- For other uses, see SPUDOW!
|Signature Superpower||Tater Toss|
|Other Superpowers|| Bubble Up|
|Always tries to keep his head in tough situations. Always loses it.|
Spudow is the Potato Mine hero in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes who leads the Kabloom and Guardian plants against the zombies. Spudow's signature superpower is Tater Toss, which makes him pop out his head and will create a Hothead in a designated lane. However, it cannot be placed on water due to it lacking the Amphibious trait. The Hothead will explode and deal 6 damage to the zombie in its lane upon defeat. He is the hero version of Potato Mine.
Spudow is based on the Solanum tuberosum, commonly known as the potato. Spudow bears a resemblance to Baymax from the Disney animated film, Big Hero 6. His name is a reference to the onomatopoeia "SPUDOW!" that appears when a Potato Mine explodes, or the achievement itself, SPUDOW!.
- Classes: Kabloom, Guardian
- Boss Fights:
- Battle Area: Cave
Always tries to keep his head in tough situations. Always loses it.
Spudow can use aggressive Anti-Hero Plants to put the hurt on the enemy, while his explosive direct damage effects knock enemy defenders out of the way.
Spudow can be quite formidable when used properly. He has access to Anti-hero cards like Poison Oak and Poison Ivy and Bullseye cards such as Jugger-Nut. As such, he is meant to hit the zombie hero directly as much as possible. He can use his Guardian plants like Wall-nuts to delay the match until he is able to bring out the deadly Kabloom plants like Dandy Lion King. If there is a zombie blocking a plant, Spudow can use tricks like Gardening Gloves to move the plant out of the way or play damaging tricks such as Berry Blast to take out the zombie directly.
Like what Dr. Zomboss stated when Spudow is first fought against, you would want to finish him quickly as he become more aggressive as the match progress. Hearty heroes are ideal to take care of Spudow's defenses since they have access to Rolling Stone and Weed Spray that can take care of bulky Guardian cards easily. If a late game occurs, you might want to prepare tricks such as Rocket Science to dispose of his high strength plants.
Plants vs. Zombies Wiki has a gallery for Spudow.
- His description is a gag to how Spudow uses his signature superpower, Tater Toss, in which that he loses his head to summon a Hothead and respawns his head afterwards.
- He can take his head off, throw it as a Hothead and regrow it afterward. This may be alluding to the Potato Mine and Primal Potato Mine's Plant Food ability in Plants vs. Zombies 2, in which they send out copies of themselves.
- His entry animation alludes to the way Potato Mines take time to arm in other games.
- In the comic strip that introduces Spudow to the player, a Gargantuar Prime is shown, despite not being a zombie card.
- The Poncho Zombie is also present in the comic, despite not being a card in the game.
- Spudow can sometimes play the Hothead as if it was a normal plant fighter.
- Spudow is one of two plant heroes to have unique battle themes. His theme is a remix of the collection screen.
- Spudow has the largest selection of berry cards of any plant hero.
- The third panel of the old comic strip that appears when the player receives Spudow shows the shadow of what is supposedly a Dancing Zombie, while the new shows a Poncho Zombie.
- His eyes are similar to the Potato Mine's from Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare.
- He also has the trait of buck teeth as shown on the Potato Mine throughout the games.