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"I use they/them pronouns"
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But you can just call me Crazy Dave.
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When this cunning fungus finds injustice, it mushrooms into a problem for zombies!

A quote in Night Cap's unlock comic

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Night Cap is a recurring character within the Plants vs. Zombies franchise.

Night Cap is always depicted as a ninja mushroom and is typically given shadow based abilities and attacks, usually piercing shadow projectiles, the ability to vanish instantaneously, and the ability to cloak ally plants.

As of Plants vs. Zombies 3, Night Cap has appeared in three games.


Night Cap's name is a pun on "nightcap," a type of headwear used during sleep, referring to how mushrooms are nocturnal in the original Plants vs. Zombies game, and "cap," a common name given to the mushroom pileus.


Plants vs. Zombies Heroes

Main article: Nightcap (PvZH)


Nightcap's first appearance is in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes as one of the playable Hero plants introduced in the game. He leads the Kabloom and Smarty tribes, and his strong suit is fast tempo, hyper-aggressive decks.

His Signature Superpower is Mush-Boom, with More Spore, Whirlwind, and Storm Front being his secondary superpowers.

Nightcap is one of two Plant heroes to not be a hero version of a pre-existing plant or a pre-existing plant on their own, the second being Beta-Carrotina, rather he is based on mushroom plants as a whole.

Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville

Main article: Night Cap (PvZ: BfN)

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Night Cap reappears in the third-person shooter game Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville as a new playable plant class.

She is an PvZ BfN Attack Class Icon.png Attack class who specializes in stealth attacks, either using abilities such as Shadow Sneak to sneak up on zombies or Fung Fu to quickly take down swarms of lower health Zombies. Her primary weapon can also pierce multiple zombies.

Plants vs. Zombies 3

Main article: Night Cap (PvZ3)

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Night Cap's latest reappearance is in Plants vs. Zombies 3, as her first appearance in a main-line tower-defense game. Her design is a mix of both of her appearances in the last two games she's appeared in.

She is a 7 cost Rare Shooter plant, and she fires piercing projectiles similar to her Battle for Neighborville appearance. However she fires them far slower than previous iterations, needing to recharge after each projectile fired. Shadow projectiles deal an immense amount of damage to zombies in order to compensate for Night Cap's slower firing speed.

Her Plant Food ability is named Fung-Fu and allows her to deal heavy damage to five random zombies on the lawn. Her Tacobility effect is named Casting Shadows and allows her projectiles to pierce more zombies at a time, as well as Stealthing plants adjacent to her, preventing them from being damaged by zombie attacks. Both abilities are based on, and named after, two of her abilities in Battle for Neighborville.


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  • Night Cap has been called Night Cap in all in-game appearance during at least one point, as before being renamed, Nightcap in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes was named Night Cap.
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