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Sour Grapes is a premium rare plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the PvZH Kabloom Icon.pngKabloom class. He costs 4SunPvZH.png to play and has 2StrengthPvZH.png/2HeartPvZH.png. He does not have any traits, and his ability does 1 damage to every zombie on the field when he is played. His closest zombie counterparts are Fireworks Zombie and Gizzard Lizard.



He is based on a grape, a fruiting berry of the deciduous woody vines of the botanical genus Vitis. He also bears a resemblance to Grapeshot, as both are clusters of purple grapes with an angry expresson that fires grapes.

His name is based on the term "sour grapes," used to refer to a behavior in which someone adopts a negative attitude to something because they cannot have it themselves. Additionally, some grapes are also simply sour.

His appearance is a pun on "sour grapes," as Sour Grapes is literally a bunch of grapes with a sour expression.

The words "sour," "bitter," and "resentful" mentioned in his description are words related to jealousy, which are references to his name and facial expression.


  • Class: Kabloom
  • Tribe: Berry Plant
  • Traits: None
  • Ability: When played: Do 1 damage to each Zombie.
  • Set - Rarity: Premium - Rare

Card description

Sour. Bitter. Resentful. It's all true. But he's got his reasons.

Update history

Update 1.6.27

  • Design change: His face is changed to make him look angry, possibly to fit his name and description better.

Update 1.14.13

  • Set - Rarity change: Basic - Common → Premium - Rare



Sour Grapes is a cheaper and less powerful version of Kernel Corn, and can be used the same way as him, to finish off damaged zombies or to weaken out all of the zombies on the field. He is also surprisingly effective against most zombie heroes from the PvZH Crazy Icon.pngCrazy class, such as Impfinity or Electric Boogaloo. This is because the majority of the Crazy zombies have 1HeartPvZH.png, allowing Sour Grapes to easily wipe them out. However, this can also be his downfall, specifically with decks that benefit from zombies being destroyed to boost Valkyrie. This is most prominent with Professor Brainstorm, so decide whether it is worth the risk to destroy many zombies in risk of boosting a Valkyrie. Also, if there is a dangerous zombie with a "When hurt" ability like Gargantuar-Throwing Gargantuar, its ability will activate.

He is also useful when combined with Sergeant Strongberry, doing 3 damage to every zombie on the field to take out zombies with higher health, or activating the infamous Sergeant Strongberry loop if there are two of them. If you're playing as Nightcap, using this directly after using The Great Zucchini will wipe the field of zombies. However, this strategy is highly impractical, as you will have to save up 13 sun.

Remember that PvZH Armored Icon.pngArmored and shielded zombies are completely unaffected by the ability, so it is best not to use this plant when there are many PvZH Armored Icon.pngArmored or shielded zombies on the field, and to use more powerful plants to take them out first.


Sour Grapes itself should not be too difficult to take out since he only has 2 strength and health. Most zombie fighters should be able to take Sour Grapes out. A simple Bungee Plumber or Rolling Stone can take this out, along with Weed Spray or The Chickening which can also take other plants out with it.

However, the player should worry the most about his ability when played, especially when the player is playing as a Crazy zombie hero. The best counters for this plant are PvZH Armored Icon.pngArmored zombies, as they can withstand Sour Grapes' ability without taking any damage. To protect zombies without the PvZH Armored Icon.pngArmored trait, the player can use boosting cards like Yeti Lunchbox or Camel Crossing.

However, with the right cards, Crazy heroes can also use this to their advantage. If they pack a deck with Valkyrie, this can end up giving Valkyrie a boost of 2 strength for each zombie that is destroyed by Sour Grapes. Combined with tricks like Lurch for Lunch, Maniacal Laugh, and Teleport, this can end in an instant win once used. Other zombies that activate their abilities when they take damage such as Newspaper Zombie or Jester can also make your opponent think twice about playing Sour Grapes.

It is not recommended to Bounce Sour Grapes as this will allow the opponent to play him again and re-activate his ability.

If you're a Beastly hero, playing Squirrel Herder can help, but watch out for Grave Buster in this case. However, it is not recommended to do so since it doesn't really prevent Sour Grape's ability from happening and a 2/2 for turn 4 is poor.


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In other languages

Language Name Description
United States of America English Sour Grapes
China Simplified Chinese 酸葡萄
Traditional Chinese 酸葡萄


  • If he is made by Seedling, the grapes he fires when played become glowing strikes instead.

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