage from Tankylosaurus, although only Professor Brainstorm can pull this off normally.

Overall, Regifting Zombie is good at increasing the chances of you drawing good cards such as the mentioned Pot of Gold, Going Viral, or cards that create powerful synergy with one another in general, especially in the late game when you begin to run out of cards. Just be wary that playing it while the plants are in a bad spot may allow them to get the cards they need to make a comeback.


Regifting Zombie is a rather easy zombie to handle due to his average stats for the point of the game in which he is usually played in (although 3 strength is enough to take down many plants). However, his gimmick, which makes each player draw two cards, can be both beneficial or a waste of space, as you could get good cards or ones that are less useful. But for most, you may obtain cards that could help you win the game if you are low on cards.

Regardless of the type of cards you get, if you have a plant with Dino-Roar on the field, it will get a boost when Regifting Zombie is played, as you get two cards for free.

However, if you manage to have a lot of cards in your hand, you do need to be careful if Regifting Zombie is played as it prevents you from getting a Super-Block if you are holding 8 to 10 cards.

If your opponent is using a mill deck, or you do not want to see this zombie being played, you can play cards that benefit from Regifting Zombie's ability like Clique Peas or Sow Magic Beans to make your opponent think twice before playing this zombie.



In other languages

Language Name Description
United States of America English Regifting Zombie
China Simplified Chinese 礼品转送僵尸
Traditional Chinese 轉送殭屍
France French Recycleur de cadeaux
Germany German Weiterverschenk-Zombie
Italy Italian Zombi riciclaregali
Japan Japanese 使い回しゾンビ
South Korea Korean 리기프팅 좀비
Portugal Portuguese Zumbi Representeador
Russia Russian Подарочный зомби
Spain Spanish Zombi rerregalador

See also

V · T · E Zombies in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes
PvZH Beastly Icon.png Beastly
Heroes Brain Freeze · Electric Boogaloo · The Smash · Immorticia
Common Skunk Punk · Pied Piper · Zookeeper · Dolphin Rider · Locust Swarm
Premium Dog Walker · Nibble · Snorkel Zombie · Yeti Lunchbox · Haunting Zombie · Loudmouth · B-flat
Galactic Total Eclipse · Alien Ooze · Surfer Zombie
Colossal Haunting Ghost
Triassic Goat · Vengeful Cyborg
Premium Squirrel Herder · Vimpire · Vitamin Z · Kangaroo Rider · Smashing Gargantuar
Galactic Biodome Botanist · Cosmic Yeti
Colossal Primordial Cheese Shover
Triassic Killer Whale
Premium Cat Lady · Zombie Yeti · Deep Sea Gargantuar · Maniacal Laugh
Galactic Cheese Cutter · Cyborg Zombie · Area 22
Colossal Extinction Event · Ancient Vimpire
Triassic Hunting Grounds
Premium Nurse Gargantuar · Octo Zombie · Zombot 1000
Galactic Interstellar Bounty Hunter · Supernova Gargantuar
Colossal Mondo Bronto
Triassic Gargantuar-Throwing Gargantuar
Event Cards Fraidy Cat · Secret Agent · Energy Drink Zombie · Synchronized Swimmer · Hover-Goat 3000 · Overstuffed Zombie · Sneezing Zombie · King of the Grill
Token Cards Zom-Bats
Superpowers Frozen Tundra · Slammin' Smackdown · Stayin' Alive · Witch's Familiar · Acid Rain · Evaporate · Galvanize
PvZH Brainy Icon.png Brainy
Heroes Super Brainz · Rustbolt · Professor Brainstorm · Immorticia · Huge-Gigantacus
Common Cardboard Robot Zombie · Paparazzi Zombie · Lurch for Lunch · Fun-Dead Raiser · Drum Major
Premium Chimney Sweep · Beam Me Up · Cell Phone Zombie · Pool Shark · Zombot Drone Engineer · Brain Vendor · Mountain Climber
Galactic Cryo-Brain · Medulla Nebula · Moonwalker
Colossal Copter Commando
Triassic Mustache Waxer · Pirate's Booty
Premium Gentleman Zombie · Kite Flyer · Gadget Scientist · Hail-a-Copter · Wizard Gargantuar
Galactic Cosmic Scientist · Triplication
Colossal Zom-Blob
Triassic Mustache Monument
Premium Electrician · Rocket Science · Mad Chemist · Portal Technician
Galactic Neutron Imp · Transformation Station · Wormhole Gatekeeper
Colossal Evolutionary Leap · Parasol Zombie
Triassic Duckstache
Premium Teleport · Shieldcrusher Viking · Trickster
Galactic Interdimensional Zombie · Teleportation Zombie
Colossal Gargantuar Mime
Triassic Zombot Dinotronic Mechasaur
Event Cards Leprechaun Imp · Regifting Zombie · Trick-or-Treater · Thinking Cap · Kitchen Sink Zombie · Bad Moon Rising
Token Cards Pot of Gold · Space Cadet · Zom-Bats
Superpowers Carried Away · Shrink Ray · Eureka · Witch's Familiar · Terror-Former 10,000 · Cut Down to Size · Summoning · Telepathy · Iron Boarder · Teleportation Station
PvZH Crazy Icon.png Crazy
Heroes Electric Boogaloo · Impfinity · Professor Brainstorm · Z-Mech
Basic Cards Backup Dancer · Bungee Plumber · Cuckoo Zombie · Disco Zombie · Flamenco Zombie
Premium Tennis Champ · Unlife of the Party · Conga Zombie · Newspaper Zombie · Cakesplosion · Orchestra Conductor · Foot Soldier Zombie
Galactic Loose Cannon · Meteor Z · Space Ninja
Colossal Mystery Egg · Sugary Treat
Triassic Trapper Territory
Premium Exploding Imp · Jester · Zombot's Wrath · The Chickening · Imp-Throwing Gargantuar
Galactic Final Mission · Cosmic Dancer
Colossal Gizzard Lizard
Triassic Disco Dance Floor
Premium Aerobics Instructor · Abracadaver · Fireworks Zombie · Disco-Tron 3000
Galactic Disco-Naut · Moon Base Z · Gas Giant
Colossal Quickdraw Con Man
Triassic Grave Robber · Zombie's Best Friend
Premium Barrel of Deadbeards · Valkyrie · Gargantuars' Feast
Galactic Quasar Wizard · Binary Stars
Colossal Tankylosaurus
Triassic Headhunter
Event Cards Exploding Fruitcake · Unexpected Gifts · Stupid Cupid · Frankentuar · Gargantuar-Throwing Imp · Hippity Hop Gargantuar
Token Cards Impfinity Clone · Captain Deadbeard
Superpowers Stayin' Alive · Triple Threat · Eureka · Missile Madness · Brute Strength · Dance Off · Electrobolt
PvZH Hearty Icon.png Hearty
Heroes Rustbolt · The Smash · Neptuna · Z-Mech
Common Baseball Zombie · Rolling Stone · Conehead · Team Mascot · Medic
Premium Arm Wrestler · Camel Crossing · Flag Zombie · Terrify · Trash Can Zombie · Buckethead · Ra Zombie
Galactic Cone Zone · Celestial Custodian · Screen Door Zombie
Colossal Healthy Treat · Zombie Middle Manager
Triassic Leftovers
Premium Sumo Wrestler · Zombie Coach · Monster Mash · Knight of the Living Dead · Rodeo Gargantuar
Galactic Escape through Time · Cosmic Sports Star
Colossal Primeval Yeti
Triassic Lost Colosseum
Premium Landscaper · Weed Spray · All-Star Zombie · Coffee Zombie
Galactic Black Hole · Genetic Experiment · Planetary Gladiator
Colossal Jurassic Fossilhead
Triassic Knockout · Turquoise Skull Zombie
Premium Zombie King · Undying Pharaoh · Wannabe Hero
Galactic Intergalactic Warlord · Zombot Battlecruiser 5000
Colossal Stompadon
Triassic Chum Champion
Event Cards Zombology Teacher · Gargologist · Turkey Rider · Going Viral · Bonus Track Buckethead · Defensive End
Token Cards Octo-Pet
Superpowers Shrink Ray · Slammin' Smackdown · Octo-Pult · Missile Madness · Heroic Health · Possessed · Rock Wall
PvZH Sneaky Icon.png Sneaky
Heroes Brain Freeze · Super Brainz · Impfinity · Neptuna · Huge-Gigantacus
Common Imp · Mini-Ninja · Smoke Bomb · Fishy Imp · Smelly Zombie
Premium Headstone Carver · Zombie Chicken · Hot Dog Imp · Swashbuckler Zombie · Backyard Bounce · Stealthy Imp · Firefighter
Galactic Graveyard · Ice Pirate · Frosty Mustache
Colossal Swabbie · Barrel of Barrels
Triassic Monkey Smuggler
Premium Imp Commander · Barrel Roller Zombie · Surprise Gargantuar · Walrus Rider · Zombot Stomp
Galactic Cosmic Imp · Space Pirate
Colossal Blowgun Imp
Triassic Buried Treasure
Premium Toxic Waste Imp · Line Dancing Zombie · Pogo Bouncer · Tomb Raiser Zombie
Galactic Ducky Tube Zombie · Dr. Spacetime · Laser Base Alpha
Colossal Cursed Gargolith
Triassic Excavator Zombie · Unthawed Viking
Premium Mixed-Up Gravedigger · Zombot Sharktronic Sub · Zombot Plank Walker
Galactic Space Cowboy · Cryo-Yeti
Colossal Zombot Aerostatic Gondola
Triassic Raiding Raptor
Event Cards Imposter · Fire Rooster · Imp-Throwing Imp · Captain Flameface · Zombie High Diver · Trapper Zombie
Token Cards Impfinity Clone · Octo-Pet
Superpowers Frozen Tundra · Carried Away · Triple Threat · Octo-Pult · Terror-Former 10,000 · In-Crypted · Super Stench · Dolphinado · Ice Moon
Tokens Zombie · Returned Octo Zombie
Superpowers Flick-a-Plant · Get Well · Motivate