- This article is about the shield used by Excavator Zombie. For the shovel used by the player, see shovel.
Shovel is a shield used by Excavator Zombie. It blocks all straight-shooting projectiles, such as peas. Although the shovel is indestructible, it cannot block lobbed-shots or area-of-effect damage, as they are either not making contact with the shovel or are able to damage the Excavator Zombie as well. (Ex: Melon-pults, Laser Beans) Excavator Zombie uses the shovel to dig up plants and toss them approximately two tiles behind it. Excavator Zombie is also capable of tossing a plant off the lawn, when the plant is on the front most two tiles of the lawn.
- For more strategies, see Excavator Zombie.
- It and the parasol are the only indestructible shields in the game.
- Coincidentally, both appear in Lost City.
- However, splash damage from Dandelion and Coconut Cannon can make the Excavator Zombie lose the shovel.
- It has a dirt or mud-like substance on it, yet it does not fall off the shovel when the Excavator Zombie holds it.
- It and Clamshell are the only objects that are both weapons and shields.
- His shovel can't be attracted by Magnet-shroom, due to the fact that it is made of gold, a non-magnetic metal.