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Zcorpion Zombie is an encountered zombie, who appear's in Epic Quests, Arena, and Penny's Pursuit in Plants vs. Zombies 2. It is a machine controlled by a Roman Imp, which is used to launch vases at defenses, which releases Roman Zombies, Roman Coneheads, Roman Bucketheads, Healer Zombies, and Roman Shield Zombie, similar to how Imp Porter uses a tent to release Adventurer Zombies and their variants. Any thrown vase can also instant-kill any non-defensive plant on impact.

After launching five vases, it will self-destruct.


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Zcorpion Zombie is based on the scorpio, a type of Roman torsion siege engine and field artillery piece, with a "Z" in its name to reference it being a zombie.

Almanac entry

Zcorpion Zombie

SPEED: Basic

A ballista from Ancient Rome, the Zcorpion Zombie launches an exploding vase at the nearest plant in its lane.

Surprise! That exploding vase has a zombie in it! Isn't that surprising?



Threepeaters combined with boosted Torchwoods along with Power Lilies and Tile Turnips should be powerful enough to neutralize the threat. If they appear in the Zomboss battles, make sure Zomboss' Zombot isn't blocking it or the vases will continue to launch at it. A max-level Bombard-mint will defeat the zombie easily, too, and a Laser Bean (with or without Plant Food) will go directly past the Zombot and kill the Zcorpion Zombie in the process. Lightning Reed is also very effective too. Try putting Spikerocks in front of Zcorpion Zombies since it will then continuously throw vases at the plant and it will not be damaged. This will make the zombie useless against destroying plants with it vases. Try planting vine plants to the closest plant that is near the zombie, when the vase is launched at the plant it will cause the vine to be destroyed instead of the plant. However, this strategy is not as effective in Spicy or Extra Hot levels, as the increases eating speed of the zombies will render this strategy largely ineffective.

If the player cannot handle the Zcorpion Zombie, simply use the Zom-B-Gone Perk to downgrade this zombie to an Imp Cannon. This can be useful in Spicy and Extra Hot Penny's Pursuit levels, since zombies in these increased difficulties have too much health to be defeated and Zcorpion Zombies are dangerous when combined with too many dangerous zombies with higher health.


Plants vs. Zombies 2 (Chinese version) (China only)



  • It is similar to Catapult Zombie from the first game and Cardio Zombie where it will crush any plant when approaching the lawn and before going into an idle animation. Even in its idle animation, the machine still has the ability to crush plants.
  • Even though Zcorpion Zombie can launch out vases that has: Roman Zombie, Roman Conehead, Roman Buckethead, Healer Zombie, and Roman Shield Zombie. In its code, there is a little to none chance that Centurion Zombie or Gladiator Gargantuar can be spawned by the vases. But this is unlikely.
  • The vases fired by the Zcorpion Zombie are from the Vasebreaker mode

See also

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Zombies (Tower defense)
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Plants vs. Zombies 2
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
Big Wave Beach Pompadour Zombie · Pompadour Conehead · Pompadour Buckethead · Beach Flag Zombie · Bikini Zombie · Bikini Conehead · Bikini Buckethead · Snorkel Zombie · Imp Mermaid Zombie · Surfer Zombie · Deep Sea Gargantuar · Fisherman Zombie · Octo Zombie · Zombot Sharktronic Sub
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
ZCorp Incorporated Inc. Gargimp Legal · Head Office Impgantuar · ZCorp New Hire · ZCorp Contractor · ZCorp Conehead · ZCorp Buckethead · ZCorp Contractor Conehead · ZCorp Contractor Buckethead · ZCorp Flag Zombie · ZCorp Consultant · ZCorp HelpDesk
Vasebreaker Vase Gargantuar
Arena Cardio Zombie · Z-Mech · #caketank
Others Zombie Hamsterball · Treasure Yeti · Imp Pear Imp · Dr. Zomboss
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