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Cold Snapdragon2
For other versions, see Snapdragon (disambiguation).
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Cold Snapdragon
Cold Snapdragon2
Cold Snapdragons breathe icy mist into 6 adjacent tiles.
Almanac statistics
Sun cost 150, 250 (China)
Recharge Fast
Damage Moderate
Range Close
Special Slows and damages zombies in the 6 tiles in front of it
Rarity (China) Legendary
In-game statistics
Direct damage 1.5 normal damage shots every 1.5 seconds
Strengths T. Rex2 (boosted zombies lose their speed)

Explorer Zombie2 Torchlight Zombie2 Prospector Zombie2 (extinguish torch and dynamite)

Special Immune to frost in Frostbite Caves
Unlocked NA: $4.99 · BRL: R$10,00
EU: €4.99 · TR: ₺12.99
PL: 20,66zł · SG: $9.90
UK: £3.99 · AU: $7.99
ID: Rp75,000
Unlocked (China) Ten puzzle pieces or buy it in the 1.9.1 update event
Costumes
ColdSnapdragonCostume ColdSnapdragonCostume2
Cold Snapdragon gets chilly when anyone brings up his cousin Snapdragon. "We just view temperature very differently, and I'd really rather not discuss it," he says. Yikes.

Cold Snapdragon is a premium plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2 and a monthly special plant in the Chinese version. He was released in International Version alongside the Jurassic Marsh's Part 2 teaser in Piñata Parties on December 9, 2015 currently available for purchase at $4.99 and released in Chinese Version on November 16, 2016.

Cold Snapdragon is an ice-based version of Snapdragon, capable of spraying ice mist in a 3x2 area in front of himself, dealing identical damage to Snapdragon's fire attack and also slowing affected enemies, and reducing their movement and attack speed by 50%. Additionally, Cold Snapdragon is immune to the freezing wind in Frostbite Caves, but cannot generate heat to thaw adjacent plants like thawing plants.

Origins

Cold Snapdragon is based on Snapdragon, which is in turn based on the real-life snapdragons, plants from the Antirrhinum genus. This contrasts their fire and ice capabilities. His name is also a portmanteau of the term "cold snap" and "snapdragon".

Cold Snapdragon's costumes are both related to coldness: strawberry ice cream and an ice block (the bow with the ice block is presumably to prevent it from sliding off the head of the Cold Snapdragon).

Almanac entry

Note: Cold Snapdragon costs 250 sun in the Chinese version

Cold Snapdragon

SUN COST: 150
RECHARGE: Fast

TOUGHNESS: Typical
DAMAGE: Moderate

PLANT FOOD POWER: Damage
RANGE: Close

Cold Snapdragons breathe icy mist into 6 adjacent tiles.

Area: slows and damages zombies in the 6 tiles in front of it

Cold Snapdragon gets chilly when anyone brings up his cousin Snapdragon. "We just view temperature very differently, and I'd really rather not discuss it," he says. Yikes.


Upgrades

Plant Food effect

When fed with Plant Food, Cold Snapdragon will release a powerful blast of ice in a 3x3 square in front of itself, similarly to Snapdragon. While the ice blast is slightly weaker, capable of dealing only 60 normal damage shots worth of damage compared to Snapdragon's 90, it can also freeze surviving targets and disable them for 10 seconds. Zombies from Frostbite Caves are resistant to this freezing effect, getting chilled instead. Attacking with fire based plants will remove the freezing effect.

Level upgrades

Level Seed packets Coins Upgrades
Sun Cost Recharge
(Fast)
Toughness
(Typical)
Damage
(Moderate)
Plant Food Power
(Damage)
Range
1 0 0 150 5 seconds 3 bites 1.5 nds 60 nds Close
2 10 1,000 3.5 bites 1.75 nds 60 nds
3 25 5,000 4 bites 2 nds 70 nds
4 50 10,000 4.5 bites 2.25 nds 80 nds
5 100 20,000 5.5 bites 2.5 nds 80 nds
6 200 30,000 125 6 bites 2.75 nds 80 nds
7 1,000 40,000 6.5 bites 3 nds 90 nds
8 1,000 50,000 7 bites 3.5 nds 90 nds
9 1,500 60,000 8 bites 4 nds 100 nds
10 2,000 75,000 100 9 bites 4.5 nds 100 nds

Costumed (China only)

In addition to releasing a powerful blast of ice, Cold Snapdragon will also freeze all zombies on-screen, similar to Iceberg Lettuce's Plant Food effect.

Level upgrades (China only)

Level Upgrades Description
LevelIcon2New Cold Snapdragon Upgrade 1
Cold Breath
Cold Snapdragon's normal attack has the chance to freeze zombies.
CombatTrainingIcon
Combat Training
Cold Snapdragon gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
LevelIcon3New Cold Snapdragon Upgrade 2
Arctic Breath
Cold Snapdragon's normal attack has a higher chance to freeze zombies.
CellActivationIcon
Cell Activation
Cold Snapdragon gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
LevelIcon4New AbilityAwakendIcon
Ability Awaken
Cold Snapdragon may be boosted when planted.
FightingPowerIcon
Fighting Power
Cold Snapdragon gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).
LevelIcon5New Cold Snapdragon Upgrade 3
Ice Dragon Breath
Cold Snapdragon now has a chance to summon a Cold Snapdragon spirit, which will spray ice onto the whole lane in front of it.
FightingPowerIcon
Fighting Power
Cold Snapdragon gains another 50% more attack power and health (300% of initial).


Strategies

Generally speaking, Cold Snapdragon can be considered a nearly direct upgrade to the Snapdragon, as it exceeds its counterpart in some important aspects while maintaining the same sun cost. The former's ice-based attack can slow enemies down in addition to damaging them, and therefore can suppress the approaching horde much better than the latter's fire breath. To put in comparison, two full rows of Cold Snapdragons is capable of defeating Buckethead Zombies and outmatching Winter Melon in close combat, while two full rows of normal Snapdragons can only defeat Conehead Zombies. Cold Snapdragon's attack also extinguish Explorer Zombie's torch and Prospector Zombie's dynamite, along with adding ice effects to the zombies, allowing the plant to be used in tandem with other ice-based plants. It can also defeat Imp Dragon Zombies, unlike its fiery counterpart. Cold Snapdragons are also useful against T. Rex as they can disable zombies with T. Rex's boost effect.

Cold Snapdragon is a good choice in the Dark Ages. It can defeat Jester Zombies very easily with their ice mist. In addition, it works very well for slowing down crowds of zombies, especially high health zombies such as Knight Zombie, as well as, those who spawn in the Necromancy ambush.

Cold Snapdragon is particularly useful in Frostbite Caves due to a unique feature no other non-fire plant possesses (other than Missile Toe): neither the freezing wind nor Hunter Zombie's snowballs can freeze or disable Cold Snapdragon. In addition, Cold Snapdragon can abuse the slider tiles to great effect due to its attack area, and its attack's area of effect nature and slowing effect makes the plant an ideal counter to Weasel Hoarders and their Ice Weasels. It should be noted however, that its Plant Food ability cannot completely freeze enemies in the aforementioned world. Also note that it cannot unfreeze any frozen plant nearby, and that the presence of the necessary fire plants may negate the slowing chill effect.

Cold Snapdragon is a great choice in Endless Zones due to their high damage profile for a low sun cost of 150, and their area of effect means that they can suppress enemies easily, with power relatable to that of Winter Melon. However, it beats the latter in terms of close quarters combat, as six Cold Snapdragons in two columns can deal much more damage than two Winter Melons in the same lane. Cold Snapdragon is also an excellent plant to deal with sandstorms, as planting them at the third column, protected with the Infi-nut's force field, can quickly eliminate the zombies, allowing Winter Melons to direct their damage to the advancing zombie horde. It is also a good choice to defend against Imps thrown by Gargantuars; along with the Infi-nut's force field, Cold Snapdragon can make short work of Imps. Since they are very disposable, they are also an excellent early setup plant. Perhaps, the most challenging Endless Zone for a Cold Snapdragon is Highway to the Danger Room. Portals can appear in front of the Cold Snapdragon and spawn threats like Explorer Zombie, Barrel Roller Zombie, Pianist Zombie, Wizard Zombie, Surfer Zombie, Octo Zombie and Excavator Zombie who can immediately destroy or render it useless without eating it.

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Trivia

Specific to Plants vs. Zombies 2

  • It is one of the two ice-based plants to be immune to the freezing winds in Frostbite Caves, the other being Missile Toe, unlike other ice plants like Iceberg Lettuce, Snow Pea, Winter Melon and Freeze Mushroom.
    • It could be because it has fur that generates heat to itself.
  • Its placeholder cost was originally $6.99, but this was changed to the official price of $4.99 when it was released. The original price is still in the code, and the current price is internally named akin to plant sales.
  • Unlike Snapdragon, it does not damage the square directly above and below itself, including tombstones and obstacles in those positions. Zombies in these spots will still slow down however.
  • It is one of the three plants that sneeze. The others are Ginseng and Sap-fling.

Specific to Chinese version (China only)

  • Its seed packet is different in the international version.
    • Only its head was shown in the Chinese version, while its entire body is shown in international version.

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