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.
Dinonip is based on the bellyful pitcher plant (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 nod to a digestive liquid real-life pitcher plants have to digest their prey, e.g. insects.
Sun cost: 75
Dinonip can eat nearby zombies and spit out undigested eggs.
Plant features: Green plant, strong teeth
Plant Food effect
His roar can now push back zombies in a very short distance and stun them for a short period of time.
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.