Go away. I don't want to see anybody. Unless it's the man from the circus.

Scaredy-shroom in Plants vs. Zombies

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


Scaredy-shroom is a minor recurring character within the Plants vs. Zombies franchise. Scaredy-shroom is a long ranged mushroom who hides when zombies get too close.

As of Plants vs. Zombies 3, it has appeared in five games.



Scaredy-shroom is based on 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.


Plants vs. Zombies

Main article: Scaredy-shroom (PvZ)


In the original Plants vs. Zombies game, as well as all Chinese spin-off games based on it, Scaredy-shroom is the third last plant obtained in the Night area of the game.

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.

It's 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.

Plants vs. Zombies Adventures (Archived content)

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.

Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars (China only)

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.


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See also

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Recurring characters
Plants vs.
Peashooter · Sunflower · Cherry Bomb · Wall-nut · Potato Mine · Snow Pea · Chomper · Repeater · Puff-shroom · Sun-shroom · Fume-shroom · Grave Buster · Hypno-shroom · Scaredy-shroom · Doom-shroom · Lily Pad · Squash · Threepeater · Jalapeno · Spikeweed · Torchwood · Tall-nut · Plantern · Cactus · Blover · Split Pea · Starfruit · Pumpkin · Magnet-shroom · Cabbage-pult · Kernel-pult · Coffee Bean · Garlic · Marigold · Melon-pult · Gatling Pea · Twin Sunflower · Gloom-shroom · Cattail · Winter Melon · Spikerock · Cob Cannon · Imitater
Plants vs.
Fire Peashooter · Bamboo Shoot · Power Flower
Plants vs.
Zombies 2
Bloomerang · Bonk Choy · Snapdragon · Coconut Cannon · Lightning Reed · Laser Bean · Citron · E.M.Peach · Magnifying Grass · Red Stinger · Sweet Potato · Witch Hazel
Plants vs.
Zombies 2

Carrotillery · Dandelion · Tactical Cuke
Plants vs.
Venus Flytrap · Endurian
Plants vs.
Warfare 2
Rose · Kernel Corn
Plants vs.
Night Cap
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