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The Great ZucchiniH

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The Great Zucchini
The Great ZucchiniH
StrengthPvZH Strength HeartPvZH Health SunPvZH Cost
5 6 6
Set Premium
Rarity Legendary
Class PvZH Smarty Icon
Tribe Squash Plant
Traits Amphibious
Abilities When played:Transform all Zombies into 1StrengthPvZH/1HeartPvZH 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 PvZH Smarty IconSmarty class. It costs 9SunPvZH to play, and has 6StrengthPvZH/6HeartPvZH. It has the Amphibious trait, and its ability transforms every zombie on the field into a 1StrengthPvZH/1HeartPvZH Zombie when it is played.


It is based on a zucchini, a fruit in the genus Cucurbita, more commonly known as a vegetable, and also possibly The Sultan, a character in Disney's animated film, Aladdin.

Its name is a portmanteau of "The Great Houdini," who was a famous magician whose actual name was Harry Houdini, and "zucchini," the real-life plant this is based on. It could also be a reference to the professional children's entertainer of the same name.


  • Class: Smarty
  • Tribe: Squash Plant
  • Trait: Amphibious
  • Ability: When played: Transform all Zombies into 1StrengthPvZH/1HeartPvZH Zombies.
  • Set - Rarity: Premium - Legendary

Card description

"Presto change-o! Now you see a powerful Zombie. Now you don't!"

Update history

Update 1.4.14

  • Strength change: 5StrengthPvZH → 6StrengthPvZH
  • Health change: 5HeartPvZH → 6HeartPvZH

Update 1.8.26

  • Description change: Quotation marks have been added to the start of its description text as well as the end.



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 1StrengthPvZH/1HeartPvZH 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.

While it is mainly played for its ability, you should definitely watch out for Rocket Science or Cut Down to Size, as The Great Zucchini is also a good offensive plant nonetheless.

If it is played in an aquatic lane against opponents without Amphibious zombies like Rustbolt, Z-Mech, or Professor Brainstorm, it can easily end the game in your favor. You can play as Nightcap or manage to get this via Cornucopia or Seedling with Solar Flare 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 PvZH Armored IconArmored 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 1StrengthPvZH/1HeartPvZH 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 any instant-kill card like Rocket Science, Cut Down to Size, Locust Swarm and etc can instantly destroy it. If you are playing as Immorticia (or happen to get it with Professor Brainstorm's Eureka), 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. If not, Monster Mash or Leftovers can help strengthen your Zombies.




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