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Shell on Wheel
Shell on Wheel Shell on Wheels
Plant a Wall-nut on a mine cart

Difficulty: Very easy

Shell on Wheels is an achievement in Plants vs. Zombies 2. It requires the player to place a Wall-nut on a minecart. It is worth 5 points in the Game Center and 500 XP on Google Play Games for Android devices.

Origins

Its name is a portmanteau of "shell," referring to the shell of the Wall-nut and the television series "Hell on Wheels."

Strategies

Having a Wall-nut in a minecart not only unlocks Shell on Wheels, but it also has a high practicality. Having it there allows the player to share a Wall-nut across multiple lanes. The only down-side is if the Wall-nut is shared among lanes, it will be eaten faster and need to be re-planted or repaired more often. This is especially helpful combined with Wall-nut First Aid and Plant Food when the Wall-nut has low health. It also serves as a buffer for the other plants. This can be done easily in any of Wild West's Last Stand levels, as the player can plant it immediately without waiting for its recharge.

Trivia

  • Playing Wild West's Save Our Seeds levels does not count towards the achievement. This is because the Wall-nuts are not actually planted by the player, but instead are automatically placed there because they are endangered.
  • It and Pod Squad are the only achievements that require planting plants on minecarts to be achieved.
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