Smashing Pumpkin is a basic common plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the Solar class. He costs 6, and has 6/5. He does not have any traits or abilities. His closest zombie counterpart is Copter Commando.
He is based on a pumpkin, a round vegetable with smooth, slightly ribbed skin, and deep yellow to orange coloration. His mouth looks like one found in a jack-o-lantern, which is made by carving a pumpkin.
His name is a combination of "smashing," referring to the way he attacks, and "pumpkin," the real-life plant he is based on. It could quite possibly also be a reference to an American alternate rock band with a very similar name.
- Class: Solar
- Tribe: Squash Plant
- Traits: None
- Abilities: None
- Set - Rarity: Basic - Common
Sure, he and Squash are pals. But there's always an undercurrent of competition between them.
- ▼ Strength change: 7 → 6
- ▼ Health change: 6 → 5
Compared to other 6-sun cost plants, Smashing Pumpkin has no traits nor abilities, but makes up with sheer strength. The player may mass up more sun to play and spam Smashing Pumpkins more quickly.
Unfortunately, Smashing Pumpkin does not benefit from any synergy cards due to his tribe, which means that Smashing Pumpkin is on his own when facing zombies. Smashing Pumpkin also faces severe competition against Three-Headed Chomper, Gravitree, Super-Phat Beets, and Tough Beets, which almost always outperform him at the same sun cost.
Smashing Pumpkin hits very hard and is quite bulky, destroying or heavily damaging you or your zombies. It is best to destroy him with a trick like Rocket Science, Cut Down to Size, Locust Swarm, B-flat, or use Deadly zombies. If he is in an environment or the heights lane, Alien Ooze can defeat him. You can also make zombies with 5 or more do a bonus attack, or simply play Trickster.
- He became the most expensive basic card after update 1.14.13.
- Prior to that update, Knight of the Living Dead was the most expensive basic card.