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This article is about content available solely in the People's Republic of China.
For the version in Plants vs. Zombies: Journey to the West, See Oak Archer (PvZ: JttW).

Oak Archer (橡木弓手; pinyin: xiàngmù gōngshǒu) is a plant that appears in the Chinese version of Plants vs. Zombies 2, specifically found in the Dark Ages. It shoots oak arrows at zombies, and each arrow deals five normal damage shots.

Almanac entry

橡木弓手 (Oak Archer)
Sun cost: 275

DAMAGE: Moderate
RANGE: Close


橡木弓手从小打碎了无数邻居家的窗户玻璃才练到了如今的境界,为此他没有少挨老爸的巴掌。他有一个随身携带的日记,最后一页上写着: “僵尸膝盖:998、10000。“

    In English:

    Oak Archers can shoot powerful arrows at zombies.

    Plant feature: brown plant

    Oak Archer broke many of his neighbors' windows when he was young. He was punished by his father because of that. His diary has the words "Zombie knee: 998, 10000" written on the very last page.


Oak Archer is akin to a Peashooter with an arguable better Plant Food and 5 normal damage shots, which means it has a high DPS for its price.

Later, it can mow zombies with extra arrows in extra lanes, giving it the ability to pierce multiple zombies. Pairing this with Winter Melons or other supportive and defensive plants is recommended as the damage will add up. 

Oak Archer is a great plant to bring into levels but practice caution when using it in Kongfu World since Hammer Zombie can reflect it. Be sure to bring an area-of-effect or lobbed shot plant to back it up.


Plant Food effect

When given Plant Food, Oak Archer rains down many arrows on all zombies on screen.


Oak Archer rains down glowing arrows that deal double the damage of normal arrows.

Level upgrade

Level Upgrades Description
LevelIcon2New Oak Archer Upgrade 1
Split Arrow
The arrow can now split and hit zombies in other lanes.
Combat Training
Oak Archer gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
LevelIcon3New Oak Archer Upgrade 2
Penetrate Strike
The arrow(s) can now pierce through multiple zombies.
Cell Activation
Oak Archer gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
LevelIcon4New AbilityAwakendIcon
Ability Awaken
Oak Archer may be boosted when planted.
Fighting Power
Oak Archer gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).


Plants vs. Zombies 2 (Chinese version)



  • Its projectiles use the splash effect caused by peas.
    • This could mean its wooden arrows are re-textured peas, similar to how Guacodile's pits are re-textured peas.
  • It is a crossbow made out of a stump.
  • It has its own Brain Buster called Oak Archery.
  • It, Coconut CannonBowling Bulb, and Guacodile are the only plants to have a Brain Buster created exclusively for them, not counting Special Delivery.
  • It is the only wooden plant to specify what kind of wood it is.
  • It is the first plant to have a sun cost of 275. The second one is Dandelion (in the international version only).
  • It could smile to the left or get sleepy while no zombie comes, but it can still attack.
  • Its projectiles cannot be returned by Hammer Zombie and Jester Zombie.
    • Hammer Zombies returns its projectiles as of the 1.3.2 update.
  • Its Almanac entry alludes the Skyrim meme Arrow in the knee.
  • Tall-nut and it are the only plants to have mustaches as costumes.
  • It, Sap-fling, Torchwood, Old Stump, and Wildfire Stump are the only plants based on trees.
  • It and Frostbolt Shooter are the only plants that shoot arrows.
  • It is one of the two plants to be based on oak, the other being Poison Oak.
  • It, Coffee Bean and Plantern are the only Chinese-exclusive plants in Dark Ages.
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Kongfu World White Radish · Fire Gourd · Heavenly Peach · Bamboo Shoot
Far Future Laser Bean · Blover · Citron · E.M.Peach · Infi-nut · Magnifying Grass · Tile Turnip · Starfruit
Dark Ages Hypno-shroom · Sun-shroom · Puff-shroom · Fume-shroom · Sun Bean · Pea-nut · Magnet-shroom · Oak Archer · Coffee Bean · Plantern
Big Wave Beach Acid Lemon · Small Lotus · Lily Pad · Bowling Bulb · Banana Launcher · Guacodile · Tangle Kelp · Homing Thistle
Frostbite Caves Hurrikale · Fire Peashooter · Hot Potato · Pepper-pult · Chard Guard · Stunion · Rafflesia · Whirlwind Acorn
Sky City Rotobaga · Loquat · Asparagus · Saucer · Horsebean · Groundcherry · Anthurium · Pineapple
Lost City Lava Guava · Red Stinger · A.K.E.E. · Stallia · Gold Leaf · Toadstool · Jackfruit
Neon Mixtape Tour DJ Morning Glory · Phat Beet · Thyme Warp · Celery Stalker · Spore-shroom · Garlic · Intensive Carrot · Cactus
Jurassic Marsh Primal Sunflower · Primal Peashooter · Primal Wall-nut · Primal Potato Mine · Perfume-shroom · Primal Rafflesia · Dinosaur Roar Grass · Cowardly Thorns · Sugarcane Master
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