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For the similar plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2, see Shadow-shroom.
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Poison Mushroom
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StrengthPvZH Strength HeartPvZH Health SunPvZH Cost
1 1 1
Set Premium
Rarity Uncommon
Class PvZH Kabloom Icon
Tribe Mushroom Plant
Traits PvZH Anti-Hero IconAnti-Hero 2
Zombie Heroes. Don't like em'. Not one bit. Don't care who knows it, either.

Poison Mushroom is a premium uncommon plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the PvZH Kabloom IconKabloom class. It can also be made by Mush-Boom. It costs 1SunPvZH to play, and has 1StrengthPvZH/1HeartPvZH. It has the PvZH Anti-Hero IconAnti-Hero 2 trait, and does not have any abilities. Its zombie counterpart is Mini-Ninja.


Poison Mushroom's appearance is based on Hydnellum peckii, a mushroom that is known from its cap that "oozes" and is inedible yet nonpoisonous. Poison Mushroom itself is based on fungi that are considerably toxic, more commonly associated to humans. It may also be based on the Poison Mushroom from the Mario series.

Its name is a direct combination of "poison" and "mushroom."


  • Class: Kabloom
  • Tribe: Mushroom Plant
  • Trait: PvZH Anti-Hero IconAnti-Hero 2
  • Abilities: None
  • Set - Rarity: Premium - Uncommon

Card description

Zombie Heroes. Don't like em'. Not one bit. Don't care who knows it, either.



Poison Mushroom is only more effective when it is directly attacking the hero, otherwise it is no better than a Button Mushroom. Plant it in a lane with no zombies, or just take out the zombie in front of you with a trick. It is a risky move to play Poison Mushroom on the first turn when your opponent does not play any zombies, because they may be saving up for tricks to weaken or destroy it. Do not play it when your opponent starts with a Dog Walker, because he will move onto Poison Mushroom's lane.

However, if you are Nightcap and you started with Mush-Boom, Poison Mushroom can guarantee a hit on the zombie hero when this trick is used on a lane with a zombie, with the exception of Headstone Carver and Cat Lady.


This should be an easy plant to take out as long as it does not catch the zombie hero off guard, and even then, it is not as powerful as plants like Poison Oak. Simple counters such as tricks like Bungee Plumber and Nibble can be played on the first turn. Dog Walker is a great zombie fighter against this plant as well, as he moves onto its lane, preventing the damage from being directed towards the zombie hero..


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  • Its description may be a reference to one or more of the quotes found in The Dark Knight. One of the quotes in the film include Batman having a conversation to James Gordon on whether the latter must choose to be a hero or a villain, and the other quote was partially mentioned by The Joker where the dialogue says "Not. One. Bit."
    • This reference may be the cause of Poison Mushroom's PvZH Anti-Hero IconAnti-Hero trait.
      • It may also be why Nightcap is commonly associated with this plant, due to the plant hero's resemblance to the aforementioned comic book superhero.
  • Poison Mushroom, Poison Ivy and Poison Oak are the only plants in the entire series to start with the word "poison."
    • Coincidentally, all three are PvZH Kabloom IconKabloom plants with the PvZH Anti-Hero IconAnti-Hero trait.
  • Poison Mushroom is the only plant that can made by a Signature Superpower that can also be obtained normally.
  • Its design is most likely inspired by Shadow-shroom.
  • Poison Oak mentions it along with Poison Ivy in its description. It says that they have lunch with each other every week.
  • Poison Mushroom has the lowest PvZH Anti-Hero IconAnti-Hero stat of any card, with only PvZH Anti-Hero IconAnti-Hero 2.
  • In a Twitter post, the HD photo of Poison Mushroom has purple skin and a slightly lighter cap color, while Poison Mushroom in-game has more pale skin and a slightly darker cap color.
    • This strange appearance of Poison Mushroom is seen on Captain Combustible's Premium Pack.

See also

V · T · E Plants in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes
PvZH Guardian Icon Guardian
Heroes Wall-Knight · Spudow · Citron · Grass Knuckles
Fighters Potato Mine · Small-Nut · Sting Bean · Wall-Nut · Cactus · Jugger-Nut · Pismashio · Sea-Shroom · Water Chestnut · Hibernating Beary · Pea-Nut · Spineapple · Steel Magnolia · Guacodile · Mirror-Nut · Prickly Pear · Smackadamia · Tough Beets · Poppin' Poppies · Soul Patch
Event Garlic · Hot Date · Health-Nut · Pear Cub · Red Stinger
Tokens Lil' Buddy · Hothead · Grizzly Pear
Tricks Gardening Gloves · Grave Buster · Doom-Shroom · Wall-Nut Bowling
Event Shamrocket
Superpowers Peel Shield · Power Pummel · Tater Toss · Uncrackable · Bubble Up · Nut Signal · Root Wall
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
Event Blooming Heart · High-Voltage Currant · Sonic Bloom · Electric Blueberry
Tokens Puff-Shroom · Pear Pal · Hothead
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 Mega-Grow Icon Mega-Grow
Heroes Green Shadow · Chompzilla · Grass Knuckles · Captain Combustible
Fighters Bonk Choy · Party Thyme · Pea Pod · Peashooter · Sweet Potato · Torchwood · Black-Eyed Pea · Cabbage-Pult · Doubled Mint · Fire Peashooter · Grow-Shroom · Muscle Sprout · Repeater · The Podfather · Bananasaurus Rex · Re-Peat Moss · Skyshooter · Potted Powerhouse · Whipvine · Super-Phat Beets
Event Lily of the Valley · Banana Split · Plucky Clover
Tokens Half-Banana
Tricks Fertilize · Flourish · Plant Food · Espresso Fiesta
Superpowers Blazing Bark · Devour · Power Pummel · Precision Blast · Embiggen · Holo-Flora · Time to Shine
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
Event Spyris · Mayflower · Sportacus · Snake Grass · Jolly Holly
Token Magic Beanstalk
Tricks Iceberg Lettuce · Sow Magic Beans · Spring Bean
Superpowers Goatify · Peel Shield · Mush-Boom · Precision Blast · Big Chill · Transmogrify · Whirlwind
PvZH Solar Icon Solar
Heroes Solar Flare · Wall-Knight · Chompzilla · Rose
Fighters Bellflower · Morning Glory · Sunflower · Fume-Shroom · Pepper M.D. · Sage Sage · Mixed Nuts · Twin Sunflower · Venus Flytrap · Bloomerang · Chomper · Magnifying Grass · Metal Petal Sunflower · Power Flower · Briar Rose · Laser Bean · Smashing Pumpkin · Three-Headed Chomper · Cornucopia
Event Sun-Shroom · Jack O' Lantern · Toadstool
Tokens Sunnier-Shroom
Tricks Water Balloons · 2nd-Best Taco of All Time · Whack-a-Zombie · Lawnmower · Squash
Superpowers Devour · Goatify · Sunburn · Uncrackable · Geyser · Scorched Earth · Weed Whack
Superpowers Flick-a-Zombie · Inspire · Rejuvenate