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Pumpkin hasn't heard from his cousin Renfield lately. Apparently Renfield's a big star, some kind of... what was it... sports hero? Peggle Master? Pumpkin doesn't really get it. He just does his job.

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For other uses, see Pumpkin (disambiguation).


Pumpkin is a recurring character within the Plants vs. Zombies franchise. Pumpkin is a defensive plant who can protect other plants inside of him.

Pumpkin is confirmed in Plants vs. Zombies to be related to Renfield, a Peggle Master who appears in the Peggle series, also by Popcap. This is the only direct link to other games by Popcap, as other links are either simple cameos or similar names.

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



He is a carved pumpkin, a fruit belonging to the squash genus.

Pumpkin's hollow interior and craved face are based on Jack o' lanterns, carved pumpkins and other such gourds hollowed out and lit with a candle inside, a common traditional practice associated with Halloween.


Plants vs. Zombies

Main article: Pumpkin (PvZ)


In the original Plants vs. Zombies game, as well as all Chinese spin-off games based on it, Pumpkin is unlocked after beating Level 4-7. He protects any plant inside of them, with only a few exceptions.

Pumpkin is an essential plant for Survival: Endless due to it being able to protect anything.

Plants vs. Zombies 2

Main article: Pumpkin (PvZ2)


After not appearing in a mainline title for ten years, Pumpkin was finally added in Plants vs. Zombies 2 in the 2019 Arena season Pumpkin's Safety Season. He costs 25 more sun but has a faster recharge compared to the first game and has the same ability.

He is a member of the Reinforce-mint family and gains an additional 8,000 health as well as instantly activating his Plant Food effect when he's on the lawn. His Plant Food effect gives him armor that absorbs 8,000 DPS or a single Gargantuar smash, as well as activating the Plant Food of the plant inside of him, if one is inside.

In this game, there is a new type of plant based on his ability, vine plants, who all allow other plants inside of them like Pumpkin. Pumpkins is currently the most defensive of these vines and the only one without "vine" in their name.

Plants vs. Zombies Heroes

Main article: Pumpkin Shell

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Pumpkin also appears in the turn-based mobile card game Plants vs. Zombies Heroes as the Triassic Rare of the PvZH Guardian Icon.pngGuardian class. Here, he costs 3SunPvZH.png, has 2StrengthPvZH.png/4HeartPvZH.png stats and is a Squash plant.

Like his mainline appearances, a plant can be put inside of him with his Fusion trait, giving whatever plant is planted over him his 2StrengthPvZH.png/4HeartPvZH.png stats.


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