This item is only obtainable during certain events. However, it can still be used if you have already obtained it. It is currently not available.

Contain-mint is a Power Mint plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2. When planted, it stuns all zombies on-screen for 4 seconds. It can boost Contain-mint family plants by giving them high level abilities and increasing their ability duration, increasing the effect of their abilities.

Contain-mint family plants include:


Contain-mint's name is a portmanteau of "mint" and "containment," the act of containing something.

Almanac entry

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




FAMILY: Contain-mint

Contain-mints stun all zombies on the board and provide a temporary boost to all Contain-mint Family plants on the lawn.

Contain-mint Family plants:

Dazey Chain
Grave Buster
Olive Pit
Spring Bean

"Go easy, there," says Contain-mint. "No need to be in such a rush all the time. Movement is totally overrated."

Contain-mint boosts

While boosted by Contain-mint, the following plants gain the following effects.

  • Dazey Chain will gain additional DPS based on which stage they're at (65 DPS for small, 130 for medium, 195 for large), and its stun duration is increased to 6 seconds.
  • Grave Buster can absorb an additional 900 DPS, and its grave busting time is reduced to one second.
  • Hurrikale will have its blowing duration increased to 6 seconds, and its chill duration is increased to sixteen seconds.
  • Magnet-shroom only takes 2.5 seconds to destroy objects, and its range is doubled.
  • Olive Pit's pit capacity is increased by 6 zombies and his chewing speed is reduced to 10 seconds.
  • Sap-fling's attack speed doubles.
  • Spring Bean knocks back zombies an additional 4 tiles, and its sleep time is reduced to 1 second.
  • Stallia will knockback zombies as if it's level 10, its stall duration is increased to 18 seconds, and its Plant Food stall duration is increased to 27 seconds. If Stallia is already at level 10, Contain-mint will have no effect.
  • Stunion will poison zombies as if he's at level 10.


Level upgrades

Note that Contain-mint's recharge is 30 seconds shorter during the Improve-mint event.

Level Seed Packets Upgrades
Sun Cost Recharge Duration Toughness Stun
1 0 0 85 seconds 10 seconds 100000 dps 4 seconds
2 100 80 seconds 11 seconds 5 seconds
3 150 80 seconds 12 seconds 6 seconds
4 200 75 seconds 13 seconds 7 seconds
5 300 75 seconds 14 seconds 8 seconds
6 400 75 seconds 15 seconds 9 seconds
7 500 70 seconds 16 seconds 10 seconds
8 600 70 seconds 17 seconds 11 seconds
9 800 70 seconds 18 seconds 12 seconds
10 1,000 60 seconds 19 seconds 13 seconds


Contain-mint works very well with Stunion, as Stunion will receive the poison effect it would get as if it were at level 5 and also get a longer stun duration. Another plant that works well with Contain-mint is Stallia as it will knock back zombies as if it were at level 5 as well as having a longer slow duration. A boosted Spring Bean can potentially knock zombies off screen, instantly defeating them, while a boosted Magnet-shroom can easily clear out entire areas of metal, and can work even in Endless Zones.

Even on its own, Contain-mint is still an effective plant since its ability is useful without the support it provides to plants in its family, functioning as a psuedo-Iceberg Lettuce plant food effect, which can give your plants time to damage the zombies or give your seed packets time to recharge.

Contain-mint's ability to stun all zombies on screen is useful in adventure mode, but can potentially be detrimental in Arena because you will normally want to kill the zombies as quickly as possible. It's also not advised to bring Contain-mint on levels where you can't lose plants, as it will disappear after a while.


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  • If a Contain-mint gets crushed by a Zombie King, its boost will never wear off, even if another Contain-mint is played.
  • Although Thyme Warp has been removed from the Contain-mint Family, Contain-mint Family pinatas can still have Thyme Warp's seed packets.
  • Contain-mint's turquoise leaves look similar to a bear trap.
    • This is related to the bear trap family icon, which is the unused icon.
  • Despite not being able to slow down or stop zombies, Magnet-shroom and Grave Buster are part of the Contain-mint Family.
  • Despite the fact that Blover is in its family, Blover will receive no buffs when a Contain-mint is on the field.
  • If Contain Mint is used right after the zombies spawned from the tombstones in Dark Ages, the zombies will become invincible.
    • Using any instant-kill will only destroy the graves but not the zombies during the time they are stunned.
  • Any kinds of knockback on zombies will stop Contain Mint's stunning effect instantly.

See also

V · T · E
Plants (Tower defense)
Plants vs. Zombies 2
Player's House Peashooter · Sunflower · Wall-nut · Potato Mine · Cabbage-pult
Ancient Egypt Bloomerang · Iceberg Lettuce · Grave Buster · Bonk Choy · Repeater · Twin Sunflower
Pirate Seas Kernel-pult · Snapdragon · Spikeweed · Spring Bean · Coconut Cannon · Threepeater · Spikerock · Cherry Bomb
Wild West Split Pea · Chili Bean · Pea Pod · Lightning Reed · Melon-pult · Tall-nut · Winter Melon
Frostbite Caves Hot Potato · Pepper-pult · Chard Guard · Stunion · Rotobaga
Lost City Red Stinger · A.K.E.E. · Endurian · Stallia · Gold Leaf
Far Future Laser Bean · Blover · Citron · E.M.Peach · Infi-nut · Magnifying Grass · Tile Turnip
Dark Ages Sun-shroom · Puff-shroom · Fume-shroom · Sun Bean · Magnet-shroom
Neon Mixtape Tour Phat Beet · Celery Stalker · Thyme Warp · Garlic · Spore-shroom · Intensive Carrot
Jurassic Marsh Primal Peashooter · Primal Wall-nut · Perfume-shroom · Primal Sunflower · Primal Potato Mine
Big Wave Beach Lily Pad · Tangle Kelp · Bowling Bulb · Guacodile · Banana Launcher
Modern Day Moonflower · Nightshade · Shadow-shroom · Dusk Lobber · Grimrose
Money Snow Pea · Power Lily · Torchwood · Imitater · Chomper · Toadstool · Strawburst · Cactus · Electric Blueberry · Jack O' Lantern · Grapeshot · Cold Snapdragon · Escape Root · Gold Bloom · Wasabi Whip · Kiwibeast · Apple Mortar · Witch Hazel · Parsnip · Missile Toe · Caulipower · Electric Peashooter · Holly Barrier
Gems Squash · Jalapeno · Hypno-shroom · Pea-nut · Homing Thistle · Ghost Pepper · Sweet Potato · Sap-fling · Hurrikale · Fire Peashooter · Lava Guava · Shrinking Violet · Electric Currant
Mints Fila-mint · Pepper-mint · Winter-mint · Reinforce-mint · Bombard-mint · Ail-mint · Enchant-mint · Contain-mint · Enforce-mint · Arma-mint · Conceal-mint · Spear-mint · Appease-mint
Seed packets Starfruit · Dandelion · Blooming Heart · Bombegranate · Explode-O-Nut · Aloe · Hot Date · Solar Tomato · Enlighten-mint · Shadow Peashooter · Goo Peashooter · Sling Pea · Snap Pea · Zoybean Pod · Electrici-tea · Dazey Chain · Blastberry Vine · Pokra · Imp Pear · Pyre Vine · Pumpkin · Ice Bloom · Dartichoke · Ultomato · Gumnut · Shine Vine · Tumbleweed · Olive Pit · Puffball · Explode-o-Vine · Murkadamia Nut · Turkey-pult
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