|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 appearing in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the Smarty plants. It costs 6 to play and has 3/3 when first planted. Its special ability reduces the zombie hero's counter to 0 on the turn it was played. Its zombie counterpart is Ra Zombie.
Its name is a portmanteau of "brain," referring to its special ability and "banana," an edible fruit, botanically a berry, produced by several kinds of large herbaceous, flowering plants in the genus Musa.
- Class: Smarty
- Tribe: Fruit Plant
- Trait: Amphibious.
- Abilities: When played: The Zombie Hero loses their Brains.
- Set - Rarity: Premium - Super-Rare
In this case, "brain drain" is a good thing.
- ▲ Trait added: Amphibious
Since zombies play their fighters before plants do, Brainana's only use is to prevent the opposing zombie hero from playing additional tricks. It is best to use it in later rounds, as more brains are being produced. Try to look how many cards does your opponents' hand has. If there are less than 3 cards in their hand, most likely they have at least one or zero tricks in their hand.
However, there is a chance that a Brainana might come from a Seedling. If that does happen, the zombie hero will not be able to play neither fighters nor tricks, unless there are Gentleman Zombies who give extra brains at the start of the tricks phase. In that case, you can use tricks to destroy them so the zombie hero cannot play at all.
There are not many ways to counter this on the turn it was played, unless you have access to Gentleman Zombie where its effect gives you brains at the start of the zombie tricks phase. Sometimes, you can use Ra Zombie, to avoid it, however, it can only benefit you in turn 6 and 7 of the game.
- Brainana is one of the five plants based on bananas, the other four being Bananasaurus Rex, Banana Tree, Banana Launcher and Banana from Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars.
- If a player gets this plant through Seedlings, it will drain all of the brains during the turn when the zombie hero is supposed to play zombies.
- Brainana bears a resemblance to Megamind's head, and also some heads in Murderous Maths.
- Despite being botantly a berry, it is not in the Berry tribe.