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StrengthPvZH Strength HeartPvZH Health SunPvZH Cost
3 3 6
Set Premium
Rarity Super-Rare
Class PvZH Smarty Icon
Tribe Banana Plant
Traits Amphibious
Abilities When played: The Zombie Hero loses their Brains.
In this case, "brain drain" is a good thing.

Brainana is a premium super-rare plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the PvZH Smarty IconSmarty class. It costs 6SunPvZH to play, and has 3StrengthPvZH/3HeartPvZH. It has the Amphibious trait, and its ability resets the zombie hero's brain counter to 0 the turn it is played.


It is based on the banana, an edible fruit, botanically a berry, produced by several kinds of large herbaceous, flowering plants in the genus Musa.

Its name is a portmanteau of "brain," referring to its ability and head, and "banana," the real-life plant this is based on.


  • Class: Smarty
  • Tribe: Banana Plant
  • Trait: Amphibious
  • Ability: When played: The Zombie Hero loses their Brains.
  • Set - Rarity: Premium - Super-Rare

Card description

In this case, "brain drain" is a good thing.

Update history

Update 1.4.14

  • Trait added: Amphibious
  • Tribe change: Fruit Plant → Banana Plant



Brainana has low stats for a high-cost plant. This means that this plant is used not because of its stats, but because of its ability. While its ability seems very powerful, remember that since zombies play their fighters before plants do, Brainana's ability only prevents your opponent from playing tricks. Therefore, it is better to play it in the late-game, as your opponent gets more brains for tricks.

Brainana does not synergize well with both Black-Eyed Pea and Sportacus, as they cannot activate their abilities due to Brainana making your opponent unable to play tricks. However, it is very effective against trick-based decks (especially PvZH Brainy IconBrainy heroes like Professor Brainstorm and Immorticia), as you are shutting down the main power source. Brainana also guarantees the safety of your plants leading into the Fight! phase, as your opponent cannot play tricks to destroy them or decrease their stats after they are played. It can also be played to simply guard an aquatic lane, as it has the Amphibious trait.

Rarely or so, there is a chance that Seedling may transform into Brainana. In that case, Brainana resets your opponent's brain counter to 0 before the Zombies Play phase, meaning that your opponent can't play anything for that turn.

If you want to continuously steal brains from your opponent, play Rescue Radish to bounce Brainana so you can replay it on the next turn.


There are not many ways to counter its ability apart from having Gentleman Zombie on the field, which gives you brains at the start of the Zombie Tricks phase. However, do remember that Brainana only prevents you from playing tricks for the turn it is played, so you can still play your cards normally on the next turn. If you are playing as a PvZH Hearty IconHearty hero, you can play Ra Zombie to prevent Brainana from being played. However, he can only do so on turns 6 and 7, unless Flag Zombie is on the field to reduce his cost.

If Brainana comes from Seedling, you cannot do anything since you can neither play zombies nor tricks, unless you have other zombies that can lower the cost of cards or give brains such as Gargologist, Gentleman Zombie, or Flag Zombie.

Stat-wise, Brainana has low stats for its cost, so it is not that threatening, but it can cause you trouble due to its Amphibious trait. The best option is to play cards like Landscaper, Sumo Wrestler, or Electrobolt.




  • It is one of the seven plants based on bananas, the other four being Bananasaurus Rex, Banana Split, Half Banana, Banana Tree, Banana Launcher and an unused plant called Banana from Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars.
    • It is one of the four in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes.
  • Its head bears a resemblance to Megamind's, and also some of those in Murderous Maths.
  • Despite a banana being botanically a berry, it is not classified as a berry plant.
    • Other banana plants like Bananasaurus Rex share this same trait.
  • In older versions, it subtracted only 50 from the brain counter.
  • It is the only banana plant in the Smarty class.

See also

V · T · E Plants in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes
PvZH Guardian Icon Guardian
Heroes Wall-Knight · Spudow · Citron · Grass Knuckles
Fighters Potato Mine · Small-Nut · Sting Bean · Wall-Nut · Cactus · Jugger-Nut · Pismashio · Sea-Shroom · Water Chestnut · Hibernating Beary · Pea-Nut · Spineapple · Steel Magnolia · Guacodile · Mirror-Nut · Prickly Pear · Smackadamia · Tough Beets · Poppin' Poppies · Soul Patch
Event Garlic · Hot Date · Health-Nut · Pear Cub · Red Stinger
Tokens Lil' Buddy · Hothead · Grizzly Pear
Tricks Gardening Gloves · Grave Buster · Doom-Shroom · Wall-Nut Bowling
Event Shamrocket
Superpowers Peel Shield · Power Pummel · Tater Toss · Uncrackable · Bubble Up · Nut Signal · Root Wall
PvZH Kabloom Icon Kabloom
Heroes Solar Flare · Spudow · Nightcap · Captain Combustible
Fighters Button Mushroom · Poison Mushroom · Shroom for Two · Buff-Shroom · Seedling · Wild Berry · Mushroom Ringleader · Poison Ivy · Punish-Shroom · Zapricot · Pair of Pears · Pineclone · Sergeant Strongberry · Sour Grapes · Bluesberry · Dandy Lion King · Poison Oak · Grapes of Wrath · Kernel Corn
Event Blooming Heart · High-Voltage Currant · Sonic Bloom · Electric Blueberry
Tokens Puff-Shroom · Pear Pal · Hothead
Tricks Berry Blast · Berry Angry · Petal-Morphosis · Sizzle · Cherry Bomb
Superpowers Blazing Bark · Mush-Boom · Sunburn · Tater Toss · Meteor Strike · More Spore · Storm Front
PvZH Mega-Grow Icon Mega-Grow
Heroes Green Shadow · Chompzilla · Grass Knuckles · Captain Combustible
Fighters Bonk Choy · Party Thyme · Pea Pod · Peashooter · Sweet Potato · Torchwood · Black-Eyed Pea · Cabbage-Pult · Doubled Mint · Fire Peashooter · Grow-Shroom · Muscle Sprout · Repeater · The Podfather · Bananasaurus Rex · Re-Peat Moss · Skyshooter · Potted Powerhouse · Whipvine · Super-Phat Beets
Event Lily of the Valley · Banana Split · Plucky Clover
Tokens Half-Banana
Tricks Fertilize · Flourish · Plant Food · Espresso Fiesta
Superpowers Blazing Bark · Devour · Power Pummel · Precision Blast · Embiggen · Holo-Flora · Time to Shine
PvZH Smarty Icon Smarty
Heroes Green Shadow · Citron · Nightcap · Rose
Fighters Admiral Navy Bean · Shellery · Snowdrop · Weenie Beanie · Lightning Reed · Snow Pea · Cattail · Chilly Pepper · Rescue Radish · Vanilla · Bean Counter · Carrotillery · Navy Bean · Snapdragon · Winter Squash · Jumping Bean · Smoosh-Shroom · Threepeater · Brainana · Winter Melon · The Great Zucchini
Event Spyris · Mayflower · Sportacus · Snake Grass · Jolly Holly
Token Magic Beanstalk
Tricks Iceberg Lettuce · Sow Magic Beans · Spring Bean
Superpowers Goatify · Peel Shield · Mush-Boom · Precision Blast · Big Chill · Transmogrify · Whirlwind
PvZH Solar Icon Solar
Heroes Solar Flare · Wall-Knight · Chompzilla · Rose
Fighters Bellflower · Morning Glory · Sunflower · Fume-Shroom · Pepper M.D. · Sage Sage · Mixed Nuts · Twin Sunflower · Venus Flytrap · Bloomerang · Chomper · Magnifying Grass · Metal Petal Sunflower · Power Flower · Briar Rose · Laser Bean · Smashing Pumpkin · Three-Headed Chomper · Cornucopia
Event Sun-Shroom · Jack O' Lantern · Toadstool
Tokens Sunnier-Shroom
Tricks Water Balloons · 2nd-Best Taco of All Time · Whack-a-Zombie · Lawnmower · Squash
Superpowers Devour · Goatify · Sunburn · Uncrackable · Geyser · Scorched Earth · Weed Whack
Superpowers Flick-a-Zombie · Inspire · Rejuvenate