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For other uses, see Puff-shroom (disambiguation).

Puff-shroom is a mushroom plant appearing in Plants vs. Zombies 2. He shoots spores at zombies like most other straight shooting plants, but has a limited range and will disappear a short while after being planted. However, this is largely countered by his quick recharge, 0 sun cost and high expendability.


About

For more information about this character, see Puff-shroom.

Puff-shroom makes his return in Plants vs. Zombies 2 as the second plant to be obtained in Dark Ages, and retains the same 0 sun cost and short range as he did from the previous game. In this game, however, Puff-shroom has a limited lifespan, and will start to flicker and eventually disappear 60 seconds after he's planted. (Said lifespan can be increased by leveling up Puff-shroom, and can reach up to double the original duration.) Note, however, that using Plant Food on a Puff-shroom will reset the lifespan of all Puff-shrooms on the lawn, stopping them from vanishing. Puff-shroom has also had his health reduced to half that of a regular plant (150 dps vs 300 dps), which slightly hinders his usefulness as a meat shield, albeit not by much. Witch Hazel has the ability to turn zombies into Puff-shrooms.

Boosting 20 Puff-shrooms with a single Plant Food will earn the player the Fungus Humongous achievement.

Almanac entry

Note: The stats shown below only apply to Level 1.

Puff-shroom

SUN COST: 0
RECHARGE: 5

TOUGHNESS: 300
DAMAGE: 20

RANGE: 3 Tiles
Special: Lifespan

PLANT FOOD POWER: Duration

Puff-shrooms are short-range shooters that last for a limited time.

Special: lives for a limited time

Puff-shroom is hip to all the latest social networks. He loves to surf Sporebook, FungusedIn and ShroomstaGram. But he sometimes misses the simple camaraderie of a good ol' fashioned Lawn Area Network party.


Upgrades

Plant Food effect

Plant Food ability (animated)

When fed Plant Food, he, along with any other copies of himself, will unleash a barrage of 15 spores per second for two seconds, and their lifetime are all reset. If some of the Puff-shrooms are planted on Power Tiles, the effect will last longer and green outlines will be coming out from the Power Tiles.

In the Chinese version, the spores can shoot through the lawn.

Ail-mint effect

When boosted by Ail-mint, Puff-shroom does an additional 110 DPS per spore, an additional 30 DPS per plant food spore, and an extra two minutes are added to its lifespan.

Level upgrade

Level Seed
Packets
Coins Upgrades
Sun Cost Recharge
(Fast)
Toughness
(Typical)
Damage*
(Normal)
Projectile
Velocity
Special
(Lifespan)
Plant Food Power
(Damage*)
Range
1 0 0 0 5 seconds 150 dps 20 dps Normal 60 seconds 20 dps 3 Tiles
2 3 50 4.5 seconds 200 dps 25 dps 65 seconds
3 10 200 4.5 seconds 250 dps 30 dps 65 seconds
4 25 1,500 4.5 seconds 300 dps 35 dps 70 seconds
5 50 2,000 4 seconds 350 dps 40 dps + 1.6x 70 seconds
6 75 3,000 4 seconds 400 dps 45 dps 75 seconds
7 100 4,000 4 seconds 450 dps 50 dps 75 seconds 25 dps
8 125 5,000 4 seconds 500 dps 55 dps 80 seconds
9 175 6,000 4 seconds 550 dps 60 dps 80 seconds
10 225 8,000 3.5 seconds 600 dps 65 dps 85 seconds
11 300 10,000 3.5 seconds 650 dps 70 dps 85 seconds
12 350 15,000 3.5 seconds 700 dps 75 dps 90 seconds
13 350 20,000 3.5 seconds 80 dps + 2.2x 90 seconds
14 400 25,000 3.5 seconds 85 dps 95 seconds
15 450 30,000 3.5 seconds 90 dps 95 seconds
16 500 35,000 3 seconds 95 dps 100 seconds 30 dps
17 550 40,000 3 seconds 100 dps 100 seconds
18 600 45,000 3 seconds 105 dps 110 seconds
19 700 50,000 3 seconds 110 dps 110 seconds
20 800 55,000 2.5 seconds 110 dps 120 seconds

*Per hit.

Mastery upgrades

  • Chance to Boost
  • Damage Pierce

Level upgrade (China only)

Level Upgrades Description
LevelIcon2New.png Puff-shroom Upgrade 1.png
Rapid Planting
Puff-shroom's seed packet recharges 30% faster.
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Combat Training
Puff-shroom gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
LevelIcon3New.png Puff-shroom Upgrade 2.png
Improved Breed
Puff-shroom's seed packet recharges 50% faster.
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Cell Activation
Puff-shroom gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
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Ability Awaken
Puff-shroom may be boosted when planted.
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Fighting Power
Puff-shroom gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).


Costumed (China only)

Puff-shroom deals twice the damage and its Plant Food projectile travels farther.

Strategies

Puff-shroom has been significantly nerfed in terms of basic function, as he now has a timed lifespan and will disappear after 60 seconds; without Plant Food or using Imitater, the player will only be able to maintain a maximum of ten Puff-shrooms on the lawn at any given time. Because of this, Puff-shroom can no longer be planted in nearly as large quantities and therefore will lose his effectiveness even faster than he did in the first game. He also has less overall health, taking only 1.5 bites from a zombie before being destroyed. However, this is all compensated by his powerful Plant Food ability, which will spread to all Puff-shrooms currently present on the lawn, potentially dealing a massive amount of damage whilst also resetting their duration in the progress, all without the need of Power Tiles or Tile Turnip.

Defensively, Puff-shroom serves well as a makeshift wall against most enemies because of his nonexistent sun cost and fast recharge. Puff-shroom is particularly effective in stalling Gargantuars, as they will take the same amount of time to attack a Puff-shroom as they would for any other plant while preventing the brute from damaging your defenses. However, Puff-shroom does not work against several other zombies that can crush or circumvent plants, such as Explorer Zombie, Pianist Zombie, and Mecha-Football Zombie.

In Dark Ages, Puff-shroom should not be used to fight Jester Zombies, as they can reflect Puff-shroom's projectiles and make quick work of him. Puff-shroom is also a poor choice in Big Wave Beach, as his biggest advantage of "being free & spammable" falls to the wayside, since he cannot be planted in water without the use of Lily Pad, which costs 25 sun to plant.

Due to his freeness, the player can make great use of Puff-shrooms in levels that require the player to not spend more than X sun. Being free, Puff-shroom won't detract from the sun counter, letting you augment your defenses without fear of going over the limit. However, it is not at all recommended to use Puff-shrooms in levels where there is a limit to the number of plants that can be lost, since his disappearing after 60 seconds will count as a plant lost.

In Frostbite Caves, after a Puff-shroom is fully frozen, if you plant another Puff-shroom and activate Plant food on him, only the Puff-shroom that is not frozen will be boosted. However, after it gets defrosted it will receive the boost.

Related achievements

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Fungus Humongous
Buff 20 Puff-shrooms with a single Plant Food

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Trivia

  • He is the first plant that initiates a chain reaction of Plant Food ability, even if there are no Power Tiles from Tile Turnips or from Far Future to aid him from doing so, unless there is only one Puff-shroom present on the lawn. The second one is the Lantern Cherry, which activates a chain reaction for sun-producing plants on-screen, and the third is Sunflower Singer which also initiates a chain reaction of other Sunflower Singers.
    • He is the only plant to do this in the international version.
    • If he is planted on Power Tiles, the tiles will pulsate as the Plant Food effect is triggered, but nothing else will happen.
  • If the level has been completed but the reward has not been collected and he is about to fade, he will stay on the lawn instead.
  • In his Almanac entry, Sporebook is a pun for Facebook, FungusedIn is a pun for LinkedIn, ShroomstaGram is a pun for Instagram, and Lawn Area Network is a pun for Local Area Network.
    • However, in the Chinese version they renamed these to: Mushroom Blog (菇博), Mushroom Mail (菇信) and Beautiful Mushroom Show (美菇秀秀).
      • They are all Chinese puns of Sina Weibo, WeChat and Meitu, all of which are Chinese social media platforms.
  • In Dark Ages - Night 12 and Inzanity epic quests with them, if the player lets the endangered Puff-shrooms disappear, instead of saying "THE ZOMBIES ATE YOUR PLANT!", the game over text says "PUFF-SHROOM DID NOT SURVIVE!".
  • As of the 2.9 update, he now has an "about to open mouth" sprite when fed with Plant Food.
  • Even though he has the lowest health out of all non-instant use plants, he does not have his own health category on the Almanac.
    • Though this is probably due to lack of space, as a plant's Almanac entry can only have a maximum of three categories, those being recharge speed, range, and damage respectively.
  • The splatter created when a spore hits a target is a recolor of the splatter caused when a pea hits a target.
  • The sound that he makes when he disappears is identical to the sound that Stunion makes when he disappears.
  • He appears slightly taller than he did in the first game.

See also

V · T · E
Plants (Tower defense)
Plants vs. Zombies
Day Peashooter · Sunflower · Cherry Bomb · Wall-nut · Potato Mine · Snow Pea · Chomper · Repeater
Night Puff-shroom · Sun-shroom · Fume-shroom · Grave Buster · Hypno-shroom · Scaredy-shroom · Ice-shroom · Doom-shroom
Pool Lily Pad · Squash · Threepeater · Tangle Kelp · Jalapeno · Spikeweed · Torchwood · Tall-nut
Fog Sea-shroom · Plantern · Cactus · Blover · Split Pea · Starfruit · Pumpkin · Magnet-shroom
Roof Cabbage-pult · Flower Pot · Kernel-pult · Coffee Bean · Garlic · Umbrella Leaf · Marigold · Melon-pult
Upgrades Gatling Pea · Twin Sunflower · Gloom-shroom · Cattail · Winter Melon · Gold Magnet · Spikerock · Cob Cannon
Others Imitater · Explode-o-nut · Giant Wall-nut · Giant Sunflower · Giant Marigold · Sprout
Plants vs. Zombies: Journey to the West
Heroes Iron Man Nut · Monkey King Peashooter · Pig Squash · Nut Wujing · Monk Flower · Nezha Peashooter
The Zombies Are Coming Peashooter · Sunflower · Cherry Bomb · Wall-nut · Potato Mine · Snow Pea · Chomper · Repeater
Nightfall Puff-shroom · Sun-shroom · Fume-shroom · Grave Buster · Hypno-shroom · Scaredy-shroom · Ice-shroom · Doom-shroom
Backyard Emergency Lily Pad · Squash · Threepeater · Tangle Kelp · Jalapeno · Spikeweed · Torchwood · Tall-nut
Fog Sea-shroom · Plantern · Cactus · Blover · Split Pea · Starfruit · Pumpkin · Magnet-shroom
Roof Battle Cabbage-pult · Flower Pot · Kernel-pult · Coffee Bean · Garlic · Umbrella Leaf · Marigold · Melon-pult
Fight the Sea Demons Oxygen Algae · Sea Starfruit · Bramble Sea Grass
Brave the Dragon's Palace Water Gun Grass
Upgrades Gatling Pea · Twin Sunflower · Gloom-shroom · Cattail · Winter Melon · Gold Magnet · Spikerock · Cob Cannon
Others Imitater · Explode-o-nut · Giant Wall-nut · Electric Anemone · Aggro Brocco · Pomegunate · Carrotillery · Oak Archer · Ghost Pepper · Laser Bean · Dandelion · Snapdragon · Bonk Choy
Plants vs. Zombies: Social Edition
Normal Peashooter · Sunflower · Cherry Bomb · Wall-nut · Potato Mine · Chomper · Repeater · Puff-shroom · Scaredy-shroom · Snow Pea · Sun-shroom · Fume-shroom · Grave Buster · Lily Pad · Squash · Spikeweed · Tangle Kelp · Torchwood · Sea-shroom · Jalapeno · Coffee Bean · Tall-nut · Pumpkin · Magnet-shroom · Blover · Melon-pult · Cactus
Premium Pickled Pepper · Icy Fume-shroom · Fire-shroom · Flamewood · Vine-nut · Gatling Pea · Twin Sunflower · Gloom-shroom · Winter Melon · Super Chomper · Future Star · Calm Chuck
Plants vs. Zombies Adventures
>Normal Peashooter · Sunflower · Aspearagus · Wall-nut · Cherry Bomb · Popcorn · Beet · Snow Pea · Jalapeño · Magnet Plant · Flaming Pea · Shamrock · Bamboo Shoot · Repeater · Chilly Pepper · Twin Sunflower
VIPs Sweet Pea · Beeshooter · Hard-nut · Acespearagus · Power Flower · Beetboxer · Ice Queen Pea · Shamrockstar · Bamboom
Others Trees
Plants vs. Zombies 2
Player's House Peashooter · Sunflower · Wall-nut · Potato Mine · Cabbage-pult
Ancient Egypt Bloomerang · Iceberg Lettuce · Grave Buster · Bonk Choy · Repeater · Twin Sunflower
Pirate Seas Kernel-pult · Snapdragon · Spikeweed · Spring Bean · Coconut Cannon · Threepeater · Spikerock · Cherry Bomb
Wild West Split Pea · Chili Bean · Pea Pod · Lightning Reed · Melon-pult · Tall-nut · Winter Melon
Frostbite Caves Hot Potato · Pepper-pult · Chard Guard · Stunion · Rotobaga
Lost City Red Stinger · A.K.E.E. · Endurian · Stallia · Gold Leaf
Far Future Laser Bean · Blover · Citron · E.M.Peach · Infi-nut · Magnifying Grass · Tile Turnip
Dark Ages Sun-shroom · Puff-shroom · Fume-shroom · Sun Bean · Magnet-shroom
Neon Mixtape Tour Phat Beet · Celery Stalker · Thyme Warp · Garlic · Spore-shroom · Intensive Carrot
Jurassic Marsh Primal Peashooter · Primal Wall-nut · Perfume-shroom · Primal Sunflower · Primal Potato Mine
Big Wave Beach Lily Pad · Tangle Kelp · Bowling Bulb · Guacodile · Banana Launcher
Modern Day Moonflower · Nightshade · Shadow-shroom · Dusk Lobber · Grimrose
Premium
Money Snow Pea · Power Lily · Imitater · Chomper · Toadstool · Strawburst · Cactus · Electric Blueberry · Jack O' Lantern · Grapeshot · Cold Snapdragon · Escape Root · Gold Bloom · Wasabi Whip · Kiwibeast · Apple Mortar · Witch Hazel · Parsnip · Missile Toe · Caulipower · Electric Peashooter · Holly Barrier
Gems Squash · Jalapeno · Hypno-shroom · Pea-nut · Homing Thistle · Ghost Pepper · Sweet Potato · Sap-fling · Hurrikale · Fire Peashooter · Lava Guava · Shrinking Violet · Electric Currant
Mints Fila-mint · Pepper-mint · Winter-mint · Reinforce-mint · Bombard-mint · Ail-mint · Enchant-mint · Contain-mint · Enforce-mint · Arma-mint · Conceal-mint · Spear-mint · Appease-mint
Seed packets Torchwood · Starfruit · Dandelion · Blooming Heart · Bombegranate · Explode-O-Nut · Aloe · Hot Date · Solar Tomato · Enlighten-mint · Shadow Peashooter · Goo Peashooter · Sling Pea · Snap Pea · Zoybean Pod · Electrici-tea · Dazey Chain · Blastberry Vine · Pokra · Imp Pear · Pyre Vine · Pumpkin · Ice Bloom · Dartichoke · Ultomato · Gumnut · Shine Vine · Tumbleweed · Olive Pit · Puffball · Explode-o-Vine · Murkadamia Nut · Turkey-pult · Headbutter Lettuce · Boingsetta · Stickybomb Rice · Hocus Crocus · Gloom Vine · Draftodil · Boom Balloon Flower · Pea Vine · Inferno · Solar Sage · Power Vine · Noctarine · Heath Seeker · Iceweed
Others Marigold
Plants vs. Zombies 2 (Chinese version)
Ancient Egypt Peashooter · Sunflower · Wall-nut · Cabbage-pult · Bloomerang · Iceberg Lettuce · Grave Buster · Bonk Choy · Repeater · Twin Sunflower · Snow Pea · Torchwood
Pirate Seas Kernel-pult · Snapdragon · Power Lily · Spikeweed · Spring Bean · Coconut Cannon · Spikerock · Lightning Reed · Tall-nut
Wild West Threepeater · Squash · Split Pea · Chili Bean · Jalapeno · Pea Pod · Melon-pult · Winter Melon · Imitater
Kongfu World Radish · Fire Gourd · Heavenly Peach · Bamboo-shoot
Far Future Laser Bean · Blover · Citron · E.M.Peach · Infi-nut · Magnifying Grass · Tile Turnip · Starfruit
Dark Ages Hypno-shroom · Sun-shroom · Puff-shroom · Fume-shroom · Sun Bean · Pea-nut · Magnet-shroom · Oak Archer · Coffee Bean · Plantern
Big Wave Beach Acidic Citrus · Lotuspot · Lily Pad · Bowling Bulb · Banana Launcher · Guacodile · Tangle Kelp · Homing Thistle
Frostbite Caves Hurrikale · Fire Peashooter · Hot Potato · Pepper-pult · Chard Guard · Stunion · Rafflesia · Tornacorn
Sky City Rotobaga · Cycloque · Aspiragus · Saucer Squash · Board Beans · Lantern Cherry · Ampthurium · Spinnapple
Lost City Lava Guava · Red Stinger · A.K.E.E. · Stallia · Gold Leaf · Toadstool · Jackfruit
Neon Mixtape Tour MC Glory · Phat Beet · Thyme Warp · Celery Stalker · Spore-shroom · Garlic · Intensive Carrot · Cactus
Jurassic Marsh Primal Peashooter · Primal Wall-nut · Perfume-shroom · Primal Sunflower · Primal Potato Mine · Primal Rafflesia · Dinonip · Thorns · Mastercane
Modern Day Shadow-shroom · Caulipower · Moonflower · Grimrose · Nightshade · Dusk Lobber · Blooming Heart
Steam Ages Gold Bloom · Flat-shroom · Passionflower · Lotus Root · Fanilla · Lily of Alchemy · Berry Blaster
Renaissance Age Aloe · Kinnikannon · Wax Guard · Oil Olive · Ruby Red · Dartichoke
Heian Age Sumo Melon · Wasabi Whip · Auberninja · Dripphylleia · Splitting Stephania · Kunai Tupistra · Windbreak Dendrobium · Orchid Chef · Geisha Flower · Stickybomb Rice
Monthly special Pyro-shroom · Carrotillery · Cryo-shroom · Dandelion · Aggro Brocco · Pomegunate · Chomper · Sweet Potato · Lord Bamboo · Sap-fling · Ghost Pepper · Chest-nut · Bambrook · Zorrose · Magic-shroom · Electric Blueberry · R.A.D Missiles · Endurian · Pumpkin Witch · Sunflower Singer · Snowy Cotton · Guerrequila · Monkeyfruit · Plumping Plummy · Dragonfruit · Angel Starfruit · Gatling Pea · Match Flower · Firebloom Queen · Cattail · Grapeshot · Cold Snapdragon · Shrinking Violet · Cob Cannon · Apple Mortar · Witch Hazel · Escape Root · Electric Currant · Explode-O-Nut · Parsnip · Missile Toe · Kiwibeast · Electric Peashooter · Hot Date · Icy Currant · Trump Tulip · Banana Dancer · Dual Pistol Pinecone · Narcissus · Alarm Arrowhead · Holly Barrier · Shadow Peashooter · Snap Pea · Frostbloom Queen · Sling Pea · Zapdragon · Electrici-tea · Imp Pear · Strawburst · Egrett Flower · Goo Peashooter · Bud-minton · Curling Corms · Pokra · Dollarweed Drummer · Ultomato · Shadow Fanilla · Bromel Blade · Gumnut · Olive Pit · Nuclear Earthstar · Headbutter Lettuce · Dazey Chain · Boom Balloon Flower · Soda Bottle Palm · Tiger Claw · Impaintiens · Turkey-pult · Hammerflower
Others Potato Mine · Flower Pot · Tactical Cuke
Removed plants Rotten Red
Plants vs. Zombies Online
Player's House Sunflower · Peashooter · Wall-nut · Potato Mine
Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum Bruce Bamboo · Carrot Rocket · Pomegranate-pult · Dandelion · Venus Flytrap · Wax Gourd · Sod
Ancient Egypt Bloomerang · Bonk Choy · Grave Buster · Iceberg Lettuce · Cabbage-pult
Pirate Seas Snapdragon · Spikeweed · Spring Bean · Kernel-pult · Coconut Cannon · Narcissus · Endurian · Spikerock · Pineapple Cannon · Threepeater
Far Future Laser Bean · Blover · Citron · E.M.Peach · Tile Turnip · Ganoderma · Banana Tree · Nitro-shroom · Infi-nut · Magnifying Grass
East Sea Dragon Palace Oxygen Algae · Garlic · Bubble Flower · Electric Anemone
Upgrades Twin Sunflower · Repeater
VIPs Winter Melon
Power Ups Cherry Bomb · Jalapeno
Premium Squash · Snow Pea · Tall-nut
Adventure Mode only Magic Vine · Split Pea · Chili Bean · Lightning Reed · Pea Pod · Melon-pult · Starfruit · Chomper · Fire Peashooter · Cattail · Zorrose · Clivia · Sap-fling · Acidic Citrus · Magic-shroom · Ghost Pepper · Guacodile · Hurrikale · Plantern · Oak Archer · Homing Thistle · Pepper-pult · Radish · Toadstool · Blooming Heart · Red Stinger · Electric Blueberry · A.K.E.E. · Moonflower · Guerrequila · Aspiragus · Pumpkin Witch · Mine Fruit · Sea Anemone · Lychee Drill · Sea Starfruit
Plants vs. Zombies 3
Plantable Lily Pad · Chili Bean · Sunflower · Tangle Kelp · Squash · Wall-Nut · Peashooter · Bonk Choy
Power-Ups Grapes of Wrath · Chilly Pepper · Jalapeño · Cherry Bomb · Blover
Removed Puff-Shroom · Buttercup · Garlic · Potato Mine · Pushywillow · Chard Guard · Spikeweed · Cabbage-Pult · Kernel-Pult · Caramel Popcorn · Lightning Reed · Melon-Pult · Shuffle Truffle · Blockbuster · Butternut Squash · Ragweed · Sawgrass · Fire Peashooter · Pine Needler · Snow Pea · Bamboo Shoots · Night Cap · Aloe Vera · Sweet Potato · Hydrangea · Dogwood · Chomper · Flak Seed · Gravitree · Gloom-Shroom · Lemon-Aid · Starfruit · Snapdragon · Fairy Ring Mushroom · Kalestorm · Star Tree · Magic Beans
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