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A Tacobility was a game mechanic in Plants vs. Zombies 3 that gives plants powerful effects. Each level was divided into 2 sections, with a middle stage being named "Taco Time" that allowed you to plant new plants, shovel them, move them and feed them Tacos, which gave them Tacobilities that lasted the rest of the level.

However, the player only got a limited amount of tacos per level, the player could increase this taco supply by upgrading Taco Park. In Taco Time, no zombies spawned but the player couldn't generate sun. The player could re-continue the level and exit Taco Time whenever they liked.


The name was a portmanteau of "taco" and "ability."


Plant Name Image Description Function
Puff-Shroom Triple Trouble Triple Trouble3.png Fires more puffs with each attack. No longer has a limited life span. Puff-Shroom's Tacobility was the Triple Trouble, which allowed it to fire three puffs at a time, as well as removing Puff-Shroom's limited lifespan, allowing it to stay on the field indefinitely.
Buttercup Build Me Up Build Me Up3.png Gains layers of buttery armor, damaging zombies when she butters them. Buttercup's Tacobility was called Build Me Up, in which Buttercup would gain layers of armor, which damaged zombies when she buttered them.
Garlic Garlic Drone Garlic Drone3.png Blocks flying zombies and gains armor. Vimpires that bite Garlic are instantly destroyed. Garlic's Tacobility was called Garlic Drone, in which Garlic gained a layer of armor that let him block flying zombies, as well as destroying Vimpires that bit him.
Potato Mine Hothead Hothead3.png Bounces to a random tile after exploding and starts arming himself again. Potato Mine's Tacobility was named Hothead. Which allowed Potato Mine to relocate to a random lane to arm and explode again. Promoting an unarmed Potato Mine with a taco instantly armed him.
Pushywillow Buddy Up Buddy Up3.png Works more times before disappearing. Allowed Pushywillow to remain on the lawn after usage, allowing her to push more zombies at a time.
Wall-Nut Jugger-Nut Jugger-Nut3.png Gains a tough outer shell of metal armor. Wall-Nut's Tacobility was Jugger-Nut, providing a tough metal shell of armor. This gave Wall-Nut extra health, but due to being armor, this could also protect him from a strong attack that would usually defeat Wall-Nut, giving him, in a way, two lives.
Chard Guard Sharp Re-Leaf Sharp Re-Leaf3.png Regrows all leaves, and each leaf bounces twice. Chard Guard's Tacobility was named Sharp Re-Leaf, and caused him to regrow all leaves that he had previously lost, and made it so each leaf could bounce zombies twice before disappearing.
Peashooter Repeater Repeater3.png Fires extra peas with every shot. Peashooter's Tacobility was the Repeater, which allowed him to fire an additional pea when he attacked. This could be upgraded to allow even more peas to be fired at a time.
Spikeweed Spikerock Spikerock3.png Does extra damage and gains rocky armor that protects against pushed Obstacles. Spikeweed's Tacobility was the Spikerock, which allowed him to deal more damage to zombies, while additionally resisting more pushed objects, as he did in previous games.
Cabbage-Pult Cold Slaw Cold Slaw3.png Chills zombies, slowing them with a chance to freeze them solid. Cabbage-Pult's Tacobility was named Cold Slaw, which allowed him to slow zombies hit by his cabbages. At higher levels, he gained the ability to temporarily freeze zombies in place.
Kernel-Pult Extra Butter Extra Butter3.png Increases chance of lobbing butter and butter duration. Kernel-Pult's Tacobility was named Extra Butter, which increased his chance of flinging butter, as well as making it so zombies were stunned by the butter for a longer time.
Bonk Choy Flaming Fists Flaming Fists3.png Punches out short-ranged fireballs that hit multiple zombies. Bonk Choy's Tacobility was Flaming Fists, which maked Bonk Choy punch out short-ranged fireballs that could pierce through an unlimited number of zombies. The fireballs appeared only when Bonk Choy initially punched a zombie.
Caramel Popcorn Super Sticky Super Sticky3.png Lobs caramel blobs more often and slows zombies more. Caramel Popcorn's Tacobility was Super Sticky, and made Caramel Popcorn lob caramel blobs more often. These caramel blobs also slowed zombies more.
Lightning Reed Forked Lightning Forked Lightning3.png Shoots more lightning bolts with each attack. Lightning Reed's Tacobility was called Forked Lightning, and allowed him to fire multiple lightning bolts at a time, hitting more zombies in the lanes he targeted.
Melon-Pult Winter Melon Winter Melon3.png Chills zombies, slowing them with a chance to freeze them solid. Melon-Pult's Tacobility was the Winter Melon, which allowed him to slow down any zombies he hit, including zombies hit by his splash damage. At higher levels, he gained the ability to freeze zombies solid.
Shuffle Truffle Muffle Muffle3.png Recharges faster and stuns zombies that she bounces. Shuffle Truffle's Tacobility was called Muffle, which sped up the cooldown between bounces, and additionally stunned zombies once they were bounced.
Blockbuster Twin Vines Twin Vines3.png Attacks with two vines at once, hitting the two closest enemies. Blockbuster's Tacobility was Twin Vines, which allowed Blockbuster to attack with two vines at once, hitting the two closest targets.
Butternut Squash Butter Up Butter Up3.png Hits harder & work more times before disappearing. Butternut Squash's Tacobility was Butter Up, which allowed him to remain on the lawn after attacking, letting him attack another time. Additionally, he dealt more damage to zombies.
Ragweed Snot a Problem Snot a Problem3.png Sneezes out snot that stuns zombies. Ragweed's Tacobility was Snot a Problem, which let them fire snot that stunned zombies when it sneezed. This could be upgraded to let the snot deal more damage.
Sawgrass Slice & Dice Slice & Dice3.png Recharges faster and increases damage. Sawgrass's Tacobility was called Slice & Dice, which sped up her cooldown between attacks, as well as making her attacks deal more damage.
Squash Gourdgeous Gourdgeous3.png Does double damage and works more times before disappearing. Squash's Tacobility was named Gourdgeous. This allowed Squash to remain on the lawn after attacking, allowing him to attack another time. Squash also dealt more damage to zombies he attacked.
Fire Peashooter Spreading Flames Spreading Flames3.png Fires more peas that do more damage, causing fiery explosions in a 2x3 area. Fire Peashooter's Tacobility was Spreading Flames, which maked peas fired by Fire Peashooter explode, dealing damage to all zombies in a 2x3 area. This could be upgraded to allow for more peas to be fired and allow for a more damaging explosion.
Pine Needler Looking Sharp Looking Sharp3.png Pierces additional zombies and sprays fragments upon impact. Pine Needler's Tacobility was Looking Sharp, which let her pierce more zombies with the needles she fired, as well as spraying fragments that can hit zombies in adjacent lanes.
Snow Pea Ice Queen Ice Queen3.png Shoots icy snowballs with a chance to freeze a zombie solid. Snow Pea's Tacobility was Ice Queen, which gave her the ability to shoot snowballs that had a chance of freezing zombies in place temporarily.
Bamboo Shoots Shrapnel Shrapnel3.png Explodes missiles into fragments that damage nearby zombies. Bamboo Shoots' Tacobility was called Shrapnel, which let rockets they fired split into pieces upon impact with a zombie, hitting other surrounding zombies.
Night Cap Casting Shadows Casting Shadows3.png Pierces more zombies and gives Stealth to adjacent plants. Night Cap's Tacobility was called Casting Shadows, which let her shadow projectiles will pierce more zombies as well allowing Night Cap to be able to grant adjacent plants the Stealth attribute, which allowed them to not take damage from ranged zombie attacks.
Aloe Vera Cooling Gel Cooling Gel3.png Chills zombies that attack plants surrounding Aloe Vera. Aloe Vera's Tacobility was called Cooling Gel, which let her heal for 50% more damage as well as slowing all zombies by 50% speed when they attacked plants within Aloe Vera's healing radius.
Sweet Potato Fatal Attraction Fatal Attraction3.png Explodes when destroyed, damaging all zombies in a 3x3 area. Sweet Potato's Tacobility was called Fatal Attraction, which caused her to explode in a 3x3 area around her when she was fully consumed, in a similar manner to Explode-O-Nut or Hot Date.
Hydrangea Regeneration Regeneration3.png Grows another head and heals herself over time. When activated, Hydrangea wpould be able to heal herself steadily over time, allowing herself to take more damage without any immediate threat of being defeated. In addition to healing, Hydrangea would also immediately grow one head if she doesn't have all five already.
Chomper Ambush Ambush3.png Hides underground while chewing. Bursts up to swallow zombies walking above her. Whenever Chomper ate a zombie she would bury herself under ground, which made her immune from zombie attacks, even after she was done chewing. Chomper would only reemerge when a zombie walked above her currently occupied tile, and would quickly rebury herself after attacking.
Gravitree G-Force G-Force3.png Slows zombies in their attack range with gravity. Apples can now stun zombies. Gravitree gained the ability to slow zombies in their attack range and gave their apples a chance to stun zombies.
Lemon-Aid Pucker Up Pucker Up3.png Stuns zombies that attack plants surrounding Lemon-Aid. Gave Lemon-Aid a chance to stun all zombies that were attacking the plants in her range.
Gloom-Shroom Passing Gas Passing Gas3.png Gas puffs can pass through additional zombies.
Starfruit Pointed Stars Pointed Stars3.png Fires more stars, with each star piercing multiple zombies. Starfruit would be able to fire more than one star at a time, these stars would also be fired out more quickly than usual. Stars fired by Starfruit would also be able to pierce through multiple zombies.
Fairy Ring Mushroom Mushroom Minions Mushroom Minions3.png Does extra damage. Future Puff-Shrooms she creates are instantly promoted with a Taco. Any Puff-Shrooms spawned from her attack were automatically promoted with a Taco.