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Gloom-Shroom may look a little down, but they also look up, left, right, and diagonally. No matter what direction life goes, Gloom-Shroom always keeps the same expression.

Gloom-shroom's Plants vs. Zombies 3 description

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, Gloom-shroom has appeared in three games, with three similar plants appearing throughout the series.



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.

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

Plants vs. Zombies 2

Main article: Phat Beet

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Gloom-shroom doesn't make an appearance in Plants vs. Zombies 2, but a plant with a similar ability, Phat Beet makes an appearance instead, unlocked after beating Day 1 of Neon Mixtape Tour.

They cost 150 sun, the same amount that Gloom-shroom costed in the first game and sends out shockwaves in a 3x3 area, dealing 15 DPS with a chance to send out a critical shot every four to six attacks, dealing 45 DPS instead.

They are a member of the Enforce-mint family, who lets them deal 90 DPS for their normal attack and 270 DPS for their critical attack, along with their Plant Food damage being increased to 1,600 DPS in the 3x3 area and 800 DPS in the 5x5 area. Their Plant Food effect has them release a massive shockwave, dealing 400 DPS to every zombie in a 3x3 area and 200 DPS to zombies in a 5x5 area around them.

Plants vs. Zombies Online (China only) (Archived content)

Main article: Dandelion (PvZO)


Similar to Plants vs. Zombies 2, while Gloom-shroom doesn't appear themself, a plant with a similar ability appeared instead, in this case, Dandelion, unlocked after beating Level 3-1 of the Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum.

Like Gloom-shroom, they dealt heavy damage (50 DPS per attack) in a 3x3 area when a zombie entered their range and when given Plant Food, they unleashed a heavy-damaging attack in a 5x5 area.

Their upgrades increased their health by 10%, their attack speed by 4% and their damage by 3%, and their last upgrade gave them a low chance of activating their Plant Food once planted.

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2

Main article: Toxic Gloom-shroom

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While Gloom-shroom themself doesn't appear in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2, the similarly designed and named Toxic Gloom-shroom made an appearance. He is a Rare Potted Plant which attacks zombies by spraying a burst of toxic gas around him, dealing 20 damage and poisoning any zombie it hits.

Gloom-shroom was originally going to appear instead of Toxic Gloom-shroom, with a beta icon remaining in the game showing their design rather than Toxic Gloom-shroom, though it isn't known why the change was made.

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 Icon.pngKabloom class.

He costs 5SunPvZH.png, has 5StrengthPvZH.png/5HeartPvZH.png stats and PvZH Truestrike Icon.pngBullseye. 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 their roots in Plants vs. Zombies 3 as an Epic Scrapper plant. Like Plants vs. Zombies, they attack zombies in a 3x3 area.

Their Plant Food ability is Spin Cycle and has them spin in a spiral, damaging all zombies the puffs hit and their Tacobility is Passing Gas, which lets their puffs pass through other zombies.


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See also

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Recurring characters
Plants vs.
Peashooter · Sunflower · Cherry Bomb · Wall-nut · Potato Mine · Snow Pea · Chomper · Repeater · Puff-shroom · Sun-shroom · Fume-shroom · Grave Buster · Hypno-shroom · Scaredy-shroom · Doom-shroom · Lily Pad · Squash · Threepeater · Jalapeno · Spikeweed · Torchwood · Tall-nut · Plantern · Cactus · Blover · Split Pea · Starfruit · Pumpkin · Magnet-shroom · Cabbage-pult · Kernel-pult · Coffee Bean · Garlic · Marigold · Melon-pult · Gatling Pea · Twin Sunflower · Gloom-shroom · Cattail · Winter Melon · Spikerock · Cob Cannon · Imitater
Plants vs.
Fire Peashooter · Bamboo Shoot · Power Flower
Plants vs.
Zombies 2
Bloomerang · Bonk Choy · Snapdragon · Coconut Cannon · Lightning Reed · Laser Bean · Citron · E.M.Peach · Magnifying Grass · Red Stinger · Sweet Potato · Witch Hazel
Plants vs.
Zombies 2

Carrotillery · Dandelion · Tactical Cuke
Plants vs.
Venus Flytrap · Endurian
Plants vs.
Warfare 2
Rose · Kernel Corn
Plants vs.
Night Cap
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