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Shine Vine amplify the sun production of sun producer plants they're planted on.

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Shine Vine is a vine plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2, that was first introduced in the 8.0.1 update. It boosts the sun production of Sun-producing plants.

About

Shine Vine is a seasonal Arena plant, unlockable with seed packets. It is a Vine plant, and as such can be planted on other plants.

It costs 75 sun and can amplify the sun production of sun producer plants, with the sole exception of Moonflower, as well as producing sun on its own. When a group of zombies gets too close to it, it uses a stunning attack (every 2 seconds), making them drop sun similar to Solar Tomato.

It can also produce sun on its own; the sun production is the same as a Sunflower at Level 1. If a Magnifying Grass is planted in a Shine Vine, as the latter is about to produce a sun, Magnifying Grass will immediately use that sun to attack, therefore the sun can not be collected. This is further illustrated in levels that require "produce at least X sun", in which the sun used immediately by Magnifying Grass does not count as sun produced. Moreover, if Shine Vine's sun production is increased (via Upgrades) to 75, 100 or 125, there are still no sun refund for the player although Magnifying Grass would normally use only 50 sun for its attack.

Shine Vine's sun production rate is 32-36 seconds.

The sun-producing plants whose sun production can be amplified by Shine Vine include Sunflower, Twin Sunflower, Sun-shroom, Toadstool (after digestion), and Primal Sunflower. Though Moonflower is also a sun-producing plant, it cannot be buffed by Shine Vine.

Origins

Helianthus annuus

Shine Vine's showerhead-like attachment is based on a common sunflower (Helianthus annuus), coinciding with its sun-producing abilities.

Almanac entry

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

Shine Vine

SUN COST: 75
RECHARGE: 5

SUN PRODUCTION: Normal
Special: Stun

DAMAGE: 5
FAMILY: Enlighten-mint

Shine Vines are vine plants that amplify the sun production of sun producer plants, create some sun on their own, and use a sun-stun burst as a last second defense when attacked.

Usage: best used on sun producer plants
Special: doesn't amplify Moonflower sun production

"Peek-a-boo!" giggles Shine Vine, staring directly at you, the player. "Consider that fourth wall SHATTERED!"


Upgrades

Plant Food ability

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When given Plant Food, Shine Vine immediately produces 100 sun and stuns all zombies in 3x3 radius, while also dealing 10 DPS to them. The effect causes each affected zombie to drop 1 tiny sun (which are worth 5 sun each). The plant that the Shine Vine surrounds will also activate its Plant Food ability.

Enlighten-mint effect

When boosted by Enlighten-mint, Shine Vine's sun production rate is reduced to 3 seconds and its sun production amplifier is increased to 75 sun. Additionally, Shine Vine's stun duration is increased to 1.5 seconds (Normal) / 5.25 seconds (Plant Food), and its damage caused to zombies is increased by 50 DPS (Normal) / 100 DPS (Plant Food).

Level upgrades

Level Seed packets Coins Upgrades
Sun Cost Recharge
(Fast)
Toughness
(Typical)
Sun Production
Amplifier
Sun Production Stun Duration Damage
Normal Damage Plant Food Normal Plant Food Normal Plant Food
1 0 0 75 5 seconds 300 dps 25 sun 50 sun 5 sun 100 sun 1.05 seconds 3 seconds 5 dps 10 dps
2 50 4.5 seconds 350 dps 1.1 seconds 3.25 seconds 10 dps 20 dps
3 100 4.25 seconds 400 dps 1.15 seconds 3.5 seconds 15 dps 30 dps
4 200 4 seconds 450 dps 75 sun 150 sun 1.2 seconds 3.75 seconds 20 dps 40 dps
5 300 50 3.75 seconds 550 dps 10 sun 1.25 seconds 4 seconds 25 dps 50 dps
6 400 3.5 seconds 600 dps 50 sun 1.3 seconds 4.25 seconds 30 dps 60 dps
7 500 3.25 seconds 650 dps 100 sun 200 sun 1.35 seconds 4.5 seconds 35 dps 70 dps
8 600 3 seconds 700 dps 1.4 seconds 4.75 seconds 40 dps 80 dps
9 800 2.75 seconds 800 dps 75 sun 1.45 seconds 5 seconds 45 dps 90 dps
10 1,000 2.5 seconds 900 dps 125 sun 250 sun 1.5 seconds 5.25 seconds 50 dps 100 dps

Strategies

Shine Vine's perk is similar to Gold Tile created by Gold Leaf. Both of them save a tile and can produce more sun. Shine Vine can also amplify the sun production of sun producer plants, making it good to use in levels which require one to produce sun, as it makes one produce sun faster.

However, one can choose Shine Vine to be the sole sun-producing plant in a level. At low levels, it may seem to be too expensive for a plant that can only produce 50 sun, but at level 4, Shine Vine's 75 sun cost and 75 sun production is comparable to that of Primal Sunflower; and at level 5, its 50 sun cost and the fact that it is easy to spam make Shine Vine irreplaceable in many strategies. This can make more room for many other attacking plants, or providing extra sun while still having Plant Food for the desired plants if being planted on Power Tiles.

Shine Vine also make a viable choice in Endless Zone levels. It can not only increase one's speed of producing sun, but also protect plants by its stunning attacks. For that reason, Shine Vine is a great plant to pair with short attack range like Phat Beet , or plants with long recharge time such as Chomper. It can also be placed at the third column to stun Imps thrown by Gargantuars while producing more sun; however, its toughness is much lower than Pumpkin so it requires aid from other plants to defeat the Imps without having the Shine Vine eaten.

Also a Shine Vine's good strategy is to use it with Toadstool. It does not only increase Toadstool’s sun production, but also stun zombies while Toadstool is chewing.

Shine Vine's short recharge time and its vine-functions make it somewhat helpful in defending against Turquoise Skull Zombies or Gargantuar Primes, as they can be sacrificed to save some important plants (in the case of the Gargantuar Prime, the laser might still destroy the surrounded plant). It can also stun some dangerous zombies very briefly, getting some time for other plants to recharge. However, some zombies such as Explorer Zombie, All-Star Zombie (when not tackled) can destroy it instantly, so be careful.

For some unknown reason, Shine Vine's sun production is stacked in Arena: after planting them during the setup and waiting long enough, all the Shine Vines on the lawn will instantly give out sun, therefore giving a burst of sun right at the start of the game.

Balance changes

Update 8.2.2

  • Stun duration decreased from 2 to 1.05 seconds at level 1.
  • Stun duration increase between levels decreased from 0.25 to 0.05 seconds.

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Trivia

Shine Vine in the 8.1.1 update.

  • Shine Vine had a minor redesign in the 8.1.1 update, but it was then changed back to its original design in the 8.2.1 update.
  • Magnifying Grass' Plant Food effect ignores Shine Vines, meaning that Shine Vine cannot make the Plant Food duration last longer, even if the Magnifying Grass is surrounded by it.

See also

V · T · E
Plants (Tower defense)
Plants vs. Zombies
Day Peashooter · Sunflower · Cherry Bomb · Wall-nut · Potato Mine · Snow Pea · Chomper · Repeater
Night Puff-shroom · Sun-shroom · Fume-shroom · Grave Buster · Hypno-shroom · Scaredy-shroom · Ice-shroom · Doom-shroom
Pool Lily Pad · Squash · Threepeater · Tangle Kelp · Jalapeno · Spikeweed · Torchwood · Tall-nut
Fog Sea-shroom · Plantern · Cactus · Blover · Split Pea · Starfruit · Pumpkin · Magnet-shroom
Roof Cabbage-pult · Flower Pot · Kernel-pult · Coffee Bean · Garlic · Umbrella Leaf · Marigold · Melon-pult
Upgrades Gatling Pea · Twin Sunflower · Gloom-shroom · Cattail · Winter Melon · Gold Magnet · Spikerock · Cob Cannon
Others Imitater · Explode-o-nut · Giant Wall-nut · Giant Sunflower · Giant Marigold · Sprout
Plants vs. Zombies: Journey to the West
Hero Plants Iron Man Nut · Monkey King Peashooter · Pig Squash · Nut Wujing · Monk Flower · Nezha Peashooter
Day Peashooter · Sunflower · Cherry Bomb · Wall-nut · Potato Mine · Snow Pea · Chomper · Repeater
Night Puff-shroom · Sun-shroom · Fume-shroom · Grave Buster · Hypno-shroom · Scaredy-shroom · Ice-shroom · Doom-shroom
Pool Lily Pad · Squash · Threepeater · Tangle Kelp · Jalapeno · Spikeweed · Torchwood · Tall-nut
Fog Sea-shroom · Plantern · Cactus · Blover · Split Pea · Starfruit · Pumpkin · Magnet-shroom
Roof Cabbage-pult · Flower Pot · Kernel-pult · Coffee Bean · Garlic · Umbrella Leaf · Marigold · Melon-pult
Underwater World Oxygen Algae · Sea Starfruit · Bramble Sea Grass
The Dragon's Palace Water Gun Grass
Upgrades Gatling Pea · Twin Sunflower · Gloom-shroom · Cattail · Winter Melon · Gold Magnet · Spikerock · Cob Cannon
Others Imitater · Explode-o-nut · Giant Wall-nut · Electric Anemone · Aggro Brocco · Pomegunate · Carrotillery · Oak Archer · Ghost Pepper · Laser Bean · Dandelion · Snapdragon · Bonk Choy
Plants vs. Zombies Social Edition
Normal Peashooter · Sunflower · Cherry Bomb · Wall-nut · Potato Mine · Chomper · Repeater · Puff-shroom · Scaredy-shroom · Snow Pea · Sun-shroom · Fume-shroom · Grave Buster · Lily Pad · Squash · Spikeweed · Tangle Kelp · Torchwood · Sea-shroom · Jalapeno · Coffee Bean · Tall-nut · Pumpkin · Magnet-shroom · Blover · Melon-pult · Cactus
Premium Pickled Pepper · Icy Fume-shroom · Fire-shroom · Flamewood · Vine-nut · Gatling Pea · Twin Sunflower · Gloom-shroom · Winter Melon · Super Chomper · Future Star · Calm Chuck
Plants vs. Zombies Adventures
Normal Peashooter · Sunflower · Aspearagus · Wall-nut · Cherry Bomb · Popcorn · Beet · Snow Pea · Jalapeño · Magnet Plant · Flaming Pea · Shamrock · Bamboo Shoot · Repeater · Chilly Pepper · Twin Sunflower
VIPs Sweet Pea · Beeshooter · Hard-nut · Acespearagus · Power Flower · Beetboxer · Ice Queen Pea · Shamrockstar · Bamboom
Others Trees
Plants vs. Zombies 2
Player's House Peashooter · Sunflower · Wall-nut · Potato Mine · Cabbage-pult
Ancient Egypt Bloomerang · Iceberg Lettuce · Grave Buster · Bonk Choy · Repeater · Twin Sunflower
Pirate Seas Kernel-pult · Snapdragon · Spikeweed · Spring Bean · Coconut Cannon · Threepeater · Spikerock · Cherry Bomb
Wild West Split Pea · Chili Bean · Pea Pod · Lightning Reed · Melon-pult · Tall-nut · Winter Melon
Frostbite Caves Hot Potato · Pepper-pult · Chard Guard · Stunion · Rotobaga
Lost City Red Stinger · A.K.E.E. · Endurian · Stallia · Gold Leaf
Far Future Laser Bean · Blover · Citron · E.M.Peach · Infi-nut · Magnifying Grass · Tile Turnip
Dark Ages Sun-shroom · Puff-shroom · Fume-shroom · Sun Bean · Magnet-shroom
Neon Mixtape Tour Phat Beet · Celery Stalker · Thyme Warp · Garlic · Spore-shroom · Intensive Carrot
Jurassic Marsh Primal Peashooter · Primal Wall-nut · Perfume-shroom · Primal Sunflower · Primal Potato Mine
Big Wave Beach Lily Pad · Tangle Kelp · Bowling Bulb · Guacodile · Banana Launcher
Modern Day Moonflower · Nightshade · Shadow-shroom · Dusk Lobber · Grimrose
Premium
Money Snow Pea · Power Lily · Imitater · Chomper · Sweet Potato · Toadstool · Strawburst · Cactus · Electric Blueberry · Jack O' Lantern · Grapeshot · Cold Snapdragon · Escape Root · Gold Bloom · Wasabi Whip · Kiwibeast · Apple Mortar · Witch Hazel · Parsnip · Missile Toe · Caulipower · Electric Peashooter · Holly Barrier
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Seed packets Torchwood · Starfruit · Dandelion · Blooming Heart · Bombegranate · Explode-O-Nut · Aloe · Hot Date · Solar Tomato · Enlighten-mint · Shadow Peashooter · Goo Peashooter · Sling Pea · Snap Pea · Zoybean Pod · Electrici-tea · Dazey Chain · Blastberry Vine · Pokra · Imp Pear · Pyre Vine · Pumpkin · Ice Bloom · Dartichoke · Ultomato · Gumnut · Shine Vine · Tumbleweed · Olive Pit · Puffball · Explode-o-Vine · Murkadamia Nut · Turkey-pult · Headbutter Lettuce · Boingsetta · Stickybomb Rice · Hocus Crocus · Gloom Vine · Draftodil · Pea Vine · Boom Balloon Flower · Inferno
Others Marigold
Plants vs. Zombies 2 (Chinese version)
Ancient Egypt Peashooter · Sunflower · Wall-nut · Cabbage-pult · Bloomerang · Iceberg Lettuce · Grave Buster · Bonk Choy · Repeater · Twin Sunflower · Snow Pea · Torchwood
Pirate Seas Kernel-pult · Snapdragon · Power Lily · Spikeweed · Spring Bean · Coconut Cannon · Spikerock · Lightning Reed · Tall-nut
Wild West Threepeater · Squash · Split Pea · Chili Bean · Jalapeno · Pea Pod · Melon-pult · Winter Melon · Imitater
Kongfu World Radish · Fire Gourd · Heavenly Peach · Bamboo-shoot
Far Future Laser Bean · Blover · Citron · E.M.Peach · Infi-nut · Magnifying Grass · Tile Turnip · Starfruit
Dark Ages Hypno-shroom · Sun-shroom · Puff-shroom · Fume-shroom · Sun Bean · Pea-nut · Magnet-shroom · Oak Archer · Coffee Bean · Plantern
Big Wave Beach Acidic Citrus · Lotuspot · Lily Pad · Bowling Bulb · Banana Launcher · Guacodile · Tangle Kelp · Homing Thistle
Frostbite Caves Hurrikale · Fire Peashooter · Hot Potato · Pepper-pult · Chard Guard · Stunion · Rafflesia · Tornacorn
Sky City Rotobaga · Cycloque · Aspiragus · Saucer Squash · Board Beans · Lantern Cherry · Ampthurium · Spinnapple
Lost City Lava Guava · Red Stinger · A.K.E.E. · Stallia · Gold Leaf · Toadstool · Jackfruit
Neon Mixtape Tour MC Glory · Phat Beet · Thyme Warp · Celery Stalker · Spore-shroom · Garlic · Intensive Carrot · Cactus
Jurassic Marsh Primal Peashooter · Primal Wall-nut · Perfume-shroom · Primal Sunflower · Primal Potato Mine · Primal Rafflesia · Dinonip · Thorns · Mastercane
Modern Day Shadow-shroom · Caulipower · Moonflower · Grimrose · Nightshade · Dusk Lobber · Blooming Heart
Steam Ages Gold Bloom · Flat-shroom · Passionflower · Lotus Root · Fanilla · Lily of Alchemy · Berry Blaster
Renaissance Age Aloe · Kinnikannon · Wax Guard · Oil Olive · Ruby Red · Dartichoke
Heian Age Sumo Melon · Wasabi Whip · Auberninja · Dripphylleia · Splitting Stephania · Kunai Tupistra · Windbreak Dendrobium · Orchid Chef · Geisha Flower · Stickybomb Rice
Monthly special Pyro-shroom · Carrotillery · Cryo-shroom · Dandelion · Aggro Brocco · Pomegunate · Chomper · Sweet Potato · Lord Bamboo · Sap-fling · Ghost Pepper · Chest-nut · Bambrook · Zorrose · Magic-shroom · Electric Blueberry · R.A.D Missiles · Endurian · Pumpkin Witch · Sunflower Singer · Snowy Cotton · Guerrequila · Monkeyfruit · Plumping Plummy · Dragonfruit · Angel Starfruit · Gatling Pea · Match Flower · Firebloom Queen · Cattail · Grapeshot · Cold Snapdragon · Shrinking Violet · Cob Cannon · Apple Mortar · Witch Hazel · Escape Root · Electric Currant · Explode-O-Nut · Parsnip · Missile Toe · Kiwibeast · Electric Peashooter · Hot Date · Icy Currant · Trump Tulip · Banana Dancer · Dual Pistol Pinecone · Narcissus · Alarm Arrowhead · Holly Barrier · Shadow Peashooter · Snap Pea · Frostbloom Queen · Sling Pea · Zapdragon · Electrici-tea · Imp Pear · Strawburst · Egrett Flower · Goo Peashooter · Bud-minton · Curling Corms · Pokra · Dollarweed Drummer · Ultomato · Shadow Vanilla · Bromel Blade · Gumnut · Olive Pit
Others Potato Mine · Tactical Cuke
Removed plants Rotten Red
Plants vs. Zombies Online
Player's House Sunflower · Peashooter · Wall-nut · Potato Mine
Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum Bruce Bamboo · Carrot Rocket · Pomegranate-pult · Dandelion · Venus Flytrap · Wax Gourd · Sod
Ancient Egypt Bloomerang · Bonk Choy · Grave Buster · Iceberg Lettuce · Cabbage-pult
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Far Future Laser Bean · Blover · Citron · E.M.Peach · Tile Turnip · Ganoderma · Banana Tree · Nitro-shroom · Infi-nut · Magnifying Grass
East Sea Dragon Palace Oxygen Algae · Garlic · Bubble Flower · Electric Anemone
Upgrades Twin Sunflower · Repeater
VIPs Winter Melon
Power Ups Cherry Bomb · Jalapeno
Premium Squash · Snow Pea · Tall-nut
Adventure Mode only Magic Vine · Split Pea · Chili Bean · Lightning Reed · Pea Pod · Melon-pult · Starfruit · Chomper · Fire Peashooter · Cattail · Zorrose · Clivia · Sap-fling · Acidic Citrus · Magic-shroom · Ghost Pepper · Guacodile · Hurrikale · Plantern · Oak Archer · Homing Thistle · Pepper-pult · Radish · Toadstool · Blooming Heart · Red Stinger · Electric Blueberry · A.K.E.E. · Moonflower · Guerrequila · Aspiragus · Pumpkin Witch · Mine Fruit · Sea Anemone · Lychee Drill · Sea Starfruit
Plants vs. Zombies 3
Common Puff-Shroom · Buttercup · Garlic · Potato Mine · Pushywillow · Wall-Nut · Chard Guard · Peashooter · Spikeweed · Cabbage-Pult · Kernel-Pult · Bonk Choy · Caramel Popcorn · Lightning Reed · Melon-Pult
Rare Shuffle Truffle · Blockbuster · Butternut Squash · Ragweed · Sawgrass · Squash · Fire Peashooter · Pine Needler · Snow Pea · Bamboo Shoots · Night Cap
Epic Aloe Vera · Sweet Potato · Hydrangea · Dogwood · Chomper · Gravitree · Flak Seed · Lemon-Aid · Gloom-Shroom · Snapdragon · Starfruit
Legendary Fairy Ring Mushroom · Kalestorm
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