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Hunting Grounds is a triassic super-rare zombie environment card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the PvZH Beastly IconBeastly class. It costs 2BrainPvZH to play, and its ability gives all zombies in it the Hunt trait, and +1StrengthPvZH/+1HeartPvZH to any zombie when they move in or out of it, including when they are played in Hunting Grounds. This ability persists until Hunting Grounds is overridden by another environment.

Statistics

  • Class: Beastly
  • Tribes: History Pet Environment
  • Abilities: Zombies here have Hunt. When a Zombie enters or leaves this lane, it gets +1StrengthPvZH/+1HeartPvZH.
  • Set - Rarity: Triassic - Super-Rare

Card description

Are the Zombies hunting dinosaurs, or are the dinosaurs hunting them?

Update history

Update 1.24.6

  • Added to the game.

Strategies

With

Hunting Grounds is a useful and efficient environment. It prevents setup plants like Pea Pod or Sunflower from giving your opponent an advantage, or PvZH Anti-Hero IconAnti-Hero plants from wreaking havoc. And unlike zombies with the Hunt trait, you can use any zombie to do so in Hunting Grounds. Hunting Grounds also boosts your zombies when they are played and when they move out of it, allowing your zombies to destroy their target more easily.

Zombies who activate their ability by doing damage, destroying plants, or getting hurt, such as Kite Flyer, Gas Giant, and Overstuffed Zombie, Amphibious zombies, or zombies with the PvZH Deadly IconDeadly or the PvZH Strikethrough IconStrikethrough trait are good with the Hunt trait, while zombies with low health, the PvZH Anti-Hero IconAnti-Hero or the PvZH Truestrike IconBullseye trait, or an ability that activates by hurting your opponent (unless they have Weird unused PvZH iconOvershoot) are poor choices to play in Hunting Grounds.

The downside of Hunting Grounds is that zombies get Hunt only when they are in it, meaning that zombies lose said trait once they leave the lane, so they can't keep tracking down plants nor move back into Hunting Grounds by themselves (without the aid of an ability like Energy Drink Zombie and Fraidy Cat's). This only gives zombies +2StrengthPvZH/+2HeartPvZH under normal circumstances. Also, zombies having the Hunt trait means that they are more susceptible to damage. While that is compensated by the boost, Vitamin Z is better if you don't want them to have Hunt, such as if you want a non-PvZH Strikethrough IconStrikethrough zombie to hit your opponent. Still, Hunting Grounds can boost zombies indefinitely until overridden, so it is a good addition in the right deck.

All Beastly heroes can use this to activate Cat Lady and Zookeeper's abilities, but the environment is best with zombies that would benefit from the environment's ability itself. Immorticia synergizes with Hunting Grounds somewhat well, as she has access to Zom-Bats, Kite Flyer, and Duckstache. However, her PvZH Truestrike IconBullseye zombies won't like being played in Hunting Grounds. Same goes for Brain Freeze, who has access to moving cards like Smoke Bomb to move zombies back into Hunting Grounds, and PvZH Strikethrough IconStrikethrough zombies, but his PvZH Anti-Hero IconAnti-Hero zombies are better off being played somewhere else. Playing Fire Rooster in Hunting Grounds and giving it PvZH Deadly IconDeadly will allow it to destroy any non-PvZH Armored IconArmored plant that is played afterwards, but this requires some setup beforehand. The Smash's PvZH Hearty IconHearty zombies don't necessarily benefit from Hunt, but they can at least block off some plants. And finally, Electric Boogaloo can use Hunting Grounds to force his zombies to get hurt or destroyed purposely to activate their respective abilities.

Against

Hunting Grounds gives any zombie a good boost and the ability to track down and destroy plants, giving you a hard time when building your defenses. But the most dangerous feature of Hunting Grounds is that you can't set up, and have to go either full offense or defense. This makes it hard for frail plants that require setup, like Doubled Mint.

Since zombies played there get Hunt, one solution is to face the zombie directly and play a plant in Hunting Grounds, as the zombie won't be able to move out and get another +1StrengthPvZH/+1HeartPvZH. However, this means that you can play only one plant per turn, as the next one you play will move the zombie out of Hunting Grounds. A better strategy is to either protect your plants with Team-Up walls, Bounce the boosted zombies, or override the environment.

Gallery

V · T · E Zombies in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes
PvZH Beastly Icon Beastly
Heroes Brain Freeze · Electric Boogaloo · The Smash · Immorticia
Common Skunk Punk · Pied Piper · Zookeeper · Dolphin Rider · Locust Swarm
Uncommon
Premium Dog Walker · Nibble · Snorkel Zombie · Yeti Lunchbox · Haunting Zombie · Loudmouth · B-flat
Galactic Total Eclipse · Alien Ooze · Surfer Zombie
Colossal Haunting Ghost
Triassic Goat · Vengeful Cyborg
Rare
Premium Squirrel Herder · Vimpire · Vitamin Z · Kangaroo Rider · Smashing Gargantuar
Galactic Biodome Botanist · Cosmic Yeti
Colossal Primordial Cheese Shover
Triassic Killer Whale
Super-Rare
Premium Cat Lady · Zombie Yeti · Deep Sea Gargantuar · Maniacal Laugh
Galactic Cheese Cutter · Cyborg Zombie · Area 22
Colossal Extinction Event · Ancient Vimpire
Triassic Hunting Grounds
Legendary
Premium Nurse Gargantuar · Octo Zombie · Zombot 1000
Galactic Interstellar Bounty Hunter · Supernova Gargantuar
Colossal Mondo Bronto
Triassic Gargantuar-Throwing Gargantuar
Event Cards Fraidy Cat · Secret Agent · Energy Drink Zombie · Synchronized Swimmer · Hover-Goat 3000 · Overstuffed Zombie · Sneezing Zombie · King of the Grill
Token Cards Zom-Bats
Superpowers Frozen Tundra · Slammin' Smackdown · Stayin' Alive · Witch's Familiar · Acid Rain · Evaporate · Galvanize
PvZH Brainy Icon Brainy
Heroes Super Brainz · Rustbolt · Professor Brainstorm · Immorticia · Huge-Gigantacus
Common Cardboard Robot Zombie · Paparazzi Zombie · Lurch for Lunch · Fun-Dead Raiser · Drum Major
Uncommon
Premium Chimney Sweep · Beam Me Up · Cell Phone Zombie · Pool Shark · Zombot Drone Engineer · Brain Vendor · Mountain Climber
Galactic Cryo-Brain · Medulla Nebula · Moonwalker
Colossal Copter Commando
Triassic Mustache Waxer · Pirate's Booty
Rare
Premium Gentleman Zombie · Kite Flyer · Gadget Scientist · Hail-a-Copter · Wizard Gargantuar
Galactic Cosmic Scientist · Triplication
Colossal Zom-Blob
Triassic Mustache Monument
Super-Rare
Premium Electrician · Rocket Science · Mad Chemist · Portal Technician
Galactic Neutron Imp · Transformation Station · Wormhole Gatekeeper
Colossal Evolutionary Leap · Parasol Zombie
Triassic Duckstache
Legendary
Premium Teleport · Shieldcrusher Viking · Trickster
Galactic Interdimensional Zombie · Teleportation Zombie
Colossal Gargantuar Mime
Triassic Zombot Dinotronic Mechasaur
Event Cards Leprechaun Imp · Regifting Zombie · Trick-or-Treater · Thinking Cap · Kitchen Sink Zombie · Bad Moon Rising
Token Cards Pot of Gold · Space Cadet · Zom-Bats
Superpowers Carried Away · Shrink Ray · Eureka · Witch's Familiar · Terror-Former 10,000 · Cut Down to Size · Summoning · Telepathy · Iron Boarder · Teleportation Station
PvZH Crazy Icon Crazy
Heroes Electric Boogaloo · Impfinity · Professor Brainstorm · Z-Mech
Basic Cards Backup Dancer · Bungee Plumber · Cuckoo Zombie · Disco Zombie · Flamenco Zombie
Uncommon
Premium Tennis Champ · Unlife of the Party · Conga Zombie · Newspaper Zombie · Cakesplosion · Orchestra Conductor · Foot Soldier Zombie
Galactic Loose Cannon · Meteor Z · Space Ninja
Colossal Mystery Egg · Sugary Treat
Triassic Trapper Territory
Rare
Premium Exploding Imp · Jester · Zombot's Wrath · The Chickening · Imp-Throwing Gargantuar
Galactic Final Mission · Cosmic Dancer
Colossal Gizzard Lizard
Triassic Disco Dance Floor
Super-Rare
Premium Aerobics Instructor · Abracadaver · Fireworks Zombie · Disco-Tron 3000
Galactic Disco-Naut · Moon Base Z · Gas Giant
Colossal Quickdraw Con Man
Triassic Grave Robber · Zombie's Best Friend
Legendary
Premium Barrel of Deadbeards · Valkyrie · Gargantuars' Feast
Galactic Quasar Wizard · Binary Stars
Colossal Tankylosaurus
Triassic Headhunter
Event Cards Exploding Fruitcake · Unexpected Gifts · Stupid Cupid · Frankentuar · Gargantuar-Throwing Imp · Hippity Hop Gargantuar
Token Cards Impfinity Clone · Captain Deadbeard
Superpowers Stayin' Alive · Triple Threat · Eureka · Missile Madness · Brute Strength · Dance Off · Electrobolt
PvZH Hearty Icon Hearty
Heroes Rustbolt · The Smash · Neptuna · Z-Mech
Common Baseball Zombie · Rolling Stone · Conehead · Team Mascot · Medic
Uncommon
Premium Arm Wrestler · Camel Crossing · Flag Zombie · Terrify · Trash Can Zombie · Buckethead · Ra Zombie
Galactic Cone Zone · Celestial Custodian · Screen Door Zombie
Colossal Healthy Treat · Zombie Middle Manager
Triassic Leftovers
Rare
Premium Sumo Wrestler · Zombie Coach · Monster Mash · Knight of the Living Dead · Rodeo Gargantuar
Galactic Escape through Time · Cosmic Sports Star
Colossal Primeval Yeti
Triassic Lost Colosseum
Super-Rare
Premium Landscaper · Weed Spray · All-Star Zombie · Coffee Zombie
Galactic Black Hole · Genetic Experiment · Planetary Gladiator
Colossal Jurassic Fossilhead
Triassic Knockout · Turquoise Skull Zombie
Legendary
Premium Zombie King · Undying Pharaoh · Wannabe Hero
Galactic Intergalactic Warlord · Zombot Battlecruiser 5000
Colossal Stompadon
Triassic Chum Champion
Event Cards Zombology Teacher · Gargologist · Turkey Rider · Going Viral · Bonus Track Buckethead · Defensive End
Token Cards Octo-Pet
Superpowers Shrink Ray · Slammin' Smackdown · Octo-Pult · Missile Madness · Heroic Health · Possessed · Rock Wall
PvZH Sneaky Icon Sneaky
Heroes Brain Freeze · Super Brainz · Impfinity · Neptuna · Huge-Gigantacus
Common Imp · Mini-Ninja · Smoke Bomb · Fishy Imp · Smelly Zombie
Uncommon
Premium Headstone Carver · Zombie Chicken · Hot Dog Imp · Swashbuckler Zombie · Backyard Bounce · Stealthy Imp · Firefighter
Galactic Graveyard · Ice Pirate · Frosty Mustache
Colossal Swabbie · Barrel of Barrels
Triassic Monkey Smuggler
Rare
Premium Imp Commander · Barrel Roller Zombie · Surprise Gargantuar · Walrus Rider · Zombot Stomp
Galactic Cosmic Imp · Space Pirate
Colossal Blowgun Imp
Triassic Buried Treasure
Super-Rare
Premium Toxic Waste Imp · Line Dancing Zombie · Pogo Bouncer · Tomb Raiser Zombie
Galactic Ducky Tube Zombie · Dr. Spacetime · Laser Base Alpha
Colossal Cursed Gargolith
Triassic Excavator Zombie · Unthawed Viking
Legendary
Premium Mixed-Up Gravedigger · Zombot Sharktronic Sub · Zombot Plank Walker
Galactic Space Cowboy · Cryo-Yeti
Colossal Zombot Aerostatic Gondola
Triassic Raiding Raptor
Event Cards Imposter · Fire Rooster · Imp-Throwing Imp · Captain Flameface · Zombie High Diver · Trapper Zombie
Token Cards Impfinity Clone · Octo-Pet
Superpowers Frozen Tundra · Carried Away · Triple Threat · Octo-Pult · Terror-Former 10,000 · In-Crypted · Super Stench · Dolphinado · Ice Moon
Unobtainable
Tokens Zombie · Returned Octo Zombie
Superpowers Flick-a-Plant · Get Well · Motivate