Poison Ivy is a premium uncommon plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the Kabloom class. It costs 3 to play and has 1/3. It has the Anti-Hero 4 trait and does not have any abilities. Its closest zombie counterpart is Stealthy Imp.
It is based on the plant in real life with the same name (Toxicodendron radicans).
Its description and idle animation are a reference to how in real life, when some animals (including humans) come into contact with poison ivy, the area of the skin that came into contact with the plant becomes itchy.
- Class: Kabloom
- Tribes: Leafy Berry Plant
- Trait: Anti-Hero 4
- Abilities: None
- Set - Rarity: Premium - Uncommon
"Guess who's itching for a fight? This guy right here!"
- ▲ Tribe added: Berry
- Set - Rarity change: Basic - Common → Premium - Uncommon
Poison Ivy has a terrible strength stat of 1, but that is only when it is engaged in combat against a zombie fighter. Otherwise, it can hit your opponent pretty hard, so you should play it on an empty lane. If you cannot, try clearing out the path for Poison Ivy to strike with tricks such as Spring Bean and Berry Blast.
Due to it being a berry plant, it can synergize with Sergeant Strongberry, so that 7 damage can be done to the zombie hero, or 3 damage to a zombie on its lane. It can also help boost High-Voltage Currant, as it will boost High-Voltage Currant whenever it does damage.
You can use Rolling Stone when its extra Anti-Hero strength is not active, and Rocket Science or Cut Down to Size when it is. Squirrel Herder is an even more effective option, although there is Spudow's Grave Buster and Nightcap's Grave Mistake to worry about. Any zombie that has 3 or more strength and/or 2 or more health can destroy Poison Ivy in combat, while a Gravestone zombie serves as an effective blocker since it is immune to almost every trick. However, you should still beware since your opponent may also have some tricks up its sleeve, namely moving tricks.