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Lily Pad is a triassic rare plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the PvZH Smarty Icon.pngSmarty class. It costs 1SunPvZH.png to play and has 1HeartPvZH.png. 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.png Amphibious plant. However, this makes it so that you need to spend at least 2SunPvZH.png to play a plant on it, and get a random card through Conjuring that is unlikely to be very helpful to your main strategy. The final nail in the coffin for this card in competitive play is how redundant it is, existing a class where great Amphibious cards are already plentiful, so there is little need to set up for a "new" Amphibious plant for your strategy.

The only serious valid reason to consider Lily Pad is to take advantage of leafy synergy, which has very little presence in the current meta.

This card can likely survive on its own against some heroes, but classes like PvZH Crazy Icon.pngCrazy and PvZH Hearty Icon.pngHearty have access to cards that deal pretty well with low-stat plants with Lily Pad. PvZH Beastly Icon.pngBeastly and PvZH Sneaky Icon.pngSneaky also have their own set of Amphibious cards to counter this immediately. So, you most likely would either find yourself play this on turn 1 (since you have a good chance your opponent won't be able to counter in the Zombie Tricks phase if they don't have avaliable tricks at hand), or fusing it immediately with another card upon playing.

Should you decide to use Lily Pad in your deck despite its limitations, it is noteworthy that the type of plants you would want to play on a Lily Pad in the aquatic lane are very strong ones that benefit from being on the aquatic lane; such plants generally draw immediate attention from your opponent, so playing it on the aquatic lane would be extremely advantageous in such a scenario since it is trickier to tackle Amphibious threats. To outline some non-Amphibious Smarty cards that go in this category, there are cards like Go-Nuts, Jelly Bean, and Shooting Starfruit. 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 Icon.pngMega-Grow class (Green Shadow) has access to cards that boost their own stats or utilize bonus attacks - basically its own set of powerful cards, the most notable ones being Bananasaurus Rex and Apotatosaurus. Both cards are, by design, meant to do lots of damage and each have a threatening trait, and the aquatic lane is a good fit for these plants, existing mostly unopposed to most Amphibious threats. They also both have the Dino-Roar ability, so Lily Pad's Fusion ability will give them a small boost (Apotatosaurus will gain twice the boost as it conjures another root when played). Captain Cucumber can also make the Conjured card cost less. And unless the card in question is Shamrocket, the Conjured leafy card could theoretically also work with the abilities of Typical Beanstalk and Savage Spinach.
  • The PvZH Kabloom Icon.pngKabloom class (Nightcap) has many plant cards that would work better with Lily Pad than most other classes have. Lily Pad, by design, is a card you want to Fuse with something as quickly as possible. Therefore, while this class has its own set of devastating and expensive cards that are designed to finish the game that would theoretically work well with it, the main highlight of cards for this class would be be cheaper PvZH Anti-Hero Icon.pngAnti-Hero plants like Poison Ivy (or possibly Poison Oak) due to their hero-damaging capabilities. They could go largely unopposed in the water depending on your opponent's classes.

    It is recommended not to play Veloci-Radish Hunter or Shroom for Two on Lily Pad since the fighters they make are not amphibious, although Pair of Pears is still viable as Pear Pal can be played on water.
  • This card probably doesn't work very well in the PvZH Solar Icon.pngSolar class (Rose), due to the fact the Solar class' main set of strategies mostly focus on taking control of the game than taking advantage of early-game damage. And whenever it does, it utilizes the PvZH Strikethrough Icon.pngStrikethrough trait, 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 "aquatic" protection, but it is insignificant due to most cards just being able to harm sun-producing plants in general. And besides, it is easier and more effective to protect sun-producing plants with other Team-Up cards.

    Cards like Heartichoke and Aloesaurus could theoretically also work with this well, but like with sun-producing plants, this strategy is mostly situational.
    • The PvZH Guardian Icon.pngGuardian class (Citron and Beta-Carrotina) 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 do 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 said trait's ability. Additionally, Using Soul Patch in the aquatic lane with Lily Pad is also a good idea to prevent harm from most attackers so it takes more hits for your hero.


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 weak plants in the PvZH Crazy Icon.pngCrazy and PvZH Hearty Icon.pngHearty classes, like Bungee Plumber and Rolling Stone, take care of it very easily. Also, the PvZH Beastly Icon.pngBeastly and PvZH Sneaky Icon.pngSneaky classes have their own set of Amphibious defenses. Basically, deal with Lily Pad as you would with any other weak Amphibious plant.

But keep in mind that your opponent will attempt to Fuse it as fast as possible, and as such, the opponent may refrain from playing it unless they are able to fuse it in one turn, which is most likely the case, so be prepared to face unconventional aquatic threats.


In other languages

Language Name Description
United States of America English Lily Pad
China Simplified Chinese 睡莲叶
Traditional Chinese 睡蓮葉
France French Nénuphar
Germany German Seerosenblatt
Italy Italian Foglia di ninfea
Japan Japanese スイレンの葉
South Korea Korean 수련 잎
Brazil Brazilian Portuguese Vitória-régia
Russia Russian Кувшинка "Water Lily"
Spain Spanish Nenúfar


  • 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 "when destroyed" animation slightly resembles one of its idle animations in its Plants vs. Zombies 2 counterpart, where it turns into a puff of bubbles.

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