Guacodile is the fourth plant obtained in Big Wave Beach in Plants vs. Zombies 2. It fires avocado pits at zombies, dealing one normal damage shot per hit. When attacked, it will rush offscreen and bite each zombie in its path two to three times, with each bite dealing 7.5 normal damage shots. Guacodile can be planted both on land and in water, but it can not fire its seeds while submerged.
Guacodile is based on the Persea americana, known as the avocado in English. Its name is portmanteau of guacamole, a type of dip made with avocados, and crocodile.
Sun cost: 125
Guacodiles fire seeds from a distance. When attacked they will rush off the lawn biting any zombies they encounter.
Usage: plant is lost after rushing attack
Special: can be planted on water
Ask Guacodile to tell you a little bit about himself and he'll give you a wry smile. "I'm a Guacodile. I've got a bite like a bear trap. I spit rock-hard pits with a force, speed and accuracy envied by every plant on the battlefield. Heck, I've been known to walk on water. I'm pretty much the whole enchilada." Yeah, the guy is a bit of a braggart but he's good at what he does.
When given Plant Food, it will push nearby zombies away and release two smaller rushing Guacodiles, without rushing offscreen itself.
The smaller Guacodiles return in the opposite direction after rushing off-screen, dealing more damage to the zombies in the lane.
Because Guacodile can chomp zombies upon getting close, it is useful in creating a last ditch line of defense against zombies that have broken through the player's defense. It can also work as an instant plant if planted immediately next to the horde, and this strategy is further augmented by its fast recharge rate. However, Guacodile is not a powerful plant: It only deals as much damage as a Peashooter, and its chomp attack is incapable of instantly killing a Conehead Zombie under normal condition.
Slowing plants such as Sap-fling and Stallia can assist Guacodile in dealing more damage with its chomp. As Guacodile does not chomp a zombie once, but rather multiple times as it moves through, a slowed zombie would take more damage from its charge attack compared to a normal one. Sweet Potato and Garlic can also divert zombies to a single lane, allowing Guacodile's chomp attack to hurt more enemies at once.
Guacodiles are also useful on levels where the number of plants that can be lost is limited as Guacodiles that rush off screen are not considered to be lost.
In this Chinese Brain Buster, the player must control a series of Guacodiles to eat all the zombies across the screen. They cannot hit a rock or exit the lawn as it will cause a game over.
Plants vs. Zombies Wiki has a gallery for Guacodile.
- Guacodile can shoot pits while submerged if there is an octopus binding an aquatic plant (excluding Lily Pad).
- Although, if it was planted without a Lily Pad next to the water and was attacking something, and the water came up to it, it will continue shooting pits, despite the fact that it's in water.
- Its original sun cost was 175 sun, but it was changed in the official update.
- When fed Plant Food or rushing off in the Pirate Seas and there is water in its path, it will sink and make a splash like a Swashbuckler Zombie.
- Guacodile will rush immediately when pulled by Fisherman Zombie, about to get abducted by Zombie Parrot, gotten hit by a reflected projectile Jester Zombie, by a Sun Bomb explosion, Gargantuar Prime's or Turquoise Skull Zombie's laser, pushed directly or indirectly by Mecha-Football Zombie, gotten hit by MC Zom-B's microphone spin or Hair Metal Gargantuar's sonic blast.
- Explorer Zombie's torch can burn and kill a Guacodile if it reaches it while it is still in its idle position. However, when planted at the right time, Guacodile can do its rushing attack and still kill the Explorer Zombie. Also, if the Guacodile is provoked into its rushing bite attack, it will become immune to the Explorer Zombie's torch.
- The Guacodile in the Almanac entry picture and Seed Selection screen is floating above water, but in-game, it is in the water.
- Guacodile, Coconut Cannon, Oak Archer, and Bowling Bulb are the only plants to have a Brain Buster created exclusively for them, not counting Special Delivery.
- Guacodile and Infi-nut are the only non-single-use plants that can survive Turquoise Skull Zombie's burning attack.