For other uses, see Wall-nut (disambiguation).

Primal Wall-nut is the second plant obtained in Jurassic Marsh in Plants vs. Zombies 2. He is the primal version of Wall-nut. He costs 25 sun more than the modern Wall-nut, but has the same toughness and recharges much faster. He also has the ability to withstand instant kills from zombies such as Gargantuar Smashes, Zombot Missiles, and their lasers. The mentioned instant kills will only deal 1500 damage to him, except for smashes from Gladiator Gargantuar, which deals 1875 damage to him instead.


A real-life Juglans regia in which Primal Wall-nut is based on

Like his modern counterpart he's based on Juglans regia known as walnut.

Almanac entry

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

Primal Wall-nut



FAMILY: Reinforce-mint

Primal Wall-nuts cost a bit more than typical Wall-nuts, but they can be planted much more quickly.

"Grunt," explains Primal Wall-nut. "Grunt oog grunt-grunt," he goes on to say. "Ook-urg grunty grunt grunt," he concludes. A nut of many opinions, is Primal Wall-nut.


Plant Food effect

When fed with Plant Food, Primal Wall-nut gains a rock armor with a drawing of a Wall-nut on itself. It takes 8000 damage, but does not have the ability to resist smashes, so it only takes another additional smash to destroy.

Reinforce-mint effect

When boosted by Reinforce-mint, Primal Wall-nut can absorb an additional 11000 DPS, and his plant food effect will activate.

Level upgrades

Level Seed Packets Coins Upgrades
Sun Cost Recharge (Fast) Toughness (High) Plant Food Power (Armor)
1 0 0 75 5 seconds 4000 dps 8000 dps
2 10 1,000 4.5 seconds 4500 dps 8000 dps
3 50 2,000 4.5 seconds 5000 dps 8000 dps
4 100 4,000 4 seconds 5500 dps 8000 dps
5 125 6,000 4 seconds 6000 dps 12000 dps
6 175 8,000 4 seconds 6500 dps 12000 dps
7 250 10,000 4 seconds 7000 dps 12000 dps
8 350 15,000 3.5 seconds 7500 dps 12000 dps
9 450 20,000 3.5 seconds 8000 dps 12000 dps
10 800 60,000 3.5 seconds 8500 dps 16000 dps
11 1,000 75,000 3 seconds 9000 dps 16000 dps
12 1,250 100,000 3 seconds 9500 dps 16000 dps
13 1,500 150,000 3 seconds 10000 dps 16000 dps
14 1,750 200,000 2.5 seconds 10500 dps 16000 dps
15 2,000 250,000 2.5 seconds 11000 dps 20000 dps

Level upgrades  (China only)

Level Upgrades Description
LevelIcon2New.png Primal Wall-nut Upgrade 1.png
Young Nut
When Primal Wall-nut is eaten, leave a small version of it on the tile which have some health.
Combat Training
Primal Wall-nut gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
LevelIcon3New.png Primal Wall-nut Upgrade 2.png
Powerful Small Nut
The small Primal Wall-nut has more health.
Cell Activation
Primal Wall-nut gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
LevelIcon4New.png AbilityAwakendIcon.png
Ability Awaken
Primal Wall-nut may be boosted when planted.
Fighting Power
Primal Wall-nut gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).
LevelIcon5New.png Primal Wall-nut Upgrade 3.png
Crazy Growing
When not at full health, grow a fruit once in a while and consume the fruit to heal health. Then, spit out the seed to deal damage to a zombie.
Fighting Power
Primal Wall-nut gains another 50% more attack power and health (300% of initial).

Costumed  (China only)

Primal Wall-nut now gains a golden armor that absorbs more damage.


In most situations, Primal Wall-nut can be considered a straight upgrade to Wall-nut. While he costs 25 sun more than the latter plant, the increased sun cost is usually worth the greatly shortened recharge rate, which will allow the player to secure lanes much more easily early on, as well as repair defenses as the level progresses. Primal Wall-nut is particularly useful in halting the advance of Gargantuar in normal levels, due to his resistance to his smash attacks, even though it might be worth placing two or three Primal Wall-nuts in a row due to the Gargantuar's high health. Primal Wall-nut can also indefinitely stall a single Gargantuar, due to his recharge speed being faster than how fast a Gargantuar could destroy him.

Primal Wall-nut functions well in choke points naturally occurring in Frostbite Caves, or generated by Sweet Potato and/or Garlic, as his relatively fast recharge rate allows him to be replaced more easily to handle pressure from multiple lanes. In Neon Mixtape Tour, Primal Wall-nut is a good choice for stalling MC Zom-B as he'll require 3 swings to get rid of him. The recharge rate also makes Primal Wall-nut a decent choice for blocking Hair Metal Gargantuars' shockwaves, although it should be kept in mind that Primal Wall-nut is not completely invulnerable to the sound blast, and will eventually be overwhelmed at higher levels in Greatest Hits. Primal Wall-nut is especially useful in his homeworld for stalling zombies and preventing them from being flung by a stegosaurus. Consider using him against the Jurassic Rockpuncher, as he takes multiple smashes to destroy and will not leave a crater. In Modern Day, Primal Wall-nut is useful against All-Star Zombies as the charge attack is also an instant kill that he can ressist.

However, be aware that in Last Stand levels without Gargantuars, it is generally more worthwhile to bring his modern variant  in order to save sun.


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  • He is the only defensive plant that can survive more than one hit from a Gargantuar or a tackle from All-Star Zombie without Plant Food because of his damage limit ability, although it has the same health as a Wall-nut, which does not have that ability. It is also not mentioned anywhere.
  • His description references the way that cavemen supposedly spoke when they were alive.
  • After an update, Primal Wall-nut's upgrade is stuck on Level 9.

See also

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Plants (Tower defense)
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Lost City Red Stinger · A.K.E.E. · Endurian · Stallia · Gold Leaf
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