For other uses, see Yeti.

Treasure Yeti is a zombie in Plants vs. Zombies 2. He appears in Arena and Penny's Pursuit.

Before the 5.7.1 update, the player would get a notification that told them which world and level the Treasure Yeti would be found in. He could be found in any world and almost any level the player had beaten. (exceptions being boss and Gargantuar levels) After he was killed, he would drop a lunch box that contained 1000 coins or a key (before the 1.7 update). He would not appear more than once per day.

In the Chinese version of Plants vs. Zombies 2, he can only be fought in the Daily Challenge. Each Treasure Yeti drops a money bag worth 500 coins or a costume Puzzle Piece when killed. However, he escapes to the right side of the lawn if he gets damaged enough.

Almanac entry

Note: All types of Treasure Yetis have the same Almanac entry.

Treasure Yeti

SPEED: Basic

A rare and curious creature, he always packs a lunch.

Speed Details: runs away after a short while
Special: carries treasure

The rare and wondrous Yeti carries his lunch box up and down Mount Brainer to his isolated mountain lodge.


Chinese version and international version (pre-5.7.1)

The Treasure Yeti absorbs 680 damage per shot and his appearance changes at 340 damage per shot before dying at 680 damage per shot. The Treasure Yeti drops a lunchbox when killed but runs away after a short while.

International version (version 6.5.1 only)

The Yeti absorbs 720 damage per shot and has three unknown degrades.



Just use the same strategy used for Zombie Yeti in the original Plants vs. Zombies. However, he walks backwards a while after anything attacks him, usually when he gets to the sixth tile from the right. It is recommended to use plants such as Repeaters, Bonk Choys, Snapdragons, Coconut Cannons, Citrons, or any offensive plant with Plant Food to quickly kill him. As long as you manage to kill him quickly, you will have his lunchbox, which gives you 1000 coins.

If you have trouble with getting him to stay, you can use immobilizing plants. Kernel-pult's butterIceberg Lettuce's Plant Food ability, or Fanilla's tornadoes can immobilize the zombie with low sun cost (or 1 Plant Food for Iceberg Lettuce). The E.M.Peach can also make him stay, as he is a mechanical zombie.

You can also use instant kill plants like Cherry Bombs, Jalapenos, Chili Beans to kill him quickly. Never use a boosted Sun Bean, as he will not give you a lunchbox. He will also not drop his lunchbox if he is thrown into the air and a Blover is used. While he is walking backwards to leave the lawn, do not use Hurrikale on the lane he is at, since you will give him the chance to leave quickly before you kill him.

Unlike the Zombie Yeti, he won't eat plants behind him. So, if the player tries to stop the Treasure Yeti when he is escaping by planting something like a Wall-nut behind him, the Treasure Yeti will just walk backwards right through the Wall-nut and go off-screen.

Using Power Ups that are not free are not recommended. If you spend more than 1000 coins, you will suffer a net loss of coins. However, if you have it, (from endless zones), power toss is the most effective option.

Remember to complete the level also. You will not receive your coins without completing the level. Even if you lose in the middle or at the end of the level after the Yeti was killed because the objective was failed, another zombie ate your brains, or the level was restarted, you will still let the Yeti "leave" and you will not get the coins.

Related achievement

Destroy a Treasure Yeti


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  • His degrades during 2017's A Very Yeti Festivus event were taken from Plants vs. Zombies Online.
  • Unlike his Plants vs. Zombies counterpart, the Zombie Yeti, the Treasure Yeti is a robot. This means that if he eats a Hypno-shroom or is attacked by Caulipower, he will be restored to full health.
  • In the "You got a Present!" notification, there was a button called "open all." This is because the player could get more than one lunchbox when they killed a Treasure Yeti.
    • The player could also do this by having the Pea Pod glitch happen. However, this was patched in the 2.2 update, though it is possible to do so via using a boosted Citron.
    • This does not happen as often as it does with just one lunchbox.
  • The lunchbox had a picture of the Treasure Yeti opening a treasure chest on it.
  • In each world except Wild West and every world starting with Dark Ages, the Treasure Yeti wore unique costumes.
  • Him, Basic Zombie, and All-Star Zombie are the only zombies from Plants vs. Zombies to be renamed in Plants vs. Zombies 2.
  • It is possible to let the Treasure Yeti eat the player's brains by using power toss or Breakdancer Zombie to move him closer to the house. If he walks back, the Breakdancer will kick him forwards.
  • Like most other robots, he is immune to Chili Bean's and Stunion's stunning gas, though not Garlic.
  • Mount Brainer in his Almanac entry is a reference to Mount Rainier, a real-life mountain in The United States.
  • He and Punk Zombie are the only zombies that can have their heads stolen by Magnet-shroom.
    • He is the only zombie that can have an arm stolen by Magnet-shroom, though.
  • He appears to be faster when he is walking backwards.
  • In version 4.3.1, Treasure Yeti could appear in Endless Zones and Zomboss battles as a glitch. This was fixed in the 4.4.1. update.
    • When Treasure Yeti appeared in Zomboss battle, he could not have been beaten naturally because Dr. Zomboss didn't spawn him.
  • He is voiced by Jason Wolford according to the credits.
  • There was a glitch where if a Treasure Yeti was found in Lost City levels from Day 17 to Day 31, the player would not get the coins from him.
  • In a Very Yeti Feastivus, in Pirate Seas Levels that are plankless, the Treasure Yeti will walk into the water, and be instantly destroyed.
  • Treasure Yeti does not drop his lunchbox when he is hypnotized.
  • He drops Plant Food and a lot of score points instead of his lunchbox in Arena.
  • He is completely immune to Chomper's Plant Food ability.
  • Both Chomper and Toadstool can not devour him, but can still damage him.
    • Snap Pea can not eat him either, but can still shoot peas or zombie heads at him.
  • He is completely immune to any knock-back plants (even when boosted) like Primal Peashooter, Spring Bean, Hurrikale, Chard Guard, Reinforce-mint, Holly Barrier, etc.
  • When he runs away, he can't be made to come back, even by Sweet Potato or Hot Date's Plant Food effect.
  • He can not be hypnotized by Enchant-mint.
  • Just like Gargantuars, he cannot be transformed into Puff-shroom by Witch Hazel.
  • He can't be dragged by Grimrose and Conceal-mint, but can still be dragged by Shadow Peashooter. He cannot be swallowed by Olive Pit.
  • If a boosted Citron shoots plasma at him, he will be knocked off the screen, unlike most machines in Far Future.
  • He cannot be knocked back by Spring Bean, but he also cannot destroy a Spring Bean that is ready to bounce. Instead of going through him, he will just stand on him and eat him until another zombie makes Spring Bean bounce.

See also

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Player's House Basic Zombie · Conehead Zombie · Buckethead Zombie · Flag Zombie
Ancient Egypt Mummy Zombie · Conehead Mummy · Buckethead Mummy · Pyramid-Head Zombie · Flag Mummy Zombie · Egypt Rally Zombie · Ra Zombie · Camel Zombies · Explorer Zombie · Torchlight Zombie · Tomb Raiser Zombie · Pharaoh Zombie · Mummified Gargantuar · Imp Mummy · Zombot Sphinx-inator
Pirate Seas Pirate Zombie · Conehead Pirate · Buckethead Pirate · Barrelhead Zombie · Flag Pirate Zombie · Jolly Roger Zombie · Swashbuckler Zombie · Seagull Zombie · Pelican Zombie · Barrel Roller Zombie · Imp Pirate Zombie · Imp Cannon · Pirate Captain Zombie · Zombie Parrot · Gargantuar Pirate · Zombot Plank Walker
Wild West Cowboy Zombie · Conehead Cowboy · Buckethead Cowboy · Cart-Head Zombie · Flag Cowboy Zombie · Cowboy Rally Zombie · Prospector Zombie · Pianist Zombie · Poncho Zombie · Chicken Wrangler Zombie · Zombie Chicken · Zombie Bull · Rodeo Legend Zombie · Zombie Bull Rider · Wild West Gargantuar · Zombot War Wagon
Frostbite Caves Cave Zombie · Cave Conehead Zombie · Cave Buckethead Zombie · Blockhead Zombie · Cave Flag Zombie · Hunter Zombie · Yeti Imp · Dodo Rider Zombie · Troglobite · Weasel Hoarder · Ice Weasel · Sloth Gargantuar · Zombot Tuskmaster 10,000 BC
Lost City Adventurer Zombie · Conehead Adventurer Zombie · Buckethead Adventurer Zombie · Flag Adventurer Zombie · Lost Pilot Zombie · Lost City Imp Zombie · Excavator Zombie · Parasol Zombie · Bug Zombie · Porter Gargantuar · Imp Porter · Relic Hunter Zombie · Turquoise Skull Zombie · Zombot Aerostatic Gondola
Far Future Future Zombie · Future Conehead Zombie · Future Buckethead Zombie · Holo Head Zombie · Future Flag Zombie · Robo-Rally Zombie · Jetpack Zombie · Blastronaut Zombie · Shield Zombie · Bug Bot Imp · Robo-Cone Zombie · Disco-tron 3000 · Disco Jetpack Zombie · Mecha-Football Zombie · Gargantuar Prime · Zombot Tomorrow-tron
Dark Ages Peasant Zombie · Conehead Peasant · Buckethead Peasant · Knight Zombie · Peasant Flag Zombie · Imp Monk Zombie · Jester Zombie · Dark Ages Gargantuar · Wizard Zombie · Zombie King · Announcer Imp · Imp Dragon Zombie · Zombot Dark Dragon
Neon Mixtape Tour Neon Zombie · Neon Conehead · Neon Buckethead · Neon Flag Zombie · Punk Zombie · Glitter Zombie · MC Zom-B · Impunk · Hair Metal Gargantuar · Breakdancer Zombie · Arcade Zombie · 8-Bit Zombie · Boombox Zombie · Zombot Multi-stage Masher
Jurassic Marsh Jurassic Zombie · Jurassic Conehead · Jurassic Buckethead · Jurassic Fossilhead · Amberhead Zombie · Jurassic Flag Zombie · Jurassic Rally Zombie · Jurassic Imp · Jurassic Gargantuar · Jurassic Bully · Jurassic Rockpuncher · Zombot Dinotronic Mechasaur
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Modern Day Brickhead Zombie · Rally Zombie · Gargantuar · Imp · Newspaper Zombie · Sunday Edition Zombie · Balloon Zombie · All-Star Zombie · Super-Fan Imp
Penny's Pursuit
Ancient Rome Roman Zombie · Roman Conehead · Roman Buckethead · Centurion Zombie · Bust Head Zombie · Roman Flag Zombie · Healer Zombie · Roman Shield Zombie · Gladiator Gargantuar · Roman Imp · Zcorpion Zombie · Zombie Medusa · Roman Caesar Zombie
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