He fires boomerangs that can hit up to three targets twice every 2.85-3 seconds. He is the first new plant that is introduced in the second game.
- 1 About
- 2 Almanac entry
- 3 Upgrades
- 4 Strategies
- 5 Gallery
- 6 Trivia
- For more information about this character, see Bloomerang.
Bloomerang is the first new plant the player receives in Plants vs. Zombies 2. He fires boomerang petals down his lane that can hit up to three targets twice (once when it moves forward and once when it returns.) It fires every 3 seconds.
He is introduced to the player as a counter against Camel Zombies, as they typically arrive in groups of three and can absorb more damage than standard zombies. Bloomerang is also able to pierce the shields of zombies such as Shield Zombie and Excavator Zombie, allowing them to be damaged without having to remove their shields.
Note: The stats shown below only apply to Level 1.
SUN COST: 175
PLANT FOOD POWER: Duration
Bloomerangs can hit up to three targets in their lane, twice each coming and going!
Special: can hit up to 3 targets, with two hits each
As the first new member to your home defense team, Bloomerang enjoys long walkabouts with his friend, Koala Bear, and listening to his Bob Barley albums out back.
Plants vs. Zombies 2
Plant Food effect
When Bloomerang is given Plant Food, he hurls 16 boomerangs in a plus-shape pattern which return and hits the zombies again in a similar pattern it had when they were first released on the zombies.
When costumed Bloomerang is given Plant Food, he hurls ten giant boomerangs in a cross-shape pattern which do double the damage.
When boosted by Spear-mint, Bloomerang's boomerangs do an additional 100 DPS, the amount of zombies his boomerang can hit before returning is increased by six, and the projectile count during his Plant Food effect is increased by sixteen.
|Damage per projectile
|Plant Food Power|
|1||0||0||175||5 seconds||300 dps||20 dps||Normal||3 targets||16 projectiles|
|2||3||50||175||4.5 seconds||350 dps||25 dps||3 targets||18 projectiles|
|3||10||200||150||4.5 seconds||400 dps||30 dps||3 targets||18 projectiles|
|4||25||1,500||150||4.5 seconds||450 dps||35 dps||3 targets||20 projectiles|
|5||50||2,000||150||4 seconds||500 dps||40 dps||+1.4x||3 targets||20 projectiles|
|6||75||3,000||150||4 seconds||550 dps||45 dps||3 targets||20 projectiles|
|7||100||4,000||150||3.5 seconds||600 dps||50 dps||3 targets||22 projectiles|
|8||125||5,000||125||3.5 seconds||650 dps||55 dps||3 targets||22 projectiles|
|9||175||6,000||125||3.5 seconds||700 dps||60 dps||4 targets||22 projectiles|
|10||225||8,000||125||3.5 seconds||750 dps||65 dps||4 targets||24 projectiles|
|11||300||10,000||125||3 seconds||800 dps||70 dps||4 targets||24 projectiles|
|12||350||15,000||125||3 seconds||850 dps||75 dps||4 targets||26 projectiles|
|13||350||20,000||100||3 seconds||900 dps||80 dps||+1.9x||4 targets||26 projectiles|
|14||400||25,000||100||3 seconds||85 dps||4 targets||28 projectiles|
|15||450||30,000||100||3 seconds||90 dps||5 targets||28 projectiles|
|16||500||35,000||100||2.5 seconds||95 dps||5 targets||28 projectiles|
|17||550||40,000||100||2.5 seconds||100 dps||5 targets||30 projectiles|
|18||600||45,000||75||2.5 seconds||100 dps||5 targets||30 projectiles|
|19||700||50,000||75||2.5 seconds||100 dps||6 targets||30 projectiles|
|20||800||55,000||75||2 seconds||100 dps||6 targets||32 projectiles|
- Chance to Boost
- Damage Pierce
Plants vs. Zombies Online
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Bloomerang will be the first plant available to the player that can hit multiple targets. It is an effective tool to fight Camel Zombies and clean up multiple tombstones in early levels. Unfortunately, it becomes obsolete very quickly, due to Laser Bean, Fume-shroom, A.K.E.E., and Cactus; all of which possess the ability to hit more than three targets, can deal greater damage, and/or attack more quickly and are better suited for the jobs Bloomerang is designed for.
- Laser Bean can hit all zombies in his lane but at the cost of 25 more sun.
- Fume-Shroom can hit all zombies 4 tiles in front of it, at the cost of 50 less sun.
- A.K.E.E. can lob shots over obstacles.
- Cactus, while not as powerful as Fume-Shroom, can damage zombies like a Spikeweed when confronted close by a zombie.
However, most of these plants come in much later worlds compared to him. He is also easier to level up, requiring less seed packets than other plants and having a higher maximum level.
Bloomerang can be used to fight Zombie Chickens and Ice Weasels, as he can hit up to three targets at once and will have slightly less trouble than other projectile plants, though his slow attack speed can often leave him overwhelmed. His boomerangs can bypass Shield Zombie's shield, so Bloomerang can prove to be, to some extent, effective in the Far Future. This same advantage allows him to fight both the Excavator Zombies and Parasol Zombies of the Lost City, although not as effectively as other multiple target plants. Bloomerang also, despite having returnable projectiles (i.e. Jester Zombies) he still can catch them, making it a good front line attacker when jesters are on the lawn, and can draw them in for melee plants to attack them. However, its probably better to just kill them completely with Laser Bean or Fume-shroom.
Plants vs. Zombies Wiki has a gallery for Bloomerang.
- If the player looks closely, they will see that he has nine boomerangs. He retains all nine even after throwing one, using Plant Food, or catching a returning boomerang which is odd due to the fact that when given Plant Food he shoots sixty-four boomerangs.
- When Bloomerang attacks tombstones in Ancient Egypt, the tombstones glow a red color.
- He is one of the six plants seen in the trailer of Plants vs. Zombies 2 while fighting the zombies, the other five are Bonk Choy, Pea Pod, Peashooter, Wall-nut, and Sunflower.
- He has many references to Australia and Jamaica.
- The projectile is based on the Boomerang, a hunting weapon originally used by ancient Aborigines in Australia.
- His friend is a koala, a marsupial native to Australia.
- The Almanac entry contains the phrase "out back." Outback is another term for the remote areas of Australia.
- In Bloomerang's Almanac entry, Bob Barley is a portmanteau of "barley" and Bob Marley, who was a Jamaican reggae musician and songwriter.
- The boomerangs on his head resemble, and have characteristics of dreadlocks, a Jamaican type of hairstyle.
- His costume is the headpiece that Rastafarians commonly wear in Jamaica.
- Jester Zombie, Hammer Zombie and Nunchaku Zombie can all deflect its boomerang, but instead of taking damage from the boomerang, Bloomerang will grab it, nullifying the damage.
- If he throws a boomerang, and the player digs him up, the boomerang with travel back off the screen and hit any zombies it passes. It cannot be deflected by Jester Zombies if this happens.
- In Wild West, a Bloomerang on minecart and rail can hit Prospector Zombies coming from behind if they are moved to another lane after throwing his boomerang forward. As Bloomerang cannot catch the returning boomerang, it will hit any zombies behind.
- In the Chinese version, he is guaranteed to be unlocked when the player completes the tutorial of the Lottery System as the first thing gotten from a chest.
- In the previous versions of the Chinese version, Bloomerang did not catch his boomerangs, allowing him to hit zombies behind him.
- This, however, can be done in the international version of Plants vs. Zombies 2 if there is a zombie behind Bloomerang, such as a Prospector Zombie, as he will not collect his thrown boomerang and instead let it travel back and hit that zombie. This can only be done if the boomerang that was thrown hadn't hit 3 (or more, level-wise) targets yet, in which case it would travel back, hit zombies until it had hit 3 targets, then travel off the screen.
- In the Chinese version, Bloomerang is the second plant that can have a sun cost not being a multiple of 25. However, this only works if the player plants a second one which is level 2 or up on the lawn.
- Nightshade resembles this plant in terms of appearance.