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For the primal version, see Primal Wall-nut.
For other uses, see Wall-nut (disambiguation).

Plants vs. Zombies
Wall-nuts have hard shells which you can use to protect your other plants.
Almanac statistics
Sun cost 50
Recharge Slow
Toughness High
In-game statistics
Health 72 bites
Unlocked Beating Level 1-3
"People wonder how I feel about getting constantly chewed on by zombies," says Wall-nut. "What they don't realize is that with my limited senses all I can feel is a kind of tingling, like a relaxing back rub."

Wall-nuts have hard shells which you can use to protect your other plants.
Almanac statistics
Sun cost 50
Recharge Sluggish
In-game statistics
Health 80 bites
Unlocked Beating Player's House - Day 2
Wall Hallow Cos Wall-nut.costume
Having retired from his days as a champion bowler in the Pro Leagues, Wall-nut is looking forward to a real challenge on the front lines of home defense. DEFENSE! DEFENSE!

Plants vs. Zombies- All Stars
(translation: Wall-nut)
Melee attacker, uses the body to attack the enemy
Type Tenacious
Weapon: branch staff
Armor: moss armor
Costume: common bow tie
Cost: 500 coins
Weapon: branch staff
Armor: weed armor
Costume: common bow tie+1
Cost: 1000 coins
Weapon: bamboo staff
Armor: weed armor
Costume: common bow tie+2
Cost: 5000 coins
Combination With Choy Ben or its upgrade, Wall-nut's defense +15%
With Old Stump and Peashooter or their upgrade, Wall-nut's health +20% and defense +15%
Unlocked After American Suburbs Day 14

Wall-nut is the first defensive plant obtained in all Plants vs. Zombies games. He acts as a shield for the player's other plants, as it can absorb a greater amount of bites than normal plants. He is mainly used to stall or block zombies in order to buy time for the player to plant an offensive plant.


Wall-nut is based on the edible walnut seed, specifically the Juglans regia. The name is a portmanteau of "walnut" and "wall," befitting Wall-nut's ability to absorb attacks from zombies.


Plants vs. Zombies

Wall-nut is obtained after beating Level 1-3, but Pole Vaulting Zombie appears soon, and he can jump over Wall-nut. Dolphin Rider Zombie and Pogo Zombie also appear later. Wall-nut has a stronger counterpart, Tall-nut, to block all of them. The player can use Wall-nut First Aid to plant a new one on a damaged Wall-nut. In this game, there are many mini-games to feature Wall-nut such as Wall-nut Bowling and Wall-nut Bowling 2.

Wall-nut absorbs 72 bites and its appearance changes at 24 bites and 48 bites, before finally being eaten at 72 bites.

Plants vs. Zombies 2

Wall-nut is obtained after beating Player's House - Day 2. Wall-nut works the same way as he does in the first game. The player needs to protect them in several Save Our Seeds levels such as Neon Mixtape Tour - Day 5.

Wall-nut absorbs 80 bites and its appearance changes at 20, 40, and 60 bites, before finally being eaten at 80 bites.

Almanac entry

Plants vs. Zombies

Wallnut almanac pc

Almanac entry of Wall-nut


Wall-nuts have hard shells which you can use to protect your other plants.

Toughness: high

"People wonder how I feel about getting constantly chewed on by zombies," says Wall-nut. "What they don't realize is that with my limited senses all I can feel is a kind of tingling, like a relaxing back rub."

Cost: 50

Recharge: slow

Plants vs. Zombies 2

Sun cost: 50

RECHARGE: Sluggish

Wall-nuts have hard shells which you can use to protect your other plants.

Having retired from his days as a champion bowler in the Pro Leagues, Wall-nut is looking forward to a real challenge on the front lines of home defense. DEFENSE! DEFENSE!



Wall-nut when fed with Plant Food

Plants vs. Zombies 2

Plant Food effect

When given Plant Food, Wall-nut gains metal armor, capable of absorbing 160 bites or one Gargantuar smash.

Costumed (China only)


Crystallized Wall-nut

Wall-nut's Plant Food ability gives him crystal armor, which has 320 health points and resistance to one Gargantuar smash.

Level upgrade (China only)

Level Upgrades Description
Level2Icon Wall-nut Upgrade 1
Shell Explosion
When a Wall-nut is eaten or shoveled, it has a 50% chance to explode in a one-by-three area, pushing back zombies but dealing no damage.
Combat Training
Wall-nut gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
Level3Icon Wall-nut Upgrade 2
Anger of Wall-nut
When a Wall-nut is eaten or shoveled, it always explodes in a one-by-three area, pushing back zombies but dealing no damage.
Cell Activation
Wall-nut gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
Level4Icon AbilityAwakendIcon
Ability Awaken
Wall-nut may be boosted when planted.
Fighting Power
Wall-nut gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).

Plants vs. Zombies Online (China only)

Hover the image to see the full description.
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PvZO Wall-nut Upgrade1 Level 1
When a Wall-nut is removed, its cooldown time decreases by 15 seconds; costs 200 upgrade sun.
PvZO Wall-nut Upgrade2 Level 2
Wall-nut has 20% more health; costs 300 upgrade sun.
PvZO Wall-nut Upgrade3 Level 3
PvZO Wall-nut Upgrade4 Level 4
PvZO Wall-nut Upgrade5 Level 5

In Adventure Mode

Attacks one random target per column.

Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars (China only)


Armored Assault

Armored Assault: Heals and gives himself armor that blocks some damage. It needs Tenacious Plant Food to be activated.


Plants vs. Zombies

Wall-nut's main role is to provide a buffer layer between the player's other plants and the horde, as most plants are very vulnerable to being eaten by Zombies. Compared to Tall-nut, Wall-nut is 2.5x as cheap and therefore can be planted earlier, but his lower durability and inability to block vaulting zombies makes him a worse choice in later levels. Regardless, both of them are useful for delaying the zombies and giving time for setting up additional firepower.

Note that Pogo Zombies, Pole Vaulting Zombies, and Dolphin Rider Zombies can easily get past Wall-nuts, but two Wall-nuts in a lane can prevent Pole Vaulting Zombies and Dolphin Rider Zombies from advancing and attacking other plants. Wall-nut is also ineffective against Gargantuars, Zomboni, and rolling Catapult Zombies because they can instantly crush plants regardless of toughness. In Pool and Fog levels, Wall-nut can be used to force Snorkel Zombies to raise its head from the water and eat, making it vulnerable to attacks.

Wall-nut can be used in tandem with Spikeweed or Spikerock for great effect, as he can hold the zombies back, allowing Spikeweed or Spikerock to deal damage. It is recommended to purchase Wall-nut First Aid from Crazy Dave's Twiddydinkies later on, as this will allow damaged Wall-nuts to be replaced without having to dig them up first.


Wall-nuts are the standard ammo in Wall-nut Bowling and Wall-nut Bowling 2. They will take out normal Zombies, Dancing Zombies, and Backup Dancers in one hit, Conehead Zombies, Pole Vaulting Zombies (assuming with pole) and Newspaper Zombies in two, Buckethead Zombies in three, and Screen Door Zombies (if head-on) in four. After striking any zombie, Wall-nut will ricochet off at an angle toward the right, possibly hitting more zombies before rolling off the screen. To maximize its efficiency, Wall-nut should be aimed at large clusters of zombies on multiple lanes - not only will the combo yield increasing amount of coins per zombies killed (zero silver coin for the first, one for the second, two for the third, three for the fourth, and a gold coin from the fifth onward), but it will also yield for the player the Roll Some Heads achievement. Screen Door Zombies also only take one hit when hit at an angle. Also, it should be remembered that the Wall-nut does not have to go directly at a Pole Vaulting Zombie to make it jump - it just has to be near enough.

Wall-nut Zombies are analogous to Buckethead Zombies in the ZomBotany and ZomBotany 2, but without vulnerability to Magnet-shroom. Therefore, Wall-nut will be capable of holding them back while other plants attack, as most strategies against Buckethead Zombies should also work fine against them. Wall-nuts also serve to stop Tall-nut Zombies and the peas of Peashooter and Gatling Pea Zombies.

It is difficult to control when and where Wall-nuts are generated in Beghouled and Beghouled Twist, so it is almost pointless to upgrade them to Tall-nuts before upgrading other plants. If there happens to be three or more on the front column however, it is advised leave them there and only complete matches in the rear lanes.

In Portal Combat Wall-nut should be used to protect particularly vulnerable portals (e.g. ones that lead straight to the back columns, behind most offensive plant) from the front or from behind in Portal Combat. However, make sure that Balloon Zombies do not end up floating over them.

Totally Nuts (I, Zombie level)

Ladder Zombie is essential in completing this level unless the game generates a lane with no offensive plants at all, as he can survive many hits and his ladder can neutralize the Wall-nuts, allowing other zombies to pass through and attack the plants. The ladder can also absorb a great amount of damage from Peashooters, and shield the horde from Snow Pea's chilling effect. If there is more than one attacking plant of any kind, especially Snow Pea and Fume-shroom, additional Buckethead Zombies and Ladder Zombies should be used to break through.

Other variations


Explode-o-nut is found only in Wall-nut Bowling, Wall-nut Bowling 2 and Co-op Bowling. He is a red Wall-nut which creates an explosion that is identical to Cherry Bomb upon impact with a zombie. It should be used where there is a cluster of stronger zombies.

Giant Wall-nut

Giant Wall-nut is found only in Wall-nut Bowling 2. When used, he will roll down the lane it is placed on, squashing any zombies caught in the trail. He cannot be vaulted through by a Pole Vaulting Zombie. However, the player does not get any coins or get the Roll Some Heads achievement from the combos dealt from a Giant Wall-nut.


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Specific to Plants vs. Zombies

  • If one plays Wall-nut Bowling and opens the Wall-nut's Almanac entry, the Wall-nut is seen rolling in place.
  • Wall-nut freezes while zombies are chewing on it, similar to Tall-nut, Lily Pad, Plantern, Pumpkin, and Flower Pot.
  • Wall-nut, Magnet-shroom, Threepeater, and Squash are the only plants that are seen in a smaller size other than in the Zen Garden. The Wall-nut is seen as small as Squash are seen on Crazy Dave when he tells the player that he or she has to buy the full version when playing Plants vs. Zombies trial after completing Level 3-4.
  • In the Plants vs. Zombies website, when on the Zombatar tab, a Wall-nut with red hair can be seen in a corner of the screen.
  • Wall-nut has the second most variations: regular, Explode-o-nut, Giant Wall-nut, Tall-nut, Wall-nut Zombie, and Tall-nut Zombie. It is also the only defensive plant with more than three variations.
  • In Wall-nut Bowling and Wall-nut Bowling 2, Pole Vaulting Zombie will jump quite earlier before the Wall-nut rolls one square in front of it.
    • In Nintendo DS version, Pole Vaulting Zombies can be hit by a Wall-nut after they jump over it, but this is a very rare occurrence.
  • According to the Tree of Wisdom, Wall-nut and Chomper were once roommates in college, which is why they work well together.
  • Wall-nut is hollow on the inside, as seen when zombies eat him.
  • Wall-nut and some of his variants are the only plants that are offensive and defensive. He is offensive in Wall-nut Bowling and defensive in regular levels.

Specific to Plants vs. Zombies 2

  • Wall-nut is one of the six plants seen in the trailer of Plants vs. Zombies 2 fighting the zombies, the other five are Bonk Choy, Bloomerang, Peashooter, Pea Pod, and Sunflower.
  • Its Almanac entry mentions that Wall-nut is a retired bowler, which is a reference to the Wall-nut Bowling mini-games from the first game.
  • In the 1.9 update, there was a texture glitch for Wall-nut's eyes, along with the Snow Pea, Threepeater, and Twin Sunflower.
  • If the player has a boosted Wall-nut and places him on an already damaged Wall-nut, the boost will not activate.

See also

V · T · E
Plants vs. Zombies
Day Peashooter · Sunflower · Cherry Bomb · Wall-nut · Potato Mine · Snow Pea · Chomper · Repeater
Night Puff-shroom · Sun-shroom · Fume-shroom · Grave Buster · Hypno-shroom · Scaredy-shroom · Ice-shroom · Doom-shroom
Pool Lily Pad · Squash · Threepeater · Tangle Kelp · Jalapeno · Spikeweed · Torchwood · Tall-nut
Fog Sea-shroom · Plantern · Cactus · Blover · Split Pea · Starfruit · Pumpkin · Magnet-shroom
Roof Cabbage-pult · Flower Pot · Kernel-pult · Coffee Bean · Garlic · Umbrella Leaf · Marigold · Melon-pult
Upgrades Gatling Pea · Twin Sunflower · Gloom-shroom · Cattail · Winter Melon · Gold Magnet · Spikerock · Cob Cannon
Others Imitater · Explode-o-nut · Giant Wall-nut
Plants (Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars)
Regular plants
Tier 1 Sunflower · Peashooter · Kernel-pult · Spikeweed · Melon Slice Pitcher · Puff-shroom · Droplet Shooter · Coconut Sniper · Small Pepper · Choy Ben · Irascible Mushroom · Cattail · Slap Grass · Pistachio · Old Stump · Ball Cactus · Lizard Grass · Frisbee Shooter · Small Radish · Cherry Bomb · Blover · Wall-nut · Pea Pod · Lightning Reed · Daisy · Magnet-shroom · Small Bush · Charm Mushroom · Coffee Bean · Small Peach · Small Kumquat · Energy Bean · Grass Lantern
Tier 2 Twin Sunflower · Repeater · Popcorn-pult · Spikerock · Melon-pult · Scaredy-shroom · Snow Pea · Coconut Cannon · Jalapeno · Bonk Choy · Doom-shroom · Dogtail · Venus Flytrap · Hazelnut · Torchwood · Cactus · Snapdragon · Bloomerang · White Radish · Saturn Peach Bomb · Four-Leaf Blover · Tall-nut · Three-Headed Pea Pod · Magnifying Grass · Marigold · Electromagnetic Mushroom · Firmiana · Hypno-shroom · Cream Bean · E.M.Peach · Citron · Laser Bean · Plantern
Tier 3 Triplet Sunflower · Gatling Pea · Cob Cannon · Diamond Spikeweed · Winter Melon · Fume-shroom · Frostbolt Shooter · Coconut Rocket Launcher · Devil Chili · Choy Ji · Doomsday Bomb Mushroom · Foxtail · Chainsaw Flytrap · Hazelnut Ball · Wildfire Stump · Tree Cactus · Twin-Headed God Snapdragon · Meteor Hammer Master · Ginseng · Walnut Bomb · Fan Blover · Holographic Tall-nut · Five-Headed Pea Pod · Thunder God Grass · Golden Chrysanthemum · Magneto Mushroom · Cypress · Fu Ling Mushroom · Mocha Coffee Bean · E.C.Peach · Super Citron · Superman Bean · Lighthouse Flower


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