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Bamboozle is a colossal rare plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the PvZH Mega-Grow Icon.pngMega-Grow class. It costs 6SunPvZH.png to play and has 5StrengthPvZH.png/6HeartPvZH.png. It does not have any traits, and its Plant Evolution ability draws two cards.


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It is based on bamboo, a type of evergreen perennial flowering plant in the subfamily Bambusoideae of the grass family Poaceae.

Its name is based on the real meaning of bamboozle, which is "to cheat or fool." It is also a pun on how Bamboozle has "bamboo" in it, the real-life plant it is based on.

Its description is a reference to its name and ability.


  • Class: Mega-Grow
  • Tribes: Leafy Root Plant
  • Traits: None
  • Ability: Plant Evolution: Draw two cards.
  • Set - Rarity: Colossal - Rare

Card description

Only among the hyper-evolved Plants of Hollow Earth can you be outwitted by a tree.

Update history

Update 1.22.12

  • Added to the game.



Bamboozle is a slightly below-average plant, with 5StrengthPvZH.png/6HeartPvZH.png for 6SunPvZH.png. Other than being a decently strong plant, it has no real outstanding features by itself.

The primary feature of this plant is its Evolution ability which allows you to draw two cards, which in a way makes it quite useful as a fighter that basically has Flourish attached to it. This can also be used with Dino-Roar cards like Tricarrotops to activate their abilities.

Since it requires a plant to Evolve, it is suggested to use play it on a weak or used-up plant, providing more firepower on whatever lane it is now on. Recommended plants include Amphibious plants like Sting Bean, as Bamboozle can strengthen your aquatic defense, which the Mega-Grow class itself isn't very good at, or Team-Up plants like Lil' Buddy to enhance firepower on a lane with an already powerful plant on it. This may also catch your opponent off guard as you can easily play it on top a weak plant that your opponent may have been ignoring, or right on this turn if your deck contains Puff-Shroom or Lil' Buddy.

Because of its root tribe, it can get a minor boost from Starch-Lord when played or Evolved on another plant that isn't Starch-Lord, although this is only normally possible as Grass Knuckles. Its leafy synergy, on the other hand, isn't really something to boast, as Bamboozle is too expensive to even consider for Savage Spinach's Evolution.

However, Bamboozle's real role is limited to late-game card draw, as its stats are only average as mentioned before (although they are still decent), and there are better plants if you boost them to Bamboozle's level (unless you don't have boosting cards). Regardless of stats, Bamboozle should not be your main source of card draw due to its cost, and you are better off using Flourish or Party Thyme if you want to draw more cards more reliably.


If your opponent wants to Evolve it to draw two cards, there really isn't much you can do other than trying to clear the field of any plants. Quickdraw Con Man can be used to dissuade your opponent from Evolving Bamboozle, especially if they are at low health. Otherwise, prioritize weaker plants to leave your opponent with no choice but to play it on their stronger plants. Otherwise, Bamboozle should be treated as a 5StrengthPvZH.png plant and be dealt with quickly. Cut Down to Size and Rocket Science are two effective ways to do this.


In other languages

Language Name Description
United States of America English Bamboozle
China Simplified Chinese 整人竹 "Prank Bamboo"
Traditional Chinese 迷惑竹 "Confuse Bamboo"


  • Ironically, despite its description, Bamboozle is not in the tree tribe (although it was during development).
  • This may be because bamboo isn't botanically a tree, but is classified as a grass.
  • It is tied with Savage Spinach for having the highest health out of all Mega-Grow plants.

See also

V · T · E Plants in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes
PvZH Guardian Icon.png Guardian
Heroes Citron · Grass Knuckles · Spudow · Wall-Knight · Beta-Carrotina
Common Small-Nut · Sting Bean · Wall-Nut · Pismashio · Spineapple
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
Premium Grave Buster · Hibernating Beary · Prickly Pear · Smackadamia · Tough Beets
Galactic Cosmic Nut · Starch-Lord
Colossal Blockbuster
Triassic Pumpkin Shell
Premium Jugger-Nut · Mirror-Nut · Guacodile · Doom-Shroom
Galactic Galacta-Cactus · Force Field · Gravitree
Colossal Three-Nut
Triassic Marine Bean · Primal Wall-Nut
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.png Kabloom
Heroes Nightcap · Captain Combustible · Solar Flare · Spudow
Common Button Mushroom · Berry Blast · Buff-Shroom · Seedling · Zapricot
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
Premium Shroom for Two · Wild Berry · Petal-Morphosis · Sour Grapes · Poison Oak
Galactic Cosmic Mushroom · Lava Guava
Colossal Cro-Magnolia
Triassic Shelf Mushroom
Premium Punish-Shroom · Sergeant Strongberry · Cherry Bomb · Grapes of Wrath
Galactic Astro-Shroom · Banana Launcher · Pair Pearadise
Colossal Fireweed · Imitater
Triassic Strawberrian
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.png Mega-Grow
Heroes Chompzilla · Grass Knuckles · Green Shadow · Captain Combustible
Common Peashooter · Torchwood · Cabbage-Pult · Fertilize · Flourish · Grow-Shroom · Repeater
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
Premium The Podfather · Plant Food · Re-Peat Moss · Whipvine · Super-Phat Beets
Galactic Banana Peel · Cosmic Pea
Colossal Bamboozle
Triassic Pea Patch
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
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.png Smarty
Heroes Citron · Nightcap · Green Shadow · Rose · Beta-Carrotina
Common Snowdrop · Weenie Beanie · Snow Pea · Cattail · Smoosh-Shroom · Threepeater
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
Premium Admiral Navy Bean · Lightning Reed · Chilly Pepper · Navy Bean · Jumping Bean
Galactic Cosmic Bean · Melon-Pult
Colossal Tricorn
Triassic Lily Pad
Premium Sow Magic Beans · Bean Counter · Snapdragon · Winter Squash
Galactic Laser Cattail · Bog of Enlightenment · Cool Bean
Colossal Jelly Bean
Triassic Rotobaga · Shrinking Violet
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.png Solar
Heroes Chompzilla · Rose · Solar Flare · Wall-Knight
Common Bellflower · Sunflower · Mixed Nuts · Squash · Smashing Pumpkin
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
Premium Sage Sage · Magnifying Grass · Whack-a-Zombie · Lawnmower · Power Flower
Galactic Cosmic Flower · Heartichoke
Colossal Elderberry
Triassic Eyespore
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
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
Superpowers Flick-a-Zombie · Inspire · Rejuvenate