For other uses, see Tall-nut (disambiguation).

Tall-nut is a defensive plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2. 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.


To obtain Tall-nut, the player must complete Wild West - Day 18 in the international version or collect 10 Puzzle Pieces 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. Tall-nut is also an upgrade for Wall-nut for 1000 sun in Beghouled, along with Endurian.

Almanac entry

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!"


Plant Food effect

Plant Food ability (animated)

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.

Costumed (China only)

Tall-nut gains a crystal armor with 24000 DPS.

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.png Tall-nut Upgrade 1.png
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.png Tall-nut Upgrade 2.png
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.png AbilityAwakendIcon.png
Ability Awaken
Tall-nut may be boosted when planted.
Fighting Power
Tall-nut gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).

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 Wall-nut, 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 Endless Zones, as the massive amount of zombies can quickly overwhelm the plant.

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.

Avoid using him in Neon Mixtape Tour as there are many zombies that can render him useless. Punk Zombies will push him back instead of eating him, Glitter Zombies, MC Zom-Bs and Arcade Zombies can all instantly destroy him without eating and Breakdancer Zombies can kick other zombies past him.

Related achievement

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


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  • 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.

See also

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Plants (Tower defense)
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