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Hurrikale
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Hurrikales push back all zombies in their lane with a chilling wind.
Almanac statistics
Sun cost 100 sun
Recharge Mediocre
Area Lane
Usage Single use, instant
Special Chills affected zombies
Blows away flying zombies in lane
Rarity (China) Rare
In-game statistics
Strengths Explorer Zombie2 Torchlight Zombie2 Torch Kongfu Zombie2 Hammer Zombie2 Torch Monk Zombie2 Prospector Zombie2
Unlocked Buying with 100 gems
Unlocked (China) Collect 30 Hurrikale Puzzle Pieces
Costumes
Hurrikale2 Costume1
You could say Hurrikale is a "blow hard" in the truest sense of the phrase. He is the first chair trombonist in the Biennial Philharmonic Orchestra. He is also proficient in the trumpet, saxophone and the tuba. But man o' man, you should really see him on the flugelhorn. Dude absolutely kills it.

Hurrikale is a single-use premium plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2. He has been available for purchase since January 5, 2015. This plant is tied to the release of Frostbite Caves Part 1 teaser Piñata Parties.

Hurrikale chills and pushes all zombies in his lane back up to approximately 5 tiles, but cannot push them off the lawn. Similarly to Blover, Hurrikale can also blow away all airborne enemies in his lane but he can't blow away certain zombies. Hurrikale's winds can also cause two Dandelions in his lane to release multiple bombs at once, but the Dandelions will be disabled for 10 seconds afterward.

Origins

Hurrikale's name is a portmanteau of "hurricane," a strong tropical cyclone often seen as a natural disaster, and "kale," a vegetable of the Brassica oleracea species. Hurrikale's ability is inspired from hurricanes, as he uses the power of a strong and cold wind to push back zombies and chill them for a short time. The "kale" part of his name may also be to sound like "gale", which is a strong wind.

Almanac entry

Hurrikale

SUN COST: 100
RECHARGE: Fast

SPECIAL: Blow Duration
SPECIAL: Chill

AREA: Lane

Hurrikales push back all zombies in their lane with a chilling wind.

Usage: single use, instant
Special: chills affected zombies
Special: blows away flying zombies in lane

You could say Hurrikale is a "blow hard" in the truest sense of the phrase. He is the first chair trombonist in the Biennial Philharmonic Orchestra. He is also proficient in the trumpet, saxophone and the tuba. But man o' man, you should really see him on the flugelhorn. Dude absolutely kills it.


Upgrades

Level upgrades

Level Seed Packets Coins Upgrades
Sun Cost Recharge
(Mediocre)
Special
(Blow Duration)
Special
(Chill)
Area
1 0 0 100 15 seconds 3 seconds 8 seconds Lane
2 10 1,000 100 14 seconds 3.5 seconds 8 seconds
3 75 5,000 75 14 seconds 4 seconds 9 seconds
4 200 10,000 75 13 seconds 4 seconds 10 seconds
5 400 20,000 75 12 seconds 4.5 seconds 11 seconds
6 750 30,000 75 11 seconds 4.5 seconds 12 seconds
7 1,000 40,000 50 11 seconds 5 seconds 13 seconds
8 1,000 50,000 50 10 seconds 5.5 seconds 14 seconds
9 1,500 60,000 50 9 seconds 5.5 seconds 15 seconds
10 2,000 75,000 25 9 seconds 6 seconds 16 seconds

Strategies

Hurrikale allows the player to fend off the incoming threats and buy time by pushing zombies back and slowing them down. As Hurrikale's effect is not diminished by the amount or strength of the zombies, Hurrikale can prove to be valuable in higher levels of the Endless Zones when large amounts of high health zombies such as Gargantuars will appear, especially in conjunction with choke points in Frostbite Caves or generated by Sweet Potato and Garlic.

Because Hurrikale can instantly kill any zombie on the plankless lanes in Pirate Seas, using Sweet Potato or Garlic to force them onto those lanes and then using Hurrikale can kill large groups of zombies, even Gargantuars. This can be very helpful in the Endless Zone, Dead Man's Booty.

When using Hurrikale in conjunction with fire-based plants, be aware that fire attacks will thaw pushed zombies, but not affect Hurrikale's pushing capability. While the pushing aspect is usually more important than the chilling aspect, fire plants can still be detrimental to Hurrikale's effectiveness, as they will reduce the time for the zombies to return to their original position after being pushed.

Hurrikale can also be used as an emergency weapon against airborne zombies in its lane (including zombies launched by Chard Guard and Power Toss), although Blover is more suitable for the job as he can affect the entire screen. Hurrikale can also be used in conjunction with Dandelions to cause two in a lane to release several bombs at once. However, be aware that this leaves the Dandelions open to threats as they must recharge afterwards.

Hurrikale is also useful in Jurassic Marsh levels in order to counter the dinosaurs' interactions with the zombies. He can be used either to slow down and push back zombies that were affected by T. Rex, or by simply pushing back zombies that were affected by any other dinosaur. If timed correctly, he could blow a zombie away while it is in midair.

Hurrikale can also be used as a stall-lock plant, if multiple are used repeatedly in the same lane. The player can confine normal speed zombies in that lane to the first three tiles, making hi useful for levels that require the player to make a certain amount of sun or to whittle down on a high priority zombie such as a Gargantuar.

He also works incredibly well with Squash, as Hurrikale pushes the zombies all together and Squash will destroy them when they're close enough. Lava Guava, Ghost Pepper, and Potato Mine / Primal Potato Mine work well with him as well, as they require a small area for the zombies to be in. Additionally, Grapeshot, Cherry Bomb and Bombegranate also work out.

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Trivia

  • He can kill most zombie in plankless lanes in Pirate Seas. However, Imp Cannons won't be killed.
  • Although the Almanac states that his recharge is fast, he is actually mediocre.
  • He cannot eliminate zombies from the yard that were sprung by Spring Bean, hurled by any other zombie or flung by Chard Guard.
    • Similarly, he cannot blow away Zombie Parrots when it is about to carry a plant even though Blover can.
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Hurrikale before the 3.1 update

  • In the 3.1 update, his blowing sound was changed and his leaves behind the rotors became lighter in color.
  • His gem price has been changed six times:
    • When Fire Peashooter appeared in stores on February 17, 2015, Hurrikale's price was changed from 129 gems to 99 gems, and finally to 79 gems.
    • When Dandelion was released, his price was changed to 109 gems.
    • His price was changed back to 129 gems in the Frostbite Caves Part 2 update. The price was once again changed to 79 gems.
    • In the 3.4.4 update, the price was changed back to 99 gems.
    • In the 5.9.1 update, the price was finally changed to 100 gems.
  • If timed correctly, he can end Turquoise Skull Zombie's burning attack.
  • He and Lava Guava are the only plants who had their textures changed during an update.
    • Coincidentally, both of these plants are obtained with gems.
  • He appears to take a deep breath before blowing, similar to Hot Potato.
    • Coincidentally, both are released with Frostbite Caves Part 1, are instant-use plants and seen to be frozen in the Frostbite Caves Part 1 trailer (although it's impossible in the game).

See also

V · T · E
Plants
Plants vs. Zombies 2
Player's House Peashooter · Sunflower · Wall-nut · Potato Mine
Ancient Egypt Cabbage-pult · Bloomerang · Iceberg Lettuce · Grave Buster · Bonk Choy · Repeater · Twin Sunflower
Pirate Seas Kernel-pult · Snapdragon · Spikeweed · Spring Bean · Coconut Cannon · Threepeater · Spikerock · Cherry Bomb
Wild West Split Pea · Chili Bean · Pea Pod · Lightning Reed · Melon-pult · Tall-nut · Winter Melon
Frostbite Caves Hot Potato · Pepper-pult · Chard Guard · Stunion · Rotobaga
Lost City Red Stinger · A.K.E.E. · Endurian · Stallia · Gold Leaf
Far Future Laser Bean · Blover · Citron · E.M.Peach · Infi-nut · Magnifying Grass · Tile Turnip
Dark Ages Sun-shroom · Puff-shroom · Fume-shroom · Sun Bean · Magnet-shroom
Neon Mixtape Tour Phat Beet · Celery Stalker · Thyme Warp · Garlic · Spore-shroom · Intensive Carrot
Jurassic Marsh Primal Peashooter · Primal Wall-nut · Perfume-shroom · Primal Sunflower · Primal Potato Mine
Big Wave Beach Lily Pad · Tangle Kelp · Bowling Bulb · Guacodile · Banana Launcher
Modern Day Moonflower · Nightshade · Shadow-shroom · Dusk Lobber · Grimrose
Epic Quests Electric Currant · Aloe
Premium
Money Snow Pea · Power Lily · Torchwood · Imitater · Starfruit · Chomper · Ghost Pepper · Sap-fling · Dandelion · Toadstool · Strawburst · Cactus · Electric Blueberry · Jack O' Lantern · Grapeshot · Cold Snapdragon · Blooming Heart · Escape Root · Gold Bloom · Wasabi Whip · Explode-O-Nut · Kiwibeast · Bombegranate · Apple Mortar · Witch Hazel · Parsnip · Missile Toe · Hot Date · Caulipower · Electric Peashooter · Solar Tomato
Gems Squash · Jalapeno · Hypno-shroom · Pea-nut · Homing Thistle · Sweet Potato · Hurrikale · Fire Peashooter · Lava Guava · Shrinking Violet
Others Marigold