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Giga Gnome is a type of Gnome, and is a boss in Infinity Time and in the Trials of Gnomis in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2. It is probably the 2nd hardest Gnome in the game, 2nd to Gnomus the Gnome King, and 3rd in health under Gnomus and Gnome Floatie. It is introduced in wave 8 in Infinity Time, the Giga Gnome has about 10 times more health than the average gnome, and is way bigger, hence the name. It drops 200 Time Shards upon defeat.
Giga Gnomes come in 4 colors (Red, Blue, Yellow, Green). Wielding a mushroom club, Giga Gnomes attack by rushing towards the Player and smashing them with his club. The smash does 300 damage, the most damage a single attack can do. Occasionally the Giga Gnome will stop walking, and charge up a beam of electricity that fires straight at the player, doing up to 180 damage if uninterrupted. This is its long range attack, but it can be dodged by hiding behind a wall.
Giga Gnome is introduced in the 8th wave of Infinity Time, and from then on, one or more appear in every subsequent wave (excluding Nemesis waves). Giga Gnomes will eventually start spawning from Gnome Floaties as well in the later rounds.
Trials of Gnomus
After completing a Gnome Trial, the player will receive a code that can be entered into the main portal mechanism in the center portal. By entering the code and activating the lever, the Player must face off against the "Guardian," which is a Giga Gnome.
- Beating the Trial of Balance prompts a fight with the Green Guardian.
- Beating the Trial of Hot Doom prompts a fight with the Red Guardian.
- Beating the Trial of Recollection prompts a fight with the Blue Guardian.
- Beating the Trial of Shooty-Shooty prompts a fight with the Yellow Guardian.
The Guardian is also flanked by an unlimited number of gnomes, so the Guardian must be vanquished to win. Beating a Guardian destroys that corresponding statue in the main area, leading to a room with a Legendary Customization or a decoration for the Backyard Battleground.
One Giga Gnome isn't so hard to deal with, provided you keep your distance and have enough health to survive an electric attack. It takes critical damage from headshots, so focus attacks on the face. This can allow your standard beam attack to vanquish one with relative ease, however Furball Frenzy/Epic Mega Energy is a much faster way to defeat a Giga Gnome. Giga Gnome follows whoever attacks him, so you can confuse the Giga Gnome by shooting him with 2 players' rays at a time. When faced with multiple Giga Gnomes, keep your distance, always moving back while shooting the face. Furball Frenzy/Epic Mega Energy is recommended here, since it does massive splash damage that can hit all Gnomes, but be aware to save some for any gnome.
- When it slams its club on the ground, it waits patiently for a while, seemingly humming before getting bored and attacking again. It can also jump after this.