Brain Bucket

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Buckethead Zombie always wore a bucket. Part of it was to assert his uniqueness in an uncaring world. Mostly he just forgot it was there in the first place.
Buckethead Zombie official description

The Brain Bucket is a promotional cosmetic item for the Soldier. It is a dented metal bucket with a narrow trail of dried blood leading up from the rim, speckled by several more droplets on the bucket's handle and body.

The Brain Bucket was awarded in Genuine quality to players who purchased Plants vs. Zombies on Steam before May 5, 2011.

Update history

April 28, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] The Brain Bucket was added to the game files.

May 5, 2011 Patch (Replay Update)

  • [Undocumented] The Brain Bucket was made tradable, craftable, giftable, and obtainable via random drops.
  • [Undocumented] The Brain Bucket was added to the list of hats that can be unusual.
  • [Undocumented] Fixed a typo in the description.

December 23, 2011 Patch


  • The handle of the Brain Bucket can sometimes clip with the Soldier's neck.


  • The description is a parody of the advertising slogan for Kix cereal, "Kid tested, mother approved."
  • "Brain bucket" is a slang term for a protective helmet.


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