Olive Pit is a premium plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2 that was introduced in the 8.2.1 update. When played, Olive Pit buries itself in the ground, and acts as a pitfall trap, swallowing and instantly killing any zombie that steps on it. After burying itself, every 7 seconds, Olive Pit spits out olive oil on the tile in front of itself, lasting 6 seconds.
Zombies that step on oil will have their speed and bite attack reduced by 33.3% (66.7% in the Chinese version). Once it becomes full, the Olive Pit will pause to chew, then spit out 3 puddles of olive oil in the three tiles in front of itself.
In the Chinese version, Olive Pit's chew speed is increased to 60 seconds.
Olive Pit is based on the olive, the fruit of the Olea europaea tree native to the Mediterranean primarily harvested for its vegetable oil, a key ingredient in Mediterranean cuisine.
Olive Pit's name is a pun on its function as a pitfall trap and on the real-life pit that is the seed of an olive.
Note: The stats shown below only apply to Level 1.
SUN COST: 175
Special: Pit Capacity
Olive Pits drill into the ground and wait to consume zombies foolish enough to walk over them.
Usage: can swallow multiple zombies at a time
Special: spits out zombie-slowing olive oil
Olive Pit lies buried deep underground, thinking furiously. What about? Hard to say. Maybe airplanes? Do helicopters count as airplanes?
Plant feature: short plant
Olive Pit lies buried deep underground, with the simple dream of one day boarding the aircraft from Sky City.
Plant Food effect
When fed with Plant Food, Olive Pit will swallow zombies (up to 6 zombies in the Chinese version) and spit out 8 puddles of olive oil in a 3x3 area, lasting 6 seconds.
When boosted by Contain-mint, Olive Pit's pit capacity is increased by 6 zombies and its chew speed is reduced to 10 seconds.
|Sun Cost||Recharge||Toughness||Pit Capacity||Chew Speed|
|1||0||0||175||7 seconds||300 dps||2||20 seconds|
|2||50||6.5 seconds||350 dps||3|
|3||100||6 seconds||400 dps||18 seconds|
|4||200||150||5.5 seconds||450 dps||4|
|5||300||5 seconds||550 dps||16 seconds|
|6||400||4.5 seconds||600 dps||14 seconds|
|7||500||125||4.25 seconds||650 dps||5|
|8||600||4 seconds||700 dps||12 seconds|
|9||800||3.75 seconds||800 dps||10 seconds|
|10||1,000||100||3.5 seconds||900 dps||6|
- Chance to Boost
- Damage Pierce
Olive Pit can be seen as a much more flexible Chomper, as it can devour more zombies before chewing, cannot be destroyed by most zombies, and spits out olive oil which slows approaching zombies in a similar fashion to Sap-fling. The trade-off is that Olive Pit is slightly more expensive, recharges a little slower, and cannot affect zombies that don’t walk over it. Olive Pit also does no continuous damage to targets it can’t swallow, unlike Chomper.
Due to Olive Pit's insta-kill nature, it makes an excellent plant for thinning out dangerous zombies from hordes. Its immunity to most zombies makes it a great option to plant in the right-hand columns, nearest to where the zombies spawn. A fully upgraded olive pit can consume six zombies before it needs to chew and then only spends 10 seconds chewing - this can be enough to significantly thin large hordes of zombies with very little drawback, as Olive Pit is safe from most harm whilst it's chewing.
However, Olive Pit does have some weaknesses. Flying enemies are completely immune to both the pit and the olive oil, and it is completely useless against Gargantuars, who are also one of the few zombies that can destroy it. Jurassic Rockpuncher, while not immune to getting swallowed if planted directly on him, will notice it and destroy it instead of walking onto it. Olive Pit is also incapable of dealing with consistent zombie hordes, as it must eventually stop to chew. As such, bringing another offensive plant is essential, so as to not overwhelm the Olive Pits.
Olive Pit, much like Chomper, also belongs to a fairly underwhelming mint family. Contain-mint doesn’t have that much utility within its family, and the only direct attack plant in it are Dazey Chain and Draftodil.
Olive Pit makes a great guard against plants vulnerable to direct attack, such as Electric Currant or Phat Beet. Should your defenses not be adequate against all threats that approach them, Olive Pits are a great last ditch (literally) to stop any zombies that might crawl through.
Plants vs. Zombies Wiki has a gallery for Olive Pit.
- Some zombies cannot be swallowed by Olive Pit when they're walking on it, for example, Far Future vehicle zombies (due to their sizes).
- Its animation when planted is reused from Intensive Carrot.
- Despite being a ground plant, it could be planted on Lily Pads as well as the planked lanes in the Pirate Seas. This was likely an oversight.
- This was later fixed in the 8.3.1 update.
- Despite being a ground plant, it can still be affected by Boombox Zombie's music. This is likely another oversight.
- It is the second plant based on an olive, the first being Oil Olive.
- Olive Pit cannot be planted on wooden planks in Pirate Seas. This most likely because he's a ground plant.
- Olive Pit cannot be planted on minecarts. If the player tries this, the message will appear: "Olive Pits make holes. No railcarts!".