Pea Pod is a premium uncommon plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the Mega-Grow class. It costs 1 to play, and has 1/1. It does not have any traits, and its ability gives it +1/+1 at the start of every turn, starting from the next turn after it is played.
- Class: Mega-Grow
- Tribe: Pea Plant
- Traits: None
- Ability: Start of each turn: This gets +1/+1.
- Set - Rarity: Premium - Uncommon
Sometimes they squabble, but they usually get along like five peas in a pod.
- Set - Rarity change: Basic - Common → Premium - Uncommon
As Pea Pod gradually gains stats over time, it can prove to be a powerful card if the player can play it early in the game and give it an adequate amount of protection. Its weakness, however, also revolves around its lack of utility early game: it takes 2 turns for Pea Pod to reach the 2/2 for 1 standard created by Morning Glory, and the great amount of care required for protecting it can backfire if the enemy happens to have efficient removals such as Rocket Science or Rolling Stone. Fortunately, the Mega-Grow class has access to Umbrella Leaf, which can make it Untrickable, rendering said tricks useless.
Allowing Pea Pod to survive will yield the best results, so protecting it with a defensive plant is a great choice. Using Torchwood in tandem along with tricks like Fertilize will make this plant do a whopping amount of damage, possibly enough to end the game pretty early if you play it well.
Each Mega-Grow hero generally has an effective way to protect Pea Pod besides boosting it:
- Grass Knuckles can protect it with Root Wall or Wall-Nut and further boost its survivability with Steel Magnolia.
- Green Shadow can Freeze or Bounce threatening zombies.
- Chompzilla has plenty of hard removal and several tricks that can reduce the stats of large zombies.
- Captain Combustible has many damage-dealing cards that can eliminate threats.
Potted Powerhouse can be a great partner for Pea Pod, as it gets bonus stats each turn while it is in your hand. What is also notable is that even after it has self-boosted 4 times (so that it has 5 heads; see Trivia), it will still keep on growing.
Tricks are the player's best bet to destroy this, especially if its health increases. Destroying this early while its health is still low should be a priority. Using tricks such as Bungee Plumber or The Chickening should help. Bouncing it also works, as its stats will be reset. If you have Rolling Stone, use it on Pea Pod when it is still weak. If this plant gets out of control, use instant-kill cards like Rocket Science or Locust Swarm. Cut Down to Size is a cheap option if the plant has over 5 strength. If you are playing as a Sneaky hero, zombies with the Deadly trait are also an option.
Plants vs. Zombies Wiki has a gallery for Pea Pod (PvZH).
- Its head growth is similar to the level 2 ability of the Pea Pod from the Chinese version of Plants vs. Zombies 2.
- Its description is a reference to the idiom, "peas in a pod."
- Even though it has only one head in its statistics, it has five heads on its card and in the Rank 9 profile picture.
- It can grow up to 5 heads like in Plants vs. Zombies 2. However, even after it grows all its heads, it still plays the same animation and still activates its ability every other turn afterwards.
- Unlike its counterpart in Plants vs. Zombies 2, it does not have leaves under its pods.
- When it is frozen, only its bottommost head turns blue.