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This item is only obtainable during certain events. However, it can still be used if you have already obtained it. It is currently not available.

Tap the Strawburst to fire. Strawburst's berry grows over time.

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Strawburst is a special-edition premium lobbed-shot plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2 that could be bought for a limited time during the Summer Nights event. He[1] also made a brief return during the Food Fight Piñata Party and was available in stores during the 2016 Valenbrainz event.

As his description states, he has three types of damage depending on how long the player waits for its berry to grow. Upon contact with zombies, the initial small berry deals 201 damage per shot to a single zombie, the medium berry deals 400 damage on a 3x3 area, and the largest berry deals 900 damage, also on a 3x3 area.

Additionally, if a zombie reaches Strawburst and tries to eat him, he will self-destruct, dealing damage to the zombie depending on which state his berry is currently at, the small berry now dealing 200 damage per shot on a single area.

It takes the plant 10 seconds to grow from small to medium, and 15 seconds to grow from medium to big. After firing a berry of any size, he needs 7.5 seconds to regrow. This means the total time between firing a berry and it growing back to a big berry is 32.5 seconds.

Origins

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Strawburst is based on the widely cultivated red fruit strawberry, belonging in the Fragaria genus. Visually, he is presented as an upside-down strawberry.

His name is a portmanteau of "strawberry" and "burst." Being a verb, burst means "to break from internal pressure"; therefore, it refers to how Strawburst's berries explode or rather burst on contact with the zombies. It might also be a reference to Starbursts candies.

Almanac entry

Strawburst

SUN COST: 400
RECHARGE: 5

TOUGHNESS: 300
Special: Growth Speed

AREA: 3x3
FAMILY: Bombard-mint

Strawburst grows a berry for small, medium or huge damage!

Usage: tap to fire

"Big is good," says Strawburst. "Though small's pretty choice as well. And you should never discount medium. I just like sizes, really."


Chinese version (China only)

    爆炸草莓可以造成三种不同程度的高额伤害

    植物特征:红色植物

    大的这个?小的这个?放心,我会把它们都扔到你脸上!我爱敌人就和爱炸弹一样,因为他们都快要爆炸啦!

    In English:
    Strawburst can deal three different levels of high damage

    Plant characteristics: red plant

    Big one? Small one? Don't worry, I'll be throwing all of them at your face! I love my enemies as much as I love my bombs, because they're both about to explode!

Audio

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Upgrades

Plant Food effect

Plant Food animation

When fed with Plant Food, Strawburst will instantly grow to full size and laugh while a huge strawberry drops from the sky, which explodes after 5 seconds and deals 400 damage per shot to all zombies on the lawn.

Bombard-mint effect

When boosted by Bombard-mint, Strawburst will revive and grow faster, taking just one second to revive, one second to grow from its small to stage to its medium stage, and then another second to grow from his medium stage to his large stage.

Overall, it takes about three seconds after being fired for Strawburst to grow back to his full size while boosted.

Level upgrade

Level Seed Packets Coins Upgrades
Sun Cost Recharge
(Fast)
Toughness
(Typical)
Projectile
Velocity
Special
(Growth Speed)
Area
Small Medium
1 0 0 400 5 seconds 300 dps Normal 10 seconds 15 seconds 3x3
2 10 1,000 400 5 seconds 350 dps 8 seconds 14 seconds
3 25 2,500 375 4.5 seconds 400 dps + 1.3x 8 seconds 14 seconds
4 50 5,000 375 4.5 seconds 450 dps 7 seconds 12 seconds
5 100 10,000 350 4.5 seconds 550 dps 7 seconds 12 seconds
6 200 20,000 350 4 seconds 600 dps 7 seconds 12 seconds
7 400 30,000 325 4 seconds 650 dps + 1.6x 6 seconds 11 seconds
8 800 50,000 325 3.5 seconds 700 dps 6 seconds 11 seconds
9 1,200 75,000 325 3.5 seconds 800 dps 5 seconds 10 seconds
10 1,600 100,000 300 3 seconds 900 dps 5 seconds 10 seconds

Note: Its damage cannot be upgraded.

Mastery upgrades

  • Chance to Boost
  • Damage Pierce

Level upgrades

Level Upgrades Description
LevelIcon2New.png Strawburst Upgrade 1.png
Rapid Growth 1
After launching a strawberry bomb, there is a chance of directly growing a stage-two strawberry.
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Combat Training
Strawburst gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
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Rapid Growth 2
After launching a strawberry bomb, there is a chance of directly growing a stage-three strawberry.
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Cell Activation
Strawburst gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
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Ability Awaken
Strawburst may be boosted when planted.
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Fighting Power
Strawburst gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).
LevelIcon5New.png Strawburst Upgrade 3.png
Blasting Feast
When Strawburst launches a stage-three strawberry bomb, the strawberry bomb leaves a puddle of strawberry jam behind, which slows down zombies.
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Fighting Power
Strawburst gains another 50% more attack power and health (300% of initial).


Strategies

Strawburst draws potency from both his various modes of firing and his large splash radius: The small strawberries allow the player to neutralize weak threats early on without having to wait for long like other controllable plants; the medium strawberries can quickly destroy large amounts of zombies as long as they are not tougher than Conehead Zombie; and the large strawberries are capable of immense damage capability, which rival even Cob Cannon and easily forcing even Gargantuars off the map. This power, however, comes with a massive 400 sun price tag, making Strawburst not the most practical choice in a normal level.

Strawburst is also particularly vulnerable to ambushes - not even Infi-nut's force field will prevent him from exploding, and Endless Zones with constant ambushes such as Pyramid of Doom, Tiki Torch-er, and Icebound Battleground make it a hard time for Strawburst. Planting a Pumpkin over him can alleviate this problem. Overall, it requires a lot of support and setup in order to work but when established successfully, the player can easily wreak havoc with Strawburst.

Another thing to note is that of the three berries, only the small one can be deflected or blocked. This makes Strawburst a reasonable choice against threats such as Jester Zombie and Parasol Zombie as long as the player is patient enough to wait for the medium or large berry.

Strawburst can also be used in conjunction with Power Tiles naturally occurring in Far Future or generated by Tile Turnip. A group of boosted Strawbursts (4 or more) can still deal massive amounts of damage and clear the screen of most threats. The Plant Food will also grow Strawburst instantly to the last stage, so remember to fire it before boosting.

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Trivia

  • His growth stages resemble an unripe, ripening, and ripe strawberry.
    • He shares this quality with Ultomato, whose growth stages resemble a ripening tomato.
  • In Last Stand levels and Piñata Parties with pre-planted Strawbursts, they always start with the small berry when the player waits during setup regardless of time, and medium one when the level commences.
  • When placed right behind an undamaged tombstone, the first berry launched will hit the tombstone, even if there is a zombie in his lane.
  • Regardless of what stage he was in when defeated, Intensive Carrot will always revive him to his on-planting stage.
  • He was shown in the Food Fight trailer for 2015 but was not available until the end of the Food Fight Piñata Parties.
  • According to the credits, he is voiced by Scott Porterfield.
  • In version 5.0.1, when there were no zombies in his lane, the berry would land on the leftmost tile of the lane instead of flying offscreen like in previous versions.
  • He is the first plant to have a special death animation, exploding when a zombie is too close to him.
    • However, counting Bambrook and Level 2 Tall-nut in the Chinese version, he is the third plant to have a special death animation.
  • Strawburst and Explode-O-Nut are the only plants in the Bombard-mint family that are not single-use.
    • Coincidentally, both plants were first seen in the Summer Nights event.
  • With the international version release being 2015 and the Chinese version release being 2020, Strawburst has the longest gap between release of international and Chinese, being roughly 5 years.

References

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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
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
Plants vs. Zombies Adventures
>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
Big Wave Beach Lily Pad · Tangle Kelp · Bowling Bulb · Guacodile · Banana Launcher
Modern Day Moonflower · Nightshade · Shadow-shroom · Dusk Lobber · Grimrose
Premium
Money Snow Pea · Power Lily · Imitater · Chomper · Toadstool · Strawburst · Cactus · Electric Blueberry · Jack O' Lantern · Grapeshot · Cold Snapdragon · Escape Root · Gold Bloom · Wasabi Whip · Kiwibeast · Apple Mortar · Witch Hazel · Parsnip · Missile Toe · Caulipower · Electric Peashooter · 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
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 Torchwood · Starfruit · Dandelion · Blooming Heart · Bombegranate · Explode-O-Nut · Aloe · Hot Date · Solar Tomato · 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 · Dartichoke · Ultomato · Gumnut · Shine Vine · Tumbleweed · Olive Pit · Puffball · Explode-o-Vine · Murkadamia Nut · Turkey-pult · Headbutter Lettuce · Boingsetta · Stickybomb Rice · Hocus Crocus · Gloom Vine · Draftodil · Boom Balloon Flower · Pea Vine · Inferno · Solar Sage · Power Vine · Noctarine · Heath Seeker · Iceweed
Others Marigold
Plants vs. Zombies 2 (Chinese version)
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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 Age Aloe · Kinnikannon · Wax Guard · Oil Olive · Ruby Red · Dartichoke
Heian Age Sumo Melon · Wasabi Whip · Auberninja · Dripphylleia · Splitting Stephania · Kunai Tupistra · Windbreak Dendrobium · Orchid Chef · Geisha Flower · Stickybomb Rice
Monthly special Pyro-shroom · Carrotillery · Cryo-shroom · Dandelion · Aggro Brocco · Pomegunate · Chomper · Sweet Potato · Lord Bamboo · Sap-fling · Ghost Pepper · Chest-nut · Bambrook · Zorrose · Magic-shroom · Electric Blueberry · R.A.D Missiles · Endurian · Pumpkin Witch · Sunflower Singer · Snowy Cotton · Guerrequila · Monkeyfruit · Plumping Plummy · Dragonfruit · Angel Starfruit · Gatling Pea · Match Flower · Firebloom Queen · Cattail · Grapeshot · Cold Snapdragon · Shrinking Violet · Cob Cannon · Apple Mortar · Witch Hazel · Escape Root · Electric Currant · Explode-O-Nut · Parsnip · Missile Toe · Kiwibeast · Electric Peashooter · Hot Date · Icy Currant · Trump Tulip · Banana Dancer · Dual Pistol Pinecone · Narcissus · Alarm Arrowhead · Holly Barrier · Shadow Peashooter · Snap Pea · Frostbloom Queen · Sling Pea · Zapdragon · Electrici-tea · Imp Pear · Strawburst · Egrett Flower · Goo Peashooter · Bud-minton · Curling Corms · Pokra · Dollarweed Drummer · Ultomato · Shadow Fanilla · Bromel Blade · Gumnut · Olive Pit · Nuclear Earthstar · Headbutter Lettuce · Dazey Chain · Boom Balloon Flower · Soda Bottle Palm · Tiger Claw · Impaintiens · Turkey-pult · Hammerflower
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Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum Bruce Bamboo · Carrot Rocket · Pomegranate-pult · Dandelion · Venus Flytrap · Wax Gourd · Sod
Ancient Egypt Bloomerang · Bonk Choy · Grave Buster · Iceberg Lettuce · Cabbage-pult
Pirate Seas Snapdragon · Spikeweed · Spring Bean · Kernel-pult · Coconut Cannon · Narcissus · Endurian · Spikerock · Pineapple Cannon · Threepeater
Far Future Laser Bean · Blover · Citron · E.M.Peach · Tile Turnip · Ganoderma · Banana Tree · Nitro-shroom · Infi-nut · Magnifying Grass
East Sea Dragon Palace Oxygen Algae · Garlic · Bubble Flower · Electric Anemone
Upgrades Twin Sunflower · Repeater
VIPs Winter Melon
Power Ups Cherry Bomb · Jalapeno
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Plantable Lily Pad · Chili Bean · Sunflower · Tangle Kelp · Squash · Wall-Nut · Peashooter · Bonk Choy
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