Zombies don't breathe. They don't need air. So why does Snorkel Zombie need a snorkel to swim underwater? Answer: peer pressure.
~ Snorkel Zombie's description.

The Snorkel Zombie is one of the secondary antagonists of the Plants vs. Zombies franchise. He is an undead snorkeler who attempts to eat the players' brains.


Plants vs. Zombies

Snorkel Zombie made his debut in Plants vs. Zombies in the third level of the Pool zone. He submerges in the pool to avoid straight attacks. The only way to counter him is by using lobbed-shot plants.

Due to Snorkel Zombie's nature, he only appears in Pool and Fog levels.

Plants vs. Zombies 2

Snorkel Zombie returned in the sequel of the first game during the events of Big Wave Beach. He appeared in the sixth level of this timeline, with his functions retained from the first game. Additionally, he only wears his swim shorts in this game.

The Snorkel Zombie also appeared outside of Big Wave Beach to serve as another form of a Conehead Zombie.

Plants vs. Zombies Heroes

Breathing out: check. Breathing in? Not so much.
~ Snorkel Zombie's card description.

In this game, Snorkel Zombie is a Premium-Uncommon Party Zombie of Beastly class. His strength and health are 2 and 1. His trait is Amphibious, allowing the players to play him on the water lane. When attack, he spits out water at plants.


  • Snorkel Zombie is the only returning zombie in Plants vs. Zombies 2 that is not introduced either in Player's House or Modern Day.
  • Although Snorkel Zombie doesn't need air, one can see him breathing during his idle animation in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes.



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