Big Stump is a plant boss in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2. Its appearance is similar to the Giga Torchwood, except its head is not on fire and its right arm is a club-like weapon, which it uses as a melee weapon. It could be considered the Gargantuar of the Plant side.


Sound Description
Super Boss Wave Music
Cutscene Audio


  • Club Slam: Big Stump raises, and then slams its club arm on the ground near the player or another zombie, damaging and knocking back all zombies caught in the radius of its smash.
  • Bark Throw: Big Stump rips a chunk of bark off its head and throws it at a player, damaging and slightly knocking them back.
  • Charge Slam: Big Stump charges at the player or other zombies and smashes the ground near them with its club, damaging and knocking back all zombies caught in the radius of its smash.
  • Inhale: Big Stump stands still, opens his mouth, and begins inhaling a lot of air, sucking zombies towards itself. This deals no damage, fortunately.

Super Big Stump Wave

When 3 slots land on the Big Stump icon, a super Big Stump wave will occur. Big Stump emerges from the ground in a cutscene, growling and slamming his club hand like a fist on his other hand. During a Big Stump wave, Rock Peas and Petrified Cactus replace regular hero plants over to the spawning of multiple armored Weeds.


Stay away from this Boss as much as possible if you have low health. At close range, it is a great threat. It can disrupt attacks like Super Brainz' Turbo Twister or the Engineer on its Big Bolt Blaster. Its Club Slam, Bark Throw, and Charge Slam all do high damage. Long ranged zombies, such as Captain Deadbeard, Foot Soldier, Golf Star, or Painter, are extremely useful, as they can attack without fear of the Club Slam. However, they must be wary of his Bark Throw attack, which deals heavy damage at most ranges.

Another way that you can deal with a Big Stump is to play as an Engineer, as use your Big Bolt Blaster from a range. This can quickly take out a Big Stump, as well as most other Plant bosses, but try to land as many hits, especially hits on his face where they will do critical damage, as you can as quickly as you can on the Big Stump, because every one of his abilities do knockback to zombies and will knock you off of your Big Bolt Blaster, and then you will have to wait for it to recharge. Even if you are too far for a Big Stump to knock you off your Big Bolt Blaster with his Club Slam, he can still knock you off with his Bark Throw, which also deals slight knockback, or he can quickly close the distance with his Charge Slam, and then slam his club to knock you off. Because of this, it is recommended to have another zombie distract the Big Stump while you pound away at him with your Big Bolt Blaster, if possible.

If you have a team with you, try to have a heavy character like Super Brainz or All-Star distract the boss while everyone else stays at range to deal damage. If possible, try to have a Scientist healing the heavy simultaneously. This is easiest with the Heal Beam of Science and Mega Heal Bomb.



  • For the plant side, there is a quest where the player has to escort a Big Stump named Grumpy Stumpy back to its home.
  • On the image that can be seen in the text rectangle of a recently played game on the Xbox One, the player can see the image of a Big Stump from a trailer smashing towards the camera, but he has fire on his head, like the Giga Torchwood, and unlike his appearance in-game.
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Plants (Shooter games)
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Peashooter Fire Pea · Ice Pea · Toxic Pea · Commando Pea · Agent Pea · Law Pea · Plasma Pea · Rock Pea · Electro Pea
Sunflower Mystic Flower · Power Flower · Fire Flower · Shadow Flower · Metal Petal · Sun Pharaoh · Alien Flower · Vampire Flower · Stuffy Flower
Chomper Hot Rod Chomper · Toxic Chomper · Fire Chomper · Power Chomper · Count Chompula · Armor Chomper · Chomp Thing · Yeti Chomper · Disco Chomper · Unicorn Chomper · Twilight Chomper
Cactus Camo Cactus · Fire Cactus · Ice Cactus · Power Cactus · Future Cactus · Bandit Cactus · Jade Cactus · Zen Cactus · Petrified Cactus
Citron Frozen Citron · Electro Citron · Iron Citron · Party Citron · Toxic Citron
Rose Druid Rose · Fire Rose · Frost Rose · Party Rose · Nec'Rose
Kernel Corn BBQ Corn · Mob Cob · Pops Corn · Party Corn · Commando Corn
Other Torchwood · Junkasaurus
Peashooter Chili Bean Bomb · Pea Gatling · Hyper · Sombrero Bean Bomb · Retro Gatling · Super Pea Jump · Dark Bean Bomb · Bling Gatling
Sunflower Heal Beam · Sunbeam · Heal Flower · Rainbow Heal Beam · Solar Flare Beam · Dark Flower · Rainbow Flower
Chomper Goop · Burrow · Spikeweed · Super Sticky Goop · Sprint Burrow · Spiky Spikeweed · Chomp Cannon · Vampweed · Rainbow Warp · Twilight Warp
Cactus Potato Mine · Garlic Drone · Tallnut Battlement · Potato Nugget Mine · Artichoke Drone · Iron Maiden · Pizzazzling Potato Mine · Red Artichoke · Bling Maiden · Dark Garlic Drone
Assault Mode EMPeach · Citron Ball · Peel Shield · Party Citron Ball · Mood Shield
Citron Ball Hyper Ball · Assault Mode · Spin Dash
Rose Time Snare · Arcane Enigma · Goatify · Arcane Lotus · Psychedelic Goat
Kernel Corn Butter Barrage · Husk Hop · Shuck Shot · Bigger Better Butter · Multi-Shuck
Torchwood Blazin' Blast · Smoldering Madness · Leaf Shield
Junkasaurus Charge of Insanity · Epic Mega Blast · Spin Override · Super Heavy Hornblast
Spawnable Plants
Weeds Pumpkin Weed · Terracotta Weed · Leaf Shield Weed · Wood Shield Weed · Vase Weed · Porcelain Vase Weed · Heal Weed · Flag Weed · Dandelion Weed · Hypno-shroom
Grow-a-Pot Bonk Choy · Pea Cannon · Gatling Pea · Lightning Reed · Scaredy-shroom · Fume-shroom · Goop-shroom · Doom-shroom · Ice-shroom · Toxic Gloom-shroom · Bamboo Shoot · Snap Dragon · Heal Flower
Bosses Giga Torchwood · Super Bean · Sunflower Queen · Big Stump · Marigold · Squash · Royal Hypno-Flower · Spooky Squash
Others Agent Citron · Agent Rose · Agent Corn · Assistant Manager Bitey · Crystal Guardian · Tallnut · Tallnut Cannon
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