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Plants vs. Zombies
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.
Almanac statistics
Sun cost 150
Recharge Very slow
Damage Massive
Area 3x3
Usage Single use, instant
In-game statistics
Direct damage 90 normal damage shots
"I wanna explode," says Cherry #1. "No, let's detonate instead!" says his brother, Cherry #2. After intense consultation they agree to explodonate.

PvZ2
Cherry Bomb
Cherry Bomb2
Cherry Bombs can blow up all zombies in an area. They have a short fuse so plant them near zombies.
Almanac statistics
Sun cost 150
Recharge Slow
Damage Massive
Area 3x3
Usage Single use, instant
Rarity (China) Rare
In-game statistics
Unlocked Beating Pirate Seas - Day 24
Unlocked (China) Top up 30 RMB via in-app purchases
Costumes
Cherry Bomb Costume2 Cherrybombcostume2
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."

Cherry Bomb is an instant-kill plant available in all main series Plants vs. Zombies games and spin-offs.

When planted, Cherry Bomb will burn out in 1.2 seconds before exploding violently in a 3x3 area, dealing 90 normal damage shots to any zombies near or caught in the blast. This is enough to instantly kill almost all enemies, with the exception of Gargantuars, Giga-gargantuars, Giga-Football Zombies, Dr. Zomboss and some mechanical enemies.

Origins

Cherry Bomb is based on the Cherry, a term for the fruit of plants belonging to the genus Prunus. He is named after the real life cherry bomb, a type of spherically-shaped firework.

In the first game, an explosion cloud with the onomatopoeia "POWIE!!" (or "powie!!" depending on the version) will appear, while in the second game, the cloud will spell "CHA-BOOF!" instead.

Audio

Plants vs. Zombies

Sound Description
Cherrybomb
Cherry Bomb explodes.

History

Plants vs. Zombies

Cherry Bomb is received after completing Level 1-2. He explodes in a 3x3 area, deals 90 damage to every enemy in the area and disintegrate the corpses of all defeated zombies. Cherry Bomb can also affect flying Balloon Zombies, submerged Snorkel Zombies, underground Digger Zombies and ladders placed by Ladder Zombies. The explosion is not counted as a fire effect, and will not thaw ice trails laid by Zombonis.

Plants vs. Zombies 2

Cherry Bomb is unlocked after the player finishes Pirate Seas - Day 24. The explosion is now counted as a fire effect, meaning that he will remove freezing and chilling effects from all surviving zombies. This also means that Imp Dragon Zombies will be completely immune to Cherry Bomb.

Almanac entry

Plants vs. Zombies

New cherrybomb almanac

Almanac entry of the Cherry Bomb

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

Sun cost: 150

DAMAGE: Massive
AREA: 3x3
RECHARGE: Slow

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."

Upgrades

Plants vs. Zombies 2

Costumed

When it explodes, every blasted zombie gives 25 sun.

Level upgrade (China only)

Level Upgrades Description
LevelIcon2New Cherry Bomb Upgrade 1
Picture Cherry
There is a 50% chance of creating a singular cherry bomb that explodes upon contact, similar to Potato Mine.
CombatTrainingIcon
Combat Training
Cherry Bomb gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
LevelIcon3New Cherry Bomb Upgrade 2
Breaking Expert
Cherry Bomb will always create a singular Potato Mine-like Cherry Bomb.
CellActivationIcon
Cell Activation
Cherry Bomb gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).

Note: Cherry Bomb cannot be upgraded to level 4.

Strategies

Plants vs. Zombies

Cherry Bomb is typically used either as a last-ditch defensive effort to eliminate zombies that have gotten past the players defense, as a bomb to neutralize a large cluster of enemies that might pose trouble to most single-target plants, or as a nuke to quickly deplete the health of dangerous threat, such as Gargantuars and Zombonis. However, Cherry Bomb's long cooldown time means that great care must be taken in using Cherry Bomb to fully utilize his potential, although Imitater can be used to remedy this issue. When using Imitater with the Cherry Bomb, it's important to note the extra fuse time as the Imitater has to transform into a Cherry Bomb before detonating.

In the Survival Mode, Cherry Bomb is a useful plant, particularly when the player opted to purchase a small amount of Cob Cannon. As the amount of incoming zombies will rapidly increase over time, Cherry Bomb will easily find his place in clearing large groups of enemies that can otherwise overwhelm other offensive plants, especially when the game starts to send in hordes of Giga-gargantuars in an attempt to break through.

Achievements

The Explodonator achievement(called Demolitioneer on the Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSiWare versions) is conferred when the player neutralizes a minimum of 10 enemies with a single Cherry Bomb. Note that this only applies to normal-sized zombies; smaller zombies from the mini-game, Big Trouble Little Zombie does not count toward this achievement. The achievement can be easily obtained by playing Survival: Endless, due to the great amount of zombies present in later flags.

Plants vs. Zombies 2

As Cherry Bomb has remained virtually unchanged between the two games, most strategies that worked in the first game should also apply to the second game. An important thing to note is that Cherry Bomb's explosion is now counted as a fire effect, meaning that Gargantuars frozen by Iceberg Lettuce will be not chilled and able to move again a normal pace when hit by Cherry Bomb. Imp Dragon Zombies are also completely immune to Cherry Bomb, although this will be of little importance as they can easily be pacified by most offensive plants.

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Trivia

General

  • Cherry Bomb is a portmanteau of cherry bomb, a small spherical firework with a long fuse that resembles a cherry, and cherry.

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 Jalapeno.
  • On the online version, using a Cherry Bomb on a headless zombie will cause the head to come back for the animation.
  • On the online version, the Cherry Bomb's explosion visual appears bigger, though gameplay wise the radius is exactly the same.
  • If Cherry Bomb is planted in a large enough group of zombies, it is possible for the Cherry Bomb to be eaten before it can explode.
  • In their almanac entry, it says "explodonate" which is a portmanteau of "explode" and "detonate."

Specific to Plants vs. Zombies 2

  • Cherry Bomb is the only premium plant in Chinese version of the game (unlocked along with the turbo feature with a code). Normally, it can only be unlocked by buying total RMB 30 of gems.
    • This is especially strange, as Cherry Bomb is not a premium plant in the International version of the game.
  • As of the 2.3 update, if the player listens carefully, there is a charging sound that will play before the Cherry Bomb detonates. Also, if one looks closely, they can see the stem turn black as if it was burning.
  • Cherry Bomb now changes his facial expression before exploding.
  • In the Chinese version, Cherry Bomb's Puzzle Pieces can only be obtained in Penny's treasure.
  • The small Cherry Bomb it creates in the Chinese version says "SPUDOW!" when he explodes, similar to Potato Mine.
  • Cherry Bomb is the only instant-use plant that appears in frozen blocks. This only occurs in Icebound Battleground and Piñata Parties.
  • If Cherry Bomb is used on a headless corpse, the ensuing charred zombie will still appear with its head and arms.
  • In this game, zombies can no longer interact with Cherry Bombs. Cherry Bombs can no longer be eaten in this game.
  • Cherry Bomb's almanac entry mentions their "LP", which is short for Long Play, the technical term for a music album.

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
Plants vs. Zombies: Journey to the West
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
Dragon's Palace Oxygen Algae · Starfish · Bramble Sea Grass · Water Gun Grass · Electric Anemone
Upgrades Gatling Pea · Twin Sunflower · Gloom-shroom · Cattail · Winter Melon · Gold Magnet · Spikerock · Cob Cannon
Others Imitater · Explode-o-nut · Giant Wall-nut · Vigorous Broccoli · Pomegranate Machine Gun · Carrot Missile Truck · Oak Archer · Ghost Pepper · Laser Bean · Dandelion · Snapdragon · Bonk Choy
Hero Plants Iron Man Nut · Monkey King Peashooter · Pig Squash · General Nut · Monk Flower · Nezha Peashooter

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