Lili Meat Plant

Lili telecommunicating with a strange meat plant in Coach Oleander's mind.

Herbaphony is the ability to communicate with plant-life and foliage. It's an extremely unique PSI-power in that it is the only explicitly named ability Razputin can't learn in the first Psychonauts game. The power seems to be extremely rare, as the only camper said to have it is Lili Zanotto. The power is never mentioned within the game, but alluded to several times. Such as when Lili is seen in Basic Braining near a strange meat plant glowing with energy, and her strong fascination with flowers (which is eventually used against her by Linda to capture her). Lili's Campster page touches on her powers more deeply. It's in her profile that the power's name is mentioned and several other campers talk about her ability. In one embarrassing incident, Elton accidentally shows Lili a text document entitled "sexy psychic plants" which explains how plants can psychically react to sexual intercourse. This suggests there might be some weirder uses for this ability.

The power makes its first in-game appearance in Psychonauts: In the Rhombus of Ruin where Lili uses it to communicate with what she believes is a beautiful field of flowers. When Raz, with the help of her recently adopted pet rat Harold undoes her mind control, she realizes she's actually speaking to a room full of bombs.


  • Coincidentally, Lili excels at this ability and shares her name with a flower. Lilium or "lilies."
  • The game does not show a merit badge associated with the ability. It's hard to tell if there even is one, since the power is so rare only a single camper possesses it.