For other uses, see Kernel Corn (disambiguation).

Kernel Corn is a playable plant class in Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville. He is an PvZ BfN Attack Class Icon Attack class who specializes in ranged attacks.


In-game description

Great attacker who is dangerous at all distances. Highly lethal with Shuck Shot, or can reveal enemy positions with Butter beacon.

Primary Weapon

Dual rapid-fire assault cobs

In-game description

Kernel Corn's primary weapon are the Cob Busters, which fire small projectiles that deal 5 damage per shot (6 critical) and fires at a rate of 650 RPM (rounds per minute). The Cob Busters synergize well with Butter Beacon, as it gives Kernel Corn +1 damage with his Cob Busters for its duration. He can unload 52 projectiles before needing to reload.


Left abilities
Butter BeaconBfN
Butter Beacon
Reveal enemies for a short time by throwing a pat of tactical butter.
Center abilities
Husk HopBfN
Husk Hop
Leap over enemies while launching a volley of explosive kernels downward.
Right abilities
Shuck ShotBfN
Shuck Shot
Launch two highly explosive cobs.


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Perk Cooldown
Perk RoleIcon Attack
Faster refresh time for all abilities by earning multiple vanquishes rapidly.

Reduces ability cooldown by 50% for earning multiple vanquishes.
Perk Cooldown
Refreshing Revive
Faster refresh time for all abilities by reviving an ally.

Reduces ability cooldown by 30% when a teammate is revived.
Perk Health
Rough Patch
Spawn with more health after suffering multiple vanquishes in a row.

After dying three times in a row, spawn with the maximum amount of over-health for the currently used class after respawning or being revived.
Perk Health
Low Life
Perk RoleIcon Attack
Gain health by earning a vanquish when at low health.

Grants 30 health upon vanquishing an enemy at low HP.
Perk AreaofEffect
Butter BeaconBfN
Larger area highlighted by Butter Beacon.
Perk Mobility
Happy Feet
Shuck ShotBfN
Move Faster during Shuck Shot.

Move 80% faster while using Shuck Shot.
Perk Ammo
Rapid Recob
Cob Busters gain faster reload.

Decreases Cob Busters' reload time by 42.85714%.
Perk Health
Perk RoleIcon Attack
Regenerate health when near multiple enemies.

When near two enemies within a 10m radius, regenerate 4 HP every 0.5 seconds.
Perk Cooldown
Critical Blow
Faster refresh time for all abilities by earning a critical vanquish.

Reduces ability cooldown by 3 seconds upon critically vanquishing an enemy.
Perk Mobility
Buttered Branches
Move faster when aiming.

Move 60% faster when aiming.
Perk Damage
Husk HopBfN
Deal additional damage by hitting enemy directly with Husk Hop corn kernels.
Perk Cooldown
Butter BeaconBfN
Faster refresh time for Butter Beacon by vanquish on highlighted enemy.

Decreases the cooldown time for Butter Beacon by 6 seconds upon vanquishing a highlighted enemy.
Perk Damage
Super Spin
Increased rate of fire for short time by earning a vanquish. Upgrade can stack up to three times.

Increases Cob Busters' rate of fire for 5.1 seconds by vanquishing enemies. Stacks up to 3 times for a fire rate increase of 16%, 30%, and 42.5% (754, 845, and 926.25 RPM) respectively. Each stack extends the effect's duration to 4.5 seconds.
Perk Damage
Mob Cobs
Cob Busters pierce through enemies.
Perk Handling
Reaping Leap
Husk HopBfN
Larger damage area of Husk Hop.
Perk Mobility
Move faster, except when sprinting.

Increases walking speed by 12.9032%
Perk Health
Perk RoleIcon Attack
Gain health by earning a vanquish.

Grants 10 health upon vanquishing an enemy.
Perk Utility
Leveling Up
Earn XP faster.

Earn 10% more XP.
Perk Handling
Ready Up
Perk RoleIcon Attack
Use weapons and abilities faster just after sprinting.

Reduces sprint exit delay by 25%
Perk Cooldown
Shuck ShotBfN
Faster refresh time of Shuck Shot by earning a multi-vanquish with Shuck Shot.

Decreases Shuck Shot's cooldown time by 7 seconds upon vanquishing multiple enemies with it.

Related Achievement

Earn 200 vanquishes as a Kernel Corn.



Kernel Corn is a front line attacker, so make sure your in the battle first. If you’re playing Turf Takeover, and there are a lot of enemies in the area, throw a Butter Beacon to weaken them and reveal their positions. You can also use Butter Beacon to see how many enemies are in an area to improve your attack plan-keep in mind that enemies know when they have been detected. If you see a lot of enemies in a tight group, use Shuck Shot against them, but be smart about it-it is simple for an enemy to sprint away from your attack. Kernel Corn isn't the best plant when it comes to chasing enemies, and is useless when enemies are in pursuit of Kernel Corn. Try to attack sprinting enemies, slowing them down, then use Husk Hop to get close to them/attack them.


The best strategy is to attack Kernel Corn from a distance, so that he cannot use the lethal Husk Hop ability, If he fires Shuck Shots at you, they will be easier to dodge from a distance.

Tips & Tricks

  • Know that Corn doesn't have any real mobility ability, so be careful about which fights you choose to fight in.

Balancing changes

October 2019 Patch

  • Damage of Cob Busters increase 3.4->3.86
  • Rate of fire of Cob Busters increased 600->650rpm
  • Gravity on Butter Beacon decreased -25->-10m/s
  • Velocity of Butter Beacon decreased 40->32m/s
  • Net effect of longer trajectory for Butter Beacon
  • Forward launch of Husk Hop increase 11->14

December 2019 Patch

  • Cob Busters damage increased 3.86->5.2
  • Reduce projectile spread of Cob Busters when moving
  • Cob Busters ammo capacity increased 46->52
  • Reduce Cob Busters camera recoil


See also

V · T · E
Plants (Shooter games)
Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville plants
Playable Classes
PvZ BfN Attack Class Icon Attack Peashooter · Chomper · Kernel Corn · Night Cap · Snapdragon
PvZ BfN Defend Class Icon Defend Cactus · Citron · Acorn (Oak)
PvZ BfN Support Class Icon Support Sunflower · Rose
Peashooter Chili Bean Bomb · Pea Gatling · Pea Suped
Chomper Spikeweed · Burrow · Grody Goop
Kernel Corn Butter Beacon · Husk Hop · Shuck Shot
Night Cap Casting Shadows · Fung Fu · Shadow Sneak
Snapdragon Swoop Slam · Blue Blazes · Blazing Trail
Cactus Potato Mine · Garlic Drone · Petal Propeller
Citron E.M.Peach · Spin Dash · Navel Laser
Acorn & Oak
Solo Sap Trap · Invoke Oak · Acorn Dash
Passenger Sap Trap · Treeject · Lumber Support
Oak Super Sap Trap · Treeject · Roll for Damage
Sunflower Sunny Side Up · Sunbeam · Heal Beam
Rose Jinx · Arcane Enigma · Goatify
Spawnable Plants
Range Pea Cannon · Gatling Pea · Scaredy-Shroom · Lightning Reed
Support Heal Flower · Goop-Shroom
Melee Bonk Choy · Doom-Shroom · Fume-Shroom
Melee Terracotta Weed · Vase Weed · Dandelion
Range Wildflower · Terracotta Wildflower
Support Heal Weed · Hypno-Shroom
Battle Leaders Bam-Bam-Boo · Bluehorn Corn · Flotsamuel · Lucy · No-Neck Raffi · Pinky Rain · Pollen Kate · Pound Cake · Queen Capra · Sherman · Sproutrage · Teddy
Bounty Hunt
Weirding Woods Queenigma · Solar Sisters · Wild Bunch
Town Center Bitey Brothers · Mirror-Shroom · Tiger Klaus
Elusive Foes
Weirding Woods Amber Gemma · Pops Cyclops · Sleepy
Town Center Big Hurtle · Kitty Sparkles · Mrs. Veilbiter
Bosses Dreadroot · Giga Torchwood · Sunflower Queen · Super Bean · Marigold · Hypno Sunflower Queen · Spooky Squash · Bitter Dill · Dreadwood · Blight Cap
Quest NPCs Air Ron · Best Fishing Friend™️ · Bingo-Bongo · Brian · Corny Corn · Dandelion · Exposition Al · Gilly the Kid · Harmela · Land Phil · Major Sweetie · Mark · Mike · Ol' Dillan · Sergeant Peel · Sir Crustworthy · Sir Victor-Ian · Tenderleaf · Tumbleweed Ted · Vivian
Others Weed · Pumpkin Weed · Pumpkin Wildflower
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