Doom-shroom is a recurring character within in the Plants vs. Zombies franchise. Doom-shroom is a mushroom plant who often serves as an explosive plant, dealing heavy damage to all zombies within its range.
As of Plants vs. Zombies 3, Doom-shroom has appeared in six games.
The doom in its name refers to its evil look, and how it 'dooms' the zombies, by exploding and defeating a lot in a large radius. The word "DOOM!" also appears when it explodes. The shroom in its name refers to how it is a mushroom. It may also reference a mushroom cloud. This type of cloud also is formed from any large enough explosion, but it is commonly associated with atomic bomb detonations, another reference to its power and very large range.
- Main article: Doom-shroom (PvZ)
It explodes when planted, dealing an immense amount of damage in massive 7x5 area around itself. After exploding it leaves a tile sized crater where it is planted, rendering the tile unable to be planted on for three minutes.
Being a mushroom, it falls asleep during the day, being unable to explode until woken up by Coffee Bean.
Garden Warfare series and Battle for Neighborville
- Main article: Doom-shroom (Spawnable)
It retains its role as an explosive plant, dealing a large amount of damage to nearby targets, but unlike its previous appearance, it can explode multiple times, needing to hide and recharge after each explosion and leaving itself vulnerable to attack.
In Battle for Neighborville, it has a planting cooldown of 5 minutes, being unable to be planted again until the cooldown timer is depleted.
In the Garden Warfare games, it has two exclusive variants, with one appearing for each game. These variants are identical in function and merely serve as event specific re-skins. The original Garden Warfare has Cariboom, a Doom-shroom adorned with reindeer antlers and a bright red nose, it is tied to the recurring Feastivus event. Garden Warfare 2 features Perfume Shroom, a Doom-shroom covered in makeup and lipstick, it has a unique attack named "Perfume" but this attack functions identically to the standard Doom-shroom's attack. Perfume Shroom can be bought from Rux's Bazaar for a price of 25,000 coins for 10 uses.
- Main article: Doom-shroom line
Doom-shroom also appears in the Chinese-exclusive turn-based game Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars, here it is the final plant in the Doom-shroom line, evolving from Moody-shroom. It attacks zombies by firing high damage lasers.
It's Plant Food ability allows it to rush towards a large group of zombies and explode, dealing a large amount of damage to all zombies within its range.
It can later evolve into Doomsday Bomb Mushroom.
- Main article: Doom-Shroom (PvZH)
It costs 5 to play, and its ability allows it to explode when played, destroying all plants and zombies on the field with 4 or more.
Plants vs. Zombies Wiki has a gallery for Doom-shroom.