Lemon Leshy

Family: Leshy

Huge plant (leshy), neutral

Armor Class 12
HP 78 (12d6+36)
Speed 20 ft., swim 40 ft.

13 (+1) 15 (+2) 16 (+3) 10 (+0) 12 (+1) 13 (+1)

Saving Throws Dex +4, Cha +3
Skills Athletics +3, Perception +3, Stealth +4 (+6 among trees)
Damage Immunities acid, electricity
Senses passive Perception 13
Languages Common, Druidic, Sylvan
Challenge 1 (200 XP)


  • Plant Speech. citrus plants
  • Plant Form. Small lemon tree
  • Amphibious. The Lemon leshy can breathe water or air.
  • Verdant Burst. When the Lemon leshy dies, a burst of primal energy explodes from its body, restoring 4 (1d8) hit points to each plant creature in a 30-foot radius and dealing 2 (1d4) acid damage to non-plant creatures in the same area. This area immediately fills with lemon tree saplings, becoming difficult terrain. If the terrain is not viable for lemons, they wither after 24 hours.


  • Multiattack. The Lemon leshy attacks two times as an action, once with its Jaws and once with its Tail attack or twice with its Acid Spurt attack.
  • Jaws. Melee Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 4 (1d6+1) piercing damage plus 2 (1d4) poison damage.
  • Tail. Melee Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d8+1) bludgeoning damage.
  • Acid Spurt. Ranged Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, range 30/90 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d6+2) acid damage.
  • Citrus Spray. A spray of lemon-scented acid erupts from the leshy’s mouth in a 15-foot cone, dealing 5 (2d4) acid damage to each creature in the area that fails a DC 13 Dexterity saving throw. If Citrus Spray is used underwater, the area becomes acidic for 1 round. Any creature that starts their turn or enters the area suffers 2 acid damage.


The lemon tree’s distinctive yellow fruits contain roughly 5% citric acid, giving them a strong sour taste. Lemons were originally small berries that evolved over time into fruits, slowly spreading to new regions as their culinary uses increased. In addition to flavoring, lemons are used for their strong aromas, oils, and can even make invisible ink!

A largely aquatic creature, Lemon Leshies seem especially drawn to shipping lanes, swimming near the surface of open waters. Their yellow fruits bobbing in the waves are considered a sign of good fortune by sailors, who will trade fish and other supplies to the leshy for fresh fruit. The Lemon leshy comes to shore a few times a year, though the purpose of their mass visits is a mystery.

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