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Small Chestnut Team (板栗小队; pinyin: bǎnlì xiǎoduì) is a plant in the Chinese version of Plants vs. Zombies 2. Chestnut seeds come out of the shell and headbutt zombies. They can go to attack zombies that are far away while acting as defensive plants at the same time. Zombies will attack the seeds first instead of the plant on the tile where the seeds are located. Once one of the seeds is eaten up, another new seed will soon come out from the shell to replace it. If the zombies get behind them, they will follow those zombies and keep attacking. The chestnuts are also semi-defensive similar to Vigorous Broccoli, Pea-nut, Red Stinger, Endurian, Durian, and Kiwibeast.

Almanac entry

板栗小队 (Small Chestnut Team)
Sun cost: 175

DAMAGE: Normal
RANGE: Multi-Hit



    In English:

    Small Chestnut Team summons chestnuts that attack zombies in a certain area.

    Special: Summons groups of chestnuts
    Plant feature: green plant, offensive and defensive, brother group

    These little chestnuts like to live together. When someone asks them the reason, they tell their experience with pride. A group of chestnuts who just graduated live in a small home and work hard together, help each other, want to be great chestnuts. At the end of the story, they never forget to complain the evil behavior of a small chestnut called "Handsome Boy", who takes up too much room...... However, one of their classmates, Bamboo, who has known them for many years tells the truth with just one sentence: "They just don't have enough money to pay the rent".


Plant Food effect

When fed with Plant Food, Small Chestnut Team creates a group of chestnuts to attack zombies ahead of them.


It summons a big chestnut after the small ones, which instantly kills the zombies on the path.

Level upgrade

Level Upgrades Description
LevelIcon2New Small Chestnut Team Upgrade 1
Collection of Orders
The maximum amount of the chestnuts it creates increases by one.
Combat Training
Small Chestnut Team gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
LevelIcon3New Small Chestnut Team Upgrade 2
Strengthen Order
The maximum amount of the chestnuts it creates increases by another one (two as of initial).
Cell Activation
Small Chestnut Team gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
LevelIcon4New AbilityAwakendIcon
Ability Awaken
Small Chestnut Team may be boosted when planted.
Fighting Power
Small Chestnut Team gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).


This is a really versatile and decent plant which is able to damage and defend at the same time. Its costumed Plant Food can instantly kill zombies, being one of the few able to do that. The plant itself is really good for a solid 175 sun and a sluggish recharge. It is not recommended to use it in Big Wave Beach or Sky City since chestnuts need lily pads to cross water tiles and no option is available for chestnuts to cross air tiles.

Advisable to be used with Laser Bean or Winter Melon. No need for a defensive plant, as this already is one. Handle with care, as this plant can be overwhelmed, as is not the most defensive of them all. It is advisable to have it with a Heavenly Peach to guarantee it to survive later waves.


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  • The eyes of the green shell are actually the eyes of one of the chestnut seeds inside the shell.
  • Its Almanac background is Ancient Egypt as most monthly special plants have this background.
  • If the shell is not creating new chestnut seeds, it will perform somersaults in place.
  • Its beta version as seen in the first picture has two extra spiked balls that are in place of the pigtails in its costume.
  • Unlike Endurian from Plants vs. Zombies 2 and Durian from Plants vs. Zombies Online, its spikes do not damage zombies that are eating it.
  • Despite the chestnuts from the shell not being instant-use, they cannot be fed with Plant Food.
  • The chestnuts can move to another tile if they are attacked.
  • When the chestnuts attack a Mecha-Football Zombie, they will move with it.
  • Each chestnut can take a Gargantuar hit, leaving the other chestnuts alive but zombies like Barrel Roller Zombie that crush any plant on a tile kills every chestnut.
  • The chestnuts cannot go over the water in Big Wave Beach unless there are Lily Pads for them to cross.
  • It and Water Chestnut are only plant based on chestnuts.
    • However, this is the only Chinese-exclusive plant of the two.
  • If the seeds are killed, they do not count as losing a plant in the "Don't lose the plants." Challenge.
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