Balloon Zombie really lucked out. The balloon thing really works and none of the other zombies have picked up on it.
~ Balloon Zombie's description.

Balloon Zombie is one of the secondary antagonists of the Plants vs. Zombies franchise. He is a zombie who hooked with a balloon, who attempts to eat the homeowner's brains.


Plants vs. Zombies

Balloon Zombie was first introduced in the third level of Fog. When he entered the lawn, his height helped him hovers above straight shots from straight-shooting plants. Cacti and Cattails were essential to counter this zombie, as they popped his balloon to make him travel on foot and proceed as a normal zombie. Blover can also blow this zombie away from the battlefield, killing him instantly.

Plants vs. Zombies 2

Balloon Zombie returned in the ninth level of Modern Day with a similar appearance, but his functions were different from the first game. His balloon acts as armor, and he took damages by all kinds of projectiles, but spikes no longer popped his balloon. Like his first game counterpart, Blover can still kill him instantly, and he proceeds on foot after the balloon got destroyed.

Plants vs. Zombies 3

Founder of the Not-a-Fan-of-Fans Club
~ Balloon Zombie's splash screen description.

Balloon Zombie returned in this game as a Park Zombie on the third floor of Devour Tower. He no longer absorbed damages from straight shooters, but other projectiles such as lobbed shots now damaged him. This version of him was the combination of his previous incarnations from the franchise.


  • Balloon Zombie's incarnation in Plants vs. Zombies 2 is similar to the Bug Zombie from the same game.
  • In Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, Balloon Zombie's drawing was found on the Rolling Stone, Rocket Science, Toxic Waste Imp's barrel, and Kite Flyer's kite, despite his absence.
  • Balloon Zombie's balloon appeared as the object in the quest Balloon Buffoons in Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville.



Zombie Heroes
80s Action Hero | All-Star | Brain Freeze | Captain Deadbeard | Electric Boogaloo | Electric Slide | Engineer | Foot Soldier | Hover Goat-3000 | Huge-Gigantacus | Immorticia | Imp | Impfinity (Impfinity Clones) | Neptuna | Professor Brainstorm | Rustbolt | Scientist | Space Cadet | Super Brainz | The Smash | TV Head | Wizard

Baron von Bats | Big Boy Gang | Captain Smasher | Disco Zombie | Gargantuar | Gargoatuar | Giga-Gargantuar | Major Problem | Olds Cool | Sasquatch | Treasure Yeti | Yeti King | Yeti Zombie | Zen Sensei

Ballpark Frank | Immorticia | Rainbow Glitz

Recurring characters
Browncoat Zombie | Flag Zombie | Conehead Zombie | Buckethead Zombie | Newspaper Zombie | Screen Door Zombie | Football Zombie | Disco Zombie | Backup Dancer | Snorkel Zombie | Balloon Zombie | Gargantuar | Imp | Dr. Zomboss | Giga-Gargantuar | Zombie Chickens | Yet Imp | Hot Dog Imp | King of the Grill

Anti-Bully Squad | Build-a-Bots | Dinosaurs | Mecha Cat | Mr. Stubbins

Brothers Gnomus | Gnomus the Gnome King | Sir Baff | Sir Biff | Sir Boff

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