Watermelon Leshy

Family: Leshy

Huge plant (leshy), neutral

Armor Class 13 (natural armor)
HP 105 (14d6+56)
Speed 30 ft.

17 (+3) 15 (+2) 19 (+4) 8 (-1) 13 (+1) 12 (+1)

Saving Throws Str +5, Con +6
Skills Athletics +5, Perception +3, Stealth +4
Damage Resistances piercing, slashing (while Rind is unbroken)
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 13
Languages Common, Druidic, Sylvan
Challenge 2 (450 XP)


  • Plant Speech. melons
  • Plant Form. Small watermelon
  • Verdant Burst. When the Watermelon leshy dies, a burst of primal energy explodes from its body, restoring 9 (2d8) hit points to each plant creature in a 30-foot radius. This area immediately fills with watermelon vines, becoming difficult terrain. If the terrain is not viable for watermelon, they wither after 24 hours.
  • Rind. The Watermelon leshy is protected by a tough rind and peel. While unbroken, the rind provides resistance against slashing and piercing damage. The Rind is broken immediately upon being damaged by a critical hit.


  • Multiattack. The watermelon leshy attacks three times as an action, using either its Vine or Seed Spit attacks.
  • Vine. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d6+3) slashing damage. On a hit, the target is grappled (escape DC 13).
  • Seed Spit. Ranged Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, range 30/120 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d8+2) bludgeoning damage.


A sweet and delicious melon, watermelons have been cultivated by humans for thousands of years. While it is known today as a refreshing summertime snack, 5000 years ago watermelons were not grown for their food, but as a way to store water. The long history of watermelon, and its popularity, have led to the cultivation of hundreds of varieties with differing levels of sweetness, water content, and disease resistance. The most familiar watermelon, however, is easily recognized for its long vines, striped green colored rind, and bright red flesh.

Watermelon Leshies make for popular familiars, useful for carrying water, wrapping up enemies, and absorbing damage with its tough rind. The high water content of the leshy leaves it constantly slobbering, a trail of sweet-scented water and small black seeds following behind wherever it goes.

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