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This article is about content available solely in the People's Republic of China.
For other uses, see Cattail (disambiguation).

Cattail is a plant in the Chinese version of Plants vs. Zombies 2. They've gotten several changes compared to Plants vs. Zombies: it can be planted on both water and land and can be planted without a Lily Pad. It fires only a single spike and has improved accuracy so any of its spikes in the air targeting a dead zombie will now target another. Its damage is increased, and it now has a chance to stun zombies for one second. Plus, it also has a very small chance of shooting a giant missile, in which a Level 1 Cattail's giant missile is capable of killing a Level 2 Gargantuar instantly.

Almanac entry

猫尾草 (Cattail)
Sun cost: 325

DAMAGE: Moderate
RECHARGE: Mediocre



    In English:

    Cattail launches homing spikes at zombies, that can stun them for a moment.

    Special: launches homing spikes at zombies, that can stun them for a moment.
    Plant feature: White plant, 100 000 volts

    When Cattail was being interviewed, the journalist asked, "how do you look at the competitive relationship between you and Homing Thistle?" Cattail factly replied, "Meow meow meow~" which translated to "Nothing can't be solved with being cute~"



A Cattail using its Plant Food effect

Cattail Costumed PlantFood

A Costumed Cattail using its Plant Food effect

Plant Food effect

When given Plant Food, Cattail emits a cyan laser that gets larger and larger, that tracks down a random target. If the target is defeated, the laser will quickly move to another random zombie, similar to Magnifying Grass' Plant Food effect.


It now emits a purple and larger laser at zombies, that is more effective and also does a small amount of splash damage.

Level upgrade

Level Upgrades Description
LevelIcon2New Cattail Upgrade 1
Electrical Acupuncture
Cattail has a chance to launch an electric spike, that does more damage.
Combat Training
Cattail gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
LevelIcon3New Cattail Upgrade 2
Strengthening Shock
The chance of launching an electric spike is increased.
Cell Activation
Cattail gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
LevelIcon4New AbilityAwakendIcon
Ability Awaken
Cattail may be boosted when planted.
Fighting Power
Cattail gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).


In this game, it can be used as a more expensive but more versatile alternative to Homing Thistle as while it costs more, it can stun zombies, can be planted on water and having better accuracy than him. Still, it is expensive so it is not a good idea to use it only.

Do not use it against Balloon Zombie as it cannot instantly pop the balloon in this game.


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  • In the trailer, instead of shooting a homing missile, it shoots a giant spike instead, suggesting that it originally has this projectile in development
  • It, Plantern, Coffee Bean, Gatling Pea and Cob Cannon are the only Plants vs. Zombies plants to reappear in the Chinese version without appearing in Plants vs. Zombies 2.
  • According to its Almanac entry, it can only speak in meows. However, in its Suburban Almanac entry in Plants vs. Zombies, it speaks English.
    • In addition, Cattail also barks in its Suburban Almanac entry.
  • It looks more artificial than it did in the first game. Also, its hat now looks more like a helmet instead of a beanie.
  • It share's the same plant food sound effect as Magnifying Grass.

See also

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Plants (Tower defense)
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