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Gumnuts pop sticky gum onto zombies, blocking other zombies behind.

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Gumnut is a plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2, that was first introduced in the 8.0.1 update. It is a single-use defensive plant that creates zombie-blocking barriers from zombies themselves, with stronger barriers being formed from tougher and sturdier zombies.

The gum also has the ability to withstand instant kills from zombies such as Gargantuar smashes, Zombot missiles, and their lasers. The mentioned instant kills will only deal 1500 damage to it, except for smashes from Gladiator Gargantuar and Gargantuar Bronzes, which respectively deal 1875 and 500 damage to it instead.

About

Gumnut is a seasonal Arena plant, unlockable with seed packets. It is a single-use plant that blows bubble gum that pops on the first zombie that approaches it, which immobilizes them and causes them to attack the gum.

Zombies immobilized with the gum also act as barriers, blocking zombies in a similar manner to zombies frozen in Ice Bloom's ice blocks. If the zombie is defeated, the gum despawns.

In the Chinese version, Gumnut has its own limits. Gumnut's gum health caps at 100,000 dps, and it cannot immobilize the following zombies:

Origins

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Gumnut is based on a "gumnut," the hardened seed container of the Eucalyptus trees native to Australia.

Its name is a double-entendre - it refers to both eponymous real-life plant and its ability to generate gum.

Almanac entry

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

Gumnut

SUN COST: 125
RECHARGE: 12

Gum Health: 8000
Gum Health Boost: 300

PLANT FOOD POWER: Zombies Gummed
FAMILY: Reinforce-mint

Gumnuts pop sticky gum onto zombies, pinning them in place and causing them to block other zombies behind them.

Special: stronger zombies form stronger barriers
Usage: best used against Gargantuars and Football Mechs

"I only chew ham-flavored gum," exudes Gumnut. "Ham and salt."

    将面前的僵尸黏住并阻碍僵尸

    特点:将前方一格的全部僵尸用口香糖粘住 植物特征:黄色植物

    “我只嚼僵尸味的口香糖”粘液桉果说到。

    In English:
    Immobilizes zombies in front of it as well as blocks them off.

    Special: immobilizes all zombies in the tile in front of it with chewing gum
    Plant feature: yellow plant

    "I only chew zombie-flavored gum" says Gumnut.

Upgrades

Plant Food effect

When fed with Plant Food, Gumnut will blow a large bubble gum that immobilizes a large number of zombies. Gumnut will prioritize on immobilizing the following zombies:

Reinforce-mint effect

When boosted by Reinforce-mint, the health of Gumnut's gum barriers increases by 20000, and its Gum Health Boost increases by 600. Gumnut's Plant Food effect will also activate and it will also immobilize 10 zombies at a time.

Costumed (China only)

The bubble Gumnut blows when given plant food will be bigger and the amount of smaller bubbles made by the bubble popping will be 8.

Level upgrades

Level Seed Packets Coins Upgrades
Sun Cost Recharge Toughness Gum Health Gum Health Boost Plant Food
(Zombies Gummed*)
1 0 0 125 12 seconds 300 dps 8000 300 5
2 50 11.5 seconds 9000 325
3 100 100 11 seconds 10000 350 6
4 200 10.5 seconds 11000 400
5 300 10 seconds 12000 425 7
6 400 9.5 seconds 13000 450
7 500 75 9 seconds 14000 500 8
8 600 8 seconds 15000 525
9 800 7 seconds 16000 550 9
10 1,000 50 6 seconds 20000 600 10

*The number of zombies targeted by the Plant Food effect.

Level upgrade (China only)

Level Upgrades Description
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The Charm of Chewing Gum
After the zombie eats the gum it was stuck in, there will be chance that the zombie will be "charmed" (does not apply to Gargantuars)
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Combat Training
Gumnut gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
LevelIcon3New.png Gumnut Upgrade 2.png
Charming Enhancement
The chance of the zombie being "charmed" increases 40%
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Cell Activation
Gumnut gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
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Ability Awaken
Gumnut may be boosted when planted.
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Fighting Power
Gumnut gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).


Strategies

Gumnut can be a very useful plant in certain levels. It is best used in levels where lots of zombies spawn because Gumnut can throw gum on multiple zombies. Keep in mind that the gum has a base health of 8000, rivaling that of the Tall-nut, and is able to resist instant-kills. This plant is very useful when used on Gargantuars and the machines in Far Future since gum created from them will be more durable and its damage limit ability will prevent them from quickly destroying it. Due to the gum's high health, this plant can be paired up with weaker plants preventing them from being eaten. It can also be used with close range plants like Bonk Choy, Wasabi Whip, and Pokra allowing them to do as much damage as possible. This can also be used on dangerous zombies like Octo Zombies, Wizard Zombies and Fisherman Zombies to prevent them from activating their ability - While they normally don't eat most plants, they must eat the gum anyway.

Another plant that can be paired with is Dartichoke because it immobilizes the zombies that Dartichoke is attacking. You can also use this early in a level to stall zombies while the sun producing plants produce more sun. This can also be a solution to the zombies affected by the dinosaurs in Jurassic Marsh. It is also worth noting that Gumnut has a relatively fast recharge compared to other defensive plants. If a zombie disabled by Gumnut is frozen by an Ice Bloom, other zombies must eat the gum first before the ice block can be damaged, which in turn allows Gumnut to be preserved for longer.

However, due to it being an instant use plant, Gumnut can sometimes be unreliable in a level. It is best paired with other defensive plants who will block minor threats while it disables the stronger enemies. Also, it has no effect against zombies standing in water within Big Wave Beach.

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Trivia

  • Because gum is an adhesive, zombies trapped by gum are immune to movement induced by various sources such as Power Toss, Spikeweed, Caulipower, Toadstool, Chomper, Primal Peashooter, Chard Guard, etc.
  • Imp Pear's Plant Food effect & hypnosis from Caulipower/Enchant-Mint can disable the gum's effects.
  • Gumnut will not affect zombies that are being stunned by Contain-mint.
  • Despite having no damage, Gumnut's gum health and Gum health boost show weapon icons in Almanac entry.
  • The gum's extra health is calculated by this formula: Gum base health + zombie health x gum health boost number/100.
    • For example, in the case of Gladiator Gargantuar, a level 1 Gumnut will create a 24200 health gum (8000 + 5400 × 300 ÷ 100 = 24200).
    • In the Chinese version, it is instead calculated in this formula: Gum base health + zombie health x 2, with the gum's health capping at 100,000 dps.

See also

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