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Zombot Sphinx-inator is the boss of Ancient Egypt in Plants vs. Zombies 2 controlled by Dr. Zomboss, and is battled in Ancient Egypt - Day 25, Day 35 and possibly Modern Day - Day 32. It can send out any zombie from Ancient Egypt, excluding the Flag Mummy Zombie, Ra Zombie, and Camel Zombies. It takes up a two-by-two area at the right side of the lawn, jumping to different rows occasionally. It can send out zombies in two rows at a time, and it can only be attacked in the two rows it occupies at any one time. Unlike the original Zombot, the Sphinx-inator can be attacked at any time, provided there are plants in the same row he moves to.

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

Almanac entry

International version

Zombot Sphinx-inator

TOUGHNESS: Undying
SPEED: Hungry

The destroyer of plants from the ancient sands.

Special: missile attack can create tombstones

To add that extra bit of wickedness to the Sphinx-inator Dr. Zomboss chiseled his creation from the stonework of cursed tombs. You should not take this instance of reuse and recycle to mean he's going green. The only thing green about him is his tongue.

Chinese version (China only)

    Dr. Zomboss, driving a high-tech car specially built for the desert, will use a variety of attacks. Everyone says that cars take after their owners, this phrase also applies to him.

    In Chinese: 驾驶沙漠专用高科技座驾的僵尸博士 , 会使用多种攻击方式 。 都说车如其人 , 这句话对僵尸博士也一样适用 。

Overview

The Zombot Sphinx-inator approximately absorbs 18500 damage per shot. Its appearance changes upon absorbing 4000 and 12000 damage per shot before dying at 18500 damage per shot.

Phases

The Zombot Sphinx-inator randomly performs one of the following actions:

  • Warps in zombies.
  • A target will appear on a random space and the Sphinx-inator will shoot a missile at that space, destroying any plant on it unless that plant is using Plant Food, attempting to create two tombstones in an adjacent tile. On Day 35, the missiles will create four tombstones instead of two. If the player quickly selects a plant and plant on the tile the bone's about to land, the tombstone will not be created and the plant will remain.
  • The Sphinx-inator will tap its front two legs on the ground, step back, and then charge forwards, destroying all plants and zombies in two rows. It will then stop short of the lawn mowers, and jump back to the rightmost column.
    • The attack will be cancelled if a plant fed with Plant Food attacks it.
    • A Wall-nut boosted with Plant Food will also have its armor stop the attack at the cost of destroying the armor, but the Zombot Sphinx-inator will not take any direct damage.

Ancient Egypt - Day 25

Phase Health Summoned zombies Attacks
1 4000 dps Mummy Zombie2 Conehead Mummy2 Buckethead Mummy2 Tomb Raiser Zombie2 Charges into a row, destroying all plants and zombies in the row
Fires missiles that can summon tombstones
2 8000 dps Conehead Mummy2 Buckethead Mummy2 Imp Mummy2 Mummified Gargantuar2 (summons Imp Mummy2) Charges into a row, destroying all plants and zombies in the row
Fires missiles that can summon tombstones
3 6500 dps Conehead Mummy2 Buckethead Mummy2 Explorer Zombie2 Tomb Raiser Zombie2 Pharaoh Zombie2 Charges into a row, destroying all plants and zombies in the row
Fires missiles that can summon tombstones

Ancient Egypt - Ultimate Challenge (China only)

Phase Health Summoned zombies Attacks
1 4000 dps Mummy Zombie2 Conehead Mummy2 Fires missiles that can summon tombstones
2 8000 dps Mummy Zombie2 Conehead Mummy2 Charges into a row, destroying all plants and zombies in the rows
Fires missiles that can summon tombstones
3 6500 dps Conehead Mummy2 Mummy Zombie2 Charges into a row, destroying all plants and zombies in the row
Fires missiles that can summon tombstones

Ancient Egypt - Day 35

Phase Health Summoned zombies Attacks
1 8000 dps Conehead Mummy2 Buckethead Mummy2 Pyramid-Head Zombie2 Tomb Raiser Zombie2 Charges into a row, destroying all plants and zombies in the row
Fires missiles that can summon tombstones
2 16000 dps Buckethead Mummy2 Explorer Zombie2 Torchlight Zombie2 Charges into a row, destroying all plants and zombies in the row
Fires missiles that can summon tombstones
3 15000 dps Conehead Mummy2 Pyramid-Head Zombie2 Tomb Raiser Zombie2 Pharaoh Zombie2 Torchlight Zombie2 Mummified Gargantuar2 (summons Imp Mummy2) Charges into a row, destroying all plants and zombies in the row
Fires missiles that can summon tombstones

Modern Day - Day 32

Phase Health Summoned zombies Attacks
1 5000 dps Conehead Mummy2 Buckethead Mummy2 Explorer Zombie2 Tomb Raiser Zombie2 Pharaoh Zombie2 Charges into a row, destroying all plants and zombies in the row
Fires missiles that can summon tombstones
2 9000 dps Conehead Mummy2 Buckethead Mummy2 Imp Mummy2 Mummified Gargantuar2 (summons Imp Mummy2) Charges into a row, destroying all plants and zombies in the row
Fires missiles that can summon tombstones
3 8500 dps Conehead Mummy2 Buckethead Mummy2 Explorer Zombie2 Tomb Raiser Zombie2 Pharaoh Zombie2 Charges into a row, destroying all plants and zombies in the row
Fires missiles that can summon tombstones

Arena

Phase Health Summoned zombies (Depends on damage) Attacks
Depends on damage Infinite dps Pyramid-Head Zombie2 Ra Zombie2 Camel Zombies2 Explorer Zombie2 Torchlight Zombie2 Tomb Raiser Zombie2 Pharaoh Zombie2 Mummified Gargantuar2 (summons Imp Mummy2) Charges into a row, destroying all plants and zombies in the row
Fires missiles that can summon tombstones

Strategies

See Ancient Egypt - Day 25, Ancient Egypt - Day 35, Modern Day - Day 32, and Ancient Egypt - Ultimate Challenge.

Gallery

Plants vs. Zombies 2

Chinese version (China only)

Videos


Trivia

  • Its Almanac entry says the only thing green about Dr. Zomboss is his tongue, which is incorrect because his body is green, and if one looks closely, his tongue is in a normal pinkish hue.
  • When the Zombot Sphinx-inator is frozen and about to shoot a missile, it will be blue, but when it comes back from the top, it is no longer frozen.
  • Before the 2.3 update, if an Iceberg Lettuce was hit with a missile, the Iceberg Lettuce would somehow freeze the Zombot Sphinx-inator.
  • The missiles launch Tomb Raiser Zombie's bones on tiles surrounding where it hit on tiles.
  • In the Chinese version, its Almanac icon looks different as it shows the Zombot's full body.
  • In the Chinese version of Plants vs. Zombies 2 before the 1.8.0 version, battling this Zombot can have the following:
    • A conveyor-belt manner which is the typical type (Level 1);
    • A Last Stand without the aid of sun-producing plants (Level 2);
    • And lastly, a Last Stand manner with the aid of sun-producing plants but the Zombot Sphinx-inator will have four phases of health. (Level 3)
  • In the Chinese version of Plants vs. Zombies 2, previously, there was the boss music in the battle. But then, the boss music has been replaced by the Player's House music.
  • In the Chinese version, when it summons zombies, its mouth looks different from the International version. This is shared with the Zombot Plank Walker, the Zombot War Wagon and the Zombot Tomorrow-tron.
  • In the Chinese version before the 1.8.0 version, the Zombot Sphinx-inator will automatically disappear instead of teleporting after the player gets the prize.
  • In the Chinese version before the 1.9.0 version, it was one of the only Zombots which only took up 1 row, the others being the Zombot Dark Dragon, the Zombot Sharktronic Sub, and the Zombot Vulture Fighter.
  • There is a glitch where after the Zombot is defeated and when the player plants the Iceberg Lettuce on it and after the money bag is collected, it would slow the Zombot down when Dr. Zomboss is about to teleport away.
    • Also, in Modern Day - Day 32, there is another glitch where after the Zombot is defeated and when the player plants the Spikeweed underneath, it will still attack the Zombot.
    • Additionally, when the player plants a Spring Bean underneath a Zombot, it will look like it is ready to bounce, but it does not bounce the Zombot back.
  • The "-inator" in the title may be a reference to Phineas and Ferb, as Heinz Doofenshmirtz builds machines that always have the suffix of "inator."
  • Additionally, he can spawn Ra Zombies and Camel Zombies in Arena, which do not appear in normal fights.
    • When Dr. Zomboss spawns Camel Zombies, only one will spawn from it and the rest of them will just appear.

See also

Zombies (Tower defense)
Plants vs. Zombies 2
Player's House Basic Zombie · Conehead Zombie · Buckethead Zombie · Flag 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 Zombie Hamsterball · Treasure Yeti · Imp Pear Imp · Dr. Zomboss

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