- For other uses, see Magnet-shroom (disambiguation).
Magnet-shroom is a recurring character within the Plants vs. Zombies franchise. Magnet-shrooms are mushroom plants who attract metallic objects from zombies, either massively reducing their health or getting rid of their ability.
As of Plants vs. Zombies 3, Magnet-shroom has appeared in four games.
OriginsHis mushroom is most likely based on the spotted cort (Cortinarius iodes), a small purple spotted species of agaric fungus in the family Cortinariaceae; while his head is based on a horseshoe magnet, a magnet made in the shape of a horseshoe.
The magnet in his name refers to the fact that he is a magnet and he attracts metal, and the shroom in his name refers to the fact that he is a mushroom.
- Main article: Magnet-shroom (PvZ)
In the original Plants vs. Zombies game, as well as all Chinese spin-off games based on it, Magnet-shroom is the last mushroom obtained in the game game. They attract objects away from zombies, making them one of the most powerful supporting plants in the entire game. They are a mushroom however, and thus require Coffee Bean to wake them up in Day, Pool, and Roof levels.
- Main article: Magnet Plant
Magnet-shroom reappeared in PopCap's Facebook game Plants vs. Zombies Adventures. However, his name was changed to Magnet Plant, as Adventures does not have mushrooms due to being solely in the day. They stole magnetic objects in a 5x5 area around it, but could be taken out in two simple bites.
Despite the name change, the player can still tell this was meant to be Magnet-shroom, as unlocking Magnet Plant will have their seed packet read Magnet-shroom.
- Main article: Magnet-shroom (PvZ2)
In Plants vs. Zombies 2, Magnet-shroom is the last plant obtained in the Dark Ages. He retains his ability from the first game, now costing 100 sun and being able to stay awake in the day, but has a longer recharge and cooldown.
Along with being able to steal a variety of metallic objects, Magnet-shroom is able to instantly destroy a Punk Zombie by ripping its head off.
- Main article: Magnet line
Magnet-shroom's latest appearance is in the Chinese-exclusive turn-based game Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars as the first plant in the Magnet line. He attacks zombies by flinging his head at them and his Plant Food/Anger effect has him suck up enemies' defenses, use them as a shield for themselves for two turns, then fire the armor back to deal damage.
He evolves into Electromagnetic Mushroom and then into Magneto Mushroom.
Plants vs. Zombies Wiki has a gallery for Magnet-shroom.
- Before he was introduced into Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars, there was a beta design for him created. These beta designs were created before the Dark Ages were created, and were thus scrapped when an "official" PvZ2 Magnet-shoroom was released.