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Transmogrify is a super-rare plant superpower trick card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the PvZH Smarty Icon.pngSmarty class.

It costs 1SunPvZH.png to play, and its ability transforms a selected zombie into a random zombie that costs 1BrainPvZH.png, including another copy of it if that zombie costs 1BrainPvZH.png.


It is based on the real meaning of transmogrify, the ability to transform in a surprising or magical manner.


  • Class: Smarty
  • Tribe: Superpower Trick
  • Ability: Transform a Zombie into a random Zombie that costs 1BrainPvZH.png.
  • Rarity: Super-Rare

Card description

It's a life-changing experience. Actually, it's an everything-changing experience.

Update history

Update 1.2.11

Update 1.16.10

  • Ability change: Transform a Zombie into a random Zombie that costs 2BrainPvZH.png or less. → Transform a Zombie into a random Zombie that costs 1BrainPvZH.png.

Update 1.18.13

  • Card image changed.



Transmogrify can be a great way to make a very powerful zombie into a weak one. On most occasions, the zombie will turn into a weak zombie, like Baseball Zombie. However, on other occasions, it could turn it into more dangerous ones like Leprechaun Imp.

On some occasions, it can also turn the zombie into the same zombie as before, basically wasting the superpower. As such, it should only be used on zombies with very high stats, either by default such as Octo Zombie, or via the use of tricks, and not against weaker, less threatening zombies.

Because you cannot tell what zombie comes out from playing Transmogrify, it is wise to play this first before playing anything else. That way, you can deal with any unintentionally transformed threat such as Tennis Champ or Mini-Ninja much more easily.

Just be careful if Unlife of the Party is on the field, as transforming a zombie counts as playing a zombie as well, or if any of the following zombies are currently on the field:

  • Mustache Waxer (if the zombie is transformed into Imposter, Backup Dancer, Cheese Cutter, Headstone Carver, Grave Robber or another Mustache Waxer), as he will get +1 health, and the zombie hero gets +1 brain.
  • Zookeeper (if the zombie is transformed into Skunk Punk, Dog Walker, Fraidy Cat, Zombie Chicken, Ducky Tube Zombie or Cat Lady), as he and all other pet zombies will get +1 strength.
  • Interdimensional Zombie (if the zombie is transformed into Genetic Experiment, Cardboard Robot Zombie, Neutron Imp, Zombology Teacher or another Interdimensional Zombie), as he will get transformed.
  • Headhunter (if the zombie is transformed into Backup Dancer, Unlife of the Party or Disco-Naut), as he will do 2 damage to you.
  • Cat Lady (if the zombie is transformed into Skunk Punk, Dog Walker, Fraidy Cat, Zombie Chicken, Ducky Tube Zombie or another Cat Lady), as she will get +3 strength for this turn.
  • Zombie Middle Manager (if the zombie is transformed into Paparazzi Zombie, Zombology Teacher, Planetary Gladiator, Headstone Carver or another Zombie Middle Manager in front of a plant), as he will get +1 strength if that zombie gets hurt.

However, the latter only applies when his stats are low, as playing this trick is a way of lowering his stats.

If a DoubleStrikeAlt.pngDouble Strike plant is about to be destroyed, playing Transmogrify in front of it may benefit the DoubleStrikeAlt.pngDouble Strike plant as it will weaken the zombie and allow the plant to plow through the zombie and then hit the hero. However, since neither Rose nor Citron has access to cards associated with DoubleStrikeAlt.pngDouble Strike normally, they will have to get Coffee Grounds via Mayflower or Cosmic Bean. While Green Shadow has access to all DoubleStrikeAlt.pngDouble Strike plants, she has to get this superpower from Bird of Paradise.

For easy reference, here is the list of all 1BrainPvZH.png zombies that the affected zombie can transform into:


If this superpower is played in the early game, it is not that much of a big deal as you can still rebuild your setup. However, this superpower could possibly ruin you if it is used on a zombie critical to your strategy as unlike Goatify it can be played on any zombie. Having many small threats out at once so that you aren't completely helpless is the best solution against tricks like these, as Transmogrify is usually only playable once per game unless conjured via Bird of Paradise.

You can also play a zombie whose ability triggers upon another zombie being played and make other zombies a bigger threat, so the opponent will think twice before playing it. Untrickable cards like the Jurassic Fossilhead are also an option.

AI opponents in single-player missions sometimes use this on zombies that already cost 1 brain, which can possibly give you an advantage, especially if said zombie doesn't matter much to your strategy.


In other languages

Language Name Description
United States of America English Transmogrify
China Simplified Chinese 变形术 lit. "Shapeshift Magic"
Traditional Chinese 變形 "Shapeshift"


  • Prior to update 1.12.6, if the player tapped on a zombie being affected by Transmogrify, they could see the zombie it transformed into.
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