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Pineclone is a premium legendary plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the PvZH Kabloom IconKabloom class. She costs 4SunPvZH to play and has 3StrengthPvZH/3HeartPvZH. She does not have any traits, and her ability turns all plants on the field into Pineclones when she is played. Plants with the Amphibious or Team-Up trait stay in their positions even after they are transformed.

Origins

She is based on the conifer cone, commonly known as the pine cone.

Her name is a portmanteau of "pine cone," the real-life plant this plant is based on, and "clone," referring to its ability to clone itself (compare snowclone).

Statistics

  • Class: Kabloom
  • Tribe: Pinecone Plant
  • Traits: None
  • Ability: When played: Transform all Plants into 3StrengthPvZH/3HeartPvZH Pineclones.
  • Set - Rarity: Premium - Legendary

Card description

It's nothing personal; she just prefers the company of other Pineclones.

Update history

Update 1.16.10

  • Rarity change: Super-Rare → Legendary

Update 1.22.12

  • Animation change: Legendary shine added.

Strategies

With

Don't play her if there are almost no plants on the field, as Pineclone's ability is what makes her important. It is also a bad idea if the majority of plants on the field have anything above 3StrengthPvZH/3HeartPvZH as this just weakens your plants. This means that you should avoid playing this when you have important plants on the field, such as Soul Patch or Cornucopia, unless you need to protect them from instant-kills.

The best part for this plant is that all your plants on the field will become 3StrengthPvZH/3HeartPvZH, which protects them from most instant-kills, especially Weed Spray, Rocket Science, and a single use of The Chickening.

A good moment to play her is when there are a lot of weaker plants on the field, making the weaker plants stronger. For example, if you have multiple Button Mushrooms, Peashooters, and so on, you can play this plant to make all of them stronger and overwhelm your opponent.

Another good strategy is using plants with Team-Up before playing Pineclone, as this will allow you to have even more Pineclones on the field than normally possible. Shroom for Two, Poppin' Poppies, and More Spore are good choices as they make multiple plants, which will increase the number of Pineclones made. You can try spamming cheap Team-Up plants like Shellery or Sweet Potato as well. Playing Amphibious plants such as Admiral Navy Bean or Sea-Shroom also helps greatly, as they will also be transformed when Pineclone is played.

Combining this with Molekale can be extremely effective, as all the Pineclones will transform into random 5-cost plants. However, this is completely luck-based, so even though she can transform into Shooting Starfruit or Pecanolith, she can also transform into something unfavorable.

Never play this when Supernova Gargantuar is on the field, as once a Gargantuar destroys one Pineclone, all Pineclones will be destroyed.

Against

Countering this is not easy. She has 3 strength, and is thus immune to Rolling Stone, Weed Spray, Rocket Science, and Cut Down to Size. Having three health also means that Pineclones can survive a single use of The Chickening, leaving them with only one health. Damaging tricks like Cakesplosion are the only viable options to destroy Pineclone on turn 4, but they can only destroy one of them at a time. When there are only a few Pineclones, most zombies should be able to destroy them. If you have to deal with groups of them, use a combination of Fireworks Zombie, Barrel of Deadbeards and The Chickening to do at least 3 damage. If you at least have Binary Stars, then you can see that combining them with tricks like The Chickening can wipe out all of the Pineclones easily by doing 4 to 32 damage, which can also lead to an easy win. Supernova Gargantuar also works the best as he destroys all copies of Pineclones if one of them is destroyed. To extend his usefulness, you can use Teleport or Teleportation Zombie to safely play him without fear of him being destroyed, but this combo is normally only possible with Immorticia.

If your opponent seems to be focusing on this card, they will very likely to rush you off with weak plants before the final push with Pineclones. Do not Bounce this plant unless it ensures your victory or saves you from defeat, as this will allow the use of Pineclone once again, possibly causing more plants to be transformed into Pineclones. However, do note that it can be a viable option to use Zombot Stomp when there are many Pineclones on the ground as doing so will fill your opponent's hand up with Pineclones that cannot activate their ability due to there only being Pineclones on the field. This is especially useful in the case of your opponent using a mill deck as it will not be easy to play all the Pineclones as they cost 4 each.

If you are playing as The Smash, combinations of Total Eclipse, Nibble or Sneezing Zombie with Rolling Stone or Weed Spray will help minimize damage to you as there will be less plants to be transformed into Pineclones. Usage of the first three cards will help lower the Pineclones' stats to 2StrengthPvZH/2HeartPvZH, allowing for a single Weed Spray to destroy most, if not all of the Pineclones. However, this is not a very good counter to Pineclones as it is incredibly situational and requires a great deal of luck as having all these cards in the beginning stages of the game is not very likely to happen.

The most cost-effective way, however, is Extinction Event, as it affects all copies of her by giving all of them -2StrengthPvZH/-2HeartPvZH, severely weakening them. Two plays of it can wipe the field clean of Pineclones.

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Trivia

  • The light blue antenna above her head is similar to that of E.M.Peach's.
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