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Plants vs. Zombies
Spikerock
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Spikerocks pop multiple tires and hurt any zombies that step on them.
Almanac statistics
Sun cost 125
Recharge Very slow
Special Can't be eaten by zombies
In-game statistics
Direct damage 2 normal damage shots every 1 second
Unlocked After Level 5-1, $7500
Planted on Ground only
Upgrade of Spikeweed
Spikerock just got back from a trip to Europe. He had a great time, met some wonderful people, really broadened his horizons. He never knew they made museums so big, or put so many paintings in them. That was a big surprise for him.

PvZ2
Spikerock
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Spikerocks destroy multiple rolling zombies and damage zombies that walk over it.
Almanac statistics
Sun cost 250
Recharge Fast
Damage Moderate
Area Tile
Special Can't be eaten by zombies
Special Can take three hits from rolling zombies
In-game statistics
Direct damage 1 normal damage shots every 0.526 second
Unlocked Beating Pirate Seas - Day 18
Unlocked (China) Purchase for 300000 coins; collect 10 Spikerock Puzzle Pieces
Being the most metal plant, Spikerock has decided to hold his ultimate metal plant concert at Madison Rock Garden. Tickets have been sold out for many harvests.

Spikerock is a plant with double the power of a normal Spikeweed and can take multiple smashes of damage. He is a passive attacking plant, dealing high damage to any zombie that walks on him. He usually deals five attacks to every normal speed zombie that passes unimpeded over him (exceptions include zombies that come in a group, when one zombie gets on just after the Spikerock fires). Since the Spikerock attacks from below, he bypasses shields. Spikerocks will pop tires, up to a different number of vehicles before dying in different games, with one of his large spikes breaking off with every one-third of health. When a Gargantuar attacks him, he will have the same effect as when vehicles roll over him, hurting the Gargantuar.

History

Plants vs. Zombies

Spikerock is the upgrade of Spikeweed, and is purchased from Crazy Dave's Twiddydinkies for $7,500. He costs 125 sun to upgrade a Spikeweed to a Spikerock, for a total cost of 225 sun. He takes nine smashes before dying, and his appearance changes every three smashes.

Plants vs. Zombies 2

In this game, Spikerock is no longer an upgrade plant, which is unlocked after finishing Pirate Seas - Day 18. The Spikerock now costs 250 sun. In the original game, he costs 225 sun to get him, as Spikeweed costs 100 sun and Spikerock 125 sun, which means he needs 25 more sun in this game. He takes three smashes instead of the previous nine before dying and changes his appearance on every smash.

Almanac entry

Plants vs. Zombies

New SpikeRock almanac

Almanac entry of Spikerock

Spikerock

Spikerocks pop multiple tires and damage zombies that walk over it.

Must be planted on Spikeweeds

Spikerock just got back from a trip to Europe. He had a great time, met some wonderful people, really broadened his horizons. He never knew they made museums so big, or put so many paintings in them. That was a big surprise for him.

Cost: 125

Recharge: very slow

Plants vs. Zombies 2

Sun cost: 250

DAMAGE: Moderate
AREA: Tile
RECHARGE Fast

Spikerocks destroy multiple rolling zombies and damage zombies that walk over it.

Special: can't be eaten by the zombies
Weakness: can take three hits from rolling zombies

Being the most metal plant, Spikerock has decided to hold his ultimate metal plant concert at Madison Rock Garden. Tickets have been sold out for many harvests.

Upgrades

Plants vs. Zombies 2

Plant Food effect

When fed Plant Food, he temporarily fills the row with other spikes poking up from the ground and pulls zombies to where the Spikerock is. This lasts for 4.5 seconds. Like the Spikeweed, the secondary spikes can destroy rolling objects and damage zombies being pulled towards the Spikerock. When in effect, if the Spikerock is in a minecart, the minecart cannot be moved.

Costumed (China only)

Spikerock can hit zombies with a jumping animation and do a stun.

Level upgrade (China only)

Level Upgrades Description
Level2Icon Spikerock Upgrade 1
Paralyze
There is a 20% chance to stop a zombie's movement.
CombatTrainingIcon
Combat Training
Spikerock gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
Level3Icon Spikerock Upgrade 2
Improved Piercing
There is a 40% chance to stop a zombie's movement (60% of initial).
CellActivationIcon
Cell Activation
Spikerock gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).

Spikerock cannot be upgraded to level 4.

Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars (China only)

Hidden Bristlepine: Attacks all enemies in its lane. Deals 100% more damage when the enemies have a status effect (like stunned, frozen, healing...). It needs Tenacious Plant Food to activate.

Overview

In Plants vs. Zombies, Spikerock absorbs nine smashes and its appearance changes at the third and sixth smash before finally being dead at the ninth. He loses one of its large spikes when smashed three times. He will damage zombies at ten health of damage per a regular zombie's patch speed. He will automatically kill Zombonis and Catapult Zombies by popping their tires.

In Plants vs. Zombies 2, Spikerock absorbs three rolling objects and his appearance changes after one rolling object, and two rolling objects before being crushed at three rolling objects. He loses one of his large spikes each time it's rolled over. He will damage zombies at ten normal damage shots per a Basic Zombie's speed. He will automatically destroy a Barrel from a Barrel Roller Zombie and kill a Pianist Zombie by destroying them. Also, when a Gargantuar smashes a Spikerock, he also degrades. He takes three smashes for a Gargantuar to kill him.

Strategies

Plants vs. Zombies

Use Snow Pea, Winter Melon, or Ice-shroom to slow the zombies, so they spend more time being attacked by Spikerocks. A Snow Pea and a Spikerock is particularly cost effective, but if Winter Melons are used, all the zombies in an area get slowed. You can also use the Kernel-pult as if he uses a butter and a zombie is standing on a Spikerock, he will continue to take damage.

Plant Spikerocks in front of a Wall-nut, Tall-nut, or Pumpkin. Most zombies do not attack him, and are continuously damaged as they try to break down the defensive plant.

Spikerock is uniquely capable of withstanding multiple strikes from Gargantuars. This considerably slows Gargantuars and allows extra time for your other defenses to attack, since, unlike other zombies, Gargantuars will stop to destroy Spikerocks.

Spikerock can also damage Newspaper Zombies, Screen Door Zombies, and Ladder Zombies without destroying their shield first.

Bobsled Bonanza Mini-game

As it can pop multiple tires, Spikerock is an incredibly useful plant to use in the mini-game Bobsled Bonanza. It is a good idea to plant a column of Spikeweeds at the edge of the ice to deal with Zombonis, but they should be upgraded to Spikerocks as soon as possible. To deal with the Zombie Bobsled Teams, there should be an additional Spikeweed behind the Spikerock (as the zombies can only take one normal damage shot after passing over the Spikerock, although when first setting up it is best to plant three).

Survival Mode

Though useful on the early waves, Spikerock is not recommended for Survival: Endless due to overlapping Zombonis, Catapult Zombies, and assorted Gargantuars. Often, a Spikerock may be killed shortly after he was placed down. However, Spikerock is ideal for any normal Survival Mode level, easy or hard. The ability to kill multiple Zombonis, that if left alone, will crush your setup, is a superb one by any fact. He can also save your offensive plants some time, as one Spikerock can kill a regular zombie without help. Many strategies use Spikerocks planted on the backmost column in Survival: Endless to kill Digger Zombies.

Plants vs. Zombies 2

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One example of scenario in Dead Man's Booty

Spikerocks are best way to stop zombie horde as peashooting plants alone are only capable of dealing with zombies that are in the front lines. This, along with the Winter Melon or Melon-pult, Pea Pod, and Tall-nut or Wall-nut can immediately hold off massive zombie incursions, especially in Dead Man's Booty because he will stop Imp Cannons from detonating. However, it is not advised to bring him when Gargantuar Pirates or Barrel Roller Zombies come into greater concentrations.
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Spikerocks in Dead Man's Booty - Level 129. There are Spikerocks placed at the edge where Imp Cannons are.

In Big Bad Butte, you can use Spikerocks to stall Wild West Gargantuars by placing them in minecarts through the use of dragging up or down. Also, he serves as a temporary block-off against Zombie Chickens (although this may have to require manipulating more than one minecart).

Using Spikerocks alone are also a good idea to start with in Endless Zones, especially Pyramid of Doom. Here, you start with any of the three boosted sun-producing plants of your choice. Then, start placing Spikerocks at the third column or second while your sun producing plants are at the back, doing their job. A Tall-nut may come in handy but only bring him if there are hardened looking zombies like Pharaoh Zombie that will appear in every level unless you manage to immediately fill in the entire lawn with Spikerocks. To speed this process up, simply place any boosted sun producing plant anywhere on the lawn then shovel him back for additional refund. Repeat the process until you were able to fill in the entire lawn with Spikerocks. Then finally, watch how the fun unfolds.

It is not advised to use Spikerocks against TroglobitesArcade Zombies and Excavator Zombies, as the former can instantly kill him by pushing ice blocks or arcade machines onto its square, and the latter will shovel him up without stepping on him.

In Neon Mixtape Tour, the best use of Spikerock is for MC Zom-B, as a row of Spikerocks will deal with all MC Zom-Bs.

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Trivia

General

  • Somehow, Spikerock, Spikeweed and Cactus in Plants vs. Zombies 2 damage helmets from headwear zombies, despite them logically hurting their feet.

Specific to Plants vs. Zombies

  • Jack-in-the-Box Zombies, Zombonis, Catapult Zombies, Bungee ZombiesJalapeno Zombies, Gargantuars, and Giga-gargantuars are the only zombies capable of damaging or killing Spikeweeds and Spikerocks.
    • Of these, only Jack-in-the-Box Zombies, Bungee Zombies, and Jalapeno Zombies are capable of destroying a Spikerock in one attack.
  • When a Spikerock is planted in one of the two bottom right squares, he will be higher up than other Spikerocks. This is so the player can see them over the level progress bar.
  • Spikerock is the most durable plant in the game, because he can withstand nine Gargantuar's smashes and nine tire pops of the Zomboni and Catapult Zombie. Despite his resilience, he still only takes take one Jack-in-the-Box Zombie or Jalapeno Zombie explosion or Bungee Zombie grab to destroy a healthy Spikerock.
    • Jalapeno Zombie cannot destroy something biologically rock, as his melting point would be massive and take temperatures vastly beyond the output of a Jalapeno Zombie, and the fact that rock is not flammable makes the very brief blast of the Jalapeno Zombie seem even less able to destroy or melt rock.
  • Spikerock can still harm Bungee Zombies, despite them being an airborne zombie.
  • Spikerock is one of four plants that have names which do not involve plants, with the others being the Grave Buster, the Gold Magnet, and the Chomper.
  • Spikerock is one of only two plants that change appearance but cannot be healed with Wall-nut First Aid, the other being Garlic.
  • Spikerock and Squash are the only plants that can survive Gargantuar smashes and a vehicle running over him.
  • Spikerock is the only upgrade plant that cannot be eaten.
  • On the iOS and Android versions, spikes will not fall off Spikerocks, making it harder to tell if a spikerock is weak or not.
  • Spikeweed, Spikerock, Potato Mine, Grave Buster, Tangle Kelp, Sea-shroom, and Flower Pot are the only plants that cannot be planted on a Lily Pad.
  • Spikeweed, Spikerock, Cattail, Grave Buster, Tangle Kelp, Sea-shroom, and Lily Pad are the only plants that cannot be planted on a Flower Pot.
  • The Almanac entry of Cob Cannon, Garlic, and Spikerock are the only ones where real world places are mentioned (Harvard, New York, the Uni Brüssel, and Europe).

Specific to Plants vs. Zombies 2

  • Spikerock deals 1.9 damage for each attack (twice that of Spikeweed).
  • His Almanac entry says his body is made of metal, even though he is called the Spikerock. Plus, his health has changed from nine times being rolled over and/or smashed by a Gargantuar to three times being rolled over and/or Gargantuar smashes. This is actually ironic because metal is normally more resistant than rocks (nine times).
  • Spikerock makes a different sound when stepped on by a zombie. The sound is similar to air being leaked out of a bag.
  • Before the 2.7 update, exiting and entering a level would allow all Spikerocks on screen to become almost indestructible and be able take repetitive smashes from Gargantuars.
  • Strangely, Spikerock cannot pop Imp Cannon's wheels or Shield Zombie's treads.
  • Unlike Spikeweed, the Spikerock's costume disappears when he hurts a zombie normally. However, this was fixed in the 4.6 update.
  • In the Chinese version, Spikerock's costume will affect his Plant Food by making the duration of the Spikerock bringing zombies to him longer, and when the zombies are pulled to the Spikerock, it will make the zombies dizzy and confused and eat their allies, similar to Hypno-shroom and Spikeweed's Chinese costume effect.
  • Spikerocks can now be planted on Lily Pads.
    • However, if the player plants a Spikerock on a Lily Pad and the water comes in, the zombies are going to eat the Lily Pad, ignoring the Spikerock, making the player lose 275 sun.
  • Spikerocks cannot be healed by Heavenly Peach.
  • Spikerock, Kernel-pult, Magnet-shroom, and his downgrade are the only plants that can instantly kill some zombies but only damage others.
  • He can instantly destroy pianos, despite the fact that they do not have any visible wheels. This also happens to Spikeweed and Cactus.
  • Hair Metal Gargantuar's shockwave can instantly kill Spikerock, regardless of his current degrade level.
  • Using Plant Food on a Spikerock will not replenish his spikes.
  • The Spikerock is voiced by Taz the Dog.
  • If a Spikerock is planted on a lawn tile where the flowers are located in a level whose main objective is to not let the zombies trample the flowers and a zombie steps on that tile, the level will not immediately end as the zombie will simply pass the tile and not directly trample the flowers underneath the Spikerock that was planted on that tile.
  • This, along with Nightshade, are the only two plants that cannot be repaired with Wall-nut First Aid, despite visually degrading.

Specific to Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars

  • He attacks zombies that are close to him by going to the tile in front of it and attacking them.

See also

V · T · E
Plants
Plants vs. Zombies
Day Peashooter · Sunflower · Cherry Bomb · Wall-nut · Potato Mine · Snow Pea · Chomper · Repeater
Night Puff-shroom · Sun-shroom · Fume-shroom · Grave Buster · Hypno-shroom · Scaredy-shroom · Ice-shroom · Doom-shroom
Pool Lily Pad · Squash · Threepeater · Tangle Kelp · Jalapeno · Spikeweed · Torchwood · Tall-nut
Fog Sea-shroom · Plantern · Cactus · Blover · Split Pea · Starfruit · Pumpkin · Magnet-shroom
Roof Cabbage-pult · Flower Pot · Kernel-pult · Coffee Bean · Garlic · Umbrella Leaf · Marigold · Melon-pult
Upgrades Gatling Pea · Twin Sunflower · Gloom-shroom · Cattail · Winter Melon · Gold Magnet · Spikerock · Cob Cannon
Others Imitater · Explode-o-nut · Giant Wall-nut
Plants (Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars)
Regular plants
Tier 1 Sunflower · Peashooter · Kernel-pult · Spikeweed · Melon Slice Pitcher · Puff-shroom · Droplet Shooter · Coconut Sniper · Small Pepper · Choy Ben · Irascible Mushroom · Cattail · Slap Grass · Pistachio · Old Stump · Ball Cactus · Lizard Grass · Frisbee Shooter · Small Radish · Cherry Bomb · Blover · Wall-nut · Pea Pod · Lightning Reed · Daisy · Magnet-shroom · Small Bush · Charm Mushroom · Coffee Bean · Small Peach · Small Kumquat · Energy Bean · Grass Lantern
Tier 2 Twin Sunflower · Repeater · Popcorn-pult · Spikerock · Melon-pult · Scaredy-shroom · Snow Pea · Coconut Cannon · Jalapeno · Bonk Choy · Doom-shroom · Dogtail · Venus Flytrap · Hazelnut · Torchwood · Cactus · Snapdragon · Bloomerang · White Radish · Saturn Peach Bomb · Four-Leaf Blover · Tall-nut · Three-Headed Pea Pod · Magnifying Grass · Marigold · Electromagnetic Mushroom · Firmiana · Hypno-shroom · Cream Bean · E.M.Peach · Citron · Laser Bean · Plantern
Tier 3 Triplet Sunflower · Gatling Pea · Cob Cannon · Diamond Spikeweed · Winter Melon · Fume-shroom · Frostbolt Shooter · Coconut Rocket Launcher · Devil Chili · Choy Ji · Doomsday Bomb Mushroom · Foxtail · Chainsaw Flytrap · Hazelnut Ball · Wildfire Stump · Tree Cactus · Twin-Headed God Snapdragon · Meteor Hammer Master · Ginseng · Walnut Bomb · Fan Blover · Holographic Tall-nut · Five-Headed Pea Pod · Thunder God Grass · Golden Chrysanthemum · Magneto Mushroom · Cypress · Fu Ling Mushroom · Mocha Coffee Bean · E.C.Peach · Super Citron · Superman Bean · Lighthouse Flower

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