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He prefers to call himself Optimus Prime.
The official name of this plant is Sumo Melon. However, a literal translation can be found in its infobox. The official name is to be used on all pages that refer to this plant.

Sumo Melon (白瓜相扑手; pinyin: Báiguā xiàng pū shǒu) is a plant in the Chinese version of Plants vs. Zombies 2 introduced in the 2.1.1 update. He can push zombies back, similar to Spring Bean and Chard Guard, with an unlimited amount of pushes and requires a cooldown after each push.



His design is based on the Cucumis melo, also known as the muskmelon. His name is also based on his design as a sumo wrestler.

Almanac entry

白瓜相扑手 (Sumo Melon)
Sun cost: 100

RANGE: Close


特点: 不同体型僵尸,被击退的距离也会不同
植物特征: 绿色植物,相扑高手,热血青年
白瓜相扑手是一个热血青年,热爱的相扑这个行业,他每天刻苦提升自己相扑实力,因为它有一个梦想,自己相扑实力可以 “称霸世界” !

    In English:
    Sumo Melon stands still, vigorously repels zombies.

    Muskmelon is a hot-blooded boy, loves the job of sumo wrestling, refining his sumo skills everyday, because he has a dream, using his sumo power to "dominate the world"!


Plant Food effect

When fed with Plant Food, Sumo Melon stuns and attracts all zombies in a 2x3 area in front of him, then pushes them all back, as well as dealing heavy damage to all of them.


Sumo Melon's Plant Food effect now pushes all attracted zombies out of the lawn instead.

Level upgrade

Level Upgrades Description
LevelIcon2New.png Sumo Melon Upgrade 1.png
Sumo Slam
Sumo Melon has a 10% chance to push back 2 zombies at once.
Combat Training
Sumo Melon gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
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Super Strong Impact
Zombies are pushed back further.
Cell Activation
Sumo Melon gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
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Ability Awaken
Sumo Melon may be boosted when planted.
Fighting Power
Sumo Melon gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).
LevelIcon5New.png Sumo Melon Upgrade 3.png
Yokohama's Wrath
After Sumo Melon attacks a zombie, there is a 20% chance to knock back zombies in a 3x3 area.
Fighting Power
Sumo Melon gains another 50% more attack power and health (300% of initial).


Use this plant as you would Chard Guard. The only difference here is that you have to protect it or else it will get eaten quickly. If you are stuck on a Pirate Seas level, it would be useful to use Sumo Melon with Wall-nut and Spring Bean. Plant a Wall-nut in front of the Sumo Melon and a Spring Bean nearby. This way you can push back any Imp Pirate Zombie or Swashbuckler Zombie back to Spring Bean.



  • He is the first plant in the series to be based on a sumo wrestler, with the first zombie (and entity overall) being Sumo Wrestler.
  • His almanac entry refers to him first as "he"(他), but then refers to him as "it"(它) later on. This may be a mistake.
  • The original name of the plant does not make any sense, as there is no such kind of melon resembling its shape known as "白瓜" (lit. white melon). The only type of plant bearing the name can be seen here. A muskmelon in Chinese is known as "白兰瓜".
    • Yet this is not the only case for a China-exclusive plant: another example is Lily of Alchemy (芦藜药师). The word 芦藜, along with its concept name 草寸香, are barely used. The plant is usually referred to as 铃兰 in Chinese instead.

See also

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