This item is only obtainable during certain events. However, it can still be used if you have already obtained it. It is currently not available.

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 increasing the effectiveness 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.



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.




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:

Cherry Bomb
Escape Root
Potato Mine
Primal Potato Mine

"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 arming time will be reduced to 5 seconds, and its explosion damage is increased to 2400 DPS (Potato Mine) / 2400 DPS (Cherry Bomb) / 2400 DPS (Grapeshot) / 3200 DPS (Primal Potato Mine). Bombard-mint will do nothing if Escape Root is at level 10.
  • Explode-O-Nut's Plant Food shield HP is increased to 8000 DPS, and its explosion damage is increased to 2400 DPS. Bombard-mint will do nothing if Explode-O-Nut at level 10.
  • Grapeshot's explosion will do an additional 2400 DPS.
  • Potato Mine's arming time is reduced to 1 second, it'll launch 5 copies from its Plant Food regardless of level, and its explosion damage is increased to 2400 DPS.
  • Primal Potato Mine's arming time is reduced to 2 seconds (1 second starting at level 8), and its explosion damage is increased to 3200 DPS.
  • Strawburst will revive one second after being used, and it'll only take one second to grow between stages. Overall, it takes Strawburst 3 seconds to grow back to full stage after being fired while boosted.
  • Explode-o-Vine's explosions will do an additional 2400 DPS, and his explosions will knock zombies back for about 3 tiles in a larger area

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


Bombard-mint is a fantastic plant both by herself and when boosting other plants. Bombard-mint's primary effect creates three explosions 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 and Explode-O-Nut can instantly destroy Gargantuars with one explosion, while Bombegranate receives extra boosts to her seeds.

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 Arena. But avoid using this plant in Arena if it is Bruisez since its explosion would be weak and the boost would not help at all.

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.


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  • She reuses Cherry Bomb's explosion, complete with the "CHA-BOOF!" sound effect.
  • She is mistakenly referred to 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.
  • Bombard-mint's Almanac entry is a reference to the famous quote "it smells like... victory" in Apocalypse Now.

See also

V · T · E
Plants (Tower defense)
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
Money Snow Pea · Power Lily · Imitater · Chomper · Sweet Potato · Toadstool · Strawburst · Cactus · Electric Blueberry · Jack O' Lantern · Grapeshot · Cold Snapdragon · Escape Root · Gold Bloom · Wasabi Whip · Kiwibeast · Apple Mortar · Witch Hazel · Parsnip · Missile Toe · Caulipower · Electric Peashooter · Holly Barrier
Gems Squash · Jalapeno · Hypno-shroom · Pea-nut · Homing Thistle · Ghost Pepper · Sap-fling · Hurrikale · Fire Peashooter · Lava Guava · Shrinking Violet · Electric Currant
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 Torchwood · Starfruit · Dandelion · Blooming Heart · Bombegranate · Explode-O-Nut · Aloe · Hot Date · Solar Tomato · Enlighten-mint · Shadow Peashooter · Goo Peashooter · Sling Pea · Snap Pea · Zoybean Pod · Electrici-tea · Dazey Chain · Blastberry Vine · Pokra · Imp Pear · Pyre Vine · Pumpkin · Ice Bloom · Dartichoke · Ultomato · Gumnut · Shine Vine · Tumbleweed · Olive Pit · Puffball · Explode-o-Vine · Murkadamia Nut · Turkey-pult · Boingsetta · Stickybomb Rice · Hocus Crocus · Headbutter Lettuce
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