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Poppin' Poppies is a premium legendary plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the PvZH Guardian Icon.pngGuardian class. She costs 6SunPvZH.png to play and has 4StrengthPvZH.png/4HeartPvZH.png.

She does not have any traits, and her ability makes a Lil' Buddy in front of her and the lanes adjacent to her when she is played, but only if those lanes are not fully occupied.


Real-life poppies

She is based on the poppy, specifically the common poppy (Papaver rhoeas), a flowering plant of the family Papaveraceae that is often grown for its colorful flowers.

Her name is a combination of "poppin'," referring to her ability and description, and "poppies," the real-life plant she is based on.

Her description alludes to the fact that her ability makes more plants, thus literally making more "friends."


  • Class: Guardian
  • Tribe: Flower Plant
  • Traits: None
  • Ability: When played: Make Lil' BuddyH.png here and next door.
  • Set - Rarity: Premium - Legendary

Card description

Makes friends wherever she goes.

Update history

Update 1.2.11

  • Strength change: 3StrengthPvZH.png → 4StrengthPvZH.png
  • Health change: 3HeartPvZH.png → 4HeartPvZH.png
  • Sun cost change: 5SunPvZH.png → 6SunPvZH.png

Update 1.16.10

  • Rarity change: Super-Rare → Legendary

Update 1.22.12

  • Animation change: Legendary shine added.



With 4StrengthPvZH.png/4HeartPvZH.png for 6 sun, Poppin' Poppies isn't very much herself. Instead, her ability is arguably the more powerful part of her, allowing her to function as an good defensive card. You can stall the zombies to give your plants an extra turn to attack freely, protect yourself when there are many vulnerable spots in your defenses, or set up some defenses to pressure your opponent when the field is empty.

And not only that, Lil' Buddy heals you for 2 health each, essentially making Poppin' Poppies a good clutch card too; healing for 6 (maximum) is no joke, especially when you are able to easily build a defensive setup with your Guardian plants. But perhaps the best part her ability is that you do not have to spend any cards to make the Lil' Buddies, which is especially beneficial for a class that lacks card draw by itself.

Poppin' Poppies is also good for synergy, but just like her viability in combat, it also relies heavily on the Lil' Buddies she makes. For synergies in the Guardian class, the most viable ones would be with Three-Nut (but not Spineapple and Loco Coco since you will need at least a lot of sun to execute the combo in one turn) to strengthen the Lil' Buddies and Force Field to make Lil' Buddy invincible (with the added bonus of persisting even after Lil' Buddy is destroyed). As for synergies in other classes:

  • Wall-Knight arguably has the best synergy with Poppin' Poppies. For starters, Poppin' Poppies can be put in his flower deck, where she will effectively spell doom to any zombies on her lane and the lanes adjacent to her with Briar Rose, as well as heal him for a lot when paired with Power Flower (only theoretically, as Lil' Buddy will most likely be destroyed after combat). Speaking of healing, Wall-Knight can pair her up with the synergy cards in the PvZH Solar Icon.pngSolar class, being Pepper M.D. and Heartichoke, both of which synergize very well with Poppin' Poppies: the former will get +6StrengthPvZH.png/+6HeartPvZH.png when she is played, while the latter will do 6 damage under the same conditions, assuming all three Lil' Buddies are successfully made.
  • Citron and Beta-Carrotina can Bounce Poppin' Poppies with Rescue Radish to replay her, primarily to heal themselves once more; while they will have to play her and Rescue Radish on separate turns each, Poppin' Poppies will be protected by a Lil' Buddy too, so they won't have much trouble Bouncing her back. They can also use Go-Nuts to boost not only the Lil' Buddies made, but also other Team-Up plants, which also works well with the strategy regarding Rescue Radish. However, rushing is more suited for Go-Nuts decks, so this should only be taken as a bonus.
  • Grass Knuckles can play her to boost Muscle Sprout, getting a +4StrengthPvZH.png/+4HeartPvZH.png boost per Muscle Sprout, per play. But other than that, he does not have any outstanding synergy with her; boosting cards would be better spent on his stronger plants (with the exception of The Red Plant-It, who can boost multiple plants as long as it isn't removed), while Lil' Buddy is too frail to live and strengthen Super-Phat Beets when he is played.
  • Spudow can activate Astro-Shroom's ability four times, just like Grass Knuckles would with Muscle Sprout. He also has access to Mushroom Grotto, allowing many Puff-Shrooms to be made for further combos. While Poppin' Poppies is too expensive for him to immediately strengthen his swarm by playing Buff-Shroom or Pineclone after her, he can keep several plants alive with removal cards. He can also take advantage of the Lil' Buddies she made with Mushroom Ringleader or Sonic Bloom, just like Grass Knuckles would with Super-Phat Beets.

A late-game control deck is ideal with Poppin' Poppies, as she cannot make that much of an impact herself; while she (her Lil' Buddies, to be precise) does heal you for a decent amount of health, it means nothing if your opponent's zombies are hurting more than she can heal.

Poppin' Poppies' weakness would be zombies that are able to attack multiple targets in one turn of combat, as the Lil' Buddies can only block one attack before going down (unless boosted, which isn't worth it unless you use The Red Plant-It) Such examples include zombies with bonus attack abilities like Electrician and Gargantuar Mime, as well as PvZH Frenzy Icon.pngFrenzy zombies, namely Vimpire and Ancient Vimpire, and PvZH Strikethrough Icon.pngStrikethrough zombies. Fortunately, for the second example, all you need to stop them is to play a plant that can destroy it in one attack.


Neither Poppin' Poppies nor her Lil' Buddies excel in terms of stats, but they will buy your opponent a turn to strengthen their defenses. It is recommended to use zombies that either do bonus attacks or have the PvZH Frenzy Icon.pngFrenzy or PvZH Strikethrough Icon.pngStrikethrough trait so that they can destroy the Lil' Buddy fronting them and do damage to whatever it is guarding.

If you want to play tricks, play area of effect tricks like The Chickening or Weed Spray (and Zombot Stomp, although it is less effective than the aforementioned two) to remove the Lil' Buddies and do damage to (or remove for Zombot Stomp) Poppin' Poppies.

If you don't have any, focus on harming Poppin' Poppies with cards like Rocket Science and Cakesplosion as she can still make a dent in your defenses. If you fear your opponent has this card, use Sneezing Zombie to prevent the healing, although your opponent can still use them in a defensive matter.

Do not Bounce Poppin' Poppies unless she is causing major trouble, as it will allow your opponent to make more Lil' Buddies, resulting in more obstacles for you to break through and your opponent healing off even more health.

Lil' Buddy

See Lil' Buddy.


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In other languages

Language Name Description
United States of America English Poppin' Poppies
China Simplified Chinese 热舞罂粟
Traditional Chinese 蹦蹦罌粟


  • She is the only way to heal that is not in the PvZH Solar Icon.pngSolar class.

See also

V · T · E Plants in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes
PvZH Guardian Icon.png Guardian
Heroes Citron · Grass Knuckles · Spudow · Wall-Knight · Beta-Carrotina
Common Small-Nut · Sting Bean · Wall-Nut · Pismashio · Spineapple
Premium Potato Mine · Cactus · Gardening Gloves · Sea-Shroom · Water Chestnut · Pea-Nut · Steel Magnolia
Galactic Photosynthesizer · Spikeweed Sector · Plantern
Colossal Grape Responsibility · Primal Potato Mine
Triassic Grizzly Pear
Premium Grave Buster · Hibernating Beary · Prickly Pear · Smackadamia · Tough Beets
Galactic Cosmic Nut · Starch-Lord
Colossal Blockbuster
Triassic Pumpkin Shell
Premium Jugger-Nut · Mirror-Nut · Guacodile · Doom-Shroom
Galactic Galacta-Cactus · Force Field · Gravitree
Colossal Three-Nut
Triassic Marine Bean · Primal Wall-Nut
Premium Poppin' Poppies · Soul Patch · Wall-Nut Bowling
Galactic Body-Gourd · Pecanolith
Colossal Tricarrotops
Triassic Loco Coco
Event Cards Forget-Me-Nuts · Garlic · Corn Dog · Hot Date · Health-Nut · Pear Cub · Shamrocket · Red Stinger
Token Cards Hothead
Superpowers Peel Shield · Power Pummel · Tater Toss · Uncrackable · Genetic Amplification · Bubble Up · Nut Signal · Root Wall · Ensign Uproot
PvZH Kabloom Icon.png Kabloom
Heroes Nightcap · Captain Combustible · Solar Flare · Spudow
Common Button Mushroom · Berry Blast · Buff-Shroom · Seedling · Zapricot
Premium Poison Mushroom · Berry Angry · Mushroom Ringleader · Poison Ivy · Pair of Pears · Bluesberry · Sizzle
Galactic Banana Bomb · Mushroom Grotto · Invasive Species
Colossal Puff-Shroom
Triassic Veloci-Radish Hatchling · Hot Lava
Premium Shroom for Two · Wild Berry · Petal-Morphosis · Sour Grapes · Poison Oak
Galactic Cosmic Mushroom · Lava Guava
Colossal Cro-Magnolia
Triassic Shelf Mushroom
Premium Punish-Shroom · Sergeant Strongberry · Cherry Bomb · Grapes of Wrath
Galactic Astro-Shroom · Banana Launcher · Pair Pearadise
Colossal Fireweed · Imitater
Triassic Strawberrian
Premium Pineclone · Dandy Lion King · Kernel Corn
Galactic Reincarnation · Molekale
Colossal Gloom-Shroom
Triassic Veloci-Radish Hunter
Event Cards Blooming Heart · High-Voltage Currant · Sonic Bloom · Transfiguration · Atomic Bombegranate · Electric Blueberry
Token Cards Hothead
Superpowers Mush-Boom · Blazing Bark · Tater Toss · Sunburn · Meteor Strike · More Spore · Storm Front
PvZH Mega-Grow Icon.png Mega-Grow
Heroes Chompzilla · Grass Knuckles · Green Shadow · Captain Combustible
Common Peashooter · Torchwood · Cabbage-Pult · Fertilize · Flourish · Grow-Shroom · Repeater
Premium Bonk Choy · Pea Pod · Sweet Potato · Fire Peashooter · Skyshooter
Galactic Coffee Grounds · Sweet Pea · Vegetation Mutation
Colossal Umbrella Leaf
Triassic Half-Banana · Typical Beanstalk
Premium The Podfather · Plant Food · Re-Peat Moss · Whipvine · Super-Phat Beets
Galactic Banana Peel · Cosmic Pea
Colossal Bamboozle
Triassic Pea Patch
Premium Party Thyme · Black-Eyed Pea · Potted Powerhouse · Espresso Fiesta
Galactic Moonbean · Pod Fighter · The Red Plant-It
Colossal Split Pea · Grape Power
Triassic Savage Spinach
Premium Doubled Mint · Muscle Sprout · Bananasaurus Rex
Galactic Captain Cucumber · Onion Rings
Colossal Gatling Pea
Triassic Apotatosaurus
Event Cards Clique Peas · Lily of the Valley · Banana Split · Plucky Clover
Superpowers Devour · Power Pummel · Precision Blast · Blazing Bark · Embiggen · Holo-Flora · Time to Shine
PvZH Smarty Icon.png Smarty
Heroes Citron · Nightcap · Green Shadow · Rose · Beta-Carrotina
Common Snowdrop · Weenie Beanie · Snow Pea · Cattail · Smoosh-Shroom · Threepeater
Premium Iceberg Lettuce · Shellery · Rescue Radish · Spring Bean · Vanilla · Carrotillery
Galactic Mars Flytrap · Planet of the Grapes · Leaf Blower
Colossal Grave Mistake · Pear Pal
Triassic Primal Peashooter
Premium Admiral Navy Bean · Lightning Reed · Chilly Pepper · Navy Bean · Jumping Bean
Galactic Cosmic Bean · Melon-Pult
Colossal Tricorn
Triassic Lily Pad
Premium Sow Magic Beans · Bean Counter · Snapdragon · Winter Squash
Galactic Laser Cattail · Bog of Enlightenment · Cool Bean
Colossal Jelly Bean
Triassic Rotobaga · Shrinking Violet
Premium Brainana · Winter Melon · The Great Zucchini
Galactic Shooting Starfruit · Dark Matter Dragonfruit
Colossal Lima-Pleurodon
Triassic Bird of Paradise
Event Cards Spyris · Go-Nuts · Mayflower · Sportacus · Snake Grass · Witch Hazel · Jolly Holly · Sap-Fling
Token Cards Magic Beanstalk · Sappy Place
Superpowers Peel Shield · Mush-Boom · Precision Blast · Goatify · Genetic Amplification · Big Chill · Transmogrify · Whirlwind · Lieutenant Carrotron · Lightspeed Seed
PvZH Solar Icon.png Solar
Heroes Chompzilla · Rose · Solar Flare · Wall-Knight
Common Bellflower · Sunflower · Mixed Nuts · Squash · Smashing Pumpkin
Premium Morning Glory · Fume-Shroom · Pepper M.D. · Water Balloons · Venus Flytrap · Bloomerang · Metal Petal Sunflower
Galactic Cosmoss · Apple-Saucer · Venus Flytraplanet
Colossal Kernel-Pult
Triassic Lil' Buddy · Sunnier-Shroom
Premium Sage Sage · Magnifying Grass · Whack-a-Zombie · Lawnmower · Power Flower
Galactic Cosmic Flower · Heartichoke
Colossal Elderberry
Triassic Eyespore
Premium Twin Sunflower · 2nd-Best Taco of All Time · Chomper · Laser Bean
Galactic Solar Winds · Wing-Nut · Tactical Cuke
Colossal Primal Sunflower · Sunflower Seed
Triassic Sun Strike
Premium Briar Rose · Three-Headed Chomper · Cornucopia
Galactic Astrocado · Astro Vera
Colossal Cob Cannon
Triassic Aloesaurus
Event Cards Haunted Pumpking · Sun-Shroom · Jack O' Lantern · Ketchup Mechanic · Toadstool
Token Cards Astrocado Pit
Superpowers Devour · Goatify · Sunburn · Uncrackable · Geyser · Scorched Earth · Weed Whack
Superpowers Flick-a-Zombie · Inspire · Rejuvenate