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Citron
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Citrons shoot powerful balls of plasma.
Almanac statistics
Sun cost 350
Recharge Fast
Damage Huge
Area Single
Rarity (China) Legendary
In-game statistics
Direct damage 40 normal damage shots
Unlocked Beating Far Future - Day 6
Unlocked (China) Collecting 10 Citron Puzzle Pieces
Costumes
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As the owner and primary user of "Vitamin C-U-Later" 20-hour energy shots, Citron is always on and always ready for action. "Let's make this happen!!"
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Citron is the third plant obtained in Far Future in Plants vs. Zombies 2. When planted, it is relatively small. Then, it charges up its attack and gets larger. When fully charged, it will shoot a powerful ball of plasma that does 40 normal damage shots to a zombie, but it charges at a relatively slow rate.

Origins

Citron's name is derived from Citrus medica, known as the citron in English. However, its round body and orange color resemble the more widely known orange.

Overview

When Citron is first planted, it is small. At that stage, it charges its projectile and quickly gets bigger until it reaches its charged stage. It takes seven seconds to charge up the first ball of plasma, then takes ten seconds to charge after that. If there are no zombies or tombstones in front of the Citron, it will keep the plasma ball charged until one appears. The plasma balls that Citron fires deal 40 normal damage shots to zombies, and do not deal splash damage.

Almanac entry

Sun cost: 350

DAMAGE: Huge
AREA: Single
RECHARGE: Fast

Citrons shoot powerful balls of plasma.

As the owner and primary user of "Vitamin C-U-Later" 20-hour energy shots, Citron is always on and always ready for action. "Let's make this happen!!"

Chinese version  (China only)

植物特征:橙红色植物、十万伏特
"厚积而薄发" 是充能柚子座右铭 , 少年老成的性格让人觉得他渊博 , 稳重 。 有人问他成功的秘诀时 , 他指了指他家那台大屏等离子电视机 。

In English:
Plant feature: orange-red plant, 100,000 volts
"Thick and thin" is the motto of charged Citron, precocious character feels his vast, steady. Asked the secret of his success, he pointed to his house directly to the large-screen plasma TV.

Upgrades

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Citron unleashes a plasma ball using Plant Food

Plant Food effect

Upon the usage of Plant Food, Citron gets struck by lightning and shoots a giant glowing light-blue plasma ball that travels down the lane, flinging away most types of zombies and tombstones in that lane. The plasma ball disintegrates upon impact with any robot, mechanized zombie (minus Zombie Bull and Bug Bot Imp), or Gargantuar, dealing 200 damage (125 to Dr. Zomboss, and 300 to Jurassic Gargantuar)

Costumed (China only)

Citron now deals higher damage and produces chains of electric current to attack zombies.

Level upgrade (China only)

Level Upgrades Description
LevelIcon2New Citron Upgrade 1
Speedy Energy Collection
Citron shoots 25% faster.
CombatTrainingIcon
Combat Training
Citron gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
LevelIcon3New Citron Upgrade 2
Energy Field
Citron shoots 40% faster.
CellActivationIcon
Cell Activation
Citron gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
LevelIcon4New AbilityAwakendIcon
Ability Awaken
Citron may be boosted when planted.
FightingPowerIcon
Fighting Power
Citron gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).


Strategies

Citron's greatest advantage is its high damage per second capability. Against a single target, Citron can easily outmatch most controllable plants, including Strawburst and Banana Launcher. Thanks to this, Citron is a powerful choice against single high-health targets such as Robo-Cone Zombie and Gargantuar. However, its high cost, slow firing rate, and the inability to control Citron means that large amounts of zombies will present a great challenge, as it will deal huge amounts of overkill damage and waste its shots. Because of this, Citron should be paired with other crowd-controlling plants like Laser Bean or Fume-shroom, and it should not be used by itself.

The Plant Food ability is very similar in many parts to Laser Bean's. The main difference between the two is how they deal with larger, tougher zombies. Laser Bean's Plant Food ability is not stopped by mechanical enemies, effectively making Laser Bean more useful than Citron for crowd control. Conversely, Citron's can instantly kill zombies that Laser Bean's cannot, making Citron ideal against single Gargantuars and Gargantuar Prime, who will release their Imp after passing the 91 normal damage shots mark. Regardless, in levels without tough zombies, the two plant food effects are perfectly interchangeable with no major differences.

Citron should be avoided against fast zombies like All-Star Zombie and Surfer Zombie or zombies that block or deflect straight-firing projectiles like Shield ZombieJester Zombie, and Excavator Zombie. All-Star Zombies and Surfer Zombies can reach the Citrons quickly and destroy them. Shield Zombie, Jester Zombies, and Excavator Zombies, on the other hand, will nullify the plasma ball. The same does not apply to its Plant Food ability projectile, so Citron can be boosted to deal with these threats should the situation get dire.

Tips: Avoid using Citrons on levels where tombstones are present as their plasma will hit them, wasting an attack. Also, Tomb Raiser Zombies pose a major threat against Citron in Ancient Egypt as they will continuously create more tombstones while Citron's fire rate is slow and can only destroy one at a time.

In the Chinese version, it is recommended to upgrade Citron to level 4, since when it is planted, it has a chance to immediately activate its Plant Food ability. In addition, Sweet Potato can help attract more zombies so Citron could kill them easily.

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Trivia

  • If one looks closely at a zombie that has been flung from its Plant Food ability, small bolts of electricity will arc around the zombie.
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Citron costing 400 sun

  • Before Far Future was released, it was going to cost 400 sun, according to an official screenshot released on Tuesday Exclusive prior to the world's release by Electronic Arts.
  • It was the second Far Future plant to be previewed in Piñata Parties, with the first being Laser Bean.
  • During Last Stand setup, its animation stops once it is fully charged, possibly due to a bug. Once the level starts, its animation will resume. This also happens in Far Future - Day 15.
  • Magic Vine's projectile from Plant Food upgrade is a recolored version of the Citron's.
  • The Puzzle Piece to unlock it shows a fully charged Citron, while the Puzzle Piece to unlock its costume shows an uncharged Citron.
  • It is one of several plants that use electricity to attack zombies. Others include Electric Blueberry, Lightning Reed, Magnet-shroom and Electric Currant.
  • In a Zomboss battle, if there are fully charged Citrons in the lanes the Zombot is in, the Citrons will shoot at the Zombot while it is leaving.
    • This is similar to Zomboss battles with Spikeweed and Endurian as the will also attack the Zombot as it is leaving if they are close enough.
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