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Robo Call is an ability for the Imp in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 and Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville. When used, the Imp will use his walkie-talkie to summon the respective Z-Mech for that variant which will fall from the sky. The Imp will enter the Z-Mech and trade his usual abilities and weapons for greatly increased health and new abilities. This is a common ability shared by all Imp variants.

Description

Garden Warfare 2

Robo Call

When the going gets tough, summon your massive Z-Mech to even the score, and then some.

Bling Pylon Mech

If those pesky Plants aren't respecting your Pylon Mech, this blinged out upgrade is for you. Loaded to the brim with gems and diamonds, you'll be the center of attention for sure!

Battle for Neighborville

Call in a powerful mech to control for a limited time.

Robo Call variants

Robo Call

Robo Call is the regular call variant for the Imp. After calling with his walkie talkie, the Z-Mech will fall onto the Imp and grab him and the Imp will be able to roam with his Z-Mech.

Z7 Call

Z7 Call is the Robo Call variant of the Z7 Imp. Like Robo Call, the Z7 Imp will call his mech. After calling, the Z7 Mech will land onto the Imp. After this, the Z7 Imp will be able to move with his Z7 Mech.

Pylon Call

Pylon Call is the Robo Call variant of the Pylon Imp. After calling on the Pylon Imp's walkie talkie, the Pylon Mech will slam into the Imp, placing the Imp into the Pylon Mech. It will be able to move and use its exclusive abilities after the Pylon Mech places the Imp.

Bling Pylon Call

Like the Pylon Call, the Bling Pylon Call is the alternate ability Pylon Call for the Pylon Imp. After calling the Mech, the Bling Pylon Mech will fall on the Imp and the Bling Pylon Mech will become controllable.

Drake Call

Drake Call is the Robo Call variant of the Lil' Drake. When Drake Call is used, the Drake Mech will swoop down and pick up the Lil' Drake. It will be able to roam free after it swoops.

S.H.R.IMP Call

S.H.R.IMP Call is the Robo Call variant exclusive to the S.H.R.IMP. When activated, the S.H.R.IMP Mech falls down and sucks the S.H.R.IMP into the Mech using its tail. The S.H.R.IMP will be able to move when the call finishes.

Party Call

Party Call is the Robo Call variant exclusive for the Party Imp. After calling with his walkie talkie, the Party Mech will fall onto the Party Imp and grab him and the Party Imp will be able to roam with his Party Mech.

Scallywag Call

Scallywag Call is the Robo Call variant exclusive to the Scallywag Imp. When activated, the Scallywag Mech falls down. The Scallywag Mech than stuffs himself into a hatch where it eventually gets inside the mech. The Scallywag Imp will be able to move when the call finishes.

Associated upgrade  (Battle for Neighborville only)

Mech Hunter
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Faster refresh time of Robo Call when dealing damage.

Dealing damage decreases Robo Call's cooldown time by up to 5.5 seconds.

Strategies

When Activating this ability, be aware of your surroundings as any chompers could swallow you mid call (instantly reseting your mech ability). This counts as a Mech kill for the chomper, and also forces you to wait an extended period of time before you can summon it again.

Try to activate this ability when you are pushing an objective (best activated on rooftops where chompers can't swallow you).

Balancing changes

Battle for Neighborville

  • Initial refresh reduced from 120 seconds to 61 seconds
  • Subsequent refresh reduced from 120 seconds to 90 seconds

Gallery

In other languages

Language Name Description
United States of America English Robo Call
China Simplified Chinese 机器人呼叫
Traditional Chinese 機器人呼叫
France French Appel de robot
Germany German Robo-Ruf
Italy Italian Richiamo robotico
Poland Polish Wezwanie robota
Brazil Brazilian Portuguese Chamar Robô
Spain Spanish Llamada robótica

Language Name Description
United States of America English Z7 Call
Traditional Chinese Z7 呼叫
France French Appel de Z7
Germany German Z7-Ruf
Italy Italian Richiamo Z7
Poland Polish Wezwanie Z7
Brazil Brazilian Portuguese Chamar Robô-Z N7
Spain Spanish Llamada Z7

Language Name Description
United States of America English Pylon Call
Traditional Chinese 交通錐呼叫
France French Appel de cône
Germany German Pylonenruf
Italy Italian Richiamo segnaletico
Poland Polish Wezwanie pachołkobota
Brazil Brazilian Portuguese Chamar Robô-Z Cone
Spain Spanish Llamada cono

Language Name Description
United States of America English Bling Pylon Call
Traditional Chinese 閃亮交通錐呼叫
France French Appel de cône bling-bling
Germany German Glitzerpylon-Ruf
Italy Italian Richiamo segnaletico luccicante
Japan Japanese キラキラパイロンコール
Poland Polish Wezwanie lśniącego pachołka
Brazil Brazilian Portuguese Chamar Cone Ostentação
Spain Spanish Llamada de cono brillante

Language Name Description
United States of America English Drake Call
Traditional Chinese 德雷克呼叫
France French Appel de dragon
Germany German Drachenruf
Italy Italian Richiamo del draghetto
Poland Polish Wezwanie smoka
Brazil Brazilian Portuguese Chamar Robô-Z Dragonete
Spain Spanish Llamada dracónica

Language Name Description
United States of America English S.H.R.IMP Call
Traditional Chinese S.H.R.小殭屍呼叫
France French Appel de mécacrevette
Germany German S.H.R.I.M.P.-Wicht
Italy Italian Richiamo di G.A.M.B.E.R.olino
Poland Polish Wezwanie Krewetkobota
Brazil Brazilian Portuguese Chamar Robo-Z Camarão
Spain Spanish Llamada langostino

Language Name Description
United States of America English Party Call
Traditional Chinese 派對呼叫
France French Appel de fête
Germany German Party-Ruf
Italy Italian Richiamo festivo
Poland Polish Wezwanie grupy
Brazil Brazilian Portuguese Chamar Robô-Z Festivo
Spain Spanish Llamada de fiesta

Language Name Description
United States of America English Scallywag Call
Traditional Chinese 無賴呼叫
France French Appel de forban
Germany German Leichtmatrosen-Einsatz
Italy Italian Chiamata furfante
Poland Polish Zew huncwota
Brazil Brazilian Portuguese Chamado do Patife
Spain Spanish Llamada canalla

Trivia

  • The way the Z-Mech falls from the sky may be a reference to the game Titanfall, another game created by Electronic Arts.
  • Imps in Mechs will take normal damage when a projectile hits the glass of the Mech instead of reduced damage.
    • Rose will always do normal damage to the Mech.
  • While calling the Mech, the Imp will occasionally say "brains" into the walkie-talkie.
  • The Bling Pylon Mech does 5 more damage than the normal Pylon Mech and has no other differences.
  • The Party Mech has the same icon as the default Z-Mech.
  • It used to be that the player were invincible for a time while calling in your mech. Whether this was a bug or intended, it might not be known, as this was removed from the game.
  • If the Imp gets swallowed while calling in the Mech, the Mech will explode before even landing where the Imp was and the Chomper will be credited with XP for destroying the Mech.

See also

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