Backyard Bounce is a premium uncommon zombie trick card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the Sneaky class. It costs 3 to play, and its ability gives the Bounce effect to a selected plant. Its plant counterpart is Spring Bean.
It is based on a trampoline, a device consisting of a piece of strong fabric using many coiled springs, mainly used for recreational and competitive purposes.
- Class: Sneaky
- Tribes: Party Sports Trick
- Ability: Bounce a Plant.
- Set - Rarity: Premium - Uncommon
Zombies love trampolines. Not every one knows that.
- Set - Rarity change: Basic - Common → Premium - Uncommon
- ▲ Tribes added: Party, Sports
Backyard Bounce should be used the same way as Spring Bean, used mainly for plants that become too strong for you to control, or one blocking a zombie that could land a heavy or finishing blow on your opponent.
Compared with Pogo Bouncer, this trick costs 1 less and won't be affected by Grave Buster. However, since it is a trick, it can be affected by Forget-Me-Nuts and Dark Matter Dragonfruit, which both increase its cost, as well as Brainana which prevents it from being played completely for one turn. Additionally, Pogo Bouncer can be used with Mixed-Up Gravedigger to reactivate its ability and Bounce another plant, so you should decide which card fits in your strategy better.
Backyard Bounce is not a reliable card in comparison to most other zombie tricks such as Rocket Science, Rolling Stone or Locust Swarm. This is because they can completely remove the targeted card from your opponent's deck, while this trick can't. An edge this card has over most instant-kill cards, however, is that it can affect all plants regardless of stats (excluding Untrickable plants). The opponent also has to spend their sun again if they wish to replay the plant, which can put them at a disadvantage, especially if they boosted that plant, as it also resets its stats.
Since it is part of the Sneaky class, you can combine this trick with Deadly zombies to get the maximum removal of plants by bouncing any troublesome plants while the Deadly zombies can remove the real threats.
Bouncing plants that have "When played" abilities such as Sour Grapes, Bluesberry, and Jumping Bean is not recommended, as your opponent gets another chance to play them. In addition, unlike Spring Bean, this trick has no tribe synergy at all, aside from being able to be Conjured by Cosmic Sports Star.
If you see the zombie hero saving 3 or more brains after they play zombies, there is a chance they may be planning to play this trick. Do not play or boost a single plant, as this trick will completely waste your sun and cards if you do. You can also play plants with "When played" abilities to deter your opponent from playing this trick.
- It is currently the only sports trick in the game.