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For more uses, see Squash (disambiguation).

Winter Squash is a premium super-rare plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the PvZH Smarty IconSmarty class. It costs 4SunPvZH to play, and has 2StrengthPvZH/6HeartPvZH. It does not have any traits, and its ability instantly destroys all zombies, including those hiding in gravestones, that receive the PvZH Frozen IconFreeze effect. This ability persists until all Winter Squashes are removed from the field.

Origins

It is based on the plant in real life with the same name.

Its appearance is based on the plant in Plants vs. Zombies with a similar appearance, and also a pun on "winter," referring to its ice blue color, icicles, earmuffs, and shivering motions, which are commonly associated with winter.

Statistics

  • Class: Smarty
  • Tribe: Squash Plant
  • Traits: None
  • Ability: When a Zombie or Gravestone becomes frozen, destroy it.
  • Set - Rarity: Premium - Super-Rare

Card description

"My complexion is more of a summer."

Update history

Update 1.2.11

Update 1.4.14

  • Animation change: Winter Squash now blows ice shards at the frozen zombie, compared to simply breathing at it before.

Update 1.16.10

  • Rarity change: Rare → Super-Rare
  • Ability change: Winter Squash can now benefit from Cool Bean, instantly destroying all gravestones that are frozen.

Update 1.22.12

  • Ability wording change: Winter Squash's ability now mentions that it also destroys frozen gravestones.

Strategies

With

Winter Squash is a very useful plant, most of it due to its useful ability. It is one of the key plants in a PvZH Frozen IconFreeze deck, as it instantly destroys any zombie regardless of stats, as long as it gets frozen. This allows you to easily deal with any threat, as even one Iceberg Lettuce spells doom to a zombie, even ones as powerful as Zombot 1000 or Octo Zombie. Winter Melon is another example of such a card, as Winter Melon's Splash Damage trait allows it to freeze up to 3 zombies per attack, instantly destroying all of them. Cool Bean can benefit this plant if you are against heroes that rely on gravestones as Cool Bean can freeze all gravestones and in turn, Winter Squash can destroy them. And finally, Jolly Holly can destroy zombies next door while dealing a lot of damage in the way.

Even if you only consider its stats, it is still a good plant. It has 6 health, which lets it survive a hit or two from most zombies. This allows it to destroy many zombies, as well as fighting back itself, before going down for a few turns. However, without any freezing cards, it is much less useful, so remember to include them in your deck if you decide to use this. As Green Shadow and Nightcap, you can use boosting tricks to avoid it getting destroyed by Rolling Stone, Weed Spray, and Celestial Custodian, but beware of Rocket Science if you boost it too much, though.

Against

Combined with its high health and its ability, Winter Squash is annoying and dangerous at the same time. It can wreck a lot of havoc upon your zombies, especially if your opponent is running a PvZH Frozen IconFreeze deck. However, it is not invincible and has quite a lot of counters. Playing PvZH Deadly IconDeadly zombies is one of them, as they instantly destroy Winter Squash in one attack. Since it has 2 strength, Rolling Stone, Weed Spray, and Celestial Custodian are good choices against it, and as a last resort, you can play Locust Swarm to instantly destroy it.

Be careful playing Mixed-Up Gravedigger while this is on the field, as if your opponent plays a Cool Bean, all your zombies will be destroyed.

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Trivia

  • It is the only instant-kill card that can not instantly destroy fighters by itself.
  • It is one of two plants to have the word "winter" in its name, the other being Winter Melon.
    • Unlike Winter Melon, however, Winter Squash does not freeze zombies, but destroys frozen ones instead.
  • It is one of the five plant cards with the ability to instantly destroy zombies that is not in the PvZH Solar IconSolar class, the others being Witch Hazel, Shamrocket, Doom-Shroom, and Garlic.
  • Unlike Squash, Winter Squash doesn't squash zombies, but attacks like all other plant fighters do.
    • It is also in the Smarty class instead of Solar.
      • But like Squash, Winter Squash's ability instantly destroys a zombie.
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