- Not to be confused with Tyrannosaurus Rex, a dinosaur and environmental modifier in Plants vs. Zombies 2.
Bananasaurus Rex is a premium legendary plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the Mega-Grow class. She costs 4 to play and has 3/3. She has the Double Strike trait, and her Dino-Roar ability gives her +1/+1.
She is based on the banana, an edible fruit, botanically a berry, produced by several kinds of large herbaceous, flowering plants in the genus Musa; and the Tyrannosaurus, more commonly known as the species Tyrannosaurus rex, a genus of coelurosaurian theropod dinosaur.
Her name is a portmanteau of "banana," the real-life plant she is based on; and "Tyrannosaurus rex," the real-life dinosaur she is based on.
- Class: Mega-Grow
- Tribes: Banana Animal Plant
- Trait: Double Strike
- Ability: Dino-Roar: This gets +1/+1.
- Set - Rarity: Premium - Legendary
She's a banana first and a dinosaur second. But it's a close second.
- ▲ Tribe change: Fruit Animal Plant → Banana Animal Plant
- Ability streamlined: After combat here, this does a Bonus Attack. → Double Strike
- Ability streamlined: When you draw a card: This gets +1/+1. → Dino-Roar: This gets +1/+1.
While initially not the most cost-effective plant, Bananasaurus Rex can become very strong in the late game. However, since her base stats aren't that great, Bananasaurus Rex needs to get some stat boosts to truly shine.
Aside from pure stat-boosting cards, you can also increase her stats by drawing and conjuring cards, examples being Flourish and Holo-Flora. Party Thyme is a very good choice too, since Bananasaurus Rex does a bonus attack after she has finished attacking in the Fight! phase, causing it to draw at least one extra card per turn. While all other classes have ways to draw cards as well, Green Shadow is arguably the best hero in terms of card draw due to the Smarty class' abundance of card draw cards like Sow Magic Beans, Planet of the Grapes, and Lima-Pleurodon.
Flourish, Re-Peat Moss, Bananasaurus Rex, and possibly Party Thyme together are a great combo. When you play Flourish, Bananasaurus Rex will gain +2/+2 while Re-Peat Moss does a bonus attack. With Party Thyme as well, you will draw another card, boosting Bananasaurus Rex's stats by +1/+1 again.
But due to her being able to amass her stats greatly, she will become a prime target for instant-kills and certain zombies. Fortunately, the Mega-Grow class does have access to Umbrella Leaf, who can make Bananasaurus Rex immune to tricks. As for zombies, every hero has a way to deal with them: Grass Knuckles and Green Shadow have Team-Up plants to protect Bananasaurus Rex (Green Shadow can also Bounce zombies), while Captain Combustible and Chompzilla have removal cards.
It is not recommended to play her when Bonus Track Buckethead or Gargantuar Mime is on the field. Due to her Double Strike trait, Bonus Track Buckethead can disable her bonus attack, while Gargantuar Mime can do a bonus attack because she is not in the mime tribe.
While Bananasaurus Rex is a very strong plant, countering her shouldn't be too hard if the player is smart enough. When turn 4 comes along, save some brains as she will most likely be played, then, make use of removal cards such as Exploding Fruitcake, Knockout, or Stayin' Alive to deal with her before she can grow. If none of these options are available, make use of Final Mission with any zombie, preferable Barrel of Deadbeards to outright destroy her, leave a good body on the field, and do 1 damage to all plants. You can also make use of Deadly zombies to destroy her without much issue, although unless you are Super Brainz or Huge Gigantacus and have Teleport, you will be forced to take 6 damage or lose a zombie as you will have to wait until next turn.
Plants vs. Zombies Wiki has a gallery for Bananasaurus Rex.
- In the release trailer, her tongue is red. However, it is vanilla-colored in-game like the flesh of a banana.
- This is the only dino plant to be based on fruits.
- She bears a striking resemblance to Aloesaurus.
- She is the only card with "Dino-Roar" in the Premium set