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Health-Nut is an event plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the PvZH Guardian Icon.pngGuardian class. He costs 3SunPvZH.png to play and has 4PvZH StrengthHeart.png. He does not have any traits, and his ability makes the amount of damage he does equal to his health stat.

He was added in update 1.14.13, along with Garlic, Secret Agent, High-Voltage Currant, Banana Split, Sun-Shroom, Gargantuar-Throwing Imp, Imposter, and Zombie High Diver.

He was made available in the Weekly Event which ran from April 25, 2017 to May 2, 2017, and became craftable as of update 1.16.10.



His name comes from the phrase "health nut," a person who is obsessed with their health. It also serves as a visual pun, as Health-Nut is depicted as a Tall-nut in shape lifting a barbell with small Wall-Nut-like nuts for weights.

His description mentions the phrase "skip leg day," which is jokingly used when someone does not work their legs out, resulting in their upper body being disproportionately bigger than their lower body. This is a reference to how Health-Nut does not have any legs, thus being unable to work them out.


  • Class: Guardian
  • Tribe: Nut Plant
  • Traits: None
  • Ability: This attacks using its HeartPvZH.png instead of its StrengthPvZH.png.
  • Set: Event

Card description

He always skips leg day.

Update history

Update 1.14.13

  • Added to the game.



On his own, Health-Nut is a 4StrengthPvZH.png/4HeartPvZH.png plant, which is above average stats for a 3SunPvZH.png card. However, his ability causes him to lose strength whenever he takes damage, so always keep an eye on his health. On the other hand, this also means that the more health Health-Nut has, the more damage he does. It is advisable to play cards that boost health such as Smackadamia, Steel Magnolia, and Photosynthesizer, which not only increases his health, but also his damage output. Grape Responsibility is a very notable trick for Health-Nut due to its extremely low cost, doubling its health which effectively doubles its strength.

If you don't have any of these, you will have to play cards that boost both stats, such as Fertilize, even though the strength boost is practically meaningless. If Health-Nut is damaged, play healing cards like 2nd-Best Taco of All Time to restore his health so he can do a more powerful attack. You can also protect him from further damage by shielding him with tricks like Root Wall (only available to Citron and Grass Knuckles), playing a Team-Up plant like Wall-Nut in front of him, or moving him out of harm's way with Gardening Gloves.

Since this is also a nut, you can play Mirror-Nut to prevent your opponent from hastily hurting him, or Smackadamia for the aforementioned health-boosting synergy.

However, you must be really careful against PvZH Hearty Icon.pngHearty heroes, as Health-Nut technically has 0 strength, making him vulnerable to the aforementioned instant-kill tricks.


You must be really careful against this as the more health he has, the more damage he does when he attacks. Fortunately, this also means that he is easier to deal with if he is low on health.

As any Hearty hero, you can play Rolling Stone or Weed Spray to destroy Health-Nut instantly, as long as he has 2StrengthPvZH.png or less. If you are playing as a PvZH Beastly Icon.pngBeastly hero, Squirrel Herder can destroy Health-Nut instantly since he is a nut plant. In case Squirrel Herder is unavailable, resort to using Locust Swarm instead. If Health-Nut is damaged, you can try a sneaky way by using Evaporate on him, though only Electric Boogaloo and Immorticia can use this. Beastly heroes can also use stat-lowering tricks such as Nibble on Health-Nut to lower his health and make his strength weaker.

As for other heroes, you can aim to damage him as much as possible using damaging tricks such as Bungee Plumber or by having a zombie on the same lane as Health-Nut do a bonus attack, which not only damages him, but also reduces his damage output.



In other languages

Language Name Description
United States of America English Health-Nut
China Simplified Chinese 健康坚果
Traditional Chinese 健康堅果


  • He is the first card to be featured in a Daily Challenge.

See also

V · T · E Plants in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes
PvZH Guardian Icon.png Guardian
Heroes Citron · Grass Knuckles · Spudow · Wall-Knight · Beta-Carrotina
Common Small-Nut · Sting Bean · Wall-Nut · Pismashio · Spineapple
Premium Potato Mine · Cactus · Gardening Gloves · Sea-Shroom · Water Chestnut · Pea-Nut · Steel Magnolia
Galactic Photosynthesizer · Spikeweed Sector · Plantern
Colossal Grape Responsibility · Primal Potato Mine
Triassic Grizzly Pear
Premium Grave Buster · Hibernating Beary · Prickly Pear · Smackadamia · Tough Beets
Galactic Cosmic Nut · Starch-Lord
Colossal Blockbuster
Triassic Pumpkin Shell
Premium Jugger-Nut · Mirror-Nut · Guacodile · Doom-Shroom
Galactic Galacta-Cactus · Force Field · Gravitree
Colossal Three-Nut
Triassic Marine Bean · Primal Wall-Nut
Premium Poppin' Poppies · Soul Patch · Wall-Nut Bowling
Galactic Body-Gourd · Pecanolith
Colossal Tricarrotops
Triassic Loco Coco
Event Cards Forget-Me-Nuts · Garlic · Corn Dog · Hot Date · Health-Nut · Pear Cub · Shamrocket · Red Stinger
Token Cards Hothead
Superpowers Peel Shield · Power Pummel · Tater Toss · Uncrackable · Genetic Amplification · Bubble Up · Nut Signal · Root Wall · Ensign Uproot
PvZH Kabloom Icon.png Kabloom
Heroes Nightcap · Captain Combustible · Solar Flare · Spudow
Common Button Mushroom · Berry Blast · Buff-Shroom · Seedling · Zapricot
Premium Poison Mushroom · Berry Angry · Mushroom Ringleader · Poison Ivy · Pair of Pears · Bluesberry · Sizzle
Galactic Banana Bomb · Mushroom Grotto · Invasive Species
Colossal Puff-Shroom
Triassic Veloci-Radish Hatchling · Hot Lava
Premium Shroom for Two · Wild Berry · Petal-Morphosis · Sour Grapes · Poison Oak
Galactic Cosmic Mushroom · Lava Guava
Colossal Cro-Magnolia
Triassic Shelf Mushroom
Premium Punish-Shroom · Sergeant Strongberry · Cherry Bomb · Grapes of Wrath
Galactic Astro-Shroom · Banana Launcher · Pair Pearadise
Colossal Fireweed · Imitater
Triassic Strawberrian
Premium Pineclone · Dandy Lion King · Kernel Corn
Galactic Reincarnation · Molekale
Colossal Gloom-Shroom
Triassic Veloci-Radish Hunter
Event Cards Blooming Heart · High-Voltage Currant · Sonic Bloom · Transfiguration · Atomic Bombegranate · Electric Blueberry
Token Cards Hothead
Superpowers Mush-Boom · Blazing Bark · Tater Toss · Sunburn · Meteor Strike · More Spore · Storm Front
PvZH Mega-Grow Icon.png Mega-Grow
Heroes Chompzilla · Grass Knuckles · Green Shadow · Captain Combustible
Common Peashooter · Torchwood · Cabbage-Pult · Fertilize · Flourish · Grow-Shroom · Repeater
Premium Bonk Choy · Pea Pod · Sweet Potato · Fire Peashooter · Skyshooter
Galactic Coffee Grounds · Sweet Pea · Vegetation Mutation
Colossal Umbrella Leaf
Triassic Half-Banana · Typical Beanstalk
Premium The Podfather · Plant Food · Re-Peat Moss · Whipvine · Super-Phat Beets
Galactic Banana Peel · Cosmic Pea
Colossal Bamboozle
Triassic Pea Patch
Premium Party Thyme · Black-Eyed Pea · Potted Powerhouse · Espresso Fiesta
Galactic Moonbean · Pod Fighter · The Red Plant-It
Colossal Split Pea · Grape Power
Triassic Savage Spinach
Premium Doubled Mint · Muscle Sprout · Bananasaurus Rex
Galactic Captain Cucumber · Onion Rings
Colossal Gatling Pea
Triassic Apotatosaurus
Event Cards Clique Peas · Lily of the Valley · Banana Split · Plucky Clover
Superpowers Devour · Power Pummel · Precision Blast · Blazing Bark · Embiggen · Holo-Flora · Time to Shine
PvZH Smarty Icon.png Smarty
Heroes Citron · Nightcap · Green Shadow · Rose · Beta-Carrotina
Common Snowdrop · Weenie Beanie · Snow Pea · Cattail · Smoosh-Shroom · Threepeater
Premium Iceberg Lettuce · Shellery · Rescue Radish · Spring Bean · Vanilla · Carrotillery
Galactic Mars Flytrap · Planet of the Grapes · Leaf Blower
Colossal Grave Mistake · Pear Pal
Triassic Primal Peashooter
Premium Admiral Navy Bean · Lightning Reed · Chilly Pepper · Navy Bean · Jumping Bean
Galactic Cosmic Bean · Melon-Pult
Colossal Tricorn
Triassic Lily Pad
Premium Sow Magic Beans · Bean Counter · Snapdragon · Winter Squash
Galactic Laser Cattail · Bog of Enlightenment · Cool Bean
Colossal Jelly Bean
Triassic Rotobaga · Shrinking Violet
Premium Brainana · Winter Melon · The Great Zucchini
Galactic Shooting Starfruit · Dark Matter Dragonfruit
Colossal Lima-Pleurodon
Triassic Bird of Paradise
Event Cards Spyris · Go-Nuts · Mayflower · Sportacus · Snake Grass · Witch Hazel · Jolly Holly · Sap-Fling
Token Cards Magic Beanstalk · Sappy Place
Superpowers Peel Shield · Mush-Boom · Precision Blast · Goatify · Genetic Amplification · Big Chill · Transmogrify · Whirlwind · Lieutenant Carrotron · Lightspeed Seed
PvZH Solar Icon.png Solar
Heroes Chompzilla · Rose · Solar Flare · Wall-Knight
Common Bellflower · Sunflower · Mixed Nuts · Squash · Smashing Pumpkin
Premium Morning Glory · Fume-Shroom · Pepper M.D. · Water Balloons · Venus Flytrap · Bloomerang · Metal Petal Sunflower
Galactic Cosmoss · Apple-Saucer · Venus Flytraplanet
Colossal Kernel-Pult
Triassic Lil' Buddy · Sunnier-Shroom
Premium Sage Sage · Magnifying Grass · Whack-a-Zombie · Lawnmower · Power Flower
Galactic Cosmic Flower · Heartichoke
Colossal Elderberry
Triassic Eyespore
Premium Twin Sunflower · 2nd-Best Taco of All Time · Chomper · Laser Bean
Galactic Solar Winds · Wing-Nut · Tactical Cuke
Colossal Primal Sunflower · Sunflower Seed
Triassic Sun Strike
Premium Briar Rose · Three-Headed Chomper · Cornucopia
Galactic Astrocado · Astro Vera
Colossal Cob Cannon
Triassic Aloesaurus
Event Cards Haunted Pumpking · Sun-Shroom · Jack O' Lantern · Ketchup Mechanic · Toadstool
Token Cards Astrocado Pit
Superpowers Devour · Goatify · Sunburn · Uncrackable · Geyser · Scorched Earth · Weed Whack
Superpowers Flick-a-Zombie · Inspire · Rejuvenate