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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 appearance, with its appearance more closely resembling its Plants vs. Zombies 2 counterpart.

Its Fusion ability is a reference to its use in the two aforementioned games, while its attack animation is a reference to its idle animation in 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 an amazing Fusion card that works well during all phases of the game. Its main ability makes the plant you need much harder to remove against opponents with insufficient or no aquatic defenses, especially Rustbolt, Professor Brainstorm, and Z-Mech, while its cheap cost lets you do so without spending too much sun. Its low health is the only downside, but that doesn't matter too much since it is a Fusion card and also costs very little, unless you wish to play a 2SunPvZH card like Doubled Mint right on turn 2.

Since the plant gets the Amphibious trait rather than simply be on the aquatic lane, it isn't completely useless even if you play Lily Pad outside the aquatic lane, as the plant can still synergize with Navy Bean and Bog of Enlightenment. However, you will have to move the plant to synergize with the latter, which only Citron and Beta-Carrotina can do.

While its main ability is great, its Conjuring ability is not insignificant either, as many leafy cards are either powerful or have useful abilities. Since many of them are meant to be played early to mid-game like Doubled Mint, it is better to Fuse it during those phases if you want the leafy card to be more helpful. It also goes well with Dino-Roar plants, since Lily Pad's ability grants protection against many threats, allowing them to safely do their job, and it activates their ability even if the plant itself isn't played on it. The only exception of the first benefit is Veloci-Radish Hunter, who will not be able to make a copy of itself on the aquatic lane, severely lowering its offensive capabilities.

There are several good non-Amphibious Smarty plants to play on Lily Pad, such as Go-Nuts, Jelly Bean, and Shooting Starfruit, who not only are dangerous by themselves, but also get much harder to remove with the Amphibious trait. However, there are many other plants in other classes that do equally well, or better on Lily Pad, not to mentioned the support cards available in them.

  • Green Shadow's PvZH Mega-Grow IconMega-Grow class grants her access to powerful plants, stat-boosting cards, and bonus attacks, allowing her plants to wreak havoc on the aquatic lane. While there are many good plants in the Mega-Grow class to choose, the two most dangerous examples are Bananasaurus Rex and Apotatosaurus, who not only boast massive stats with help from their Dino-Roar ability, but also have a trait that makes them deadlier (DoubleStrikeAltDouble Strike for the former, UntrickableAltBigUntrickable for the latter). The leafy card Conjured being able to synergize with Typical Beanstalk and Savage Spinach is a plus, unless the card she gets is Shamrocket.
  • Similar to Green Shadow, Nightcap also has access to hard-hitting plants Kernel Corn. However, his specialty is PvZH Anti-Hero IconAnti-Hero plants like Poison Ivy and Poison Oak, allowing him to dish out lots of early damage on his opponent, and put them in a tough spot if they cannot remove it. Generally, Nightcap should attempt to finish the game early with this new advantage. Also, Shroom for Two and Veloci-Radish Hunter are better not played on Lily Pad as they will not activate their abilities (or normal ability in Veloci-Radish Hunter's case).
  • Rose has lots of options to choose from her PvZH Solar IconSolar class. She can play PvZH Strikethrough IconStrikethrough plants like Laser Bean, Astrocado, or Jack O' Lantern (although she can play Sun Strike to substitute such plants), key plants in a healing deck like Heartichoke or Aloesaurus, or sun-producing plants like Twin Sunflower to give them more safety. Cornucopia is also an option to play there to make one more plant on a non-aquatic lane instead of on the aquatic lane.
  • Citron and Beta-Carrotina can use Lily Pad in their Amphibious decks, although it isn't the most necessary card due to them already having lots of Amphibious cards. But if you do choose to put Lily Pad in, good candidates are one of the few powerhouses in the PvZH Guardian IconGuardian class like Tricarrotops and Tough Beets, or PvZH Truestrike IconBullseye plants (including the aforementioned Tricarrotops) to guarantee unblocked hits on their opponent, assuming their aquatic defenses are poor.


You can't really counter Lily Pad's abilities, especially since both abilities don't boost stats or harm your zombies. Z-Mech, Rustbolt, and Professor Brainstorm should be more careful, as they don't have access to Amphibious cards normally, excluding Imp-Throwing Gargantuar whose Swabbies can only stall the plant at best. If you are playing as any of the three, you should prepare some cards to deal with Amphibious threats in case Lily Pad is played. However, they should be especially wary of Apotatosaurus, as the aforementioned heroes mainly play tricks to counter Amphibious threats, which Apotatosaurus is immune to. Thankfully, Rustbolt and Z-Mech also have plant-moving cards like Black Hole and Sumo Wrestler that not only allow them to deal with the plant (including Apotatosaurus) on the aquatic lane, but also bypass the UntrickableAltBigUntrickable trait.

If Lily Pad is played by itself, it can easily be destroyed with cards like Conga Zombie, Rolling Stone, or even Neptuna and Immorticia's superpowers if they are in your hand. However, it will not be that way in most cases due to Lily Pad's cheap cost.



  • 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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