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For the Legendary plant in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2, see Perfume Shroom.

Perfume-shroom is a mushroom and the third plant obtained in Jurassic Marsh in Plants vs. Zombies 2, and a plant exclusive to the aforementioned world. It is an instant-use plant and an environment modifier which will enchant all dinosaurs in a lane when used and make them fight on the plants' side until they leave the lawn. For more detailed information about dinosaurs and their gameplay effects when charmed, see the dinosaur article. This plant usually is only usable in Jurassic Marsh unless otherwise specified. She will cause all affected dinosaurs's eyes turning into pink hearts.

In the Chinese version of the game, it also makes zombies, including those created by Magic-shroom, move back four to five tiles, but not leave the lawn.

Origins

Vintage Atomizer Perfume Bottle

Its name is a portmanteau of "perfume," a liquid that is usually sprayed on something to provide a pleasant smell and "mushroom," the fungus this is based on. Its name, however, could also be a reference to Fume-shroom. In addition, its shape is a reference to a perfume sprayer, as it often squeezes its rear fungi cap to shoot perfume from the front nozzle (Almanac Idle Animation). Just like real-life perfume, the contents it sprays out is volatile and vaporizes quickly, therefore affecting Pterodactyls even when they are already in flight.

One of the costumes it can have is a headwear that portrays an arrow with a heart as the tip. This is a reference to Cupid, the god of love, which in turn references to its ability to charm the dinosaurs.

Audio

Sound Description
PSdisapearing1
Perfume-shroom disappearing.
PSeffectgone1
PSeffectgone2
PSeffectgone3
Perfume-shroom trail disappearing.
PSSpraying1
PSSpraying2
PSSpraying3
Perfume-shroom spraying.

Almanac entry

Perfume-shroom

SUN COST: 150
RECHARGE: Sluggish

AREA: Lane

Perfume-shrooms enchant dinosaurs and charm them into working against the zombies.

Usage: affects all dinosaurs in a lane

Perfume-shrooms emit a pure, concentrated mist of aerosolized love.


Upgrades

Level upgrades

Level Seed packets Coins Upgrades
Sun Cost Recharge
(Sluggish)
Starting Recharge Area
1 0 0 150 30 seconds 20 seconds Lane
2 10 1,000 150 29 seconds 19 seconds
3 75 5,000 150 28 seconds 18 seconds
4 200 10,000 150 27 seconds 17 seconds
5 400 20,000 125 26 seconds 16 seconds
6 750 30,000 125 24 seconds 15 seconds
7 1,000 40,000 125 22 seconds 14 seconds
8 1,250 50,000 125 20 seconds 13 seconds
9 1,500 60,000 125 18 seconds 12 seconds
10 2,000 75,000 100 15 seconds 10 seconds

Level upgrades  (China only)

Level Upgrades Description
LevelIcon2New Perfume-shroom Upgrade 1
One Second Increasation
Its enchanting effect lasts 1 second longer.
CombatTrainingIcon
Combat Training
Perfume-shroom gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
LevelIcon3New Perfume-shroom Upgrade 2
One Second Re-Increasation
Its enchanting effect lasts 1 more second longer. (2 seconds initial.)
CellActivationIcon
Cell Activation
Perfume-shroom gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).

Note: Perfume-shroom cannot be upgraded to level 4.

Strategies

While dinosaurs can be devastating when employed by the player, Perfume-shroom's long recharge time, as well as the dinosaurs' limited time on the lawn, mean that Perfume-shroom will usually be more useful for defending the lane against dangerous dinosaurs instead of fighting zombies.

Pterodactyls should be the most heavily prioritized dinosaurs for the usage of Perfume-shroom, as the backward zombies will prove to be much more dangerous than others. Ankylosauruses also should be prioritized because their knockback effects can tear through the lawn and allow zombies to get through. When dealing with raptors, it is best that Perfume-shroom is used as it walks over the second or third column from the right. By doing this, the raptor can kick away any incoming zombies very easily. Using Perfume-shroom when the raptors are far away from the right means that Primal Peashooter's knockback would give the zombies a slim chance of reaching the raptor, thus wasting the charming effect.

If possible, Imitating Perfume-shroom will be able to remedy the slow recharge problem and allows it to be used more liberally. Alternatively, using the Instant Recharge upgrade can also let the player use Perfume-shroom in a pinch, especially if two rows of dangerous dinosaurs appear at once.

Related achievements

Terror Redactyled2
Terror Redactyled
Use a Perfume-shroom on a pterodactyl carrying a zombie towards your house.
Hungry Dinos
Hungry, Hungry Dinos
Complete a level where T. Rexes chomp 10 zombies

Gallery

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Trivia

  • It is not allowed in Modern Day nor Arena even though there are dinosaurs featured in some levels.
  • It is the only plant introduced in Jurassic Marsh that does not have "Primal" in its name, and the only plant not to be a reference to an already existing plant.
  • While emitting perfume, the player can see that the Perfume-shroom has hearts for eyes.
  • It is the only instant use plant that can be planted during Last Stand setup. This doesn't help much however.
  • Perfume-shroom uses the same disappearing sound as Puff-shroom when its timer expires.
  • It is currently the only plant in Jurassic Marsh that does not appear in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes.
  • In the Chinese version of the game, the name of its Upgrade abilities (续一秒, Extend by a second) is a nod to a Chinese internet meme known as 'moha ', a spoof or sarcasm on China's ex-president Jiang Zemin, based on rumor that a hanged boy sacrificed himself to save Jiang from severe illness. The meme is about extending his life by "1 second" through sacrificing the netizens' spare time. Cob Cannon also shares the same trait, as the case for the latter is actually way longer than a single second. 
  • For some reason, Perfume-shroom could also charm zombies for a temporary time in the Chinese version of the game, unlike in the International version.
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