Pepper-mint is a Power Mint plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2. It sets the entire board on fire, dealing significant damage to the zombies and thawing frozen plants. Pepper-mint can also boost Pepper-mint Family plants.
Pepper-mint Family plants include:
- Fire Peashooter
- Ghost Pepper
- Hot Date
- Hot Potato
- Jack O' Lantern
- Lava Guava
Like other Power Mints, Pepper-mint cannot be imitated or affected by other mints. He remains on the lawn for six seconds at level one.
Pepper-mint shares his name with a real-life plant; however, the word "pepper" (specifically, the chili pepper, a vegetable commonly depicted as hot/fiery) is emphasized, hence his appearance and ability.
Note: The stats shown below only apply to Level 1.
SUN COST: 0
Pepper-mints set off lane-wide bursts of flame when planted and provide a temporary boost to all Pepper-mint plants on the lawn.
Pepper-mint Family plants:
Pepper-mint likes heat. He's down with flames, he digs on fire, he's a total madman for oxidization and ignition. If he sees you rubbing two sticks together, he'll come over and ask about it. He can't help himself.
When boosted by Pepper-mint, the following plants will receive the following boosts:
- Fire Peashooter's peas will receive an additional 240 DPS. Additionally, she will have a 25% chance to shoot a napalm pea when boosted, with said napalm pea receiving an additional 330 DPS. Her Plant Food effect will also receive an additional 300 DPS per tick while boosted.
- Ghost Pepper will do an additional 60 DPS while haunting zombies, and her Plant Food effect will do an additional 200 DPS while haunting zombies.
- Hot Date's fiery trail will do an additional 1800 DPS.
- Hot Potato will do 60 DPS to zombies on her tile.
- Jack O' Lantern's range will increase to 5 tiles, his flamethrower will receive an additional 550 DPS, and its wisps receive an additional 350 DPS.
- Jalapeno's damage is increased by 1800 DPS.
- Lava Guava's explosion gains an additional 600 DPS, and his Plant Food effect will also receive an additional 60 DPS per tick over the duration.
- Pepper-pult will warm plants more quickly, and his pepper's damage will increase by 200 DPS, with the splash damage also receiving an additional 40 DPS.
- Snapdragon's damage will increase to 180 DPS, and his Plant Food effect damage will increase to 4400 DPS.
- Torchwood can absorb an additional 2000 DPS.
Note that Pepper-mint's recharge is 30 seconds shorter during the Improve-mint event.
|Sun Cost||Recharge||Duration||Toughness||Fire Duration||Fire Damage Tick||Fire Damage per Tick|
|1||0||0||85 seconds||6 seconds||100000 dps||3.5 seconds||0.49 seconds||100 dps|
|2||100||80 seconds||7 seconds||3.5 seconds||110 dps|
|3||150||80 seconds||8 seconds||3.5 seconds||115 dps|
|4||200||75 seconds||9 seconds||4.5 seconds||120 dps|
|5||300||75 seconds||10 seconds||4.5 seconds||125 dps|
|6||400||75 seconds||11 seconds||4.5 seconds||130 dps|
|7||500||70 seconds||12 seconds||5.5 seconds||135 dps|
|8||600||70 seconds||13 seconds||5.5 seconds||140 dps|
|9||800||70 seconds||14 seconds||5.5 seconds||145 dps|
|10||1,000||60 seconds||15 seconds||6.5 seconds||150 dps|
Pepper-mint's family contains a high number of plants, so there are a variety of strategies in which Pepper-mint can be used in. In addition, most of the plants in Pepper-mint's family deal high amounts of damage, so using Pepper-mint in combination with these plants is ideal, as some of these plants deal monstrous amounts of damage when paired with him. For example, a boosted Lava Guava deals a massive 1200 damage per shot on eruption and 600 damage per shot on the lava tile, while other plants like Fire Peashooter and Pepper-pult deal extremely high amounts of damage. It is a poor choice to use Pepper-mint against Imp Dragons, as fire plants won't do any damage to the Imp Dragons, rendering them useless. It should also be noted that the Pepper-mint family lacks reliable splash damage output, as Snapdragon has a limited range and Pepper-pult has a relatively slow recharge.
Outside of this, Pepper-mint may seem like full-board Jalapeno, but he will only do a total of 800 DPS at level one, making the instant effect act more as a softener rather than an instant-kill, unlike Bombard-mint or Jalapeno. It should also be kept in mind that Pepper-mint's boost will not activate until several seconds after he is planted.
It is not recommended to being Pepper-mint to levels where you can't lose plants, as like other mints, he will disappear after a while.
- Despite not being a fire plant, Ghost Pepper is in the Pepper-mint Family. This may be simply because she is a pepper, and because ghost peppers are notoriously spicy and hot.
- His fire trails are similar to Jalapeno's fire trail.
- Despite being a fire plant, Wasabi Whip is not in his family.