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Plant Boom Balloon Flower to spawn draggable balloon mines.

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Boom Balloon Flower is a manually controlled plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2, introduced in the 8.8.1 update. Boom Balloon Flower is able to launch exploding balloons to any tile on the lawn the player aims them at.

These balloons can be stacked if the player targets the same square (maximum at three) and will explode when zombies get near them in a similar manner to Potato Mine. If there are multiple balloons on a single tile, it will deal more damage to a zombie upon explosion.

Balloons will self-destruct (after 90 seconds) whenever they remain untouched for the duration of the level, this is commonly observed in 4 flag levels in Adventure Mode and in Endless Zones. The balloons usually self-destruct after 2 full flags have passed.

Origins

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Boom Balloon Flower is based on the Platycodon grandiflorus plant, commonly known as the Balloon Flower, a plants native to East Asia named as such due to its balloon shaped flower buds.

Her[1] Plant Food attack, "Doom Balloon"[2] is based on Doom-shroom from the original Plants vs. Zombies, although its design is more reminiscent of its Plants vs. Zombies Heroes appearance.

Almanac entry

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

Boom Balloon Flower

SUN COST: 350
RECHARGE: 5

TOUGHNESS: 300
DAMAGE: 575

PLANT FOOD POWER: Damage
FAMILY: Bombard-mint

Boom Balloon Flowers spawn exploding balloons that can be placed anywhere on the lawn as traps for zombies.

Usage: tap or drag from Boom Balloon Flower to move a balloon to a tile
Boom Balloon Flower's balloons are inflated with hydrogen and aerosolized kerosene. It's an anti-safety measure.


Upgrades

Plant Food effect

Plant Food animation

When given Plant Food, Boom Balloon Flower will spawn a giant Doom-shroom balloon named the "Doom Balloon", then she must recharge. The balloon will explode once it reaches the fifth column, dealing 875 damage to zombies and obstacles.

Bombard-mint effect

When boosted by Bombard-mint, Boom Balloon Flower's balloons will deal an additional 1425 damage per shot, and the Doom Balloon will deal an additional 1725 damage per shot.

Level upgrades

Level Seed Packets Coins Upgrades
Sun Cost Recharge Toughness Damage Firing Rate
Normal* Plant Food
1 0 0 350 5 seconds 300 dps 575 dps 875 dps 3.25 seconds
2 50 325 350 dps 625 dps 925 dps 3 seconds
3 100 300 4.5 seconds 400 dps 675 dps 975 dps 2.75 seconds
4 200 275 450 dps 750 dps 1050 dps 2.5 seconds
5 300 4 seconds 500 dps 825 dps 1125 dps 2.25 seconds
6 400 250 550 dps 925 dps 1225 dps 2 seconds
7 500 3.5 seconds 600 dps 1025 dps 1325 dps 1.75 seconds
8 600 225 650 dps 1150 dps 1450 dps 1.5 seconds
9 800 3 seconds 700 dps 1275 dps 1575 dps 1.25 seconds
10 1,000 200 750 dps 1425 dps 1725 dps 1 second

*Per balloon.

Mastery upgrade

  • Chance to Boost
  • Toughness Bonus

Level Upgrade (China only)

Level Upgrades Description
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Improved Balloons
Decreases the amount of time to generate a balloon by 1 second, and Boom Balloon Flower now costs 50 sun less.
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Combat Training
Boom Balloon Flower gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
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Second Improvement
Doubles the effect of Improved Balloons.
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Cell Activation
Boom Balloon Flower gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
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Ability Awaken
Boom Balloon Flower may be boosted when planted.
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Fighting Power
Boom Balloon Flower gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).
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Balloons of Celebration
Has a chance to generate an 8th anniversary themed balloon that will automatically fly to the nearest zombie and explode, with the explosion having a bigger range than normal.
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Fighting Power
Boom Balloon Flower gains another 50% more attack power and health (300% of initial).


Balance changes

Update 8.8.1

  • Sun cost for levels 4, 6, and 8 reduced from 375, 350, and 325 to 275, 250, and 225 respectively.

Strategies

Due to Boom Balloon Flower's high sun cost, it is advised to have a high sun production before start planting Boom Balloon Flower.

Input-wise, Boom Balloon Flower is very similar to Banana Launcher, Missile Toe and Holly Barrier: the player controls when and where the plant would launch balloon mines at, and she can recharge her balloon mines after launching them. Unless for making a Power Tile combo, it is not wise to plant a lot of (more than ten) Boom Balloon Flowers and use them as the sole attack method due to their high recharge rate that could make the player too busy to spawn mines.

Compared to Banana Launcher and Missile Toe, Boom Balloon Flower's damage is lower, but due to her firing rate, her DPS at level 1 (176.92) is higher than theirs (60). Also it is worth noting that just a level 1 balloon mine can kill a Conehead Zombie.

Boom Balloon Flower's balloons act similarly to Potato Mines. However, her balloons can stay afloat; this means you can place explosive balloons on areas where you usually cannot plant Potato Mines, such as planks and water in Pirate Seas, rising tides in Big Wave Beach, and trap tiles in Lost City. In the latter, the plant will serve as a perfect substitute for Turkey-pult as Turkey-pult's tofu turkeys can trigger both the boulder and fire trap tiles when the turkeys walk over it, killing all plants in that lane, while the floating balloons prevent that from happening. Unlike the Potato Mine, her balloons can also damage airborne zombies.

Her Plant Food attack can be used to thin out all zombies and obstacles in the lawn. It is best to feed Plant Food to the plant when there are large hordes of zombies in multiple lanes. Her Doom Balloon should not be used as a last resort either, as it takes time for the balloon to reach the fifth column and the zombies may have reached the house before the balloon explodes.

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Trivia

  • Before the 8.9.1 update, Boom Balloon Flower shared the same crosshair as Holly Barrier.
  • Boom Balloon Flower is currently one of the few damage dealing plants who lacks Damage Pierce in its Mastery upgrades. Instead, she has Toughness Bonus, therefore she could get bruised even if she reaches Mastery 200.
  • Boom Balloon Flower is currently the only plant to summon a cameo appearance of another plant with its Plant Food ability without actually turning into the plant itself.
    • Boom Balloon Flower is also the only plant whose Plant Food ability is named outside of Plants vs. Zombies 3.
  • At 350 sun, she is the most expensive seed packet plant exceeding that of Stickybomb Rice and Dartichoke.
  • Unlike Banana Launcher, but like Missile Toe, the player cannot control multiple Boom Balloon Flowers at once. If the player tries this, the Boom Balloon Flowers they tapped while controlling the original Boom Balloon Flower will become stuck and unusable.
    • This can be fixed by either digging up the Boom Balloon Flower or by using Plant Food on her.
  • Unlike Banana Launcher and Missile Toe, Boom Balloon Flower can be planted on minecarts. If the player tries this, the minecarts can no longer be moved.

References

See also

V · T · E
Plants (Tower defense)
Plants vs. Zombies
Day Peashooter · Sunflower · Cherry Bomb · Wall-nut · Potato Mine · Snow Pea · Chomper · Repeater
Night Puff-shroom · Sun-shroom · Fume-shroom · Grave Buster · Hypno-shroom · Scaredy-shroom · Ice-shroom · Doom-shroom
Pool Lily Pad · Squash · Threepeater · Tangle Kelp · Jalapeno · Spikeweed · Torchwood · Tall-nut
Fog Sea-shroom · Plantern · Cactus · Blover · Split Pea · Starfruit · Pumpkin · Magnet-shroom
Roof Cabbage-pult · Flower Pot · Kernel-pult · Coffee Bean · Garlic · Umbrella Leaf · Marigold · Melon-pult
Upgrades Gatling Pea · Twin Sunflower · Gloom-shroom · Cattail · Winter Melon · Gold Magnet · Spikerock · Cob Cannon
Others Imitater · Explode-o-nut · Giant Wall-nut · Giant Sunflower · Giant Marigold · Sprout
Plants vs. Zombies: Journey to the West
Heroes Iron Man Nut · Monkey King Peashooter · Pig Squash · Nut Wujing · Monk Flower · Nezha Peashooter
The Zombies Are Coming Peashooter · Sunflower · Cherry Bomb · Wall-nut · Potato Mine · Snow Pea · Chomper · Repeater
Nightfall Puff-shroom · Sun-shroom · Fume-shroom · Grave Buster · Hypno-shroom · Scaredy-shroom · Ice-shroom · Doom-shroom
Backyard Emergency Lily Pad · Squash · Threepeater · Tangle Kelp · Jalapeno · Spikeweed · Torchwood · Tall-nut
Fog Sea-shroom · Plantern · Cactus · Blover · Split Pea · Starfruit · Pumpkin · Magnet-shroom
Roof Battle Cabbage-pult · Flower Pot · Kernel-pult · Coffee Bean · Garlic · Umbrella Leaf · Marigold · Melon-pult
Fight the Sea Demons Oxygen Algae · Sea Starfruit · Bramble Sea Grass
Brave the Dragon's Palace Water Gun Grass
Upgrades Gatling Pea · Twin Sunflower · Gloom-shroom · Cattail · Winter Melon · Gold Magnet · Spikerock · Cob Cannon
Others Imitater · Explode-o-nut · Giant Wall-nut · Electric Anemone · Aggro Brocco · Pomegunate · Carrotillery · Oak Archer · Ghost Pepper · Laser Bean · Dandelion · Snapdragon · Bonk Choy
Plants vs. Zombies: Social Edition
Normal Peashooter · Sunflower · Cherry Bomb · Wall-nut · Potato Mine · Chomper · Repeater · Puff-shroom · Scaredy-shroom · Snow Pea · Sun-shroom · Fume-shroom · Grave Buster · Lily Pad · Squash · Spikeweed · Tangle Kelp · Torchwood · Sea-shroom · Jalapeno · Coffee Bean · Tall-nut · Pumpkin · Magnet-shroom · Blover · Melon-pult · Cactus
Premium Pickled Pepper · Icy Fume-shroom · Fire-shroom · Flamewood · Vine-nut · Gatling Pea · Twin Sunflower · Gloom-shroom · Winter Melon · Super Chomper · Future Star · Calm Chuck
Plants vs. Zombies Adventures
>Normal Peashooter · Sunflower · Aspearagus · Wall-nut · Cherry Bomb · Popcorn · Beet · Snow Pea · Jalapeño · Magnet Plant · Flaming Pea · Shamrock · Bamboo Shoot · Repeater · Chilly Pepper · Twin Sunflower
VIPs Sweet Pea · Beeshooter · Hard-nut · Acespearagus · Power Flower · Beetboxer · Ice Queen Pea · Shamrockstar · Bamboom
Others Trees
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 · Imitater · Chomper · 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
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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 · Headbutter Lettuce · Boingsetta · Stickybomb Rice · Hocus Crocus · Gloom Vine · Draftodil · Boom Balloon Flower · Pea Vine · Inferno · Solar Sage · Power Vine · Noctarine · Heath Seeker · Iceweed
Others Marigold
Plants vs. Zombies 2 (Chinese version)
Ancient Egypt Peashooter · Sunflower · Wall-nut · Cabbage-pult · Bloomerang · Iceberg Lettuce · Grave Buster · Bonk Choy · Repeater · Twin Sunflower · Snow Pea · Torchwood
Pirate Seas Kernel-pult · Snapdragon · Power Lily · Spikeweed · Spring Bean · Coconut Cannon · Spikerock · Lightning Reed · Tall-nut
Wild West Threepeater · Squash · Split Pea · Chili Bean · Jalapeno · Pea Pod · Melon-pult · Winter Melon · Imitater
Kongfu World Radish · Fire Gourd · Heavenly Peach · Bamboo-shoot
Far Future Laser Bean · Blover · Citron · E.M.Peach · Infi-nut · Magnifying Grass · Tile Turnip · Starfruit
Dark Ages Hypno-shroom · Sun-shroom · Puff-shroom · Fume-shroom · Sun Bean · Pea-nut · Magnet-shroom · Oak Archer · Coffee Bean · Plantern
Big Wave Beach Acidic Citrus · Lotuspot · Lily Pad · Bowling Bulb · Banana Launcher · Guacodile · Tangle Kelp · Homing Thistle
Frostbite Caves Hurrikale · Fire Peashooter · Hot Potato · Pepper-pult · Chard Guard · Stunion · Rafflesia · Tornacorn
Sky City Rotobaga · Cycloque · Aspiragus · Saucer Squash · Board Beans · Lantern Cherry · Ampthurium · Spinnapple
Lost City Lava Guava · Red Stinger · A.K.E.E. · Stallia · Gold Leaf · Toadstool · Jackfruit
Neon Mixtape Tour MC Glory · Phat Beet · Thyme Warp · Celery Stalker · Spore-shroom · Garlic · Intensive Carrot · Cactus
Jurassic Marsh Primal Peashooter · Primal Wall-nut · Perfume-shroom · Primal Sunflower · Primal Potato Mine · Primal Rafflesia · Dinonip · Thorns · Mastercane
Modern Day Shadow-shroom · Caulipower · Moonflower · Grimrose · Nightshade · Dusk Lobber · Blooming Heart
Steam Ages Gold Bloom · Flat-shroom · Passionflower · Lotus Root · Fanilla · Lily of Alchemy · Berry Blaster
Renaissance Age Aloe · Kinnikannon · Wax Guard · Oil Olive · Ruby Red · Dartichoke
Heian Age Sumo Melon · Wasabi Whip · Auberninja · Dripphylleia · Splitting Stephania · Kunai Tupistra · Windbreak Dendrobium · Orchid Chef · Geisha Flower · Stickybomb Rice
Monthly special Pyro-shroom · Carrotillery · Cryo-shroom · Dandelion · Aggro Brocco · Pomegunate · Chomper · Sweet Potato · Lord Bamboo · Sap-fling · Ghost Pepper · Chest-nut · Bambrook · Zorrose · Magic-shroom · Electric Blueberry · R.A.D Missiles · Endurian · Pumpkin Witch · Sunflower Singer · Snowy Cotton · Guerrequila · Monkeyfruit · Plumping Plummy · Dragonfruit · Angel Starfruit · Gatling Pea · Match Flower · Firebloom Queen · Cattail · Grapeshot · Cold Snapdragon · Shrinking Violet · Cob Cannon · Apple Mortar · Witch Hazel · Escape Root · Electric Currant · Explode-O-Nut · Parsnip · Missile Toe · Kiwibeast · Electric Peashooter · Hot Date · Icy Currant · Trump Tulip · Banana Dancer · Dual Pistol Pinecone · Narcissus · Alarm Arrowhead · Holly Barrier · Shadow Peashooter · Snap Pea · Frostbloom Queen · Sling Pea · Zapdragon · Electrici-tea · Imp Pear · Strawburst · Egrett Flower · Goo Peashooter · Bud-minton · Curling Corms · Pokra · Dollarweed Drummer · Ultomato · Shadow Fanilla · Bromel Blade · Gumnut · Olive Pit · Nuclear Earthstar · Headbutter Lettuce · Dazey Chain · Boom Balloon Flower · Soda Bottle Palm · Tiger Claw · Impaintiens · Turkey-pult · Hammerflower
Others Potato Mine · Flower Pot · Tactical Cuke
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Ancient Egypt Bloomerang · Bonk Choy · Grave Buster · Iceberg Lettuce · Cabbage-pult
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Far Future Laser Bean · Blover · Citron · E.M.Peach · Tile Turnip · Ganoderma · Banana Tree · Nitro-shroom · Infi-nut · Magnifying Grass
East Sea Dragon Palace Oxygen Algae · Garlic · Bubble Flower · Electric Anemone
Upgrades Twin Sunflower · Repeater
VIPs Winter Melon
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Plants vs. Zombies 3
Plantable Lily Pad · Chili Bean · Sunflower · Tangle Kelp · Squash · Wall-Nut · Peashooter · Bonk Choy
Power-Ups Grapes of Wrath · Chilly Pepper · Jalapeño · Cherry Bomb · Blover
Removed Puff-Shroom · Buttercup · Garlic · Potato Mine · Pushywillow · Chard Guard · Spikeweed · Cabbage-Pult · Kernel-Pult · Caramel Popcorn · Lightning Reed · Melon-Pult · Shuffle Truffle · Blockbuster · Butternut Squash · Ragweed · Sawgrass · Fire Peashooter · Pine Needler · Snow Pea · Bamboo Shoots · Night Cap · Aloe Vera · Sweet Potato · Hydrangea · Dogwood · Chomper · Flak Seed · Gravitree · Gloom-Shroom · Lemon-Aid · Starfruit · Snapdragon · Fairy Ring Mushroom · Kalestorm · Star Tree · Magic Beans
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