Explode-o-Vine is a vine plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2 that was first introduced in the 8.3.1 update alongside with Murkadamia Nut. He is an explosive counterpart to Pumpkin in a similar manner to how Explode-O-Nut is to Wall-nut.
When planted, Explode-o-Vine releases an explosion on his tile that knocks back any nearby zombies and kills those at low enough health. When Explode-o-Vine is eaten, he will explode and deal a large amount of damage to zombies in a 3x3 area.
Though the exact type of vine Explode-o-Vine is based on is never directly stated, his explosive abilities may be based on the Ecballium elaterium, otherwise known as the "Exploding cucumber vine", gourd vines whose fruits contains pressured fluids and seeds that release upon ripening.
SUN COST: 150
PLANT FOOD POWER: Armor
Explode-O-Vines detonate an explosion with knockback when planted, and then a larger explosion when eaten.
Usage: can be planted on top of non-vine plants
Explode-O-Vine is sooooooooooooooo ready to explode. Just ridiculously ready. He's got the color picked out and everything.
Plant Food effect
When fed Plant Food, Explode-o-Vine will explode and gain armor that will give more defense plus an additional explosion when eaten. Both of the explosion deals 1800 dps.
The plant that the Explode-o-Vine surrounds will also activate their Plant Food ability.
When boosted by Bombard-mint, Explode-o-Vine's damage increases by 1200 (planted) / 2400 (eaten), his knockback range increases to 145, knockback distance increases to 195.
|Sun Cost||Recharge||Toughness||Damage|| Knockback|
|1||0||0||150||10 seconds||1500 dps||900 dps||1800 dps||100||50||1500 dps|
|2||50||125||9 seconds||1700 dps||925 dps||1850 dps||105||65|
|3||100||100||8 seconds||1900 dps||975 dps||1900 dps||110||90||1750 dps|
|4||200||2100 dps||1000 dps||1950 dps||115||105|
|5||300||7 seconds||2300 dps||1025 dps||2000 dps||120||120||2000 dps|
|6||400||2400 dps||1050 dps||2050 dps||125||135|
|7||500||75||6 seconds||2500 dps||1075 dps||2100 dps||130||150||2250 dps|
|8||600||2600 dps||1100 dps||2200 dps||135||165||2500 dps|
|9||800||2700 dps||1150 dps||2300 dps||140||180||2750 dps|
|10||1000||50||5 seconds||3000 dps||1200 dps||2400 dps||145||195||3000 dps|
Explode-o-Vine's perk is very similar to Explode-O-Nut. Both of them recharge fast, thus they can be deployed very quickly. The difference is that Explode-o-Vine provides an additional explosion when planted, and though his damage is lower, he can knock back zombies which are not dead. At Level 1, Explode-o-Vine has only half of toughness compared to Explode-O-Nut. Some zombies will make Explode-o-Vine explode by using their abilities like Barrel Roller Zombie, Pianist Zombie or a Gargantuar. Else, he can explode as if he was a delayed time bomb that can only count down if zombies attempt to destroy him. The only exception is Explorer Zombie and Torchlight Zombie, but only if their torch is still lit, and Super-Fan Imp exploding.
The player should be aware of the Mecha-Football Zombie, as it can push Explode-o-Vine to the left tile instead of detonating him. This also applies to Excavator Zombie, Ankylosaurus and Fisherman Zombie. Attacks that can transform or neutralize plants such as Wizard Zombie, Octo Zombie, and Hunter Zombie are also a threat. Also, be cautious of Imp Dragon Zombies as they are immune to the explosion.
Explode-o-Vine also make a viable choice in Endless Zone levels, especially in Highway to the Danger Room, he can replace Pumpkin to protect plants at the third column, though his toughness is lower than Pumpkin, he can provide two additional explosion, thus making plant the Explode-o-Vine surrounds safer. In Highway to the Danger Room, due to being able to shut down large hordes of Newspaper Zombies, All-Star Zombies, and dangerous zombies that spawn through the portal, such as Jester Zombie, Pianist Zombie, and Barrel Roller Zombie. Beware of Explorer Zombies, though, as they can be spawned through their respective world portal and quickly burn Explode-o-Vine without triggering its explosion. The vine's fast recharge also helps, because of being able to keep up with the pace of the game. Pairing Explode-o-Vine with Shrinking Violet can destroy Gargantuars in one explosion.
Feeding Plant Food to Explode-o-Vine is useful, as he will provide two additional explosions, four explosions in total, dealing 6300 dps, being enough to kill a Jurassic Gargantuar or Gladiator Gargantuar. A good way to use Explode-o-vine is with Sweet Potato as not only will she have a bit more health, she'll also explode when that health is also gone, and Explode-o-vine recharge means you might possibly have a Sweet potato which can never be eaten/destroyed by zombies.
Explode-o-Vine works really well with Blover because if you put a blover then you put a explode-o-vine in a horde of zombies, the zombies will be knocked back and then be blown away, this is because being knocked back counts as a flying zombie so it will be blown away, this is really helpful in Arena and with dealing tough zombies
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- Explode-o-Vine's name is spelled "Explode-O-Vine" multiple times in-game.