For other uses, see Kernel Corn (disambiguation).

Kernel Corn is a new playable plant class introduced in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2. He returned to Suburbia from fighting overseas during the events of Garden Warfare, only to find that the zombies have conquered Suburbia. Then he decided to bring the fight to them.


Website description

Fighting overseas during the events of the first Garden Warfare, the Kernel is ready to take the fight to the Zombies. What he lacks in a sense of humor, he makes up for with attitude, and dual Cob Busters.

Stickerbook description

Kernel Corn was stationed overseas for the events of the first Garden Warfare. Hearing about the conflict at home, he returned to a Suburbia transformed. Now he's ready to lead the Plants to victory, and tacos, but mostly victory.

In-game description

The Kernel's dual Cob Busters, explosive Shuck Shot and Butter Barrage airstrike mean he's always on the front lines.

AI Health

  • Easy: 90
  • Normal: 120
  • Hard: 150
  • CRAAAAZY: 180


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BBQ Corn Mob Cob Pops Corn Party Corn Commando Corn

Primary Weapon

Kernel Corn's primary weapon are the Cob Busters, a fully automatic weapon that deals 5-7 base damage and 7-9 critical damage depending on range.


Left abilities
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Butter Barrage
Mark the danger zone with a steaming hot baked potato, then stand back as explosive butter rains from the sky!
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Bigger Better Butter
That's right, folks! Better Butter! Instead of lots of tiny buttery explosions, how about one massively huge one?
Center abilities
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Husk Hop
Unleash this surprisingly acrobatic maneuver as you leap over your problems, and rain down corn kernels on everything below.
Right abilities
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Shuck Shot
Charge your corn cobs until they're positively steaming, point at your target, and then ka-blam! Explosive corn fury.
More is usually better, so why not pelt your enemies with a full barrage of rapid fire explosive cobs.


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Health Regeneration Delay Upgrade

This upgrade decreases the delay before health regeneration begins!

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Zoom Upgrade

This upgrade increases the zoom distance of your primary weapon!

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Health Regeneration Upgrade

This upgrade increases how quickly your health regenerates!

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Speed Upgrade

This upgrade allows you to move faster!

Reload Upgrade

This upgrade decreases your reload time!

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Ammo Upgrade

This upgrade increases the number of times you can fire before reloading!

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Damage Upgrade

This upgrade increases your primary weapon damage!

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Health Upgrade

This upgrade increases your maximum health!


Tips & Tricks

  • The Butter Barrage is great at taking out groups of zombies.
  • Husk Hop can be used to attack zombies and also to hop up onto rooftops or tactical areas.
    • Pull the joystick/control key back to make Kernel Corn stay in one spot. It deals massive damage to zombies and players usually do not notice you nor can they escape in time.
  • Shuck Shot is great for taking out Z-Mechs as they are easy to hit.
  • Kernel Corn has more firepower than the Foot Soldier, making him a good front line assault class (larger ammo pool).
  • Try and throw the Butter Barrage onto objectives.
  • A good tactic for taking out a Z-Mech is to use the Butter Barrage, then Husk Hop over the Z-Mech, then fire your Shuck Shot at it when you land.
  • Kernel Corn is very similar to the Foot Soldier in many ways, so play it similarly.
  • Shuck Shots don't have to be completely accurate. They give off small splash damage when they hit something.
  • Husk Hop can be used to quickly and easily get in and out of situations.
  • Spamming the jump button immediately after using Husk Hop propels you forward in a straight line until you either stop jumping or lose momentum.
    • Only works if you don't touch any of the movement controls.

Balancing changes

Post Beta Patch

  • Primary Weapon Start Damage increased from 6.5 to 7.5

Graveyard Variety Pack DLC

  • All of the Kernel Corns, variants and the default, health have been changed to 150 to make him more of a front-line fighter.

Trouble in Zombopolis: Part One DLC

  • Magazine capacity was increased by 5.
  • The reticle bloom when shooting was reduced.
  • The accuracy of Kernel Corn when shooting was increased slightly.

Trouble in Zombopolis: Part Two DLC

  • Magazine capacity was increased by 5.
  • The ranged damage was increased from 5.5 to 6.5.


Plants vs. Zombies Wiki has a gallery for Kernel Corn.
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  • The names of his abilities are all alliterative.
  • He is called Corn by the character sticker and Sticker Book.
  • The fact that he fires projectiles from his "arms" seems to reference a concept idea from the original Garden Warfare that deceits plants attacking using their arms rather than their mouths and heads.
  • He yells occasionally while firing his primary weapon or using abilities.
  • In the beta, the Cob Busters had 40 ammo instead of the 35 ammo in the finished game.
    • This also applies to most of his variants.
  • The default Kernel Corn is currently the only character in the game to be buffed in every character balancing update.
    • He is also the only character out of all his variants to not have a hat without customization equipped.
  • His Cob Busters visually lose kernels when the ammo from his primary weapon is used.
  • He has the least elemental variants in the entire game, with only having BBQ Corn.
  • According to the stickerbook, he was fighting overseas during the events of Garden Warfare 1.
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