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For other uses, see Melon-pult (disambiguation).

Melon-pult is a lobbed-shot plant available in Plants vs. Zombies 2. He is the fifth plant unlocked in Wild West, upon completing Day 12. He attacks zombies by lobbing melons at the incoming horde at half the rate of a normal Peashooter, each dealing high damage to the initial target as well as splash damage in an area around it. Though, as with Threepeater, his area of effect covers three lanes. However, unlike Threepeater, Melon-pult's attack is triggered only when a zombie or a lawn obstacle appears in the lane in which he is planted.

Like with the projectiles from other lobbed-shot plants, the catapulted melons can bypass most shields that can otherwise block straight-firing projectiles such as Barrel Roller Zombie's barrel and Troglobite's frozen block, as well as being capable of targeting submerged Snorkel Zombies in water.

About

For more information about this character, see Melon-pult.

Melon-pult is unlocked by finishing Wild West - Day 12, and he has been significantly changed since the version in the first game: His sun cost has been slightly raised to 325 sun, he can no longer be upgraded into Winter Melon, and the melons' splash damage is slightly stronger, doing 40 damage to all zombies in a 3x3 area.

Almanac entry

Melon-pult

SUN COST: 325
RECHARGE: 5

TOUGHNESS: 300
DAMAGE: 80

RANGE: Lobbed
AREA: 3x3

FAMILY: Arma-mint

Melon-pults do heavy damage to groups of zombies.

Firing Speed: 1/2x

"Everyone says my head looks like a melon," said the middle child of the Pult family, "And they would be right." Don't ask him if he's seedless or not though, it offends him and frankly it's none of your business.


Upgrades

Plant Food effect

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Plant Food ability (animated)

When given Plant Food, Melon-pult will turn into a mortar cannon, before unleashing a barrage of giant melons separated into four waves to all zombies on the field; if there is no valid target, a single melon per volley will be fired on a random tile. Each giant melon deals 200 damage to the initial target, but only 20 splash damage in a 3x3 area.

Arma-mint effect

When boosted by Arma-mint, Melon-pult will do an additional 160 DPS, (with an additional 80 DPS added to his splash damage), and he'll do an additional 400 DPS with his plant food effect (with an additional 40 DPS being added to the splash damage).

Level upgrade

Level Seed Packets Coins Upgrades
Sun Cost Recharge
(Fast)
Toughness
(Typical)
Damage
(Heavy)
Projectile
Velocity
Plant Food
(Damage)
Range Area
Direct Splash Direct Splash
1 0 0 325 5 seconds 300 dps 80 dps 40 dps Normal 200 dps 20 dps Lobbed 3x3
2 10 1,000 325 4.5 seconds 325 dps 85 dps 45 dps 210 dps 20 dps
3 50 2,000 300 4.5 seconds 350 dps 90 dps 50 dps 220 dps 20 dps
4 100 4,000 300 4.5 seconds 375 dps 95 dps 55 dps + 1.3x 230 dps 20 dps
5 125 6,000 300 4.5 seconds 400 dps 105 dps 60 dps 240 dps 20 dps
6 175 8,000 300 4 seconds 450 dps 110 dps 65 dps 250 dps 25 dps
7 250 10,000 275 4 seconds 500 dps 115 dps 70 dps 260 dps 25 dps
8 350 15,000 275 4 seconds 550 dps 120 dps 75 dps 270 dps 25 dps
9 450 20,000 275 4 seconds 600 dps 125 dps 80 dps 280 dps 25 dps
10 800 60,000 275 3.5 seconds 650 dps 135 dps + 1.6x 300 dps 30 dps
11 1,000 75,000 250 3.5 seconds 700 dps 140 dps 320 dps 30 dps
12 1,250 100,000 250 3.5 seconds 750 dps 145 dps 340 dps 30 dps
13 1,500 150,000 250 3.5 seconds 800 dps 150 dps 360 dps 35 dps
14 1,750 200,000 250 3 seconds 850 dps 155 dps 380 dps 35 dps
15 2,000 250,000 200 3 seconds 900 dps 160 dps 400 dps 40 dps


Level upgrade  (China only)

Level Upgrades Description
LevelIcon2New Melon-pult Upgrade 1
Double Throw
Melon-pult has a 25% chance of lobbing two melons at two zombies each.
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Combat Training
Melon-pult gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
LevelIcon3New Melon-pult Upgrade 2
Proficient Throw
Melon-pult has a 50% chance of lobbing two melons at two zombies each.
CellActivationIcon
Cell Activation
Melon-pult gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
LevelIcon4New AbilityAwakendIcon
Ability Awaken
Melon-pult may be boosted when planted.
FightingPowerIcon
Fighting Power
Melon-pult gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).
LevelIcon5New Melon-pult Upgrade 3
Melon slices
There is a chance to throw 3 melon slices that does damage to zombies in its lane.
FightingPowerIcon
Fighting Power
Melon-pult gains another 50% more attack power and health (300% of initial).


Costumed  (China only)

It can launch fire melons that deal quadruple the damage of normal melons.

Strategies

Melon-pult retains his role as a well-rounded and reliable offensive choice, useful both in normal levels and in the Endless Zones. This is further cemented by improvements in both splash damage and radius, greatly increasing Melon-pult's crowd control capability in the progress. On the other hand, Melon-pult's reliability has taken a noticeable hit, as certain zombies can now block or reflect lobbed shots, such as Shield Zombie, Jester Zombie and Parasol Zombie.

Melon-pult can be used in conjunction with Cold Snapdragon, as the latter's chilling effect and high damage makes this combination similar to planting Winter Melons, with a cheaper price of 25 sun. In addition, Cold Snapdragon helps Melon-pult to take out the zombies that he normally can't, such as Jester Zombies, Shield Zombies and Parasol Zombies.

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Trivia

  • If a zombie is in front of him, the zombie will not instantly be hit by the melon, unlike in Plants vs. Zombies. The only time it will be hit by a melon instantly if he was a zombie taller than the Melon-pult himself.
  • His description mentions that he is the middle child of the Pult family. This would make Cabbage-pult the youngest and Kernel-pult the oldest.
  • He and Winter Melon both have the same watering animation.
  • After he defeats a zombie, the "brick-breaking" sound will not play if his melon hits another zombie.
  • In some Last Stand levels, Melon-pult cannot be selected as one of the plants for the level.

See also

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Plants (Tower defense)
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