Muscle Sprout is a premium legendary plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the Mega-Grow class. He costs 3 to play, and has 3/2. He does not have any traits, and his ability gives him +1/+1 every time a plant is played or made. His zombie counterpart is Unlife of the Party.
He is based on a brussels sprout, a vegetable known for its edible buds.
His name is a portmanteau of "muscle," referring to the large arms he has, and "brussels sprout," the real-life plant where he is based on.
- Class: Mega-Grow
- Tribe: Leafy Plant
- Traits: None
- Ability: This gets +1/+1 when you play a Plant.
- Set - Rarity: Premium - Legendary
"Can you spot me, bro?"
- Rarity change: Super-Rare → Legendary
- Animation change: Legendary shine added.
While Muscle Sprout's initial stats are not too good for a 3-sun plant, you should always take advantage of his ability by playing plants after you play him.
This can be considered as the plant counterpart of Unlife of the Party. Sure, he is more expensive than Unlife of the Party, but you can play more plants to boost Muscle Sprout due to the existence of Team-Up plants like Wall-Nut and Torchwood. This plant gets stronger the more plants you play, so he is best to play this early on to maximize its ability potential. You can also play him later when you have plenty of sun to use.
Muscle Sprout also synergizes very well with Potted Powerhouse, as this will get boosted every time you play a plant, constantly increasing Potted Powerhouse's strength and health.
Since this plant boosts himself every time a plant is played or made, play plants that make more plants, such as Shroom for Two, Pair of Pears and Poppin' Poppies, as the plants they make also boost it. Additionally, the player can spam many cheap plants such as Weenie Beanie or Sweet Potato, though this is not recommended.
Destroying this plant can be a struggle, as planting more plants by the plant hero will increase his power. If this is used early, try to destroy him quickly before the plant hero has a chance to boost its stats. Your opponent may also be secretly boosting Potted Powerhouse, possibly making a tougher late-game for you to survive. If this is played late-game, use a powerful zombie, otherwise, Locust Swarm or Rocket Science might be needed. Bouncing it may help, as his stats will be reset. Lastly, zombies that have the Deadly trait like Smelly Zombie can take out Muscle Sprout as well, regardless of his health.
Plants vs. Zombies Wiki has a gallery for Muscle Sprout.
- His description is a reference to the phrase "spot me," which is used by weightlifters to ask someone to observe themself while lifting weights, as a safety measure in case the weight the weightlifter is lifting falls onto the weightlifter.
- Due to his rarity change in update 1.16.10, he has become the third legendary leafy card in the game, the first two being Doubled Mint and Molekale.