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The Unkind Rind That Zombies Malign

Melon-Pult was a Common Air-Guard Heavy Hitter Shrapnel plant in the pre-2021 version Plants vs. Zombies 3. He lobbed watermelons at zombies that deal heavy splash damage. He was unlocked with Sawgrass after beating Floor 23 of the Devour Tower, and his seed packets were more likely to be dropped in BBQ Beach breakout battles.

He costed 10 sun, and attacked zombies by lobbing melons down the lane he was planted in. These melons would also deal heavy splash damage to any nearby zombies in a 3x3 area.

Origins

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He was based on the plant of the same name in Plants vs. Zombies and Plants vs. Zombies 2 with the same name. However, its coloration is closer to his appearance in the original Plants vs. Zombies.

His Tacobility is based on the plant of the same name.

Almanac entry

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

Melon-Pult
Chilling Damage Icon.pngChilling Common
Air-Guard
Heavy Hitter
Shrapnel
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Sun PvZ3.png Lobs melons that explode for heavy damage in a 3x3 area. Can hit flying zombies. Pulpy!
10
Health
600
Attack Damage
120
Attack Speed
3.5 s
Damage per Second
34.3
Rind Pieces
8
Rind Damage
25%
Cooldown
10 s



Effective against:
Conehead PvZ3 portrait.png Outhouse Zombie PvZ3 portrait.png Hot Dog Vendor PvZ3 portrait.png King of the Grill PvZ3 portrait.png
Melon-Pult loves giving back to the community. If
he's not on the lawn, he's probably volunteering at
the soup kitchen, making his hard-to-swallow
melon noodle soup.


Upgrades

Plant Food effect

Melon-Pult's Plant Food was called Melon Mortar, in which Melon-Pult would lob heavy damaging melons at random zombies on the lawn.

Tacobility

Melon-Pult's Tacobility is Winter Melon, which allowed Melon-Pult to lob icy melons that slowed zombies that they hit, as well as any zombies hit by splash damage.

Strategies

Melon-Pult was a lobbing plant which dealt heavy damage. He was very useful for taking out Flying zombies. Planting 2-3 Melon-pults per lane would be effective even in late game. His Tacobilty could be used on 1 per lane or if the player didn't have that many tacos, using them on the Melon-Pults in the middle lane or per 1-2 lanes would still be effective.

On the other hand, Melon-Pult was a poor choice against Jetpack Zombie due to him being a Chilling Damage Icon.pngChilling damage type, which was weak against Jetpack Zombie's Electric Damage Icon.pngElectric type. It was better to use Flak Seed or another Air-Guard plant against this zombie.

Breakout Tips (Quotes)

  • Fliers? Armored zombies? Groups? I'll smash'em all flat. Just keep that sun flowing!
  • In long Brainiac Showdowns or battles with extra sun, you'll want the heavy artillery!
  • My Chilling bombardment smashes Hot Dog Vendors AND Hot Dog Imps! Let's just say I relish this matchup. (Hot Dog Vendor's tip)
  • My Chilling damage shuts down those overheated Sunbather Zombies! Then spend the sun on more Melon-Pults! (Sunbather Zombie's tip)

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