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Pear Cub
Pear CubH
Statistics
StrengthPvZH Strength HeartPvZH Health SunPvZH Cost
1 1 3
Set Event
Class PvZH Guardian Icon
Tribe Fruit Animal Plant
Traits Amphibious
Abilities When destroyed: Make a 5StrengthPvZH/4HeartPvZH Grizzly Pear with Amphibious here.
So cute and cuddly and ... wait, what's that growling sound?

Pear Cub is an event plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the PvZH Guardian IconGuardian class. It costs 3SunPvZH to play, and has 1StrengthPvZH/1HeartPvZH. It has the Amphibious trait, and its ability makes a Grizzly Pear on its place when it is destroyed.

It was added in the 2016 Feastivus event, but wasn't obtainable until the Peary Feastivus event. It was available from December 20, 2016 to December 27, 2016.

Origins

It is based on a pear, a pomeaceous fruit created by pear trees, and a bear, a mammal in the family Ursidae.

Its name is a portmanteau of "pear," the fruit it is based on, and "bear cub," the young of the aforementioned animal.

Statistics

  • Class: Guardian
  • Tribes: Fruit Animal Plant
  • Trait: Amphibious
  • Ability: When destroyed: Make a 5StrengthPvZH/4HeartPvZH Grizzly Pear with Amphibious here.
  • Set: Event

Card description

So cute and cuddly and ... wait, what's that growling sound?

Update history

Update 1.10.14

  • Added to the game.

Update 1.12.6

  • Became craftable.

Strategies

With

Pear Cub is very weak for its cost, but do not let that fool you. Since your opponent is going to have to face Grizzly Pear once you destroy this plant, it can make your opponent think again before playing their zombies or tricks.

Since it also has the Amphibious trait, it is useful on preventing Amphibious zombies from continuously doing damage to you. Its Amphibious trait also lets it be boosted by Navy Bean, though only Citron can do this normally. If your opponent lacks Amphibious zombies such as Rustbolt, Z-Mech, or Professor Brainstorm, it can cause issues for them, especially when it is boosted.

You can boost its stats to put your opponent in a dilemma, though if it gets higher stats than Grizzly Pear, your opponent can simply choose to destroy it without any hesitation to actually weaken it.

Since it makes another plant by its ability, Muscle Sprout synergizes well with it, although only Grass Knuckles can normally use such a combo.

Use caution when playing it in unprotected lanes, however, as smart opponents may keep that lane open to get an easy superpower or two at no real risk to themselves. If you play as Grass Knuckles, you can force a zombie to attack it with Whipvine or Sweet Potato.

A useful synergy with Pear Cub is to use environments that do damage to or weaken plants such as Total Eclipse or Trapper Territory to your advantage. Playing Pear Cub in one of them can actually result in activating its ability due to them destroying it, and because those environments' abilities take action before combat, it can result in a much more powerful attack from that lane than expected. Spudow can also use Lava Guava to make Hot Lava, which can also damage Pear Cub and activate its ability.

Against

Think of Pear Cub as Barrel of Deadbeards on the plants side, except that it does not do damage to all fighters on the field when destroyed, but instead makes a stronger fighter on its place instead. Do not get lured by Pear Cub's weak stats. If you think you cannot handle Grizzly Pear with what cards are in your hand, do not destroy Pear Cub. It is better to take little damage to prepare for a safe fight than to recklessly destroy it and put yourself in danger. But also beware, as unlike Barrel of Deadbeards, your opponent has near-total control of this card, as plants play after zombies.

One way to deal with it is to prevent it from being destroyed. If Pear Cub is actually played on a lane with a powerful zombie, you can play Smoke Bomb to move that zombie away, or Terrify to move Pear Cub away. You can also play Shrink Ray or Landscaper to remove its strength so it can't chip away your health while you leave it alone.

Another way is to play a zombie that can destroy both Pear Cub and Grizzly Pear alone. While any zombie with high stats can play that role, zombies with the PvZH Frenzy IconFrenzy trait are even better as they can destroy both plants in a single attack, provided their stats are at least 4StrengthPvZH/2HeartPvZH. Vimpire is a good example of such a zombie, as he destroys Pear Cub, gains extra stats, becomes able to destroy Grizzly Pear now that it has 4 strength, and hits your opponent for 6 damage unless blocked, all in one turn of combat.

A good way to destroy both Pear Cub and Grizzly Pear with a Crazy hero is by using a combo of Bungee Plumber and Cakesplosion, but you will need 5 brains in order to perform that combo. Overall, it is an easy and guaranteed way to destroy it.

Do not use Fireworks Zombie or Barrel of Deadbeards against Pear Cub unless the circumstances are in your favor, as it can only leave you in a tough spot. This also applies to Area of Effect cards like Weed Spray and The Chickening.

Also, if you have a Trapper Zombie in play and Pear Cub is played, do not play Trapper Territory on its lane when he is revealed, as doing so will activate Pear Cub's ability before it attacks.

Gallery

Trivia

  • It is the third plant to be based on a pear, the first being Pair of Pears and the second being Grizzly Pear.
  • It is also the second plant to be based on a bear, the first being Hibernating Beary and the third being Grizzly Pear.
    • Coincidentally, all 3 cards are in the Guardian class.
  • This is the first event card with the Amphibious trait in the Guardian class.

See also

V · T · E Plants in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes
PvZH Guardian Icon Guardian
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Premium Cards
Uncommon Potato Mine · Cactus · Gardening Gloves · Sea-Shroom · Water Chestnut · Pea-Nut · Steel Magnolia
Rare Grave Buster · Hibernating Beary · Prickly Pear · Smackadamia · Tough Beets
Super-Rare Jugger-Nut · Mirror-Nut · Guacodile · Doom-Shroom
Legendary Poppin' Poppies · Soul Patch · Wall-Nut Bowling
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Rare Cosmic Nut · Starch-Lord
Super-Rare Galacta-Cactus · Force Field · Gravitree
Legendary Body-Gourd · Pecanolith
Event Cards Forget-Me-Nuts · Garlic · Corn Dog · Hot Date · Health-Nut · Pear Cub · Shamrocket · Red Stinger
Token Cards Hothead · Grizzly Pear
Superpowers Peel Shield · Power Pummel · Tater Toss · Uncrackable · Genetic Amplification · Bubble Up · Nut Signal · Root Wall · Ensign Uproot
PvZH Kabloom Icon Kabloom
Heroes Nightcap · Captain Combustible · Solar Flare · Spudow
Basic Cards Button Mushroom · Berry Blast · Buff-Shroom · Seedling · Zapricot
Premium Cards
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Legendary Pineclone · Dandy Lion King · Kernel Corn
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Rare Cosmic Mushroom · Lava Guava
Super-Rare Astro-Shroom · Banana Launcher · Pair Pearadise
Legendary Reincarnation · Molekale
Event Cards Blooming Heart · High-Voltage Currant · Sonic Bloom · Atomic Bombegranate · Electric Blueberry
Token Cards Hot Lava · Puff-Shroom · Pear Pal · Hothead
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PvZH Mega-Grow Icon Mega-Grow
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Legendary Doubled Mint · Muscle Sprout · Bananasaurus Rex
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Rare Banana Peel · Cosmic Pea
Super-Rare Moonbean · Pod Fighter · The Red Plant-It
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Token Cards Half-Banana
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Legendary Brainana · Winter Melon · The Great Zucchini
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Rare Cosmic Bean · Melon-Pult
Super-Rare Laser Cattail · Bog of Enlightenment · Cool Bean
Legendary Shooting Starfruit · Dark Matter Dragonfruit
Event Cards Spyris · Mayflower · Sportacus · Snake Grass · Jolly Holly · Sap-Fling
Token Cards Magic Beanstalk · Sappy Place
Superpowers Peel Shield · Mush-Boom · Precision Blast · Goatify · Genetic Amplification · Big Chill · Transmogrify · Whirlwind · Lieutenant Carrotron · Lightspeed Seed
PvZH Solar Icon Solar
Heroes Chompzilla · Rose · Solar Flare · Wall-Knight
Basic Cards Bellflower · Sunflower · Mixed Nuts · Squash · Smashing Pumpkin
Premium Cards
Uncommon Morning Glory · Fume-Shroom · Pepper M.D. · Water Balloons · Venus Flytrap · Bloomerang · Metal Petal Sunflower
Rare Sage Sage · Whack-a-Zombie · Lawnmower · Magnifying Grass · Power Flower
Super-Rare Twin Sunflower · 2nd-Best Taco of All Time · Chomper · Laser Bean
Legendary Briar Rose · Three-Headed Chomper · Cornucopia
Galactic Cards
Uncommon Cosmoss · Apple-Saucer · Venus Flytraplanet
Rare Cosmic Flower · Heartichoke
Super-Rare Solar Winds · Wing-Nut · Tactical Cuke
Legendary Astrocado · Astro Vera
Event Cards Sun-Shroom · Jack O' Lantern · Toadstool
Token Cards Astrocado Pit · Lil' Buddy · Sunnier-Shroom
Superpowers Devour · Goatify · Sunburn · Uncrackable · Geyser · Scorched Earth · Weed Whack
Unobtainable
Superpowers Flick-a-Zombie · Inspire · Rejuvenate