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For the version in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, see Cabbage-Pult.

Plants vs. Zombies
Cabbage-pult
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Cabbage-pults hurl cabbages at the enemy.
Almanac statistics
Sun cost 100
Recharge Fast
Damage Normal
Range Lobbed
In-game statistics
Direct damage 2 normal damage shots every 3 seconds
Unlocked Beating Level 4-10
Cabbage-pult is okay with launching cabbages at zombies. It's what he's paid for, after all, and he's good at it. He just doesn't understand how the zombies get up on the roof in the first place.

PvZ2
Cabbage-pult
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Cabbage-pults hurl cabbages at the enemy.
Almanac statistics
Sun cost 100
Recharge Fast
Damage Normal
Range Lobbed
In-game statistics
Direct damage 2 normal damage shots every 3 seconds
Unlocked Beating Ancient Egypt - Day 2
Unlocked (China) Opening treasure for the first time
Costumes
Cabbage-pult Costume2 Cabbage Pult Costume 2 Cabbage-pultBirthdayzCostume
Cabbage-pult received his doctorate in pulting from Harvest University. He knows a thing or two about launching his way to the top. He also makes a mean soup.


Cabbage-pult is the first offensive lobbed-shot available in both main Plants vs. Zombies games. It is featured in the Roof levels in the first game, and in Ancient Egypt in the second game.

Cabbage-pult lobs cabbages at half the fire rate of a normal Peashooter, but deals twice as much damage for each cabbage meaning that Cabbage-pult deal identical damage per second to Peashooter in practice. The cabbage projectile is also capable of bypassing obstructions such as the slope on the Roof levels and tombstones in Ancient Egypt and Dark Ages, as well as certain types of shields employed by the zombies and submerged Snorkel Zombies in Big Wave Beach and Pool.

Origins

Cabbage-pult is based on the real life cabbage, a popular cultivar of the species Brassica oleracea. Its name is a portmanteau of cabbage and catapult, a ballistic device used to hurl larges stones for warfare purpose in ancient times.

History

Plants vs. Zombies

Cabbage-pult is obtained after completing Level 4-10.

Plants vs. Zombies 2

Cabbage-pult is unlocked by completing Ancient Egypt - Day 2.

Plants vs. Zombies Online

Cabbage-pult is rewarded to the player for finishing Level 2-1 of Ancient Egypt.

Almanac entry

Plants vs. Zombies

New cabbage

Cabbage-pult

Cabbage-pults hurl cabbages at the enemy.

Damage: normal
Range: lobbed

Cabbage-pult is okay with launching cabbages at zombies. It's what he's paid for, after all, and he's good at it. He just doesn't understand how the zombies get up on the roof in the first place.

Cost: 100

Recharge: fast

Plants vs. Zombies 2

Sun cost: 100

DAMAGE: Normal
RANGE: Lobbed
RECHARGE: Fast

Cabbage-pults hurl cabbages at the enemy.

Cabbage-pult received his doctorate in pulting from Harvest University. He knows a thing or two about launching his way to the top. He also makes a mean soup.

Upgrades

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Cabbage-pult hurling giant cabbages

Plants vs. Zombies 2

Plant Food effect

When Cabbage-pult is given Plant Food, it will launch big cabbages at every zombie and obstacle on the lawn, dealing ten normal damage shots to each zombie or obstacle.

Costumed (China only)

When costumed Cabbage-pult is given Plant Food, it hurls big electric cabbages for every zombies and graves in the field, dealing twenty normal damage shots to each zombie or obstacle.

Level upgrade (China only)

Level Upgrades Description
Level2Icon Cabbage-pult Upgrade 1
Shadowless Lobbing
Cabbage-pult shoots 25% faster.
CombatTrainingIcon
Combat Training
Cabbage-pult gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
Level3Icon Cabbage-pult Upgrade 2
Speed Enhancement
Cabbage-pult shoots 50% faster.
CellActivationIcon
Cell Activation
Cabbage-pult gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
Level4Icon AbilityAwakendIcon
Ability Awaken
Cabbage-pult may be boosted when planted.
FightingPowerIcon
Fighting Power
Cabbage-pult gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).


Plants vs. Zombies Online (China only)

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Cabbage-pult deals 150% damage to graves.




Strategies

Cabbage-pult is simply a lobbed-shot version of Peashooter, which is capable of dealing similar damage over time in a neutral environment. While the cabbage's lobbed-shot nature gives Cabbage-pult an edge in overcoming obstacles and hitting enemies behind shield, this is countered by a massive hit in potential firepower output, as Cabbage-pult does not benefit from Torchwood like Peashooter. Because of this, the problem present with Peashooter's firepower output is ultimately not only addressed, but also rather worse, and Cabbage-pult will be quickly outclassed by other plants as the game progresses.

When compared with Kernel-pult, another lobbed-shot plant with the same sun cost, Cabbage-pult benefits from having a higher damage output and not being reliant on the random number generator. On the other hand, Kernel-pult's butter can prove to be more devastating, especially when used in tandem with other offensive plants like Spikerock. Generally speaking, Cabbage-pult will be easier to use early on, while Kernel-pult can continue to be effective in the mid-game and late-game thanks to its stunning ability.

Plants vs. Zombies

Cabbage-pult is a useful plant on the Roof stages, since it will be the first projectile plant available to the player that can overcome the slopes. However, the player should plan to replace Cabbage-pult with more powerful lobbed-shot plants such as Melon-pult, or Fume-shroom with Coffee Bean (the latter combination will also help the player towards the Grounded achievement or be upgraded in Survival levels).

Plants vs. Zombies 2

Cabbage-pult is generally more useful as a starting plant compared to Peashooter, as it is capable of bypassing obstacles, such as tombstones in Ancient Egypt and the Dark Ages. Cabbage-pults can also be a good starter in the Pirate Seas, as they can defeat Barrel Roller Zombie without destroying the barrel first. However, it is advised to use Peashooters rather than Cabbage-pults in the Wild West and Frostbite Caves, since the slower rate of fire will hamper Cabbage-pult when combatting Zombie Chickens and Ice Weasels.

Cabbage-pult's Plant Food ability will be the first tool available that can affect all targets on the screen, regardless of zombie density. While it is relatively weak, as Conehead Zombies and other moderate-health zombies can absorb multiple hits from the Plant Food ability, it is reasonably useful for neutralizing large amounts of weaker enemies and clearing the way for more powerful offensive plants.

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Trivia

General

Specific to Plants vs. Zombies

  • If a zombie is in front of a Cabbage-pult, the zombie will instantly get hit by the cabbage instead of the cabbage being thrown in the air and falling on the zombie. This also happens with the other lobbed-shot plants, except Kernel-pult when throwing kernels.

Specific to Plants vs. Zombies 2

  • "Harvest University" is a pun on Harvard University, one of the most prestigious universities in the United States, though Cob Cannon's entry referenced it directly.
  • In the game files of the Chinese version it has an unused level upgrade icon. This was probably a level 3 icon, but they reused the level 2 icon instead.

See also

V · T · E
Plants
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

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