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Kiwibeast is a premium plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2, released with the 5.1 update. It is the first premium plant released not based on any world or event. It creates shockwaves by bouncing, hurting every zombie around it, similarly to Phat Beet. Once its health becomes lower, it grows larger, increasing its damage, as well as its shockwave radius. When it grows from one stage to another, it will send zombies back two tiles away if they are eating it.

Origins

Kiwibeast is based on the fruit called the kiwifruit. Its appearance is simply a nod to the second part of its name, "beast".

Almanac entry

Kiwibeast

SUN COST: 175
RECHARGE: Mediocre

TOUGHNESS: Elevated
DAMAGE: Heavy

AREA: 3x3

Kiwibeasts emit damaging thumps, and become bigger and more powerful the more they are hurt by zombies.

Special: knocks back zombies during growth.

"I like to keep an even keel," says Kiwibeast. "But zombies... oooh... zombies make me so mad! And when I get mad... RARRRRRGGG!"


Overview

KiwibeastPFAnim

Kiwibeast's Plant Food animation

Kiwibeast absorbs 4000 damage per shot and its appearance changes at 700 and 2000 damage per shot, before finally being eaten at 4000 damage per shot.

Upgrades

Plant Food effect

When fed with Plant Food, Kiwibeast will grow to its last stage and deal massive damage in an area around it.

Costumed (China only)

It now stun the nearest zombie during Plant Food.

Level upgrade

Level Seed
Packets
Coins Upgrades
Sun Cost Recharge
(Mediocre)
Starting
Recharge
Toughness
(Elevated)
Damage
(Heavy)
Plant Food Power
(Damage)
Area
Small Medium Large Small Medium Large
1 0 0 175 15 seconds 10 seconds 2000 dps 40 dps 50 dps 70 dps 350 dps 1x1 3x3 5x5
2 10 1,000 175 15 seconds 10 seconds 2250 dps 45 dps 55 dps 80 dps 400 dps
3 25 2,500 175 14 seconds 9 seconds 2500 dps 50 dps 60 dps 90 dps 450 dps
4 50 5,000 175 14 seconds 9 seconds 2750 dps 55 dps 65 dps 100 dps 500 dps
5 100 10,000 150 13 seconds 8 seconds 3000 dps 60 dps 75 dps 110 dps 550 dps
6 200 20,000 150 13 seconds 8 seconds 3250 dps 65 dps 85 dps 120 dps 600 dps
7 400 30,000 150 12 seconds 7 seconds 3500 dps 70 dps 95 dps 130 dps 650 dps
8 800 50,000 125 12 seconds 7 seconds 3750 dps 80 dps 105 dps 145 dps 700 dps
9 1,200 75,000 125 11 seconds 6 seconds 4000 dps 90 dps 115 dps 160 dps 750 dps
10 1,600 100,000 100 10 seconds 5 seconds 4500 dps 100 dps 125 dps 175 dps 800 dps

Level Upgrade (China only)

Level Upgrades Description
LevelIcon2New Kiwibeast Upgrade 1
Brutal Growth
Kiwibeast's sun cost is reduced by 10.
CombatTrainingIcon
Combat Training
Kiwibeast gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
LevelIcon3New Kiwibeast Upgrade 2
Wild Survival
Kiwibeast's sun cost is reduced by 20.
CellActivationIcon
Cell Activation
Kiwibeast gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
LevelIcon4New AbilityAwakendIcon
Ability Awaken
Kiwibeast may be boosted when planted.
FightingPowerIcon
Fighting Power
Kiwibeast gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).


Strategies

Kiwibeast can be considered a better version of Endurian or Pea-nut, as it is defensive, and deals a wider area of effect damage. Avoid relying on Kiwibeast as the only offensive plant without Aloe, since it can easily be eaten by other zombies, even though its maximum stage can deal massive damage. Kiwibeasts are best used when paired with Aloe so that Kiwibeasts can be healed after damage from some zombies, but be sure to place Aloes on the left side next to large Kiwibeasts so that the Kiwibeast can be healed. Kiwibeasts have a great advantage against groups of Zombie Chickens and Ice Weasels, killing them in one hit. However, be sure to have an Aloe or any defensive plant (such as Primal Wall-nut, Tall-nut, or Chard Guard) to protect Kiwibeasts from being eaten easily.

It is a very bad idea to use this against Explorer Zombies when their torch is lit, since their torch can easily burn it without eating it. This also goes for zombies such as Barrel Roller Zombie and Pianist Zombie. Mecha-Football Zombie and Punk Zombie can move this plant without getting damaged, so it is not a good idea to use this plant when they're around. Its greatest weakness zombies that can render it useless, such as Wizard Zombie and Octo Zombie (it will retain its stage when freed). Combining this plant with Sweet Potato or Garlic can be a great combination, that way the zombies will be attracted to the Sweet Potatoes and can walk alongside Kiwibeasts dealing damage, which remain safe from being eaten. However, in order to fully maximize the usage of this strategy, the Kiwibeast must grow to full size first, which may take some time to set up. Planting Spikeweeds and Spikerocks for more damage near a combination of Kiwibeast and Sweet Potato is also helpful. This is also useful when it is in its maximum stage and with an Aloe to heal the Kiwibeast.

In Endless Zones, Kiwibeasts should be planted very early on in the level, so that they have time to get eaten by zombies. They can do incredible amounts of damage to hordes in their strongest phase, which can make them a prime pickup. Just be careful of zombies that can ignore them, such as Explorer Zombies or Bug Zombies. Kiwibeasts also work well with Tile Turnips, since their Plant Food effect is very powerful, and can wipe out even the strongest of zombies at close range.

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Trivia

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