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' BuddyH 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
Common Small-Nut · Sting Bean · Wall-Nut · Pismashio · Spineapple
Premium Potato Mine · Cactus · Gardening Gloves · Sea-Shroom · Water Chestnut · Pea-Nut · Steel Magnolia
Galactic Photosynthesizer · Spikeweed Sector · Plantern
Colossal Grape Responsibility · Primal Potato Mine
Triassic Grizzly Pear
Premium Grave Buster · Hibernating Beary · Prickly Pear · Smackadamia · Tough Beets
Galactic Cosmic Nut · Starch-Lord
Colossal Blockbuster
Triassic Pumpkin Shell
Premium Jugger-Nut · Mirror-Nut · Guacodile · Doom-Shroom
Galactic Galacta-Cactus · Force Field · Gravitree
Colossal Three-Nut
Triassic Marine Bean · Primal Wall-Nut
Premium Poppin' Poppies · Soul Patch · Wall-Nut Bowling
Galactic Body-Gourd · Pecanolith
Colossal Tricarrotops
Triassic Loco Coco
Event Cards Forget-Me-Nuts · Garlic · Corn Dog · Hot Date · Health-Nut · Pear Cub · Shamrocket · Red Stinger
Token Cards Hothead
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
Common Button Mushroom · Berry Blast · Buff-Shroom · Seedling · Zapricot
Premium Poison Mushroom · Berry Angry · Mushroom Ringleader · Poison Ivy · Pair of Pears · Bluesberry · Sizzle
Galactic Banana Bomb · Mushroom Grotto · Invasive Species
Colossal Puff-Shroom
Triassic Veloci-Radish Hatchling · Hot Lava
Premium Shroom for Two · Wild Berry · Petal-Morphosis · Sour Grapes · Poison Oak
Galactic Cosmic Mushroom · Lava Guava
Colossal Cro-Magnolia
Triassic Shelf Mushroom
Premium Punish-Shroom · Sergeant Strongberry · Cherry Bomb · Grapes of Wrath
Galactic Astro-Shroom · Banana Launcher · Pair Pearadise
Colossal Fireweed · Imitater
Triassic Strawberrian
Premium Pineclone · Dandy Lion King · Kernel Corn
Galactic Reincarnation · Molekale
Colossal Gloom-Shroom
Triassic Veloci-Radish Hunter
Event Cards Blooming Heart · High-Voltage Currant · Sonic Bloom · Transfiguration · Atomic Bombegranate · Electric Blueberry
Token Cards 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
Common Peashooter · Torchwood · Cabbage-Pult · Fertilize · Flourish · Grow-Shroom · Repeater
Premium Bonk Choy · Pea Pod · Sweet Potato · Fire Peashooter · Skyshooter
Galactic Coffee Grounds · Sweet Pea · Vegetation Mutation
Colossal Umbrella Leaf
Triassic Half-Banana · Typical Beanstalk
Premium The Podfather · Plant Food · Re-Peat Moss · Whipvine · Super-Phat Beets
Galactic Banana Peel · Cosmic Pea
Colossal Bamboozle
Triassic Pea Patch
Premium Party Thyme · Black-Eyed Pea · Potted Powerhouse · Espresso Fiesta
Galactic Moonbean · Pod Fighter · The Red Plant-It
Colossal Split Pea · Grape Power
Triassic Savage Spinach
Premium Doubled Mint · Muscle Sprout · Bananasaurus Rex
Galactic Captain Cucumber · Onion Rings
Colossal Gatling Pea
Triassic Apotatosaurus
Event Cards Clique Peas · Lily of the Valley · Banana Split · Plucky Clover
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
Common Snowdrop · Weenie Beanie · Snow Pea · Cattail · Smoosh-Shroom · Threepeater
Premium Iceberg Lettuce · Shellery · Rescue Radish · Spring Bean · Vanilla · Carrotillery
Galactic Mars Flytrap · Planet of the Grapes · Leaf Blower
Colossal Grave Mistake · Pear Pal
Triassic Primal Peashooter
Premium Admiral Navy Bean · Lightning Reed · Chilly Pepper · Navy Bean · Jumping Bean
Galactic Cosmic Bean · Melon-Pult
Colossal Tricorn
Triassic Lily Pad
Premium Sow Magic Beans · Bean Counter · Snapdragon · Winter Squash
Galactic Laser Cattail · Bog of Enlightenment · Cool Bean
Colossal Jelly Bean
Triassic Rotobaga · Shrinking Violet
Premium Brainana · Winter Melon · The Great Zucchini
Galactic Shooting Starfruit · Dark Matter Dragonfruit
Colossal Lima-Pleurodon
Triassic Bird of Paradise
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
Common Bellflower · Sunflower · Mixed Nuts · Squash · Smashing Pumpkin
Premium Morning Glory · Fume-Shroom · Pepper M.D. · Water Balloons · Venus Flytrap · Bloomerang · Metal Petal Sunflower
Galactic Cosmoss · Apple-Saucer · Venus Flytraplanet
Colossal Kernel-Pult
Triassic Lil' Buddy · Sunnier-Shroom
Premium Sage Sage · Whack-a-Zombie · Lawnmower · Magnifying Grass · Power Flower
Galactic Cosmic Flower · Heartichoke
Colossal Elderberry
Triassic Eyespore
Premium Twin Sunflower · 2nd-Best Taco of All Time · Chomper · Laser Bean
Galactic Solar Winds · Wing-Nut · Tactical Cuke
Colossal Primal Sunflower · Sunflower Seed
Triassic Sun Strike
Premium Briar Rose · Three-Headed Chomper · Cornucopia
Galactic Astrocado · Astro Vera
Colossal Cob Cannon
Triassic Aloesaurus
Event Cards Haunted Pumpking · Sun-Shroom · Jack O' Lantern · Ketchup Mechanic · Toadstool
Token Cards Astrocado Pit
Superpowers Devour · Goatify · Sunburn · Uncrackable · Geyser · Scorched Earth · Weed Whack
Superpowers Flick-a-Zombie · Inspire · Rejuvenate