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Hibernating Beary
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StrengthPvZH Strength HeartPvZH Health SunPvZH Cost
0 8 3
Set Premium
Rarity Rare
Class PvZH Guardian Icon
Tribe Berry Animal Plant
Abilities When hurt: This gets +4StrengthPvZH.
Don't poke the beary.

Hibernating Beary is a premium rare plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the PvZH Guardian IconGuardian class. It costs 3SunPvZH to play, and has 8HeartPvZH. It has no traits, and its ability gives it +4StrengthPvZH every time it takes damage. Its zombie counterpart is Newspaper Zombie.


Its name is a portmanteau of "bear," the real-life animal this is based on, "hibernating," referring to the habits of said animal, and "berry," the type of plant this is based on.


  • Class: Guardian
  • Tribes: Berry Animal Plant
  • Traits: None
  • Ability: When hurt: This gets +4StrengthPvZH.
  • Set - Rarity: Premium - Rare

Card description

Don't poke the beary.



Hibernating Beary is naturally very bulky, and becomes a heavy hitting threat when it takes enough hits. Boosting its stats in general benefits Hibernating Beary greatly, as a health boost enables it to take more hits, while a strength boost pressures your opponent into playing a zombie to guard the lane. However, using tricks like Root Wall to make it unable to be hurt is unnecessary, as Hibernating Beary needs to take hits to get stronger, unless Hibernating Beary is facing a PvZH Deadly IconDeadly zombie or any other zombie powerful enough to destroy it in one attack while it has some strength.

If you think Hibernating Beary has gained enough strength, then you may play a Team-Up plant to protect it.

Certain heroes synergize well with Hibernating Beary. Spudow can use Sergeant Strongberry to do 2 extra damage when Hibernating Beary attacks, while Grass Knuckles can make it do bonus attacks when it has a lot of strength to immediate destroy the zombie in front of it, or finish off your opponent.


Hibernating Beary can wreck some serious havoc, and even make you lose early if unprepared. However, Hibernating Beary's ability makes it susceptible to Rolling Stone and Weed Spray when it is unscathed, and Rocket Science if it has gained strength, so having said cards in your deck is very useful against it. Locust Swarm is recommended if you have none of the aforementioned tricks. A definite counter for Hibernating Beary is playing PvZH Deadly IconDeadly zombies because it destroys it instantly, regardless of Hibernating Beary's health. Alternatively, you can play Squirrel Herder, whose ability can destroy it instantly as Hibernating Beary is a berry.

If you don't have a card that can destroy it instantly, destroy Hibernating Beary with as few hits as you can manage, as playing lower strength zombies equal Hibernating Beary taking more hits for the same amount of health, which is very bad against you.

The best strategy, however, is to simply ignore Hibernating Beary: If you don't hurt it, it can't hurt you. Even if your opponent gives it some base strength or plays a damaging Team-Up plant with it, try to take care of it without hurting Hibernating Beary, like playing Landscaper.




  • Its description is a reference to the phrase "Don't poke the bear."
  • It is the only berry plant that is not in the PvZH Kabloom IconKabloom class.
  • If it is given strength via a trick and is not attacked, when it attacks it will wake up, do its attacking animation and then fall back to sleep.
  • In the release trailer, it is missing the large leaf it has on its head.
    • Also, the "z"s it create when sleeping are green in the trailer, while they are blue in-game.

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
Tokens Lil' Buddy · Hothead
Tricks Gardening Gloves · Grave Buster · Doom-Shroom · Wall-Nut Bowling
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
Tokens Hothead · Puff-Shroom · Pear Pal
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
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
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 · Jack O' Lantern · Metal Petal Sunflower · Power Flower · Briar Rose · Laser Bean · Smashing Pumpkin · Three-Headed Chomper · Cornucopia
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

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