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StrengthPvZH Strength HeartPvZH Health SunPvZH Cost
3 2 3
Set Basic
Rarity Common
Class PvZH Smarty Icon
Tribe Animal Plant
Traits Amphibious
"My secret weapon? It's my cute little hat!"

Cattail is a basic common plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the PvZH Smarty IconSmarty class. It costs 3SunPvZH to play, and has 3StrengthPvZH/2HeartPvZH. It has the Amphibious trait, and does not have any abilities. Its zombie counterparts are Octo-Pet and Dolphin Rider.


It is based on the plant from Plants vs. Zombies with the same name.


  • Class: Smarty
  • Tribe: Animal Plant
  • Trait: Amphibious
  • Abilities: None
  • Set - Rarity: Basic - Common

Card description

"My secret weapon? It's my cute little hat!"

Update history

Update 1.4.14

  • Strength change: 2StrengthPvZH → 3StrengthPvZH
  • Health change: 3HeartPvZH → 2HeartPvZH



Cattail is meant to be one of those plants that have balanced stats, cost, and no special ability. It is similar to Fire Peashooter, but with slightly greater cost and the Amphibious trait, as well as the lack of pea tribe synergy, which means that Cattail cannot be boosted by Torchwood or The Podfather.

After the swap on strength and health, Cattail can now easily be destroyed by Snorkel Zombie or Bungee Plumber, but it is now immune to Rolling Stone or Weed Spray. Because of this, almost all Amphibious zombies except Swabbie can destroy Cattail in one hit, so try to boost or protect Cattail if possible. However, if there is no sign of Amphibious zombies, Cattail can become a useful plant in the aquatic lane, especially with Green Shadow who can boost it with Fertilize, Embiggen, etc. Since it has the Amphibious trait, you can also boost it with Navy Bean to make it much more powerful. This opens it up to being destroyed by Rocket Science, however.


Cattail doesn't have much health, so it can be easily taken care of by any Amphibious zombie except Swabbie or any damaging trick. However, it hits hard for its cost and has the Amphibious trait, which means that it can whittle on your health quite a bit if you are not prepared. It also cannot be destroyed by Rolling Stone, Weed Spray, or Rocket Science if its strength is kept at 3, so you can either use a strength-lowering card or wait for Green Shadow or Nightcap to give it a strength boost.

Signature superpowers can also help. The Smash can use Slammin' Smackdown to get rid of it. Neptuna can use Octo-pult on the lane occupied by Cattail. Z-Mech's Missile Madness and Impfinity's Triple Threat have a chance of hitting Cattail. Rustbolt can use Shrink Ray to lower its strength to 0. Super Brainz can move a zombie with at least 2 strength with Carried Away to destroy it. Electric Boogaloo can destroy it with Stayin' Alive and heal off the damage it did to him. Finally, Immorticia can also destroy it with Zom-Bats made by Witch's Familiar unless Cattail is on an aquatic lane.

However, most classes should have ways of dealing with Cattail anyway. The PvZH Sneaky IconSneaky and PvZH Beastly IconBeastly classes can use Amphibious zombies, the PvZH Crazy IconCrazy class has access to Bungee Plumber and other damaging tricks, and the PvZH Hearty IconHearty class can move it out of the aquatic lane. The PvZH Brainy IconBrainy class, however, has no direct method of getting rid of Cattail unless it has been boosted, but it is a minor problem since it is paired with other classes anyway.




  • Although there is a Lily Pad underneath Cattail, it can still be played on ground lanes or the heights.
  • According to the tutorial, Cattail is a female plant.

See also

V · T · E Plants in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes
PvZH Guardian Icon Guardian
Heroes Wall-Knight · Spudow · Citron · Grass Knuckles
Fighters Potato Mine · Small-Nut · Sting Bean · Wall-Nut · Cactus · Jugger-Nut · Pismashio · Sea-Shroom · Water Chestnut · Hibernating Beary · Pea-Nut · Spineapple · Steel Magnolia · Guacodile · Mirror-Nut · Prickly Pear · Smackadamia · Tough Beets · Poppin' Poppies · Soul Patch
Event Garlic · Hot Date · Health-Nut · Pear Cub · Red Stinger
Tokens Lil' Buddy · Hothead · Grizzly Pear
Tricks Gardening Gloves · Grave Buster · Doom-Shroom · Wall-Nut Bowling
Event Shamrocket
Superpowers Peel Shield · Power Pummel · Tater Toss · Uncrackable · Bubble Up · Nut Signal · Root Wall
PvZH Kabloom Icon Kabloom
Heroes Solar Flare · Spudow · Nightcap · Captain Combustible
Fighters Button Mushroom · Poison Mushroom · Shroom for Two · Buff-Shroom · Seedling · Wild Berry · Mushroom Ringleader · Poison Ivy · Punish-Shroom · Zapricot · Pair of Pears · Pineclone · Sergeant Strongberry · Sour Grapes · Bluesberry · Dandy Lion King · Poison Oak · Grapes of Wrath · Kernel Corn
Event Blooming Heart · High-Voltage Currant · Sonic Bloom · Electric Blueberry
Tokens Puff-Shroom · Pear Pal · Hothead
Tricks Berry Blast · Berry Angry · Petal-Morphosis · Sizzle · Cherry Bomb
Superpowers Blazing Bark · Mush-Boom · Sunburn · Tater Toss · Meteor Strike · More Spore · Storm Front
PvZH Mega-Grow Icon Mega-Grow
Heroes Green Shadow · Chompzilla · Grass Knuckles · Captain Combustible
Fighters Bonk Choy · Party Thyme · Pea Pod · Peashooter · Sweet Potato · Torchwood · Black-Eyed Pea · Cabbage-Pult · Doubled Mint · Fire Peashooter · Grow-Shroom · Muscle Sprout · Repeater · The Podfather · Bananasaurus Rex · Re-Peat Moss · Skyshooter · Potted Powerhouse · Whipvine · Super-Phat Beets
Event Lily of the Valley · Banana Split · Plucky Clover
Tokens Half-Banana
Tricks Fertilize · Flourish · Plant Food · Espresso Fiesta
Superpowers Blazing Bark · Devour · Power Pummel · Precision Blast · Embiggen · Holo-Flora · Time to Shine
PvZH Smarty Icon Smarty
Heroes Green Shadow · Citron · Nightcap · Rose
Fighters Admiral Navy Bean · Shellery · Snowdrop · Weenie Beanie · Lightning Reed · Snow Pea · Cattail · Chilly Pepper · Rescue Radish · Vanilla · Bean Counter · Carrotillery · Navy Bean · Snapdragon · Winter Squash · Jumping Bean · Smoosh-Shroom · Threepeater · Brainana · Winter Melon · The Great Zucchini
Event Spyris · Mayflower · Sportacus · Snake Grass · Jolly Holly
Token Magic Beanstalk
Tricks Iceberg Lettuce · Sow Magic Beans · Spring Bean
Superpowers Goatify · Peel Shield · Mush-Boom · Precision Blast · Big Chill · Transmogrify · Whirlwind
PvZH Solar Icon Solar
Heroes Solar Flare · Wall-Knight · Chompzilla · Rose
Fighters Bellflower · Morning Glory · Sunflower · Fume-Shroom · Pepper M.D. · Sage Sage · Mixed Nuts · Twin Sunflower · Venus Flytrap · Bloomerang · Chomper · Magnifying Grass · Metal Petal Sunflower · Power Flower · Briar Rose · Laser Bean · Smashing Pumpkin · Three-Headed Chomper · Cornucopia
Event Sun-Shroom · Jack O' Lantern · Toadstool
Tokens Sunnier-Shroom
Tricks Water Balloons · 2nd-Best Taco of All Time · Whack-a-Zombie · Lawnmower · Squash
Superpowers Devour · Goatify · Sunburn · Uncrackable · Geyser · Scorched Earth · Weed Whack
Superpowers Flick-a-Zombie · Inspire · Rejuvenate