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.
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.
Note: The stats shown below only apply to Level 1.
Boom Balloon Flower
Boom Balloon Flower
SUN COST: 350
PLANT FOOD POWER: Damage
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.
Plant Food effect
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.
|Sun Cost||Recharge||Toughness||Damage||Firing Rate|
|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|
- Chance to Boost
- Toughness Bonus
- ▲ Sun cost for levels 4, 6, and 8 reduced from 375, 350, and 325 to 275, 250, and 225 respectively.
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.
Plants vs. Zombies Wiki has a gallery for Boom Balloon Flower.
- 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.