For other uses, see Tallnut (disambiguation).
Tall-nut is opening a chain of stores for Tall and Taller gentlemen. "I'll shell out the savings to you!"

Tall-nut's Almanac entry in Plants vs. Zombies 2

Tall-nut is a defensive plant appearing in both of the main series Plants vs. Zombies games. He costs 125 sun and has an identical recharge time of the Wall-nut, but also has twice as much health. Additionally, Tall-nut can also block most flying enemies from passing through, forcing them to eat him instead.


Tall-nut is based on the edible walnut seed, specifically the Juglans regia. His name is a cross between "Wall-nut" and "tall", referring to Tall-nut's incredible height helping the plant blocking flying enemies and the fact that he is a nut.

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Juglans regia, the plant Tall-nut is based on


Plants vs. Zombies

Tall-nut is unlocked after completing Level 3-8. Tall-nut can block the following enemies:

Tall-nuts can withstand 7200 damage per shot, and his appearance changes at 2400 damage and 4800 damage, before finally being eaten at 7200 damage. Winning Pogo Party without using Tall-nuts and Magnet-shrooms will give the player the Sproing! Sproing! achievement.

In Beghouled and Beghouled Twist, the Tall-nut acts as Wall-nut's upgrade due to their height. The player needs to spend 250 sun to upgrade the Wall-nuts.

Plants vs. Zombies 2

To obtain Tall-nut, the player must complete Wild West - Day 18 in the international version or buy him for 200,000 coins in the Chinese version. He can prevent the following zombies from advancing:

Tall-nuts can withstand 8000 damage per shot and his appearance changes at 2600 damage and 5300 damage before being eaten at 8000 damage. Using Plant Food on five Tall-nuts in a single level will give the player the High Five achievement. Tall-nut is also an upgrade for Wall-nut for 1000 sun in Beghouled, along with Endurian.

Almanac entry

Tallnut almanac pc

Plants vs. Zombies


Tall-nuts are heavy-duty wall plants that can't be vaulted or jumped over.

Toughness: very high
Special: can't be vaulted or jumped over

People wonder if there's a rivalry between Wall-nut and Tall-nut. Tall-nut laughs a rich baritone laugh. "How could there be anything between us? We are brothers. If you knew what Wall-nut has done for me..." Tall-nut's voice trails off and he smiles knowingly.

Cost: 125

Recharge: slow

Plants vs. Zombies 2

Note: The stats shown below only apply to Level 1.




FAMILY: Reinforce-mint

Tall-nuts are heavy-duty wall plants that block low flying zombies.

Special: blocks launched imps

Tall-nut is opening a chain of stores for Tall and Taller gentlemen. "I'll shell out the savings to you!"


Plants vs. Zombies 2

Plant Food effect

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Tall-nut when fed by a Plant Food

When fed Plant Food, Tall-nut gains an additional layer of metal armor, capable of withstanding 8000 DPS or a single smash from a Gargantuar.

Reinforce-mint effect

When boosted by Reinforce-mint, Tall-nut can absorb an additional 32000 DPS, and his plant food effect will activate.

Level upgrade

Level Seed Packets Coins Upgrades
Sun Cost Recharge
(Very High)
Plant Food Power
1 0 0 125 20 seconds 15 seconds 8000 dps 12000 dps
2 10 1,000 125 19 seconds 14 seconds 9000 dps 12000 dps
3 75 5,000 125 18 seconds 13 seconds 10000 dps 12000 dps
4 200 10,000 125 18 seconds 13 seconds 11000 dps 16000 dps
5 400 20,000 100 17 seconds 12 seconds 12000 dps 16000 dps
6 750 30,000 100 16 seconds 11 seconds 24000 dps 16000 dps
7 1,000 40,000 100 14 seconds 10 seconds 26000 dps 20000 dps
8 1,250 50,000 100 12 seconds 9 seconds 28000 dps 20000 dps
9 1,500 60,000 100 10 seconds 8 seconds 30000 dps 20000 dps
10 2,000 75,000 75 10 seconds 8 seconds 32000 dps 24000 dps

*Column shows armor's hitpoints separately.

Level upgrade (China only)

Level Upgrades Description
LevelIcon2New Tall-nut Upgrade 1
Unstable Wall
Tall-nut has a 50% chance to fall down when destroyed and instantly kill zombies.
Combat Training
Tall-nut gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
LevelIcon3New Tall-nut Upgrade 2
Power of Inertia
Tall-nut now has a chance of 100% to fall down when destroyed.
Cell Activation
Tall-nut gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
LevelIcon4New AbilityAwakendIcon
Ability Awaken
Tall-nut may be boosted when planted.
Fighting Power
Tall-nut gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).

Costumed (China only)

Tall-nut gains a crystal armor with 24000 DPS.

Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars (China only)

Guardian Armor: Heals itself and gives armor to all allies that blocks some damage. It needs Tenacious Plant Food to activate.

Plants vs. Zombies Online  (China only) (Archived content)

In Adventure Mode

Gives itself armor that will absorb a certain amount of damage from enemies.


Tall-nut shares the role with Wall-nut as a buffer layer between other offensive plants and the incoming horde. Compared to his brother, Tall-nut will have more trouble getting deployed in the early game due to increased cost but makes up for it with superior performance in the following level thanks to the significantly increased durability. Tall-nut's usefulness is also due to the plant's unique ability to block flying zombies and prevent them from creating chaos in the player's defense line.

Tall-nut can significantly boost the effectiveness of plants with limited attack range such as Spikeweed and Bonk Choy by holding the zombies in place for them to attack. Being a defensive plant, Tall-nut can also be instantly replaced with Wall-nut First Aid as long as there is visual degradation. Imitater can remedy Tall-nut's long recharge time issue - even then, however, Tall-nut should never be completely relied on in Survival: Endless and the Endless Zones, as the massive amount of zombies can quickly overwhelm the plant.

Plants vs. Zombies

Planting Tall-nut on Lily Pad is a simple way to block Dolphin Rider Zombie and make him lose his dolphin. However, the player should bear in mind that never plant Tall-nut on the rightmost column. The Dolphin Rider Zombie can jump over it for unknown reasons.

Pogo Party

Main article: Pogo Party

Tall-nut is a good choice for Pogo Party, as he can block the incoming Pogo Zombies and render them much less of a threat to the player's defense. However, this will prevent the player from earning the achievement Sproing! Sproing!.

Plants vs. Zombies 2

While the sequel has slightly buffed Tall-nut's health, the situation itself has become worse for the plant for a variety of reasons: The greatly increased amount of enemies that can instantly destroy plants has reduced the viability of defensive plants, while Blover's ability being generally improved means that flying enemies will be much less of a threat to the player in general. Additionally, Tall-nut faces direct competition in utility with Infi-nut, whose Plant Food  force field can also block flying zombies as well as countering various other zombies' abilities.

Because of his ability, Tall-nut is useful for blocking flying enemies as mentioned above. Tall-nut is also a decent choice for Save Our Seeds levels and preventing zombies from trampling flowers.

Related achievements

Plants vs. Zombies

Wall-Not Attack
Wall-Not Attack
Complete ZomBotany without using Wall-nuts, Tall-nuts, or Pumpkins.
Sproing! Sproing!
Complete Pogo Party without using Tall-nuts or Magnet-shrooms.
Collect all 49 plants.
Book Learner
The Complete Zombie2
The Complete Zombie
You've won every trophy, climbed every mountain, defeated every zombie, planted every plant. Congratulations!

Plants vs. Zombies 2

High Five
High Five
Plant 5 Tall Nuts and use Plant Food on all of them


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Specific to Plants vs. Zombies

Specific to Plants vs. Zombies 2

  • In the 1.1.3 version of the Chinese version, if one obtained his costume, he will appear to have already gained armor.
  • One of his costumes surprisingly resembles Monkey D. Luffy's straw hat and red striped tank top.

Specific to Plants vs. Zombies Heroes

See also

V · T · E
Plants (Tower defense)
Plants vs. Zombies
Day Peashooter · Sunflower · Cherry Bomb · Wall-nut · Potato Mine · Snow Pea · Chomper · Repeater
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 · Reverse Repeater

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