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Plant Headbutter Lettuce to bash and butter zombies.

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Headbutter Lettuce is a plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2 introduced in the 8.5.1 update. He deals heavy close ranged damage to zombies both in front and behind him in a similar manner to Bonk Choy. He also has a 10% chance to occasionally butter the zombies he attacks in a similar manner to Kernel-pult.

Headbutter Lettuce requires 250 seed packets to unlock. The player can earn them through store offers or playing Piñata Parties in 2020 Fall Food Fight event.

Origins

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Headbutter Lettuce is based on the butter lettuce, a cultivar of lettuce known for its loose formation of leaves, sweet taste, and tender flavor.

His name is a portmanteau of the words "head" as he is a head of lettuce, "butter lettuce" from the plant he is based on, "butter," which references his ability to butter zombies, and "headbutt," referring to his method of attack.


Almanac entry

Headbutter Lettuce

SUN COST: 175
RECHARGE: 7

TOUGHNESS: 900
DAMAGE: 100

PLANT FOOD POWER: Damage
Special: Stun

FAMILY: Enforce-mint

Headbutter Lettuces bash zombies in front and behind while occasionally buttering zombies.

Usage: resists damage with high health

Headbutter Lettuce yawns. "Oh, is it that time? Time to headbutt zombies? Let me put on my butting face and I'll be right out!" He's a champ.

    奶油生菜可以在攻击的时候甩出奶油,将远处的僵尸糊住。

    植物特征:矮个子

    奶油生菜酷爱音乐和跳舞,特别是听着磕头士音乐蹦迪。时间一长,他练就了一项绝技,以头抢地的攻击方式和甩出头油的绝技。
    In English:
    Headbutter Lettuce can toss out butter when attacking, buttering zombies from a distance.

    Plant features: Short plant

    Headbutter Lettuce loves music and dancing, and especially loves Kowtow music. A while ago, he developed a signature move, of banging his head on the ground while tossing butter.

Upgrades

Plant Food effect

Plant Food animation

When given Plant Food, Headbutter Lettuce will damage all zombies around him (3 tiles around him on the lane where Headbutter Lettuce is placed) and throw up to 9 butters (12 with costume in the Chinese version) at multiple zombies on the screen.

Enforce-mint effect

When boosted by Enforce-mint, Headbutter Lettuce will do an additional 415 DPS with his normal attack, and 500 DPS per damage tick with his Plant Food attack. The damage of butter he throws will be increased by 220 DPS.

Level upgrades

Level Seed Packets Coins Upgrades
Sun Cost Recharge Toughness Damage Butter Chance Butter Quantity Stun Duration^ Plant Food Power
(Zombies Buttered)*
Normal Butter^ Plant Food* Min Max
1 0 0 175 7 seconds 900 dps 100 dps 40 dps 150 dps 10% 1 1 8 seconds 3
2 50 150 6.5 seconds 1000 dps 135 dps 60 dps 15% 2 8.5 seconds 4
3 100 6 seconds 1100 dps 170 dps 80 dps 275 dps 20% 9 seconds
4 200 5.5 seconds 1200 dps 205 dps 100 dps 25% 3 9.5 seconds 5
5 300 125 5 seconds 1300 dps 240 dps 120 dps 350 dps 30% 10 seconds
6 400 4.5 seconds 1400 dps 275 dps 140 dps 35% 10.5 seconds 6
7 500 4 seconds 1500 dps 310 dps 160 dps 425 dps 40% 2 11 seconds
8 600 100 3.5 seconds 1600 dps 345 dps 180 dps 45% 11.5 seconds 7
9 800 3 seconds 1700 dps 380 dps 200 dps 500 dps 50% 3 12 seconds
10 1,000 2.5 seconds 1800 dps 415 dps 220 dps 55% 12.5 seconds 8

*Per hit. His Plant Food effect deals a total of 3 hits.
^Applies to both normal and Plant Food state.

Mastery upgrades

  • Chance to Boost
  • Damage Pierce

Level upgrade (China only)

Level Upgrades Description
LevelIcon2New.png Headbutter Lettuce Upgrade 1.png
Concentration Increase
浓度提升
The chance of tossing butter is increased to 15% and the butter's stun time is increased by 1 second.
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Combat Training
战斗训练
Headbutter Lettuce gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
LevelIcon3New.png Headbutter Lettuce Upgrade 2.png
Double Butter
双份奶油
The chance of tossing butter is increased to 25% and 2 sticks of butter can be tossed at a time.
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Cell Activation
细胞活化
Headbutter Lettuce gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
LevelIcon4New.png AbilityAwakendIcon.png
Ability Awaken
能力觉醒
Headbutter Lettuce may be boosted when planted.
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Fighting Power
战斗能力
Headbutter Lettuce gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).
LevelIcon5New.png Headbutter Lettuce Upgrade 3.png
Butter Fountain
奶油喷泉
When attacking there is a chance to bang out a fountain of butter, which tosses 3 sticks of butter at a time.
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Fighting Power
战斗能力
Headbutter Lettuce gains another 50% more attack power and health (300% of initial).


Strategies

Headbutter Lettuce is a very powerful plant and a quick attacker that can easily take down many zombies. Not only does he do a bunch of damage at a fast pace, but he can also efficiently stall the bigger threats with his butter and high health. If used appropriately, he can deal with entire zombie waves on his own, as both his recharge and sun cost make him affordable in many scenarios.

However, his short range renders him very vulnerable on some occasions, so using support plants like Kernel-pult is useful as he cannot handle too many zombies at once. If the player wants to choose a plant for close-range attacks, Pokra is a better choice as she can attack multiple zombies at once as well as slows them down and has a DPS that is comparable to that of Headbutter Lettuce.

In certain worlds, you might want to refrain from using him in favor of other plants, these mainly being Lost City and Dark Ages, where you can encounter Parasol Zombie and Jester Zombie respectively, as both of these zombies are immune to his butter and can even use it against your strategy, so beware, as other plants may be better for getting rid of these zombies. However, this should not be much of a problem, as Headbutter Lettuce has such a high health that those said projectiles cannot pose a major threat to him.

When boosted by Enforce-mint, his damage is greatly improved, making it easy for him to deal with some very tough zombies such as Gargantuars. Given the medium duration of Enforce-mint, Headbutter Lettuce can attack many times before it disappears. But please note that the Power Mint will not increase his stun duration, pay more attention to his damage instead.

Headbutter Lettuce can be considered a straight upgrade of Bonk Choy, if one does not take his Plant Food power into account. Although he can stun some random zombies, he deals much less damage than that of a Bonk Choy. However, his high power output can compensate for this problem, so Headbutter Lettuce can replace Bonk Choy in many scenarios.

Related achievement

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Pat the Birdy
Put butter on a Seagull Zombie

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In other languages

Language Name Description
United States of America English Headbutter Lettuce
China Simplified Chinese 奶油生菜 lit. "Butter Lettuce"
France French Laitue Coup de boule
Germany German Kopfnuss-Salat
Italy Italian Lattuga testata di burro
Brazil Brazilian Portuguese Alface Amanteigada
Spain Spanish Lechuga mantecosa


Trivia

  • Headbutter Lettuce is the only Enforce-mint family plant to butter zombies. It is also one of the three plants in Plants vs Zombies 2 to use butter in attacks, the other two being Kernel-pult and Buttercup.
  • There is a bug where if Headbutter Lettuce butters a zombie, the zombie will be invincible until they have been unbuttered.
  • It has the highest DPS (DPS per second) in the game, tied with Celery Stalker, dealing 200 DPS per second.

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