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Buff-Shroom is a basic common plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the PvZH Kabloom Icon.pngKabloom class. He costs 2SunPvZH.png to play and has 1StrengthPvZH.png/1HeartPvZH.png.

He does not have any traits, and his ability gives all mushroom plants, including him, +1StrengthPvZH.png/+1HeartPvZH.png when he is played.


He is based on a mushroom, the fleshy, spore-bearing fruiting body of a fungus.

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His name is a portmanteau of "buff," referring to his ability and appearance, and "mushroom," the real-life fungus he is based on. His description is a reference to body building.


  • Class: Kabloom
  • Tribe: Mushroom Plant
  • Traits: None
  • Ability: When played: All Mushrooms get +1StrengthPvZH.png/+1HeartPvZH.png.
  • Set - Rarity: Basic - Common

Card description

You might know him from his wildly popular series of workout videos called "30 Days to a Buff-Shroom Body."

Update history

Update 1.2.11

  • Rarity change: Uncommon → Common



This plant can be very devastating for your opponent, since he increases all mushrooms' stats by +1StrengthPvZH.png/+1HeartPvZH.png, including himself. When used in tandem with Shroom for Two, More Spore, and multiple Button Mushrooms, Buff-Shroom can potentially wreak havoc against your opponent. Therefore, you must try your best to swarm the field with mushrooms before you play Buff-Shroom.

Captain Combustible can take advantage of Buff-Shroom's ability by having Potted Powerhouse in his hand. This is especially true if he uses a mushroom deck, where Potted Powerhouse will get a huge stat boost from a single Buff-Shroom should there be many mushrooms on the field.

Nightcap can use this with Smoosh-Shroom and Sportacus to make them even more dangerous, although this makes Sportacus vulnerable to Rocket Science.

Spudow can combine this with Sea-Shroom on the aquatic lane, which can lead him to an easy victory if his opponent doesn't have any Amphibious zombies or any effective way to destroy Sea-Shroom.

Finally, Solar Flare can make excess sun to swarm the field with mushrooms quickly before playing Buff-Shroom. Even better, Buff-Shroom also synergizes with Fume-Shroom, Toadstool, and Sun-Shroom.

However, do not play this plant in Total Eclipse, as that environment's ability will activate before Buff-Shroom can activate his ability, destroying Buff-Shroom and wasting 2 sun.

For an easy reference, here's all Mushroom plants that can be buffed from Buff-Shroom.

PvZH Kabloom Icon.pngKabloom

PvZH Guardian Icon.pngGuardian (Spudow only)

PvZH Mega-Grow Icon.pngMega-Grow (Captain Combustible only)

PvZH Smarty Icon.pngSmarty (Nightcap (PvZH) only)

PvZH Solar Icon.pngSolar (Solar Flare only)


You should be aware whenever unusually large numbers of mushrooms are on the field. The Chickening is an efficient counter, since it can wipe out a majority of mushrooms even after they have been boosted by Buff-Shroom once. Weed Spray is also an effective way to quickly clear most mushrooms.

However, zombie heroes who do not have access to any of the two tricks such as Immorticia, Super Brainz, and Brain Freeze should get rid of the mushrooms in another method. PvZH Sneaky Icon.pngSneaky heroes can use Fire Rooster or PvZH Strikethrough Icon.pngStrikethrough zombies to clear out many mushrooms at once. PvZH Beastly Icon.pngBeastly heroes can do the same with Total Eclipse or PvZH Frenzy Icon.pngFrenzy zombies.

Also, always watch out for Punish-Shrooms, since they can do massive damage to you and your zombies if you destroy the mushrooms. In this case, it is advised to destroy or Bounce them first.

Also, if a mushroom's stats go overboard because it was boosted multiple times, tricks such as Cut Down to Size and Rocket Science can be used.



In other languages

Language Name Description
United States of America English Buff-Shroom
China Simplified Chinese 健身菇 lit. "Workout-Shroom"
Traditional Chinese 增益噴菇 lit. "Buff-Puffing-Shroom"

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