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For the version in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, see Cherry Strike.

Cherry Bomb

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Cherry Bombs can blow up all zombies in an area. They have a short fuse so plant them near zombies.
Sun cost: 150
Recharge: Very slow
Damage: Massive
Range: All zombies within a square radius
Usage: Single use, instant
Unlocked: After beating Level 1-2
Planted on: Ground, Lily Pad, or Flower Pot

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Blows up nearby zombies
Sun cost: 150
Recharge: Slow
Damage: Instant Kill
Toughness: N/A, invincible
Range: Huge
Unlocked: Upon clearing The Workshop Lot
Coin cost: 150
Time to harvest: Six hours
Gem cost: 90 or 130

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Cherry Bombs can blow up all zombies in an area. They have a short fuse so plant them near zombies.
Sun cost: 150
Damage: Massive
Area: 3x3
Recharge: Slow
Usage: Single use, instant
Unlocked: After beating Pirate Seas - Day 24 (International Version)
Top up 30 RMB via In-App Purchase (Chinese Version)

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Cherry Bomb bonks the enemy every turn.
Chinese name: 樱桃炸弹
Type: Tenacious
Element: Fire
Upgrade to Cherry Bomb+1: Weapon: branch spear
Armor: moss armor
Costume: common hat
500 coins
Upgrade to Cherry Bomb+2: Weapon: branch spear
Armor: weed armor
Costume: common hat+1
1000 coins
Upgrade to Saturn Peach Bomb: Weapon: ??? spear
Armor: ??? armor
Costume: common hat+2
??? coins
Combination: Zombie buster: With Small Jalapeno or its upgrade, cherry bomb's attack +10%
Brotherhood: With Sunflower and Pea Pod or their upgrade, cherry bomb's attack and crit +10%
Unlocked: Collect 30 Peach puzzle pieces.

Cherry Bomb is an instant-kill plant which costs 150 sun. The Cherry Bomb is shaped like an actual pair of cherries that grow on the same stem, and named after a spherically-shaped firework. The onomatopoeia "POWIE!!" or "powie!!", depending on the version, appears when it explodes in Plants vs. Zombies and Plants vs. Zombies Adventures. In Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time, the onomatopoeia "CHA-BOOF!" will appear when it explodes.


Plants vs. Zombies

The Cherry Bomb is received after completing Adventure Mode level 1-2. It can kill zombies on a 3x3 square area with its explosion. The Cherry Bomb can also kill Balloon Zombies, Snorkel Zombies, and Digger Zombies. Even though it is a plant that does massive damage, it can only do 90 damage to the Gargantuar and Giga-gargantuar, or 60% and 30% of their health, respectively.

Plants vs. Zombies Adventures

The Cherry Bomb has a bigger range in this game, a 7x7 square. It is still the first instant kill plant which the player receives. The player gets it after reclaiming The Workshop Lot.

Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time

The Cherry Bomb is unlocked after the player beats Pirate Seas - Day 24, the penultimate Pirate Seas finite level. It is not the first instant-kill or explosive plant received. However, it behaves as it does in Plants vs. Zombies.

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Cherry Bombs have very short fuses. Plant one near a zombie and see what happens.

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Cherry Bomb

Cherry Bombs can blow up all zombies in an area. They have a short fuse so plant them near zombies.

Damage: massive

Range: all zombies in a medium area

Usage: single use, instant

"I wanna explode," says Cherry #1. "No, let's detonate instead!" says his brother, Cherry #2. After intense consultation they agree to explodonate.

Cost: 150

Recharge: very slow

Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time

DAMAGE: Massive

AREA: 3x3


Cherry Bombs can blow up all zombies in an area. They have a short fuse so plant them near zombies.

Usage: single use, instant

The Cherry Bomb Brothers attempted to start their own band. "We tried to figure out what the sound would be, but we kept explodonating speakers, stages, fans, and of course, zombies. Look for our LP next year."

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'"I wanna explode," says Cherry #1. "No, let's detonate instead!" says his brother, Cherry #2. After intense consultation they agree to explodonate.


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Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time (Chinese version)

Level 2: There is a 50% chance of creating a cherry mine that explodes upon contact, similar to Potato Mine.

Level 3: Cherry Bomb can now create a cherry mine 100%.

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Air mine trap-explosion: Rushes to the first enemy on its row and explodes in 3x3 area, needs Tenacious Plant Food to activate.


The Cherry Bomb explodes almost instantly after being planted. It has a very short fuse of about 1.2 seconds and zombies will attempt to eat it, but it will always explode before they get the chance to eat it. It is a one-time use plant, but can be planted as often as required.

On detonation, it destroys zombies within one square from its location (diagonally as well as horizontally and vertically). It can also remove ladders placed by Ladder Zombies. Like other instant kills and explosives, it can destroy any zombie except for the Gargantuar, Giga-gargantuar, Giga-Football Zombie, and Dr. Zomboss (despite the fact that no Cherry Bombs are present unless received through hacking) in one shot.


Plants vs. Zombies

The Cherry Bomb is typically used either in one of two situations: as a last-ditch defensive effort when a zombie (or a group of zombies) is going to eat a plant you want to keep, or when you need to dispatch a large zombie cluster instantly. It can also be used at the end of a level you want to end quickly. It is not usually necessary during Adventure Mode, as a reliable instant kill only becomes necessary during the final waves when there are a large number of zombies headed toward your defenses. However, using one on a conveyor-belt level can be convenient, and allows space for additional plants.


If the player blows up ten zombies with one Cherry Bomb, he or she will earn the achievement Explodonator, or Demolitioneer if playing the Nintendo DS or Nintendo DSiWare versions of the game. Note that this only applies to normal-sized zombies so smaller zombies from the mini-game, Big Trouble Little Zombie, don't count toward this achievement on the iOS versions due to their small size. The reason for the Big Trouble Little Zombie zombies not counting towards this achievement is probably due to the fact there are more zombies in Big Trouble Little Zombie.

Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time

Cherry Bombs are of importance, especially in Endless Zones. Not only it will take less time to complete the level, but also slightly hastens time to replace lost plants. Other than that, it also works as a Last Resort option, provided that the player has no choice left but to use it along with the Power Ups. Another tactic is also to force Wizard Zombies to transform all plants into passive sheep then lure it to any sheep. Once close enough blow all of them up with Cherry Bomb. If sucessfully timed, all sheep will be transformed back into plants, then most of them will be caught off-guard. Do note however that it is required to slow down the zombie hordes with Winter Melons first before doing so. Also, the use of this method can also aid you from ultra sun production. All you just have to do is to prolong the sheep for a period of time.


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  • Both of Cherry Bomb's heads are "Siamese twins", joined at the stem apex.
  • There is a plush version of the Cherry Bomb with only one cherry and a vine under it. This is commonly referred as the "Apple Bomb".
  • It is the first plant to have more than one head.
  • This is one of the few plants appearing in every game, the others being Sunflower, Wall-nut, Peashooter, Repeater, Snow Pea, Twin Sunflower, Jalapeno and Magnet-shroom.
  • Normally, cherries do not have leaves on their stems.

Specific to Plants vs. Zombies

  • If used on a Pole Vaulting Zombie or Imp while they are in the air, the zombies will disappear without an animation, unlike other zombies on the ground. This also happens when other explosives are used such as Jalapenos.
  • It is similar to the Explode-o-nut, as they have the same exploding range and both are instant kills.
  • The achievement "Explodonator" might come from its Suburban Almanac entry of an argument about the Cherry Bomb's exploding. However, in the Nintendo DS version of the game, the name of the achievement is Demolitioneer, so that does not apply in that version.
  • Unlike the Jalapeno, the Cherry Bomb is a flameless explosive, which means that it will not destroy trails left by Zombonis or thaw frozen zombies.
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    A Cherry Bomb about to explode.

  • This is one of the four plants with multiple heads, the others being the Threepeater, the Twin Sunflower, and the Split Pea, the lattermost of which says that its second head is a large head-like growth.
    • It is also the only plant that definitely has two personalities, according to the almanac (but it's not sure if Twin Sunflower has two personalities).
  • On the online version, using a Cherry Bomb on a headless zombie will cause the head to come back for the animation.
  • This and the Chomper are the only non-upgrade plants that cost 150 sun.

A Cherry Bomb knockoff plush

  • The Cherry Bomb, the Starfruit, the Melon-pult and the Winter Melon are the only plants that are fruits.
  • On the online version, it looks like Cherry Bomb has a longer range, but the range is still the same.
  • The total number of teeth Cherry Bomb has is three. Also, the Cherry Bomb has three leaves, which could be a coincidence.
  • Cherry Bombs in the online version of Plants vs. Zombies cannot destroy dynamite, but the dynamite can destroy Cherry Bombs.
  • In the Zen Garden, the Cherry Bomb sometimes has swapped heads.

Specific to Plants vs. Zombies Adventures

  • Despite what the game says, Cherry Bomb can be buffed by Plant Perk, and doing so will give the Cherry Bomb an extra 2-square range. This bug was fixed in the June 5 Update.
  • The Cherry Bomb, the Jalapeno, the Flaming Pea, the Bamboo Shoot, and the Bamboom are the only plants in Plants vs. Zombies Adventures that can turn zombies into ashes.

Specific to Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time

  • Cherry Bomb now has only one leaf on its stem.
  • Both Cherry Bomb heads are the same size and rounder in this game.
  • It now explodes with a "CHA-BOOF!", instead of "POWIE!".
  • Cherry Bomb's explosion can now defrost zombies.
  • Zombies now ignore the Cherry Bomb instead of trying to eat it. This goes with other instant-use plants.
  • Cherry Bomb is the only premium plant in Chinese Android version of the game (unlocked along with the turbo feature with some kind of code). Normally, it can only be unlocked by buying total RMB 30 of gems.
  • As of the 2.3 update, if the player listens carefully, there is a charging sound that will play before the Cherry Bomb detonates.
  • Both cherries have an almost full set of teeth.
  • Cherry Bomb now changes its face when about to explode.
  • Although the Imp Dragon Zombies are immune to Cherry Bombs, it can defrost it. This trait shares with Jalapeno and Snapdragon.
  • It is one of the three plants to have fedoras for their costume, the other being Pea Pod and Bowling Bulb.
  • Cherry Bomb puzzle pieces can only be obtained by Penny's treasure.
  • The small Cherry Bomb it creates in the Chinese version says "SPUDOW!" when it explodes, making itself similar to Potato Mine.

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