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

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.


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

  • Summons zombies each time Dr. Zomboss finishes his dancing move in respective phases:
Phase HP Summoned zombies Jam Attack(s)
1 2500 Neon Zombie2 Neon Conehead2 Neon Buckethead2 Punk Zombie2 Punk Smash plants by calling speakers
Clear a whole lane
2 3000 Glitter Zombie2 Pop Clear a whole lane
3 3500 Neon Zombie2 Neon Conehead2 MC Zom-B2 Breakdancer Zombie2 Rap Smash plants by calling speakers
4 4000 Arcade Zombie2 (may summon 8-Bit Zombie2) 8-bit Smash plants by calling speakers
5 5500 Hair Metal Gargantuar2 (may summon Impunk2) Metal Clear a whole lane (x3)

  • 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.


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


Chinese version


  • 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 did not activate their special ability, greatly decreasing difficulty.

See also

Plants vs. Zombies 2
Player's House
Ancient Egypt
Pirate Seas
Wild West
Frostbite Caves
Lost City
Far Future
Dark Ages
Neon Mixtape Tour
Jurassic Marsh
Big Wave Beach
China Shell Zombie
Modern Day
Kongfu World
Sky City
Steam Ages