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Plant Levitater to randomly levitate zombies.

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Levitater is a plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2 introduced in the 9.8.1 update for the Levitater's Lively Arena season. Every 12 seconds, it causes the zombie closest to it to begin levitating for 5 seconds, with one-tile knockback and a chance to even toss them off the lawn. Zombies that are levitated cannot be blown away by plants such as Blover, Hurrikale, or Draftodil.

Origins

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Levitater's name is a portmanteau of the words "levitate," referring to the fact that it can levitate zombies and "tater," a slang word for potato, the real-life plant on which this plant is based.

Almanac entry

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

Levitater

SUN COST: 50
RECHARGE: 20

TOUGHNESS: 300
Time Between Levitations: Time Between Levitations

Chance to Levitate Off Lawn: 1
Chance to Plant Food Levitate: Chance to Plant Food Levitate

FAMILY: Enchant-mint

Levitaters levitate random zombies.

Special: levitated zombies cannot be Blovered
"I'm a bit different from my other tater cousins," explains Levitater. "Chief among those differences, I'd say, is that I don't explode on contact, or at all. I stick around!"


Upgrades

Plant Food effect

When given Plant Food, Levitater will cause multiple zombies in the lawn to begin levitating for 5 seconds, with one-tile knockback and a chance to even toss them off the lawn.

Enchant-mint effect

When boosted by Enchant-mint, Levitater's chance to levitate zombies off lawn is increased to 50% for both its normal and Plant Food states, but its chance to levitate zombies for its Plant Food effect is reduced to 25%.

Level upgrades

Level Seed Packets Coins Upgrades
Sun Cost Recharge Starting Recharge Toughness Chance to Levitate Off Lawn* Chance to Plant Food Levitate
1 0 0 50 20 seconds 10 seconds 300 dps 1% 32%
2 50 9.5 seconds 350 dps 2% 34%
3 100 9 seconds 400 dps 3% 36%
4 200 8.5 seconds 450 dps 4% 38%
5 300 8 seconds 550 dps 5% 40%
6 400 7.5 seconds 600 dps 6% 42%
7 500 7 seconds 650 dps 7% 44%
8 600 6.5 seconds 700 dps 8% 46%
9 800 6 seconds 750 dps 9% 48%
10 1,000 5 seconds 800 dps 10% 50%

*Applies to both normal and Plant Food states.

Mastery upgrades

  • Chance to Boost
  • Damage Pierce

Strategies

Levitater shares many traits with Hocus Crocus. They are both Enchant-mint family plants that stall a single zombie at a time by pushing them back. However, Hocus Crocus is much more powerful, as it can warp zombies back across the full lawn instead of just a single tile. Though due to Levitater being a quarter of Hocus Crocus' cost, it may prove to be much more versatile in scenarios where sun is more restricted, such as Last Stand.

Due to having a heavier emphasis on single target stalling, it's much more useful against large zombies with lots of health, such as Gargantuars or Robo-Cones. This also lets it perform well in Penny's Pursuit, as the game mode often prefers to have a lower density of stronger zombies rather than a higher density of weaker zombies. Due to its strength towards single target zombies, it can be paired with plants that excel at dealing with groups of zombies (such as Fume-Shroom), allowing the latter to better deal with the high health zombies.

While this seems like a bad plant to pair with straight shooters such as Repeater at first, due to levitated zombies hovering over their projectiles, note that the zombies will still land a tile back from their initial point of levitation. In grouped situations where Levitater will not be able to hold back the entire horde, zombies will still be levitated out of play for a few seconds, preventing them from damaging defensive plants or using special abilities (such as Octo Zombie's ability to throw octopuses) during this time. Something important to note is that lobbing plants, such as Cabbage-pult, will be able to target and damage levitated zombies, allowing them to take even greater advantage of these zombies being stunned while levitated than their straight shooting counterparts.

A great combo for Levitater is with Blastberry Vine, this is due to many reasons. For one, Blastberry Vine being a vine gives you more room to build a large collection of Levitaters, letting them be more effective than with typical damage plants. Blastberry Vine also specializes in dealing with groups of zombies rather than single, strong targets. Levitater's strong stalling capabilities against single targets can help prevent these stronger zombies from becoming a large threat. Finally, Blastberry Vine is a lobbing plant, which allows it to take advantage of the levitation duration more than many other damage-dealing plants.

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In other languages

Language Name Description
United States of America English Levitater
France French Lévi-patate
Germany German Schwebekartoffel
Italy Italian Levitata
Brazil Brazilian Portuguese Levatata
Russia Russian Левитатор Transliteration of English name
Spain Spanish Levitadora


Trivia

  • Levitater's Almanac entry uses the noun "Blover" as a verb.
  • It is the sixth potato plant to appear in Plants vs. Zombies 2, the first being Potato Mine, the second being Imitater, the third being Hot Potato, the fourth being Primal Potato Mine, and the fifth being Teleportato Mine.
  • Zombies that are being levitated by it are immune to effects of straight-shooting projectiles.
  • Airborne zombies levitated by it are permanently immune to the effects of getting blown away. This may be a glitch.
  • Like Teleportato Mine, Levitater cannot be planted on a Lily Pad, but it can still be planted on wooden planks in Pirate Seas.
  • The eyes of Levitater bears a great resemblance to the eyes of most of the plants in the recent Plants vs. Zombies 3 beta.
  • This is also a plant originally from a fan's idea, source.

See also

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Plants vs. Zombies
Day Peashooter · Sunflower · Cherry Bomb · Wall-nut · Potato Mine · Snow Pea · Chomper · Repeater
Night Puff-shroom · Sun-shroom · Fume-shroom · Grave Buster · Hypno-shroom · Scaredy-shroom · Ice-shroom · Doom-shroom
Pool Lily Pad · Squash · Threepeater · Tangle Kelp · Jalapeno · Spikeweed · Torchwood · Tall-nut
Fog Sea-shroom · Plantern · Cactus · Blover · Split Pea · Starfruit · Pumpkin · Magnet-shroom
Roof Cabbage-pult · Flower Pot · Kernel-pult · Coffee Bean · Garlic · Umbrella Leaf · Marigold · Melon-pult
Upgrades Gatling Pea · Twin Sunflower · Gloom-shroom · Cattail · Winter Melon · Gold Magnet · Spikerock · Cob Cannon
Others Imitater · Explode-o-nut · Giant Wall-nut · Giant Sunflower · Giant Marigold · Sprout · Tree of Wisdom
Plants vs. Zombies: Journey to the West
Heroes Iron Man Nut · Monkey King Peashooter · Pig Squash · Nut Wujing · Monk Flower · Nezha Peashooter
The Zombies Are Coming Peashooter · Sunflower · Cherry Bomb · Wall-nut · Potato Mine · Snow Pea · Chomper · Repeater
Nightfall Puff-shroom · Sun-shroom · Fume-shroom · Grave Buster · Hypno-shroom · Scaredy-shroom · Ice-shroom · Doom-shroom
Backyard Emergency Lily Pad · Squash · Threepeater · Tangle Kelp · Jalapeno · Spikeweed · Torchwood · Tall-nut
Fog Sea-shroom · Plantern · Cactus · Blover · Split Pea · Starfruit · Pumpkin · Magnet-shroom
Roof Battle Cabbage-pult · Flower Pot · Kernel-pult · Coffee Bean · Garlic · Umbrella Leaf · Marigold · Melon-pult
Fight the Sea Demons Oxygen Algae · Sea Starfruit · Bramble Sea Grass
Brave the Dragon's Palace Water Gun Grass
Upgrades Gatling Pea · Twin Sunflower · Gloom-shroom · Cattail · Winter Melon · Gold Magnet · Spikerock · Cob Cannon
Others Imitater · Explode-o-nut · Giant Wall-nut · Electric Anemone · Aggro Brocco · Pomegunate · Carrotillery · Oak Archer · Ghost Pepper · Laser Bean · Dandelion · Snapdragon · Bonk Choy
Plants vs. Zombies: Social Edition
Normal Peashooter · Sunflower · Cherry Bomb · Wall-nut · Potato Mine · Chomper · Repeater · Puff-shroom · Scaredy-shroom · Snow Pea · Sun-shroom · Fume-shroom · Grave Buster · Lily Pad · Squash · Spikeweed · Tangle Kelp · Torchwood · Sea-shroom · Jalapeno · Coffee Bean · Tall-nut · Pumpkin · Magnet-shroom · Blover · Melon-pult · Cactus
Premium Pickled Pepper · Icy Fume-shroom · Fire-shroom · Flamewood · Vine-nut · Gatling Pea · Twin Sunflower · Gloom-shroom · Winter Melon · Super Chomper · Future Star · Calm Chuck
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>Normal Peashooter · Sunflower · Aspearagus · Wall-nut · Cherry Bomb · Popcorn · Beet · Snow Pea · Jalapeño · Magnet Plant · Flaming Pea · Shamrock · Bamboo Shoot · Repeater · Chilly Pepper · Twin Sunflower
VIPs Sweet Pea · Beeshooter · Hard-nut · Acespearagus · Power Flower · Beetboxer · Ice Queen Pea · Shamrockstar · Bamboom
Others Trees
Plants vs. Zombies 2
Player's House Peashooter · Sunflower · Wall-nut · Potato Mine · Cabbage-pult
Ancient Egypt Bloomerang · Iceberg Lettuce · Grave Buster · Bonk Choy · Repeater · Twin Sunflower
Pirate Seas Kernel-pult · Snapdragon · Spikeweed · Spring Bean · Coconut Cannon · Threepeater · Spikerock · Cherry Bomb
Wild West Split Pea · Chili Bean · Pea Pod · Lightning Reed · Melon-pult · Tall-nut · Winter Melon
Frostbite Caves Hot Potato · Pepper-pult · Chard Guard · Stunion · Rotobaga
Lost City Red Stinger · A.K.E.E. · Endurian · Stallia · Gold Leaf
Far Future Laser Bean · Blover · Citron · E.M.Peach · Infi-nut · Magnifying Grass · Tile Turnip
Dark Ages Sun-shroom · Puff-shroom · Fume-shroom · Sun Bean · Magnet-shroom
Neon Mixtape Tour Phat Beet · Celery Stalker · Thyme Warp · Garlic · Spore-shroom · Intensive Carrot
Jurassic Marsh Primal Peashooter · Primal Wall-nut · Perfume-shroom · Primal Sunflower · Primal Potato Mine
Big Wave Beach Lily Pad · Tangle Kelp · Bowling Bulb · Guacodile · Banana Launcher
Modern Day Moonflower · Nightshade · Shadow-shroom · Dusk Lobber · Grimrose
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Money Snow Pea · Power Lily · Imitater · Chomper · Toadstool · Strawburst · Cactus · Electric Blueberry · Jack O' Lantern · Grapeshot · Cold Snapdragon · Escape Root · Gold Bloom · Wasabi Whip · Kiwibeast · Apple Mortar · Witch Hazel · Parsnip · Missile Toe · Caulipower · Electric Peashooter · Holly Barrier
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Others Marigold
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Ancient Egypt Peashooter · Sunflower · Wall-nut · Cabbage-pult · Bloomerang · Iceberg Lettuce · Grave Buster · Bonk Choy · Repeater · Twin Sunflower · Snow Pea · Cherry Bomb · Torchwood
Pirate Seas Kernel-pult · Snapdragon · Power Lily · Spikeweed · Spring Bean · Coconut Cannon · Spikerock · Lightning Reed · Tall-nut
Wild West Threepeater · Squash · Split Pea · Chili Bean · Jalapeno · Pea Pod · Melon-pult · Winter Melon · Imitater
Kongfu World Radish · Fire Gourd · Heavenly Peach · Bamboo-shoot
Far Future Laser Bean · Blover · Citron · E.M.Peach · Infi-nut · Magnifying Grass · Tile Turnip · Starfruit
Dark Ages Hypno-shroom · Sun-shroom · Puff-shroom · Fume-shroom · Sun Bean · Pea-nut · Magnet-shroom · Oak Archer · Coffee Bean · Plantern
Big Wave Beach Acidic Citrus · Lotuspot · Lily Pad · Bowling Bulb · Banana Launcher · Guacodile · Tangle Kelp · Homing Thistle
Frostbite Caves Hurrikale · Fire Peashooter · Hot Potato · Pepper-pult · Chard Guard · Stunion · Rafflesia · Tornacorn
Sky City Rotobaga · Cycloque · Aspiragus · Saucer Squash · Board Beans · Lantern Cherry · Ampthurium · Spinnapple
Lost City Lava Guava · Red Stinger · A.K.E.E. · Stallia · Gold Leaf · Toadstool · Jackfruit
Neon Mixtape Tour MC Glory · Phat Beet · Thyme Warp · Celery Stalker · Spore-shroom · Garlic · Intensive Carrot · Cactus
Jurassic Marsh Primal Peashooter · Primal Wall-nut · Perfume-shroom · Primal Sunflower · Primal Potato Mine · Primal Rafflesia · Dinonip · Thorns · Mastercane
Modern Day Shadow-shroom · Caulipower · Moonflower · Grimrose · Nightshade · Dusk Lobber · Blooming Heart
Steam Age Gold Bloom · Flat-shroom · Passionflower · Lotus Root · Fanilla · Lily of Alchemy · Berry Blaster
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Aloe · Kinnikannon · Wax Guard · Oil Olive · Ruby Red · Dartichoke
Heian Age Dripphylleia · Splitting Stephania · Kunai Tupistra · Windbreak Dendrobium · Orchid Chef · Geisha Flower
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Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum Bruce Bamboo · Carrot Rocket · Pomegranate-pult · Dandelion · Venus Flytrap · Wax Gourd · Sod
Ancient Egypt Bloomerang · Bonk Choy · Grave Buster · Iceberg Lettuce · Cabbage-pult
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Far Future Laser Bean · Blover · Citron · E.M.Peach · Tile Turnip · Ganoderma · Banana Tree · Nitro-shroom · Infi-nut · Magnifying Grass
East Sea Dragon Palace Oxygen Algae · Garlic · Bubble Flower · Electric Anemone
Upgrades Twin Sunflower · Repeater
VIPs Winter Melon
Power Ups Cherry Bomb · Jalapeno
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Neighborville Sunflower · Wall-Nut · Bamboo Shoots · Peashooter · Bonk Choy
Lost Keys Lake Lily Pad · Tangle Kelp · Squash
Mt. Quesogrande Chili Bean · Silversword · Cabbage-Pult
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