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Butternut Squash is a Rare Trap plant introduced in Plants vs. Zombies 3. He squashes and butters nearby zombies.


Butternut Squash is a Rare plant obtained by the player after beating Floor 17 of Devour Tower along with Caramel Popcorn. His seed packets are more likely to be dropped in Silicorn Lab  breakout levels.

He's similar to Squash, as he attacks the first zombie that approaches and deals heavy damage to it, and other zombies on its tile.

Unlike Squash however, he also butters nearby zombies in a 3x3 area around the tile that he squashes in. Any zombie that survives his initial attack will also be buttered.



Butternut Squash is based on the butternut squash, a type of winter squash that is known for its sweet, nutty taste. His name references both his real-world origin and his ability to butter zombies.

His Tacobility is a pun on "batter up".

Almanac entry

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

Butternut Squash
Normal Damage Icon.pngNormal Rare
Area Effect
Heavy Hitter
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Sun PvZ3.png Smashes the first zombie that gets close to it, plus other zombies in that same tile. Also butters surrounding zombies. Slippery!
Attack Damage
Butter Duration
5 s
25 s

Effective against:
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The only thing Butternut Squash loves more than action movies are horrible one-liners like, "Butter luck next time," "Nut so lucky punk!" and "Time to squash your mouth with butter, nut soap," which barely makes sense.


Plant Food effect

Butternut Squash's Plant Food ability is called Butter Bomb, in which Butternut Squash will deal an immense amount of damage to any zombie in a 3x3 area in front of him. After attacking, Butternut Squash will leave behind melted pools of butter in the 3x3 area that he attacked in, any zombie that steps in these butter puddles will be immobilized.


Butternut Squash's Tacobility is named Butter Up. Which allows Butternut Squash to remain on the lawn after attacking, allowing him to attack another time. Butternut Squash also deals more damage to zombies he attacks.

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


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 · Blockbuster · Butternut Squash · Ragweed · Sawgrass · Squash · Fire Peashooter · Pine Needler · Snow Pea · Bamboo Shoots · Night Cap
Epic Aloe Vera · Sweet Potato · Hydrangea · Dogwood · Chomper · Gravitree · Flak Seed · Lemon-Aid · Gloom-Shroom · Snapdragon · Starfruit
Legendary Fairy Ring Mushroom · Kalestorm
Others Sunflower · Cherry Bomb · Star Tree · Magic Beans
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