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For the achievement with a similar name in Plants vs. Zombies, see Shooting Star.
For the similar plant in Plants vs. Zombies and Plants vs. Zombies 2, see Starfruit.
Shooting StarfruitH


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Shooting Starfruit
Shooting StarfruitH
Statistics
StrengthPvZH Strength HeartPvZH Health SunPvZH Cost
2 2 5
Set Galactic
Rarity Legendary
Class PvZH Smarty Icon
Tribe Fruit Plant
Traits None
Abilities This attacks in all five lanes.
When you see a Shooting Starfruit, make a wish, any wish! Any wish that involves takin' down Zombies, that is.

Shooting Starfruit is a galactic legendary plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the PvZH Smarty IconSmarty class. It costs 5SunPvZH to play, and has 2StrengthPvZH/2HeartPvZH. It has no traits, and its ability makes it attack zombies in all five lanes, including the zombie hero if those lanes are unoccupied by zombies.

Origins

It is based on the plant from Plants vs. Zombies and Plants vs. Zombies 2 with a similar name and appearance.

Its name is portmanteau on the words "shooting star" and "Starfruit," referencing to the plant it is based on, as well as the fact how this plant attacks by shooting stars.

Its description references the fact that people often make a wish when they see a shooting star.

Its ability is based on the fact that the stereotypical star shape has 5 points. It could also be based on the fact that Starfruit in the main series shoots projectiles in 5 directions.

Statistics

  • Class: Smarty
  • Tribe: Fruit Plant
  • Traits: None
  • Ability: This attacks in all five lanes
  • Set - Rarity: Galactic - Legendary

Card description

When you see a Shooting Starfruit, make a wish, any wish! Any wish that involves takin' down Zombies, that is.

Update history

Update 1.16.10

  • Added to the game.

Strategies

With

While its stats are nowhere near the standards for a 5-cost card, Shooting Starfruit is still a powerful plant, with the ability to attack in every single lane. This ability allows it to do up to 10 damage to the zombie hero each turn.

Much like Threepeater, when its strength is increased, it increases the damage it does to all the lanes it attacks in. This can easily make Shooting Starfruit highly lethal in conjunction with any form of strength-boosting cards such as Fertilize or Berry Angry. However, keep in mind that its ability also means that this will be the priority target for the zombie hero, and thus will need some protection due to its poor health of 2HeartPvZH.

The best hero to use Shooting Starfruit with is Green Shadow, as she is able to buff it for even more damage, and has access to cards like Coffee Grounds and Espresso Fiesta for bonus attacks. Plant Food is possibly one of the best cards to boost it with, upon using it, not only will Shooting Starfruit will attack for 3 damage in all lanes resulting in 15 damage total, but its stats will then become 3StrengthPvZH/3HeartPvZH, rendering it invulnerable to dangerous removal cards such as Rolling Stone, Weed Spray, and Rocket Science. Another method for Green Shadow is to play Lily of the Valley and then play Shooting Starfruit on heights on the following turn, which can make it into a 4StrengthPvZH/4HeartPvZH which can deal greater damage to all lanes. However, this makes it vulnerable to Rocket Science. Playing Onion Rings first and then playing Shooting Starfruit can also be useful to boost it.

Examples of environments that work well with Shooting Starfruit are The Red Plant-It and Coffee Grounds, allowing it to gain a massive boost in stats and perform bonus attacks each turn respectively. Likewise, playing Shooting Starfruit on Pair Pearadise will make an extra copy of Shooting Starfruit, which will basically allow you to attack in every lane twice from a single lane.

Having Shooting Starfruit on Planet of the Grapes will potentially set up the most powerful drawing machine in the game as Shooting Starfruit has a very high chance of at least hitting the zombie hero once, allowing you to draw at least one card. Force Field and Spikeweed Sector will render the Shooting Starfruit immune to damage and make the zombie in the lane take 2 damage every turn respectively, making them good tools to protect Shooting Starfruit.

Since Shooting Starfruit does damage in every lane, Rose can make use of this by placing Shooting Starfruit on Venus Flytraplanet, allowing her for massive healing. Due to each attack triggering the Venus Flytraplanet separately, Pepper M.D. will trigger its effect for each attack that is not blocked by the Super-Block Meter or a Gravestone, allowing to get a massive boost. Similarly, Heartichoke will do damage to the zombie hero a maximum of five times due to Shooting Starfruit's five separate attacks.

Nightcap can also boost its strength, although he has no way of increasing its health besides Storm Front, which is very minor. Other strength-boosting cards still render it vulnerable to many instant-kill tricks such as Rocket Science or any damaging trick like Bungee Plumber. The opposite can be said for Citron, where he can boost its health, play in on Force Field, and also play it behind defensive Team-Up plants to improve its survivability, but has no way of increasing its strength, making Shooting Starfruit vulnerable to Rolling Stone or Weed Spray.

Against

Whenever you see a Shooting Starfruit in play, you should dispose of it quickly, since it can take you out in as few as two turns. Fortunately, its raw stats are really poor for its cost, which means that you can get rid of it easily with cheap tricks like Bungee Plumber and Rolling Stone. If there are somehow multiple Shooting Starfruits on board, Weed Spray or The Chickening will do the job. If it is boosted, Rocket Science, Locust Swarm, or Cut Down to Size will take care of it easily.

Alternatively, you can also lower its strength to 0 with cards such as Landscaper, rendering it completely useless. This is especially useful if you are up against Citron or Rose, who possess no way of boosting it back other than Bouncing it with Rescue Radish and replaying it, or by playing Spineapple in the case of Citron, but be careful when against Green Shadow or Nightcap, who do have access to strength-boosting cards to restore the lost strength.

If your opponent plays Planet of the Grapes on its lane, try to destroy it or override the environment before the plant hero can draw cards, which could give the plant hero a huge card advantage.

Gallery

Trivia

  • It is the only card from the entire game that can attack in all five lanes at once.
  • During the development of Galactic Gardens, it was originally going to be in the PvZH Solar IconSolar class.
  • This is one of the only two plants that attack in multiple lanes that do not have the Splash Damage trait. The other plant is Threepeater.
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