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Not to be confused with Wax Guard.

Wax Gourd (冬瓜; pinyin: dōngguā) was a plant in the now defunct Chinese exclusive tower defense game Plants vs. Zombies Online. It was an instant use plant that could roll on the paths to defeat zombies in the Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum.

Origins

WaxMelon

It was based on the wax gourd (Benincasa hispida), a fruit native to South and Southeast Asia named for its waxy coating that is obtained as the fruit matures and ripens.

Its Chinese name translates directly to "Winter Melon", an alternate name for the Wax Gourd.

History

Wax Gourd was an instant use, Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum unlockable plant who could only be planted on the pathways in the said world.

It rolled along the dug path, and killed all the zombies in its way, similarly to Jalapeno and the Wall-nut Bowling exclusive Giant Wall-nut from the original game.

Almanac entry

冬瓜

沿着坑道滚动可以碾压一切僵尸
技能: 无
消耗阳光: 125
伤害: 巨大
冷却时间: 长

    In English:
    Wax Gourd

    Can kill all zombies when rolling along paths.
    Skills: None
    Sun cost: 125

    Damage: Huge
    Recharge: Slow

Upgrades


Strategies

This is quite literally a weaker and pathway version of Jalapeno. Do not use it by itself, as it is just an instant use plant very similar to the latter. Use it 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 it is also an instant-kill, so using it to beat tough zombies on pathways, such as Hawker Carts or Archer Zombies is highly advised.

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Trivia

  • Its 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.
    • It also has a completely different appearance from the original Winter Melon.
  • It was one of the two plants that could be planted on pathways directly. The second was Sod.
  • It was the third plant to share its name with another plant. The first is Bamboo-shoot and the second is Dandelion.
  • It and Sod were the only plants obtained in Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum that did not appear in Adventure Mode.
  • It was one of the few plants in the game that did not have any costumes.
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Player's House Sunflower · Peashooter · Wall-nut · Potato Mine
Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum Bruce Bamboo · Carrot Rocket · Pomegranate-pult · Dandelion · Venus Flytrap · Wax Gourd · Sod
Ancient Egypt Bloomerang · Bonk Choy · Grave Buster · Iceberg Lettuce · Cabbage-pult
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East Sea Dragon Palace Oxygen Algae · Garlic · Bubble Flower · Electric Anemone
Upgrades Twin Sunflower · Repeater
VIPs Winter Melon
Power Ups Cherry Bomb · Jalapeno
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