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Not to be confused with High-Voltage Currant, a plant in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes.

I have detected an Electric Currant plant, User Dave. Two in the same row or column will create an electric field between them. The field will damage zombies and recharge my batteries.

Penny

Electric Currant is a plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2, released with the 4.7.1 update. It was originally unlocked after completing the Electrical Boogaloo Epic Quest. It was available again as of January 9th, 2018, as a special-edition premium plant that costs 100 gems. As of March 13th, 2021, Electric Currant is available to purchase at all times. It was also buffed on July 28, 2021, which was that Electric Currant can move zombies to adjacent lanes and push them back 0.5 tiles.

Overview

The Electric Currant has two ways to attack:

  • It will create an electrical fence when connected to other Electric Currants, either horizontally or vertically. The electricity deals 40 damage per shot every second to any zombie that passes through it, and will disappear when a node is removed by any means.
  • When faced with zombies at melee range (on the same tile as itself), it will attack with an electric burst. The melee range attack deals 48 damage per shot every 1.5 seconds, and does not disrupt the electrical field.
  • In both previous attacks, it can also make zombies move to adjacent tiles and push them back 0.5 tiles.
  • It can also divert zombies that eat it.

Origins

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Electric Currant is based on the Ribes rubrum, known as "redcurrant" in English, or possibly the fruit of the Amelanchier canadensis, known as the "currant-tree" or more commonly, the Sugarplum, or it may even be in reference to the Zante Currant also known as Corinthian Raisins, or simply just "currants," a type of grape native to Corinth and the nearby island of Zakynthos. It's name is a portmanteau of "electric current," a term for a flow of electricity, and "currant," the real-life plant it is based on.


Almanac entry

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

Electric Currant

SUN COST: 150
RECHARGE: 10

TOUGHNESS: 200
DAMAGE: 48

RANGE: Lane & Column
PLANT FOOD POWER: Damage

FAMILY: Fila-mint

Electric Currants create electrical fences between ones planted on the same row or column.

Usage: area effect (electric fence)
Special: knocks zombies back into other lanes when activated

"Electricity is all very well and fine as a phenomenon," says Electric Currant, "but electromagnetism as a whole is where it's really at."


Upgrades

Plant Food effect

Plant Food animation

When given Plant Food, Electric Currant strengthens both his melee damage and the damage of every electrical fence using the boosted plant as a node to 80 damage per shot. Both abilities' attack speeds remain unchanged, though.

Fila-mint effect

When boosted by Fila-mint, Electric Currant will receive an additional 80 DPS to its electrical field, and an additional 90 DPS to its melee attack.

Level upgrades

Level Seed packets Coins Upgrades
Sun Cost Recharge
(Mediocre)
Toughness
(Typical)
Damage
(Normal)
Plant Food Power
(Damage)
Range
Melee* Electric
Fence
Melee* Electric
Fence
1 0 0 150 10 seconds 200 dps 48 dps 40 dps 80 dps Lane & Column
2 10 1,000 9 seconds 250 dps 50 dps 45 dps 90 dps
3 25 2,500 9 seconds 300 dps 55 dps 45 dps 90 dps
4 50 5,000 8 seconds 350 dps 60 dps 50 dps 100 dps
5 100 10,000 125 8 seconds 450 dps 65 dps 55 dps 110 dps
6 200 20,000 7 seconds 500 dps 70 dps 60 dps 120 dps
7 400 30,000 7 seconds 550 dps 75 dps 65 dps 130 dps
8 800 50,000 6 seconds 600 dps 80 dps 70 dps 140 dps
9 1,200 75,000 100 6 seconds 700 dps 85 dps 75 dps 150 dps
10 1,600 100,000 5 seconds 800 dps 90 dps 80 dps 160 dps

*Proximity damage dealt when attacking zombies at melee range with an electric burst.

Mastery upgrades

  • Chance to Boost
  • Damage Pierce

Costumed  (China only)

Electric Currant can now stun zombies on its current.

Level upgrades (China only)

Level Upgrades Description
LevelIcon2New.png Electric Currant Upgrade 1.png
High-Voltage Current
20% increase in damage per current attack.
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Combat Training
Electric Currant gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
LevelIcon3New.png Electric Currant Upgrade 2.png
Current Sputtering
The zombies affected by the current will eject the current to the surrounding zombies within 3x3, but the additional damage is decreased.
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Cell Activation
Electric Currant gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
LevelIcon4New.png AbilityAwakendIcon.png
Ability Awaken
Electric Currant may be boosted when planted.
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Fighting Power
Electric Currant gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).
LevelIcon5New.png Electric Currant Upgrade 3.png
Current Spill
Electric Currant itself will emit arcs that attack nearby zombies in the 3x3 range.
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Fighting Power
Electric Currant gains another 50% more attack power and health (300% of initial).


Strategies

This plant acts similarly to Spikeweed and Spikerock, but two or more must be linked together to work. Electric Currants pair well with Sweet Potato or Garlic, as Sweet Potato and Garlic can keep the zombies away from Electric Currants. The Electric Currants should be planted in the upper and lower lanes to deal damage to all lanes possible. Defensive plants should be planted on the column closest to the house to prevent zombies from escaping the fences and reaching the house. Spikeweeds and Spikerocks can be planted on the electric fences in order to maximize damage. Additionally, using slowing plants like Stallia or Sap-fling,can extend the amount of time zombies step on electrical currents.

This plant is useful in Wild West, as the minecarts allow the player to move the electric fence to other lanes. The Electric Currant is also useful in Frostbite Caves, as the slider tiles can automatically move zombies into lanes with the electric fences. However, the positions of minecarts or slider tiles needs to be in a good layout for the player to use Electric Currant efficiently.

Electric Currant also has a small melee attack. This is a weak attack but should be noted, as it can be used as a way to counter Zombie Chickens and Ice Weasels or do some extra damage before being eaten. It can also affect flying zombies. You can extend the damage done with slowing plants as well, this strategy amplifies heavily the zombies destroyed by the melee attack, being able to kill Basic Zombies with the aid of any plant with such abilities.

As of the 9.1 update, Electric Currant can now help push back zombies that enter its electric fence or tries to eat it. It helps prevent Electric Currant from being eaten and thus disabling the electric fence, even if its eaten, it can still divert the zombie into another adjacent lane, which could be a lane that has plants that can easily kill the zombie. However, it is suggested to put a Pumpkin ontop of Electric Currant since Electric Currant can quickly be eaten by groups of zombies, once they enter the melee range of the Electric Currant, zombies will start eating the Pumpkin, but will be pushed backed and moved to another lane. This can also be a problem though, Electric Currant could move zombies to a lane where its is pretty weak in defense, which makes it easy for the zombies to get close. This is a huge threat when you have dangerous zombies, especially Gargantuars and All-Star Zombie.

Avoid planting an Electric Current on lanes where there are Mecha-Football Zombies, Fisherman Zombies, Excavator Zombies, Punk Zombies, and ankylosaurus as they can easily disable the ability.

Balance changes

Update 9.1.1

  • Diverts and knocks back zombies that enter electric fence.
  • Diverts and knocks back zombies eating Electric Currant.

Update 9.2.1

  • Knockback distance is reduced from 1 to 0.5 tiles.
  • Knockback frequency is reduced.

Gallery

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Trivia

Specific to Plants vs. Zombies 2

  • Before version 5.7, Electric Currant, Imitater, and Marigold were the only plants to lack their Recharge section in the Almanac.
    • However, unlike the other two, this plant lacked his Recharge section for unknown reasons. It was presumably due to an oversight in making the entry.
    • When the Almanac stats were redesigned in version 5.7, this error was corrected.
    • Additionally, the Almanac does not describe Electric Currant's second attack method, being melee damage.
  • It, Gold Bloom and Aloe were formerly the only plants obtainable through completion of an Epic Quest.
  • In Last Stand levels, he can be planted to destroy tombstones. Note that the current can only damage once, and the right/bottom Electric Currant should be planted first.
    • He and Pea Pod are the only plants that can do this without being boosted.
  • Its Epic Quest name, Electrical Boogaloo, is very similar to a zombie hero's name in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, Electric Boogaloo.
  • There is a glitch involving this plant where if you plant it in columns, when a zombie steps into its field, the top Electric Currant will have its idle animation restarted, and will have it restarted every time the zombie is damaged by the field.
  • Before version 6.6.1., despite the fact that its seed packet was in the style of Modern Day and Player's House, its background in the Almanac and seed selection was in the style of premium plants. This was also shared with other plants formerly obtained from Epic Quests.
  • When the player has selected it and is about to plant it, its idle sounds can be heard. This also occurs in the Almanac.
  • It is the only electric plant that does not have a mostly blue color scheme.
  • If there is a plant other than Electric Currant between an electric fence, it will appear to be on the electric fence, not the ground.
  • Electric Currant's featured Epic Quest had a visual error that made it say ...win 60 Electric Curran seed...

Specific to Plants vs. Zombies 2 (Chinese version)  (China only)

  • Its seed packet is different from the international version.
    • The seed packet is aligned to the middle instead of the left, and is zoomed in on Electric Currant slightly.
  • Its Level 5 ability (melee attack) is very similar to Phat Beet and Gloom-shroom, especially Electrici-tea, as they are both electrical plants.

See also

V · T · E
Plants (Tower defense)
Plants vs. Zombies
Day Peashooter · Sunflower · Cherry Bomb · Wall-nut · Potato Mine · Snow Pea · Chomper · Repeater
Night Puff-shroom · Sun-shroom · Fume-shroom · Grave Buster · Hypno-shroom · Scaredy-shroom · Ice-shroom · Doom-shroom
Pool Lily Pad · Squash · Threepeater · Tangle Kelp · Jalapeno · Spikeweed · Torchwood · Tall-nut
Fog Sea-shroom · Plantern · Cactus · Blover · Split Pea · Starfruit · Pumpkin · Magnet-shroom
Roof Cabbage-pult · Flower Pot · Kernel-pult · Coffee Bean · Garlic · Umbrella Leaf · Marigold · Melon-pult
Upgrades Gatling Pea · Twin Sunflower · Gloom-shroom · Cattail · Winter Melon · Gold Magnet · Spikerock · Cob Cannon
Others Imitater · Explode-o-nut · Giant Wall-nut · Giant Sunflower · Giant Marigold · Sprout
Plants vs. Zombies: Journey to the West
Heroes Iron Man Nut · Monkey King Peashooter · Pig Squash · Nut Wujing · Monk Flower · Nezha Peashooter
The Zombies Are Coming Peashooter · Sunflower · Cherry Bomb · Wall-nut · Potato Mine · Snow Pea · Chomper · Repeater
Nightfall Puff-shroom · Sun-shroom · Fume-shroom · Grave Buster · Hypno-shroom · Scaredy-shroom · Ice-shroom · Doom-shroom
Backyard Emergency Lily Pad · Squash · Threepeater · Tangle Kelp · Jalapeno · Spikeweed · Torchwood · Tall-nut
Fog Sea-shroom · Plantern · Cactus · Blover · Split Pea · Starfruit · Pumpkin · Magnet-shroom
Roof Battle Cabbage-pult · Flower Pot · Kernel-pult · Coffee Bean · Garlic · Umbrella Leaf · Marigold · Melon-pult
Fight the Sea Demons Oxygen Algae · Sea Starfruit · Bramble Sea Grass
Brave the Dragon's Palace Water Gun Grass
Upgrades Gatling Pea · Twin Sunflower · Gloom-shroom · Cattail · Winter Melon · Gold Magnet · Spikerock · Cob Cannon
Others Imitater · Explode-o-nut · Giant Wall-nut · Electric Anemone · Aggro Brocco · Pomegunate · Carrotillery · Oak Archer · Ghost Pepper · Laser Bean · Dandelion · Snapdragon · Bonk Choy
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Premium Pickled Pepper · Icy Fume-shroom · Fire-shroom · Flamewood · Vine-nut · Gatling Pea · Twin Sunflower · Gloom-shroom · Winter Melon · Super Chomper · Future Star · Calm Chuck
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Others Trees
Plants vs. Zombies 2
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Ancient Egypt Bloomerang · Iceberg Lettuce · Grave Buster · Bonk Choy · Repeater · Twin Sunflower
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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
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Money Snow Pea · Power Lily · 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 Torchwood · 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 · Headbutter Lettuce · Boingsetta · Stickybomb Rice · Hocus Crocus · Gloom Vine · Draftodil · Boom Balloon Flower · Pea Vine · Inferno · Solar Sage · Power Vine · Noctarine · Heath Seeker
Others Marigold
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Pirate Seas Kernel-pult · Snapdragon · Power Lily · Spikeweed · Spring Bean · Coconut Cannon · Spikerock · Lightning Reed · Tall-nut
Wild West Threepeater · Squash · Split Pea · Chili Bean · Jalapeno · Pea Pod · Melon-pult · Winter Melon · Imitater
Kongfu World Radish · Fire Gourd · Heavenly Peach · Bamboo-shoot
Far Future Laser Bean · Blover · Citron · E.M.Peach · Infi-nut · Magnifying Grass · Tile Turnip · Starfruit
Dark Ages Hypno-shroom · Sun-shroom · Puff-shroom · Fume-shroom · Sun Bean · Pea-nut · Magnet-shroom · Oak Archer · Coffee Bean · Plantern
Big Wave Beach Acidic Citrus · Lotuspot · Lily Pad · Bowling Bulb · Banana Launcher · Guacodile · Tangle Kelp · Homing Thistle
Frostbite Caves Hurrikale · Fire Peashooter · Hot Potato · Pepper-pult · Chard Guard · Stunion · Rafflesia · Tornacorn
Sky City Rotobaga · Cycloque · Aspiragus · Saucer Squash · Board Beans · Lantern Cherry · Ampthurium · Spinnapple
Lost City Lava Guava · Red Stinger · A.K.E.E. · Stallia · Gold Leaf · Toadstool · Jackfruit
Neon Mixtape Tour MC Glory · Phat Beet · Thyme Warp · Celery Stalker · Spore-shroom · Garlic · Intensive Carrot · Cactus
Jurassic Marsh Primal Peashooter · Primal Wall-nut · Perfume-shroom · Primal Sunflower · Primal Potato Mine · Primal Rafflesia · Dinonip · Thorns · Mastercane
Modern Day Shadow-shroom · Caulipower · Moonflower · Grimrose · Nightshade · Dusk Lobber · Blooming Heart
Steam Ages Gold Bloom · Flat-shroom · Passionflower · Lotus Root · Fanilla · Lily of Alchemy · Berry Blaster
Renaissance Age Aloe · Kinnikannon · Wax Guard · Oil Olive · Ruby Red · Dartichoke
Heian Age Sumo Melon · Wasabi Whip · Auberninja · Dripphylleia · Splitting Stephania · Kunai Tupistra · Windbreak Dendrobium · Orchid Chef · Geisha Flower · Stickybomb Rice
Monthly special Pyro-shroom · Carrotillery · Cryo-shroom · Dandelion · Aggro Brocco · Pomegunate · Chomper · Sweet Potato · Lord Bamboo · Sap-fling · Ghost Pepper · Chest-nut · Bambrook · Zorrose · Magic-shroom · Electric Blueberry · R.A.D Missiles · Endurian · Pumpkin Witch · Sunflower Singer · Snowy Cotton · Guerrequila · Monkeyfruit · Plumping Plummy · Dragonfruit · Angel Starfruit · Gatling Pea · Match Flower · Firebloom Queen · Cattail · Grapeshot · Cold Snapdragon · Shrinking Violet · Cob Cannon · Apple Mortar · Witch Hazel · Escape Root · Electric Currant · Explode-O-Nut · Parsnip · Missile Toe · Kiwibeast · Electric Peashooter · Hot Date · Icy Currant · Trump Tulip · Banana Dancer · Dual Pistol Pinecone · Narcissus · Alarm Arrowhead · Holly Barrier · Shadow Peashooter · Snap Pea · Frostbloom Queen · Sling Pea · Zapdragon · Electrici-tea · Imp Pear · Strawburst · Egrett Flower · Goo Peashooter · Bud-minton · Curling Corms · Pokra · Dollarweed Drummer · Ultomato · Shadow Fanilla · Bromel Blade · Gumnut · Olive Pit · Nuclear Earthstar · Headbutter Lettuce · Dazey Chain · Boom Balloon Flower · Soda Bottle Palm · Tiger Claw · Impaintiens
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