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For the similar zombie in the music video Stop Zombie Mouth!, see Vampire Imp.
For the ancient variant, see Ancient Vimpire.

Vimpire is a premium rare zombie card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the PvZH Beastly Icon.pngBeastly class. He costs 3BrainPvZH.png to play and has 2StrengthPvZH.png/3HeartPvZH.png.

He has the PvZH Frenzy Icon.pngFrenzy trait, and his ability gives him +2StrengthPvZH.png/+2HeartPvZH.png every time he destroys a plant, unless he is destroyed in combat against one.


Vampire Imp.png

Vimpire is based on the Vampire Imp promotional zombie. His name is a portmanteau of "Imp," referring to the type of zombie he is, and "vampire," the mythical creature he is dressed up as.

His description saying "want" as "vant" is a reference to the stereotypical vampire accent, where the letter W is pronounced as a V. In addition, chlorophyll is the green pigment in the chloroplasts of plants, which is what gives plants their green color, making it similar to blood in a way.


  • Class: Beastly
  • Tribes: Monster Imp Zombie
  • Trait: PvZH Frenzy Icon.pngFrenzy
  • Ability: This gets +2StrengthPvZH.png/+2HeartPvZH.png when it destroys a Plant.
  • Set - Rarity: Premium - Rare

Card description

He vants to suck your chlorophyll.

Update history

Update 1.4.14

  • Tribe order change: Imp Monster → Monster Imp



Vimpire's self-boosting ability upon destroying a plant complements his PvZH Frenzy Icon.pngFrenzy trait, as it makes him hit harder and essentially heal a little as well. If used correctly, Vimpire can become a very strong zombie, making him difficult to be destroyed.

His cost of 3 brains allows him to be played in the earlier turns, where less powerful plants may still be played. Since Vimpire is part of the Beastly class, which has many efficient boosting cards like Yeti Lunchbox and Vitamin Z, it is easy to boost his stats to protect him.

If possible, try to play Vimpire in front of plants with low stats like Poison Mushroom to make it easier for him to destroy that plant, while not getting destroyed himself. Shroom for Two is one of the best candidates, as he can destroy both Puff-Shroom and Shroom for Two with default stats and get two boosts on the same turn.

Pairing this with Biodome Botanist can give this card a boost for 1 damage, or even no damage if the plant made is frozen or Vimpire does a bonus attack, while pairing him with Ancient Vimpire will give him +4StrengthPvZH.png/+4HeartPvZH.png after he destroys the plant.

If need be, using Extinction Event, Nibble, or Alien Ooze to weaken the plant Vimpire will get a boost from can also work, making it easier to do so. Putting him on Hunting Grounds is also a good idea, as it would start him off as a 3StrengthPvZH.png/4HeartPvZH.png on turn 3, making it hard for your opponent to deal with. He can then also Hunt to the lane the weak plant is play and get an easy boost out of it.

Each Beastly hero also have their own ways of boosting Vimpire:

However, Vimpire is completely inferior to Ancient Vimpire in every aspect aside from his cost, so his role is basically limited to being another PvZH Frenzy Icon.pngFrenzy zombie that can benefit from Ancient Vimpire's ability.

As for counters, there are plenty for Vimpire. If it is unboosted, Whack-a-Zombie or Berry Blast can be played. If it has been boosted too much, Shamrocket can instantly dispose of him. However, the biggest counter for him is Garlic, as it will instantly destroy Vimpire if he hurts it, so be wary if you are facing a PvZH Guardian Icon.pngGuardian hero.


Do not play weak plants in front of him, since he will boost a fair amount when he destroys them to the extent that it will be very difficult to take him down. Examples of poor choices include Shroom for Two and Pear Cub (as Vimpire gains enough strength after destroying Pear Cub, and due to his PvZH Frenzy Icon.pngFrenzy trait, he is able to destroy Grizzly Pear and do damage to you too, all in a single turn of combat.)

If he has been played recently, try to counter him with strong plants, but if they are not available, then play a removal card like Cherry Bomb, Squash, Berry Blast, Meteor Strike, or Whack-a-Zombie. Shamrocket can also be played if he gets boosted too much.

Bouncing him by playing Spring Bean or Jumping Bean can also allow you to get rid of Vimpire, as well as reset his stats to normal, making your opponent's effort to make him powerful a big waste.

Using Garlic against this will instantly destroy him, but be careful as your opponent may have cards to either destroy, Bounce, move Garlic, or move Vimpire.

As a last-ditch effort, use PvZH Frozen Icon.pngFreezing plants or tricks to stop him from attacking, such as Chilly Pepper and Big Chill, giving you a chance to destroy him while he is vulnerable to damage.


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In other languages

Language Name Description
United States of America English Vimpire
China Simplified Chinese 吸血僵尸
Traditional Chinese 吸血鬼殭屍
France French Diablo-crocs
Germany German Wicht-Vampir
Italy Italian Vampirello
Japan Japanese バンパイア
South Korea Korean 빔파이어
Brazil Brazilian Portuguese Zumpirinho
Russia Russian Вампиренок
Spain Spanish Vampidito


  • His old design showed him sticking out his tongue.
  • His old silhouette resembles Darth Vader from Star Wars.
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