Lava Guava is a galactic rare plant trick card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the Kabloom class. It costs 5 to play, and its abilities do 2 damage to a selected zombie and those on the lanes adjacent to it, if there are any, and make a Hot Lava environment on its lane if it is played on a ground lane.
- Class: Kabloom
- Tribe: Fruit Trick
- Abilities: Do 2 damage to each Zombie here and next door. If played on the Ground, make Hot Lava here.
- Set - Rarity: Galactic - Rare
"I try to stay cool, I really do. But Zombies! Man, they make me blow my top!"
- Added to the game.
Lava Guava can be seen as a much weaker Cherry Bomb due to how it does much less damage, while having similar sun costs. Unlike Cherry Bomb, Lava Guava also has no beneficial tribes, meaning it cannot do extra damage with Sergeant Strongberry or boost High-Voltage Currant's strength. However, the fact that it creates an environment on a ground lane which damages both plants and zombies here before combat can benefit plants such as Hibernating Beary, Pear Cub (Both the former and the latter can only be used by Spudow naturally), and Invasive Species. This card can also be played to remove a threatening zombie environment such as Laser Base Alpha, Black Hole, or Moon Base Z.
Still, if you need a card just for field-clearing, Cherry Bomb is usually a better choice, as while it is more expensive by 1 sun, it can do double the damage (and even more damage when used with Sergeant Strongberry), and won't leave an environment that damages your plants over time.
This card is mostly used as a weaker field-clearer compared to Cherry Bomb. Hence, you do not need to worry about this card too much as long as you keep your zombies healthy. In fact, Camel Crossing can completely nullify Lava Guava's main ability, although only if you played it the turn before Lava Guava is played. However, you do want to know that this can also destroy one of your environments, so try not to always rely on one zombie environment. Just like the Cherry Bomb strategy, you can try to keep your zombies apart and not adjacent if you can. Or, since it only does 2 damage, you can play Knight of the Living Dead as he will not be affected.
- It, Red Stinger and Toadstool are the only plants related to Lost City to reappear in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes.
- It is the only one to be both a trick and a non-event card.
- Its description is a reference to its Almanac entry from Plants vs. Zombies 2.
- Like Cherry Bomb, Lava Guava cannot damage Untrickable zombies on the lane it is played, but it does damage zombies with said trait next door.