- For other uses, see Endurian (disambiguation).
Endurian is a minor recurring character within the Plants vs. Zombies franchise. Endurian is a defensive plant able to protect other plants from being eaten while also preventing zombies from advancing through the player's lawn.
What makes Endurian unique is his ability to deal short ranged damage to any and all zombies that eat him, dealing continuous damage like a Spikeweed.
As of Plants vs. Zombies 3, Endurian has appeared in three games.
Endurian is based on the Durian fruit, a term for a group of fruits of plants belonging to the genus Durio, characterized by their thorn-covered husk and distinctive flesh odour.
His name is portmanteau of "endure," reflecting its defensive ability to endure zombie attacks and "durian," the real-life plant this plant is based on.
- Main article: Endurian (PvZO)
Endurian made his first appearance in the now defunct Chinese exclusive tower defense game Plants vs. Zombies Online, where he was an unlockable plant in Pirate Seas.
He costed 135 sun, the first in the franchise to not cost a multiple of 25, and had the same amount of health as a Wall-nut, but with the range and damage output of a Spikeweed. He could deal damage to multiple zombies at once, so long as they are in the same tile as him.
Endurian also had an interesting Plant Food effect that was unlike all the other defensive plants, where he exploded and dealt damage instead of gaining armor or creating a shield.
- Main article: Endurian (PvZ2)
Endurian would reappear with a completely original design in Plants vs. Zombies 2 as the third plant unlocked in Lost City.
He retains his ability of dealing consecutive damage to nearby zombies, but unlike his appearance in Plants vs. Zombies Online, his health was only 75% of that of Wall-nut, making his health closer to Infi-nut's.
In the Chinese version of Plants vs. Zombies 2, he appears as a monthly special plant and can be upgraded to have a damaging aura in a 3x3 area around himself. This aura can deal continuous damage and ignores zombie armor, meaning it can quickly defeat a Conehead Zombie as though it were a standard Browncoat Zombie.
- Main article: Pineapple line
Endurian's most recent appearance is in the Chinese-exclusive turn-based game Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars as the second plant in the Pineapple line, evolving from Spinnapple and evolving into Jackfruit.
Endurian attacks by lashing his spikes at zombies that get too close, and is the only member of his line that doesn't have the word "Pineapple" in their Chinese name.
- There was an unused durian plant found within the files of older versions of Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars. The details of this plant are unknown, but due to their similar designs, it could be presumed that this is possibly a redesign of Endurian from when he was exclusive to Plants vs. Zombies Online.