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This item is available only during certain events, and cannot always be obtained in-game. However, it can still be used if you have already obtained it. It is currently not available.

Ail-mint is a Power Mint plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2. When planted, it will poison all zombies on the board. It can also boost Ail-mint Family plants by increasing the effect of their abilities, whilst also boosting their toughness, damage and more whilst it is on the lawn.

Ail-mint Family plants include:

Like other Power Mints, it cannot be imitated or affected by other mints. After 11 seconds, Ail-mint will disappear.

Ail-mint can be obtained with 100 mints in the Store when it is available.

Origins

Mint(real)

Ail-mint is based on the "Lamiaceae" (also known as "mint").

Ail-mint's name is a pun on the word "ailment," meaning "an illness, typically a minor one." This is a reference to it boosting plants that plague zombies with harmful effects or use spores or fumes (which may or may not be toxic, but last a long time in the air nonetheless).

Almanac entry

Note: The stats shown below only apply to Level 1.

Ail-mint

SUN COST: 0
RECHARGE: 85

DURATION: 11
FAMILY: Ail-mint

Ail-mints poison all zombies when planted and provide a temporary boost to all Ail-mint Family plants on the lawn.

Ail-mint Family plants:

Blooming Heart
Chili Bean
Fume-shroom
Garlic
Goo Peashooter
Perfume-shroom
Puff-shroom
Spore-shroom

Ail-mint is quick to state that poison should not be taken internally. Or externally, for that matter. Really, just leave it alone. It's poison!

Ail-mint boosts

While boosted by Ail-mint, the following plants gain the following effects.

  • Blooming Heart will do an additional 120 DPS.
  • Chili Bean's stun duration is increased by 12 seconds, and he creates ten duplicates with his Plant Food effect regardless of his level.
  • Fume-shroom will do an additional 120 DPS, and its Plant Food effect will do an additional 2900 DPS over the duration.
  • Garlic can absorb an additional 1200 DPS.
  • Goo Peashooter's pea does an additional 75 DPS. Additionally, its poison will do an additional 4 damage per stack, and its Plant Food effect does an additional 132 DPS per tick.
  • Puff-shroom will do an additional 110 DPS with its spores, it's Plant Food effect will do an additional 30 DPS per spore, and an extra 2 minutes will be added on to its lifespan.
  • Spore-shroom's damage will increase by 120 DPS, and its Plant Food effect will do an additional 2800 DPS.

Upgrades

Level upgrades

Note that Ail-mint's recharge is 30 seconds shorter during the Improve-mint event.

Level Seed Packets Upgrades
Sun Cost Recharge Duration Toughness Poison Duration Poison Damage
1 0 0 85 seconds 11 seconds 100000 dps 12 seconds 50 dps
2 100 80 seconds 12 seconds 11 seconds 64 dps
3 150 80 seconds 13 seconds 10 seconds 80 dps
4 200 75 seconds 14 seconds 9 seconds 100 dps
5 300 75 seconds 15 seconds 8 seconds 125 dps
6 400 75 seconds 16 seconds 7 seconds 157 dps
7 500 70 seconds 17 seconds 6 seconds 200 dps
8 600 70 seconds 18 seconds 5 seconds 260 dps
9 800 70 seconds 19 seconds 4 seconds 350 dps
10 1,000 60 seconds 20 seconds 3 seconds 500 dps

Strategies

Ail-mint by itself is a fantastic plant, as its ability poisons all zombies on screen when planted, which can very easily defeat all zombies on screen. Ail-mint's plant family is generally pretty weak, but there are a few plants that are effective, especially when boosted, including Fume-shroom, Spore-shroom, and Goo Peashooter. When boosted, these plants can easily wipe out large hordes of zombies, especially when combined with Ail-mint's poison effect.

Ail-mint isn't quite as effective in Far Future because of the high health of the zombies there, making them take a while to defeat.

Remember that it's not advised to bring Power Mints into "Don't lose more than X plants" levels, as it will disappear after a while.

Gallery

Trivia

  • It has the longest duration of all the mints, tying with Enchant-mint.

See also

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Wild West Split Pea · Chili Bean · Pea Pod · Lightning Reed · Melon-pult · Tall-nut · Winter Melon
Frostbite Caves Hot Potato · Pepper-pult · Chard Guard · Stunion · Rotobaga
Lost City Red Stinger · A.K.E.E. · Endurian · Stallia · Gold Leaf
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Dark Ages Sun-shroom · Puff-shroom · Fume-shroom · Sun Bean · Magnet-shroom
Neon Mixtape Tour Phat Beet · Celery Stalker · Thyme Warp · Garlic · Spore-shroom · Intensive Carrot
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