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The Pepper-mint family comprises fire plants.

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Pepper-mint is a Power Mint plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2. He 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:

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 can be purchased from the store with 100 mints while he is available.

Origins

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He is based on the Lamiaceae, also known as mint, with its full name specifically referring to a mint, Peppermint, which is a hybrid of spearmint and watermint.

However, the word "pepper" (specifically, the chili pepper, a vegetable commonly depicted as hot/fiery) is emphasized, hence his appearance and ability, thus making his name a portmanteau of "pepper" and "mint."

Almanac entry

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

Pepper-mint

SUN COST: 0
RECHARGE: 85

DURATION: 6
FAMILY: Pepper-mint

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:

Fire Peashooter
Ghost Pepper
Hot Date
Hot Potato
Inferno
Jack-O-Lantern
Jalapeno
Lava Guava
Pepper-pult
Pyre Vine
Snapdragon

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.


Pepper-mint boosts

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 plasma pea when boosted, with said plasma pea receiving an additional 330 DPS (or dealing 330 DPS if she is not at level 5+). Her Plant Food effect will also receive an additional 300 DPS per tick (8 ticks in total) while boosted.
  • Ghost Pepper will do an additional 60 DPS while haunting zombies, and her Plant Food effect will do an additional 200 DPS per tick (7 ticks in total) while haunting zombies.
  • Hot Date's fiery trail will do an additional 1800 DPS.
  • Hot Potato will do an additional 60 DPS (or do 60 DPS if she is at level 1) to zombies on her tile. She will also gain the ability to melt octopi from Octo Zombies if she is not at level 5+.
  • Inferno's normal and Plant Food fire tornadoes will do an additional 48 DPS per tick. He will also warm plants in a larger area as if he was at level 10 and the damage he deals to ice is increased to 500 DPS.
  • Jack O' Lantern's range will increase to 5 tiles, he will receive an additional 550 DPS per tick, and his plant food damage will deal an additional 350 DPS per second.
  • Jalapeno's damage is increased by 2400 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 in a larger area as if he was at level 15, and his peppers' damage will increase by 200 DPS, with the splash damage also receiving an additional 40 DPS.
  • Pyre Vine's flamethrower damage is increased by 130 DPS, his Plant Food's damage is increased by 2400 DPS, and the length of his flamethrower is increased to 5 tiles. He will also warm plants in a larger area as if he was at level 10 and the damage he deals to ice is increased to 500 DPS.
  • Snapdragon's damage will increase to 180 DPS, and his Plant Food effect damage will increase to 4400 DPS. He will deal more damage if he is at Mastery.

Upgrades

Level upgrades

Note that Pepper-mint's recharge is 30 seconds shorter during the Improve-mint event.

Level Seed Packets Upgrades
Sun Cost Recharge Duration Toughness Fire Duration Fire Damage Tick Fire Damage per Tick
1 0 0 85 seconds 6 seconds 300 dps 3.5 seconds 0.49 seconds 100 dps
2 100 80 seconds 7 seconds 350 dps 3.5 seconds 110 dps
3 150 80 seconds 8 seconds 400 dps 3.5 seconds 115 dps
4 200 75 seconds 9 seconds 450 dps 4.5 seconds 120 dps
5 300 75 seconds 10 seconds 550 dps 4.5 seconds 125 dps
6 400 75 seconds 11 seconds 600 dps 4.5 seconds 130 dps
7 500 70 seconds 12 seconds 650 dps 5.5 seconds 135 dps
8 600 70 seconds 13 seconds 700 dps 5.5 seconds 140 dps
9 800 70 seconds 14 seconds 800 dps 5.5 seconds 145 dps
10 1,000 60 seconds 15 seconds 900 dps 6.5 seconds 150 dps

Strategies

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 very large amounts of damage when paired with him. For example, a boosted Lava Guava deals a massive 800-1200 damage per shot on eruption, while other plants like Fire Peashooter and Pepper-pult deal extremely high amounts of damage. It is a poor choice to use Pepper-mint and his family plants against Imp Dragon Zombies, as they are immune to fire, rendering fire plants useless. It should also be noted that the Pepper-mint family lacks reliable splash damage output, as Snapdragon, Jack O' Lantern and Pyre Vine have a limited range, Pepper-pult has a relatively slow recharge and his splash damage is low.

Outside of this, Pepper-mint may seem like a 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.

Due to his effect however, Pepper-mint is very effective at clearing the lawn of hazards such as tombstones and octopi. He can also thaw plants very quickly in Frostbite Caves. It should be brought into levels with many tombstones, like Ancient Egypt - Day 26

It is not recommended to bring Pepper-mint to levels where you can't lose plants, as like other mints, he will disappear after a while, which counts as losing a plant. It is not recommended to bring plants from this family in level with Hurrikale and plants from Winter-mint's Family, as they can nullify their chilling and freezing effect, Use alternative slowing methods like Sap-fling or Stallia instead. Pokra also works well with this family, as she can add a lot of DPS and slow down zombies.


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In other languages

Language Name Description
United States of America English Pepper-mint
France French Pyro-menthe
Germany German Flammenminze
Italy Italian Fiam-menta
Brazil Brazilian Portuguese Aqueci-menta
Spain Spanish Menta piperita


Trivia

  • 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/fiery.
  • His fire trails are similar to Jalapeno's fire trail.
  • Despite being a fire plant, Wasabi Whip is not in his family, as that plant is specialized instead in close-range melee attacks (Enforce-mint).
  • Up until the 7.6.1 update, Torchwood was a part of his family, and would absorb an additional 2000 DPS when boosted by Pepper-mint. He later became part of the Appease-mint family, most likely because of his relation to peashooting plants. His boost also instead increases the damage of his newly-added burning zombies on contact and setting the entire lane on fire when eaten.
  • If one exits the game when Pepper-mint's flames are burning and returns, the sprite will last until the end of the game.

See also

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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
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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
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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
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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 Ages Gold Bloom · Flat-shroom · Passionflower · Lotus Root · Fanilla · Lily of Alchemy · Berry Blaster
Renaissance
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Heian Age Sumo Melon · Wasabi Whip · Auberninja · Dripphylleia · Splitting Stephania · Kunai Tupistra · Windbreak Dendrobium · Orchid Chef · Geisha Flower · Stickybomb Rice
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