Thorns (胆小荆棘; pinyin: dǎn xiǎo jīngjí) is a plant from the Chinese version of Plants vs. Zombies 2. She was added in the 2.0 update. She can absorb about 1500 damage per shot and can protect nearby plants from being stomped by a brontosaurus. However, she can only protect the plants from the brontosaurus once and will be taken away afterwards.
Thorns is based on "thorns", the parts of the plants that are very sharp.
Sun cost: 0
Thorns prevents Brontosaurus stomps.
Special: Prevents Brontosaurus stomps
She should be planted in a manner similar to how Umbrella Leaf is placed in the first game. The brontosaurus can ruin defenses in Jurassic Marsh, so bringing this along in every level with them is essential. Since she is free to use, has a slightly high health and is available in all worlds, she can also be used as a free zombie staller (except in Sky City since she cannot fly, and zombies that instantly destroy plants).
She also can be used to cheese Last Stand levels, as she can be picked, despite being free, and can be planted infinitely before level starts, which makes her one of the best level 1 zombie stallers.
- When she is about to be stomped on by a brontosaurus and her animation plays, she cannot be dug up.
- Although she is not an instant use plant, she does not have a Plant Food ability.
- Prior to 2.0.1, she can only protect stomps at certain positions (at the center of the stomp)