Dinos Sore is an achievement in Plants vs. Zombies 2. It requires the player to complete a level and prevent all dinosaurs from interacting with zombies. It is worth 5 points on Game Center for iOS devices and 500 XP on Google Play Games for Android devices.


Its name is a pun on the word "dinosaur" and is a portmanteau of "dinosaurs" and "sore".


This achievement is fairly easy on a day with one or two flags, like Jurassic Marsh - Day 2. You can use Primal Wall-nut to prevent zombies from touching dinosaurs. When you run out of options though, use Grapeshot or Cherry Bomb.

Another good level is Jurassic Marsh - Day 3, where you get lots of Grapeshots and Garlic. When you see a zombie near a raptor, plant a Grapeshot to kill it.

Use Garlic or Sweet Potato to move the zombies out of the same lane as the dinosaur is another good way to get this achievement, particularly on early levels where raptors are the only dinosaurs. Primal Wall-nuts are also a good choice, as their fast recharge and high toughness allow you to plant many of them quickly on the first column from the right to prevent all dinosaurs (except the T. Rex) from supporting zombies.

You may try getting this achievement in early levels of La Brainsa Tarpits as levels progresses quickly and very few dinosaurs coming to the lane. You can use Stunion or Primal Peashooter to prevent zombies from interacting with dinosaurs.


  • The stegosaurus is seen as the achievement's icon.
  • If a dinosaur interacts with a zombie when under Perfume-shroom's effect, it will also count for failing to get the achievement. This, however, was not the case in earlier versions of the game.

See also

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Achievements in Plants vs. Zombies 2
Player's House Off the Green
Ancient Egypt King Nut · Nut Un-Common · Sun Catcher · No Smoking · A-noob-is
Pirate Seas Yarr, Matey · Pirate Booty · Pat the Birdy · Broadside · Mutiny
Wild West Giddyup! · Yee-Haw! · Shell on Wheels · Fried Chicken · Pod Squad
Frostbite Caves Barrage a Trois · Meltdown! · So Thawful · Iceblockade · Run Weasley
Lost City Porter Thwarter · Lost and Found · Shovel Off · Spawn Camping · Ragweeds to Riches
Far Future Prime Mover · Drop the Boss · The Jettisons · Sun Damaged · Tile Denial
Dark Ages Hammer Time · Out of Darkness · All in Jest · Not Baaad
Neon Mixtape Tour Volume to Sixteen · Drop The Mic · Head Banger · Back From The Future 3 · Breaking It Off
Jurassic Marsh Martial Marsh Masher · Meteor, Right? · Dinos Sore · Terror Redactyled · Hungry, Hungry Dinos
Big Wave Beach Big Kahunka · Wave Goodbye · Ten Pin Kapow · Undertow · Fly Fishing Fail · Banana Storm
Modern Day Great Gargling Gargantuars · Present Perfect, Future Tense · Hot Off the Presses · Time Traveler · You're an All-Star?
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