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Sour Grapes
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StrengthPvZH Strength HeartPvZH Health SunPvZH Cost
2 2 4
Set Premium
Rarity Rare
Class PvZH Kabloom Icon
Tribe Berry Plant
Abilities When played: Do 1 damage to each Zombie.
Sour. Bitter. Resentful. It's all true. But he's got his reasons.

Sour Grapes is a premium rare plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the PvZH Kabloom IconKabloom class. It costs 4SunPvZH to play, and has 2StrengthPvZH/2HeartPvZH. It does not have any traits, and its ability does 1 damage to every zombie on the field when it is played.


It is based on the Grape, a fruiting berry of the deciduous woody vines of the botanical genus Vitis.

Its name is either based on the term "sour grapes," used to refer to an attitude in which someone adopts a negative attitude to something because they cannot have it themselves, or the 1998 comedy movie Sour Grapes.


  • Class: Kabloom
  • Tribe: Berry Plant
  • Traits: None
  • Ability: When played: Do 1 damage to each Zombie.
  • Set - Rarity: Premium - Rare

Card description

Sour. Bitter. Resentful. It's all true. But he's got his reasons.

Update history

Update 1.6.27

  • Design change: Its face is changed to make it look angry, possibly to fit its name and description better.

Update 1.14.13

  • Set - Rarity change: Basic - Common → Premium - Rare



Sour Grapes can be used to finish off damaged zombies or to weaken out all of the zombies on the field. It is also surprisingly effective against most zombie heroes from the Crazy class, such as Impfinity or Electric Boogaloo. This is because the majority of the PvZH Crazy IconCrazy zombies have 1 health, allowing Sour Grapes to easily wipe them out. However, this can also be its downfall, specifically with decks that benefit from zombies being destroyed to boost Valkyrie. This is most prominent with Professor Brainstorm, so decide whether it's worth the risk to defeat many zombies in risk of boosting a Valkyrie.

It is also useful when combined with Sergeant Strongberry, doing 3 damage to every zombie on the field to take out zombies with higher health. If you're playing as Nightcap, using this directly after using The Great Zucchini will wipe the field of zombies.

Remember that PvZH Armored IconArmored zombies are completely unaffected by the ability, so it is best not to use this plant when there are many on the field, and to use more powerful plants to take them out first.


Sour Grapes itself should not be too difficult to take out since it only has 2 strength and health. Most zombie fighters should be able to take Sour Grapes out. A simple Bungee Plumber or Rolling Stone can take this out too, along with Weed Spray which can also take other plants out with it.

However, the player should worry the most about its ability when played, especially when the player is playing as a Crazy zombie hero. The best counters for this plant are PvZH Armored IconArmored zombies, as they can withstand Sour Grapes' ability without taking any damage. To protect zombies without the Armored trait, the player can use boosting cards like Yeti Lunchbox or Camel Crossing.

Crazy heroes can use this to their advantage. If they pack a deck with Valkyrie, this can end up giving Valkyrie a max boost of 10 strength in just one turn, assuming all lanes were filled. Combined with tricks like Lurch for Lunch, Maniacal Laugh, and Teleport, this can end in an instant win once used.

It is not recommended to Bounce Sour Grapes as this will allow the opponent to play it again.




  • Its appearance and ability may be inspired by Grapeshot from Plants vs. Zombies 2.
  • It is one of the three plants based on grapes, the other two being Grapes of Wrath and Grapeshot.
  • The words "sour," "bitter," and "resentful" mentioned in its description are references to jealousy, which is referencing what this plant's name is based on.
  • If it is made by Seedling, the grapes it fires when played become glowing strikes instead.

See also

V · T · E Plants in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes
PvZH Guardian Icon Guardian
Heroes Wall-Knight · Spudow · Citron · Grass Knuckles
Fighters Potato Mine · Small-Nut · Sting Bean · Wall-Nut · Cactus · Jugger-Nut · Pismashio · Sea-Shroom · Water Chestnut · Hibernating Beary · Pea-Nut · Spineapple · Steel Magnolia · Guacodile · Mirror-Nut · Prickly Pear · Smackadamia · Tough Beets · Poppin' Poppies · Soul Patch
Event Garlic · Hot Date · Health-Nut · Pear Cub · Red Stinger
Tokens Lil' Buddy · Hothead · Grizzly Pear
Tricks Gardening Gloves · Grave Buster · Doom-Shroom · Wall-Nut Bowling
Event Shamrocket
Superpowers Peel Shield · Power Pummel · Tater Toss · Uncrackable · Bubble Up · Nut Signal · Root Wall
PvZH Kabloom Icon Kabloom
Heroes Solar Flare · Spudow · Nightcap · Captain Combustible
Fighters Button Mushroom · Poison Mushroom · Shroom for Two · Buff-Shroom · Seedling · Wild Berry · Mushroom Ringleader · Poison Ivy · Punish-Shroom · Zapricot · Pair of Pears · Pineclone · Sergeant Strongberry · Sour Grapes · Bluesberry · Dandy Lion King · Poison Oak · Grapes of Wrath · Kernel Corn
Event Blooming Heart · High-Voltage Currant · Sonic Bloom · Electric Blueberry
Tokens Puff-Shroom · Pear Pal · Hothead
Tricks Berry Blast · Berry Angry · Petal-Morphosis · Sizzle · Cherry Bomb
Superpowers Blazing Bark · Mush-Boom · Sunburn · Tater Toss · Meteor Strike · More Spore · Storm Front
PvZH Mega-Grow Icon Mega-Grow
Heroes Green Shadow · Chompzilla · Grass Knuckles · Captain Combustible
Fighters Bonk Choy · Party Thyme · Pea Pod · Peashooter · Sweet Potato · Torchwood · Black-Eyed Pea · Cabbage-Pult · Doubled Mint · Fire Peashooter · Grow-Shroom · Muscle Sprout · Repeater · The Podfather · Bananasaurus Rex · Re-Peat Moss · Skyshooter · Potted Powerhouse · Whipvine · Super-Phat Beets
Event Lily of the Valley · Banana Split · Plucky Clover
Tokens Half-Banana
Tricks Fertilize · Flourish · Plant Food · Espresso Fiesta
Superpowers Blazing Bark · Devour · Power Pummel · Precision Blast · Embiggen · Holo-Flora · Time to Shine
PvZH Smarty Icon Smarty
Heroes Green Shadow · Citron · Nightcap · Rose
Fighters Admiral Navy Bean · Shellery · Snowdrop · Weenie Beanie · Lightning Reed · Snow Pea · Cattail · Chilly Pepper · Rescue Radish · Vanilla · Bean Counter · Carrotillery · Navy Bean · Snapdragon · Winter Squash · Jumping Bean · Smoosh-Shroom · Threepeater · Brainana · Winter Melon · The Great Zucchini
Event Spyris · Mayflower · Sportacus · Snake Grass · Jolly Holly
Token Magic Beanstalk
Tricks Iceberg Lettuce · Sow Magic Beans · Spring Bean
Superpowers Goatify · Peel Shield · Mush-Boom · Precision Blast · Big Chill · Transmogrify · Whirlwind
PvZH Solar Icon Solar
Heroes Solar Flare · Wall-Knight · Chompzilla · Rose
Fighters Bellflower · Morning Glory · Sunflower · Fume-Shroom · Pepper M.D. · Sage Sage · Mixed Nuts · Twin Sunflower · Venus Flytrap · Bloomerang · Chomper · Magnifying Grass · Metal Petal Sunflower · Power Flower · Briar Rose · Laser Bean · Smashing Pumpkin · Three-Headed Chomper · Cornucopia
Event Sun-Shroom · Jack O' Lantern · Toadstool
Tokens Sunnier-Shroom
Tricks Water Balloons · 2nd-Best Taco of All Time · Whack-a-Zombie · Lawnmower · Squash
Superpowers Devour · Goatify · Sunburn · Uncrackable · Geyser · Scorched Earth · Weed Whack
Superpowers Flick-a-Zombie · Inspire · Rejuvenate