|Abilities||When played:Transform all Zombies into 1/1 Zombies.|
|Presto change-o! Now you see a powerful Zombie. Now you don't!|
The Great Zucchini is a premium legendary plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the Smarty class. It costs 9 to play, and has 6/6. It has the Amphibious trait, and its ability transforms every zombie on the field into a 1/1 Zombie when it is played.
Its name is a portmanteau of "The Great Houdini," a famous magician whose actual name is Harry Houdini, and "zucchini," the real-life plant this is based on.
- Class: Smarty
- Tribe: Squash Plant
- Trait: Amphibious
- Ability: When played: Transform all Zombies into 1/1 Zombies.
- Set - Rarity: Premium - Legendary
Presto change-o! Now you see a powerful Zombie. Now you don't!
- ▲ Strength change: 5 → 6
- ▲ Health change: 5 → 6
The Great Zucchini is very expensive, but it has decent stats, the Amphibious trait, and a very useful ability. It can defend lanes pretty well and can destroy all Amphibious zombies except for Octo Zombie in one attack.
As far as its ability goes, the more threats your opponent has on the field, the better, as it can transform all of them into near-harmless 1/1 Zombies. However, just because the threats have been taken care of doesn't mean you are safe, as your opponent can still play more threatening zombies the next turn. Also, since the Zombies can do damage, do not overlook them if you have low health, as they possibly could defeat you.
You can play as Nightcap to play Sour Grapes or Kernel Corn after The Great Zucchini to complete wipe the field, making all your plants able to directly attack your opponent. However, this is only possible if 13 or more sun as been made on that turn. You can also play as Citron, who has access to Armored plants which can nullify the Zombies' strength stat of 1.
The Great Zucchini is a strong plant stat-wise, but its ability is even more dangerous, as it transforms all your zombies into pathetically weak 1/1 Zombies. Since plants play their fighters after zombies do, your opponent can play The Great Zucchini without any way of you predicting it, making mind-games a necessity until you find out your opponent does not have it in their deck. It is recommended to not play all your most powerful zombies at once, as you are going to be devastated by The Great Zucchini. Do not Bounce this unless if you're going to win or if all your zombies are weak anyways, as your opponent can replay it again.
Fortunately, The Great Zucchini itself is much easier to take care of, as Rocket Science, Cut Down to Size, and Locust Swarm can instantly destroy it. If you are playing as Immorticia, you can use the infamous Teleport + Zombot 1000 combo to destroy all your opponent's plants, including The Great Zucchini, and land 9 damage on your opponent instead.
- Its description is based on the famous phrase "Now you see me. Now you don't!"
- It is also a phrase a magician would use, hence its name being based off of Harry Houndini.
- It is one of the seven plants that have some kind of hair without the use of costumes. The other six are Cornucopia, Bean Counter, Water Chestnut, Soul Patch, Flame Mushroom, and Freeze Mushroom.