- For other uses, see Hypno-shroom (disambiguation).
Hypno-shroom is a recurring character within the Plants vs. Zombies franchise. Hypno-shroom's mess with zombies' minds, usually mind controlling them to work the plants, but are also capable of messing with their vision and overall movement.
As of Plants vs. Zombies 3, Hypno-shroom has appeared in five games.
Hypno-shroom is based on the psilocybin mushroom, a mushroom that contains the psychoactive compounds: psilocybin (which the body breaks down to psilocin), baeocystin and the alkaloid, specifically the azure psilocybin mushroom (Psilocybe azurescens) due to the cap's shape as well as possibly its shininess. He may also be based on other psilocybin mushrooms used for recreational drugs as well as entomopahogenic fungi that can control animals (typically insects). His colors and eyes are likely based on the visual effects of psilocybin mushrooms and other psychoactive drugs.
His name refers to how it hypnotizes zombies into fighting for the player, and how he is a mushroom.
- Main article: Hypno-shroom (PvZ)
In the original Plants vs. Zombies game, as well as Chinese spin-off games based on it, Hypno-shroom is the fifth plant unlocked in the Night segment of the game. He hypnotizes the first zombie that eats it, making them fight for the plants instead.
- Main article: Hypno-shroom (PvZ2)
Hypno-shroom makes a reappearance in Plants vs. Zombies 2, this time as a Gem premium plant. His ability is the same as the previous game, but is no longer nocturnal due to there only being one night world in the game, at the cost of costing 125 sun instead of 75.
Main article: Hypno-shroom (Spawnable)
Hypno-shrooms appear in both Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 and Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville as a Spawnable plant. He can fire pulses at zombies and when he gets close enough, he can leech onto them, disrupting the effected zombie's vision and movement.
Hypno-shrooms are commonly used as the minions to a huge threat to the zombie team, the Royal Hypno-Flower in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 and Blight Cap in Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville. A Battle Leader in Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville, Lucy, is a Champion Hypno-shroom who can turn invincible for 3 seconds every 3 seconds.
- Main article: Charm line
Hypno-shroom's latest appearance is in the Chinese-exclusive turn-based game Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars as the second plant in the Charm line.
He evolves from Beauty-shroom and evolves into Fu Ling Mushroom.
Plants vs. Zombies Wiki has a gallery for Hypno-shroom.
- Oddly enough, a multitude of Zombies, despite being hypnotized, can still harm the player's defense.