For the Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 ability, see EMPeach.
For the Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars plant, see E.M.Peach (PvZ: AS).

E.M.Peach is the fourth plant obtained in Far Future in Plants vs. Zombies 2. He is an instant use plant and when planted, disables all mechanical enemies within a 5x5 area around it for 10 seconds. The stun duration will be doubled if the target is under a slowing effect, and will not reset if E.M.Peach is used on an already stunned enemy.


E.M.Peach is based on the plant Prunus persica, known as the peach in English. His name is, as such, a portmanteau of "peach" and "electromagnetic pulse" or "EMP" as he is commonly shortened to, which is a burst of electromagnetic energy that is often disruptive or damaging to electronic equipment.

Almanac entry


RECHARGE: Sluggish

RADIUS: Normal
FAMILY: Fila-mint

E.M.Peaches explode and disable all machines in an area.

Usage: single use, instant
Special: disables machines

E.M.Peach has grown tired of people lazily calling him E.M.Pea. "There's a C and H there for a reason people! And I've got the stone to prove it!"

Chinese version  (China only)

    如果你要去和脉冲黄桃一起吃饭聚会 , 给你个小提示 , 吃饭的时候别埋头玩手机 。

    In English: If you're going to have dinner with E.M.Peach, here's a little tip for you, when you're eating, don't play on the phone.


Plants vs. Zombies 2

Level Seed Packets Coins Upgrades
Sun Cost Recharge
Starting Recharge Radius
1 0 0 25 25 seconds 15 seconds 200
2 10 1,000 24 seconds 14.5 seconds
3 75 5,000 23 seconds 14 seconds
4 200 10,000 22 seconds 13.5 seconds
5 400 20,000 20 seconds 13 seconds
6 750 30,000 19 seconds 12.5 seconds
7 1,000 40,000 18 seconds 12 seconds 400
8 1,250 50,000 17 seconds 11.5 seconds
9 1,500 60,000 16 seconds 11 seconds
10 2,000 75,000 0 15 seconds 10 seconds

Plants vs. Zombies Online  (China only)



The E.M.Peach explosion (notice the sprite error on the triangle Power Tiles)

The zombies E.M.Peach can disable are:


As the game suggests, E.M.Peach will find most of its utility in Far Future, where most of the threats encountered are mechanical in nature. Compared to other disabling plants, E.M.Peach is unique in that he can temporarily disable Shield Zombie's force field, as well as force Gargantuar Prime out of its laser attack, whether Gargantuar Prime is charging or firing the laser beam. These factors, combined with E.M.Peach's large area of effect and short recharge time makes this plant a powerful support weapon, particularly in Terror from Tomorrow, as it can stun almost every zombie on the field and save the player from potentially devastating attacks.

On the other hand, E.M.Peach does not have much use in other worlds. In Wild West, it can be used to temporarily disable Zombie Bull and Rodeo Legend Zombie. E.M.Peach can also be used in Modern Day since the world contains Far Future zombies including the mechanical threats. Regardless, the player is strongly advised not to carry E.M.Peach outside Far Future or certain Modern day levels, due to the lack of mechanical threats appearing in these worlds.

E.M.Peach can also be used to stun the Treasure Yeti, preventing it from escaping. This allows time for the player's offensive plants to get in damage and potentially defeat the Yeti.

E.M.Peach can be used in tandem with Imitater to near-permanently stun-lock mechanical enemies. The player should keep in mind however, that the stun duration will not be reset if E.M.Peach is used on an already stunned enemy. Gargantuar Primes will also immediately fire their laser eyes after recovering, so they should be eliminated as quickly as possible, or stunned right after the stunning effect has worn off. The stun time can be compounded if one uses the plant food of Iceberg Lettuce from time to time, allowing zombies to be stunned indefinitely. Slowing plants such as Snow Pea, Stallia and Sap-fling can also help E.M.Peach, as the stun duration will be doubled if the victim is also affected by slowing effect. Using E.M.Peach with Bonk Choy, Celery Stalker, and Wasabi Whip is a good choice as they will deal fast and high damage to the mechanical enemies while stunned, due to their rapid attack, especially Robo-Cone Zombies and Mecha-Football Zombies and it may sometimes be enough to defeat them. Spikeweeds and Spikerocks are also effective choices with E.M.Peach, especially if you stun the enemies when triggering these plants as the Spikeweed/Spikerock will continuously damage them and cannot affect them at all.


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  • It was first seen in a screenshot released by Electronic Arts; however, it was not shown in battle.
  • Its antenna on its seed packet appears different than its actual antenna. On the seed packet, it appears silver with two rings, but the actual antenna is blue and has only one ring.
  • Its costume resembles Mega Man from the Mega Man series. 
  • Its HD photo released by Electronic Arts shows its eyes and mouth glowing with a blue light.
  • Before the 2.4.1 update, it could be used as an instant kill against Disco Jetpack Zombie if used while the Disco-tron 3000 was summoning them.
    • This glitch still works in the Chinese version.
  • Zombie Bull and Treasure Yeti do not have a special animation when disabled by it, unlike Far Future zombies. Instead, they just freeze in place.
    • However, in the Chinese version they do have an animation, which shows them as being confused when disabled by it.
  • In the 3.7 update, it could be obtained in Temple of Bloom despite a lack of machines. This later was fixed in the 3.8.1 update.
    • Players would then get to keep it if they obtained it before that update until they lost and/or restarted the Endless Zone.
  • In the Chinese version, it cannot be selected in Sky City levels. The same applies to Blover, Bamboo Shoot, Freeze Mushroom, Sap-fling, Hurrikale, Agave, and Jackfruit.
  • Its Almanac entry says people called it "E.M.Pea", possibly misinterpreted by it, because the "people" probably called it E.M.P, because it stands for "electromagnetic pulse". That is because Pea and P sound similar.
    • It may also refer to its internal name, empea.
  • It cannot be obtained in Highway to the Danger Room so far, although robot zombies like Robo-Cone Zombies can be encountered through Far Future portals.
  • It and the Chili Bean are the only plants introduced in Plants vs. Zombies 2 to have ability counterparts in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2.
V · T · E
Plants vs. Zombies 2
Player's House Peashooter · Sunflower · Wall-nut · Potato Mine
Ancient Egypt Cabbage-pult · Bloomerang · Iceberg Lettuce · Grave Buster · Bonk Choy · Repeater · Twin Sunflower
Pirate Seas Kernel-pult · Snapdragon · Spikeweed · Spring Bean · Coconut Cannon · Threepeater · Spikerock · Cherry Bomb
Wild West Split Pea · Chili Bean · Pea Pod · Lightning Reed · Melon-pult · Tall-nut · Winter Melon
Frostbite Caves Hot Potato · Pepper-pult · Chard Guard · Stunion · Rotobaga
Lost City Red Stinger · A.K.E.E. · Endurian · Stallia · Gold Leaf
Far Future Laser Bean · Blover · Citron · E.M.Peach · Infi-nut · Magnifying Grass · Tile Turnip
Dark Ages Sun-shroom · Puff-shroom · Fume-shroom · Sun Bean · Magnet-shroom
Neon Mixtape Tour Phat Beet · Celery Stalker · Thyme Warp · Garlic · Spore-shroom · Intensive Carrot
Jurassic Marsh Primal Peashooter · Primal Wall-nut · Perfume-shroom · Primal Sunflower · Primal Potato Mine
Big Wave Beach Lily Pad · Tangle Kelp · Bowling Bulb · Guacodile · Banana Launcher
Modern Day Moonflower · Nightshade · Shadow-shroom · Dusk Lobber · Grimrose
Money Snow Pea · Power Lily · Torchwood · Imitater · Starfruit · Chomper · Dandelion · Toadstool · Strawburst · Cactus · Electric Blueberry · Jack O' Lantern · Grapeshot · Cold Snapdragon · Blooming Heart · Escape Root · Gold Bloom · Wasabi Whip · Explode-O-Nut · Kiwibeast · Bombegranate · Apple Mortar · Witch Hazel · Parsnip · Missile Toe · Hot Date · Caulipower · Electric Peashooter · Solar Tomato · Holly Barrier
Gems Squash · Jalapeno · Hypno-shroom · Pea-nut · Homing Thistle · Ghost Pepper · Sweet Potato · Sap-fling · Hurrikale · Fire Peashooter · Lava Guava · Shrinking Violet · Electric Currant · Aloe
Mints Fila-mint · Reinforce-mint · Bombard-mint · Contain-mint · Arma-mint
Others Marigold