Note: This article is about the Gargantuar, for the Zombie Hero counterpart, see The Smash.

When Gargantuar walks, the Earth trembles. When he moans, other zombies fall silent. He is the zombie other zombies dream they could be. But he still can't find a girlfriend.
~ Gargantuar's Almanac Entry.
They're big, they're mean, and they wear XXXXXL jeans!
~ Gargantuar Brothers' splash screen description.

The Gargantuar is one of the secondary antagonists of the videogame series of Plants vs. Zombies. It is a zombie brute who takes parts in fighting plants.


Plants vs. Zombies

The Gargantuar makes its debut in the 8th level of Roof. When first encountered, it would crush a plant with its telephone pole, its sign, or a zombie. It throws its Imp at low health. To defeat the Gargantuar, the players have to use two of each instant-kill plants to fight it.

There are many achievements related to the Gargantuar:

  • Crash of the Titan: The players need to defeat the Gargantuar while encountering it.
  • Popcorn Party: On a level, the players need to use Cob Cannon to kill a Gargantuar.
  • Hammer Time!: In the Last Stand - Endless levels, the players need to kill a Gargantuar with mallets.
  • Gotcha!: The players earn this achievement by finding a Gargantuar in a vase with Plantern in Vasebreaker levels.

Plants vs. Zombies Adventures

The Gargantuar returns in the canceled game Plants vs. Zombies Adventures as one of the major enemies in Zombitorium manor.

Plants vs. Zombies 2

The Gargantuar also returns in the sequel of the first game as one of the enemies in Modern Day and Pinata parties. Additionally, there are multiple Gargantuars appeared in each timelines.

In Vasebreaker, the Vase Gargantuar is similar to a Gargantuar, but with slower speed.

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare series

The Gargantuar also appears in the Garden Warfare series as one of the major bosses in Garden Ops. It uses the same attacks from the previous games. To increase the difficulty, the Gargantuar fires its explosive Imp at the players.

Another boss that is nearly identical to the Gargantuar is the House Gargantuar, as it holds a house-like shield to attack the plants. When the players destroy the House Gargantuar's shield, it uses all the same abilities from the original Gargantuar.

Super Gargantuar Boss Wave

When the Gargantuar's icons fill all the slots, two Gargantuars will spawn, alongside a House Gargantuar, Foot Soldiers, Tank Commanders, Browncoats, and Blitzers to attack the players and their garden.

Elite Gargantuar Brothers Boss Wave

When the slot machine lands a Gargantuar icon with a green and white background, two of the Gargantuars will spawn, alongside Browncoats, TV Heads, Foot Soldiers, and Engineers to fight the players.

If one of the Gargantuar is down, the players must destroy the tombstone to prevent revivification. Otherwise, they must fight that Gargantuar again. If both of them are down, all minions despawn, and the fight is complete.

Plants vs. Zombies Heroes

When he phones home, it means something completely different.
~ Smashing Gargantuar's description.

The Gargantuar also returns in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes with the name Smashing Gargantuar, who is a Gargantuar Zombie of Beastly class. He costs 5, with his rarity is Premium - Rare, and his strength and health are both five. When played, all other Gargantuar Zombies gain the trait Frenzy, which allows them to attack once more when destroying a plant. When attack, it uses its signature telephone pole to hit plants. Additionally, he does not carry his Imp in this game.

Plants vs. Zombies 3

The Unshowered Tower of Power!
~ Gargantuar's introduction.

Gargantuar returned in this game as a Neighborhood Zombie with the same abilities from the previous games. Additionally, his appearance in this game is much skinnier.

Other Appearances

Plants vs. Zombies comics

The Gargantuars also appeared in the comics to fight Nate Timeley, Patrice Blazing, and the plants alongside other zombies.



  • The Gargantuar Brothers, the Big Boy Gang, and the Brothers Gnomus are the only bosses that made out of separate individuals.
    • Out of them, the Gargantuar Brothers only have two individuals, while the other two have four.



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