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Kernel-Pult is a Common Lobber plant in Plants vs. Zombies 3. It lobs kernels and butter at zombies


Kernel-Pult is a Common plant that is unlocked alongside Snapdragon after beating Floor 3 of Devour Tower. Its seed packets are more likely to be dropped in Taco Park breakout battles.

It costs 5 sun, and it attacks zombies by lobbing weak kernels and has 25% chance to lob butters that briefly stun zombies.



It is based on the plant of the same name from the original game and its sequel.

Its Plant Food name is named after one of Kernel Corn's ability in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2.

Almanac entry

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

Normal Damage Icon.pngNormal Common
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Sun PvZ3.png Lobs corn kernels, with a chance to lob
butter that stuns zombies. Corny!
Attack Damage
Attack Speed
3 s
Damage per Second
Chance to Butter
Butter Damage
Butter Duration
5 s
10 s

Effective against:
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Getting hit by Kernel-Pult is like having ten movie
theatre popcorn machines land on you before
getting thrown in a hot tub full of piping-hot
butter-like flavor-topping.


Plant Food

Kernel-Pult's Plant Food ability is named Butter Barrage, in which Kernel-Pult will lob five butters at random zombies.


Kernel-Pult's Tacobility is Extra Butter, which increases its chance to lob butter.



Balancing changes

March 24th, 2020 Patch

  • Base butter effect duration has been reduced from 8 to 5 seconds
    • Tacobility butter duration per upgrade level has been reduced slightly across all levels
      • Levels 1-5: TBA
    • Tacobility butter chance per upgrade level has been reduced slightly at higher levels
      • Level 3: From 45% -> 40%

Breakout Tips(Quotes)

  • My favorites insect? No, not the European Corn Bored. It's the butterfly!
  • I know it's corny, but higher-level plants chill, stun, and push back zombies ever better!(Generic tips only)
  • I can't believe it's not... my butter pats that you're using to stun powerful zombies!
  • I turn Jetpack Zombies into Jet-Puffed corn cereal!(Jetpack Zombie's tip)
  • I'll extinguish those Flaming Riders no prob! Oh they're Flamingo Riders? Uh, I guess I'm good against them too!(Flamingo Rider's tip)


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  • Kernel-Pult's projectiles can be lobbed backwards despite the animation suggesting otherwise. This is can be observed when it attacks a Jetpack Zombie while flying over the plant.
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