For other uses, see Endurian (disambiguation).

Endurian is a plant in both Plants vs. Zombies 2 and its Chinese version. He is a defensive plant similar to Wall-nut, but he also damages zombies that are close to him by using the spikes he has every 1 second, similar to Spikeweed, dealing the same amount of damage at Level 1.


For more information about this character, see Endurian.

Endurian is the third plant obtained in Lost City. He was first revealed in the Lost City Part 1 trailer, and then gameplay of him was shown in the Lost City Part 1 developer diary.

He can withstand up to 3000 damage per shot from zombies, which is 75% the health of a Wall-nut.

He is a Monthly special plant in the Chinese version.



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.

Almanac entry

Note: The stats shown below only apply to Level 1.




RANGE: Touch
FAMILY: Reinforce-mint

Endurians are defensive plants that deal damage to zombies attacking them.

"When other plants talk about me, they say I'm too gruff. They say I'm difficult to approach, that I'm afraid to let others get too close to me. Also, I smell terrible," said Endurian. But deep down inside, he knows that he's so much more than that. He's also short-tempered.


Plant Food effect

When fed with Plant Food, Endurian gains metallic armor with bigger spikes, which gives it more health and allows it to do more damage. The armor can absorb up to 6000 damage per shot or one Gargantuar smash.

Reinforce-mint effect

When boosted by Reinforce-mint, Endurian can absorb an additional 5000 DPS, his damage is increased by 80 DPS, and his plant food effect will activate.

Level upgrade

Level Seed Packets Coins Upgrades
Sun Cost Recharge
Plant Food Power*
1 0 0 100 15 seconds 3000 dps 20 dps 30 dps Touch
2 10 1,000 14 seconds 3250 dps 30 dps 40 dps
3 75 5,000 13 seconds 3500 dps 40 dps 50 dps
4 200 10,000 12 seconds 3750 dps 50 dps 60 dps
5 400 20,000 11 seconds 4000 dps 55 dps 70 dps
6 750 30,000 10 seconds 4250 dps 60 dps 80 dps
7 1,000 40,000 9 seconds 4500 dps 65 dps 90 dps
8 1,250 50,000 8 seconds 4750 dps 70 dps 100 dps
9 1,500 60,000 7 seconds 5000 dps 75 dps 110 dps
10 2,000 75,000 75 7 seconds 5000 dps 80 dps 120 dps

*This column shows the damage it deals with its metallic armor's spikes once upgraded with Plant Food. The armor's health separately remain unchanged through upgrades.

Level upgrade  (China only)

Level Upgrades Description
LevelIcon2New.png Endurian Upgrade 1.png
Aura Odor
Endurian emits stench, which ignores armor and hurts zombies in a 3x3 area.
Combat Training
Endurian gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
LevelIcon3New.png Endurian Upgrade 2.png
Strengthen Odor
Its stench does more damage to zombies.
Cell Activation
Endurian gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
LevelIcon4New.png AbilityAwakendIcon.png
Ability Awaken
Endurian may be boosted when planted.
Fighting Power
Endurian gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).

Costumed  (China only)

Like Wall-nut and Tall-nut, Endurian gains a crystal armor that further increases its health and damage output.


Endurian is fairly unreliable by himself. Apart from various offensive plants, supporting plants like Spikeweed, Spikerock, and Lava Guava are all good options to increase his effectiveness. Stallia is also a good option for this, as she will decrease the zombie's eating speed allowing him to deal more damage to them.  Shrinking Violet works very well with Endurian as shrunk zombies eat half as fast, boosting Endurian's lifespan, and doubles damage taken making Endurian's rapid attack speed very powerful. Iceberg Lettuce and Stunion can also be used as they can allow the zombie next to him to take damage from Endurian without losing more health by being bitten. Endurian can be used to counter Zombie Chickens and Ice Weasels, especially when boosted and combined with Sweet Potato.

In Pirate Seas, Endurian can be used near lanes without planks to defend against oncoming Swashbuckler Zombies, Seagull Zombies and Pelican Zombies, especially if the player doesn't have any other plants yet to defend those lanes. Some of those zombies get very annoying in later levels as some of them are quite fast. As well as, they can defend against Imp Pirate Zombies that successfully land on the player's ship while other plants try to destroy the Imp Cannon.

In Wild West, Endurian can be used against Prospector Zombie, as it provides a good defense for the first column. Additionally, Endurians can be paired with Tall-nuts by placing Endurians in front of Tall-nuts to fend Zombie Bulls off. This will force them to throw their Zombie Bull Riders only for them to die due to being stuck between the two plants. Just be careful by replacing them when they are low on health.

In Jurassic Marsh, Endurian are a great defense against any zombie carried by pterodactyls the same way as Prospector Zombie.

He's also a very useful defensive plant to use in all Endless Zones. Planting Endurian in the third column from the left is an effective way of stalling Imps thrown by Gargantuars while damaging them at the same time. Like any defensive plant, Endurian can recover his health using Wall-nut First Aid, but even just one Shovel Boost makes this action meaningless. When fighting Gargantuars themselves, slowing plants like Winter Melon or Sap-fling should be used.

While Endurian is attacking zombies, planting another defensive plant directly in front of him will make the zombies eat the plant for a long time while still being attacked by Endurian. Planting an Endurian in front of an attacking Endurian can make the zombies take twice the damage.

Spikerock is also a good choice to be paired with Endurian so that the amount of damage inflicted to zombies will be greater, especially when they come in hordes. However, this pair should not be used if the player encounters Gargantuars.

Endurian is a good plant to use against Jester Zombies as they do not shoot projectiles and will damage him with his spikes.

A boosted Endurian is also a big help provided that the toughness and the damage dealt is increased substantially (matching the health of a Wall-nut and the damage of a Spikerock).

It is a very bad idea to use Endurian against Explorer Zombie, Excavator Zombie, and Barrel Roller Zombie as they can easily outrange Endurian. Pianist Zombie and Jurassic Rockpuncher can also crush him without eating it so it is not a good idea to use it when they're around. Mecha-Football Zombie and Punk Zombie can move it without being affected by the spikes so the player should be aware of them too.

Endurian is surprisingly useful against Boombox Zombies as it can still damage him with the spikes, despite that he's under the effects of his jam. Therefore, it should be planted near the Boombox Zombie to deal some damage to him.

You should never leave Endurian alone because it has 25% less health than a Wall-nut which means that multiple zombies can damage him a lot. Like it is described above, Endurian almost always needs some other plants to provide support. Aloe is a very helpful companion as it covers Endurian's main weakness: low health. Therefore, he can attack forever and eventually kill the zombie(s) eating him. However, this strategy doesn't work if there is 4 or 5 zombies eating him, as Aloe will not be able to keep up with the constant depletion on Endurian's health. 

Generally, he is outclassed by Pea-nut due to the latter's superior range and health. although Endurian is worse and better in crowd control as he affects all zombies that attack hin rather then just one but like pea-nut he really doesn't have much health so watch carefully.

In the Chinese version, if Endurian is leveled up he has more health and attack, the stench ignores armor and hits zombies directly. It is recommended to use this as the defensive plant when it has leveled up.


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  • He (Level 2 in Chinese version), Shadow-shroom and Level 5+ Stunion are the only plants that ignore zombie armor when attacking.
  • In his second and third degrade, the player can see large seeds inside of Endurian that resembles seeds of real-life durians.
  • He's similar to Pea-nut, as they are both high-health plants that can attack. They are both combinations of plants - Endurian is a Wall-nut and Spikeweed; Pea-nut is a Wall-nut and Peashooter.

Specific to Plants vs. Zombies 2

  • The sound he makes when he attacks are similar to the ones of Power Snow's effects.
  • His spikes while attacking are much smaller than his spikes in the trailer. This is because the spikes in the trailer are part of his Zen Garden watering animation.
  • Before version 6.6 his description was "Endurians are defensive plants that deal damage to zombies attacking it."

Specific to Chinese version of Plants vs. Zombies 2 (China only)

  • In his costume Puzzle Piece, he wears both his international costumes, even though he only wears his sumo belt costume in the Chinese version.

See also

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