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Buttercup is a Common Wall plant introduced in Plants vs. Zombies 3. She costs 1 sun and blocks Zombies in a similar manner to Wall-Nut, but zombies that attack Buttercup get buttered and thus get stunned.

However, her health is rather low when compared to other Wall plants such as Wall-Nut.

Origins

Buttercup flower

Buttercup is based on the buttercup flower. Her ability, to butter zombies, references the plant's name, the Buttercup.

It has a leafy handle that resembles the handle of a cup, referring to the cup part of Buttercup

Buttercup's Tacobility references the song "Build Me Up Buttercup" by the Foundations.

Almanac entry

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

Buttercup
Common Wall
Buttercup3
Sun PvZ3 Blocks zombies. Butters zombies that
attack her, stunning them. Smooth!
1
Health
600
Butter Damage
40
Butter Duration
5 s
Cooldown
17 s




Strong against:
PvZ3 icon threat Stealth PvZ3 icon threat Swarm PvZ3 icon threat Armored
Effective against:
Power Walker PvZ3 portrait Taco Imp PvZ3 portrait Ketchup Carrier PvZ3 portrait Pop Star Zombie PvZ3 portrait

Upgrades

Plant Food effect

Buttercup's Plant Food ability is called Drizzled Butter, in which Buttercup will pour butter down the lane she is on, pushing back nearby zombies, and leaving butter puddles which immobilize zombies when touched.

Tacobility

Buttercup's Tacobility is called Build Me Up, in which Buttercup will gains layers of armor, which damages zombies when she butters them.

Strategies

Although Buttercup is a Wall plant, unlike most of her fellow Wall plants, she is not recommended to be used as a direct defense from the zombie horde, as she has rather low health. Instead, her rather quick recharge and low sun cost allow her to stall zombies effectively, giving you time to focus on other rows and reinforce defenses in them.

Buttercup can also work as a cheap blocker to some other threats such as the Donut Roller or Plunger Zombie, as it is not exactly a plant that you would want to prioritize defending. It also deals slight damage, so it can somewhat be used to finish off zombies.

Buttercup's plant food drizzles butter down her lane to stun a few zombies there. It can be effective if a swarm of zombies is coming like Zombie Chickens, but otherwise is not too effective and would be considered a bad use of Plant Food, where a more offensive plant if your lineup could deal more devastating damage.

Buttercup's Tacobility gives her armor, which means more stalling the zombies, but due to Buttercup eventually getting eaten due to her low health, this is not suggested.

Effective Plant Combos

Buttercup + Aloe Vera: Buttercup and Aloe Vera can be a very effective combo for maximum stalling. Aloe Vera heals Buttercup as she gets bitten by the zombies, stunning the zombies, giving Buttercup time to heal.

Balancing changes

March 24th, 2020 Patch

  • Base butter effect duration has been reduced from 8 to 5 seconds
    • Tacobility butter duration per upgrade level has been reduced slightly across all levels
      • Levels 1-5: TBA

May 26th, 2020 Patch

  • Cooldown increased from 17 to 25 seconds.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Buttercup can randomly giggle at times while her leaves cover her mouth. This did not happen in most of the game's Pre-Alpha.

See also

V · T · E
Plants (Tower defense)
Plants vs. Zombies 3
Common Puff-Shroom · Buttercup · Garlic · Potato Mine · Pushywillow · Wall-Nut · Chard Guard · Peashooter · Spikeweed · Cabbage-Pult · Kernel-Pult · Bonk Choy · Caramel Popcorn · Lightning Reed · Melon-Pult
Rare Shuffle Truffle · Squash · Blockbuster · Butternut Squash · Ragweed · Sawgrass · Fire Peashooter · Pine Needler · Snow Pea · Bamboo Shoots · Night Cap
Epic Aloe Vera · Sweet Potato · Hydrangea · Dogwood · Chomper · Gravitree · Flak Seed · Gloom-Shroom · Snapdragon · Starfruit · Lemon-Aid
Legendary Fairy Ring Mushroom · Kalestorm
Others Sunflower · Cherry Bomb · Star Tree · Magic Beans
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