For the present day variant, see Wall-nut.
For the version in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, see Primal Wall-Nut.

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. Additionally, he can withstand up to three smashes from Gargantuar, All-Star Zombies and most other instant kill attacks from zombies (such as Zombot Dinotronic Mechasaur's laser attacks or Jurassic Rockpuncher's punches) instead of just one, similar to Spikerock. Each instant kill will deal 1500 damage per shot 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

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, capable of absorbing 8000 additional damage or one additional Gargantuar smash, totaling the amount of maximum damage to 12000 and the amount of Gargantuar smashes to 4.

Reinforce-mint effect

When boosted by Reinforce-mint, Primal Wall-nut can absorb an additional 11000 DPS, and its 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 Primal Wall-nut Upgrade 1
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 Primal Wall-nut Upgrade 2
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 AbilityAwakendIcon
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 Primal Wall-nut Upgrade 3
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 it 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 its resistance to their 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 its recharge speed being faster than how fast a Gargantuar could destroy it.

Primal Wall-nut functions well in choke points naturally occurring in Frostbite Caves, or generated by Sweet Potato and/or Garlic, as its relatively fast recharge rate allows it 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 they require 3 swings to get rid of it. 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 its homeworld for stalling zombies and preventing them from being flung by a stegosaurus. Consider using this against the Jurassic Rockpuncher as not only does it take more than one smash, it will also not leave any crater behind when it gets killed from smashes. In Modern Day, Primal Wall-nut is useful against All-Star Zombies as they cannot fully destroy this plant in one hit.

However, be aware that in Last Stand levels without Gargantuars, it is generally more worthwhile to bring a regular Wall-nut 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.
    • He can also survive missiles and lasers shot by Zombot Dinotronic Mechasaur.
    • However, in the Chinese version, Primal Wall-nut cannot survive a hit from a Gargantuar.
  • In the Chinese version, Primal Wall-nut is smaller in seed packet just like Red Stinger, Stallia, Phat Beet, Garlic, Grapeshot, and Shrinking Violet, Kiwibeast, etc.
  • 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.
  • His overalls costume is a reference to the Minions, characters from the popular animated movie Despicable Me and its spin off Minions.

See also

V · T · E
Plants (Tower defense)
Plants vs. Zombies 2
Player's House Peashooter · Sunflower · Wall-nut · Potato Mine · Cabbage-pult
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
Big Wave Beach Lily Pad · Tangle Kelp · Bowling Bulb · Guacodile · Banana Launcher
Modern Day Moonflower · Nightshade · Shadow-shroom · Dusk Lobber · Grimrose
Money Snow Pea · Power Lily · Torchwood · Imitater · Starfruit · Chomper · Dandelion · Toadstool · Strawburst · Cactus · Electric Blueberry · Jack O' Lantern · Grapeshot · Cold Snapdragon · Blooming Heart · Escape Root · Gold Bloom · Wasabi Whip · Explode-O-Nut · Kiwibeast · Bombegranate · Apple Mortar · Witch Hazel · Parsnip · Missile Toe · Hot Date · Caulipower · Electric Peashooter · Solar Tomato · Holly Barrier
Gems Squash · Jalapeno · Hypno-shroom · Pea-nut · Homing Thistle · Ghost Pepper · Sweet Potato · Sap-fling · Hurrikale · Fire Peashooter · Lava Guava · Shrinking Violet · Electric Currant · Aloe
Mints Fila-mint · Pepper-mint · Winter-mint · Reinforce-mint · Bombard-mint · Ail-mint · Enchant-mint · Contain-mint · Enforce-mint · Arma-mint · Conceal-mint · Spear-mint · Appease-mint
Seed packets Enlighten-mint · Shadow Peashooter · Goo Peashooter · Sling Pea · Snap Pea · Zoybean Pod · Electrici-tea · Dazey Chain · Blastberry Vine · Pokra · Imp Pear · Pyre Vine · Pumpkin · Ice Bloom · Ultomato
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