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Laser Cattail is a galactic super-rare plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the PvZH Smarty Icon.pngSmarty class. He costs 2SunPvZH.png to play and has 2StrengthPvZH.png/1HeartPvZH.png.

He has the Amphibious and Team-Up traits, and his ability gives him +1StrengthPvZH.png/+1HeartPvZH.png every time a plant is played or made on his lane.


He is based on the plant from Plants vs. Zombies with a similar appearance, and a cyborg, a being with both organic and biomechatronic body parts. He may also be based on the laser cat meme. He also bears a resemblance to his Plants vs. Zombies 2 Chinese version counterpart, who has robotic features in its design and fires lasers as part of its plant food effect.

His name is a combination of "laser," referring to his laser pointer, and "Cattail," the Plants vs. Zombies plant he is based on.

His description is a reference to how cats like chasing laser pointers in real life.


  • Class: Smarty
  • Tribe: Animal Plant
  • Traits: Amphibious, Team-Up
  • Ability: This gets +1StrengthPvZH.png/+1HeartPvZH.png when you play a Plant here.
  • Set - Rarity: Galactic - Super-Rare

Card description

He's really good at entertaining himself.

Update history

Update 1.16.10

  • Added to the game.



Laser Cattail has low stats for 2SunPvZH.png, but makes up for it with a good ability and the Amphibious and Team-Up traits. This makes Laser Cattail a versatile shield that can also get stronger. However, due to his low health and base strength of 2, he is weak to instant-kill cards like Weed Spray or Rolling Stone, or any form of damage until boosted.

Laser Cattail synergizes well with Navy Bean, as Navy Bean's ability gives him an extra +1StrengthPvZH.png/+1HeartPvZH.png on top of his initial boost. He also synergizes well with Mixed Nuts as if you play Laser Cattail then Mixed Nuts on his lane, both receive a stat boost. However, only Rose can use the latter strategy normally.

Another good synergy is Go-Nuts, as whenever you play a Team-Up plant in front of Laser Cattail, it gets +2StrengthPvZH.png/+1HeartPvZH.png from his ability and Go-Nuts' ability combined. Puff-Shroom is another example, as while Puff-Shroom itself has the Team-Up trait, it is free, giving Laser Cattail a boost on turn 2. However, only Nightcap can do this.

Thanks to his Team-Up trait, it is fairly easy to play another plant in front of Laser Cattail, giving him +1StrengthPvZH.png/+1HeartPvZH.png continuously. If the plant in front of him is destroyed, replace it with another plant, and once that plant is destroyed, you can play another plant in front of Laser Cattail to boost him again.

However, sacrificing plants just to boost Laser Cattail is a waste, and PvZH Strikethrough Icon.pngStrikethrough or PvZH Frenzy Icon.pngFrenzy zombies can easily tear through this formation anyway, not to mention Laser Base Alpha and Area 22.


Despite his low stats, Laser Cattail can be a troublesome plant due to him having Amphibious and Team-Up, making him hard to destroy when he gets boosted. Therefore, it is best to destroy him as fast as you can.

Since your opponent could play him on an empty lane, tricks and abilities are recommended. If unboosted, Weed Spray and Rolling Stone, as well as Celestial Custodian played in an environment, can destroy him instantly. If his strength goes over 4, play Rocket Science. If his strength is 3, he cannot be destroyed by the aforementioned tricks. In this case, B-flat or Locust Swarm will surely do the job.

You can also use Bungee Plumber or Trapper Territory to destroy him easily, but it is best done right after he is played. But if he is played to protect a plant (preferably also fronting a zombie), dispatching Laser Cattail will be much easier, since the most health he will get is 2 (only if the plant is played after him, otherwise 1), meaning that most zombies will have enough strength to destroy him.


In other languages

Language Name Description
United States of America English Laser Cattail
China Simplified Chinese 激光猫尾草 "Laser Cattail"
lit. "Laser Cat Tail Herb"
Traditional Chinese 雷射貓尾草

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
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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
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Galactic Reincarnation · Molekale
Colossal Gloom-Shroom
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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
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Galactic Banana Peel · Cosmic Pea
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Galactic Moonbean · Pod Fighter · The Red Plant-It
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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