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Tile Turnip
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Tile Turnips create a Power Tile on planting.
Almanac statistics
Sun cost 0 (first Tile Turnip)

250 (price shown in Almanac)

Recharge Mediocre
Usage Single use, instant
Rarity (China) Legendary
In-game statistics
Unlocked Beating Far Future - Day 24
Unlocked (China) Collect 10 Tile Turnip Puzzle Pieces
Costumes
Tile Turnip Costume2 Mr Tile Turnip
DJ Tile Turnip changed dance floors with his underground hit "Turnip the Beet." What's his latest mix? When he lays it down, you'll feel the power.
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Tile Turnip is an instant-use plant obtained in Plants vs. Zombies 2, and also the last plant obtained in Far Future. When planted, he creates a purple Power Tile where he was planted. This makes him an environment modifier. He starts as a free plant, costing 0 sun, but then he increases his sun cost to 250 after being planted the first time. With every subsequent planting, his sun cost will double.

Tile Turnip can be planted on tiles occupied by other plants. He digs into the ground when planted, and a purple Power Tile with a purple circle in the middle appears in the space on which the Tile Turnip was planted. Tile Turnip cannot be planted on existing Power Tiles, Gold Tiles, mold colonies, or endangered tiles.

Almanac entry

Tile Turnip

SUN COST: 250
RECHARGE: Mediocre

SPECIAL: Free Tiles
SPECIAL: Cost Efficiency

Tile Turnips create a Power Tile on planting.

DJ Tile Turnip changed dance floors with his underground hit "Turnip the Beet." What's his latest mix? When he lays it down, you'll feel the power.

Chinese version  (China only)

    植物特征:紫色植物

    建立强化瓷砖瓷砖萝卜常常标榜自己是井字游戏冠军。但大家却觉得,他这么说只是为了缓解突然蹲下在地板上画一些圈圈叉叉的尴尬。

    In English:
    Plant feature: purple plant

    A strengthened Tile Turnip often prides itself as a Tic Tac Toe champion. But we could feel that he said so just to relieve suddenly the embarrassment of squatting on the floor and drawing some circles.

Upgrades

Note: Check the next section for more details of the change of Tile Turnip's sun cost through upgrading and subsequent planting.

Level Seed Packets Coins Upgrades
Sun Cost* Recharge
(Mediocre)
Special
(Free Tiles)**
Special
(Cost Efficiency)***
1 0 0 250 10 seconds One 2x
2 10 1,000 250 9.5 seconds One 1.75x
3 75 5,000 225 9 seconds One 1.75x
4 200 10,000 225 8.5 seconds One 1.5x
5 400 20,000 225 8 seconds Two 1.5x
6 750 30,000 225 7.5 seconds Two 1.25x
7 1,000 40,000 200 7 seconds Two 1.25x
8 1,000 50,000 200 6.5 seconds Two 1.1x
9 1,500 60,000 200 6 seconds Three 1.1x
10 2,000 75,000 200 5 seconds Three No multiplier

* This column shows the cost shown in the Almanac, which for the first non-free Tile Turnip.
** Free Tiles: Allows the player to plant more Tile Turnips for free (0 sun) at the start.
*** Cost Efficiency: The amount increased of its sun cost for every subsequent planting of Tile Turnips (after planting for the second time). This amount will be decreased after levelling up.

Sun cost

Unlike every other plant, Tile Turnip and Imitater are the only plants to always have a variable sun cost. He starts out at 0 sun, then increases to 250 for the second, and doubles for every Tile Turnip planted afterwards. Up to seven Tile Turnips can be legally planted in a single level before the sun cost exceeds 9900, preventing more Tile Turnips from being planted without hacking. However, in the Chinese version, the max sun cost has been increased to 33,464, allowing the player to place nine Tile Turnips, indeed achieving the 32,000 sun cost. In the international version, Tile Turnip's sun cost and the amount of free tiles that he starts out also change through level upgrades.

Note: Blue prices are free tiles. Green prices are the default according to the Almanac. Yellow prices are increased prices that can still be used. Gray prices are increased prices that are over the maximum allowed sun amount and therefore are not affordable. Red prices are increased prices only affordable in the Chinese version.

Tiles on lawn Level 1, China
(efficiency 2x)
Level 2
(efficiency 1.75x)
Level 3
(efficiency 1.75x)
Level 4
(efficiency 1.5x)
Level 5
(efficiency 1.5x)
Level 6
(efficiency 1.25x)
Level 7
(efficiency 1.25x)
Level 8
(efficiency 1.1x)
Level 9
(efficiency 1.1x)
Level 10
(efficiency 1x)
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 250 250 225 225 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 500 435 390 335 225 225 200 200 0 0
3 1000 765 685 505 335 280 250 220 200 200
4 2000 1335 1205 755 505 350 310 240 220 200
5 4000 2340 2110 1135 755 435 390 265 240 200
6 8000 4100 3690 1705 1135 545 485 290 265 200
7 16000 7180 6460 2560 1705 685 610 320 290 200
8 32000 12565 11305 3840 2560 855 760 350 320 200
9 64000 N/A N/A 5765 3840 1070 950 385 350 200
10 N/A 8645 5765 1340 1190 425 385 200
11 12970 8645 1675 1490 470 425 200
12 N/A 12970 2095 1860 515 470 200
13 N/A 2615 2325 570 515 200
14 3270 2910 625 570 200
15 4090 3635 690 625 200
16 5115 4545 755 690 200
17 6390 5680 835 755 200
18 7990 7105 915 835 200
19 9990 8880 1010 915 200
20 12490 11100 1110 1010 200
21 N/A N/A 1220 1110 200
22 1345 1220 200
23 1480 1345 200
24 1625 1480 200
25 1790 1625 200
26 1965 1790 200
27 2165 1965 200
28 2380 2165 200
29 2620 2380 200
30 2880 2620 200
31 3170 2880 200
32 3485 3170 200
33 3835 3485 200
34 4220 3835 200
35 4645 4220 200
36 5105 4645 200
37 5620 5105 200
38 6180 5620 200
39 6800 6180 200
40 7480 6800 200
41 8225 7480 200
42 9050 8225 200
43 9955 9050 200
44 10950 9955 200
45 N/A 10950 200

Strategies

Tile Turnip is an excellent plant for increasing the power of Plant Food upgrades. He works best with plants whose Plant Food affects multiple lanes, such as lobbed-shot plants.  

An excellent recipient for Tile Turnips is the Winter Melon, as his high-power Plant Food upgrade affects all zombies on screen, and with Tile Turnips, that effect can be multiplied several times just for the price of one Plant Food. Three Winter Melons with Tile Turnips under each of them (total sun cost: 2250) can destroy almost any zombie onscreen. Another good recipient for Tile Turnip chains are multi-directional plants such as Threepeaters and Snapdragons. You can also use Tile Turnips with Twin Sunflowers or Sun-shrooms as a way to get a large amount of sun quickly.

Tile Turnip can work exceptionally well for "comboing" Plant Food effects that effect the whole board, such as Iceberg Lettuce, Shadow-shroom, and Shrinking Violet. For one Plant Food, every zombie on screen will be frozen, poisoned, and shrunken, which can wipe out even the largest of waves with ease.

In the higher levels of Endless Zones, Power Lily is often needed to replenish Plant Food that the player uses on Tile Turnip-empowered plants. In easy Endless Zone levels, refrain from using Tile Turnip in order to conserve Plant Food for harder levels. Likewise, quick Endless Zone levels (two flags or less) may not be the best place to use Tile Turnips, as the player will not be able to accumulate enough sun to plant a significant amount of them.

Take caution when using Tile Turnip in Big Wave Beach, because when the tide comes in, it will cover your Power Tiles and render them useless. However, once the water stops covering the Power Tiles, they will then function properly. Place the Tile Turnips on the rearmost columns to prevent this.

Gallery

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Trivia

  • He (when planted multiple times) is the most expensive plant in the whole Plants vs. Zombies series. He can exceed the maximum amount of sun which is 9900. The max it can cost is 16,000 (64,000 in the Chinese version).
  • Him and his Imitater form are the only plants that can only be planted a limited amount times.
  • He bears a small resemblance to Beet from Plants vs. Zombies Adventures.
  • If he is used on a minecart, the minecart itself will become a Power Tile, but it can still be moved just the same.
    • There is a glitch where Power Tiles on minecarts will not receive Plant Food charges from other tiles. This occurs when the minecart is moved during the charge.
  • "Turnip the Beet" in its Almanac entry is a pun on the phrase "Turn Up The Beat."
  • He can only create the purple circle Power Tiles.
  • He and Gold Leaf are the only two plants that cannot be planted on Power Tiles or endangered tiles.
    • It is hard to plant Tangle Kelp on a power tile, as it requires Tile Turnip to be planted before the tide rises.
  • If the player uses him with Imitater, be it the original or the imitated one, both the original and imitated Tile Turnip sun cost will increase.
  • There is a glitch where his seed packet will occasionally be lit up as if it can be planted when the player does not have enough sun. It can then be selected and dragged to a spot on the lawn where it will prompt the player with the "You do not have enough sun to plant this" message.
  • He can be planted in planks on Pirate Seas despite the fact that he burrows himself.
  • In the Far Future trailer in the international version, a plantable Tile Turnip costs 64,000 sun, even though it is impossible to reach or get past 16,000 sun, without hacking in that version.
  • If Tile Turnip is planted on any plant, the circle on the Power Tile will not glow.
Bjorn

Bjorn - A character in Peggle

  • His normal costume resembles Bjorn's horn from Peggle, a game also made by PopCap Games.
  • The only way to get him more than seven times without hacking is by the conveyor-belt in Piñata Party or upgrading him.
  • Him, Gold Leaf and Lily Pad are the only plants in Plants vs. Zombies 2 that can be planted on top of another plant except Imitater.
  • If the player plants him on a Puff-shroom and put a Plant Food on another one, the Power Tile will have a green border.
  • The game's coding refers to him as "Power Plant."
  • When he is spinning, his costume disappears.
  • Him and Imitater are the only plants that do not have a constant sun cost.
    • It gradually doubles the sun cost whenever one is planted in the lawn while the Imitater's sun cost depends on the plant he is imitating.
  • Him and Rotobaga are the only plants based on turnips.
  • Him, Puff-shroom, Grave Buster, Hot Potato, Iceberg Lettuce, and Stallia are the only plants with a base cost of 0 sun in Plants vs. Zombies 2.
    • However, once the player plants him for the first time, his sun cost will increase to 250.
  • Him, Gold Leaf, Sap-fling, and Lava Guava are the only plants that affect tiles.
  • He is the first plant that drills into the ground, the second being Intensive Carrot.

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 · 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 · Holly Barrier
Gems Squash · Jalapeno · Hypno-shroom · Pea-nut · Homing Thistle · Ghost Pepper · Sweet Potato · Hurrikale · Fire Peashooter · Lava Guava · Shrinking Violet
Others Marigold