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Seedling is a basic common plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the PvZH Kabloom IconKabloom class. It costs 2SunPvZH to play, and has 1HeartPvZH. It does not have any traits, and its ability transforms it into a random plant from the entire game that costs 6SunPvZH or less at the start of the next turn.

Origins

It is based on a seedling, a young plant sporophyte developing out of a plant embryo from a seed.

Its description references its ability to turn into a random plant.

Statistics

  • Class: Kabloom
  • Tribe: Seed Plant
  • Traits: None
  • Ability: Start of Turn: This transforms into a random Plant that costs 6SunPvZH or less.
  • Set - Rarity: Basic - Common

Card description

It's the tiny seed of a... nobody actually knows.

Strategies

With

Using Seedling is a slightly risky move, as even though it has the ability to transform into powerful plants like Super-Phat Beets or even legendary plants like Three-Headed Chomper, it can also transform into a weak or useless plant, like Peashooter or even into itself, or a plant that doesn't synergize well with your deck, like The Podfather in a non-pea based deck. Make sure to protect Seedling while it is on the field with plants that have the Team-Up trait, such as Shellery, since if taken out by a zombie, Seedling will not be able to transform into anything, wasting 2 sun and a potential free plant.

If possible, play this card in the earlier turns, as less dangerous zombie fighters will appear due to the low number of brains the zombie hero may have, especially if the zombie hero has 0 brains and if any of the lanes are freely open. However, the player will still need to rely on luck on whether it will survive, as a zombie trick can easily destroy this. The player can use tricks such as Fertilize to increase the health of Seedling, however, its health boost will not affect the plant it transforms into. Therefore, boosting tricks are not recommended, even if necessary, as the boost will be lost when it transforms.

Very rarely, Seedling may transform into Brainana. If that happens, the zombie hero will lose all their brains which not only prevents them from playing tricks, but also makes them unable to play zombie fighters. In that case, the plant hero should apply maximum brute force against the zombie hero's fighters as the zombie hero cannot replace any casualties suffered before the next turn, giving the player a chance to greatly weaken their opponent's defense. However, keep in mind that Swabbie can still be played since he naturally costs 0BrainPvZH, while Flag Zombie, Gargologist, and Zombology Teacher can lower the cost of zombies or tricks if there are enough of them on the field, Tricksters can have their cost lowered to 0 if the opponent has played enough tricks, some cards Conjured by Dr. Spacetime, Cosmic Sports Star and Cheese Cutter can have their cost lowered to 0 due to their abilities, and finally, Terror-Former 10,000 can lower the cost of every 1BrainPvZH card in the zombie hero's hand to 0BrainPvZH if it has been played, making these aforementioned cards the only cards that can be played during this rare event.

Seedling also synergizes well with Muscle Sprout as it boosts Muscle Sprout not only by itself, but also by the plant it transforms into. However, only Captain Combustible can primarily do this. It can also activate Astro-Shroom's ability twice when it transforms, doing 2 free damage to the zombie hero.

Usually, the AI in single player missions will never target this with zombies or tricks unless it blocks the way for a zombie, so playing Seedling may be a good idea to possibly get a strong plant.

Against

Due to its low amount of health, you can simply use any low-cost zombie to destroy it, or cheap tricks such as Bungee Plumber or Rolling Stone. Take advantage of its low health with PvZH Frenzy IconFrenzy zombies, such as Smashing Gargantuar, since they should be able to destroy the Seedling in one attack, which allows them to attack again, damaging anything behind it. If you do not know when will it be played, simply use tricks that spawn zombies like Beam Me Up, direct damage cards such as Conga Zombie, or moving cards like Sumo Wrestler.

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Trivia

  • Before update 1.2.11, plants transformed did not activate their "When played" abilities if they had one. If this happened with Wild Berry, it would not move and make the turn go on forever until the player (or their opponent, if in Multiplayer) conceded.
  • A Seedling can turn into another Seedling as it costs less than 6 sun.
    • However, that Seedling will still be able to transform into another plant normally, so this has no adverse effects except for making it take an extra turn for the Seedling's ability to actually do something. However, the Seedling can also turn to another Seedling again.
    • If this happens, that third Seedling retains an equal chance to turn into yet another Seedling and this applies to every subsequent Seedling, meaning the "repeating Seedlings" process can potentially go on forever.
    • However, the chance of it happening is beyond extremely small due to the very large amount of plants that cost 6 sun or less in the game.
  • Prior to update 1.12.16, viewing Seedling's stats during the "Fight!" phase would allow the player to see what it is transforming into, before it begins its animation to do so.
  • In AI battles, a player can tell whether or not something is going to be done to Seedling by tapping it and seeing if it transforms into a plant or not. If Seedling does not show what plant it transforms to, that means Seedling is bound to be destroyed.
  • It and Bean Counter are the only plants that face to the left.
  • If it transforms into a plant with a "When played" ability, one will only see the end of the ability animation as the ability's animation will start before the Seedling has completed the transformation, causing the beginning to become hidden by Seedling's transformation animation.
  • It is one of the five seed cards in the game, with the others being Lil' Buddy, Astrocado Pit, Lightspeed Seed and Sunflower Seed.
    • Out of the five, Seedling is the only one that costs more than 1 sun if not counting Sunflower Seed.
    • Seedling is also the only one of the five to be in the basic set.
  • It, Mirror-Nut, and Sweet Potato all fire off the same projectile when attacking (A rainbow beam).
    • Formerly, its attack was firing a shockwave, in similarity to the one in Dandy Lion King's attack.

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
Uncommon
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
Rare
Premium Grave Buster · Hibernating Beary · Prickly Pear · Smackadamia · Tough Beets
Galactic Cosmic Nut · Starch-Lord
Colossal Blockbuster
Triassic Pumpkin Shell
Super-Rare
Premium Jugger-Nut · Mirror-Nut · Guacodile · Doom-Shroom
Galactic Galacta-Cactus · Force Field · Gravitree
Colossal Three-Nut
Triassic Marine Bean · Primal Wall-Nut
Legendary
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
Uncommon
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
Rare
Premium Shroom for Two · Wild Berry · Petal-Morphosis · Sour Grapes · Poison Oak
Galactic Cosmic Mushroom · Lava Guava
Colossal Cro-Magnolia
Triassic Shelf Mushroom
Super-Rare
Premium Punish-Shroom · Sergeant Strongberry · Cherry Bomb · Grapes of Wrath
Galactic Astro-Shroom · Banana Launcher · Pair Pearadise
Colossal Fireweed · Imitater
Triassic Strawberrian
Legendary
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
Uncommon
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
Rare
Premium The Podfather · Plant Food · Re-Peat Moss · Whipvine · Super-Phat Beets
Galactic Banana Peel · Cosmic Pea
Colossal Bamboozle
Triassic Pea Patch
Super-Rare
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
Legendary
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
Uncommon
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
Rare
Premium Admiral Navy Bean · Lightning Reed · Chilly Pepper · Navy Bean · Jumping Bean
Galactic Cosmic Bean · Melon-Pult
Colossal Tricorn
Triassic Lily Pad
Super-Rare
Premium Sow Magic Beans · Bean Counter · Snapdragon · Winter Squash
Galactic Laser Cattail · Bog of Enlightenment · Cool Bean
Colossal Jelly Bean
Triassic Rotobaga · Shrinking Violet
Legendary
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
Uncommon
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
Rare
Premium Sage Sage · Whack-a-Zombie · Lawnmower · Magnifying Grass · Power Flower
Galactic Cosmic Flower · Heartichoke
Colossal Elderberry
Triassic Eyespore
Super-Rare
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
Legendary
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
Unobtainable
Superpowers Flick-a-Zombie · Inspire · Rejuvenate