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This item is available only during certain events, and cannot always be obtained in-game. However, it can still be used if you have already obtained it. It is currently not available.
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Going Viral

Going ViralH
StrengthPvZH Strength HeartPvZH Health BrainPvZH Cost
- - 3
Set Event
Class PvZH Hearty Icon
Tribe Trick
Abilities All Zombies get +1StrengthPvZH/+1HeartPvZH and PvZH Frenzy IconFrenzy.
Shuffle three Going Viral cards into your deck.
Draw a card.
Though Zombies can't get ill, this plague is totally sick.

Going Viral is an event zombie card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the PvZH Hearty IconHearty class. It costs 3BrainPvZH to play, and its ability gives all zombies on the field +1StrengthPvZH/+1HeartPvZH and PvZH Frenzy IconFrenzy, shuffles 3 more Going Viral cards into the zombie hero's deck, and gives the zombie hero a card.

It was added in update 1.14.13, along with Sonic Bloom.


It is based on a virus, a small infectious agent that replicates itself only inside the living cells of other organisms.

Its name is based on the phrase "going viral," meaning something that has quickly spread, usually through the internet.


  • Class: Hearty
  • Tribe: Trick
  • Abilities: All Zombies get +1StrengthPvZH/+1HeartPvZH and PvZH Frenzy IconFrenzy. Shuffle three Going Viral cards into your deck. Draw a card.
  • Rarity: Event

Card description

Though Zombies can't get ill, this plague is totally sick.

Update history

Update 1.14.13

  • Added to the game.



This card can essentially replace Coffee Zombie in most cases, as it does the same thing, with the added benefits of drawing a card, adding more of it into you deck, and costing 3BrainPvZH less. It can also be use as an alternative to Leftovers as it gives every zombie the PvZH Frenzy IconFrenzy trait, a free card, and reshuffles 3 of the same cards into the deck, but cost only 1 more brain than Leftovers.

Because each usage creates 3 copies of it, it will likely draw this card multiple times until it fills the player's deck, allowing to boost your zombies a lot. At the same time, however, you should also be careful about the fact that the more you play this trick, the higher your chances are of drawing this card which prevents you from playing other cards in the late game. So you must play this card very wisely and not repeatedly, unless you can easily remove the plants or the player cannot destroy the zombies very easily.

In addition, since this is a trick, the player won't be able to use this when the plant hero plays Brainana, while Coffee Zombie could have been used on the same turn. It can also be quite expensive in the early game, making it a huge sacrifice on whether to boost zombies and potentially have a bad late game draw, or save brains for more important tricks like Weed Spray.

Z-Mech has one of the best uses of this card, as he can get the field covered very quickly. This can work well when playing with groups of PvZH Armored IconArmored zombies so they survive longer and benefit with this trick. Combining this with dancing deck, Z-Mech can deal a lot of damage very early if performed correctly. Other heroes may use this as a supporting trick like Monster Mash, as they do not have as much board filling options as Z-Mech. Rustbolt also works well with this card, because he can use cards like Fun-Dead Raiser, Regifting Zombie, and Leprechaun Imp to draw more cards, allowing you to get more of these in your hand faster. However, do not overuse this card as it lowers your chances from playing new zombies.

Due to this trick's ability, it is not recommended to bring other zombies that already have the PvZH Frenzy IconFrenzy trait as it just only gives them a +1StrengthPvZH/+1HeartPvZH boost.


This card can be very dangerous, because it can boost every zombie on the field and give them PvZH Frenzy IconFrenzy, and due to it being a trick, you cannot prevent it unless you play Brainana. Heroes that do not lead the PvZH Smarty IconSmarty class will need to get creative with their strategies.

Prioritize zombies that are dangerous with PvZH Frenzy IconFrenzy, such as Shieldcrusher Viking, Nurse Gargantuar, and Overstuffed Zombie. You can play Sportacus or Black-Eyed Pea to try to discourage the zombie hero from playing this, or boost your own plants to prevent the bonus attack from taking effect. Keep in mind that the zombie hero will always have several of these, even if they start out with only one, so you will need to apply these strategies for an extended period of time. If the boosted zombies are too much for your plants to handle, using a Doom-Shroom will most likely destroy them all and lead to a defeat for the zombie hero, as their hand may be full of Going Viral cards due to the ability.



  • Its description makes a pun on the multiple meanings of the word "sick." In this case, it is utilizing the slang definition of "sick," meaning "great" or "amazing."
  • This is the first card that reshuffles the exact same card, allowing the player to have unlimited amount of cards if played multiple times.
    • This makes it the first card to allow for infinite cards.
  • It is the third event trick. The first is Shamrocket, and the second is Secret Agent.
    • It is also the second zombie event trick, the first being Secret Agent.
      • This means that The Smash currently has the most event tricks, having both this and Secret Agent.
  • It currently uses Vitamin Z's sound effects.
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