Bud-minton (杜英投手; pinyin: dùyīng tóushǒu) is a Lobbed-shot plant in the Chinese version of Plants vs. Zombies 2 introduced in the v2.4.83 update. It lobs badminton shuttlecocks at zombies and has a different attack depending on how far away zombies are to it.
Bud-minton is a lobbed shot plant that attacks by serving a badminton shuttlecock then hitting it into a zombie. The shuttlecock will bounce to other zombies in the lane they are in, provided they are within the proximity of the projectile. This makes the plant work in a similar fashion to A.K.E.E. and R.A.D Missiles.
When a zombie is less than three tiles away from it, it will fire a shuttlecock high up in the air, and then spike it down, dealing heavy damage to the targeted zombie with a chance to instantly kill it if at low enough health.
Bud-minton is based on the Elaeocarpus sylvestris, otherwise known as the "Japanese blueberry", but more particularly its flowers, which resemble badminton shuttlecocks.
Its name is a portmanteau of "bud", referencing how it is a flower, and "badminton", the sport whose "ball" Bud-minton's projectile resembles.
Will bounce shuttlecocks off of zombies when they're far away, and will kill lower-health zombies when they're at close range.
Plant feature: white plant
Bud-minton is a national first-class athlete, and in every encounter with a new plant will ask, "Exercise is good for your health, would you like to play me in a game of badminton?"
Plant Food effect
|Spiking range changes from 3 tiles to 4 tiles.|
|Bud-minton gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).|
|Spiking target changes from a singular zombie to an entire tile.|
|Bud-minton gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).|
|Bud-minton may be boosted when planted.|
|Bud-minton gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).|
|Percentage for an instant defeat changes from 40% of a zombie's health to 50%.|
|Bud-minton gains another 50% more attack power and health (300% of initial).|