- For other uses, see Pumpkin (disambiguation).
- For more information about this character, see Pumpkin.
He costs 150 sun and functions almost identically to the first game, however due to the mechanics change between games, Pumpkin has some slightly different functions. Like other vine plants in this game, Pumpkin's Plant Food effect will trigger regardless of if it's planted on another plant or not, meaning Pumpkin has the potential to duplicate Plant Food. Another byproduct of being a vine plant is that it is now impossible to dig up a plant planted inside Pumpkin without first removing the Pumpkin itself. Aside from those and some minor stat changes however, Pumpkin is pretty much the same. Pumpkin absorbs 4000 damage per shot and his appearance changes at 1000 damage per shot, 2000 damage per shot, and 3000 damage per shot before being destroyed at 4000 damage per shot.
Note: The stats shown below only apply to Level 1.
SUN COST: 150
PLANT FOOD POWER: Armor
Pumpkins can be planted on top of other plants to provide a tough additional layer of armor.
Pumpkin may be a hollowed-out shell, but he still has a rich inner life filled with feelings, fantasies and surprisingly disappointing opinions.
Plant Food effect
When given Plant Food, Pumpkin will gain a protective shell of metal capable of absorbing 8000 DPS or one Gargantuar smash. It will also transfer the plant food effect to any suitable plant that it shelters.
When boosted by Reinforce-mint, Pumpkin will be able to take an additional 8000 DPS, and his Plant Food effect will activate.
|Toughness (High)||Plant Food Power|
|1||0||0||150||12 seconds||4000 dps||8000 dps|
|2||50||12 seconds||4800 dps|
|3||100||125||11 seconds||5200 dps|
|4||200||11 seconds||5600 dps||12000 dps|
|5||300||100||10 seconds||6000 dps|
|6||400||9 seconds||6400 dps|
|7||500||75||9 seconds||6800 dps|
|8||600||8 seconds||7200 dps||16000 dps|
|9||800||50||8 seconds||7600 dps|
|10||1,000||7 seconds||8000 dps|
*Column shows armor's hitpoints separately.
While Pumpkin's hasn't differed much in usage from the first game, there are still many plants that can benefit from him.
Because Pumpkin doesn't take up any space ahead, plants having a limited range makes a viable choice to pair with him. Three columns of Cold Snapdragon/Snapdragon could be used because Pumpkin is protecting the front column of them and this effectively increases the amount of damage done against the zombies. Another good plant to pair with Pumpkin is Chomper. Since Chomper's range is limited to only 1 tile, it makes it obsolete compared to Toadstool. But this could be rectified by Pumpkin: by placing two columns of Chompers and placing Pumpkin on the Chomper(s) in the front, Chomper will be able to reach a zombie if they make it to Pumpkin.
Pumpkins also make a viable choice in Endless Zone levels. Partnering him with plants at the third column from the left protects them from imps thrown by gargantuars, thus minimizing their threat. Pumpkin also protects plants from zombies spawned during Surprise attacks.
Plants vs. Zombies Wiki has a gallery for Pumpkin.
- Prior to the 8.0.1. update, he was the only plant that didn't have any animations.
- The Pumpkin is the only vine plant that offers protection against certain instant kills.
- He is the only vine plant that does not visually resemble nor named as one.
- On another note, real pumpkins do have vines, and Pumpkin himself is the vine equivalent of the Reinforce-Mint family.