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The mightiest of spuds is Spudow. But allow me to offer some insight...He will defend until the moment is right to strike, and he loves the long game. So make short work of him!

Dr. Zomboss

For other uses, see SPUDOW!
PvZ Heroes logo
Classes PvZH Kabloom IconPvZH Guardian Icon
Signature Superpower Tater Toss
Other Superpowers Bubble Up
Storm Front
Meteor Strike
Always tries to keep his head in tough situations. Always loses it.

Spudow is a plant hero in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and the leader of the PvZH Kabloom IconKabloom and PvZH Guardian IconGuardian classes. His signature superpower is Tater Toss, which makes a Hothead on a selected ground or heights lane, which does 6 damage to a zombie in front of it when it is destroyed.

He is the hero version of Potato Mine.


Spudow is based on the plant from Plants vs. Zombies with a similar appearance. He also 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!.


Hero description

Always tries to keep his head in tough situations. Always loses it.

Strategy strategy

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 played properly. The best strategy for Spudow is playing defensively at the start and being on the offensive only at the later stages of the game. He can use his Guardian plants like Wall-Nuts damaging Kabloom tricks such as Berry Blast to delay the match until he is able to bring out heavy hitters like Dandy Lion King and Soul Patch. Additionally, he has many cards that can boost the strength or health of his plants.

Being a Kabloom and Guardian hero, Spudow has access to PvZH Anti-Hero IconAnti-Hero plants like Poison Oak and Poison Ivy, and PvZH Truestrike IconBullseye plants such as Jugger-Nut. As such, he is meant to hit the zombie hero directly as much as possible, especially during the late game. 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 to take out the zombie directly.

Spudow, however, lacks easy ways to draw cards, since only Gardening Gloves and Petal-Morphosis can draw more cards for Spudow. Opponents can drain his cards and win from there, so Spudow needs to keep an eye on the cards in his hand.


Like what Dr. Zomboss stated when Spudow is first fought against, you would want to defeat him quickly as he becomes 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 plants with little to no strength easily. If the late game occurs, you might want to prepare tricks such as Rocket Science to dispose of his high strength plants.

Strategy decks

Main article: Community-built decks/Spudow
SpudowH Moving Day

PvZH Kabloom Icon PvZH Guardian Icon
Position your Plants to do the most damage possible! Use Gardening Gloves to place Poison Oak where he can unleash his Anti-Hero power, and be sure to trick the Zombies into waking up Hibernating Beary.
Blooming HeartH x4 Poison MushroomH x4 Berry BlastH x4 Gardening GlovesH x4 Grave BusterH x2
Hibernating BearyH x4 Poison IvyH x4 GuacodileH x4 BluesberryH x3 Cherry BombH x1
Poison OakH x4 Kernel CornH x2

SpudowH Pineclones Wars

PvZH Kabloom Icon PvZH Guardian Icon
Get your Nuts into the fight fast then give them a boost with Spineapple and Berry Angry, or turn them into a pack of pesky Pineclones instead. Meanwhile, call on Doom-Shroom to make the Zombies go boom!
Potato MineH x1 Shroom for TwoH x4 Wall-NutH x4 Water ChestnutH x4 Berry AngryH x3
SpineappleH x4 Pair of PearsH x4 PinecloneH x4 Doom-ShroomH x3 Tough BeetsH x3
Poppin' PoppiesH x4 Wall-Nut BowlingH x2

SpudowH Berry Powerful

PvZH Kabloom Icon PvZH Guardian Icon
Sergeant Strongberry leads your Berries into battle with this berry powerful Strategy Deck. Dandy Lion King chew up the Zombie Hero's Health quickly while Grapes of Wrath deliver a decisive victory.
Blooming HeartH x4 Berry BlastH x4 Jugger-NutH x1 Wild BerryH x4 Hibernating BearyH x3
Poison IvyH x2 Sergeant StrongberryH x4 Sour GrapesH x4 BluesberryH x4 Cherry BombH x2
Dandy Lion KingH x4 Grapes of WrathH x4


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  • Spudow has a color scheme that no other Potato Mine in the franchise has, excluding Hothead.
  • His description is a gag to how Spudow uses his signature superpower, Tater Toss, in which 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 is one of the two plant heroes to have unique battle themes. His theme is a remix of the collection screen.
  • Spudow and Nightcap have 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 one shows a Poncho Zombie instead.
  • His eyes are similar to the Potato Mine's from Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare.
    • He also has the trait of buck teeth shared with every rendition of the Potato Mine throughout the games.
  • The name of Spudow's Super-Rare Strategy Deck is a reference to the Clone Wars, an event depicted in the Star Wars canon as well as the animated film and cartoon series of the same name.
  • His versus panel image resembles the captain from Wall-E.

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