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Tricorn is a colossal rare plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the PvZH Smarty Icon.pngSmarty class. It costs 6SunPvZH.png to play and has 2StrengthPvZH.png/6HeartPvZH.png.

It does not have traits, and its ability allows it to attack on the lane it is on and the lanes adjacent to it per attack similar to the Splash Damage trait, while its Plant Evolution ability gives it +2StrengthPvZH.png.

However, unlike Splash Damage, Tricorn's adjacent shots do damage to the zombie hero.



It is based on an acorn, the nut of the oaks and their close relatives, and a tricorn, a type of hat where three sides of the brim were turned up (cocked) and either pinned, laced or buttoned in place to form a triangle around the crown, as seen by its cap.

Its name is a portmanteau of "tricorn," referring to the shape of its cupule, and "acorn," the real-life plant it is based on. It also incorporates "tri-," referring to its ability to attack on three lanes at once.

Its description and appearance are based on George Washington, the 1st president of the United States of America.


  • Class: Smarty
  • Tribe: Nut Plant
  • Traits: None
  • Abilities: Attacks here and next door. Plant Evolution: This gets +2StrengthPvZH.png.
  • Set - Rarity: Colossal - Rare

Card description

"Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience." -Gourd Squashington

Update history

Update 1.22.12

  • Added to the game.



Tricorn, by itself, functions as a more powerful Threepeater, boasting +1StrengthPvZH.png/+1HeartPvZH.png for +1SunPvZH.png compared to it. It can be used as an amazing finisher in budget PvZH Frozen Icon.pngFreeze or tempo decks, easily replacing Gatling Pea (for Green Shadow) and Winter Melon if you do not have them yet.

Green Shadow and Nightcap are the most adept users of Tricorn since they possess strength-boosting cards. While Green Shadow can boost Tricorn's health too, Nightcap is slightly better in terms of Evolution due to him having access to Puff-Shroom, a 0-cost plant that allows its Evolution ability to activate immediately on turn 6.

However, Green Shadow can use bonus attack cards such as Plant Food to further augment Tricorn's ability to take out multiple zombies, if possible. Citron and Beta-Carrotina can use Pecanolith to make Tricorn do 6 damage on three lanes, with the bonus of not requiring Evolution, although note that Pecanolith decks will inevitably lose power over time if plants take damage anyway.

However, unlike Threepeater, Tricorn does not benefit from pea synergy, such as from Torchwood or The Podfather. Its nut tribe does not particularly benefit its offensive property other than being Conjurable by Cosmic Nut.

To make up for its lack of offensive tribe synergy, Tricorn can Evolve on any plant to get +2StrengthPvZH.png and raise its base strength to 4, allowing it to do 12 damage overall in one attack. This alone makes Tricorn a worthy fighter for any PvZH Smarty Icon.pngSmarty hero.

If you do plan to Evolve it, however, make sure to pack plants that are cheap or have Fusion abilities (with the exception of Lily Pad) to use with Tricorn. Good candidates are Pea Patch and Pumpkin Shell, who give an additional stat boost to beef Tricorn up even further, and Puff-Shroom and Lil' Buddy, who are free.

But Evolving Tricorn puts him at risk of being targeted and destroyed (or Bounced, at the very least). Tricorn is vulnerable to Rolling Stone if unevolved, and Rocket Science if it has Evolved. Other removal cards like Locust Swarm, Squirrel Herder, and PvZH Deadly Icon.pngDeadly post a threat to it too.

To circumvent this, have multiple threats on the field to increase the likelihood of Tricorn surviving. Or, if you are playing as Green Shadow, Umbrella Leaf can protect Tricorn from a big proportion of said cards as most of them are tricks.


Tricorn should not be taken lightly due to its high health and potentially devastating abilities, and everything should be done to dispose of it as soon as possible. When you are facing this plant when it is not Evolved, you can take advantage of its low strength and immediately destroy it using Rolling Stone, Weed Spray, or Celestial Custodian.

If it Evolves or gets out of hand from stat-boosting abilities, a Bouncing card can be played to reset Tricorn's stats, as well as its Evolution ability.



In other languages

Language Name Description
United States of America English Tricorn
China Simplified Chinese 三角帽松果 "Tricorn Pine Cone"
Traditional Chinese 三角帽 "Tricorn"

Language Name Description
United States of America English Gourd Squashington
China Simplified Chinese 葫芦·瓜盛顿 lit. "Gourd Squashington"
Traditional Chinese 殭治·華盛頓 lit. "Zorge Washington"


  • When Tricorn attacks, the number of lanes it attacks on depends on the current health of the zombie hero. For example, if the zombie hero has 4 health and Tricorn has Evolved (assuming Tricorn's base strength has not been altered), Tricorn will only attack on one lane as that alone is enough to defeat the zombie hero.
    • Tricorn will also only attack on lanes where it can directly hurt the zombie hero; lanes occupied by zombies are ignored.
  • In the Brazilian version, its description ""Se os zumbinhos aparecerem vão levar porrada." - Inácio Abóbora da Silva" is a reference to Luíz Inácio Lula da Silva, a former president of Brazil with his phrase "Se os coxinhas aparecerem vão levar porrada." In this case, "Coxinhas" was replaced for "Zumbinhos", the Brazilian translation for Imps. The translation of the description says: ""If the imps come, they will be beaten." Inácio Pumpkin da Silva".

See also

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Heroes Citron · Grass Knuckles · Spudow · Wall-Knight · Beta-Carrotina
Common Small-Nut · Sting Bean · Wall-Nut · Pismashio · Spineapple
Premium Potato Mine · Cactus · Gardening Gloves · Sea-Shroom · Water Chestnut · Pea-Nut · Steel Magnolia
Galactic Photosynthesizer · Spikeweed Sector · Plantern
Colossal Grape Responsibility · Primal Potato Mine
Triassic Grizzly Pear
Premium Grave Buster · Hibernating Beary · Prickly Pear · Smackadamia · Tough Beets
Galactic Cosmic Nut · Starch-Lord
Colossal Blockbuster
Triassic Pumpkin Shell
Premium Jugger-Nut · Mirror-Nut · Guacodile · Doom-Shroom
Galactic Galacta-Cactus · Force Field · Gravitree
Colossal Three-Nut
Triassic Marine Bean · Primal Wall-Nut
Premium Poppin' Poppies · Soul Patch · Wall-Nut Bowling
Galactic Body-Gourd · Pecanolith
Colossal Tricarrotops
Triassic Loco Coco
Event Cards Forget-Me-Nuts · Garlic · Corn Dog · Hot Date · Health-Nut · Pear Cub · Shamrocket · Red Stinger
Token Cards Hothead
Superpowers Peel Shield · Power Pummel · Tater Toss · Uncrackable · Genetic Amplification · Bubble Up · Nut Signal · Root Wall · Ensign Uproot
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Common Button Mushroom · Berry Blast · Buff-Shroom · Seedling · Zapricot
Premium Poison Mushroom · Berry Angry · Mushroom Ringleader · Poison Ivy · Pair of Pears · Bluesberry · Sizzle
Galactic Banana Bomb · Mushroom Grotto · Invasive Species
Colossal Puff-Shroom
Triassic Veloci-Radish Hatchling · Hot Lava
Premium Shroom for Two · Wild Berry · Petal-Morphosis · Sour Grapes · Poison Oak
Galactic Cosmic Mushroom · Lava Guava
Colossal Cro-Magnolia
Triassic Shelf Mushroom
Premium Punish-Shroom · Sergeant Strongberry · Cherry Bomb · Grapes of Wrath
Galactic Astro-Shroom · Banana Launcher · Pair Pearadise
Colossal Fireweed · Imitater
Triassic Strawberrian
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Token Cards Hothead
Superpowers Mush-Boom · Blazing Bark · Tater Toss · Sunburn · Meteor Strike · More Spore · Storm Front
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Heroes Chompzilla · Grass Knuckles · Green Shadow · Captain Combustible
Common Peashooter · Torchwood · Cabbage-Pult · Fertilize · Flourish · Grow-Shroom · Repeater
Premium Bonk Choy · Pea Pod · Sweet Potato · Fire Peashooter · Skyshooter
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Triassic Apotatosaurus
Event Cards Clique Peas · Lily of the Valley · Banana Split · Plucky Clover
Superpowers Devour · Power Pummel · Precision Blast · Blazing Bark · Embiggen · Holo-Flora · Time to Shine
PvZH Smarty Icon.png Smarty
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Common Snowdrop · Weenie Beanie · Snow Pea · Cattail · Smoosh-Shroom · Threepeater
Premium Iceberg Lettuce · Shellery · Rescue Radish · Spring Bean · Vanilla · Carrotillery
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Colossal Grave Mistake · Pear Pal
Triassic Primal Peashooter
Premium Admiral Navy Bean · Lightning Reed · Chilly Pepper · Navy Bean · Jumping Bean
Galactic Cosmic Bean · Melon-Pult
Colossal Tricorn
Triassic Lily Pad
Premium Sow Magic Beans · Bean Counter · Snapdragon · Winter Squash
Galactic Laser Cattail · Bog of Enlightenment · Cool Bean
Colossal Jelly Bean
Triassic Rotobaga · Shrinking Violet
Premium Brainana · Winter Melon · The Great Zucchini
Galactic Shooting Starfruit · Dark Matter Dragonfruit
Colossal Lima-Pleurodon
Triassic Bird of Paradise
Event Cards Spyris · Go-Nuts · Mayflower · Sportacus · Snake Grass · Witch Hazel · Jolly Holly · Sap-Fling
Token Cards Magic Beanstalk · Sappy Place
Superpowers Peel Shield · Mush-Boom · Precision Blast · Goatify · Genetic Amplification · Big Chill · Transmogrify · Whirlwind · Lieutenant Carrotron · Lightspeed Seed
PvZH Solar Icon.png Solar
Heroes Chompzilla · Rose · Solar Flare · Wall-Knight
Common Bellflower · Sunflower · Mixed Nuts · Squash · Smashing Pumpkin
Premium Morning Glory · Fume-Shroom · Pepper M.D. · Water Balloons · Venus Flytrap · Bloomerang · Metal Petal Sunflower
Galactic Cosmoss · Apple-Saucer · Venus Flytraplanet
Colossal Kernel-Pult
Triassic Lil' Buddy · Sunnier-Shroom
Premium Sage Sage · Magnifying Grass · Whack-a-Zombie · Lawnmower · Power Flower
Galactic Cosmic Flower · Heartichoke
Colossal Elderberry
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Colossal Primal Sunflower · Sunflower Seed
Triassic Sun Strike
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Galactic Astrocado · Astro Vera
Colossal Cob Cannon
Triassic Aloesaurus
Event Cards Haunted Pumpking · Sun-Shroom · Jack O' Lantern · Ketchup Mechanic · Toadstool
Token Cards Astrocado Pit
Superpowers Devour · Goatify · Sunburn · Uncrackable · Geyser · Scorched Earth · Weed Whack
Superpowers Flick-a-Zombie · Inspire · Rejuvenate