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Acorn is a playable plant class in Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville and is the plant equivalent of the Space Cadet. He is a PvZ BfN Defend Class Icon Defend class who specializes in team-ups and group attacks.

He can attack solo and function as a fast moving scout class, transform into an Oak and operate as a slow moving explosive class, or ride on top of an Oak as an Acorn Passenger and function as a playable mounted turret.


In-game description

Acorns work best when they attack in groups. Transform into Oak, and load up with Acorn passengers who'll get increased firepower and survivability.

Primary Weapons

Shell Shot (Solo)

Short-range rapid-fire weapon.

In-game description

Acorn's primary weapon is the Shell Shot, which rapidly fires wood chunks, each chunk dealing 7 damage each (8 critical). Can fire 45 times before needing to reload.

Treetop Turret (Passenger)

Deal lots of damage or use to suppress enemies.

Acorn Passenger's primary weapon is the Treetop Turret, which fires wood chunks, but each chunk only deals 5 damage (6 critical) and fires at a rate of 800 RPM (rounds per minute). To compensate for the reduced damage, Treetop Turret has infinite ammo. It can't be fired for too long though, as it can overheat (similarly to the All-Star's Football Cannon).


Shell Shot

Basic stats
Damage Rate of fire Reload time Spread rate Projectile speed
4.8 525 RPM 1.3 s 1.65 500 m/s
(1640.42 ft/s)


Left ability
Sap TrapBfN
Sap Trap
Launch a sticky knockback explosive. Press [left button] to detonate.
Center ability
Invoke OakBfN
Invoke Oak
Transform into an Oak. Joinable by up to 3 additional Acorns.
Right ability
Acorn DashBfN
Acorn Dash
Quickly spin in the direction you're moving.

Left ability
Sap TrapBfN
Sap Trap
Launch a sticky knockback explosive. Press [left button] to detonate.
Center ability
Treeject (Acorn)BfN
Leave Oak.
Right ability
Lumber SupportBfN
Lumber Support
Heal yourself and Oak rapidly


Perk Cooldown
Refreshing Revive
Faster refresh time for all abilities by reviving an ally.

Reduces ability cooldown by 30% when a teammate is revived.
Perk Health
Rough Patch
Spawn with more health after suffering multiple vanquishes in a row.

After dying three times in a row, spawn with the maximum amount of overhealth for the currently used class after respawning or being revived.
Perk AreaofEffect
Log Jam
Roll for DamageBfN
Cover larger area with Roll for Damage.

Increases Roll for Damage's area coverage by 75%.
Perk Utility
Super Sap TrapBfN
Slow enemies who are near Super Sap Trap.
Perk Knockback
Natural 20
Roll for DamageBfN
Knock enemy away when hit by Roll for Damage ability.
Perk Health
Best Defense
Perk RoleIcon Defend
Briefly reduce incoming damage by earning a critical vanquish. Can stack 3 times.

Reduces incoming damage by 15% for 5 seconds upon vanquishing an enemy. Stacks up to 2 times for a total of 30% damage resistance.
Perk Ammo
Little Friend
Hold more Shell Shot and Wood Grief ammo. Treetop Turret overheats more slowly.

Increases Shell Shot ammo to 50 rounds and Wood Grief ammo to 14 rounds.
Perk Health
Health Regeneration
Perk RoleIcon Defend
Faster health regeneration.

Doubles health regeneration rate.
Perk Health
Health Regeneration Delay
Perk RoleIcon Defend
Reduced time between taking damage and when health regeneration activates.

Reduces the time required to start health regeneration by half.
Perk Knockback
Slap Back
Sap TrapBfN
Knock enemies farther away with Acorn's Sap Trap.
Perk Cooldown
Critical Blow
Faster refresh time for all abilities by earning a critical vanquish.

Reduces ability cooldown by 3 seconds upon critically vanquishing an enemy.
Perk Ammo
Acorn DashBfN
Gain ammo for Shell Shot weapon by using Acorn Dash ability.

Adds 16 rounds to Shell Shot upon using the Acorn Dash ability.
Perk Mobility
Perk RoleIcon Defend
Move faster when at low health.

Increases movement speed by 20% upon reaching 20% HP or below.
Perk Health
Increased max health.
Perk Mobility
Move faster, except when sprinting.

Increases walking speed by 12.9032%
Perk Cooldown
Sap TrapBfN
Sap Trap refreshes faster if it doesn't deal any damage.

Reduces the cooldown duration of Sap Trap to 11.75 seconds if it does not hit an enemy.
Perk Utility
Leveling Up
Earn XP faster.

Earn 10% more XP.
Perk Health
Party Supplies
Lumber SupportBfN
Heal yourself and the Oak at faster rate with Lumber Support.

Heals yourself at a rate of 16.667 HP per 0.1 seconds for 0.8 seconds and the Oak at a rate of 40 HP per 0.1 seconds for 0.5 seconds.
Perk Ammo
Nutty Feedback
Gain ammo for Shell Shot by dealing damage.
Perk Mobility
Adrenaline Rush
Perk RoleIcon Defend
Move faster for a short time by earning a vanquish.

Increases movement speed by 55% for 3 seconds upon vanquishing an enemy.

Related achievement

Going Totally NutsBfN
Going Totally Nuts
Earn 200 vanquishes as an Acorn.



As an Acorn Passenger, you can make an Oak much more dangerous. He can attack zombies that the Oak is ignoring or add up extra firepower against the same target. Use Lumber Support to keep an Oak in the fight longer. Getting three Passengers on a single Oak can make the Oak a lot tankier.

However this doesn't make you invincible. Acorns can take damage while riding an Oak and even be vanquished before the Oak itself. Make sure to use your Lumber Support to heal yourself as well as Oak so you can keep riding and supporting it.


Tips & Tricks

Balancing changes

October 2019 Patch

  • Shell Shot's damage increased from 3.89 to 4.8.
  • Shell Shot's bullet spread rate decreased from 1.8 to 1.65.
  • Treetop Turret's damage increased from 2.04 to 3.25.
  • Treetop Turret's rate of fire decreased from 1000 RPM to 800 RPM.
  • Treetop Turret's overheat rate decreased from 0.2 to 0.18.

December 3, 2019 TTK patch

  • Increase Shell Shot damage 4.8->6.6
  • Increase Shell Shot projectile speed post drag period 250->350
  • Decrease Shell Shot projectile spread when jumping
  • Decrease Shell Shot recoil when moving
  • Decrease Shell Shot recoil when aiming
  • Increased Shell Shot ammo 40->45
  • Treetop Turret damage increased 3.25->4.6
  • Increase Treetop Turret heat dissipate rate 0.4->0.66
  • Decrease Treetop Turret overheat penalty 2.0->0.75
  • Reduce Sap Trap ability refresh time 15->9
  • Increase Sap Trap splash damage 60 ->65

January 2020 patch

  • Decreased velocity of Shell Shot
    • Decreased projectile speed from 500 m/s (1640.42 ft/s) to 390 m/s (1279.53 ft/s)
  • Fixed flight path and increased initial velocity of Sap Trap
    • Removed projectile spawn bone offset
    • Forced projectile spawn to camera
    • Decreased upward projectile speed from 4.5 m/s (14.76 ft/s) to 2.5 m/s (8.2 ft/s)
    • Increased forward projectile speed from 30 m/s (98.43 ft/s) to 50 m/s (164.04 ft/s)




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