Laser Cattail is a galactic super-rare plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the Smarty class. He costs 2 to play, and has 2/1. He has the Amphibious and Team-Up traits, and his ability gives him +1/+1 every time a plant is played or made on his lane.
His name is a combination of "laser," referring to his laser pointer, and "cattail," the Plants vs. Zombies plant he is based on.
- Class: Smarty
- Tribe: Animal Plant
- Traits: Amphibious, Team-Up
- Ability: This gets +1/+1 when you play a Plant here.
- Set - Rarity: Galactic - Super-Rare
He's really good at entertaining himself.
- Added to the game.
Laser Cattail has low stats for 2, but makes up for it with a good ability and the Amphibious and Team-Up traits. However, due to his low health and base strength of 2, he is weak to instant-kill cards like Weed Spray or Rolling Stone, or any form of damage until boosted.
Laser Cattail synergizes well with Navy Bean, as Navy Bean's ability gives him an extra +1/+1 on top of his initial boost. He also synergizes well with Mixed Nuts as if you play Laser Cattail then Mixed Nuts on his lane, both receive a stat boost. However, only Rose can use the latter strategy normally. Another good synergy is Go-Nuts, as when ever you play a Team-Up plant in front of Laser Cattail, it gets +2/+1 from his ability and Go-Nuts' ability combined. Puff-Shroom is another example, as while Puff-Shroom itself has the Team-Up trait, it is free, giving Laser Cattail a boost on turn 2. However, only Nightcap can do this.
Thanks to his Team-Up trait, it is fairly easy to play another plant in front of Laser Cattail, giving him +1/+1 continuously. If the plant in front of him is destroyed, replace it with another plant, and once that plant is destroyed, you can play another plant in front of Laser Cattail to boost him again. However, you will be losing many plants if you are to effectively use this strategy, and Strikethrough or Frenzy zombies can easily tear through this formation, not to mention Laser Base Alpha and Area 22.
Despite his low stats, Laser Cattail can be a troublesome plant due to him having Amphibious and Team-Up, making him hard to destroy while he gets boosted.
If unboosted, Weed Spray and Rolling Stone, as well as Celestial Custodian played in an environment, can destroy him instantly. If his strength goes over 4, play Rocket Science. If his strength is 3, he cannot be destroyed by the aforementioned tricks. In this case, B-flat or Locust Swarm will sure do the job. You can also use Bungee Plumber to destroy him easily, but it is best done right after he is played.
- His description references how cats like chasing laser pointers in real life.
- Despite looking like a cybernetic Cattail, his base stats are lower than Cattail's.
- He is one of the three animal cards in the Smarty class, the other two being Cattail and Snake Grass.
- Out of the three, he is the only one introduced in the Galactic Gardens set.