At regular intervals, he will stop and throw a smoke bomb at the closest plant in the row he is in, covering it in white smoke and completely disabling it, similarly to Wizard Zombie. The smoke has a limited duration, and can be removed with Blover or Hurrikale. He will continue until all plants in his row are disabled. He will also use his baton to destroy plants instantly like the Swordsman Zombie and Gargantuar. Shadow Plants powered by Moonflower and Torchwood are immune to smoke grenades.
He is based on the riot police, who are organized, deployed, trained or equipped to confront crowds, protests or riots. His smoke grenade attack is a reference to how real-life riot police officers tackle rioters with tear gas to disable them, and his melee attack refers to how the officer engages rioters at melee range, as they are not supposed to use firearms.
Riot Police Zombie
防爆警察僵尸 (Riot Police Zombie)
Throws smoke bombs to cover your plants."You have the right to remain silent, but what you say will become evidence in court!" He is always practicing this warning in front of the mirror. Since he graduated from the police academy, he has wanted to use this sentence for a long time.
- His name ("防爆警察僵尸") literally translates to "Bomb Squad Officer Zombie" However, the zombie is misnamed because it is not immune to explosions.
- PopCap Shanghai has confirmed that they made a typo in this zombie's name and that it should be 防暴警察僵尸 - Riot Police Zombie.
- However, probably because of copy-pasting problems, the mistaken name is currently used for any mention of the zombie. In fact, there are some similarities with the actual Riot Police and Bomb Squad Officers, as they can be considered China's equivalent for SWAT.
- If one looks closely, he reuses the same foot textures as Explorer Zombie.
- His almanac description has changed in the 2.5.2 version.