For the version in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, see Zombot Sharktronic Sub (PvZH).

Zombot Sharktronic Sub is the boss of Big Wave Beach appearing in Plants vs. Zombies 2. It appears in Big Wave Beach - Day 32 and possibly Modern Day - Day 33. Its design is based on a shark and a submarine.

Almanac entry

Zombot Sharktronic Sub

SPEED: Hungry

The ravenous engine of carnage from the murky depths.

Special: mouth turbine can pull plants to it
Special: summoned zombie sharks can consume plants

The Zombot Sharktronic Sub is a true labor of love. Dr. Zomboss obsessed over every detail of the aquatic mechanism of doom as he worked on it day in and day out from the wee hours of the morning until well after dark. He carefully handcrafted the shark's nearly impenetrable skin. He shaved each razor-sharp tooth to a point by hand. And he painstakingly installed the lethal plant-consuming fan inside the machines' horrific maw all by himself. Zomboss shed more than one tear of joy when his masterpiece was complete. Say what you will about the evil genius, but he is quite passionate about his projects.


The Zombot Sharktronic Sub approximately absorbs 42000 damage per shot and its appearance changes upon absorbing 10000, 24000, and finally at 42000 damage per shot, when it is defeated.


The Zombot Sharktronic Sub randomly performs one of the following actions:

  • It will summon zombies, depending on the phase:
Big Wave Beach - Day 32
Modern Day - Day 33
Big Wave Beach - Ultimate Challenge
Phase HP Summoned zombies
1 10000 Pompadour Zombie2 Pompadour Buckethead2 Bikini Zombie2 Bikini Conehead2 Snorkel Zombie2 Surfer Zombie2
2 14000 Bikini Zombie2 Bikini Conehead2 Bikini Buckethead2 Snorkel Zombie2 Imp Mermaid Zombie2 Deep Sea Gargantuar2
3 18000 Pompadour Conehead2 Pompadour Buckethead2 Bikini Conehead2 Surfer Zombie2 Octo Zombie2
Big Wave Beach - Day 30 (Chinese version) (pre-1.8)
Phase HP Summoned zombies
1  ??? Pompadour Zombie2 Pompadour Buckethead2 Bikini Zombie2 Bikini Conehead2 Snorkel Zombie2 Surfer Zombie2
2  ??? Bikini Zombie2 Bikini Conehead2 Bikini Buckethead2 Snorkel Zombie2 Imp Mermaid Zombie2 Deep Sea Gargantuar2
3  ??? Pompadour Conehead2 Pompadour Buckethead2 Bikini Conehead2 Surfer Zombie2 Octo Zombie2
4  ??? Octo Zombie2 Shell Zombie2 Deep Sea Gargantuar2 Pompadour Conehead2

  • It will summon sharks to eat plants that are in the water.
  • It will activate the mouth turbines, which pull plants as well as zombies into it and destroys them in two rows in front of the turbine. This attack can be stopped if it sucks up a Tangle Kelp or gets hit by a plant food projectile excluding bananas. Plants disabled by octopi will not be sucked in, as well as all plants to the left of one.
  • It will submerge and reappear in a different lane. While submerged it cannot be harmed.


See Big Wave Beach - Day 32 and Modern Day - Day 33.


Chinese version (China only)


  • Before the 7.6.1 update, the turbine attack would have only drawn in zombies but Plant Food effects would not have stunned the Zombot.
  • It, Zombot Tomorrow-tron, Zombot Tuskmaster 10,000 BC, and Zombot Dinotronic Mechasaur are the only Zombots in the first two games to completely encase Dr. Zomboss.
  • It is the 2nd Zombot to be based on an animal and at the same time, not 4-legged while the 1st is Zombot Dark Dragon, the 3rd being Zombot Tuskmaster 10,000 BC, and the 4th being Zombot Dinotronic Mechasaur.
  • It summons all Big Wave Beach zombies except Fisherman Zombie and Beach Flag Zombie.
    • However, in the promotional picture, it has Zombot Sharktronic Sub with Fisherman Zombies, even though it does not spawn those zombies.
  • It loses its teeth and dorsal fin when defeated. The cabin that Dr. Zomboss occupies will also be flooded with water, and he appears to be saying something inside.
  • Octopi, plants behind them, and Lily Pads cannot be sucked in by Zombot Sharktronic Sub's mouth turbine.
  • Its full body cannot be seen. This is shared with the Zombot Dark Dragon, Zombot Tuskmaster 10,000 BC and Zombot Dinotronic Mechasaur. However, Zombot Dark Dragon's full body is seen on the Boss Battle tileset.
  • When it is submerged, it cannot be damaged.
  • A glitch can occur where its turbine will not get stuck when sucking in a Tangle Kelp.
  • Unlike most Zomboss creations, the charge attack does not include the creation performing a running dash across two adjacent rows.
  • It has the longest almanac entry out of any zombie.
  • A glitch can occur where it does not move at all, and attacks from plants do not damage it.
  • Its intro music is from the Ancient Egypt Dr. Zomboss intro.
  • It is on land in the Almanac in the Chinese version.
  • Despite Lily Pads being immune to Zombot Sharktronic Sub's mouth turbine attack, it can still be killed if placed on the sixth column in the third or fourth lane, where the Zombot would resurface for the last time before exploding.
    • This means Zombot Sharktronic Sub can only kill two Lily Pads per battle.
    • This is also the same case with Guacodile and Tangle Kelp (without activating these two plants) but the only difference is it can be killed or activated in many ways.
    • If there is a plant (including the first plant mentioned above) above the two Lily Pads where the Zombot will land before it explodes, it can kill a total of four plants (three if there is a Guacodile/Tangle Kelp and a Lily Pad with a plant on it).
  • It is immune to Shrinking Violet and its Plant Food effect, most likely because the fight against it would become too easy since when the plant would be programmed to shrink this zombie, and their damage will be doubled and it would reduce their health.
    • Additionally, it is also immune to Stunion's stunning effect if it's planted in front of the Zombot.

See also

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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