For other versions, please refer to the Lily Pad (disambiguation) page.

Lily Pad is a triassic rare plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the PvZH Smarty IconSmarty class. It costs 1SunPvZH to play and has 1HeartPvZH. It has the Amphibious trait, and its Fusion ability gives the plant played on it the Amphibious trait and Conjures a leafy card. Its closest zombie counterpart is Killer Whale.


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It is based on the plant in Plants vs. Zombies and Plants vs. Zombies 2 with the same name and general design, however it more closely resembles its Plants vs. Zombies 2 design.

Its Fusion ability is a reference to its ability in the two aforementioned games, while its attacking animation is based on its idle animation from Plants vs. Zombies 2.


  • Class: Smarty
  • Tribe: Leafy Plant
  • Trait: Amphibious
  • Ability: Fusion: A Plant played on this gets Amphibious. Conjure a Leafy card.
  • Set - Rarity: Triassic - Rare

Card description

When Neptuna's Triassic Invasion flooded Hollow Earth with vast new oceans, Plants quickly evolved to survive.

Update history

Update 1.24.6

  • Added to the game.



Lily Pad is largely mediocre but still usable in less competitive circumstances.

Its issues, to outline, are largely based around its investment value not being particularly worth it. Its stats are rather poor and it cannot defend itself, but it has the upside of being a 1SunPvZH Amphibious plant. However, this makes it so that the player needs to spend at least 2SunPvZH to place a plant in the water, and get a random card through Conjure that is likely not going to be very helpful to the player's main strategy. The final nail in the coffin for this card in competitive play though, is how redundant it is, existing a class where Amphibious defenses are already present, so it does not require the effort to set up your own janky incarnations of such.

The only serious valid reasons to consider Lily Pad is with Leafy synergy, which has not been known to perform very well in competitive play with how limited it is. Most cards that would theoretically work well with Lily Pad come much later than this card should and at a point of the game where the amphibious lane unfortunately becomes pretty irrelevant.

This card can likely survive on its own against some heroes, but classes like PvZH Crazy IconCrazy and PvZH Hearty IconHearty have access to cards that have cards that deal pretty well with cards with Lily Pad's set of stats. PvZH Beastly IconBeastly and PvZH Sneaky IconSneaky also have their own set of Amphibious cards to counter this immediately. So, you most likely would either find yourself using this on turn 1 (since you have a good chance your opponent won't be able to counter in the trick phase), or fusing it immediately with another card upon play.

The type of cards you would want to play on a Lily Pad in the amphibious lane are very strong ones that will do well in the water.

To outline some cards that are non-Amphibious relative to the class this card is native to, there are cards like Go-Nuts, Jelly Bean, and Shooting Starfruit that could be fused with this. Cards like the aforementioned ones are threats that generally spawn immediate attention from your opponent. Putting it in the water would be extremely advantageous in such a scenario since it's trickier to tackle amphibious threats, but still keep in mind that all the previously mentioned threats to Lily Pad also apply to anything you fuse into Lily Pad in the water. There are also cards from other classes that could suit Lily Pad well, which will be outlined in this set of bulletin points.

  • The PvZH Mega-Grow IconMega-Grow class has access to cards that stat boost, utilize bonus attacks, and its own set of generally powerful cards. There are quite a few cards that would theoretically work well with Lily Pad, with the most notable ones being Bananasaurus Rex and Apotatosaurus. Both cards are by design meant to deal lots of damage and each have a threatening trait, and the amphibious lane is a good fit for such, these cards existing mostly unopposed to most amphibious threats. They also both have the Dino-Roar ability, which Lily Pad's ability to conjure come to use with them too.

    And unless the card in question is Shamrocket, the Conjured Leafy card could theoretically also work with the abilities of Typical Beanstalk or Savage Spinach.
  • The PvZH Kabloom IconKabloom class has many type of plant cards that would work better with Lily Pad than most other classes. Lily Pad by design wants to be combo'd with something else as quickly as possible. While this class has its own set of devastating, expensive cards that are designed to finish the game that would theoretically work good with it, the main highlight of cards for this would really would be cheaper, and namely Anti-Hero plants like Poison Ivy(or possibly Poison Oak) mainly due to their hero-damaging capabilities. They could go largely unopposed in the water depending on your opponent's classes.

    It's also recommended not to use Veloci-Radish Hunter, or Shroom for Two with Lily Pad because of their card-generating abilities not functioning properly due to the card they make not being considered amphibious, therefore not being played in the amphibious lane. This isn't the case for Pair of Pears, however.
  • This card probably doesn't work very well in the PvZH Solar IconSolar class, due to the fact Solar's main set of strategies mostly focus on taking control of the game than taking advantage of early game damage. And whenever it does, it uses PvZH Strikethrough IconStrikethrough, which is somewhat redundant to Lily Pad's advantage.

    However, it would theoretically work well with cheaper sun producing plants, by giving them a lane with assumed protection, but it's insignificant due to most cards just being able to harm Sun producing plants in general. And it's already rule of thumb and easier to protect Sun producing plants with other plant cards (if they have Team-up).

    Cards like Heartichoke and Aloesaurus could theoretically also work off of this well, but it's questionable how relevant such a play would be considering how much these cards cost and where they appear in a game.
  • The PvZH Guardian IconGuardian class is also another class where Lily Pad might not work very well in, due to the class already having a wealth of Amphibious cards to work with. However, cards that deal good damage like Tough Beets are theoretically a good candidate to fuse with, as well as Tricarrotops and other non-Amphibious Bullseye cards to take advantage of the trait's ability.


While you can't directly counter Lily Pad's abilities, the card itself is rather defenseless ignoring its amphibious trait. Very common and basic Tricks that destroy small plants between PvZH Crazy IconCrazy and PvZH Hearty IconHearty (Those common tricks namely being ones like Bungee Plumber and Rolling Stone) take care of it very easily. Also, PvZH Beastly IconBeastly and PvZH Sneaky IconSneaky have their own set of Amphibious defenses which can vary quality-wise against Lily Pad and what it's capable of, but is considered a suited counter. Just keep in mind that its usage, though, is mostly to be instantly fused with. So most of the time, the player will not be dealing with Lily Pad itself. But in the few occurrences that Lily Pad appears by itself, just keep the former information in mind.



  • It shares many similarities with Pumpkin Shell.
    • It shares the same animations with Pumpkin Shell.
    • It has the same rarity with Pumpkin Shell.
    • It is obtained from the same set with Pumpkin Shell.
  • When Fusing a plant with Lily Pad, one can hear the sound Galacta-Cactus uses when activating its ability.
  • Its dying animation slightly resembles one of its idle animation in its Plants vs. Zombies 2 counterpart.

See also

V · T · E Plants in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes
PvZH Guardian Icon 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 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 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 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 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 · Whack-a-Zombie · Lawnmower · Magnifying Grass · 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
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