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Plants vs. Zombies
Chomper
Chomper1
Chompers can devour a zombie whole, but they are vulnerable while chewing.
Almanac statistics
Sun cost 150
Recharge Fast
Damage Massive
Toughness Normal
Range Two tiles
Special Long delay between chomps
In-game statistics
Direct damage 2 normal damage shots every 1.5 seconds (against Gargantuar1)
Reload time 42 seconds
Unlocked After beating Level 1-7
Chomper almost got a gig doing stunts for The Little Shop of Horrors but it fell through when his agent demanded too much on the front end. Chomper's not resentful, though. He says it's just part of the business.

PvZ2
Chomper
Chomper2
Chompers can devour a zombie whole, but they are vulnerable while chewing.
Almanac statistics
Sun cost 150
Recharge Fast
Toughness Normal
Area Single
Special Long delay between chomps
In-game statistics
Direct damage 10 normal damage shots every 1.5 seconds (against inedible enemies)
Reload time 30 seconds
Unlocked NA: $3.99 · EU: €3.59
UK: £2.49 · TR: ₺8.49
AU: $4.99 · PL: 16,52zł
MEX: $49.00 · SG: $4.98
BRL: R$7,99 · PHIL: ₱135.07
Unlocked (China) Collect 10 Chomper Puzzle Pieces, daily rewards
Costumes
Chomper Cape
Everyone appreciates what Chomper does. His appetite has saved them on numerous occasions. But truth be told, Chomper's friends think that eating zombies is gross. And his breath! No one has the heart to tell him, and he never gets the hint when you offer him a mint.

Chomper is a multi-use instant-kill plant appearing in both main series Plants vs. Zombies games. He is an unlockable plant in the first game, and a premium plant in the second game.

Chomper can devour most types of zombies, instantly killing them in the process. However, after eating an enemy, Chomper will require a large amount of time to devour the victim, exposing itself to other zombies' attacks in the process. When faced with inedible targets such as tombstones, mechanical threats, and Gargantuars, Chomper will instead attempt to damage them with his bites.

Origins

Chomper is based on the Venus flytrap, with a design similar to the Piranha Plant from the Super Mario series. His name is related to the verb chomp, meaning the act of chewing and munching something loudly or heavily.

History

Plants vs. Zombies

Chomper is obtained by completing Level 1-7. After chomping a zombie, Chomper will require 42 seconds before he can eat another. When facing with a Gargantuar or its tougher variant, Chomper will attempt to bite at a similar speed to Peashooter, dealing 2 normal damage shots worth of damage for each bite.

Completing a level using only Sunflower, Wall-nut, and Chomper will grant the player the Nom Nom Nom achievement.

Plants vs. Zombies 2

Chomper was released on October 7th, 2014 along with the Big Wave Beach Part 1 teaser Piñata Parties, and is currently available for purchase at $3.99. His digest time was reduced to 30 seconds, and his bites now also have increased damage, dealing 10 normal damage shots worth of damage each.

Chomper cannot devour the following enemies:

Audio

Sound Description
Bigchomp
Chomper devours a Zombie

Almanac entry

Plants vs. Zombies

New chomper almanac

Almanac entry of the Chomper

Chomper

Chompers can devour a zombie whole, but they are vulnerable while chewing.

Damage: massive
Range: very short
Special: long delay between chomps

Chomper almost got a gig doing stunts for The Little Shop of Horrors but it fell through when his agent demanded too much on the front end. Chomper's not resentful, though. He says it's just part of the business.

Cost: 150

Recharge: fast

Plants vs. Zombies 2

Sun cost: 150

AREA: Single
RANGE: Close
RECHARGE: Fast

Chompers can devour a zombie whole, but they are vulnerable while chewing.

Special: long delay between chomps

Everyone appreciates what Chomper does. His appetite has saved them on numerous occasions. But truth be told, Chomper's friends think that eating zombies is gross. And his breath! No one has the heart to tell him, and he never gets the hint when you offer him a mint.

Upgrades

Plants vs. Zombies 2

Plant Food effect

When fed with Plant Food, Chomper will unleash a high intensity wind that will drag the three nearest zombies to it and then push the surviving zombies away by releasing a burp. If it pulls in any inedible zombies, it will deal 50 normal damage shots to those zombies. In the Chinese version, it will pull in only two zombies instead of three.

Costumed (China only)

Chomper now does a longer burp.

Level upgrade (China only)

Level Upgrades Description
Level2Icon Chomper Upgrade 1
Strengthen Teeth
Chomper burps after eating a zombie, pushing any nearby zombies back 1 space.
CombatTrainingIcon
Combat Training
Chomper gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
Level3Icon Chomper Upgrade 2
Strengthen Swallow
Chomper burps after eating a zombie, pushing any nearby zombies back 3 spaces.
CellActivationIcon
Cell Activation
Chomper gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
Level4Icon AbilityAwakendIcon
Ability Awaken
Chomper may be boosted when planted.
FightingPowerIcon
Fighting Power
Chomper gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).


Strategies

Plants vs. Zombies

Chomper's main value in the plant arsenal is found in his ability to instantly devour tougher zombies such as Buckethead Zombies, Zombonis, and Football Zombies, who would otherwise be able to soak up a considerable amount of damage and allow their comrades to advance. However, this comes at a great price, as Chomper will be rendered inactive for a very long while and exposing himself to attacks after devouring an enemy, regardless of who the victim was - a basic Zombie and a Football Zombie will take the same amount of time to be digested. Chomper also has dismal performance against Gargantuars, due to his low range and bite damage.

As the Tree of Wisdom suggest, delaying plants, in particular Wall-nut, can help Chomper by buying additional time for Chomper to digest his victims. These include the following:

I, Zombie

It is suggested to use Digger Zombie to eat a Chomper from the back, he cannot eat zombies backwards.

In ZomBoogie, Dancing Zombies are useful in countering Chomper, as they can summon Backup Dancers as shields while advancing. Deploying a Dancing Zombie between two lanes guarded with Chomper should be able to clear up to three lanes with little trouble, and additional regular Zombies can also be placed to ensure that the Chompers are defeated.

In All your brainz r belong to us, there is usually only one lane with Chompers. Digger Zombie is advised for assaulting this particular lanes, but the player should remember to check Magnet-shroom on adjacent lanes that can force Digger Zombie to surface.

Nom Nom Nom achievement

Nom Nom Nom

Icon for the Nom Nom Nom achievement

To get this achievement, complete the level using only Sunflower, Wall-nut, and Chomper. It is advised to obtain this achievement by playing a Day level after finishing the game due to the low amount of zombies present there. The Garden Rake and Lawn Mowers can also be helpful in giving the player more time to gather sun.

Plants vs. Zombies 2

Chomper has received a few buffs, namely his reduced digest time and increased bite damage, which makes him more effective when faced with inedible targets, particularly mechanical threats in Far Future. However, poor performance against groups of weaker enemies remains a problem to Chomper. In addition, Chomper is also generally inferior to Toadstool, which has a greatly increased range and can generate sun after digesting zombies.

The player can use disabling plants like Stunion, E.M.Peach and Stallia against inedible targets first to allow Chomper to deal more damage. Tombstones, surfboards, frozen blocks and arcade machines also count as inedible targets, causing the Chomper to bite them, destroying them in a few bites as long as he is not busy devouring zombies. In Ancient Egypt, Chomper is useful against Pharaoh Zombies, as he can devour both the zombie and the sarcophagus unlike most other instant-kill plants. He is also useful in Dark Ages since he can eat Knight Zombies easily as well as boosted zombies from Dark Alchemy. In Big Wave Beach, it is useful against Surfer Zombie as they can devour both the zombie and the surfboard.

There is a way to get over Chomper's weakness of its long chew time. You may simply dig him up while he is chewing and replace him with a new one. This strategy is great if the player has one to three of the shovel boost Upgrades since the player can refund more sun.

Gallery

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Trivia

Specific to Plants vs. Zombies

  • No matter what type of zombie a Chomper eats, the arm hanging out of his mouth is an arm of a regular Zombie (wearing a brown coat sleeve).
  • If Chomper is smashed, his flattened sprite will always have no zombies or arms, and will have an open mouth regardless of whether he was digesting a zombie or not.
  • If a Chomper is planted directly in front of a bobsled, he will eat the sled and all four zombies in it.
  • According to the Plants vs. Zombies website, Chomper costs 175 sun, while he really only costs 150.
  • Chomper's Almanac entry states that he was going to be a movie star. Its explicit reference to the Little Shop of Horrors movie may be due to the fact that he resembles Audrey II, the carnivorous monster plant from that movie.
    • On the Nintendo DS and Android versions of Plants vs. Zombies, Chomper's Almanac entry replaces "The Little Shop of Horrors" with "Hollywood."
  • Chomper on the start-up screen for Plants vs. Zombies does not have spikes on the back of his head. He is one of the plants shown at the loading screen, the others being Sunflower, Peashooter, Repeater, Wall-nut, Tall-nut, and Cactus.
  • In the art cover of the Plants vs. Zombies Original Soundtrack, Chomper is visible singing along with the Squash and Sun-shroom. This version has three spikes on his head, while the in-game Chomper has four.
  • When a Pole Vaulting Zombie (while it still has its pole) runs into a Chomper (not chewing), the Chomper will attempt to chomp, but fail to catch the vaulting zombie.
  • In the PC demo version, when a Chomper eats a zombie, the player will hear the noise when a zombie eats a plant, as well as Chomper's normal biting sound.
  • According to the Tree of Wisdom, Chomper and Wall-nut were roommates in college.
  • The idea of Chomper was from Swiss Family Robinson, George Fan's favorite movie. The idea was from a tiger in a hole, that would eat pirates.

Specific to Plants vs. Zombies 2

  • No matter what type of zombie a Chomper eats, the arm hanging out of its mouth does not wear any shirt sleeve.
  • The code for Chomper was in the game until the 1.4 update, but was re-added in the 2.5.1 update as a fully functional plant.
  • Chomper was mentioned in Dark Ages - Night 20 dialogue by Crazy Dave. He said: "Except Chomper. He has to. Dude needs the fiber." so as to tease Big Wave Beach and Chomper's return.
  • Chomper sometimes mimics dog-like behavior by scratching his head with his leaves.
  • Chomper can swallow Chicken Wrangler Zombies without them releasing Zombie Chickens. The same thing happens with Weasel Hoarders.
  • Chomper is one of the five plants that make noises in the Almanac, the others being Electric Blueberry, Sweet Potato, Sap-fling, and Chard Guard.
  • When the Chomper swallows a zombie, he will spew out an eyeball while burping.
  • Chomper and Toadstool are the only plants that can eat zombies.
  • Chomper is featured for free in Big Wave Beach - Days 3, 14, and 16.
  • Chomper's Plant Food effect resembles a vacuum cleaner as he makes the same sounds and his stalk does a pumping animation.

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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