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Not to be confused with the Hazelnut in Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars.

Whirlwind Acorn (旋风橡果; pinyin: xuànfēng xiàng guǒ) is a plant obtained in Frostbite Caves in the Chinese version of Plants vs. Zombies 2. It launches its cap to attack zombies twice in a similar manner to Bloomerang. The longer it takes to get ready to shoot, the heavier the damage it deals (similar to a leveled up Agave). However, it only has a range of three tiles in front of it. When the cap hits certain objects, like a tombstone or a Walrus Zombie, it explodes and destroys that obstacle immediately. 

Almanac entry

Note: Whirlwind Acorn's damage is Heavy in-game.

旋风橡果 (Whirlwind Acorn)
Sun cost: 300

DAMAGE: Normal
RANGE: Multi-Hit




    In English:

    Whirlwind Acorn attacks a row of zombies in front and blows Walrus Zombie.

    Special: It attacks in front of a row of zombies and blows Walrus Zombies

    Plant feature: tornado family, buck-toothed boy

    Whirlwind Acorn loves sports very much. Once, he competed with Bloomerang for the champion of boomerang show match on the plant sports meeting. Unfortunately, Bloomerang hurled boomerangs in a cross-shaped pattern and beat him. To have a wonderful performance at the next sports meeting, he began to take crazy running exercise. He is confident because he has the experience of playing with boomerangs. He has been able to reach the highest starting speed by whirling like a boomerang—the disadvantage of that way is he will return after running a distance.


Plant Food effect

When fed with Plant Food, Whirlwind Acorn fires a whirling acorn bomb and then shreds all the zombies in its row.


Whirlwind Acorn now spins up two more tornadoes to attack the first zombies of the two adjacent lanes.

Level upgrade

Level Upgrades Description
LevelIcon2New Whirlwind Acorn Upgrade 1
Super Clockwork
Charge time is shortened by 15%.
Combat Training
Whirlwind Acorn gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
LevelIcon3New Whirlwind Acorn Upgrade 2
Rapid Rotation
Charge time is shortened by another 15% (30% of initial).
Cell Activation
Whirlwind Acorn gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
LevelIcon4New AbilityAwakendIcon
Ability Awaken
Whirlwind Acorn may be boosted when planted.
Fighting Power
Whirlwind Acorn gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).


Although it takes a while to recharge, it deals heavy damage. It should be assisted with Winter Melons or Sap-flings to make up for that recharge. Leave a Chard Guard, Tall-nut, or Infi-nut in front of it. It is a good idea to couple this with strong and fast attacking plants just in case the player's defensive plants die.


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  • It looks similar to its counterpart in Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars. The main difference is that it has a wind-up key instead for a stem.
  • Before the Frostbite Caves update, it appeared on the plant preview icon after beating some levels such as Ancient Egypt - Day 4 and Day 7.
  • When it attacks, it makes the same noise that Bloomerang makes when Plant Food is used on it.
    • Additionally, it references Bloomerang in its Almanac entry, possibly because they have similar abilities.
  • Its mouth is open in its seed packet and puzzle piece, as well as apart of his idle animation.
  • It and Rafflesia are the only Chinese-exclusive plants in Frostbite Caves.

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