—Winter Melon's Plants vs. Zombies 2 description
- For other uses, see Winter Melon (disambiguation).
Winter Melon is a recurring character within the Plants vs. Zombies franchise. Like Melon-pult, he lobs watermelons that deal massive damage to zombies, along with splash damage that can avoid zombie shields. Unlike Melon-pult however, his watermelons also chill zombies, making them slower.
Winter Melon is one of the best plants in the series, due to his massive damage, large splash and slowing effect, making them great for both being a pure offensive plant or a playing a supportive role towards another offense plant.
As of Plants vs. Zombies 3, Winter Melon has appeared in four games.
His name is a pun on "winter melon", the alternative name for the wax gourd (Benincasa hispida) referring to Winter Melon's ability to chill zombies with his frozen melons.
- Main article: Winter Melon (PvZ)
In the original Plants vs. Zombies game, as well as all Chinese spin-off games based on it, Winter Melon is one of the last three plants obtainable at Crazy Dave's Twiddydinkies, buyable after beating Adventure Mode, costing $10,000 to obtain.
He costs 200 sun to plant, serving as an upgrade to Melon-pult. His rate of fire, normal damage, and splash damage are all the exact same as Melon-pult, simply having a chill effect like Snow Pea and Ice-shroom added to the attack, making him extremely useful in modes such as Survival: Endless.
He has an Achievement related to him, Melon-y Lane, which requires one Winter Melon to be planted in every lane. This achievement can easily be done by just planting 6 Melon-pults, 2 Lily Pads, and then 6 Winter Melons on the Melon-pults in Last Stand, as the achievement is unlocked even if the level isn't cleared.
- Main article: Winter Melon (PvZ2)
Winter Melon returns in Plants vs. Zombies 2, this time as his own separate plant. Unlocked after beating Wild West - Day 24, he once again serves the same purpose as the first game, acting like Melon-pult with a slowing effect. Due to not needing Melon-pult to be planted, he now costs 500 sun, the same total he overall costed in the first game.
Unlike most lobbing plants, Winter Melon is not a member of the Arma-mint family, and instead is a member of the Winter-mint family. His Plant Food ability, like Melon-pult,, releases a barrage of frozen melons at every zombie of the screen, dealing 200 damage and 20 splash damage per melon.
- Main article: Watermelon line
Winter Melon makes a return in the Chinese-exclusive turn-based game Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars as the last plant in the Watermelon line, evolving from Melon Slice-pult and Melon-pult. Like the mainline games, he attacks by lobbing frozen watermelons at zombies.
His abilities are Melon Scatter, which deals damage to three random enemies with a chance to freeze them for 2 turns, as well as extinguishing flames, Cooling Down, which lets Melon Scatter deal 310 more damage and slow zombies by 50, and Fireproofed, which grants Winter Melon +114 attack and immunity to being burnt.
- Main article: Winter Melon (PvZH)
Winter Melon's latest appearance is in the turn-based mobile card game Plants vs. Zombies Heroes as a Premium Legendary in the Smarty class. They cost 6, have 4/5 and Splash Damage 4, and are a member of the Fruit tribe.
Interestingly enough, Winter Melon was added before Melon-Pult was, the latter only being added during Galactic Gardens. This is the only time Winter Melon was added first and Heroes used to be the only game that had Winter Melon but not Melon-Pult as a result.
- While he doesn't appear in Plants vs. Zombies 3, Melon-Pult's Tacobility is named Winter Melon and grants him Winter Melon's effects.