- For other uses, see Gatling Pea (disambiguation).
Gatling Pea is a colossal legendary plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the Mega-Grow class. It costs 5 to play, and has 5/4. It has the Double Strike trait, and its Pea Evolution ability makes it do a bonus attack.
Its Evolution ability alludes to how it is an upgrade plant in Plants vs. Zombies.
Its description may be an allusion to how Gatling Pea shoots more peas than the other peashooting plants in said game.
- Class: Mega-Grow
- Tribe: Pea Plant
- Trait: Double Strike
- Ability: Pea Evolution: This does a Bonus Attack.
- Set - Rarity: Colossal - Legendary
There is no problem that cannot be solved by more peas.
- Added to the game.
- ▲ Strength change: 4 → 5
- ▼ Health change: 5 → 4
- Animation change: Legendary shine added.
By itself, Gatling Pea should be treated like a more powerful version of Repeater. Just like Repeater, due to its Double Strike trait, it will perform a bonus attack if it survives combat, essentially allowing it to do double damage or attack the zombie hero after destroying a zombie.
Just like other Double Strike plants, increasing its strength is always a good idea as it only makes the fact it can do at least two attacks in a turn more potent. Being a pea plant, this can easily be done with Torchwood, becoming a 7/4 Double Strike plant, or The Podfather, which makes Gatling Pea stronger when played, making it a 7/6. This can allow Gatling Pea to do up to 14 damage that turn. If you count its Evolution ability, you can do 21 damage, which can potentially defeat a full health zombie hero if they don't block its attacks. If you want to look for an alternative, Grape Power is a very worthwhile choice as it bumps its strength to a massive 10, which with Double Strike will do 20 damage and is likely to defeat the zombie hero.
However, the main distinction for Gatling Pea is that it can be Evolved over another pea plant. Doing so will cause Gatling Pea to perform a bonus attack upon being played which can help either remove a zombie with 5 or less leaving the zombie hero's lane open, or weaken a high health zombie which can then be taken out easier during combat.
It is recommended to never play this plant at all if Bonus Track Buckethead is on the field, and instead try to destroy him first if you do, as he nullifies both this plant's Evolution ability and Double Strike trait.
Gatling Pea should be treated like a Repeater with higher stats, if left alone it can do a lot of damage in its lane, potentially taking out 10 in an empty lane. It can be especially dangerous in tandem with Torchwood or The Podfather.
In order to try and mitigate or prevent its evolution effect, you can try to ensure there isn't another pea for it to evolve over or placing a Gravestone zombie in front of peas it may be evolved on.
The best counter to this plant, however, is Bonus Track Buckethead, which can be used to prevent Gatling Pea from using its Evolution ability and from performing a bonus attack from Double Strike.
- It was originally going to cost 3, have 4/5, and destroy a plant when it was played.
- There was also a zombie named "Zombie Mob" that did the exact same thing, but destroyed a zombie instead.
- During the development of Colossal Fossils, it had only 4 instead of 5.
- Despite Gatling Pea in its original game firing 4 peas, Gatling Pea is shown firing a scatter shot of 5 abnormally small peas.
- It and Precision Blast are the only legendary pea cards in the game.
- It and Gloom-Shroom share a surprising number of similarities.
- They both cost 5.
- They both have 5.
- They both have an offensive trait.
- They are both based on upgrade plants in PvZ1.
- Neither of the plants they were based on returned in the international version of PvZ2.
- They both have Evolution abilities.
- Prior to update 1.24.6, it and Cob Cannon didn't have the legendary shine effect.
- A Gatling Pea card flag can be seen in the launch trailer.
- Its card rarity is super-rare.