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Chard Guard
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Chard Guards are defensive blockers that can hurl zombies backwards.
Almanac statistics
Sun cost 75
Recharge Mediocre
Toughness Elevated
Special Hurls zombies back (x3)
Rarity (China) Super-Rare
In-game statistics
Health 30
Special Hurled zombies in mid-air can be killed by Blover2
Weakness Explorer Zombie2 Excavator Zombie2 MC Zom-B2 (outranges it before being hurled back)
Unlocked Beating Frostbite Caves - Day 11
Unlocked (China) 10 Chard Guard Puzzle Pieces
Costumes
ChardGuardCostume
You might remember Chard Guard from his days in the WWF (that's World Wrestling Foliage). When he was in the ring - boy-oh-boy - he was something to behold! His moves! His style! His attitude! The crowd loved him. He was quite the star for a while there. Sure, those days are behind him. But if you watch carefully, when Chard Guard is fighting zombies, you'll see him use the wrestling move he made famous. The ol' Knock 'Em Dead maneuver - it gets 'em every time.

Chard Guard is the third plant obtained in Frostbite Caves in Plants vs. Zombies 2. It hurls all zombies directly in front of it back a certain distance (approximately 3 - 4 tiles). However, it can only do this action three times, losing one leaf each time - after exhausting its leaves, it becomes a defensive plant that can absorb 30 bites from the zombies (37.5% the health of a Wall-nut).

Origins

Chard Guard is based on the vegetable beta vulgaris, known as chard in English. Its name is a combination of the aforementioned "chard" and "guard", referring to Chard Guard's role as a defensive plant.

Almanac entry

Sun cost: 75

TOUGHNESS: Elevated
RECHARGE: Mediocre

Chard Guards are defensive blockers that can hurl zombies backwards.

Special: hurls zombies back (x3)

You might remember Chard Guard from his days in the WWF (that's World Wrestling Foliage). When he was in the ring - boy-oh-boy - he was something to behold! His moves! His style! His attitude! The crowd loved him. He was quite the star for a while there. Sure, those days are behind him. But if you watch carefully, when Chard Guard is fighting zombies, you'll see him use the wrestling move he made famous. The ol' Knock 'Em Dead maneuver - it gets 'em every time.

Upgrades

Plant Food effect

Chard PF

Chard Guard bounces Zombie Bulls, Chicken Wrangler Zombies, and Pianist Zombies while killing Zombie Chickens in Big Bad Butte.

When Chard Guard is given Plant Food, it regains all its leaves back and it hurls back every zombie in a 2x3 area in front of it, dealing 0.5 normal damage shots.

Costumed (China only)

It now hurls zombies further than its regular effect.


Level upgrade (China only)

Level Upgrades Description
LevelIcon2New Chard Guard Upgrade 1
Regeneration
Its fallen leaf can be restored.
CombatTrainingIcon
Combat Training
Chard Guard gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
LevelIcon3New Chard Guard Upgrade 2
Quick Recovery
Its fallen leaf restores faster.
CellActivationIcon
Cell Activation
Chard Guard gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
LevelIcon4New AbilityAwakendIcon
Ability Awaken
Chard Guard may be boosted when planted.
FightingPowerIcon
Fighting Power
Chard Guard gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).


Strategies

Compared to other defensive plants, Chard Guard is a unique plant that relies on its ability to knock zombies backward, rather than sheer bulk. Because of this, it functions exceptionally well in choke points occurring in Frostbite Caves, or generated by Sweet Potato and Garlic, where even Tall-nut will get quickly eaten by zombies from multiple lanes. On the other hand, its limited bouncing capability means that Chard Guard will need to be constantly replaced - this also means that it is impractical to plant Chard Guard in columns like other walls.

A good combination is a lane of Spikeweed or Spikerock and a column of Chard Guards. As the zombies get to Chard Guard, they are pushed back again to the columns of Spikeweed or Spikerock, forcing them to walk over them again and take up to quadruple damage from the spikes. Blover can also be used to instantly blow away enemies hurled by Chard Guard, although this requires precise timing.

In normal levels, Chard Guard is effective against several zombies that can crush or push back plants like Gargantuars, Mecha-Football Zombies and Punk Zombies as it can throw them back before they have the chance to attack, provided that it is planted first. Chard Guard can also be used in the Pirate Seas to bounce Swashbuckler Zombies and Imp Pirate Zombies into the ocean and instantly defeat them. Chard Guard is also useful against Shield Zombie, as it will deactivate the force field upon flinging Shield Zombie back.

Chard Guard should not be used against MC Zom-B during rap jam, as MC Zom-B's microphone attack can outrange Chard Guard and will destroy it instantly. Also, avoid using Chard Guard against Explorer Zombies (if his torch is still lit) as they can burn Chard Guard before it can even have the chance to attack. Additionally, Chard Guard must be planted on tiles Excavator Zombies are on to push them back, as planting them in front, even if they are armed, will be thrown by the shovel. Also, just like Hurrikale, Chard Guard can be used to fast forward Prospector Zombies and zombies dropped by Pterodactyls, in order to prevent them from eating the player's plants.

Chard Guard works very well with Aloe. When a Chard Guard gets healed by an Aloe, it will regain all of its leaves, making Chard Guard almost invincible. This covers up one of Chard Guard's main weaknesses, being its frequent upkeep need.

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Trivia

  • Wall-nut First Aid works on this plant after the first time hurling.
    • If the player uses Wall-nut First Aid on a Chard Guard which has just finished hurling or is in the middle of hurling, it will appear with only two leaves.
    • However, if the player plants a boosted Chard Guard on a already hurling Chard Guard, it won't use Plant Food effect. It is unknown that it is glitch or not.
  • World Wrestling Foliage is a pun on World Wrestling Federation, which was renamed to World Wresting Entertainment over trademark issues with the World Wide Fund for Nature, who launched several in-app purchases in Electronic Arts's games, including the Sap-fling Restoration Bundle in the 3.2 update, when the Chard Guard and Frostbite Caves were released.
  • When a Zombie Parrot approaches it, it will not fling the said zombie. Instead, it will just arm itself.
    • However, it can fling Zombie Parrot while it is flinging other zombies.
      • If a Zombie Parrot is approaching another plant in another lane close to it, Chard Guard will fling it back.
  • It, Spring Bean, and Kiwibeast are the only plants that can cancel all of Jester Zombie's projectiles. They do this by knocking the Jester Zombie back.
  • If it is placed in front of a grave and when it hurls a zombie, the grave will flash but take no damage. This also applies to ice blocks and Arcade machines.
  • It cannot be hit by Hunter Zombie's snowballs when it is armed.
  • According to the credits, it is voiced by Liam Robinson.
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