Jack O' Lantern is an event plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the Solar class. It costs 3 to play and has 2/3. It has the Strikethrough trait, and its ability gives it +1 every time it does damage to the zombie hero.
Its description is a reference to its fire-based attacks.
- Class: Solar
- Tribe: Squash Plant
- Trait: Strikethrough
- Ability: This gets +1 when it hurts the Zombie Hero.
- Set: Event
"I just love to get Zombies all fired up. If you catch my drift."
- Added to the game.
- Set - Rarity change: Super-Rare → Event
- Became craftable.
Jack O' Lantern is a very devastating plant if kept alive, as its ability activates every time it attacks due to its Strikethrough trait and will essentially persist unless the Zombie Hero super-blocks or somehow redirects the hit. You can take advantage of this and use tricks such as Plant Food and Espresso Fiesta or environments like Coffee Grounds to make it do bonus attacks as Chompzilla to quickly snowball its strength, or just directly boost its strength as Chompzilla or Solar Flare.
However, because its ability only increases its strength but not its health and it doesn't have much to begin with, Jack O' Lantern can be overwhelmed easily. Wall-Knight can use Team-Up plants to protect him. Chompzilla can also boost it's health with tricks and use it to boost potted powerhouse, but this isn't really consistent as hit constant hits will prompt rapid responses from the Zombie Hero.
Keep in mind that if your opponent blocks Jack O' Lantern's attack, its ability will not activate. Therefore, it is a good idea to have another plant or damaging trick to trigger the block beforehand, although this may put it at risk of superpowers such as Electrobolt. Additionally, if its strength gets out of hand, Jack 'O Lantern can be nuked by Rocket Science or Cut Down to Size.
Jack O' Lantern is a big threat, so it should be dealt with as soon as possible. Since it has the Strikethrough trait, simply blocking it with a zombie isn't enough. It must be destroyed, otherwise it is going to mass up strength, which is never good.
Any zombie with 3 strength can destroy it easily, unless its health has been boosted. Rolling Stone can be played when it hasn't gained any strength, while Rocket Science, Cut Down to Size and Locust Swarm can be played when its strength becomes too much for you to handle.
Additionally, you can reduce this plant's strength with Landscaper or Nibble, rendering it unable to attack and boost itself. However, beware when playing against Solar Flare or Chompzilla as they have tricks such as Berry Angry and Fertilize to boost it again.
If you think that you will always block it, then let it be, as it would essentially do nothing in this case.
Plants vs. Zombies Wiki has a gallery for Jack O' Lantern.
In other languages
|English||Jack O' Lantern|
|Simplified Chinese||南瓜灯||lit. "Pumpkin Lantern"|
|Traditional Chinese||傑克南瓜燈||lit. "Jack Pumpkin Lantern"|
- In addition to both it and Trick-or-Treater being the first Halloween event cards, they are also the first event cards to ever be introduced (in Jack O' Lantern's case, that makes him the first event plant card ever).