Molekale is a galactic legendary plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the Kabloom class. It costs 4 to play, and has 3/2. It does not have any traits, and its ability transforms every plant on the field, excluding it, into another random plant that costs 1 more.
It is based on kale, a type of vegetable with green or purple leaves, more closely related to wild cabbages, and a molecule, an elementally neutral group of two or more atoms held together by chemical bonds.
Its name is a portmanteau of "molecule," referring to the orbs rotating around it, and "kale," the real-life plant it is based on.
Its description may be a reference to Popeye, who eats spinach to gain strength.
- Class: Kabloom
- Tribe: Leafy Plant
- Traits: None
- Ability: When played: Each other Plant transforms into a random Plant that costs 1 more.
- Set - Rarity: Galactic - Legendary
"And you thought spinach made you strong. Please. I am spinach times infinity."
This plant can be a potential game-changer, allowing you to have useful plants such as Body-Gourd or powerful plants such as The Great Zucchini or Grapes of Wrath. However, it could give you plants that don't synergize well with your deck such as Briar Rose in a non-flower deck. However, since each plant transformed will usually be more powerful than its previous form, it will force your opponent to think more defensively.
A good way to use it is to play it after playing Pineclone when the field is filled with Team-Up plants. This will guarantee that all your plants become 5-sun plants, resulting in many plants that threaten your opponent. They will also become random plants, making them more resistant to Supernova Gargantuar's ability. A similar strategy can be done with Cornucopia, although it is much more costly and may be less effective due to the fact that its ability can make plants that cost less than 4, lowering the effectiveness of Molekale's ability. However, this combo can only be done normally by Solar Flare.
If a plant's cost has been reduced due to certain abilities (such as Captain Cucumber's, for example), Molekale will transform that plant into a plant that costs 1 more than the original plant's reduced cost. For instance, a Kernel Corn Conjured by Captain Cucumber costs 7, and when Molekale is played, Kernel Corn will transform into a 8 plant such as Dark Matter Dragonfruit, Astro Vera or even another Kernel Corn.
Also, keep in mind that if you use Molekale with plants that cost 9, those plants will always turn into Cornucopia, due to it being the only plant that costs 10.
Stat-wise, Molekale is not very threatening, so it is best to focus on other plants. You can also weaken the impact of its ability by destroying most of your opponent's plants before they can play this. Unless you are going to win, do not Bounce this plant unless all the other powerful ones have been dealt with first. Otherwise, your opponent can replay this to have even more dangerous plants.
- The orbs that orbit Molekale appear to be much larger representations of molecules, more probably hadrons (what protons and neutrons are).
- Its ability does not work on Cornucopia as there are no plants that cost 11.
- Its appearance is somewhat similar to Choy Ji, although this is merely coincidental.