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For the version in Plants vs. Zombies and Plants vs. Zombies 2, see Imitater.

Imitater is a colossal super-rare plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the PvZH Kabloom Icon.pngKabloom class. He costs 3SunPvZH.png to play and has 1StrengthPvZH.png/4HeartPvZH.png. He does not have any traits, and his ability transforms him into the next plant played or made, excluding another Imitater.



He is based on the plant in Plants vs. Zombies and Plants vs. Zombies 2 with the same name. His appearance is more reminiscent of his appearance in Plants vs. Zombies 2. The description likely refers to the fact that Imitater does not have any noticible offensive/defensive abilities on its own.


  • Class: Kabloom
  • Tribes: Root Mime Plant
  • Traits: None
  • Ability: When you play a Plant, this transforms into a copy of that Plant.
  • Set - Rarity: Colossal - Super-Rare

Card description

When asked the secret to fighting zombies, Imitater replied: "...." Truly a master of his craft.

Update history

Update 1.22.12

  • Added to the game.



This is a very powerful card. You can use him to have two of the same plant on the field. Preferably, you will want to use him with plants that have powerful "When played" abilities like Dandy Lion King, or powerful plants in general like Grapes of Wrath. Do note that Evolution abilities will not activate, even if the original plant is Evolved. He can be used to his full potential if played in a lane with Pair Pearadise and a powerful plant such as Kernel Corn is played in another one. You will end up with four of the same plant. However, pulling this off is extremely tricky and not worth the cost, unless the zombie hero does not disrupt the formation.

While Imitater does synergize with Starch-Lord due to his root tribe, the boost he gets will be meaningless as Imitater's purpose is to transform; the only instance this boost becomes useful is when you don't have enough sun to play your desired plant, or if Imitater turns into a root. However, he can stil be Conjured by him.

Due to his ability, once Imitater is on the field, do not play any cheap or weak plants first as he will transform into a weak plant, wasting the best of his ability. And whatever you do, never play this card in Mushroom Grotto or if Solar Winds is on the field and you finished your play for the turn, as he will simply turn into a weak plant.

Since he is a mime card, you can boost him and make him perform bonus attacks without worrying about Gargantuar Mime also performing bonus attacks. However, you are better off not using any bonus attacks instead, simply because Imitater has low strength, and you cannot play any other plant later as any tricks used to boost his strength will be wasted when he transforms into another plant.

You can use Pecanolith to take advantage of its high health, making him better at fighting back. However, you're better off with planting Pecanolith after Imitater because Pecanolith is very powerful, unless you want to play a plant like Astro Vera.


There is not too much you can do against this card, unless he is not used in a one-turn combo. Since he is quite tanky, he is pretty difficult to destroy. However, you can remove him with a heavy-damaging card like Cakesplosion, or take advantage of his low strength by playing Rolling Stone on him.

If your opponent uses Imitater to have many of the same type of plant on the field, Extinction Event can weaken or outright destroy them all.

If the plant Imitater turns into has a high cost, you can Bounce it to prevent the card from appearing for another turn, and the plant hero will have to spend the full cost of it. But avoid doing this if the plant has a strong "When played" ability like Astro Vera, or else they will play it again.

Another good strategy is to use Biodome Botanist to make Imitater turn into a 1StrengthPvZH.png/1HeartPvZH.png plant, making him unable to turn into stronger plants.


In other languages

Language Name Description
United States of America English Imitater
China Simplified Chinese 模仿演员 "Imitate Actor"
Traditional Chinese 複製者 "Copier"


  • His mime tribe is the first tribe to stretch between both plants and zombies, specifically between him and Gargantuar Mime.

See also

V · T · E Plants in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes
PvZH Guardian Icon.png Guardian
Heroes Citron · Grass Knuckles · Spudow · Wall-Knight · Beta-Carrotina
Common Small-Nut · Sting Bean · Wall-Nut · Pismashio · Spineapple
Premium Potato Mine · Cactus · Gardening Gloves · Sea-Shroom · Water Chestnut · Pea-Nut · Steel Magnolia
Galactic Photosynthesizer · Spikeweed Sector · Plantern
Colossal Grape Responsibility · Primal Potato Mine
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
PvZH Kabloom Icon.png Kabloom
Heroes Nightcap · Captain Combustible · Solar Flare · Spudow
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
Premium Pineclone · Dandy Lion King · Kernel Corn
Galactic Reincarnation · Molekale
Colossal Gloom-Shroom
Triassic Veloci-Radish Hunter
Event Cards Blooming Heart · High-Voltage Currant · Sonic Bloom · Transfiguration · Atomic Bombegranate · Electric Blueberry
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
Colossal Bamboozle
Triassic Pea Patch
Premium Party Thyme · Black-Eyed Pea · Potted Powerhouse · Espresso Fiesta
Galactic Moonbean · Pod Fighter · The Red Plant-It
Colossal Split Pea · Grape Power
Triassic Savage Spinach
Premium Doubled Mint · Muscle Sprout · Bananasaurus Rex
Galactic Captain Cucumber · Onion Rings
Colossal Gatling Pea
Triassic Apotatosaurus
Event Cards Clique Peas · Lily of the Valley · Banana Split · Plucky Clover
Superpowers Devour · Power Pummel · Precision Blast · Blazing Bark · Embiggen · Holo-Flora · Time to Shine
PvZH Smarty Icon.png Smarty
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