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Watch out! Nightcap wants a quick knock out. He likes his battles fast and aggressive. And when it comes to mushrooms, the more, the meaner, he believes.

Dr. Zomboss

PvZ Heroes logo
Classes PvZH Kabloom IconPvZH Smarty Icon
Signature Superpower Mush-Boom
Other Superpowers More Spore
Storm Front
He's a fun guy.

Nightcap is a plant hero in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes. Nightcap leads PvZH Kabloom IconKabloom and PvZH Smarty IconSmarty plant cards against the zombies. Nightcap's signature superpower is Mush-Boom, which allows him to summon a Poison Mushroom and automatically do 2 damage to a zombie in its lane.


Hero description

He's a fun guy.

Update history

Version 1.4.14

  • Name change: Night Cap → Nightcap



Just like Dr. Zomboss says when Nightcap is first fought against, you want to make sure your opponent is defeated quickly, as Nightcap will not fare well in late game. Using mushrooms like Shroom for Two and Punish-Shroom, then buffing them up with, but not limited to, Buff-Shroom, Storm Front, and/or Berry Angry. Pineclone can be used to turn Pair of Pears and Puff-shrooms into much more powerful plants. If certain zombies try to mess up this strategy, freeze or bounce them, since Nightcap is also a Smarty hero. Mush-Boom is also useful for taking down weak zombies and knocking off 3 damage off the zombie hero with Poison Mushroom as well. 


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  • "Nightcap" is a pun on "Nightcap," a type of headwear used during sleep, and "cap," a common name given to the mushroom pileus.
  • He is the only mushroom in the series that has limbs (in this case, arms and hands).
  • According to Dr. Zomboss, Nightcap sleeps with a teddy bear in Mission 33.
  • Nightcap teaches fighting skills to other plants, as seen in the zombie mission comic "When Fungi Attack!"
    • He is one of two mushrooms to teach other plants skills. The other is Sea-Shroom.
  • This is the second mushroom that does not have "mushroom" or "-shroom" in its name. The first was Toadstool.
  • His pileus is not connected to his body, as seen when he is defeated.
  • Nightcap, Citron, and Rose are the only plant Heroes that does not have a specific known Plant fighter counterpart.
    • However, due to his body shape, it is possible that he could be based on Scaredy-shroom.
      • Also, Nightcap hides in his scarf when low on health, again similarly to how Scaredy-shroom hides when he feels threatened.
        • Nightcap appears to tear up, similar to Scaredy-shroom.
  • In the last comic strip of "When Fungi Attack," Professor Brainstorm uses a device which has the word "sauté" on it. "Sauté" is actually a method of cooking mushrooms, similar to how the device shocks all the mushrooms.
  • The music slightly changes when playing as this hero.
  • His description makes a pun on the word "fungi."
  • He is the only hero not to make a sound when being attacked.
  • Before the 1.6.27 update, he was named Night Cap.
V · T · E
Plants in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes
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
Tokens Hothead · Puff-Shroom · Pear Pal
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 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
Token Magic Beanstalk
Tricks Iceberg Lettuce · Sow Magic Beans · Spring Bean
Superpowers Goatify · Peel Shield · Mush-Boom · Precision Blast · Big Chill · Transmogrify · Whirlwind

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