For other uses, see Gloom-shroom (disambiguation).

Gloom-shroom is a recurring character within the Plants vs. Zombies franchise. Gloom-shroom is a purple mushroom which attacks zombies in adjacent lanes by releasing spores.

As of Plants vs. Zombies 3, he has appeared in three games.



The exact mushroom Gloom-shroom is based on is never explicitly stated, however (like its downgrade Fume-shroom) it does heavily resemble the emperor webcap (Cortinarius archeri), a species of mushroom with bright purple caps that glisten with slime in the genus Cortinarius native to the eucalyptus forests of Australia in autumn.

Its name refers to several definitions of the word "gloom" such as the expression on its face and how it shoots purple fumes in all directions that passes through zombies, and it is a mushroom.

Plants vs. Zombies

Main article: Gloom-shroom (PvZ)

In the original Plants vs. Zombies game, as well as all Chinese spin-off games based on it, Gloom-shroom appears as a purchasable Plant from Crazy Dave's Twiddydinkies for $7500.

He serves as an upgrade to Fume-shroom which changes his range from a 1x4 area to a 3x3 area, dealing heavy damage towards any zombie he hits.

Plants vs. Zombies Heroes

Main article: Gloom-Shroom (PvZH)

Gloom-Shroom next appears in the turn-based mobile game Plants vs. Zombies Heroes as the colossal legendary from the PvZH Kabloom IconKabloom class.

He costs 5SunPvZH, has 5StrengthPvZH/5HeartPvZH stats and PvZH Truestrike IconBullseye. If evolved on a Mushroom, he will deal 3 damage to zombies in his lane and next door when first played.

Plants vs. Zombies 3

Main article: Gloom-Shroom (PvZ3)

After being replaced by a plant with a similar ability in Plants vs. Zombies 2, Gloom-Shroom finally returns to his roots in Plants vs. Zombies 3 as an Epic Scrapper plant. Like Plants vs. Zombies, he attacks zombies in a 3x3 area.

His Plant Food ability has him spin in a spiral, damaging all zombies the puffs hit and his Tacobility lets his puffs pass through other zombies.


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