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Zombot Multi-stage Masher is the boss of Neon Mixtape Tour in Plants vs. Zombies 2 that appears in Neon Mixtape Tour - Day 32 and possibly Modern Day - Day 34. Unlike other Zombots, it has five stages of health instead of three with each one representing a jam (punk, pop, rap, 8-bit, and metal) respectively.

Almanac entry

Zombot Multi-stage Masher

TOUGHNESS: Undying
SPEED: Hungry

An intimate evening with some of Dr. Zomboss' most recent and painful explorations.

Special: Speakers do passive damage (except to ground plants and Phat Beet) and send out shockwave attacks

In another world, in another time, Dr. Zomboss would receive the bounty of enthusiastic applause that is his due. Not here and now, though. Nope.

Stages

Zombot Multi-stage Masher has a total of three special abilities:

  • Summons zombies during the respective jam phases.
  • Smashes plants with the speakers randomly falling from above; these speakers do passive damage to any plant (except Phat Beets and ground plants) within two tiles in front of it. Speakers dropped can kill plants even when fed with Plant Food.
  • Makes a rightmost speaker send out shockwaves to wipe all the plants and zombies in its lane. If there is not one in the lane, it will automatically spawn when it degrades.

Neon Mixtape Tour - Day 32

Phase HP Summoned zombies Jam Attack(s)
1 2500 dps Neon Zombie2 Neon Conehead2 Neon Buckethead2 Punk Zombie2 Punk Can smash plants by dropping speakers
Clears a whole lane with shockwaves
2 3000 dps Glitter Zombie2 Pop Clears a whole lane with shockwaves
3 3500 dps Neon Zombie2 Neon Conehead2 MC Zom-B2 Breakdancer Zombie2 Rap Can smash plants by dropping speakers
4 4000 dps Arcade Zombie2 (may summon 8-Bit Zombie2) 8-bit Can smash plants by dropping speakers
5 5500 dps Hair Metal Gargantuar2 (may summon Impunk2) Metal Clears a whole lane with shockwaves

Modern Day - Day 34

Phase HP Summoned zombies Jam Attack(s)
1 3500 dps Neon Zombie2 Neon Conehead2 Neon Buckethead2 Punk Zombie2 Punk Can smash plants by dropping speakers
Clears a whole lane with shockwaves
2 4000 dps Glitter Zombie2 Pop Clears a whole lane with shockwaves
3 4500 dps Neon Zombie2 Neon Conehead2 MC Zom-B2 Breakdancer Zombie2 Rap Can smash plants by dropping speakers
4 5000 dps Arcade Zombie2 (may summon 8-Bit Zombie2) 8-bit Can smash plants by dropping speakers
5 7000 dps Hair Metal Gargantuar2 (may summon Impunk2) Metal Clears a whole lane with shockwaves

Strategies

See Neon Mixtape Tour - Day 32 and Modern Day - Day 34.

Gallery

Chinese version (China only)

Videos

Trivia

  • Zombot Multi-stage Masher and Zombot Tuskmaster 10,000 BC are the only Zombots that remain stationary throughout the fight.
    • Unlike the Zombot Tuskmaster 10,000 BC, Zombot Multi-stage Masher can be hit by plants from all lanes.
    • Dr. Zomboss himself moves and jumps around though.
  • Unlike other Neon Zombies, if the player defeats the Zombot and Neon Zombies die (as seen playing the instruments), they will not disappear until the player gets the trophy or the money bag.
    • In addition, they do not get burned if the Zombot is defeated.
  • Garlic's Plant Food effects does not affect the Zombot.
  • In the Almanac, the picture and almanac stats shows only Dr. Zomboss instead of the Zombot itself. Only the Punk form of Dr. Zomboss can be seen.
  • Dr. Zomboss' opening speech is a reference to Rick Astley's music video, "Never Gonna Give You Up," though the verses are paraphrased.
  • After being defeated, Dr. Zomboss will moonwalk to the right and escape.
    • The moonwalk was popularized by Michael Jackson (who obviously inspired the old Dancing Zombie's appearance and moving animation, which may have in turn inspired Dr. Zomboss's escaping animation) in the 1980s.
    • This is the only zombot that does not warp itself away after defeat, because it's way too big.
  • Before the 4.2.1 update in the Almanac, Dr. Zomboss made vocal noises and was the second zombie to have done that, the first being Zombie King.
  • Unlike other Zombots, it visually degrades when health is depleted to half.
  • If a lawn mower touches the stage, it blows up in a puff of smoke instead of proceeding all the way out of the lawn.
    • This makes it the only Zombot that can obstruct the lawn mower, and it deals no damage.
  • Zombot Multi-stage Masher is not subject of Glitter Zombie's rainbow trail's protection, therefore, they will not hide the entire stage. This was possibly done due to balancing reasons..
  • Spore-shrooms work differently on this Zombot, as they shoot directly to Dr. Zomboss instead of shooting the spores in their lane.
  • There is a glitch that can be performed during the rap phase. When there is a Breakdancer Zombie on screen, use Power Toss against him but do not flick him off the lawn. Just flick once then wait about two seconds and flick him again, keep doing this until he is at the stage (or you can use a Primal Peashooter to knock him back during Modern Day - Day 34), then he will kick the stage forward.
    • If this happens, the Zombot will summon zombies closer; if close enough, to your lawn mowers or house. Also, whenever a speaker wave hits the stage due to this, it will send Dr. Zomboss flinging off the screen and toss the Zombot off the screen making the player instantly win the battle but the player is unable to collect the money bag and earn cash from unused lawn mowers. It can be seen here.
      • This may be because the level quits when the Zombot is off the lawn, which it is when it is flung off the screen, making the level finish almost instantly.
    • This can also happen with the Primal Peashooter in Modern Day - Day 34.
  • Even though speakers do not damage ground plants, speakers deals damage to Primal Potato Mines, unless they are armed.
  • There is another glitch where if a Stunion gasses a Zombie at the same time a Speaker wave hits it, it will get stuck in midair like it still being blasted off the stage. This will end when the Stunion gas usually wears off.
  • A part of Dr. Zomboss' dance during rap resembles the Gangnam Style move although Neon Mixtape Tour is set in the 80s, while the dance move is set in the modern times.
  • So far, this is the only Zombot to appear in Modern Day that never changes the cycle of which it spawns zombies, unlike how other Zombots changing their spawning cycle at least once. This is due to jams.
  • Due to a bug in versions 1.9.0 to 2.0.1 of the Chinese version of Plants vs. Zombies 2, zombies summoned by the Zombot didn't activate their special ability, greatly decreasing difficulty.

See also

Zombies
Plants vs. Zombies 2
Player's House Basic Zombie · Conehead Zombie · Buckethead Zombie · Flag Zombie · Balloon Zombie
Ancient Egypt Mummy Zombie · Conehead Mummy · Buckethead Mummy · Flag Mummy Zombie · Ra Zombie · Camel Zombies · Explorer Zombie · Tomb Raiser Zombie · Pharaoh Zombie · Mummified Gargantuar · Imp Mummy · Egypt Rally Zombie · Pyramid-Head Zombie · Torchlight Zombie · Zombot Sphinx-inator
Pirate Seas Pirate Zombie · Conehead Pirate · Buckethead Pirate · Flag Pirate Zombie · Swashbuckler Zombie · Seagull Zombie · Barrel Roller Zombie · Imp Pirate Zombie · Imp Cannon · Pirate Captain Zombie · Zombie Parrot · Gargantuar Pirate · Jolly Roger Zombie · Barrelhead Zombie · Pelican Zombie · Zombot Plank Walker
Wild West Cowboy Zombie · Conehead Cowboy · Buckethead Cowboy · Flag Cowboy Zombie · Prospector Zombie · Pianist Zombie · Poncho Zombie · Chicken Wrangler Zombie · Zombie Chicken · Zombie Bull · Zombie Bull Rider · Wild West Gargantuar · Cart-Head Zombie · Cowboy Rally Zombie · Rodeo Legend Zombie · 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 · Future Flag Zombie · Jetpack Zombie · Shield Zombie · Bug Bot Imp · Robo-Cone Zombie · Disco-tron 3000 · Disco Jetpack Zombie · Mecha-Football Zombie · Gargantuar Prime · Robo-Rally Zombie · Holo Head Zombie · Blastronaut Zombie · 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 · Jurassic Flag Zombie · Jurassic Imp · Jurassic Gargantuar · Jurassic Bully · Jurassic Rally Zombie · Amberhead Zombie · 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 Gargantuar · Imp · Newspaper Zombie · Balloon Zombie · All-Star Zombie · Super-Fan Imp · Rally Zombie · Sunday Edition Zombie · Brickhead Zombie
Vasebreaker Vase Gargantuar
Arena Cardio Zombie · Z-Mech · Cake Tank
Others Treasure Yeti · Imp Pear Imp · Dr. Zomboss
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