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A fungus leshy.

Source: Pathfinder Bestiary, pg(s). 346

This article covers fungi in general and Pathfinder Second Edition creatures with the fungus trait. For the Pathfinder First Edition equivalent, see Plant.

See also: Fungal creature (template)

Fungi—a group of life that includes various types of molds, mushrooms, and slimes—are distinct types of plants that share few plant-like traits. Like plants, most fungi are stationary; however, they generally absorb nutrients in ways more similar to animals, do not photosynthesize light, and reproduce via spores.12 This group can also include creatures comprised of or animated by fungus.3

On Golarion

See also: Category:Fungi and Category:Fungus creatures

Fungal pilgrim druids are specialised in their care for nature by seeking to become more plant-like, eventually transforming into a fungal form. Their summoned creatures and animal companion eventually become fungal creatures.4


  1. Fungus, Wikipedia. In the real world, fungi are considered to be more closely related to animals than plants and share few traits with plants. In Pathfinder Roleplaying Game mechanics, creatures comprised of or related to fungi are plants.
  2. Dennis Baker et al. (2013). Bestiary 4, p. 116–117. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-575-4
  3. Logan Bonner, Jason Bulmahn, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Mark Seifter, et al. (2019). Bestiary (Second Edition), p. 346. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-170-2
  4. Robert Brookes, Eleanor Ferron, Michelle Jones, Alex Riggs, and Nicholas Wasko. (2017). Heroes of the Darklands, p. 16f. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-936-3