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Wax Gourd (冬瓜; pinyin: dōngguā) is a plant in both the Chinese version of Plants vs. Zombies 2 and in Plants vs. Zombies Online. He has different abilities depending on which game he is in, being a defensive plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2. and an instant use plant in Plants vs. Zombies Online.



He is based on the wax gourd (Benincasa hispida), a fruit native to South and Southeast Asia named for it's waxy coating that is obtained as the fruit matures and ripens. His Chinese name translates directly to "Winter Melon", an alternate name for the Wax gourd.

Almanac entry

冬瓜守卫 (Wax Gourd)
Sun cost: 375

RECHARGE: Sluggish



    In English:

    Presses the Vitruvian Wheel's Floor-de-Lis tiles, bounces zombies when angry.

    Plant family effect: In research and development
    Plant feature: green plant

    Wax Gourd has been in that crucial position for an awfully long time. Countless Zombies are eager to try and move him one tile, to advance down the lane, Ah~! The sound of their voices get quieter as they approach the horizon.


Plants vs. Zombies 2 (Chinese version)

In the Chinese version of Plants vs. Zombies 2, Wax Gourd is an Uncommon plant unlocked in Renaissance Age. He is a defensive plant that, when planted, jumps in-place to bounce zombies in the air. His jumping can also activate Floor-de-Lis tiles when he is planted on them, allowing the player to move Vitruvian Wheels to their advantage.

Plants vs. Zombies Online (Archived content)

In Plants vs. Zombies Online, Wax Gourd was an instant use, Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum unlockable plant who could only be planted on pathways. He rolled along the dug path, and killed all the zombies in his path, similarly to Jalapeno and Giant Wall-nut.


Plants vs. Zombies 2 (Chinese version)

Level Upgrades Description
LevelIcon2New Wax Gourd Upgrade 1
Anger Instinct
Whenever Wax Gourd is attacked it immediately jumps, bouncing all zombies in the tile in-front of it.
Combat Training
Wax Gourd gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
LevelIcon3New Wax Gourd Upgrade 2
Spitting Anger
Reduces the cooldown of Anger Instinct.
Cell Activation
Wax Gourd gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
LevelIcon4New AbilityAwakendIcon
Ability Awaken
Wax Gourd may be boosted when planted.
Fighting Power
Wax Gourd gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).
LevelIcon5New Wax Gourd Upgrade 3
Burning in Anger
Wax Gourd will released stored up energy, bouncing all zombies one tile in-front of it, all zombies bounced will take damage when they land.
Fighting Power
Wax Gourd gains another 50% more attack power and health (300% of initial).

Plants vs. Zombies Online (Archived content)


Plants vs. Zombies Online (Archived content)

This is quite literally a weaker and the pathway version of Jalapeno. Do not use him by himself, as he is just an instant use plant, very similar to Jalapeno. Use him for assisting strong plants like Coconut Cannon. This is particularly decent early game, when you need to kill strong zombies, but have no access to a Potato Mine or the like. This plant should be used aggressively, either on the first lane to make full use of its range, or on the 3rd, 4th, or 5th lane, if you need to quickly dispatch zombies, or simply don't want to leave the first row and lane alone for the sole use of this. Note that he is also an instant-kill, so using him to beat tough zombies on pathways, such as Hawker Carts or Archer Zombies is highly advised.


Plants vs. Zombies 2 (Chinese version)

Plants vs. Zombies Online (Archived content)




  • His Chinese name translates exactly to "Winter Melon", this is because was based on an actual winter melon, while the original one is a literal interpretation of a "winter" melon.
    • He also has a completely different appearance from the original Winter Melon.

Plants vs. Zombies 2 (Chinese version)

  • He is the second plant to be brought over from Plants vs. Zombies Online, with the first being Narcissus.

Plants vs. Zombies Online (Archived content)

  • He was one of the two plants that could be planted on pathways directly. The second was Sod.
  • He was the third plant to share its name with another plant. The first is Bamboo-shoot and the second is Dandelion.
  • He and Sod were the only plants obtained in Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum that did not appear in Adventure Mode.
  • He was one of the few plants in the game that did not have any costumes.
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