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Green Shadow
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Classes PvZH Mega-Grow IconPvZH Smarty Icon
Signature Superpower Precision Blast
Other Superpowers Big Chill
Little known fact: When she takes off the cape and mask, she goes by the name Penelopea.

Green Shadow, also known as Penelopea through secret identity, is the plant hero in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes who leads the PvZH Mega-Grow IconMega-Grow and PvZH Smarty IconSmarty plants against the zombies. Green Shadow's signature superpower is Precision Blast, where she fires a big pea down the middle lane, dealing 5 damage to the zombie or zombie hero it impacts. She is the hero version of Peashooter.


Green Shadow, like the rest of the peashooter family, is based on the Pisum sativum, commonly known as the pea. She bares a resemblance to Raven from Teen Titans, Green Arrow, or The Shadow, all of which are from the Detective Comics franchise. Her description may have referenced Penelope, the wife of a legendary king, Odysseus, and she is known to be faithful and a devised trickster (which may be an indication to her PvZH Smarty IconSmarty class). Her name is a portmanteau of "green" and "shadow," which could be a reference to how she may be based on Green Arrow and The Shadow. The green bit also refers to how she's green, and the shadow bit refers to how she has a cloak, and appears and disappears, like a shadow. and how Her alternate alias is a portmanteau of "Penelope," a feminine name with Greek origins, and "pea," the plant she is based on.


  • Battle Area: Roof

Hero description

Little known fact: When she takes off the cape and mask, she goes by the name Penelopea.

Strategies Strategy

Green Shadow can put together awesome Peashooter combinations, increasing the strength of Threepeater, then using that extra Strength for a devastating triple attack.


See also: Precision Blast

Green Shadow is a decent hero. Her class makes her a very versatile hero when it comes to tricks and useful cards. She has access to almost all pea plants, and so they should be used with Torchwood, especially Threepeater and Skyshooter, as they can make use of a wide variety of strategies including peashooting plants. Judging from her description, she can be a good mid-lane destroyer if played well, using powerful plants or self-boosting like Muscle Sprout and Pea Pod with Torchwood in the middle lane while Precision Blast is still kept in mid-late game can be a devastating strategy. Precision Blast also leads to many tactics during a match, as the zombie hero may never know when Green Shadow has this card, and might start placing zombies in the middle lane to protect against it.

Her available superpowers tend to have basic usages. Although Big Chill has where it goes for Green Shadow, as it gives the player an extra card while ideally PvZH Frozen IconFreezing the zombie, making it a slightly better copy of Iceberg Lettuce, and a better superpower for practical use. Embiggen and Whirlwind, on the other hand, are mostly used as niches to provide extra strength and health or to get rid of a dangerously buffed zombie that is in play. Embiggen increases a plant's potential by +2StrengthPvZH/+2HeartPvZH, making this useful for weaker plants, especially Peashooter, to at the least survive from incoming attacks or tricks like Rocket Science or Rolling Stone, and dealing more damage dealt to the opposing side. Whirlwind, while it can be a bungle at times, can be used to bounce zombies that can threat your team. Be careful when using Whirlwind when the field is filled with zombies, especially if a zombie such as Trickster is around, as it may bounce you the wrong zombie and, unless otherwise was received from a fully charged Super-Block Meter, costs you 1SunPvZH.

The most recommended deck to use is with Green Shadow's "Snowdrop Freeze combo." Use the Snowdrop along with cards such as Iceberg Lettuce, Chilly Pepper, Jolly Holly, Winter Melon and Big Chill allow the Snowdrop to get stronger while also preventing zombies from attacking. Winter Squash can also take out frozen zombies. Green Shadow also has access to stat boosting abilities from the Mega-Grow side, such as Fertilize or Plant Food to make it even stronger. Grow-Shroom is also a good addition to your deck, as you can give another fighter a stat boost while you also defend that lane. However, while this card combination might seem strong, remember to have some other options if the "Snowdrop Freeze combo" does not do its job.

A bean-themed deck mainly consisting on Admiral Navy Bean and a Black-Eyed Pea + Torchwood combo works out pretty well if guarded correctly. Admiral Navy Bean does 2 extra damage to the zombie hero when any bean cards are played, and Black-Eyed Pea makes the opposing hero think twice when using tricks and can benefit from the Torchwood boost. Other beans such as Bean Counter and Jumping Bean are good supporting cards. Bean Counter gives 2 extra Weenie Beanies, which also benefit Admiral Navy Bean, and gains buffs when a bean is played. Jumping Bean bounces a zombie that can potentially threat your play.

While these combos prove to be dangerous if played correctly, keep in mind that these combos require the player to use a lot of their cards in their hand, which may lead to the player having a lack of cards, preventing the user from being able to defend him/herself. However, to counteract this, have Flourish in your deck so you can receive extra cards if you are low on them.

The only issue is that she lacks ways to instantly destroy zombies. Since she does not use Squash, Lawnmower, Doom-Shroom, her only way to deal with powerful zombies is to buff plants and fight fire with fire or Bounce them. Additionally, she can use Precision Blast or use Freeze+Winter Squash combo.


Though this Hero doesn't have a description for its style of battle, but using the suggested strategy for the battle suggestions can easily be used to counteract it. Green Shadow has access to lots of strong cards like The Great Zucchini, Doubled Mint. Plus with her access to Bounce or Freeze, it makes her a hard opponent to hit. Bringing along a Gadget Scientist, or a Lurch for Lunch can help with Freeze. Using Gravestone or Mixed-Up Gravedigger can easily protect against The Great Zucchini or Bounce. Also putting weak zombies in the middle lane can help protect against Precision Blast.

Strategy Decks

Green ShadowH Easy Peasy

PvZH Mega-Grow Icon PvZH Smarty Icon
Unleash the power of your Peas! Torchwood and Threepeater work together to take out the Zombie threat while Mayflower and Flourish grow Bananasaurus Rex to monster proportions.
Pea PodH x3 TorchwoodH x4 Black-Eyed PeaH x3 Snow PeaH x3 FertilizeH x3
FlourishH x3 Grow-ShroomH x3 MayflowerH x2 RepeaterH x3 The PodfatherH x4
Bananasaurus RexH x2 SkyshooterH x1 ThreepeaterH x4 BrainanaH x2

Green ShadowH Mean Beans

PvZH Mega-Grow Icon PvZH Smarty Icon
Overwhelm the enemy as you put the toughest Beans on the stalk to work. Bean Counter and Admiral Navy Bean pile on the damage, and Espresso Fiesta acts like the meanest Bean of all.
Admiral Navy BeanH x4 Black-Eyed PeaH x4 Doubled MintH x4 Sow Magic BeansH x4 Grow-ShroomH x4
MayflowerH x4 Spring BeanH x2 Bean CounterH x4 Navy BeanH x4 Jumping BeanH x4
Espresso FiestaH x2

Green ShadowH Winter Melon is Coming

PvZH Mega-Grow Icon PvZH Smarty Icon
Use Snow Pea and Jolly Holly to Freeze the Zombies foe while Snowdrop grows out of control! Then unleash Winter Melon for a powerful late-game punch.
Iceberg LettuceH x4 SnowdropH x4 Black-Eyed PeaH x4 Snow PeaH x4 Chilly PepperH x4
Grow-ShroomH x2 MayflowerH x2 SnapdragonH x3 Winter SquashH x4 Jolly HollyH x4
BrainanaH x1 Winter MelonH x4


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  • Her description references how many superheroes hide their true identity.
    • It also refers to her name both during development and in the code.
  • She is the first and only non-elemental female Peashooter in the series, based on her flavor text.
  • Green Shadow is the only hero which has no defined battle style because she is used as a tutorial for the zombie side in the first level.
    • However, Super Brainz, who was used for the tutorial of the game as a whole has a defined battle style while Green Shadow does not.
      • But according to Green Shadow's flavor text, it may be depicted that she likes to control the middle lane for as long as possible.
  • When Green Shadow manages to land Precision Blast on the opposing enemy zombie hero, she apparently does her pose while still being in mid-air, as the zombie hero is damaged more than 4..
  • She is one of two plant heroes with a different battle theme. Her theme is a slightly altered version of Citron/Captain Combustibles' theme, namely with different instruments used.
  • She is the only female plant hero that does not lead the Solar class.
  • She has most access to pea plants out of all heroes. This is because Mega-Grow and Smarty classes that are only classes that contain pea plants. This is similar to how Citron has most access to Amphibious plants and Spudow has most access to Mushroom plants.
  • Green Shadow is seen unhooded in the comic that appears when the player unlocks the hero Neptuna.
  • She is the only plant hero which has a real name.
  • She is the only plant hero who showed up in another plant hero's Introducing comic strip (Solar Flare's).
  • Green Shadow actually uses the eyeshadow that matches her mask color.
  • The name of Green Shadows's Legendary Strategy Deck is a reference to an iconic phase, "Winter is coming", from the novel and television series Game of Thrones.

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 Hot Date · 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 · 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 Plucky Clover
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 · 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 Jack O' Lantern · Toadstool
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

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