Fila-mint is a power mint plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2. When planted, he immediately deals 10 damage to zombies. He can also boost Fila-mint Family plants by increasing their damage, zombies zapped, and more. Fila-mint Family plants include:
- Electric Blueberry
- Electric Currant
- Electric Peashooter
- Lightning Reed
- Magnifying Grass
Like other Power Mints, he cannot be imitated or affected by other mints. After 6 seconds, Fila-mint will disappear.
His name is a portmanteau of the words "mint" and "filament."
The Fila-mint can greatly improve the efficiency of electrical plants, such as Lightning Reed or Electric Currant. This can turn a lot of harder levels much easier, as it can turn low-level plants into very strong ones. Another bonus in its usage is that it electrocutes all zombies on the screen, dealing great damage. Leveling up the plant increases the damage and duration of the Fila-mint, making it even more powerful. Also, unlike other 0-sun cost plants like Puff-shroom, it can be used on Last Stand levels. However, its major weakness is that it recharges very slowly, and cannot be imitated, so only use it when you can't deal properly with stronger zombies.
It is not recommended to use in Battlez, as its duration will quickly pass, and, unlike Reinforce-mint, it cannot do devastating combos. Also, it can only be used twice (more as you upgrade it), therefore greatly reducing its usefulness. It should only be used if the player wants to use a strategy based around electric plants.
Unlike Reinforce-mint and Bombard-mint, Fila-Mint is not very effective all by itself, as the damage it deals is extremely weak, and will require you to plant 20 Level 1 Fila-Mints just in order to kill one normal zombie.
Note: The stats shown below only apply to Level 1.
SUN COST: 0
Fila-mints do electric damage and provide a temporary boost to all Fila-mint Family plants on the lawn.
Fila-mint Family plants:
Fila-mint hovers enigmatically and electrically over the lawn, surveying his surroundings. He nods, once. It is good.
|Sun Cost||Recharge||Duration||Toughness||Damage||Shot Bounces||Bounce Damage Percent||Bounce/Decay Delay|
|1||0||0||85 seconds||6 seconds||100000|
|10 dps||One||50%||0.5 seconds|
|2||100||80 seconds||7 seconds||20 dps||50%||0.5 seconds|
|3||150||80 seconds||8 seconds||30 dps||50%||0.45 seconds|
|4||200||75 seconds||9 seconds||40 dps||Two||50%||0.45 seconds|
|5||300||75 seconds||10 seconds||50 dps||75%||0.45 seconds|
|6||400||75 seconds||11 seconds||60 dps||75%||0.45 seconds|
|7||500||70 seconds||12 seconds||70 dps||Three||75%||0.4 seconds|
|8||600||70 seconds||13 seconds||80 dps||100%||0.4 seconds|
|9||800||70 seconds||14 seconds||90 dps||100%||0.4 seconds|
|10||1,000||60 seconds||15 seconds||100 dps||100%||0.4 seconds|
Plants vs. Zombies Wiki has a gallery for Fila-mint.
- Prior to the 6.8.1 update, Fila-mint family plants did not glow while Fila-mint is on the board.
- The screen also did not flash when Fila-mint is planted.
- Fila-mint is the first mint to be released in Plants vs Zombies 2.
- His colors scheme and eyes are similar to Electric Peashooter.
- Out of all the released mints, he is the only one without pupils.
- Despite being able to hover over the ground, it cannot be planted above the water in Big Wave Beach.
- Despite not being electricity-based, Magnifying Grass is part of the Fila-mint family