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Look, there's a gourd! Is there any wine inside?

Crazy Dave

Fire Gourd2

Plants vs. Zombies 2- It's About Time (Chinese version)
(translation: Fire Gourd)
Fire Gourd2
Fire Gourd charges to shoot fire, causing fire damage continuously. Particularly effective to wooden weapons.
Almanac statistics
Sun cost 200 sun
Recharge Mediocre
Damage Moderate
Range Close
Usage Tap to fire
Special The longer time charged, the stronger the fire is
Rarity (China) Common
In-game statistics
Reload time 12 seconds
Unlocked Beating Kongfu World - Day 3
Fire Gourd Costume2

火葫芦原先只是个杂技班里的小配角, 自从上了僵尸战扬后, 他才发现自己真正的价值。

Fire Gourd was originally a minor charater in the circus. But since he fought zombies on the lawn, he has found his true purpose.

Fire Gourd (火葫芦; pinyin: huǒhúlu) is the second plant obtained in Kongfu World in the Chinese version of Plants vs. Zombies 2. When tapped on, it breathes fire at a short range that deals moderate damage to zombies. It requires ten Fire Gourd Puzzle Pieces to unlock. Fire Gourds have to recharge after being tapped on, similar to the Coconut Cannon and Banana Launcher. The longer it takes to recharge before tapping, the longer its range is.


It is based on a dried bottle gourd, which is commonly carved in China as an ancient tradition. A fire gourd, or calabash, is a bottle that oil, water, or wine is stored inside.

It is also based on a character who was born from a gourd and is able to breathe fire in a Chinese cartoon: 葫芦兄弟(pinyin: Hulu Xiongdi; in English: Calabash Brothers). The costume of this plant is similar to the ones that characters in 'Hulu Xiongdi' (Chengdi) wear. What Dave says when the player sees Fire Gourd for the first time ('Look, there's a gourd! Is there any wine inside?') also hints this fact, because in the cartoon, the monsters captured Fire Gourd by asking him to drink wine which made him unable to breathe fire with plenty of wine inside him.

Almanac entry

Note: Fire Gourd's recharge is Mediocre in-game

火葫芦 (Fire Gourd)
Sun cost: 200

DAMAGE: Moderate
RANGE: Close



火葫芦原先只是个杂技班里的小配角, 自从上了僵尸战扬后, 他才发现自己真正的价值。

    In English:

    Fire Gourd charges to shoot fire, causing fire damage continuously. Particularly effective to wooden weapons.

    Usage: Tap to fire
    Range: Straight line
    Special: The longer time charged, the stronger the fire is, anti- weapon stands

    Plant feature: yellow plant, full of anger

    Fire Gourd was a minor role in acrobatics class before. After he fought the zombies, he found his true value.


Contrary to popular belief, this actually does more than 2 damage per fire. The longer the fire stays, the more damage it does. Being a costly 200 and possibly a really weak range, it may be looked as a bad plant, but it is very strong if coupled with Sap-fling and other offensive or supportive plants. This plant is strong enough to take cone heads with ease, and should not be underestimated.

However, it is not recommended on Dark Ages' later levels by itself, as Imp Dragon Zombie are immune to its fire.


Plant Food effect

Upon using Plant Food, the Fire Gourd will breathe fire in front of it that deals 75 damage and hitting all zombies within range.


It now spits a powerful dragon-shaped flame down its path that deals 90 damage to the whole lane in front of him.

Level upgrade

Level Upgrades Description
LevelIcon2New Fire Gourd Upgrade 1
Flame Breath
The fire is extended by one second.
Combat Training
Fire Gourd gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
LevelIcon3New Fire Gourd Upgrade 2
Experienced Gas
The fire lasts for another second. (2 seconds of initial)
Cell Activation
Fire Gourd gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
LevelIcon4New AbilityAwakendIcon
Ability Awaken
Fire Gourd may be boosted when planted.
Fighting Power
Fire Gourd gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).


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  • The player can still activate it while it is charging, but it will go a shorter distance and cause less damage. 
  • There is a glitch that if the player moves a Fire Gourd from a minecart, shovels it, or a zombie eats it while damaging, an "invisible flame" will continue to damage it, and it will stop in time when the Fire Gourd stops.
  • It is the most expensive plant in Kongfu World.
  • It is the second plant that breathes fire, the first being Snapdragon.
  • If it is put to sleep by Archmage Zombie while attacking, its fire will still be there but no damage will be dealt.
  • He is very similar to Jack O' Lantern in the international version of the game.
    • They both have a similar fire mechanic, both use fire as their main source of damage, and both need to recharge after being tapped on for too long.

See also

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