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The official name of this plant is Ampthurium. However, a literal translation can be found in its infobox. The official name is to be used on all pages that refer to this plant.

Ampthurium (电离红掌; pinyin: diànlí hóng zhǎng) is the third plant obtained in Sky City in the Chinese version of Plants vs. Zombies 2. They fire electrical balls at zombies. They also absorb the lightning that strikes during gameplay of Sky City, removing the positive or negative charge from plants in 3x3 area and unleashing a powerful attack using that lightning. They are an environment modifier.

Origins

Anthuriums

Ampthurium are based on anthurium.

Their name comes from "anthurium", the real-life plant they're based on and "amp", short of ampere.

Almanac entry

电离红掌 (Ampthurium)
Sun cost: 150

DAMAGE: Moderate
RANGE: Straight
RECHARGE: Mediocre

电离红掌能吸收闪申并攻击前方僵尸。

特点:吸收周围植物身上的闪电效果
植物特征:红色植物、十万伏特、双胞兄弟
不要为电离红掌中和正负电荷的能力而感到惊讶,看看兄弟俩全部都是满分的物理试卷你就明白了。但是它俩却始终无法理解对方的想法,比如在选择戴什么颜色的领带、在看纪录片还是电视剧、在去印度餐厅还是中餐厅约会这样的问题上。不过他们也明白,缺了对方,他们谁也不是操纵闪电的天才。

    In English:

    Ampthurium absorbs thunderbolts and attacks in front of zombies.

    Special: It absorbs lightning effect around the body.

    Plant feature: red plant, 100,000 volts, twin brothers

    Don't be surprised by Ampthurium's positive and negative electrical knowledge, just look at the two brothers' excellent physics exam scores and you will understand. Yet, they could never understand each other, such as choosing which tie to wear; whether to watch a documentary or a drama; or to go to an Indian restaurant or a Chinese restaurant for a date. At least, they know that without each other, neither of them could wield their electrical charges.

Upgrades

Plant Food effect

When fed with Plant Food, Ampthurium removes charge from all plants who have it and attacks three zombies in front of them with lightning bolts.

Costumed

They summon one lightning bolt in front of them and two lightning bolts on the tiles adjacent to that lightning bolt.

Level upgrade

Level Upgrades Description
LevelIcon2New Ampthurium Upgrade 1
Storage
Ampthurium has 8% chance to use a strong lightning attack.
CombatTrainingIcon
Combat Training
Ampthurium gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
LevelIcon3New Ampthurium Upgrade 2
Energy Lightning
Its chance to use a strong lightning attack is now doubled (16% of initial).
CellActivationIcon
Cell Activation
Ampthurium gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
LevelIcon4New AbilityAwakendIcon
Ability Awaken
Ampthurium may be boosted when planted.
FightingPowerIcon
Fighting Power
Ampthurium gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).

Strategies

This plant is recommended in Sky City because they can remove the electric charges of the plants. However, never rely on their attack because it is very very weak. Their upgrades are also optional, because the main use of Ampthurium is to remove the electric charges. It is also not recommended to use them outside of Sky City.

Gallery

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Trivia

  • They and Ganoderma share several similarities:
    • Their designs are very similar, with two heads that have the same expressions.
    • Their idle animations are very similar to each other's.
    • Neither plant's back head attacks.
  • They are the only plant obtained in Sky City without a flying ability.
  • They are the first plant to have different costumes depending on the version.
    • In the iOS version, they have Wall-nut's Christmas costume.
    • In the Android version, they wear binoculars. However, they still have the iOS costume Puzzle Piece.
    • This also makes them the second Chinese-exclusive plant to have multiple costumes, the first being Aggro Brocco.
  • If the level is over and there is a tombstone in their lane, they will continue to attack the tombstone.
  • Ampthurium has three different English names. This trait is shared with Aspiragus, Board Beans, Cycloque, Lantern Cherry, Saucer Squash, and Spinnapple.
    • Coincidentally, they are all plants from Sky City.
    • Ionization Anthurium is the translation of their Chinese name.
    • Anthurium is the English name given to them in the Sky City trailer.
    • Ampthurium is the official name provided by Colorful Wish, an elite player that works closely with PopCap Shanghai to get better contact with international players.
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