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Bombard-mint is a Power Mint plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2. When planted, she sets off three explosions on open tiles, with the number of explosions increasing as she is upgraded. She can boost Bombard-mint Family plants by increasing their damage and other stats, increasing the effect of their abilities.

Bombard-mint Family plants include:

Like other Power Mints, she cannot be imitated or affected by other mints. After 6 seconds, Bombard-mint will disappear.

Bombard-mint can be obtained with 100 mints from the Store while she is available.

Origins

Mint(real)

Bombard-mint’s name is a portmanteau of the words “bombardment,” the act of bombarding, referring to her ability to create explosions and “mint,” the real-life plant on which she is based.

The last part of her Almanac entry is a reference to a line from the 1979 film Apocalypse Now, "I love the smell of napalm in the morning. It smells like... VICTORY," which is said by Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore. It was popular among the film's community up to the point where it became an internet meme.

Almanac entry

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

Bombard-mint

SUN COST: 0
RECHARGE: 85

DURATION: 6
EXPLOSIONS: 3

FAMILY: Bombard-mint

Bombard-mints set off a number of explosions on the board and provide a temporary boost to all Bombard-mint Family plants on the lawn.

Bombard-mint Family plants:

Bombegranate
Cherry Bomb
Escape Root
Explode-O-Nut
Grapeshot
Potato Mine
Primal Potato Mine
Strawburst

"Explosions are fun," says Bombard-mint with an impish twinkle in her eye. "In the context of eliminating zombies, a cascade of detonations not only clears much of the board, but leaves a lovely fragrance in its wake. It smells like... victory."

Bombard-mint boosts

When boosted by Bombard-mint, the following plants receive the following effects:

  • Bombegranate will do an additional 2400 DPS, and its seeds will do an additional 600 DPS.
  • Cherry Bomb will do an additional 2400 DPS.
  • Escape Root's arm time will be reduced to 5 seconds, and all of its explosions will do an additional 2400 DPS.
  • Explode-O-Nut's Plant Food shield can absorb an additional 8000 DPS, and its explosion will do an additional 2400 DPS.
  • Grapeshot's explosion will do an additional 2400 DPS.
  • Potato Mine's arm time is reduced to 1 second, its damage is increased by 2400, and it'll launch 5 copies from its Plant Food regardless of level.
  • Primal Potato Mine's arm time is reduced to 2 seconds (1 second starting at level 8), and its damage is increased by 3200 DPS.
  • Strawburst will revive one second after being used, and it'll only take one second to grow between stages. Over all, it takes Strawburst 3 seconds to grow back to full stage after being fired while boosted.

Level upgrades

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

Level Seed Packets Upgrades
Sun Cost Recharge Duration Toughness Explosions
1 0 0 85 seconds 6 seconds 300 dps Three
2 100 80 seconds 7 seconds 350 dps
3 150 80 seconds 8 seconds 400 dps
4 200 75 seconds 9 seconds 450 dps Four
5 300 75 seconds 10 seconds 550 dps
6 400 75 seconds 11 seconds 600 dps
7 500 70 seconds 12 seconds 650 dps Five
8 600 70 seconds 13 seconds 700 dps
9 800 70 seconds 14 seconds 800 dps
10 1,000 60 seconds 15 seconds 900 dps Six

Strategies

Bombard-mint is a fantastic plant both by herself and when boosting other plants. Bombard-mint's primary effect creates three explosion on the lawn at level 1, making her a fantastic choice during large waves of zombies. Boosted plants in Bombard-mint's family are also very effective as plants such as Cherry Bomb, Explode-O-Nut, and Primal Potato Mine can instantly destroy Gargantuars with one explosion, while Grapeshot and Bombegranate receive extra boosts to their grapes and seeds respectively.

Bombard-mint can be planted as soon as the first zombie appears to allow for more time to farm sun in the beginning of a level, while also not slowing down zombie spawn rates in Battlez.

Keep in mind that Bombard-Mint's explosions cannot occur on tiles that cannot be planted on. This can easily hamper her performance if there are obstacles such as mold colonies or water present. Bringing a boosted Lily Pad is recommended if you intend to use her in Big Wave Beach.

It is ill-advised to being Bombard-mint into levels where you cannot lose any plants, as she will disappear after a while, and most of her family consists of single-use plants, making these strategies very ineffective on these levels.

Gallery

Videos

Trivia

  • She reuses Cherry Bomb's explosion, complete with the "CHA-BOOF!" sound effect.
  • She is mistakenly referred as male in the inbox.
  • Despite being an explosive plant, Jalapeno is not in Bombard-mint's family. This is because he leaves fire behind, and thus is part of Pepper-mint's family.

See also

V · T · E
Plants
Plants vs. Zombies 2
Player's House Peashooter · Sunflower · Wall-nut · Potato Mine · Cabbage-pult
Ancient Egypt Bloomerang · Iceberg Lettuce · Grave Buster · Bonk Choy · Repeater · Twin Sunflower
Pirate Seas Kernel-pult · Snapdragon · Spikeweed · Spring Bean · Coconut Cannon · Threepeater · Spikerock · Cherry Bomb
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
Far Future Laser Bean · Blover · Citron · E.M.Peach · Infi-nut · Magnifying Grass · Tile Turnip
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
Jurassic Marsh Primal Peashooter · Primal Wall-nut · Perfume-shroom · Primal Sunflower · Primal Potato Mine
Big Wave Beach Lily Pad · Tangle Kelp · Bowling Bulb · Guacodile · Banana Launcher
Modern Day Moonflower · Nightshade · Shadow-shroom · Dusk Lobber · Grimrose
Premium
Money Snow Pea · Power Lily · Torchwood · Imitater · Starfruit · Chomper · Dandelion · Toadstool · Strawburst · Cactus · Electric Blueberry · Jack O' Lantern · Grapeshot · Cold Snapdragon · Blooming Heart · Escape Root · Gold Bloom · Wasabi Whip · Explode-O-Nut · Kiwibeast · Bombegranate · Apple Mortar · Witch Hazel · Parsnip · Missile Toe · Hot Date · Caulipower · Electric Peashooter · Solar Tomato · Holly Barrier
Gems Squash · Jalapeno · Hypno-shroom · Pea-nut · Homing Thistle · Ghost Pepper · Sweet Potato · Sap-fling · Hurrikale · Fire Peashooter · Lava Guava · Shrinking Violet · Electric Currant · Aloe
Mints Fila-mint · Pepper-mint · Winter-mint · Reinforce-mint · Bombard-mint · Ail-mint · Enchant-mint · Contain-mint · Enforce-mint · Arma-mint · Conceal-mint · Spear-mint · Appease-mint
Seed packets Shadow Peashooter · Goo Peashooter · Sling Pea · Snap Pea · Zoybean Pod · Electrici-tea · Dazey Chain · Enlighten-mint
Others Marigold

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