- For other versions, see Cattail.
|"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 Smarty class. It costs 3 to play, and has 3/2. It has the Amphibious trait, and does not have any abilities. Its zombie counterpart is Dolphin Rider.
- Class: Smarty
- Tribe: Animal Plant
- Trait: Amphibious
- Abilities: None
- Set - Rarity: Basic - Common
"My secret weapon? It's my cute little hat!"
- ▲ Strength change: 2 → 3
- ▼ Health change: 3 → 2
Cattail is meant to be one of those plants that have balanced stats, cost, and no special ability. It is similar to Fire Peashooter, which has the Amphibious trait but lack of ability to 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 Swabbies can destroy Cattail in 1 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 pool lane, especially with Green Shadow who can boost it with Fertilize, Embiggen, etc.
Cattail doesn't have much health, so it can be easily taken care of by any Amphibious zombie except Swabbies 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, Z-Mech's Missile Madness and Impfinity's Triple Threat have a chance of hitting Cattail, and Rustbolt can use Shrink Ray to lower its strength to 0.
However, most classes should have ways of dealing with Cattail anyway. The Sneaky and Beastly classes can use Amphibious zombies, the Crazy class has access to Bungee Plumber or other damaging tricks, and the Hearty class can move it out of the Amphibious lane. The Brainy 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.
- It is the only animal card in the Smarty class.
- According to the tutorial, this is a female plant.