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For other uses, see Potato Mine (disambiguation).
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StrengthPvZH Strength HeartPvZH Health SunPvZH Cost
0 1 3
Rarity Token
Class PvZH Kabloom IconPvZH Guardian Icon
Tribe Root Plant
Traits Team-Up
Abilities When destroyed: Do 6 damage to a zombie here.
Sure, he has an explosive temper. But for the most part, he's pretty even peeled.

Hothead is a token plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the PvZH Kabloom IconKabloom and PvZH Guardian IconGuardian classes. It is made by Tater Toss, Spudow's signature superpower, but can also be made by Cornucopia's ability, or transformed by Seedling or Petal-Morphosis' ability. It costs 3SunPvZH to play (only when it is Bounced), and has 1HeartPvZH. It has the Team-Up trait, and its ability does 6 damage to a zombie on its lane when it is destroyed.


  • Classes: Kabloom, Guardian
  • Tribe: Root Plant
  • Trait: Team-Up
  • Ability: When destroyed: Do 6 damage to a Zombie here.
  • Rarity: Token

Card description

Sure, he has an explosive temper. But for the most part, he's pretty even peeled.

Update history

Update 1.4.14

  • Name change: Hot Potato → Hothead



Apply the same strategies as you would for Potato Mine. However, since this does 6 damage opposed to 2, it's recommended to save this to defeat a tough zombie like Shieldcrusher Viking, Drum Major, Smashing Gargantuar, etc. It can also immediately counter Trickster, especially if the zombie hero spent all their brains. Be careful of Teleport if they are using Trickster, though. Also, because it has the Team-Up trait, you can protect a plant with this and apply some pressure to the opponent. However, be wary that this will not defeat some zombies such as Wizard Gargantuar or Knight of the Living Dead without support.


Against this, there is very little to counter it. If it is played near a really important zombie, the best option is to Bounce this to save some time. In this case, the hero would have to spend 3 sun in order to replant it. It is not recommended to use damaging tricks as it will also still activate its effect. Another option is moving zombies to other lanes, so they will not be hurt from this. At this point, you could also use a damaging trick to waste its ability in the process.




  • Hothead and Explode-o-nut are the only plants that share the appearance of another plant, but are tinted red instead of their regular coloration.
  • In some missions, Spudow can play it as if it was a normal plant.
  • Prior to the 1.4 update, Hothead was called "Hot Potato."
    • Unlike the Hot Potato in Plants vs. Zombies 2, this plant's appearance and function are similar to the Potato Mine. However, the part on its entry where it says it stays even peeled is based off the Hot Potato in Plants vs. Zombies 2.
  • Hothead, Zom-Bats, Impfinity Clone and Octo-Pet are currently the only cards that consist two classes.
    • However, before the 1.2.12 update, Goat used to be in two classes as well, albeit it was in plant classes.
    • Out of these four, this is the only one from the plants' side.

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