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Pea-nut
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Pea-nuts can shoot peas and block zombies.
Almanac statistics
Sun cost 150
Recharge Mediocre
Damage Normal
Toughness High
Rarity (China) Common
In-game statistics
Direct damage 1 normal damage shot approximately every 1.8 seconds
Weakness Jester Zombie2Excavator Zombie2 (deflects projectiles)
Shield Zombie2 (makes it and other zombies not take damage from projectiles)
Unlocked Spending 100 gems
Unlocked (China) Obtaining 10 Pea-nut Puzzle Pieces
Costumes
Pea-nut Costume2
Pea-nut knows that some folks have an aversion to him. He tries to be sensitive to their concerns and give them the space they need. Still, he can't help but miss the good old days - back when he was the most popular nut around.

Pea-nut is an offensive and defensive premium plant that appears in Plants vs. Zombies 2. It was released on June 22, 2014, and is currently available for purchase for $2.99 (although there was a discount where it costed $0.99 starting July 20th). It can now be purchased for 100 gems permanently.

Pea-nut is a combination of Peashooter and Wall-nut: It can shoot peas at zombies that deal as much damage as a pea, as well as delay them with its bite-absorbing shell. However, if Pea-nut suffers from too much damage and has reached its second degrade, its fire rate will be halved (except in the Chinese version) as each head takes turns shooting peas.

Origins

Pea-nut is based on the real life Arachis hypogaea, a grain legume commonly known as peanut in English. Its name is also related to Pea-nut's ability: "Pea" refers to Pea-nut's ability to shoot peas like Peashooter, while "nut" relates to Pea-nut's similarity to Wall-nut, as both are defensive plants.

Almanac entry

Pea-nut

SUN COST: 150
RECHARGE: Mediocre

TOUGHNESS: High
DAMAGE: Normal

RANGE: Straight

Pea-nuts can shoot peas and block zombies.

Pea-nut knows that some folks have an aversion to him. He tries to be sensitive to their concerns and give them the space they need. Still, he can't help but miss the good old days - back when he was the most popular nut around.


Overview

Pea-nut absorbs 40 bites and its appearance changes upon at 10, 20 and 30 bites before being eaten at 40 bites. Pea-nut's fire rate is halved when it reaches its second degrade, as both heads take turns to fire peas, so when the top head is bitten off, it shoots peas twice as slow.

Upgrades

Plant Food effect

When given Plant Food, Pea-nut will act similarly to both Peashooter and Wall-nut: It will shoot 60 peas, restores its health, and gets a metal Viking helmet that can absorb up to 80 bites or a smash from Gargantuar.

Costumed (China only)

Pea-nut gets additional armor, increasing its health.

Level upgrade

Level Seed Packets Coins Upgrades
Sun Cost Recharge
(Mediocre)
Toughness
(High)
Damage
(Normal)
Projectile Velocity Range
1 0 0 150 15 seconds 40 bites 1 nds Normal Straight
2 10 1,000 150 14 seconds 45 bites 1.5 nds
3 75 5,000 150 13 seconds 50 bites 2 nds + 1.6x
4 200 10,000 125 12 seconds 60 bites 2.5 nds
5 400 20,000 125 10 seconds 70 bites 3 nds
6 750 30,000 125 9 seconds 80 bites 3.5 nds
7 1,000 40,000 100 8 seconds 90 bites 4 nds + 2.2x
8 1,000 50,000 100 7 seconds 100 bites 4.5 nds
9 1,500 60,000 100 6 seconds 110 bites 5 nds
10 2,000 75,000 75 5 seconds 120 bites 5.5 nds

Level upgrade (China only)

Level Upgrades Description
LevelIcon2New Pea-nut Upgrade 1
Salvo
Pea-nut gains a 25% chance to spit two peanuts simultaneously.
CombatTrainingIcon
Combat Training
Pea-nut gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
LevelIcon3New Pea-nut Upgrade 2
The Vertical Bow
The chance to spit two peanuts simultaneously is doubled (50% of initial).
CellActivationIcon
Cell Activation
Pea-nut gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
LevelIcon4New AbilityAwakendIcon
Ability Awaken
Pea-nut may be boosted when planted.
FightingPowerIcon
Fighting Power
Pea-nut gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).


Strategies

Pea-nut is a special plant that has both offensive and defensive capabilities, costing and doing a similar job as a Peashooter and Wall-nut set. While neither its offensive nor defensive capabilities are stellar for its price tag of 150 sun, Pea-nut is a useful plant if the player wishes to combine offense and defense into a single plant. Pea-nut also benefits from its relatively fast recharge for a defensive plant, allowing the player to set up defensive lines more quickly earlier in the level, as well as repair defense later on.

Thanks to its health, Pea-nut is useful against ambushes that can send zombies deep into the player's defenses, as well as Imps deployed by Imp Cannons and Gargantuars. Torchwood can also be used to boost Pea-nut's offensive potential, although this is often counterproductive as Torchwood will have to be placed on the front line to utilize its ability. Using Aloe with this plant can also help, especially since Aloe can heal Pea-nut back to two heads, meaning it can shoot regularly again.

However, many zombies can overwhelm this plant. Major hordes of zombies alone will make Pea-nut do poor work. This is mainly due to it shooting one projectile at a time. Its peas do very weak damage, so relying on this plant alone will do no good. Additionally, Kiwibeast does a much better job at defending and attacking than Pea-nut. Although, Kiwibeast must be eaten to do more damage, so for levels such as Neon Mixtape Tour, Pea-nut may be more suitable.

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Trivia

  • in its third and last degrade it appears to drop itself slightly to its left then right itself up again.
  • Before the 3.2 update, it could absorb 20 bites before dying, degrading at 5, 10 and 15 bites.
  • It's the only peashooting plant that can shoot at shrunken zombies while they are in the water, because of its lower head.
  • Prior to version 2.8, Wall-nut First Aid would not work on its second degrade.
  • In the Chinese version, its green pea projectiles are replaced with peanuts, complete with their own sprite and animation. Peanuts behave almost identically to normal peas and can be ignited by Torchwood
  • It is featured for free in Dark Ages - Nights 13, 18, and 20.
  • Its fire rate is halved when it reaches its second degrade, making it and Banana Tree the only plants that weakens its attacks when damaged enough.
    • It is also the only international plant to do so.
  • It, Homing Thistle, Pepper-pult, Dandelion, Dusk Lobber and Apple Mortar are the only projectile-shooting plants that do not have a fast recharge speed.
  • Its costume is similar to Fisherman Zombie's rubber ring.
    • However, this will not allow it to float on water the way Fisherman Zombie does. 
  • On March 16, 2017, it became one of 4 premium plants to be permanently purchasable with 100 gems, along with Squash, Jalapeno and Hypno-shroom

See also

V · T · E
Plants
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
Epic Quests Electric Currant · Aloe
Premium
Money Snow Pea · Power Lily · Torchwood · Imitater · Starfruit · Chomper · Ghost Pepper · Sap-fling · 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
Gems Squash · Jalapeno · Hypno-shroom · Pea-nut · Homing Thistle · Sweet Potato · Hurrikale · Fire Peashooter · Lava Guava · Shrinking Violet
Others Marigold