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

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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Cherry Bomb

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Blows up nearby zombies

Sun cost:

150 sun

Recharge:

Slow

Damage:

Instant Kill

Toughness:

N/A, invincible

Range:

Huge

Unlocked:

Upon clearing The Workshop Lot

Coins Cost:

150

Time to Harvest:

Six hours

Gem cost:

90 or 130

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Cherry Bomb

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

Sun Cost:

150 sun

Damage:

Massive

Recharge:

Slow

Unlocked:

After beating Pirate Seas - Day 24

The Cherry Bomb is an instant-kill plant which costs 150 sun. The Cherry Bomb is shaped like an actual pair 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 detonates.

History

Plants vs. Zombies

Cherry Bomb is received after completing Adventure Mode level 1-2. The Cherry Bomb reaches up to three lanes and two squares in each of the three lanes. It can kill zombies on a 3x3 square area with its explosion. The Cherry Bomb can also destroy 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

Cherry Bomb has a bigger range in this game, 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

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 nor explosive plant received. Its range is same as Plants vs. Zombies's.

Suburban Almanac Entry

Plants vs. Zombies

New cherrybomb almanac

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

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."

Facebook Description

News Feed

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

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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.

Usage

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.

Strategies

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 allow space for additional plants.

In 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.

Achievements

If the player blows up ten zombies with one Cherry Bomb, they will earn the achievements Explodonator (All except DS/DSi Ware) or Demolitioneer (DS/DSiWare). 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.

Gallery

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Trivia

General

  • 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.

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.
  • Normally, cherries do not have leaves on their stems.
  • 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.
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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 is a coincidence.
  • Somehow, Cherry Bombs in the online version of Plants vs. Zombies can't destroy dynamite, but the dynamite can destroy the Cherry Bombs.

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 exploit 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.

Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time

  • The 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 the "CHA-BOOF!", instead of "POWIE!".
  • Unlike the first game, the Cherry Bomb can unfreeze frozen zombies.
  • Unlike the first game, the zombies now ignores it instead of trying to eat it.
  • 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.)
  • As of Version 2.3, if the player listens carefully, there is a charging sound that will play before the Cherry Bomb detonates.
  • Unlike the first game, both cherries have an almost full set of teeth.

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