- For other uses, see Scaredy-shroom (disambiguation).
Due to only appearing in one mainline game, Scaredy-shroom only has one Almanac entry and it fittingly depicts Scaredy-shroom as quite timid and shy, and funnily enough implies that one of the few things Scaredy-shroom is not afraid of is clowns.
As of Plants vs. Zombies 3, it has appeared in five games.
The exact mushroom Scaredy-shroom is based on is never explicitly stated in any game it appears in. In terms of appearance however, Scaredy-shroom resembles the violet webcap (Cortinarius violaceus), also known as the violet cort, a fungus in the webcap genus Cortinarius native across the Northern Hemisphere.
Scaredy-shroom's name is a combination of "scaredy cat," a term usually used to refer to an easily frightened person, because it gets scared and hides from when zombies are near, and the suffix "-shroom," meaning that it is a mushroom.
- Main article: Scaredy-shroom (PvZ)
It costs 25 sun, and fires at the exact range and damage as the Peashooter, effectively being a cheaper substitute. However, if a zombie is anywhere within a 3x3 area around Scaredy-shroom, it will hide, refusing to attack or defend itself until all zombies around it are either defeated or have moved out of Scaredy-shroom's vicinity.
Being a mushroom, it is nocturnal and requires planting a Coffee Bean on it in order to be awake during the day, effectively costing the same amount of sun as a Peashooter.
Its appearance in Plants vs. Zombies is currently Scaredy-shroom's only appearance in a mainline tower defense game, all of its other appearances have been in spin-off titles.
- Main article: Shamrock
While Scaredy-shroom did not make an appearance in the Facebook exclusive Plants vs. Zombies Adventures due to the entire game taking place during the day and lacking a nocturnal mushroom mechanic, a similar plant named the Shamrock appeared in its place.
Shamrock functioned near identically to Scaredy-shroom due to only being able to attack long range targets and hiding when they came within a 3x3 area of hit. Unlike Scaredy-shroom however, Shamrock dealt higher damage than a Peashooter and could attack farther, albeit much more slowly.
Shamrock would also be ignored by zombies when hiding, and could only be damaged by Gas Can Zombie's explosion.
Shamrock also had a VIP counterpart named the Shamrockstar. Shamrockstar dealt more damage than the standard Shamrock and only hid when a zombie was in the tile directly in front of him.
Garden Warfare series and Battle for Neighborville
- Main article: Scaredy-shroom (Spawnable)
Scaredy-shroom makes for more prominent appearances in the Garden Warfare series of shooter games, as well as in the more recent shooter game, Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville.
Scaredy-shroom appears as a spawnable potted turret, attacking zombies from a further range and with a higher rate than most other potted plants. Just like its appearance in the original game it debuted in, it well hide when zombies get too close to it and won't attack until its proximity is clear.
Unlike its original appearance however, Scaredy-shroom will take reduced damage when hiding and zombie AI will not target or attack it unless it has just been damaged by said Scaredy-shroom in question.
In the original Garden Warfare game, Scaredy-shroom also has a monster themed variant for the Lawn of Doom Halloween event named the "Frankenshroom". This variant is functionally identical to its original counterpart, with the exception of its own unique selection icon, customized model, and limited availability.
- Main article: Spray Mushroom line
Scaredy-shroom also makes an appearance in the Chinese exclusive turn-based card game Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars as the second tier in the Spray Mushroom line, evolving from Puff-shroom and evolving into Fume-shroom.
Scardey-shroom, as well as the rest of its evolutionary line, specialize in countering lane-wide armored zombies by attacking multiple targets in its lane as well as dealing poisonous damage, forcing opponents to take continuous damage.
It is one of the first evolution lines the player receives in the game, being unlocked in the tutorial.
Plants vs. Zombies Wiki has a gallery for Scaredy-shroom.
- Scaredy-shroom was originally planned to return in Plants vs. Zombies 2 as an unlockable plant in the Dark Ages world, acting the same as it did in the first game. While it was ultimately scrapped, it did have placeholder sprites and functioned as intended when hacked in game. It is not concretely known why Scaredy-shroom was scrapped.