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He prefers to call himself Optimus Prime.
The official name of this plant is Cryo-shroom. However, a literal translation can be found in its infobox. The official name is to be used on all pages that refer to this plant.

Not to be confused with Ice-shroom or his Spawnable counterpart.

Cryo-shroom (寒冰菇; pinyin: hán bīng gū) is a plant in the Chinese version of Plants vs. Zombies 2. He shoots projectiles that can slow down and damage zombies, dealing 50 damage. Like Sun-shroom, Strawburst, and Pyro-shroom, he grows over time in three stages. In his third stage, he can shoot ice orbs that split into two, slower orbs if it hits a zombie and other zombies are nearby. These smaller orbs target other zombies and each split into even smaller and slower orbs.

Almanac entry

Note: Cryo-shroom's recharge is Mediocre in-game.

寒冰菇 (Cryo-shroom)
Sun cost: 175




寒冰菇最讨厌冬天, 困为他睡觉的时候根本暖和不起来, 最可怕的是每当此早上起床都会看倒壁炉里结着厚厚的一层冰棱, 这个时候他就会无比羡慕他的同胞兄弟烈焰菇。

    In English:

    Cryo-shroom grows with the release of his increasingly powerful magic attack in front of the zombies.

    Plant feature: blue plant, healthy and strong, mushroom family, mysterious mage

    Cryo-shroom hates winter the most. The reason is that he can not warm up himself while sleeping during winter. The most horrible thing is that on every morning during this period of time, he will see a thick layer of ice in the fireplace. At this moment, he really admires Pyro-shroom, his twin brother.


Plant Food effect

When given Plant Food, Cryo-shroom grows to full size and creates two ice sinkholes for four seconds. Zombies nearby in a 3x3 area will be dragged onto the hole and get killed instantly.

However, there are zombies that are immune to it:

  • Bosses
  • Machines
  • Jurrasic Bully
  • Gargantuars
  • Archmage Zombie


He creates three ice sinkholes instead of two.

Level upgrade

Level Upgrades Description
LevelIcon2New.png Cryo-shroom Upgrade 1.png
Winter Atmosphere
Cryo-shroom grows 50% faster and has a 7.5% chance to freeze zombies.
Combat Training
Cryo-shroom gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
LevelIcon3New.png Cryo-shroom Upgrade 2.png
Winter's Chill
Chance to freeze zombies is doubled (15% of initial).
Cell Activation
Cryo-shroom gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
LevelIcon4New.png AbilityAwakendIcon.png
Ability Awaken
Cryo-shroom may be boosted when planted.
Fighting Power
Cryo-shroom gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).
LevelIcon5New.png Cryo-shroom Upgrade 3.png
Ice Tornado
Cryo-shroom will sometimes launch an ice tornado and that tornado stops in front of zombies causing damage to them.
Fighting Power
Cryo-shroom gains another 50% more attack power and health (300% of initial).


Cryo-shroom is one of the stronger freezing options. Being able to deal damage to multiple zombies at the time with the bonus of slowing them down (plus freezing if he was at least level 2), a Plant Food effect where he negates the health of the zombie (allowing it to instantly kill level 4 Knight Zombies and the like), costing only 175 sun, a relatively fast recharge, and having a projectile where it cannot be deflected by any zombies (except for Hammer Zombie and Nunchaku Zombie), he is a very powerful plant. Take note that for him to reach his full potential, Cryo-shroom requires time to grow, so make sure to use other plants to protect Cryo-shroom. At Level 5 he summons a tornado that also damages zombies like Monkeyfruit but it doesn't stop them so use it more like Spikeweed or Spikerock.


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  • In the costumed upgrade menu, Cryo-shroom sometimes will not play his correct Plant Food effect.
  • His cap resembles a wizard's hat, referring to his wizard-like powers. He shares this trait with Pyro-shroom.
  • Gargantuars will try to smash the ice created by his Plant Food ability, but they cannot destroy them.
  • Unlike Pyro-shroom, his face does not change with growth. This is possibly a glitch.
  • He is the first plant to only be able to use his Plant Food ability one at a time. To use the attack again, the player must wait until the end of the first attack.
    • This was most likely done to prevent issues with the game dragging zombies to multiple holes at once.
      • However, if the player plays Cryo-shroom when he has Level 4 or above and before use Plant Food on another Cryo-shroom, they both will make 4 holes (or 6 with costume) but they won't place on each other's range.
  • He cannot be used in Sky City levels because his Plant Food ability involves cracking the ground. However, he can be used in Air Raid. Guerrequila cannot be used in Sky City for the same reason.
    • However, Lava Guava also has a ground-based Plant Food effect, but can still be used in Sky City.
  • Pyro-shroom, Cryo-shroom and Sun-shroom are the only mushrooms that grow.

See also

V · T · E
Plants (Tower defense)
Plants vs. Zombies 2 (Chinese version)
Ancient Egypt Peashooter · Sunflower · Wall-nut · Cabbage-pult · Bloomerang · Iceberg Lettuce · Grave Buster · Bonk Choy · Repeater · Twin Sunflower · Snow Pea · Torchwood
Pirate Seas Kernel-pult · Snapdragon · Power Lily · Spikeweed · Spring Bean · Coconut Cannon · Spikerock · Lightning Reed · Tall-nut
Wild West Threepeater · Squash · Split Pea · Chili Bean · Jalapeno · Pea Pod · Melon-pult · Winter Melon · Imitater
Kongfu World Radish · Fire Gourd · Heavenly Peach · Bamboo-shoot
Far Future Laser Bean · Blover · Citron · E.M.Peach · Infi-nut · Magnifying Grass · Tile Turnip · Starfruit
Dark Ages Hypno-shroom · Sun-shroom · Puff-shroom · Fume-shroom · Sun Bean · Pea-nut · Magnet-shroom · Oak Archer · Coffee Bean · Plantern
Big Wave Beach Acidic Citrus · Lotuspot · Lily Pad · Bowling Bulb · Banana Launcher · Guacodile · Tangle Kelp · Homing Thistle
Frostbite Caves Hurrikale · Fire Peashooter · Hot Potato · Pepper-pult · Chard Guard · Stunion · Rafflesia · Tornacorn
Sky City Rotobaga · Cycloque · Aspiragus · Saucer Squash · Board Beans · Lantern Cherry · Ampthurium · Spinnapple
Lost City Lava Guava · Red Stinger · A.K.E.E. · Stallia · Gold Leaf · Toadstool · Jackfruit
Neon Mixtape Tour MC Glory · Phat Beet · Thyme Warp · Celery Stalker · Spore-shroom · Garlic · Intensive Carrot · Cactus
Jurassic Marsh Primal Peashooter · Primal Wall-nut · Perfume-shroom · Primal Sunflower · Primal Potato Mine · Primal Rafflesia · Dinonip · Thorns · Mastercane
Modern Day Shadow-shroom · Caulipower · Moonflower · Grimrose · Nightshade · Dusk Lobber · Blooming Heart
Steam Ages Gold Bloom · Flat-shroom · Passionflower · Lotus Root · Fanilla · Lily of Alchemy · Berry Blaster
Renaissance Age Aloe · Kinnikannon · Wax Guard · Oil Olive · Ruby Red · Dartichoke
Heian Age Water Lotus · Splitting Stephania · Kunai Tupistra · Windbreak Dendrobium · Orchid Chef
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