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He prefers to call himself Optimus Prime.
The official name of this plant is Magic-shroom. However, a literal translation can be found in its infobox. The official name is to be used on all pages that refer to this plant.
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This article is about content available solely in the People's Republic of China.
For the version in Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars, see Magic-shroom.

Magic-shroom (魔术菇; pinyin: móshù gū) is a plant in the Chinese version of Plants vs. Zombies 2. He throws playing cards at zombies which deal 50 damage per shot forward and backward, but not at the same time.

Puzzle Pieces for this plant can be collected through daily sign-in reward for Android users in August 2015. He was released in the Sky City update for iOS, along with Zorrose and Bambrook.


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Magic-shroom's color scheme is very similar to the Agaricus mushroom. The "magic" part comes from his magic hat-shaped cap and the cards that surround the said cap, which are often used for many magic tricks.

His name is a Chinese "play-on-words" in which (魔术 Mó shù), meaning magic, almost sounds like (蘑菇 Mó gū), meaning mushroom. When combined, it forms (魔术菇 Mó shù gū), a play on words of the aforementioned Chinese characters.

Almanac entry

魔术菇 (Magic-shroom)
Sun cost: 175

DAMAGE: Moderate
RANGE: Front & Back
RECHARGE: Mediocre



    In English:

    Magic-shroom throws playing cards back and forth at zombies.

    Special: It attacks zombies at front and back
    Plant features: mushroom family

    Before becoming a talented mushroom, Magic-shroom was merely a very normal mushroom in Mushroom village. It is only after he was introduced to the world of magic that allowed him to transform into the mushroom he is now. "I am a shining star!" exclaimed Magic-shroom, as he practices shuffling the playing cards in his hands, which he considers being his coolest gesture. However, it is not wise to think that there is a rabbit inside his magic hat. If you peek into it, you'll be screwed!


Plant Food effect

When given Plant Food, Magic-shroom summons five large top hats on random tiles on the lawn, creating illusions of zombies that consists of Basic Zombies, Conehead Zombies, and Buckethead Zombies, and sometimes Gargantuars. These zombie illusions are respective to the world the level is in and fight for the player.


He will only spawn Buckethead Zombies and Gargantuars. In the 1.6.2 update and up, he now reduced the chance of spawning a Gargantuar and instead, he will now spawn Conehead Zombie illusions as well.

Level upgrade

Level Upgrades Description
LevelIcon2New.png Magic-shroom Upgrade 1.png
Magic Racer
It now has a 10% chance to throw out two cards in a row instead of the usual one.
Combat Training
Magic-shroom gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
LevelIcon3New.png Magic-shroom Upgrade 2.png
The previous 10% chance of throwing out two cards has been increased from two to three cards.
Cell Activation
Magic-shroom gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
LevelIcon4New.png AbilityAwakendIcon.png
Ability Awaken
Magic-shroom may be boosted when planted.
Fighting Power
Magic-shroom gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).
LevelIcon5New.png Magic-shroom Upgrade 3.png
Golden Card
It may throw 4 golden cards that deal damage to zombies in an area.
Fighting Power
Magic-shroom gains another 50% more attack power and health (300% of initial).


Magic-shroom is not very strong at battling zombies, as most other offensive plants are more powerful than him. However, he can shoot backwards and can be used against Prospector Zombies and Flying Imps. But the true power of him is in his Plant Food ability, where he is capable of spawning multiple high-health zombies that fight for the player that can include Gargantuars, which outclasses Hypno-shroom's Plant Food effect as Hypno-shroom can only create one hypnotized zombie at a time. Five to ten level 4 Magic-shroom connected by Tile Turnips are very deadly as the player can have a huge wave of illusion zombies to overwhelm the approaching zombie horde.

It is a horrible idea to use him in Kongfu World, as the Weapon Stands can transform the zombies made by Plant Food against the player. His cards can be deflected by Hammer Zombies and Nunchaku Zombies. Drinking Monk Zombies can easily deal huge damage to even Level 3/4 zombies. Also, never use him in levels with Explorer Zombies, Torch Kongfu Zombies, or Torch Monk Zombies unless you can extinguish their torches as they can instantly kill Level 5 illusion Gargantuars in one touch without even allowing them to attack. In Sky City, this also applies against Double-Cabin Aircraft Zombies.

Balance changes

Update 1.6.2

  • Illusions that reach a Weapon Stand will get reverted
  • Reduced chance to spawn Gargantuars
  • Increased chance to spawn Conehead Zombies


Plants vs. Zombies Wiki has a gallery for Magic-shroom.
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  • He shares the same idle animation with Sun Bean and the aquamarine Bowling Bulb.
  • For some reason, in the upgrade menu, he has Rotobaga's level upgrade icons.
    • However, since the Lost City update, Magic-shroom has new level upgrade icons.
  • He first appeared on the Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars website in May 2015.
  • In the 1.6.0 update, he and Zorrose had their sound effects added.
  • He always shoots the ace of spades card.
  • The zombies do not have a hypnotized coloration, but they still fight for the player. This is because they are simply illusions created by the Magic-shroom.
  • Since 1.6.2 version, Magic-shroom Plant Food's effect has been nerfed:
    • In Kongfu World, if an illusion zombie managed to reach a Weapon Stand, he will somehow get reverted.
    • He has less of a chance to spawn a Gargantuar and instead spawn Conehead Zombies more frequently.
  • Any illusional zombies that are in Cycloque's range can be attracted. The same is also happen to hypnotized zombies and pumpkin-head zombies.
  • Illusion Gargantuars will not attempt to toss their Imps.
  • Since Kongfu World has no specific Gargantuar, he reuses the original Gargantuar.
  • In his seed packet and Puzzle Piece, he does not have any cards surrounding his cap.
  • His cards cannot hurt a Barrel Roller Zombie's barrel. Instead, the cards will fly over the barrel and hurt the Barrel Roller Zombie pushing the barrel or another zombie if the Barrel Roller Zombie has been defeated.
    • Even though Magic-shroom cannot destroy Barrel Roller Zombie's barrel, he will keep trying to attack it.
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