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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. She[1] 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. She 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 her own limits. Gumnut's gum health caps at 100,000 dps, and she 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.

Her name is a double-entendre - it refers to both eponymous real-life plant and her 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 base health of Gumnut's gum barriers increases by 20000, and her Gum Health Boost increases by 600. Gumnut's Plant Food effect will also activate and it will immobilize an additional 10 zombies at a time.

Costumed (China only)

The bubble Gumnut blows when given plant food will be bigger and gums 8 zombies.

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.

Mastery upgrades

  • Chance to Boost
  • Damage Pierce

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).
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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).
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Gummed zombies will release a "poison cloud" behind them, stunning all zombies in the affected area.
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Fighting Power
Gumnut gains another 50% more attack power and health (300% of initial).


Strategies

Gumnut can be a very useful plant in certain levels. She 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 her damage limit ability will prevent them from quickly destroying her. Due to the gum's high health, this plant can be paired up with weaker plants preventing them from being eaten. She 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 abilities - While they normally don't eat most plants, they must eat the gum anyway. The same can also be applied to Zombies that are affected by Dinosaurs in Jurassic Marsh as she renders them less dangerous.

Another plant that can be paired with is Hot Date/Sweet Potato. They can be used to attract many zombies - including those that don't eat plants - And allow Gumnut to paralyze them all. A Potato Mine would work even better, since he can safely arm while the zombies are occupied before heavily damaging all zombies there.

You can also use her early in a level to stall zombies while the sun producing plants produce more sun, but this may turn out to be detrimental since she has a somewhat high cost.

Using Ice Bloom on a zombie with low health that has been immobilized by Gumnut is a good idea, as the frozen zombie will not vanish until the level ends or if the ice block is destroyed. Other zombies must get through the gum before they can reach the ice block. However, to maximize her value, you may want to bring heavy hitters and time your Ice Bloom properly and/or bring Winter-Mint, which makes this strategy highly inconsistent.

It is also worth noting that Gumnut has a relatively fast recharge compared to other defensive plants.

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

Avoid using Gumnut on zombies to stall while in the presence of Z-Mech, as he can easily remove the gum by teleporting the affected zombie. It is also not recommended to use this plant in levels where you can't lose any, as this effectively defeats her purpose as an instant plant.

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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.

References

See also

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