Trapper Zombie is an event zombie card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the Sneaky class. It costs 4 to play and has 3/3. It has the Gravestone trait, and its ability makes a Trapper Territory on a selected ground lane when it is revealed.
It is based on a trapper, a person who uses devices to remotely catch an animal.
Its description references how real-life trappers trap fur-bearing animals so they can get their fur, usually for clothing. Since Trapper Zombie is a zombie, an enemy of the plants, it instead traps plants and uses parts of them (in this case, banana peels) to make clothing.
- Class: Sneaky
- Tribes: Pet Mustache Zombie
- Trait: Gravestone
- Ability: When revealed: Make a .
- Set: Event
Purveyor of only the finest banana peel coats.
- Added to the game.
- Became craftable.
Trapper Zombie doesn't have remarkable stats, but it does compensate with the ability to make a Trapper Territory, an efficient environment, in any lane. It goes well with Mixed-Up Gravedigger, In-Crypted, Firefighter, and Secret Agent which allow it to reactivate its ability, as well as Zombot Sharktronic Sub to ensure destruction of the plants in Trapper Territory before they get to even attack.
Trapper Zombie can also can be used in Brain Freeze's pet decks with Zookeeper and Cat Lady, or Huge-Gigantacus' mustache decks with Mustache Waxer and Duckstache or environment decks with Neutron Imp.
While Trapper Zombie is similar to Fire Rooster in that they both excel at removing plants with 1, they have their own strengths and weaknesses. Trapper Zombie has solid base stats, goes well with and against environment decks (especially as Huge-Gigantacus), and will still cause trouble even after it is destroyed, but Trapper Territory can be either avoided or replaced. Meanwhile, Fire Rooster is cheaper and can synergize with the Deadly trait, but its ability can be easily exploited, not to mention its poor health (although this is remedied thanks to its ability).
Trapper Zombie is a great counter against setups using plants with 1 like swarms of mushrooms (without Buff-Shroom), Magnifying Grass, and Sunflower, all because of the Trapper Territory it makes. Should Zombot Sharktronic Sub be around, Trapper Zombie will become an even bigger threat.
The easiest response to it would be to play Grave Buster, since it comes out of a gravestone. But if you don't have any anti-gravestone cards, the only option would be to override Trapper Territory, although this can only be done after the turn it is revealed, and certain cards like Mixed-Up Gravedigger and In-Crypted can ruin this strategy. Or, since environments cannot be made on heights or aquatic lanes, you can play your frail plants there to keep them safe.
As for Trapper Zombie itself, it won't be able to cause too much trouble due to its below-average stats, although your plant might get destroyed in the process.
See Trapper Territory.