This fight's gonna bite!
~ Baron von Bats' splash screen description.

Baron von Bats is one of the secondary antagonists of the third-person shooter game series of Plants vs. Zombies. He is a vampire zombie who take parts in fighting plants.


Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 1 & 2

Baron von Bats appears in the first two Garden Warfare games as one of the major bosses in Garden Ops mode. During his boss fight, the Baron continuously attacks the players with his vampire abilities. When his health is half down, he summons four Vampire Zombies to assist him during his fight. After he is defeated, he falls down and accepts his defeat.

In Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2, Baron von Bats appears as one of the major enemies during the nemesis wave of Infinity Time level.

Super Baron von Bats Boss Wave

If the slot machine shows three Baron von Bats icons, three of this boss will spawn alongside Vampire Zombies to assist him in battle.

Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville

Baron von Bats returns in Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville as the major boss of the Baron-Palooza quest. After the players go the sewers, Baron von Bats appears and attacks them. After a while, he puts a curse on the players and teleports away. To remove the curse, the players have to find a nearby bat zapper and survive from incoming zombies for one minute.

After the players search for clues and get out of the sewers, they can see Baron von Bats and a group of zombies transporting concert gears to the park. Baron then attacks the players for a while, then leaves the curse on them once again, which they have to find another bat zapper to remove it.

When the players go to the park, Baron von Bats starts his music and attacks the players one more. He uses all his abilities from the previous games to fight them. After he is defeated, the players earn his hat as a part of the lawnmower's customization.

Elite Baron von Bats Boss Wave

If Baron von Bats appears in the slot machine with a green and white background, he will spawn alongside Browncoats, TV Heads, Scientists, and 80s Action Heroes to fight the plants.

Whenever Baron von Bats loses a third of his health, he put a curse on the plants and then teleport away. Then he warps each of them in a different location. From there, the players must find Crazy Dave's bat zapper to remove the curse in one minute. When they are within the range of the zapper, Browncoats and Exploding Imps attempt to finish the players. After one minute passes, the players within the ring survive, while the others get vanquished and Baron heals himself for each of those players.



  • Baron von Bats' mustache is black in the first two Garden Warfare games, but white in Battle for Neighborville.
  • One can hear him speaking properly during his fight.
    • He says 'I want Brains!', and then 'Bye-Bye!' during his introduction cutscene.
    • Sometimes, he would say 'No!', 'Ouchie!', or 'Ow!' when being hurt.
    • When hurting the players, one can hear him saying 'Mmm... brains!', or 'You're not brains!'.
  • Also, he is one of the very few zombies that are vampires, the other being Vampire Imp, Vampire Zombie, Vimpire, and Ancient Vimpire.



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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