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For the version in Plants vs. Zombies 2, see Hot Date.

Hot Date is an event plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the PvZH Guardian Icon.pngGuardian class. He costs 2SunPvZH.png to play and has 1HeartPvZH.png. He does not have any traits, and his ability moves a selected zombie onto his lane when he is played and does 3 damage to a zombie on his lane when he is destroyed.

He was added in the 2017 Valenbrainz event, along with Sportacus and Stupid Cupid. He became craftable as of update 1.14.13.


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He is based on the plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2 with the same name and appearance.

The dating sites mentioned in his description are parodies of real dating sites. eGardening is a parody of eHarmony, is a parody of and OKTulip is a parody of OKCupid.


  • Class: Guardian
  • Tribe: Fruit Plant
  • Traits: None
  • Abilities: When played: Move a Zombie to this lane. When destroyed: Do 3 damage to a Zombie here.
  • Set: Event

Card description

He's a hot commodity on dating sites such as eGardening,, and OKTulip.

Update history

Update 1.10.22

  • Added to the game.

Update 1.14.13

  • Became craftable.
  • Sound change: Now has its own unique sounds; previously the same as The Podfather.



Hot Date can be described as a combination of Sweet Potato and Primal Potato Mine, with the ability to move a zombie to his lane and do damage to the zombie in his lane upon being destroyed. This is useful for low-health threats like Stealthy Imp, Zookeeper, Zombie Chicken, and Fire Rooster, or Amphibious zombies like Dolphin Rider and Ducky Tube Zombie.Keep in mind that this plant does not have the Team-Up trait, so he cannot be used to protect other plants.

You could also boost Hot Date with strength-boosting cards such as Spineapple if the damage output is not enough.


Hot Date may be fragile, but he can mess up your strategies and easily take out any zombie with 3 health or less. The best way to handle him is to destroy him with high-health zombies. PvZH Armored Icon.pngArmored and shielded zombies excel at this, as their traits reduce the damage they take. Any zombie with high health will do, however. You can use Rolling Stone to destroy him, but keep in mind that he may destroy any zombie you have there.

If you are a PvZH Sneaky Icon.pngSneaky zombie hero, you can use Smoke Bomb to move the zombie, and then play any trick you like to destroy him. Hot Date is harmless if there is nothing on his lane, unless your opponent uses Spineapple or boosting tricks. You can also Bounce him to remove Hot Date from the field, preventing the ability for a turn.

As any PvZH Hearty Icon.pngHearty hero, you can use Escape through Time on a zombie that is in front of Hot Date.


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In other languages

Language Name Description
United States of America English Hot Date
China Simplified Chinese 热辣约会
Traditional Chinese 燃情約會
France French Datte galante
Germany German Heiße Dattel
Italy Italian Appuntamento focoso
Japan Japanese ホットデイト
South Korea Korean 뜨거운 데이트
Brazil Brazilian Portuguese Tâmaramante
Russia Russian Страстная пассия
Spain Spanish Cita ardiente


  • He has a few differences from his Plants vs. Zombies 2 counterpart.
    • In this game, he has dark blue eyes opposed to his Plants vs. Zombies 2 counterpart which has light blue eyes.
    • Unlike his Plants vs. Zombies 2 counterpart, he becomes angry before exploding.
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