For the version in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, see Zombot Sharktronic Sub (PvZH). For the similar zombie in Plants vs. Zombies 3, see Sharktronic Sand Sub.

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.png Pompadour Buckethead2.png Bikini Zombie2.png Bikini Conehead2.png Snorkel Zombie2.png Surfer Zombie2.png
2 14000 Bikini Zombie2.png Bikini Conehead2.png Bikini Buckethead2.png Snorkel Zombie2.png Imp Mermaid Zombie2.png Deep Sea Gargantuar2.png
3 18000 Pompadour Conehead2.png Pompadour Buckethead2.png Bikini Conehead2.png Surfer Zombie2.png Octo Zombie2.png
Big Wave Beach - Day 30 (Chinese version) (pre-1.8)
Phase HP Summoned zombies
1 ??? Pompadour Zombie2.png Pompadour Buckethead2.png Bikini Zombie2.png Bikini Conehead2.png Snorkel Zombie2.png Surfer Zombie2.png
2 ??? Bikini Zombie2.png Bikini Conehead2.png Bikini Buckethead2.png Snorkel Zombie2.png Imp Mermaid Zombie2.png Deep Sea Gargantuar2.png
3 ??? Pompadour Conehead2.png Pompadour Buckethead2.png Bikini Conehead2.png Surfer Zombie2.png Octo Zombie2.png
4 ??? Octo Zombie2.png Shell Zombie2.png Deep Sea Gargantuar2.png Pompadour Conehead2.png

  • 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.


Sound Description
Zombot Sharktronic Sub Intro


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, the 4th being Zombot Dinotronic Mechasaur, and the 5th being Dragon King of the East Sea Zombot.
  • 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.

See also

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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
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