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For the version in Plants vs. Zombies 2, see Jack O' Lantern.

Jack O' Lantern is an event plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the PvZH Solar Icon.pngSolar class. It costs 3SunPvZH.png to play and has 2StrengthPvZH.png/3HeartPvZH.png. It has the PvZH Strikethrough Icon.pngStrikethrough trait, and its ability gives it +1StrengthPvZH.png every time it does damage to the zombie hero.

Jack O' Lantern was introduced in the 2016 Halloween event alongside Trick-or-Treater. As of Feastivus 2016 (in update 1.10.14), both of them were also made craftable.


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

Its description is a reference to its fire-based attacks.


  • Class: Solar
  • Tribe: Squash Plant
  • Trait: PvZH Strikethrough Icon.pngStrikethrough
  • Ability: This gets +1StrengthPvZH.png when it hurts the Zombie Hero.
  • Set: Event

Card description

"I just love to get Zombies all fired up. If you catch my drift."

Update history

Update 1.8.23

  • Added to the game.

Update 1.10.14

  • 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 PvZH Strikethrough Icon.pngStrikethrough 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 PvZH Strikethrough Icon.pngStrikethrough 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.


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In other languages

Language Name Description
United States of America English Jack O' Lantern
China 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).

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
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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
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Token Cards Hothead
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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
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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
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Common Peashooter · Torchwood · Cabbage-Pult · Fertilize · Flourish · Grow-Shroom · Repeater
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PvZH Smarty Icon.png Smarty
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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
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Galactic Solar Winds · Wing-Nut · Tactical Cuke
Colossal Primal Sunflower · Sunflower Seed
Triassic Sun Strike
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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
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Superpowers Flick-a-Zombie · Inspire · Rejuvenate