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Electric Currant
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Electric Currants create electrical fences between ones planted on the same row or column.
Almanac statistics
Sun cost 150
Recharge Mediocre
Damage Moderate
Area Lane & Column
Rarity (China) Legendary
In-game statistics
Recharge Mediocre
Direct damage 2 normal damage shots every second (electric fence)
2 normal damage shots every 1.5 seconds (melee attack)
Weakness Mecha-Football Zombie2 Fisherman Zombie2 Excavator Zombie2 Punk Zombie2 Ankylosaurus2 (can easily disrupt the currants)
Unlocked Complete all 10 steps of "Electrical Boogaloo: Rescue the Electric Currant!"
Costumes
Electric Currant Costume 1 Electric Currant Costume 2
"Electricity is all very well and fine as a phenomenon," says Electric Currant, "but electromagnetism as a whole is where it's really at."

Electric Currant is a plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2, released with the 4.7.1 update. It is unlocked after completing the Electrical Boogaloo Epic Quest.

Overview

The Electric Currant has two methods of attack:

  • It will create an electrical fence when connected to other Electric Currants, either horizontally or vertically. The electricity deals 2 normal damage shots every second to any zombie that passes through it, and will disappear when a node is removed by any means.
  • When faced with zombies at melee range (on the same tile as itself), it will attack with an electric burst. The melee range attack deals 2 normal damage shots per 1.5 seconds, and does not disrupt the electrical field.

Origins

Electric Currant is based on the Ribes rubrum, known as "redcurrant" in English, or possibly the fruit of the Amelanchier canadensis , known as the "currant-tree" or more commonly, the Sugarplum, or it may even be in reference to the Zante Currant also known as Corinthian Raisins, or simply just "currants", a type of grape native to Corinth and the nearby Island of Zakynthos. Its name is a portmanteau of "electric current", a term for a flow of electricity, and "currant," the real-life plant it is based on.

Almanac entry

Electric Currant

SUN COST: 150
RECHARGE: Mediocre

TOUGHNESS: Typical
DAMAGE: Normal

RANGE: Lane & Column
PLANT FOOD POWER: Damage

Electric Currants create electrical fences between ones planted on the same row or column.

Usage: area effect (electric fence)

"Electricity is all very well and fine as a phenomenon," says Electric Currant, "but electromagnetism as a whole is where it's really at."


Upgrades

Plant Food effect

Electric Currant's Plant Food effect strengthens both the boosted plant's melee damage and the damage of every electrical fences using the boosted plant as a node to 4 normal damage shots. Both abilities' attack speeds remain unchanged, however.

Level upgrade

Level Seed packets Coins Upgrades
Sun Cost Recharge
(Mediocre)
Toughness
(Typical)
Damage
(Normal)
Plant Food Power
(Damage)
Range
Melee* Electric
Fence
Melee* Electric
Fence
1 0 0 150 10 seconds 2 bites 2.4 nds 2 nds 4 nds Lane & Column
2 10 1,000 9 seconds 2.5 bites 2.5 nds 2.25 nds 4.5 nds
3 75 5,000 9 seconds 3 bites 2.75 nds 2.25 nds 4.5 nds
4 200 10,000 8 seconds 3.5 bites 3 nds 2.5 nds 5 nds
5 400 20,000 125 8 seconds 4.5 bites 3.25 nds 2.75 nds 5.5 nds
6 750 30,000 7 seconds 5 bites 3.5 nds 3 nds 6 nds
7 1,000 40,000 7 seconds 5.5 bites 3.75 nds 3.25 nds 6.5 nds
8 1,000 50,000 6 seconds 6 bites 4 nds 3.5 nds 7 nds
9 1,500 60,000 100 6 seconds 7 bites 4.25 nds 3.75 nds 7.5 nds
10 2,000 75,000 5 seconds 8 bites 4.5 nds 4 nds 8 nds

*Proximity damage dealt when attacking zombies at melee range with an electric burst.

Costumed  (China only)

Electric Currant can now stun zombies on its current.

Level Upgrades (China only)

Level Upgrades Description
LevelIcon2New Electric Currant Upgrade 1
High-Voltage Current
20% increase in damage per current attack.
CombatTrainingIcon
Combat Training
Electric Currant gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
LevelIcon3New Electric Currant Upgrade 2
Current Sputtering
The zombies affected by the current will eject the current to the surrounding zombies within 3x3, but the additional damage is decreased.
CellActivationIcon
Cell Activation
Electric Currant gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
LevelIcon4New AbilityAwakendIcon
Ability Awaken
Electric Currant may be boosted when planted.
FightingPowerIcon
Fighting Power
Electric Currant gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).
LevelIcon5New Electric Currant Upgrade 3
Current Spill
Electric Currant itself will emit arcs that attack nearby zombies in the 3x3 range.
FightingPowerIcon
Fighting Power
Electric Currant gains another 50% more attack power and health (300% of initial).


Strategies

This plant acts similarly to Spikeweed and Spikerock, but two or more must be linked together to work. Electric Currants pair well with Sweet Potato or Garlic, as Sweet Potato and Garlic can keep the zombies away from Electric Currants. The Electric Currants should be planted in the upper and lower lanes to deal damage to all lanes possible. Defensive plants should be planted on the column closest to the house to prevent zombies from escaping the fences and reaching the house. Spikeweeds and Spikerocks can be planted on the electric fences in order to maximize damage. Additionally, using slowing plants like Stallia or Sap-fling (assuming the player bought it), can extend the amount of time zombies step on electrical currents.

This plant is useful in Wild West, as the minecarts allow the player to move the electric fence to other lanes. The Electric Currant is also useful in Frostbite Caves, as the slider tiles can automatically move zombies into lanes with the electric fences. However, the positions of minecarts or slider tiles needs to be in a good layout for the player to use Electric Currant efficiently.

Electric Currant also has a small melee attack. This is a weak attack but should be noted, as it can be used as a way to counter Zombie Chickens and Ice Weasels or do some extra damage before being eaten. It can also affect flying zombies.

Avoid planting an Electric Current on lanes where there are Mecha-Football Zombies, Fisherman Zombies, Excavator Zombies, Punk Zombies, and Ankylosaurus as they can easily disable the ability.

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Trivia

  • It is the seventh plant to be affected by other plants, with the first being Dandelion, and the next five being shadow plants.
  • Before version 5.7, Electric Currant, Imitater, and Marigold were the only plants to lack their Recharge section in the Almanac.
    • However, unlike the other two, this plant lacked its Recharge section for unknown reasons. It was presumably due to an oversight in making the entry.
    • When the Almanac stats were redesigned in version 5.7, this error was corrected.
    • Additionally, the Almanac does not describe Electric Currant's second attack method, being melee damage.
  • It, Gold Bloom, and Aloe are currently the only plants obtainable through completion of an Epic Quest.
  • In Last Stand levels, it can be planted to destroy tombstones. Note that the current can only damage once, and the right/bottom Electric Currant should be planted first.
    • It and Pea Pod are the only plants that can do this without being boosted.
  • Its Epic Quest name, Electrical Boogaloo, is very similar to a zombie hero's name in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, Electric Boogaloo.
  • It is one of several plants that use electricity to attack zombies. Others include Electric Blueberry, Lightning Reed, Magnet-shroom, and Citron.
  • It is one of six plants to be fully recharged at the start of a level, the others being Sunflower, Sun-shroom, Primal Sunflower, Gold Bloom and Moonflower.
    • This is likely because you need multiple Electric Currants on the field for them to work properly, so you can get two on the lawn quicker.
    • Out of all of them, it is the only one not to produce sun.
  • There is a glitch involving this plant where if you plant it in columns, when a zombie steps into its field, the top Electric Currant will have its idle animation restarted, and will have it restarted every time the zombie is damaged by the field.
  • Despite the fact that its seed packet is in the style of Modern Day and Player's House, its background in the Almanac and seed selection is in the style of premium plants. This is also shared with other plants obtained from Epic Quests.
  • When the player has selected it and is about to plant it, its idle sounds can be heard. This also occurs in the Almanac.

Specific to Plants vs. Zombies 2 (Chinese version)  (China only)

  • Its seed packet is different from the International version.
    • The seed packet is more attached on the middle instead of the left, and has a closer look.
  • Level 5 ability (melee attack) is very similar to Phat Beet and Gloom-shroom.
  • It level 2 name is the same as a plant in PvZH, it is unknown if this is intended or not. If it is, it may be another foresight that China will have their own PvZH.
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