Do not think to usurp our discovery of the fabled Lost City! I and my zombies have already submitted our find to the Eminent Journal of the Missing of Mislaid! We will publish and you will PERISH!

Dr. Zomboss

For the version in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, see Zombot Aerostatic Gondola (PvZH).

Zombot Aerostatic Gondola is the boss of Lost City in Plants vs. Zombies 2 that appears on Lost City - Day 32 and possibly Modern Day - Day 34. Occasionally, it will drop sandbags on flame trap tiles to burn a lane specified to it. Occasionally, Lost Pilot Zombies will drop on the lawn and an airplane shadow can be seen passing the lawn, suggesting that it is the one delivering them.

In Arena, defeating the Aerostatic Gondola will award 10000 points, increasing by 10000 points each time the Aerostatic Gondola is defeated. Higher leagues will increase a multiplier for points scored, with a maximum of 5x in Jade league.

Origins

It is based on a gondola, a traditional Venetian flat-bottomed rowing boat. It appears to be steampunk inspired, keeping with the Victorian theme of this world.

Almanac entry

Zombot Aerostatic Gondola

TOUGHNESS: Undying
SPEED: Hungry

The floating fortress from the skies above.

Special: drops zombies and bags o' sand

After repeated failures with variously robotic engines of destruction, Dr. Zomboss decided to go with a kinder, more eco-friendly lighter-than-air-option to sow disaster and discord.

Stages

The Zombot Aerostatic Gondola is armed with 3 special attacks:

  • It will summon zombies depending on the phase.
  • Dr. Zomboss will drop a sandbag on a flame Trap tile to burn all plants and zombies in its lane, which replaces its charge attack.
  • Zombot Aerostatic Gondola will call an airplane which drops down Lost Pilot Zombies.

Lost City - Day 32

Phase Health Summoned zombies Attacks
1 6000 dps Adventurer Zombie2.png Parasol Zombie2.png Excavator Zombie2.png Lost Pilot Zombie2.png Drops sandbag on a random flame trap tile
Calls airplane to drop Lost Pilot Zombie2.png
2 10000 dps Adventurer Zombie2.png Conehead Adventurer Zombie2.png Bug Zombie2.png Bug Conehead Zombie2.png Imp Porter2.png Lost Pilot Zombie2.png Drops sandbag on a random flame trap tile
Calls airplane to drop Lost Pilot Zombie2.png
3 10000 dps Adventurer Zombie2.png Conehead Adventurer Zombie2.png Buckethead Adventurer Zombie2.png Bug Zombie2.png Turquoise Skull Zombie2.png Lost Pilot Zombie2.png Drops sandbag on a random flame trap tile
Calls airplane to drop Lost Pilot Zombie2.png

Modern Day - Day 34

Phase Health Summoned zombies Attacks
1 6000 dps Adventurer Zombie2.png Parasol Zombie2.png Excavator Zombie2.png Lost Pilot Zombie2.png Drops sandbag on a random flame trap tile
Calls airplane to drop Lost Pilot Zombie2.png
2 8000 dps Adventurer Zombie2.png Conehead Adventurer Zombie2.png Bug Zombie2.png Bug Conehead Zombie2.png Imp Porter2.png Lost Pilot Zombie2.png Drops sandbag on a random flame trap tile
Calls airplane to drop Lost Pilot Zombie2.png
3 9000 dps Adventurer Zombie2.png Conehead Adventurer Zombie2.png Buckethead Adventurer Zombie2.png Bug Zombie2.png Turquoise Skull Zombie2.png Lost Pilot Zombie2.png Drops sandbag on a random flame trap tile
Calls airplane to drop Lost Pilot Zombie2.png

Arena and Penny's Pursuit

Phase HP Summoned zombies Attack(s)
Depends on damage Infinite dps Adventurer Zombie2.png Conehead Adventurer Zombie2.png Buckethead Adventurer Zombie2.png Lost City Imp Zombie2.png Excavator Zombie2.png Parasol Zombie2.png Porter Gargantuar2.png (Summons Lost City Imp Zombie2.png) Turquoise Skull Zombie2.png Lost Pilot Zombie2.png Drops sandbag on a random flame trap tile
Calls airplane to drop Lost Pilot Zombie2.png

Strategies

See Lost City - Day 32 and Modern Day - Day 34.

Only use the boulder as your last resort option as it will take out the plants in the process. Remember that when Zombot Aerostatic Gondola summons the Lost Pilot Zombies, they have a chance of activating the boulder trap. It is especially useful against dense and difficult zombies like Excavator Zombie, Parasol Zombie, Lost Pilot Zombie, and Bug Zombie as their armor and speed make it tough to kill them.

In Arena, Zombot Aerostatic Gondola is deadlier due to the fact that its ability to activate fire traps and summoning zombie backups are more frequent. Use close combat plants such as Wasabi Whip or Bonk Choy near and underneath it by 3x3 squares. Utilize powerful explosives such as Grapeshot and Bombegranate underneath it once it wipes out your arsenal with the fire trap activated on any random lane.

Audio

Sound Description
Zombot Aerostatic Gondola Intro

Gallery

Plants vs. Zombies 2

Chinese version (China only)

Videos

Trivia

  • This is the only boss to have a unique theme. It is a remixed version of the first phase theme.
  • It is the first Zombot that does not have robotic eyes.
  • When Dr. Zomboss is defeated in the last phase, he is seen trying to get out due to the fact that it is covered by the Zombot's balloon.
  • Its Almanac entry references previous Zomboss fights, which typically involved robots.
  • Though it is still named as "Zombot," this invention seems to be an airship rather than a robot.
  • When Dr. Zomboss calls for Lost Pilot Zombies dropping to the lawn, the shadow created by the plane above has a strong resemblance to the shadow created by Zomboss Dark Dragon's opening animation.
  • It is very similar to the airship used in the film The Mummy Returns.
  • Since the 3.9.1 update, when Dr. Zomboss calls the airplane, Lost Pilot Zombies appear after the airplane's shadow has been through the lawn. In addition, the sound when the plane enters on the lawn was removed. The sound effect was added back in the 5.3.1 update.
    • Also for some reason, it starts up with Zomboss already pulling the lever down.
  • If the player has already battled this boss and closed the app and opened it again, the Zombot's data will not appear in the Almanac. It will only appear after defeating him again.
  • There is a glitch involving the lane clear attack. Sometimes, the Zombot will drop a bag of sand to the left of the proper trap tile, causing nothing to happen. This is caused when an Imp Porter drops his pack within the bag-dropping range, when he is defeated fast enough (usually due to a Red Stinger's Plant Food effect).
    • This pack is often destroyed before Zomboss lands the bag of sand on it, but if it isn't, it will be destroyed by the bag.
    • This can also be triggered if an Excavator Zombie shovels a plant and throws it onto the eighth column.
    • Sometimes this glitch would always happen in the Chinese version.
  • In Penny's Pursuit, zombies summoned by this Zombot can be blown away by Blover.
    • To balance this, Lost Pilot Zombies can be summoned at the second column.

See also

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