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For the version in Plants vs. Zombies 2, see Jack O' Lantern.
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Jack O' Lantern
Jack O' LanternH
Statistics
StrengthPvZH Strength HeartPvZH Health SunPvZH Cost
2 3 3
Set Event
Class PvZH Solar Icon
Tribe Squash Plant
Traits PvZH Strikethrough IconStrikethough
Abilities This gets +1StrengthPvZH when it hurts the Zombie Hero.
"I just love to get Zombies all fired up. If you catch my drift."

Jack O' Lantern is an event plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the PvZH Solar IconSolar class. It costs 3SunPvZH to play, and has 2StrengthPvZH/3HeartPvZH. It has the PvZH Strikethrough IconStrikethrough trait, and its ability gives it +1StrengthPvZH every time it does damage to the zombie hero.

Jack O' Lantern was introduced in the 2016 Halloween event alongside Trick-or-Treater. As of Feastivus 2016 (in update 1.10.14), both of them were also made craftable.

Origins

It is based on the plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2 with the same name and appearance.

Statistics

  • Class: Solar
  • Tribe: Squash Plant
  • Trait: PvZH Strikethrough IconStrikethrough
  • Ability: This gets +1StrengthPvZH when it hurts the Zombie Hero.
  • Set: Event

Card description

"I just love to get Zombies all fired up. If you catch my drift."

Update history

Update 1.8.23

  • Added to the game.

Update 1.10.14

  • Set - Rarity change: Super-Rare → Event
  • Became craftable.

Strategies

With

Jack O' Lantern is a very devastating plant if kept alive, as its ability activates every time it attacks due to its PvZH Strikethrough IconStrikethrough trait. You can take advantage of this and use tricks such as Plant Food and Espresso Fiesta to make it do bonus attacks as Chompzilla to quickly snowball its strength, or just directly boost its strength as Chompzilla or Solar Flare.

However, because its ability only increases his strength, but not its health, Jack O' Lantern can be overwhelmed easily. A Team-Up plant like Wall-Nut can keep Jack O' Lantern safe for longer. Another way to increase its longevity is to boost his health with cards like Fertilize or Steel Magnolia.

Keep in mind that if your opponent blocks Jack O' Lantern's attack, its ability does not activate. Therefore, it is a good idea to have another plant or damaging trick trigger the block beforehand, although this may put itm at risk of superpowers such as Electrobolt.

Against

Jack O' Lantern is a big threat, so it should be dealt with as soon as possible. Since it has the PvZH Strikethrough IconStrikethrough trait, simply blocking it with a zombie isn't enough. It must be destroyed, otherwise it is going to mass up strength, which is never good.

Any zombie with 3 strength can destroy it easily, unless its health has been boosted. Rolling Stone can be played when it hasn't gained any strength, while Rocket Science, Cut Down to Size and Locust Swarm can be played when its strength becomes too much for you to handle.

Additionally, you can reduce this plant's strength with Landscaper or Nibble, rendering it unable to attack and boost itself. However, beware when playing against Solar Flare or Chompzilla as they have tricks such as Berry Angry and Fertilize to boost it again.

However, if you think that you are able to block its attack, you do not need to worry since his ability only activates when he does damage to you.

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Trivia

  • It is the first event card in the Solar class.
    • In addition to both it and Trick-or-Treater being the first Halloween event cards, they are also the first event cards to ever be introduced (in Jack O' Lantern's case, that makes him the first event plant card ever).
  • Its fire is extinguished when it is destroyed.
  • It is the second special-edition plant from Plants vs. Zombies 2 to return in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, the first being Sweet Potato.
    • It is also the first returning plant to be added in later updates (counting ones before the worldwide release).
  • Its description refers to how it attacks zombies using fire.
  • The only way to obtain this plant outside of the Lawn of Doom event was from Seedling, Petal-Morphosis, Cornucopia, and Mayflower.
    • However, he and Trick-or-Treater have become craftable as of update 1.10.14.
  • It is the second plant based on a pumpkin in this game, the first being Smashing Pumpkin.
    • Coincidentally, they are both in the Solar class and the squash tribe.
  • It is the only Lawn of Doom event plant card.
  • It is one of the three event cards in the Solar class, the others being Toadstool and Sun-Shroom.
    • Out of these, Jack O' Lantern is the only one that cannot give the plant hero additional sun.
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