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Pear Cub is an event plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the PvZH Guardian IconGuardian class. They cost 3SunPvZH to play and have 1StrengthPvZH/1HeartPvZH. They have the Amphibious trait, and their ability makes a Grizzly Pear on their place when they are destroyed.

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

Origins

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

Their name is a portmanteau of "pear," the fruit they are based on, and "bear cub," the young of the aforementioned animal.

Their ability and description are a reference to when a cub is in danger, its mother or father will try to protect it.

Statistics

  • Class: Guardian
  • Tribes: Fruit Animal Plant
  • Trait: Amphibious
  • Ability: When destroyed: Make a Grizzly PearH 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 their cost, but do not let that fool you. Since your opponent is going to have to face Grizzly Pear once Pear Cub is destroyed, they can make your opponent think again before playing their zombies or tricks.

Since they have the Amphibious trait, they are useful at preventing Amphibious zombies from continuously doing damage to you. Their Amphibious trait also lets then get 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, they can cause issues for them, especially when they boosted.

You can boost their stats to put your opponent in a dilemma, though if they end up with higher stats than Grizzly Pear, your opponent can simply choose to destroy them without any hesitation to actually weaken them.

Since their ability makes another plant, Muscle Sprout and Astro-Shroom work well with them, although they aren't the best at it.

Take caution when playing them 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, though.

A useful strategy 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 them activating their ability due to them destroying Pear Cub, 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 Hot Lava, which can also damage Pear Cub and activate their ability.

Against

Think of Pear Cub as Barrel of Deadbeards for the plants side, except that they do not do damage to all fighters on the field when destroyed, but instead makes a stronger fighter on their 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 them 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 them is to prevent them 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 their strength so they can't chip away your health while you leave them 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 fulfill 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. If Pear Cub is played on an aquatic lane, Surfer Zombie and Ancient Vimpire are good alternatives.

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 their lane when he is revealed, as doing so will activate Pear Cub's ability before they attack.

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See also

V · T · E Plants in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes
PvZH Guardian Icon Guardian
Heroes Citron · Grass Knuckles · Spudow · Wall-Knight · Beta-Carrotina
Common Small-Nut · Sting Bean · Wall-Nut · Pismashio · Spineapple
Uncommon
Premium Potato Mine · Cactus · Gardening Gloves · Sea-Shroom · Water Chestnut · Pea-Nut · Steel Magnolia
Galactic Photosynthesizer · Spikeweed Sector · Plantern
Colossal Grape Responsibility · Primal Potato Mine
Triassic Grizzly Pear
Rare
Premium Grave Buster · Hibernating Beary · Prickly Pear · Smackadamia · Tough Beets
Galactic Cosmic Nut · Starch-Lord
Colossal Blockbuster
Triassic Pumpkin Shell
Super-Rare
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Galactic Galacta-Cactus · Force Field · Gravitree
Colossal Three-Nut
Triassic Marine Bean · Primal Wall-Nut
Legendary
Premium Poppin' Poppies · Soul Patch · Wall-Nut Bowling
Galactic Body-Gourd · Pecanolith
Colossal Tricarrotops
Triassic Loco Coco
Event Cards Forget-Me-Nuts · Garlic · Corn Dog · Hot Date · Health-Nut · Pear Cub · Shamrocket · Red Stinger
Token Cards Hothead
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
Common Button Mushroom · Berry Blast · Buff-Shroom · Seedling · Zapricot
Uncommon
Premium Poison Mushroom · Berry Angry · Mushroom Ringleader · Poison Ivy · Pair of Pears · Bluesberry · Sizzle
Galactic Banana Bomb · Mushroom Grotto · Invasive Species
Colossal Puff-Shroom
Triassic Veloci-Radish Hatchling · Hot Lava
Rare
Premium Shroom for Two · Wild Berry · Petal-Morphosis · Sour Grapes · Poison Oak
Galactic Cosmic Mushroom · Lava Guava
Colossal Cro-Magnolia
Triassic Shelf Mushroom
Super-Rare
Premium Punish-Shroom · Sergeant Strongberry · Cherry Bomb · Grapes of Wrath
Galactic Astro-Shroom · Banana Launcher · Pair Pearadise
Colossal Fireweed · Imitater
Triassic Strawberrian
Legendary
Premium Pineclone · Dandy Lion King · Kernel Corn
Galactic Reincarnation · Molekale
Colossal Gloom-Shroom
Triassic Veloci-Radish Hunter
Event Cards Blooming Heart · High-Voltage Currant · Sonic Bloom · Transfiguration · Atomic Bombegranate · Electric Blueberry
Token Cards Hothead
Superpowers Mush-Boom · Blazing Bark · Tater Toss · Sunburn · Meteor Strike · More Spore · Storm Front
PvZH Mega-Grow Icon Mega-Grow
Heroes Chompzilla · Grass Knuckles · Green Shadow · Captain Combustible
Common Peashooter · Torchwood · Cabbage-Pult · Fertilize · Flourish · Grow-Shroom · Repeater
Uncommon
Premium Bonk Choy · Pea Pod · Sweet Potato · Fire Peashooter · Skyshooter
Galactic Coffee Grounds · Sweet Pea · Vegetation Mutation
Colossal Umbrella Leaf
Triassic Half-Banana · Typical Beanstalk
Rare
Premium The Podfather · Plant Food · Re-Peat Moss · Whipvine · Super-Phat Beets
Galactic Banana Peel · Cosmic Pea
Colossal Bamboozle
Triassic Pea Patch
Super-Rare
Premium Party Thyme · Black-Eyed Pea · Potted Powerhouse · Espresso Fiesta
Galactic Moonbean · Pod Fighter · The Red Plant-It
Colossal Split Pea · Grape Power
Triassic Savage Spinach
Legendary
Premium Doubled Mint · Muscle Sprout · Bananasaurus Rex
Galactic Captain Cucumber · Onion Rings
Colossal Gatling Pea
Triassic Apotatosaurus
Event Cards Clique Peas · Lily of the Valley · Banana Split · Plucky Clover
Superpowers Devour · Power Pummel · Precision Blast · Blazing Bark · Embiggen · Holo-Flora · Time to Shine
PvZH Smarty Icon Smarty
Heroes Citron · Nightcap · Green Shadow · Rose · Beta-Carrotina
Common Snowdrop · Weenie Beanie · Snow Pea · Cattail · Smoosh-Shroom · Threepeater
Uncommon
Premium Iceberg Lettuce · Shellery · Rescue Radish · Spring Bean · Vanilla · Carrotillery
Galactic Mars Flytrap · Planet of the Grapes · Leaf Blower
Colossal Grave Mistake · Pear Pal
Triassic Primal Peashooter
Rare
Premium Admiral Navy Bean · Lightning Reed · Chilly Pepper · Navy Bean · Jumping Bean
Galactic Cosmic Bean · Melon-Pult
Colossal Tricorn
Triassic Lily Pad
Super-Rare
Premium Sow Magic Beans · Bean Counter · Snapdragon · Winter Squash
Galactic Laser Cattail · Bog of Enlightenment · Cool Bean
Colossal Jelly Bean
Triassic Rotobaga · Shrinking Violet
Legendary
Premium Brainana · Winter Melon · The Great Zucchini
Galactic Shooting Starfruit · Dark Matter Dragonfruit
Colossal Lima-Pleurodon
Triassic Bird of Paradise
Event Cards Spyris · Go-Nuts · Mayflower · Sportacus · Snake Grass · Witch Hazel · 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
Common Bellflower · Sunflower · Mixed Nuts · Squash · Smashing Pumpkin
Uncommon
Premium Morning Glory · Fume-Shroom · Pepper M.D. · Water Balloons · Venus Flytrap · Bloomerang · Metal Petal Sunflower
Galactic Cosmoss · Apple-Saucer · Venus Flytraplanet
Colossal Kernel-Pult
Triassic Lil' Buddy · Sunnier-Shroom
Rare
Premium Sage Sage · Whack-a-Zombie · Lawnmower · Magnifying Grass · Power Flower
Galactic Cosmic Flower · Heartichoke
Colossal Elderberry
Triassic Eyespore
Super-Rare
Premium Twin Sunflower · 2nd-Best Taco of All Time · Chomper · Laser Bean
Galactic Solar Winds · Wing-Nut · Tactical Cuke
Colossal Primal Sunflower · Sunflower Seed
Triassic Sun Strike
Legendary
Premium Briar Rose · Three-Headed Chomper · Cornucopia
Galactic Astrocado · Astro Vera
Colossal Cob Cannon
Triassic Aloesaurus
Event Cards Haunted Pumpking · Sun-Shroom · Jack O' Lantern · Ketchup Mechanic · Toadstool
Token Cards Astrocado Pit
Superpowers Devour · Goatify · Sunburn · Uncrackable · Geyser · Scorched Earth · Weed Whack
Unobtainable
Superpowers Flick-a-Zombie · Inspire · Rejuvenate