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Plant Tiger Grass to spawn aggressive grass tigers.

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Tiger Grass is a plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2 first introduced in the 9.4.1 update. They create a grass tiger that leaps out and claws the first zombie that approaches the fourth tile in front of it (dealing 3x damage one time), which will then jump back into Tiger Grass once the zombie is defeated.

If the grass tiger is attacked enough, it will be defeated itself, and Tiger Grass will need to create another grass tiger to send out. Over time, the grass tiger within Tiger Grass will grow, dealing 1.75x damage and gaining 1.75x health.

Origins

Thysanolaena latifolia and Panthera tigris

Tiger Grass is based on the plant of the same name (Thysanolaena latifolia), the only species of the genus Thysanolaena, which is the only genus in the tribe Thysanolaeneae in the grass family; as well as a tiger (Panthera tigris), the largest living cat species and a member of the genus Panthera.

Their name is a play on the tiger grass' name, being a tall patch of grass that houses tigers.

Almanac entry

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

Tiger Grass

SUN COST: 150
RECHARGE: 7

DAMAGE: 40
PLANT FOOD POWER: Ultimate Tiger

Special: Growth Speed
Special: Tiger Health

FAMILY: Enforce-mint

Tiger Grass spawns a tiger who leaps out to attack nearby zombies.

Special: grass tiger grows over time
Tiger Grass is waiting. The grass tiger waits within. Soon their time will come. And then... the slashes! THE FURY!!


Upgrades

Plant Food effect

Tiger Grass' Plant Food effect, named Ultimate Tiger in the almanac, spawns a fully grown grass tiger which deals a large amount of damage to the first zombie it encounters.

Enforce-mint effect

When boosted by Enforce-mint, Tiger Grass's grass tigers deal an additional 130 DPS, and its ultimate tigers deal an additional 397 DPS.

Level upgrades

Level Seed packets Coins Upgrades
Sun Cost Recharge Toughness^ Grass Tiger^ Plant Food Power
(Ultimate Tiger)
Grass Tiger Regen^† Special
(Growth Speed)*
Health Damage Health Damage Value Interval
1 0 0 150 7 seconds 300 dps 525 dps 40 dps 1606 dps 122 dps 70 dps 6 seconds 25 seconds
2 50 125 6.5 seconds 350 dps 550 dps 50 dps 1683 dps 152 dps 85 dps 5 seconds 23 seconds
3 100 6 seconds 400 dps 575 dps 60 dps 1760 dps 183 dps 100 dps 22 seconds
4 200 5.5 seconds 450 dps 600 dps 70 dps 1873 dps 213 dps 115 dps 21 seconds
5 300 100 5 seconds 550 dps 625 dps 80 dps 1912 dps 245 dps 135 dps 20 seconds
6 400 4.5 seconds 600 dps 650 dps 90 dps 1989 dps 274 dps 155 dps 4 seconds 19 seconds
7 500 4 seconds 650 dps 675 dps 100 dps 2066 dps 306 dps 180 dps 18 seconds
8 600 75 3.5 seconds 700 dps 700 dps 110 dps 2143 dps 336 dps 205 dps 17 seconds
9 800 3 seconds 800 dps 725 dps 120 dps 2219 dps 367 dps 235 dps 16 seconds
10 1,000 2.5 seconds 900 dps 750 dps 130 dps 2296 dps 397 dps 265 dps 3 seconds 15 seconds

*After finishing growing, many statistics of Tiger Grass will be increased to 1.75 times as much as before.
^Affected by growth.
†Applies to both normal and Plant Food state.

Mastery upgrades

  • Chance to Boost
  • Damage Pierce

Strategies

Just like Turkey-pult, Tiger Grass serves as a perfect counter against any zombie that has some kind of countermeasure against certain plants, such as: Jester Zombie, as he will stop to eat the tiger rather than reflect it back due to the grass tiger being able to stop just inches from the jester and claw him to pieces; MC Zom-B, who will also stop to eat the tiger rather than swing his microphone during his jam; Excavator Zombie, who will stop to hit the grass tiger with his shovel; and Explorer Zombie and veteran counterpart, both of whom will be incapable of continuing to advance with a grass tiger blocking the way. However, the regeneration of a new tiger takes a while, and so you will need to stack multiple tigers to significantly stop zombies. This means it cannot fully deal with a Gargantuar by itself.

Tiger Grass also works well with slowing/stun plants such as Snow Pea and Sap-fling, as they make the zombies deal less or no damage against the tiger while frozen, stunned or slowed. Planting defensive plants such as Wall-nut in front of it or Pumpkin on top of it is also recommended. As long as the Tiger Grass is not destroyed, it will keep spawning grass tigers. This also solves the problem of its long regeneration while the zombies are attacking the defensive plants. Combining it with Gumnut can also be very helpful.

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In other languages

Language Name Description
United States of America English Tiger Grass
France French Herbe-tigre
Germany German Tigergras
Italy Italian Erba tigre
Japan Japanese タイガーグラス
Brazil Brazilian Portuguese Grama-tigre
Russia Russian Тигровая трава
Spain Spanish Hierba tigre


Trivia

  • Tiger Grass, Shadow Peashooter and Boom Balloon Flower are the only non-Plants vs. Zombies 3 plants that have officially named Plant Food effects.
    • However, Tiger Grass' Plant Food effect is named directly in-game through the Almanac, rather than by an official Reddit post.
  • Their Seed packet texture is an image of the grass tiger, rather than the actual grass from which the tiger leaps.
  • Not counting Snap Pea, Tiger Grass has the longest melee attack distance in the Enforce-mint family of plants.
  • In the notifications, Tiger Grass is referred to with female pronouns.
  • Tiger Grass has the same triggering range as Fume-shroom.
  • If Tiger Grass is planted on a Minecart, after the grass tiger leaps out of the grass, the cart can be pulled to a different lane before the tiger can retreat to it, resulting in the grass tiger flying towards the house.
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