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For the version in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, see Guacodile (PvZH).

Guacodile is the fourth plant obtained in Big Wave Beach in Plants vs. Zombies 2. He fires avocado pits at zombies, dealing 20 damage per shot. When attacked, he will rush offscreen and bite each zombie in his path two to three times, with each bite dealing 150 damage per shot. He deals twice as much damage to the first zombie hit while rushing. Guacodile can be planted both on land and in water, although he does not shoot at enemies when submerged in water, though the attack animation is still played.

It will rush immediately under the following conditions:

Origins

Guacodile is based on the avocado (Persea americana), also known as the "alligator pear"; and the crocodile, a large aquatic reptile famed for its strong jaws and feeding behavior.

His name is a portmanteau of "guacamole", a type of dip made with avocados; and crocodile, the animal he is based on.

His costume, a black bowl filled with salsa containing a nacho chip, is also a reference to guacamole, as both it and salsa are types of dip typically used with nachos.

Almanac entry

Guacodile

SUN COST: 125
RECHARGE: Fast

TOUGHNESS: Typical
DAMAGE: Heavy

RANGE: Straight
PLANT FOOD POWER: Damage

Guacodiles fire seeds from a distance. When attacked they will rush off the lawn biting any zombies they encounter.

Usage: plant is lost after rushing attack
Special: can be planted on water

Ask Guacodile to tell you a little bit about himself and he'll give you a wry smile. "I'm a Guacodile. I've got a bite like a bear trap. I spit rock-hard pits with a force, speed and accuracy envied by every plant on the battlefield. Heck, I've been known to walk on water. I'm pretty much the whole enchilada." Yeah, the guy is a bit of a braggart but he's good at what he does.


Upgrades

Plant Food effect

When given Plant Food, it will push nearby zombies away and release two smaller rushing Guacodiles, without rushing offscreen itself.

Costumed (China only)

The smaller Guacodiles now return in the opposite direction after rushing off-screen, dealing more damage to the zombies in the lane.

Level upgrade

Level Seed packets Coins Upgrades
Sun Cost Recharge (Fast) Toughness
(Typical)
Damage (Heavy) Projectile Velocity Plant Food (Damage) Range
1 0 0 125 5 seconds 300 dps 20 dps Normal 150 dps Straight
2 25 1,000 125 5 seconds 325 dps 25 dps 150 dps
3 50 2,000 125 4.5 seconds 350 dps 30 dps 150 dps
4 100 4,000 125 4.5 seconds 375 dps 35 dps +1.6x 175 dps
5 125 6,000 100 4.5 seconds 400 dps 40 dps 175 dps
6 175 8,000 100 4 seconds 450 dps 45 dps 175 dps
7 250 10,000 100 4 seconds 500 dps 50 dps 200 dps
8 350 15,000 100 4 seconds 550 dps 55 dps 200 dps
9 450 20,000 100 4 seconds 600 dps 60 dps 225 dps
10 800 60,000 100 3.5 seconds 650 dps 65 dps + 2.2x 225 dps
11 1,000 75,000 100 3.5 seconds 700 dps 70 dps 250 dps
12 1,250 100,000 75 3.5 seconds 750 dps 80 dps 250 dps
13 1,500 150,000 75 3.5 seconds 800 dps 90 dps 275 dps
14 1,750 200,000 75 3 seconds 850 dps 100 dps 275 dps
15 2,000 250,000 75 3 seconds 900 dps 110 dps 300 dps

Level upgrade (China only)

Level Upgrades Description
LevelIcon2New Guacodile Upgrade 1
Metal Dental Mouthpiece
Guacodile gains a 20% chance to shoot its dental mouthpiece with 50% more damage.
CombatTrainingIcon
Combat Training
Guacodile gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
LevelIcon3New Guacodile Upgrade 2
Diamond Dental Mouthpiece
Guacodile gains a 40% chance to shoot its dental mouthpiece with 100% more damage.
CellActivationIcon
Cell Activation
Guacodile gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
LevelIcon4New AbilityAwakendIcon
Ability Awaken
Guacodile may be boosted when planted.
FightingPowerIcon
Fighting Power
Guacodile gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).


Strategies

General

Because Guacodile can chomp zombies upon getting close, it is useful in creating a last ditch line of defense against zombies that have broken through the player's defense. It can also work as an instant plant if planted immediately next to the horde, and this strategy is further augmented by its fast recharge rate. However, Guacodile is not a powerful plant by itself, as its seeds only deal as much damage as a Peashooter, and its chomp attack is incapable of killing a Conehead Zombie instantly under normal conditions.

Slowing plants such as Sap-fling and Stallia can assist Guacodile in dealing more damage with its chomp. Because Guacodile does not chomp a zombie once, but rather multiple times as it moves through, a slowed zombie would take more damage from its chomp attack compared to a normal one. Sweet Potato, Hot Date, and Garlic can also divert zombies to a single lane, allowing Guacodile's chomp attack to hurt a lot more enemies at once.

Do not use Guacodiles on Excavator Zombies (unless the Guacodile is fed with Plant Food or planted right on the tile the Excavator Zombie is on) as they will get thrown back before they can perform their rush attack. Another zombie to not use it against is Explorer Zombie or Torchlight Zombie as they can burn it without making it rush. However, when planted at the right time, Guacodile can do its rushing attack and still kill the Explorer Zombie. Also, if the Guacodile is provoked into its rushing bite attack, it will become immune to all damage (including the Explorer Zombie's torch)

Guacodile is great against many zombies in Neon Mixtape Tour because many of the zombies are weak enough for a Guacodile to easily destroy using its rush attack. Along with its fast recharge rate, it will be able to destroy many big threats such as Arcade Zombie or even lone Gargantuars, provided you have an adequate sun supply. The only zombie to watch out is Boombox Zombie as he will stun Guacodile in its position.

Guacodile is also a poor choice in Pirate Seas levels without planks as when it performs its rush attack, it will end up falling in the ocean and are unable to target dangerous threats (such as the Imp Cannon).

Also, it could be helpful planting them behind your sun producing plants, as if zombies manage to get through your defense, they will be stopped by Guacodile.

It can shoot pits while submerged if there is an octopus binding an aquatic plant (excluding Lily Pad). Although, if it is planted without a Lily Pad past the tideline and is attacking something when the tide washes in, it will continue shooting pits, despite the fact that it is in water.

The zombies that are knocked back from Guacodile's Plant Food are counted as airborne, allowing Blover or Hurrikale to blow them off the screen and kill them instantly.

Gluttonous Hungry Guacodile

In this Chinese Brain Buster, the player must control a series of Guacodiles to eat all the zombies across the screen. They cannot hit a surfboard, run into themselves or exit the lawn as it will cause the player to lose the level.

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Trivia

  • The Guacodile in the Almanac entry picture and seed selection screen is floating above water, but in-game, it is submerged in the water.
  • It and Infi-nut are the only non-single-use plants that can survive Turquoise Skull Zombie's laser attack, as he activates his rush attack instead of being incinerated.
  • It rushes at the same speed of a lawn mower.
  • If Guacodile dies, it will not count against level objectives. For example, if one rushes out of the screen, it does not count as losing a plant. A different situation is with Save Our Seeds levels, however, where if a Guacodile does indeed rush, it will be counted as a lost plant.

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