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Lil' Buddy is a triassic uncommon plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the PvZH Solar Icon.pngSolar class. It can also be made by Poppin' Poppies.

It costs 0SunPvZH.png to play and has 1HeartPvZH.png. It has the Team-Up trait, and its ability heals the plant hero for up to 2HeartPvZH.png when it is played.


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It is based on a poppy seed pod, despite it being called Lil' Buddy.

Its name is a combination of "lil'," possibly referring to its low stats (as a fighter's implied size is related to its stats) and "buddy," referring to its appearance (although, as mentioned, Lil' Buddy resembles more of a seed pod than a bud), as well as alluding to Poppin' Poppies' description, as playing her was the only way to properly obtain it before being made into a playable card by itself.

Its description is a reference to how Lil' Buddy is usually played in front of a plant to protect it.


  • Class: Solar
  • Tribes: Flower Seed Plant
  • Trait: Team-Up
  • Ability: When played: Heal your Hero for 2.
  • Set - Rarity: Triassic - Uncommon

Card description

Wait, you want me to go in *front*?!?

Update history

Update 1.4.14

  • Tribe added: Seed

Update 1.16.10

  • Ability added: When played: Heal your Hero for 2.
  • Class change: PvZH Guardian Icon.pngGuardianPvZH Solar Icon.pngSolar

Update 1.24.6

  • Set - Rarity change: Token → Triassic - Uncommon
  • Sun cost change: 1SunPvZH.png → 0SunPvZH.png



Due to its lack of strength and its low health, Lil' Buddy's main purpose is to act as a weak shield against zombies, which could save an expensive or valuable plant. If you are low in health, you could also play it to restore your health.

However, Lil' Buddy can be more useful than being just a cheap shield. It can serve as "cannon fodder" to activate Briar Rose's ability, and can be used for Power Flower's ability to restore your health (although Lil' Buddy won't survive long enough to count).

It can also synergize with Spineapple and Loco Coco (as Wall-Knight) and Go-Nuts (as Rose). Or, you can play this as a free card to boost Pepper M.D. thanks to its healing ability, provided you are not at full health. If played on the second turn, this makes Pepper M.D. more than 4HeartPvZH.png/4StrengthPvZH.png for just 2SunPvZH.png, which are quite powerful stats.


This plant will mainly take attacks from your zombies, and combined with its low health, Lil' Buddy is nothing serious; as long as it isn't boosted, any attack can destroy it. Zombies with the PvZH Frenzy Icon.pngFrenzy or the PvZH Strikethrough Icon.pngStrikethrough trait can destroy Lil' Buddy and attack your opponent at the same time.

However, if Briar Rose is on the field, then this may cause a problem and spell disaster for both you and your zombies, as Lil' Buddy is also a flower. So if there is one, then it is recommended to destroy it with other cards before your zombies attack the Lil' Buddies. Alternatively, you could also play Weed Spray or The Chickening to get rid of all the Lil' Buddies without worrying about Briar Rose's ability.

If you see Pepper M.D., your opponent can play Lil' Buddy and boost Pepper M.D. greatly. Since your opponent will most likely play it on an empty lane, you will take a lot of damage. Fortunately, you can play either a PvZH Deadly Icon.pngDeadly zombie or Rocket Science on turn 3.



In other languages

Language Name Description
United States of America English Lil' Buddy
China Simplified Chinese 小伙伴
Traditional Chinese 小傢伙 meaning "youngster"


  • Its description is grammatically incorrect, as the description is a quote from Lil' Buddy, but has no quotation marks.
  • The attack it does is similar to the attack from Pair of Pears, which involves it firing seeds.

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