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For the version in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, see Peashooter (Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare). This is also not to be confused with the Spawnable Plant in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, the Pea Cannon.

Plants vs. Zombies
Peashooter
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Peashooters are your first line of defense. They shoot peas at attacking zombies.
Sun cost: 100
Recharge: Fast
Damage: Low
Toughness: Normal
Range: Medium
Unlocked: Available at beginning
How can a single plant grow and shoot so many peas so quickly? Peashooter says, "Hard work, commitment, and a healthy, well-balanced breakfast of sunlight and high-fiber carbon dioxide make it all possible."

Plants vs. Zombies Adventures
Peashooter
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Peashooters are your first line of defense. They shoot peas at attacking zombies.
Sun cost: 100
Recharge: Fast
Damage: Low
Toughness: Normal
Range: Medium
Unlocked: Available at beginning
Coin cost: 25
Harvesting time: 1 minute
Gem cost: 5 gems

Plants vs. Zombies 2- It's About Time
Peashooter
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Peashooters are your first line of defense. They shoot peas at attacking zombies.
Sun cost: 100
Damage: Normal
Range: Straight
Recharge: Fast
Unlocked: Available at beginning
"What is it like being famous?" asked the Peashooter while sipping his bottled water, "I can't talk right now, I'm finishing my merchandising deal. Hold my fir coat."

Plants vs. Zombies- All Stars
豌豆射手
(Translation: Peashooter)
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Peashooter shoots pea to zombies every turn.
Type: Brave
Element: Wind
Upgrade (Peashooter+1): Branches meteor hammer, Moss cloak, Common hat and 500 coins
Upgrade (Peashooter+2): Branches meteor hammer, Weeds cloak, Common hat+1 and ? coins
Upgrade (Repeater):  ?
Upgrade (Plant Food): Shoots a bunch of peas that deals damage 13 times.

Peashooter is the first and most primary attacking plant in the Plants vs. Zombies series which costs 100 sun. It is a peashooting plant that shoots one pea every 1.5 seconds. It deals one normal damage shot per pea.

History

Plants vs. Zombies

The Peashooter is obtained upon starting the game and is the only regular offensive plant available until the Snow Pea is unlocked after beating Level 1-6.

Plants vs. Zombies Adventures

The Peashooter is the only plant that doesn't need to be unlocked by beating a level or reclaiming a lot. It is available from the start of the game, and the only regular offensive plant available until the Aspearagus is unlocked after reclaiming The Plantagon Lot.

Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time

The Peashooter is again the first plant available and again costs 100 sun. It is the only regular offensive plant available until the Cabbage-pult is unlocked in Ancient Egypt.

Suburban Almanac entry

Plants vs. Zombies

Peashooter

Peashooters are your first line of defense. They shoot peas at attacking zombies.

Damage: normal

How can a single plant grow and shoot so many peas so quickly? Peashooter says, "Hard work, commitment, and a healthy, well-balanced breakfast of sunlight and high-fiber carbon dioxide make it all possible."

Cost: 100

Recharge: fast

Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time

DAMAGE: Normal

RANGE: Straight

RECHARGE: Fast

Peashooters are your first line of defense. They shoot peas at attacking zombies.

"What is it like being famous?" asked the Peashooter while sipping his bottled water, "I can't talk right now, I'm finishing my merchandising deal. Hold my fir coat."

Upgrades (Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time)

Plant Food

When given Plant Food, it becomes a faster-shooting Gatling Pea, shooting 60 peas in three seconds. 

Level upgrade

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Level 2

  • Pea Combo: Peashooter has a 10% chance to shoot four peas at a time.
  • Combat Training: Peashooter has 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).

Level 3

  • Quick Loading: Peashooter has a 20% chance to shoot four peas at a time.
  • Cell Activation: Peashooter has another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).

Costumed

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When given Plant Food, Peashooter shoots three giant peas that deal 30 damage each with a total of 90 damage.

Upgrade (Plants vs. Zombies Online)

Level Sun Cost Effect
1 200 The first Peashooter only requires 50 sun.
2 300 The first pea shot by Peashooter becomes a large pea.
3 400 Peashooter can be planted on another Peashooter to form Repeater.
4 ??? When Peashooter kills a zombie, it may drop 25 sun.

Upgrade (Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars)

Quick Shot: Shoots a bunch of peas that deal damage 13 times to a enemy. It needs Brave Plant Food to activate.

Strategies

The Peashooter is the standard source of firepower in your floral arsenal until you unlock Snow Pea. Also, it is the first offensive plant available to you. Peashooters should be planted in the lane of an oncoming zombie, where it will fire at the zombie until it has been neutralized. Peashooters are useful for early defense, as once you have sufficient sun, perhaps from Potato Mines, more powerful offensive plants should be planted instead of the Peashooter.

However, peashooting plants of any type are not recommended for use in the roof levels, as they cannot shoot over the sloped section of the roof unless they are in the rightmost sloped column. The only time when Peashooters and other related plants should be used when playing roof levels is when aiming for the Grounded achievement. They can also be used on the flat portion of the roof, though they may need to be reinforced with Pumpkins or other defensive plants, as they will be more vulnerable to attacks, especially ambush zombies. Peashooters are great for killing basic zombies but are not to be used for more powerful zombies like Buckethead Zombies unless they are used in groups or in conjunction with Snow Peas or other offensive plants.

Heat Wave mini-game

Peashooters are the only offensive plants available in the mini-game Heat Wave, which must be used to their full potential. Tough zombies that would normally absorb too many peas appear frequently throughout Heat Wave. The Peashooter, at first glance, would seem to operate as if it was under normal circumstances. However, immediately after shouting into the microphone of the Nintendo DS, some of the Peashooters on screen will gain an orange tint and begin shooting a constant stream of peas at the same rate as a Gatling Pea. When this occurs, use these Peashooters to defeat tougher zombies.

However, remember to keep them so, as over time without shouting, the Peashooters will eventually tire out and turn a tint of brown. They will exchange their brown tint for an orange one upon shouting into the microphone. Move these Peashooters to a different row from that of the zombies' advance, so as to preserve them for later use.

Gallery

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Trivia

General

  • Peashooter, along with Sunflower and Wall-nut, are often shown as the most popular plants, appearing in both main series games and also appearing as something major in various media besides the games.
  • Many depictions of the Peashooter erroneously portray it as having the back leaves of a Repeater, such as on the machine in Slot Machine and many other promotions for the game.
  • Peashooter resembles a Bellsprout from the Pokémon series.
  • Peashooter is a term for weak weapons, as people sometimes call weak guns peashooters. This makes sense, as the Peashooter is the first plant unlocked and thus be quite weak.
    • Peashooters are also old fashioned kid's toys.
  • The Peashooter and the Threepeater are the only plants that were plant pieces in Plants vs. Zombies Risk

Specific to Plants vs. Zombies

  • Many of the Peashooter's textures, such as its bottom leaves and its head, are used in images of other plants.
  • When on the Zombatar tab of the Plants vs. Zombies Website, a Peashooter with blue hair can be seen at the corner of the screen.
  • The Peashooter appears in the most mini-games of any plant.
  • The Peashooter, the Imitater, the Explode-o-nut, the Giant Wall-nut, the Giant Sunflower and the Giant Marigold are the only non-upgrade plants that are not obtained by completing a level.
  • The Peashooter is the only plant that can be used in Level 1-1, unless the player has completed Adventure Mode at least once.
  • Peashooter, Puff-shroom, Wall-nut and Jalapeno are the only plants referenced to in another plant's Suburban Almanac description. Peashooter is referenced to in the Imitater's entry.
  • Sometimes, in Heat Wave, the Peashooter will transfer directly from orange to brown. It is unknown if this is a glitch or not.

Specific to Plants vs. Zombies Adventures

  • Peashooter is the only plant with two VIPS, the Beeshooter and the Sweet Pea.
  • It is the cheapest plant by coin cost and gems.

Specific to Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time

  • This is one of the six plants seen in the trailer of Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time while fighting the zombies, the other five being Bonk Choy, Bloomerang, Pea Pod, Wall-nut, and Sunflower.
  • Even though the Peashooter is the first plant, it is the second Seed Packet in the seed selection screen and in the Almanac.
  • The Peashooter, along with the Sunflower and the Wall-nut, are the only plants whose costumes change depending on the season.
  • Now, the player can see the Peashooter's pea going through its stem before it fires.
    • The Peashooter's cheeks also puff up right before shooting, making it look like it actually "spit" out the pea instead of just shooting it.
  • When Plant Food was used on the Peashooter while it was wearing its 2014 Halloween costume, the mask was still visible.

Specific to Plants vs. Zombies Online

  • In this game, the player can turn a Peashooter into a Repeater if the player has the upgrade to do so and plants two Peashooters on the same space, akin to the Pea Pod.
    • This also applies to the Sunflower.
  • In the tutorial of this game, its cost is divided half of original cost.

Easter eggs

  • A statue of a Peashooter appears as a cameo in Battlefield 4s Dawnbreaker map. It is thought that this is a response to the Garden Warfare trailer, which paid homages to various trailers from first-person shooters, mainly Battlefield 3 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
  • An american plane called P-26A-34 M2 Peashooter appeared in the game War Thunder.

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