- For other uses, see Gargantuar (disambiguation).
Smashing Gargantuar is a premium rare zombie card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the Beastly class. He can also be made by Gargantuar-Throwing Imp, Gargantuar's Feast, and Gargantuar-Throwing Gargantuar. He costs 5 to play and has 5/5. He does not have any traits, and his ability gives all Gargantuar zombies on the field, including him, the Frenzy trait. This ability persists until all Smashing Gargantuars are removed from the field.
He is based on the Gargantuar in Plants vs. Zombies and the regular, modern day varriant of the Gargantuar in PVZ2. However, he no longer carries an imp.
His description is a reference to the movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and its famous quote, "E.T., phone home," which can also mean to call friends or family at someone's house. It is also a joke on how Smashing Gargantuar uses a telephone pole as his weapon.
- Class: Beastly
- Tribe: Gargantuar Zombie
- Traits: None
- Ability: All Gargantuars have Frenzy.
- Set - Rarity: Premium - Rare
When he phones home, it means something completely different.
- Rarity change: Uncommon → Common
- Set - Rarity change: Basic - Common → Premium - Uncommon
- Rarity change: Uncommon → Rare
Smashing Gargantuar himself has decent stats, in addition to his Frenzy trait. He is strong enough to clear a lane of plants that have less than 5/5, and then strike your opponent. Combined with other Gargantuars on the field, the devastation he causes gets even more massive.
Since the Beastly class has the most Gargantuar zombies out of the zombie classes, Smashing Gargantuar synergizes well with every Beastly hero. For example, The Smash can use this with Gargologist, which lowers the cost of this zombie so he can be played earlier to put pressure on your opponent. However, be sure to carry some early-game cards. He also has access to most gargantuars in the game, making him even more effective.
Keep in mind, however, that all Gargantuars are vulnerable to Doom-Shroom unless one's strength has been lowered, so using this along with other Gargantuars against a Guardian hero is quite risky, as they may have Doom-Shrooms in their deck. Such a deck is also weak to Shamrocket which can destroy a single Gargantuar at a cheaper price without risking their own defenses, so be aware. Of course, Solar heroes also pose a great threat with their instant kills. Immortica, however, can use Parasol Zombie to make Smashing Gargantuar and his allies untrickable, preventing tricks from defeating them instantly.
Also, note that not all Gargantuars benefit from Smashing Gargantuar's ability, as there are Gargantuars that already have the Frenzy trait, namely Wannabe Hero, King of the Grill, and Supernova Gargantuar. So if you don't think Smashing Gargantuar's ability would be very effective, then Supernova Gargantuar is the better alternative to him as he has more health and a powerful ability to remove multiple plants at once. But otherwise, if he is needed, do not hesitate to play him.
Smashing Gargantuar is a very dangerous zombie, but there are plenty of ways to easily take care of it. You can play Squash or Lawnmower to get rid of him, or even better, Doom-Shroom, since it destroys all Gargantuars at once compared to the former two. If you are going to play Doom-Shroom, however, it is recommended to see if you have any plants with 4 or more on the field, as they will also get destroyed from it. You can also play Shamrocket to get rid of him for a cheap cost.
Plants with at least 5 can also easily destroy this zombie. However, the zombie hero won't easily let anyone get away with that so watch out for zombie tricks.
Plants vs. Zombies Wiki has a gallery for Smashing Gargantuar.