Poppin' Poppies is a premium legendary plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the PvZH Guardian IconGuardian class. She costs 6SunPvZH to play, and has 4StrengthPvZH/4HeartPvZH. She does not have any traits, and her ability makes a Lil' Buddy in front of her and the lanes adjacent to her when she is played, but only if those spaces are unoccupied.


She is based on the flowering plant, the poppy.


  • Class: Guardian
  • Tribe: Flower Plant
  • Traits: None
  • Ability: When played: Make Lil' Buddies here and next door.
  • Set - Rarity: Premium - Legendary

Card description

Makes friends wherever she goes.

Update history

Update 1.2.11

  • Strength change: 3StrengthPvZH → 4StrengthPvZH
  • Health change: 3HeartPvZH → 4HeartPvZH
  • Sun cost change: 5SunPvZH → 6SunPvZH

Update 1.16.10

  • Rarity change: Super-Rare → Legendary

Update 1.22.12

  • Animation change: Legendary shine has been added



Poppin' Poppies can be used as a defensive plant, especially against high damaging zombies, since they will expedite a lot of damage. You can use this very aggressively with Spudow since you can use this with Berry Angry to boost this plant and the Lil' Buddies she makes. Playing Spineapple after this plant is also a good idea to make the Lil' Buddies stronger. Note that if you are Spudow, you must plant Spineapple before using Berry Angry, because if you use Berry Angry first, Spineapple will not give strength to the Lil' Buddies.

Three-Nut can also be used to similar effect, starting off all Lil' Buddies with 3StrengthPvZH, protecting them from cards like Weed Spray and allowing for a stronger offensive element. However, this will decrease Poppin Poppies' damage output by 1.

Playing Steel Magnolia in a lane adjacent to Lil' Buddies will allow Lil' Buddies to withstand more damage. Using Rescue Radish with Citron to Bounce this plant to make more Lil' Buddies which will heal you even more can also be a good idea, healing for 12 health at most total. If you are playing as Wall-Knight, Briar Rose can be used after Poppin' Poppies is played, which will instantly destroy any zombie that hurts the Lil' Buddies, as they are also flowers. Pairing this with a Power Flower when the lanes are empty of zombies can heal the hero for a maximum of 10 health, which is half of their max health, giving you the ability to cheat death or ignore hard hitters.

As Citron or Beta-Carrotina, Go-Nuts can be used in combination with this card to boost all Team-Up plants by quite a bit.

Do not play Poppin' Poppies if an adjacent lane has a Vimpire and nothing is there to destroy him, as he will easily boost himself by destroying the Lil' Buddy and attack the hero with additional strength.

If you play as Grass Knuckles, you can use Poppin' Poppies to activate Muscle Sprout's ability or increase Super-Phat Beets' ability potential and make a more powerful threat in later game.

You can also play environments to benefit Poppin' Poppies even more, like The Red Plant-It to make her and the Lil' Buddies get a huge boost. Force Field can allow at least one Lil' Buddy to be invulnerable, which creates a decoy. Mushroom Grotto can allow you to make additional Puff-Shrooms to fully defend most lanes for just 1 card on turn 6 or later.

As of update 1.16.10, the Lil' Buddies made by Poppin' Poppies now heal your hero for 2 health each. This can allow you to survive longer if your hero is low on health, especially since your hero can be healed for 6 health. However, this means that playing Poppin Poppies next to aquatic lanes or having only one lane next door will reduce the amount of health healed. You can also team this up with Heartichoke to do 6 damage to the zombie hero right away, or with Pepper M.D. to boost it. However, these combos are unfortunately only normally possible with Wall-Knight.


It is recommended to use zombies with PvZH Frenzy IconFrenzy or PvZH Strikethrough IconStrikethrough, especially Vimpire, since he will get increased strength and health from destroying the Lil' Buddies. Hot Dog Imp paired with a Toxic Waste Imp works well, as he will destroy all plants in the entire lane, destroying both the Lil' Buddy and the plant behind it, although the Hot Dog Imp will probably be destroyed in the process. You can also use The Chickening to destroy all Lil' Buddies and leave Poppin' Poppies at 2 health, which allows a simple zombie with 2StrengthPvZH to destroy it. Weed Spray can also be used to great effect. Zombot Stomp can be used if it causes too much trouble, but beware since the Lil' Buddies will end up in your opponent's hand. As for Poppin' Poppies herself, tricks like Rocket Science, Cakesplosion, Locust Swarm, or Cut Down to Size are effective against her.

Do not Bounce Poppin' Poppies unless she is causing major trouble, as it will allow your opponent to make more Lil' Buddies, resulting in more obstacles for you to break through and your opponent healing off lots of health.

If you see environments such as The Red Plant-It or Mushroom Grotto, be careful as these environments can benefit this plant very easily. In that case, try to remove most of the plant environments before Poppin' Poppies is played.


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See also

V · T · E Plants in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes
PvZH Guardian Icon Guardian
Heroes Citron · Grass Knuckles · Spudow · Wall-Knight · Beta-Carrotina
Basic Cards Small-Nut · Sting Bean · Wall-Nut · Pismashio · Spineapple
Premium Cards
Uncommon Potato Mine · Cactus · Gardening Gloves · Sea-Shroom · Water Chestnut · Pea-Nut · Steel Magnolia
Rare Grave Buster · Hibernating Beary · Prickly Pear · Smackadamia · Tough Beets
Super-Rare Jugger-Nut · Mirror-Nut · Guacodile · Doom-Shroom
Legendary Poppin' Poppies · Soul Patch · Wall-Nut Bowling
Galactic Cards
Uncommon Photosynthesizer · Spikeweed Sector · Plantern
Rare Cosmic Nut · Starch-Lord
Super-Rare Galacta-Cactus · Force Field · Gravitree
Legendary Body-Gourd · Pecanolith
Colossal Cards
Uncommon Grape Responsibility · Primal Potato Mine
Rare Blockbuster
Super-Rare Three-Nut
Legendary Tricarrotops
Event Cards Forget-Me-Nuts · Garlic · Corn Dog · Hot Date · Health-Nut · Pear Cub · Shamrocket · Red Stinger
Token Cards Hothead · Grizzly Pear
Superpowers Peel Shield · Power Pummel · Tater Toss · Uncrackable · Genetic Amplification · Bubble Up · Nut Signal · Root Wall · Ensign Uproot
PvZH Kabloom Icon Kabloom
Heroes Nightcap · Captain Combustible · Solar Flare · Spudow
Basic Cards Button Mushroom · Berry Blast · Buff-Shroom · Seedling · Zapricot
Premium Cards
Uncommon Poison Mushroom · Berry Angry · Mushroom Ringleader · Poison Ivy · Pair of Pears · Bluesberry · Sizzle
Rare Shroom for Two · Wild Berry · Petal-Morphosis · Sour Grapes · Poison Oak
Super-Rare Punish-Shroom · Sergeant Strongberry · Cherry Bomb · Grapes of Wrath
Legendary Pineclone · Dandy Lion King · Kernel Corn
Galactic Cards
Uncommon Banana Bomb · Mushroom Grotto · Invasive Species
Rare Cosmic Mushroom · Lava Guava
Super-Rare Astro-Shroom · Banana Launcher · Pair Pearadise
Legendary Reincarnation · Molekale
Colossal Cards
Uncommon Puff-Shroom
Rare Cro-Magnolia
Super-Rare Fireweed · Imitater
Legendary Gloom-Shroom
Event Cards Blooming Heart · High-Voltage Currant · Sonic Bloom · Transfiguration · Atomic Bombegranate · Electric Blueberry
Token Cards Hot Lava · Hothead
Superpowers Mush-Boom · Blazing Bark · Tater Toss · Sunburn · Meteor Strike · More Spore · Storm Front
PvZH Mega-Grow Icon Mega-Grow
Heroes Chompzilla · Grass Knuckles · Green Shadow · Captain Combustible
Basic Cards Peashooter · Torchwood · Cabbage-Pult · Fertilize · Flourish · Grow-Shroom · Repeater
Premium Cards
Uncommon Bonk Choy · Pea Pod · Sweet Potato · Fire Peashooter · Skyshooter
Rare The Podfather · Plant Food · Re-Peat Moss · Whipvine · Super-Phat Beets
Super-Rare Party Thyme · Black-Eyed Pea · Potted Powerhouse · Espresso Fiesta
Legendary Doubled Mint · Muscle Sprout · Bananasaurus Rex
Galactic Cards
Uncommon Coffee Grounds · Sweet Pea · Vegetation Mutation
Rare Banana Peel · Cosmic Pea
Super-Rare Moonbean · Pod Fighter · The Red Plant-It
Legendary Captain Cucumber · Onion Rings
Colossal Cards
Uncommon Umbrella Leaf
Rare Bamboozle
Super-Rare Split Pea · Grape Power
Legendary Gatling Pea
Event Cards Clique Peas · Lily of the Valley · Banana Split · Plucky Clover
Token Cards Half-Banana
Superpowers Devour · Power Pummel · Precision Blast · Blazing Bark · Embiggen · Holo-Flora · Time to Shine
PvZH Smarty Icon Smarty
Heroes Citron · Nightcap · Green Shadow · Rose · Beta-Carrotina
Basic Cards Snowdrop · Weenie Beanie · Snow Pea · Cattail · Smoosh-Shroom · Threepeater
Premium Cards
Uncommon Iceberg Lettuce · Shellery · Rescue Radish · Spring Bean · Vanilla · Carrotillery
Rare Admiral Navy Bean · Lightning Reed · Chilly Pepper · Navy Bean · Jumping Bean
Super-Rare Sow Magic Beans · Bean Counter · Snapdragon · Winter Squash
Legendary Brainana · Winter Melon · The Great Zucchini
Galactic Cards
Uncommon Mars Flytrap · Planet of the Grapes · Leaf Blower
Rare Cosmic Bean · Melon-Pult
Super-Rare Laser Cattail · Bog of Enlightenment · Cool Bean
Legendary Shooting Starfruit · Dark Matter Dragonfruit
Colossal Cards
Uncommon Grave Mistake · Pear Pal
Rare Tricorn
Super-Rare Jelly Bean
Legendary Lima-Pleurodon
Event Cards Spyris · Go-Nuts · Mayflower · Sportacus · Snake Grass · Witch Hazel · Jolly Holly · Sap-Fling
Token Cards Magic Beanstalk · Sappy Place
Superpowers Peel Shield · Mush-Boom · Precision Blast · Goatify · Genetic Amplification · Big Chill · Transmogrify · Whirlwind · Lieutenant Carrotron · Lightspeed Seed
PvZH Solar Icon Solar
Heroes Chompzilla · Rose · Solar Flare · Wall-Knight
Basic Cards Bellflower · Sunflower · Mixed Nuts · Squash · Smashing Pumpkin
Premium Cards
Uncommon Morning Glory · Fume-Shroom · Pepper M.D. · Water Balloons · Venus Flytrap · Bloomerang · Metal Petal Sunflower
Rare Sage Sage · Whack-a-Zombie · Lawnmower · Magnifying Grass · Power Flower
Super-Rare Twin Sunflower · 2nd-Best Taco of All Time · Chomper · Laser Bean
Legendary Briar Rose · Three-Headed Chomper · Cornucopia
Galactic Cards
Uncommon Cosmoss · Apple-Saucer · Venus Flytraplanet
Rare Cosmic Flower · Heartichoke
Super-Rare Solar Winds · Wing-Nut · Tactical Cuke
Legendary Astrocado · Astro Vera
Colossal Cards
Uncommon Kernel-Pult
Rare Elderberry
Super-Rare Primal Sunflower · Sunflower Seed
Legendary Cob Cannon
Event Cards Haunted Pumpking · Sun-Shroom · Jack O' Lantern · Ketchup Mechanic · Toadstool
Token Cards Astrocado Pit · Lil' Buddy · Sunnier-Shroom
Superpowers Devour · Goatify · Sunburn · Uncrackable · Geyser · Scorched Earth · Weed Whack
Superpowers Flick-a-Zombie · Inspire · Rejuvenate