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Not to be confused with Spinnapple, a plant in the Chinese version of Plants vs. Zombies 2.

Spineapple is a basic common 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 3HeartPvZH.png.

He does not have any traits, and his ability gives all plants with no strength on the field, including him, +2StrengthPvZH.png when he is played.



He is based on the pineapple (Ananas comosus), a tropical plant with edible multiple fruit.

His name is a portmanteau of "spine," referring to the spikes he has, and "pineapple," the real-life plant he is based on.

His description references his ability, as he is said to be "looking out for the little guy," i.e. the weak plant with no strength.


  • Class: Guardian
  • Tribe: Fruit Plant
  • Traits: None
  • Ability: When played: Plants with no Strength get +2StrengthPvZH.png.
  • Set - Rarity: Basic - Common

Card description

Don't let his gruff exterior fool you. He's always looking out for the little guy.



Spineapple goes well with any plant with no strength like Torchwood or Sweet Potato to put a little more hurt in your opponent's side. Wall-Nut or Water Chestnut synergize especially well with him due to their Team-Up trait, high health, and low cost, as well as Hibernating Beary, who will pressure your opponent into dealing with it as it doesn't leave them alone, even if it hasn't been hurt. This plant can also restore strength that other plants have lost from cards like Nibble, Stupid Cupid, Landscaper, Pied Piper, and Shrink Ray.

However, keep in mind that if you want to use this card alongside other stat-boosting cards such as Berry Angry or Storm Front, it is neccesary to play this card first as playing said cards first instead will put all plants out of Spineapple's boosting range, ultimately losing out on +2 strength for every 0-strength plant.

Also, you still need to be careful against PvZH Hearty Icon.pngHearty heroes because Weed Spray and Rolling Stone can still destroy plants with Spineapple's strength boost, so you must play Spineapple carefully if your opponent saves 3 brains or more. However, Spudow can use Berry Angry or Storm Front to boost the plants' strength even further, rendering them invulnerable to said zombie tricks. While Grass Knuckles can also boost plants further with cards such as Fertilize, it may take more time than Spudow to make a formidable defense due to those cards usually only boosting one plant at a time.

Unfortunately, Spineapple faces competition against Three-Nut and Loco Coco. Three Nut will forcibly change the strength stat of any other played plant into 3 regardless of their base strength, while Loco Coco has good tribe synergy and provides a better boost to plants with no strength, on top of creating 0-strength plants if you lack them.

But Spineapple has the advantage of his ability taking place immediatly and to all plants on the field, so with the proper setup it may be better than Three-Nut. As for Loco Coco, he costs twice as much and requires a nut to activate his Evolution ability, and is equally vulnerble if confronted by certain combos. Thus, Spineapple can still find a spot in many Guardian decks.

For an easy reference, here is a list of plants that can benefit from his ability: PvZH Guardian Icon.pngGuardian

PvZH Kabloom Icon.pngKabloom (Spudow only)

PvZH Mega-Grow Icon.pngMega-Grow (Grass Knuckles only)

PvZH Smarty Icon.pngSmarty (Beta-Carrotina and Citron only)

PvZH Solar Icon.pngSolar (Wall-Knight only)


If there are a lot of plants with no strength on the field, Spineapple can cause a lot of mayhem. The best method of disposing of these plants is Weed Spray, as long as the plants are not boosted in any way. This is especially helpful for destroying plants with high health like Wall-Nut.

However, if there are not that many plants on the field, using Rolling Stone can also work. Additionally, using stat-decreasing tricks like Nibble can help ease the situation.



In other languages

Language Name Description
United States of America English Spineapple
China Simplified Chinese 刺头菠萝
Traditional Chinese 斯巴達鳳梨

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