Shell On Wheels is an achievement in Plants vs. Zombies 2. It requires the player to place a Wall-nut on a minecart. It is worth 5 points in the Game Center and 500 XP on Google Play Games for Android devices.


Its name is a portmanteau of "shell," referring to the shell of the Wall-nut and the television series "Hell on Wheels."


Having a Wall-nut in a minecart not only unlocks Shell On Wheels, but it also has a high practicality. Having it there allows the player to share a Wall-nut across multiple lanes. The only down-side is if the Wall-nut is shared among lanes, it will be eaten faster and need to be re-planted or repaired more often. This is especially helpful combined with Wall-nut First Aid and Plant Food when the Wall-nut has low health. It also serves as a buffer for the other plants. This can be done easily in any of Wild West's Last Stand levels, as the player can plant it immediately without waiting for its recharge.


  • Playing Wild West's Save Our Seeds levels does not count towards the achievement. This is because the Wall-nuts are not actually planted by the player, but instead are automatically placed there because they are endangered.
  • It and Pod Squad are the only achievements that require planting plants on minecarts to be achieved.
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Achievements in Plants vs. Zombies 2
Player's House Off the Green
Ancient Egypt King Nut · Nut Un-Common · Sun Catcher · No Smoking · A-noob-is
Pirate Seas Yarr, Matey · Pirate Booty · Pat the Birdy · Broadside · Mutiny
Wild West Giddyup! · Yee-Haw! · Shell on Wheels · Fried Chicken · Pod Squad
Frostbite Caves Barrage a Trois · Meltdown! · So Thawful · Iceblockade · Run Weasley
Lost City Porter Thwarter · Lost and Found · Shovel Off · Spawn Camping · Ragweeds to Riches
Far Future Prime Mover · Drop the Boss · The Jettisons · Sun Damaged · Tile Denial
Dark Ages Hammer Time · Out of Darkness · All in Jest · Not Baaad
Neon Mixtape Tour Volume to Sixteen · Drop The Mic · Head Banger · Back From The Future 3 · Breaking It Off
Jurassic Marsh Martial Marsh Masher · Meteor, Right? · Dinos Sore · Terror Redactyled · Hungry, Hungry Dinos
Big Wave Beach Big Kahunka · Wave Goodbye · Ten Pin Kapow · Undertow · Fly Fishing Fail · Banana Storm
Modern Day Great Gargling Gargantuars · Present Perfect, Future Tense · Hot Off the Presses · Time Traveler · You're an All-Star?
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