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The Fila-mint Family is made up of electric plants.

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Fila-mint is a Power Mint plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2. When planted, he immediately deals 150 damage to zombies. He can also boost Fila-mint Family plants by increasing their damage, zombies zapped, and more.

Fila-mint Family plants include:

Like other Power Mints, he cannot be imitated or affected by other mints. After 6 seconds, Fila-mint will disappear.

Fila-mint can be obtained with 100 mints in the store when he is available.

Origins

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Fila-mint is based on the "Lamiaceae" (also known as "mint") and a "filament," which is the part of a light bulb that produces light. This also refers to his electrical appearance.

His name is a portmanteau of the words "mint" and "filament."

Almanac entry

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

Fila-mint

SUN COST: 0
RECHARGE: 85

DAMAGE: 150
DURATION: 6

FAMILY: Fila-mint

Fila-mints do electric damage and provide a temporary boost to all Fila-mint Family plants on the lawn.

Fila-mint Family plants:

Citron
Electric Blueberry
Electric Currant
Electric Peashooter
Electrici-tea
E.M.Peach
Lightning Reed
Magnifying Grass
Power Vine
Ultomato

Fila-mint hovers enigmatically and electrically over the lawn, surveying his surroundings. He nods, once. It is good.


Fila-mint boosts

When boosted by Fila-mint, the following plants gain these effects:

  • Citron charges his plasma ball twice as fast and gains an additional 1000 DPS
  • Electrici-tea will do an additional 10 DPS with its zaps, an additional 1680 DPS with its Plant Food attack, and an additional 1400 DPS added to its explosion.
  • Electric Blueberry's targeting will change to target a Gargantuar 20% of the time, a normal zombie 30% of the time, and other zombies 50% of the time - the same as any Electric Blueberry that has been upgraded to Level 10. If Electric Blueberry is already at level 10, Fila-mint will do nothing.
  • Electric Currant will receive an additional 80 DPS to his fence attack, and 90 DPS to his melee attack. 
  • Electric Peashooter will receive an additional 50 DPS to his main pea, and the lightning coming off of said pea receives an additional 29 DPS.
  • E.M.Peach will have his range set to 400, as if it's level 7 or above. If E.M.Peach is already at level 7 or above, Fila-mint will do nothing. 
  • Lightning Reed will receive an additional 60 DPS to his attack, and his attack can bounce to an additional ten zombies. 
  • Magnifying Grass will receive an additional 800 DPS to her sun attack.
  • Power Vine will do an additional 55 DPS, and his plant food effect will do an additional 80 DPS.
  • Ultomato will receive an additional 575 DPS to his small stage, an additional 1200 DPS to its medium stage, an additional 2500 DPS to its big stage, and an additional 2200 DPS to its Plant Food attack.

Upgrades

Level upgrades

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

Level Seed Packets Upgrades
Sun Cost Recharge Duration Toughness Damage Shot Bounces Bounce Damage Percent Bounce/Decay Delay
1 0 0 85 seconds 6 seconds 100000
dps
150 dps Two 50% 0.5 seconds
2 100 80 seconds 7 seconds 300 dps 50% 0.5 seconds
3 150 80 seconds 8 seconds 450 dps 50% 0.45 seconds
4 200 75 seconds 9 seconds 600 dps Three 50% 0.45 seconds
5 300 75 seconds 10 seconds 750 dps 75% 0.45 seconds
6 400 75 seconds 11 seconds 900 dps 75% 0.45 seconds
7 500 70 seconds 12 seconds 1050 dps Four 75% 0.4 seconds
8 600 70 seconds 13 seconds 1200 dps 100% 0.4 seconds
9 800 70 seconds 14 seconds 1350 dps 100% 0.4 seconds
10 1,000 60 seconds 15 seconds 1500 dps 100% 0.4 seconds

Strategies

Fila-mint can greatly improve the efficiency of electrical plants, such as Lightning Reed or Electric Currant. This can make a lot of harder levels much easier, as it turns low-level plants into stronger ones. Another bonus in its usage is that it electrocutes all zombies on the screen, dealing some 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 easily deal with stronger zombies.

At low levels, it is not recommended to use in Arena, as its duration is too short, and unlike Reinforce-mint, it can't do devastating combos. Also, it can only be used twice (more as you upgrade it), therefore greatly reducing its usefulness. However, it becomes devastating when leveled up, with the potential to deal up to 3000 DPS (when buffed) to all zombies across the board, eliminating them with ease.

It is not recommended to bring Fila-mint to levels where you can't lose plants, as it will disappear after a while.

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Trivia

  • 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.
  • Despite being able to hover over the ground, it cannot be planted above the water in Big Wave Beach.
  • Despite not being electricity-based, both Magnifying Grass and Ultomato are part of the Fila-mint family.
  • It was buffed in the 7.3 update. Its damage was increased by 15x at all levels, and the amount of lightning bounces was increased by one at each level.

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
Plants vs. Zombies: Social Edition
Normal Peashooter · Sunflower · Cherry Bomb · Wall-nut · Potato Mine · Chomper · Repeater · Puff-shroom · Scaredy-shroom · Snow Pea · Sun-shroom · Fume-shroom · Grave Buster · Lily Pad · Squash · Spikeweed · Tangle Kelp · Torchwood · Sea-shroom · Jalapeno · Coffee Bean · Tall-nut · Pumpkin · Magnet-shroom · Blover · Melon-pult · Cactus
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
Plants vs. Zombies Adventures
>Normal Peashooter · Sunflower · Aspearagus · Wall-nut · Cherry Bomb · Popcorn · Beet · Snow Pea · Jalapeño · Magnet Plant · Flaming Pea · Shamrock · Bamboo Shoot · Repeater · Chilly Pepper · Twin Sunflower
VIPs Sweet Pea · Beeshooter · Hard-nut · Acespearagus · Power Flower · Beetboxer · Ice Queen Pea · Shamrockstar · Bamboom
Others Trees
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
Premium
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
Plants vs. Zombies 2 (Chinese version)
Ancient Egypt Peashooter · Sunflower · Wall-nut · Cabbage-pult · Bloomerang · Iceberg Lettuce · Grave Buster · Bonk Choy · Repeater · Twin Sunflower · Snow Pea · Torchwood
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
Others Potato Mine · Flower Pot · Tactical Cuke
Removed plants Rotten Red
Plants vs. Zombies Online
Player's House Sunflower · Peashooter · Wall-nut · Potato Mine
Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum Bruce Bamboo · Carrot Rocket · Pomegranate-pult · Dandelion · Venus Flytrap · Wax Gourd · Sod
Ancient Egypt Bloomerang · Bonk Choy · Grave Buster · Iceberg Lettuce · Cabbage-pult
Pirate Seas Snapdragon · Spikeweed · Spring Bean · Kernel-pult · Coconut Cannon · Narcissus · Endurian · Spikerock · Pineapple Cannon · Threepeater
Far Future Laser Bean · Blover · Citron · E.M.Peach · Tile Turnip · Ganoderma · Banana Tree · Nitro-shroom · Infi-nut · Magnifying Grass
East Sea Dragon Palace Oxygen Algae · Garlic · Bubble Flower · Electric Anemone
Upgrades Twin Sunflower · Repeater
VIPs Winter Melon
Power Ups Cherry Bomb · Jalapeno
Premium Squash · Snow Pea · Tall-nut
Adventure Mode only Magic Vine · Split Pea · Chili Bean · Lightning Reed · Pea Pod · Melon-pult · Starfruit · Chomper · Fire Peashooter · Cattail · Zorrose · Clivia · Sap-fling · Acidic Citrus · Magic-shroom · Ghost Pepper · Guacodile · Hurrikale · Plantern · Oak Archer · Homing Thistle · Pepper-pult · Radish · Toadstool · Blooming Heart · Red Stinger · Electric Blueberry · A.K.E.E. · Moonflower · Guerrequila · Aspiragus · Pumpkin Witch · Mine Fruit · Sea Anemone · Lychee Drill · Sea Starfruit
Plants vs. Zombies 3
Plantable Lily Pad · Chili Bean · Sunflower · Tangle Kelp · Squash · Wall-Nut · Peashooter · Bonk Choy
Power-Ups Grapes of Wrath · Chilly Pepper · Jalapeño · Cherry Bomb · Blover
Removed Puff-Shroom · Buttercup · Garlic · Potato Mine · Pushywillow · Chard Guard · Spikeweed · Cabbage-Pult · Kernel-Pult · Caramel Popcorn · Lightning Reed · Melon-Pult · Shuffle Truffle · Blockbuster · Butternut Squash · Ragweed · Sawgrass · Fire Peashooter · Pine Needler · Snow Pea · Bamboo Shoots · Night Cap · Aloe Vera · Sweet Potato · Hydrangea · Dogwood · Chomper · Flak Seed · Gravitree · Gloom-Shroom · Lemon-Aid · Starfruit · Snapdragon · Fairy Ring Mushroom · Kalestorm · Star Tree · Magic Beans
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