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He prefers to call himself Optimus Prime.
The official name of this plant is Dinonip. However, a literal translation can be found in its infobox. The official name is to be used on all pages that refer to this plant.

Dinonip (龙吼草; pinyin: lóng hǒu cǎo) is a plant from the Chinese version of Plants vs. Zombies 2. He was added in the 2.0 update. He is obtainable through collecting enough Puzzle Pieces from the Endless Zone medals. He eats zombies, similar to Chomper. However, unlike Chomper, he can defend himself by firing a weak, short-ranged goo while chewing, has higher health, and spits out the eggs he swallows.


The real-life bellyful pitcher plant, the plant Dinonip is based on

Dinonip is based on bellyful pitcher pant (Nepenthes ventrata), a tropical pitcher plant natural hybrid of the ventricose pitcher plant (Nepenthes ventricosa) and the winged pitcher plant (Nepenthes alata), the plant's specific name "ventrata" (meaning "bellyful") most likely reflects Dinonip's ability to eat zombies. He is also based on a generic theropod dinosaur like Tyrannosaurus.

Dinonip's name is a pun of "dinosaur", the group of prehistoric animals he resembles and affects; and "nip", referring his ability to eat zombies.

His ability to fire goo is a node to a digestive liquid in real-life pitcher plants.

Almanac entry

龙吼草 (Dinonip)
Sun cost: 75

AREA: Single
RANGE: Close
RECHARGE: Sluggish



龙吼草自小就嗓门大, 所以在高中的时候就参加了学校的合唱团。 然而过了没多久, 他就因 "种种原因" 选择了退出。 我还是觉得他适合独唱, 并喇叭花评价说, " 毕竟对于合唱团来说, 他一个人需要的安全距离也太大了些 ……"

    In English:

    Dinonip can eat nearby zombies and spit out undigested eggs.

    Plant features: Green plant, strong teeth
    Special: Eats delicious zombies, spits out disgusting dinosaur eggs

    Since young, Dinonip has had a loud voice, so when he entered junior high, he joined the choir. But after a short while, he quit because of "various reasons". "I still feel he's better doing a solo," MC Glory commented, "After all, for a choir, the 'safe range' he needs is a bit too large..."


Plant Food effect


When given Plant Food, Dinonip will roar to counter the dinosaur stampede in Jurassic Marsh, and will eat 4 zombies in a 3x3 area.


His roar can now push back zombies in a very short distance and stun them for a short period of time.

Level upgrades

Level Upgrades Description
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Venom Overflow
May shoot a stronger goo that deals more damage.
Combat Training
Dinonip gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
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Overflow Enhanced
Chance to shoot stronger goo increases.
Cell Activation
Dinonip gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
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Ability Awaken
Dinonip may be boosted when planted.
Fighting Power
Dinonip gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).
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Venom Burst
May shoot a stream of venom that damages the whole lane, plus poisons zombies.
Fighting Power
Dinonip gains another 50% more attack power and health (300% of initial).


In general, he is a worse option than Chomper as he has a slow seed packet recharge, meaning it is impossible to simply dig a Dinonip who is eating a zombie and then replace another one quickly, which can be done by Chomper.

He is however, extremely important in Jurassic Marsh due to his Plant Food being the only way to prevent dinosaur stampedes from T.Rex eggs destroying a lot of plants.

One of his most important abilities is to eat eggs. Even at level 1, a single Dinonip will instantly destroy an egg. If you do not have enough Puzzle Pieces to upgrade him into level 2 or above, it is not recommended to use him in Hard Mode outside Jurassic Marsh, because he cannot eat a level 2 or above zombies instantly, unlike Toadstool.



  • He is the only way to stop Dinosaur Stampedes, making him an environment modifier.
  • Dinonip makes the same sound that Chomper does once he bites a zombie.
  • He, Thorns and Perfume-shroom are the only plants whose abilities affect the dinosaurs.

See also

V · T · E
Plants (Tower defense)
Plants vs. Zombies 2 (Chinese version)
Ancient Egypt Peashooter · Sunflower · Wall-nut · Cabbage-pult · Bloomerang · Iceberg Lettuce · Grave Buster · Bonk Choy · Repeater · Twin Sunflower · Snow Pea · Torchwood
Pirate Seas Kernel-pult · Snapdragon · Power Lily · Spikeweed · Spring Bean · Coconut Cannon · Spikerock · Lightning Reed · Tall-nut
Wild West Threepeater · Squash · Split Pea · Chili Bean · Jalapeno · Pea Pod · Melon-pult · Winter Melon · Imitater
Kongfu World Radish · Fire Gourd · Heavenly Peach · Bamboo-shoot
Far Future Laser Bean · Blover · Citron · E.M.Peach · Infi-nut · Magnifying Grass · Tile Turnip · Starfruit
Dark Ages Hypno-shroom · Sun-shroom · Puff-shroom · Fume-shroom · Sun Bean · Pea-nut · Magnet-shroom · Oak Archer · Coffee Bean · Plantern
Big Wave Beach Acidic Citrus · Lotuspot · Lily Pad · Bowling Bulb · Banana Launcher · Guacodile · Tangle Kelp · Homing Thistle
Frostbite Caves Hurrikale · Fire Peashooter · Hot Potato · Pepper-pult · Chard Guard · Stunion · Rafflesia · Tornacorn
Sky City Rotobaga · Cycloque · Aspiragus · Saucer Squash · Board Beans · Lantern Cherry · Ampthurium · Spinnapple
Lost City Lava Guava · Red Stinger · A.K.E.E. · Stallia · Gold Leaf · Toadstool · Jackfruit
Neon Mixtape Tour MC Glory · Phat Beet · Thyme Warp · Celery Stalker · Spore-shroom · Garlic · Intensive Carrot · Cactus
Jurassic Marsh Primal Peashooter · Primal Wall-nut · Perfume-shroom · Primal Sunflower · Primal Potato Mine · Primal Rafflesia · Dinonip · Thorns · Mastercane
Modern Day Shadow-shroom · Caulipower · Moonflower · Grimrose · Nightshade · Dusk Lobber · Blooming Heart
Steam Ages Gold Bloom · Flat-shroom · Passionflower · Lotus Root · Fanilla · Lily of Alchemy · Berry Blaster
Renaissance Age Aloe · Kinnikannon · Wax Guard · Oil Olive · Ruby Red · Dartichoke
Heian Age Water Lotus · Splitting Stephania · Kunai Tupistra · Windbreak Dendrobium · Orchid Chef
Monthly special Pyro-shroom · Carrotillery · Cryo-shroom · Dandelion · Aggro Brocco · Pomegunate · Chomper · Sweet Potato · Lord Bamboo · Sap-fling · Ghost Pepper · Chest-nut · Bambrook · Zorrose · Magic-shroom · Electric Blueberry · R.A.D Missiles · Endurian · Pumpkin Witch · Sunflower Singer · Snowy Cotton · Guerrequila · Monkeyfruit · Plumping Plummy · Dragonfruit · Angel Starfruit · Gatling Pea · Match Flower · Firebloom Queen · Cattail · Grapeshot · Cold Snapdragon · Shrinking Violet · Cob Cannon · Apple Mortar · Witch Hazel · Escape Root · Electric Currant · Sumo Melon · Wasabi Whip · Explode-O-Nut · Parsnip · Missile Toe · Kiwibeast · Electric Peashooter · Hot Date · Icy Currant · Trump Tulip · Auberninja · Banana Dancer · Dual Pistol Pinecone · Narcissus · Alarm Arrowhead · Holly Barrier · Shadow Peashooter · Snap Pea · Frostbloom Queen · Sling Pea · Zapdragon · Electrici-tea · Imp Pear · Strawburst · Egrett Flower · Goo Peashooter · Bud-minton · Curling Corms · Pokra · Dollarweed Drummer · Ultomato · Shadow Vanilla · Bromel Blade
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