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Plant Turkey-pults to lob tofu turkeys at zombies. Plant 2 or more per row to overwhelm zombies!

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Turkey-pult is a lobber plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2 first introduced the 8.4.1 update. It lobs tofu turkeys that damage zombies upon initial impact, but will then rush down the lane and deal damage to zombies they run into, just like hypnotized Zombie Chickens.

Turkeys lobbed by Turkey-pult have 55 health and deal 65 damage.

Origins

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Turkey-pult is based on tofurkey, a meat substitute in the form of a loaf. Tofurkey is usually made from tofu, a bean curd made from coagulating soy milk, which is imitation milk made by soaking and grinding soybeans.

The turkeys being made out of Tofu is a reference to Zoybean Pod, as they both summon Zomboid versions of zombies.

In Turkey-pult's case, those turkeys that Turkey-pult lobs are based on the turkeys that are released by Chicken Wrangler Zombie during the Fall Food Fight event.

The name "Turkzilla" is a pun of "Turkey" and "Godzilla", which refers the size of the turkey.

Almanac entry

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

Turkey-pult

SUN COST: 150
RECHARGE: 5

TOUGHNESS: 300
DAMAGE: 10

Turkey Level: 1
FAMILY: Arma-mint

Turkey-pults lob tofu turkeys that damage zombies and then charge down the lane to damage even more zombies.

Turkey-pult's turkeys are so delicious, you'd never know they were actually made of tofu! Almost never. You might know. Okay, fine, cards on the table: there is absolutely no way you could ever mistake these turkeys for the real thing.


Upgrades

Plant Food effect

When given Plant Food, Turkey-pult will launch 6 tofu turkeys at random zombies on screen, dealing 20 damage per shot at level 1. These turkeys will spawn a Turkzilla after hitting a zombie. Level 1 tofu turkeys have 105 health and deal 85 damage.

Arma-mint effect

When boosted by Arma-mint, Turkey-pult's normal projectiles gain an additional 55 damage per shot, his Plant Food effect projectiles gain an additional 110 damage per shot, and the turkey level is increased by 7.

Level upgrades

Level Seed Packets Coins Upgrades
Sun Cost Recharge Toughness Damage Turkey Level Plant Food
(Turkeys Launched)
Normal Plant Food
1 0 0 150 5 seconds 300 dps 10 dps 20 dps 1 6
2 50 125 4.5 seconds 350 dps 15 dps 30 dps 2 8
3 100 400 dps 20 dps 40 dps 3 10
4 200 450 dps 25 dps 50 dps 4 12
5 300 100 4 seconds 550 dps 30 dps 60 dps 14
6 400 600 dps 35 dps 70 dps 5 16
7 500 3.5 seconds 650 dps 40 dps 80 dps 17
8 600 75 700 dps 45 dps 90 dps 6 18
9 800 800 dps 50 dps 100 dps 19
10 1,000 3 seconds 900 dps 55 dps 110 dps 7 20

Strategies

Turkey-pult is a great plant for both direct damage dealing and stalling. The turkeys deal a moderate 10 landing damage and 65 damage per second at a rate of one per 3 seconds. At turkey level 7, they deal a landing damage of 55 and deal 110 damage per second, which is enough to kill basic zombies in one shot, not to mention the turkey's high health. The turkeys health help them last longer so they can deal much more damage to zombies. However, one weakness of Turkey-pult is fast paced levels (high amounts of low health zombies). With multiple high damage and speed zombies attacking the turkeys at the same time, the turkeys cannot stay on the board for very long, and the firing rate does not cooperate with this very well. Nevertheless, Turkey-pult is a good plant that is suitable for many different environments.

Thanks to the speed of the turkey as well as the faster spawn rate, Turkey-pult is more useful than Zoybean Pod in normal conditions. The turkeys can also attack Zombie Medusa without being stonified, which makes Turkey-pult a better option to deal with them. Turkey-pult also has the ability to throw turkeys directly at Jester Zombie and Parasol Zombie without having the turkeys deflected. It can also be used to counter Chicken Wrangler Zombie and Weasel Hoarder as only the turkeys will run down the lane and attack all chickens or weasels the encounter, similar to Ultomato.

Even if the Turkey-pult is at level 1, a single one can hold off a Gargantuar by itself indefinitely (with the exceptions of Gargantuar Prime and Hair Metal Gargantuar during the metal jam) due to the same attack rates. More Turkey-pults on the lane will overwhelm a Gargantuar in seconds (this strategy can also be applied to Mecha-Football Zombies). Turkey-pults are also useful in Penny's Pursuit Boss Battle as the multiple turkeys can overwhelm and deplete the boss' health bars in seconds.

Turkey-pult is helpful in handling some dangerous zombies with instant-kill abilities. In Ancient Egypt, Explorer Zombies will stop walking and instead attempt to eat the turkeys. In Pirate Seas, Turkey-pult will always target Barrel Roller Zombie instead of his barrel. In Wild West, the turkeys will make Zombie Bull and Rodeo Legend Zombie stumble and instantly throw Zombie Bull Rider. In Neon Mixtape Tour, Punk Zombie will stop to eat the turkeys, MC Zom-B will not be able to use his microphone attack but eat instead. In Modern Day, All-Star Zombie will waste his tackle on a turkey.

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Trivia

  • Although being a lobbed-shot plant, Turkey-pult cannot target submerged Snorkel Zombies.
    • However, thrown turkeys are able to attack this zombie.
    • This is likely an oversight, since lobbed-shot plants can hit submerged Snorkel Zombies.
    • It is predicted when will this be patched. It might be in the future updates.
  • While Balloon Zombies and Bug Zombies fly over the turkeys, Jetpack Zombies and Disco Jetpack Zombies stop to eat them as if they were Tall-nuts.

See also

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Plants (Tower defense)
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