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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

Mint(real)

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

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 will use her level 10 targeting system regardless of which level she's at.
  • 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 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 its sun 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, Magnifying Grass is 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
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 · Torchwood · Imitater · Starfruit · Chomper · Dandelion · Toadstool · Strawburst · Cactus · Electric Blueberry · Jack O' Lantern · Grapeshot · Cold Snapdragon · Blooming Heart · Escape Root · Gold Bloom · Wasabi Whip · Explode-O-Nut · Kiwibeast · Bombegranate · Apple Mortar · Witch Hazel · Parsnip · Missile Toe · Hot Date · Caulipower · Electric Peashooter · Solar Tomato · 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 · Aloe
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 Enlighten-mint · Shadow Peashooter · Goo Peashooter · Sling Pea · Snap Pea · Zoybean Pod · Electrici-tea · Dazey Chain · Blastberry Vine · Pokra · Imp Pear · Pyre Vine
Others Marigold

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