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Haunted Pumpking is an event plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the PvZH Solar Icon.pngSolar class. He costs 1SunPvZH.png to play and has 4StrengthPvZH.png/2HeartPvZH.png.

He does not have any traits, and his ability Conjures a monster card for the zombie hero when he is played, unless they have at least 10 cards in their hand already.

He was added in update 1.18.13, along with Transfiguration, Go-Nuts, Witch Hazel, Ketchup Mechanic, Fraidy Cat, Sneezing Zombie, Exploding Fruitcake, Unexpected Gifts, and Frankentuar.

He was available in the Haunted Gourd week.



He is based on a pumpkin, a type of squash of the family Cucurbitae.

His name is a combination of "haunted," referring to his ability, and "Pumpking," a portmanteau of "pumpkin," the real-life plant he is based on, and "king," referring to his appearance.


  • Class: Solar
  • Tribe: Squash Plant
  • Traits: None
  • Ability: When played: The Zombie player Conjures a Monster.
  • Set: Event

Card description

For generations, the Pumpkings have kept their realms safe from a terrible curse. Tonight, they finally face their greatest fear.

Update history

Update 1.18.13

  • Added to the game.



Haunted Pumpking is an amazing aggro card due to his high strength for his cost. In fact, he is the only plant that can destroy certain turn 1 threats like Cat Lady and Planetary Gladiator.

However, in exchange of that, this plant lets your opponent Conjure a monster card, giving the zombie hero a card advantage and possibly a powerful card that can turn the tables, such as Quickdraw Con Man, Gizzard Lizard and Cryo-Yeti, but it may also conjure a bad card like Deep Sea Gargantuar or Haunting Zombie, which means the conjure may not help your opponent.

He also has low health, which makes him vulnerable to 2StrengthPvZH.png zombies like Dog Walker or tricks that do at least 2 damage such as Bungee Plumber. However, as plants play second, the only worries are Dog Walker and Bungee Plumber. Wall-Knight can take this further by providing Haunted Pumpking with Guardian Class' health boosts.

If you want to use this card, you should use him for aggro, as you want to beat your opponent before they can play cards conjured from Pumpking. You can also play him when your opponent's hand is full, nullifying his hindering ability. However, you would have to go pretty late into the game to do that, which is not feasible for an aggro deck.

Also, be wary of playing this if Dr. Spacetime is on the field, as the Conjured card will cost 1BrainPvZH.png less, but it still shouldn’t be that concerning. Playing Haunted Pumpking while there are any Dino-Roar zombies on the field is also a very bad idea, as his ability counts as your opponent drawing a card, meaning that the aforementioned cards will activate their Dino-Roar abilities, but most Dino-roar cards appear after turn 4, so they shouldn’t be a concern most of the time.


Statwise, this plant is very powerful as he does massive damage at a very cheap cost. On the bright side, you will get a free monster card. While the card can be as weak as Haunting Zombie or Haunting Ghost to as powerful as Quickdraw Con Man or Gizzard Lizard, the main problem is that most monsters are too expensive to play before your defeat.

If you are against any PvZH Solar Icon.pngSolar hero with aggressive strategy decks (especially Solar Flare, whose Kabloom class is also suited for rushes), it is very likely that they will have Haunted Pumpking, and you'll have to rush them down before they can defeat you.

Since he has low health, you can use tricks like Bungee Plumber or Electrobolt, or certain zombies like Dog Walker, Witch's Familiar, and Octo-Pult to easily destroy him. If you really need to, Rocket Science and Alien Ooze are another option, but it would be for a desperate measure, as you would be using 3 brains to destroy a 1 sun plant, unless the plant hero plays a lot of boosting cards on him.

You can also have any of the Dino-Roar zombies on the field to make the opponent think twice before using him as if they do, their Dino-Roar abilities will activate. However, due to them appear mostly after turn 4, you may not get them on the field in time unless the opponent does not have them.

For easy reference, here is the list of zombies Haunted Pumpking can Conjure:


In other languages

Language Name Description
United States of America English Haunted Pumpking
China Simplified Chinese 闹鬼南瓜皇 lit. "Haunted Pumpkin Emperor"
Traditional Chinese 幽靈南瓜王 lit. "Phantom Pumpkin King"

See Also

V · T · E Plants in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes
PvZH Guardian Icon.png Guardian
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Galactic Photosynthesizer · Spikeweed Sector · Plantern
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Triassic Grizzly Pear
Premium Grave Buster · Hibernating Beary · Prickly Pear · Smackadamia · Tough Beets
Galactic Cosmic Nut · Starch-Lord
Colossal Blockbuster
Triassic Pumpkin Shell
Premium Jugger-Nut · Mirror-Nut · Guacodile · Doom-Shroom
Galactic Galacta-Cactus · Force Field · Gravitree
Colossal Three-Nut
Triassic Marine Bean · Primal Wall-Nut
Premium Poppin' Poppies · Soul Patch · Wall-Nut Bowling
Galactic Body-Gourd · Pecanolith
Colossal Tricarrotops
Triassic Loco Coco
Event Cards Forget-Me-Nuts · Garlic · Corn Dog · Hot Date · Health-Nut · Pear Cub · Shamrocket · Red Stinger
Token Cards Hothead
Superpowers Peel Shield · Power Pummel · Tater Toss · Uncrackable · Genetic Amplification · Bubble Up · Nut Signal · Root Wall · Ensign Uproot
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Common Button Mushroom · Berry Blast · Buff-Shroom · Seedling · Zapricot
Premium Poison Mushroom · Berry Angry · Mushroom Ringleader · Poison Ivy · Pair of Pears · Bluesberry · Sizzle
Galactic Banana Bomb · Mushroom Grotto · Invasive Species
Colossal Puff-Shroom
Triassic Veloci-Radish Hatchling · Hot Lava
Premium Shroom for Two · Wild Berry · Petal-Morphosis · Sour Grapes · Poison Oak
Galactic Cosmic Mushroom · Lava Guava
Colossal Cro-Magnolia
Triassic Shelf Mushroom
Premium Punish-Shroom · Sergeant Strongberry · Cherry Bomb · Grapes of Wrath
Galactic Astro-Shroom · Banana Launcher · Pair Pearadise
Colossal Fireweed · Imitater
Triassic Strawberrian
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Token Cards Hothead
Superpowers Mush-Boom · Blazing Bark · Tater Toss · Sunburn · Meteor Strike · More Spore · Storm Front
PvZH Mega-Grow Icon.png Mega-Grow
Heroes Chompzilla · Grass Knuckles · Green Shadow · Captain Combustible
Common Peashooter · Torchwood · Cabbage-Pult · Fertilize · Flourish · Grow-Shroom · Repeater
Premium Bonk Choy · Pea Pod · Sweet Potato · Fire Peashooter · Skyshooter
Galactic Coffee Grounds · Sweet Pea · Vegetation Mutation
Colossal Umbrella Leaf
Triassic Half-Banana · Typical Beanstalk
Premium The Podfather · Plant Food · Re-Peat Moss · Whipvine · Super-Phat Beets
Galactic Banana Peel · Cosmic Pea
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Galactic Moonbean · Pod Fighter · The Red Plant-It
Colossal Split Pea · Grape Power
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Galactic Captain Cucumber · Onion Rings
Colossal Gatling Pea
Triassic Apotatosaurus
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Superpowers Devour · Power Pummel · Precision Blast · Blazing Bark · Embiggen · Holo-Flora · Time to Shine
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Heroes Citron · Nightcap · Green Shadow · Rose · Beta-Carrotina
Common Snowdrop · Weenie Beanie · Snow Pea · Cattail · Smoosh-Shroom · Threepeater
Premium Iceberg Lettuce · Shellery · Rescue Radish · Spring Bean · Vanilla · Carrotillery
Galactic Mars Flytrap · Planet of the Grapes · Leaf Blower
Colossal Grave Mistake · Pear Pal
Triassic Primal Peashooter
Premium Admiral Navy Bean · Lightning Reed · Chilly Pepper · Navy Bean · Jumping Bean
Galactic Cosmic Bean · Melon-Pult
Colossal Tricorn
Triassic Lily Pad
Premium Sow Magic Beans · Bean Counter · Snapdragon · Winter Squash
Galactic Laser Cattail · Bog of Enlightenment · Cool Bean
Colossal Jelly Bean
Triassic Rotobaga · Shrinking Violet
Premium Brainana · Winter Melon · The Great Zucchini
Galactic Shooting Starfruit · Dark Matter Dragonfruit
Colossal Lima-Pleurodon
Triassic Bird of Paradise
Event Cards Spyris · Go-Nuts · Mayflower · Sportacus · Snake Grass · Witch Hazel · Jolly Holly · Sap-Fling
Token Cards Magic Beanstalk · Sappy Place
Superpowers Peel Shield · Mush-Boom · Precision Blast · Goatify · Genetic Amplification · Big Chill · Transmogrify · Whirlwind · Lieutenant Carrotron · Lightspeed Seed
PvZH Solar Icon.png Solar
Heroes Chompzilla · Rose · Solar Flare · Wall-Knight
Common Bellflower · Sunflower · Mixed Nuts · Squash · Smashing Pumpkin
Premium Morning Glory · Fume-Shroom · Pepper M.D. · Water Balloons · Venus Flytrap · Bloomerang · Metal Petal Sunflower
Galactic Cosmoss · Apple-Saucer · Venus Flytraplanet
Colossal Kernel-Pult
Triassic Lil' Buddy · Sunnier-Shroom
Premium Sage Sage · Magnifying Grass · Whack-a-Zombie · Lawnmower · Power Flower
Galactic Cosmic Flower · Heartichoke
Colossal Elderberry
Triassic Eyespore
Premium Twin Sunflower · 2nd-Best Taco of All Time · Chomper · Laser Bean
Galactic Solar Winds · Wing-Nut · Tactical Cuke
Colossal Primal Sunflower · Sunflower Seed
Triassic Sun Strike
Premium Briar Rose · Three-Headed Chomper · Cornucopia
Galactic Astrocado · Astro Vera
Colossal Cob Cannon
Triassic Aloesaurus
Event Cards Haunted Pumpking · Sun-Shroom · Jack O' Lantern · Ketchup Mechanic · Toadstool
Token Cards Astrocado Pit
Superpowers Devour · Goatify · Sunburn · Uncrackable · Geyser · Scorched Earth · Weed Whack
Superpowers Flick-a-Zombie · Inspire · Rejuvenate