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Plants vs. Zombies
Peashooter
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Peashooters are your first line of defense. They shoot peas at attacking zombies.
Almanac statistics
Sun cost 100
Recharge Fast
Damage Normal
Toughness Normal
Range Medium
In-game statistics
Direct damage 1 normal damage shot per 1.5 seconds
Unlocked Available at the 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."

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Peashooter
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Peashooters are your first line of defense. They shoot peas at attacking zombies.
Almanac statistics
Sun cost 100
Recharge Fast
Damage Normal
Range Straight
Rarity (China) Common
In-game statistics
Direct damage 1 normal damage shot per 1.5 seconds
Weakness Excavator Zombie2 Shield Zombie2 Jester Zombie2

Snorkel Zombie2 (When submerged)

Unlocked Available at the beginning
Costumes
Franken Pea Masked Pea Penelopea
"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."

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Almanac statistics
Sun cost
In-game statistics
Unlocked Available at the beginning

Peashooter is the first and primary attacking plant received in every game in the Plants vs. Zombies series. It is a peashooting plant that shoots one pea every 1.5 seconds, dealing one normal damage shot per pea.

Audio

Sound Description
Peashooterfood
Peashooter Plant Food.

Origins

Like most other pea-shooting plants, the Peashooter is based on the plant Pisum sativum. The term peashooter is normally used to refer to a toy version of a blowgun, or as a slang for small or low-caliber firearms. The name also refers to the fact that peashooter shoots peas.

History

Plants vs. Zombies

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

Plants vs. Zombies 2

Peashooter is once again the first plant available in the player's plant arsenal, obtained before starting the first level. It is the only regular offensive plant available until Cabbage-pult is unlocked after Ancient Egypt - Day 2.

Almanac entry

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Almanac entry of Peashooter

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

Peashooter

SUN COST: 100
RECHARGE: Fast

TOUGHNESS: Typical
DAMAGE: Normal

RANGE: Straight
PLANT FOOD POWER: Duration

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

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Plant Food effect

When given Plant Food, Peashooter becomes a fast-shooting Gatling Pea, shooting 60 peas in two seconds.

Costumed (China only)

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

Level upgrade

Level Seed packets Coins Upgrades
Sun Cost Recharge
(Fast)
Toughness
(Typical)
Damage per projectile
(Normal)
Projectile
Velocity
Range Plant Food Power
(Duration)
1 0 0 100 5 seconds 3 bites 1 nds Normal Straight 2 seconds
2 3 50 100 4.5 seconds 3 bites 1.25 nds 2 seconds
3 10 200 100 4.5 seconds 3.5 bites 1.25 nds 2.25 seconds
4 25 1,000 100 4.5 seconds 4 bites 1.5 nds 2.25 seconds
5 50 1,500 75 4.5 seconds 4.5 bites 1.75 nds +1.6x 2.25 seconds
6 75 2,000 75 4 seconds 5 bites 2 nds 2.5 seconds
7 100 2,500 75 4 seconds 5 bites 2.25 nds 2.5 seconds
8 125 3,000 75 4 seconds 5.5 bites 2.5 nds 2.5 seconds
9 150 3,500 75 4 seconds 6 bites 2.75 nds 2.5 seconds
10 175 4,000 75 3.5 seconds 6 bites 3 nds 2.5 seconds
11 200 4,500 75 3.5 seconds 6.5 bites 3.25 nds 2.5 seconds
12 250 5,000 75 3.5 seconds 7 bites 3.5 nds 2.75 seconds
13 300 6,000 50 3.5 seconds 7 bites 3.75 nds +2.2x 2.75 seconds
14 350 7,000 50 3.5 seconds 7.5 bites 4 nds 2.75 seconds
15 400 8,000 50 3 seconds 8 bites 4.25 nds 2.75 seconds
16 450 9,000 50 3 seconds 8 bites 4.5 nds 3 seconds
17 500 10,000 50 3 seconds 8.5 bites 4.75 nds 3 seconds
18 550 11,000 25 3 seconds 8.5 bites 5 nds 3 seconds
19 600 12,000 25 3 seconds 9 bites 5.25 nds 3 seconds
20 650 13,000 25 2.5 seconds 9 bites 5.5 nds 3.25 seconds

Level upgrade (China only)

Level Upgrades Description
LevelIcon2New Peashooter Upgrade 1
Pea Combo
Peashooter has a 35% chance to do the Pea Combo which shoots five peas at a time.
CombatTrainingIcon
Combat Training
Peashooter gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
LevelIcon3New Peashooter Upgrade 2
Quick Loading
Doubles the chance of doing the Pea Combo (70% of initial).
CellActivationIcon
Cell Activation
Peashooter gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
LevelIcon4New AbilityAwakendIcon
Ability Awaken
Peashooter may be boosted when planted.
FightingPowerIcon
Fighting Power
Peashooter gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).
LevelIcon5New Peashooter Upgrade 3
Super Pea
Peashooter always shoots big powerful peas that deal more damage.
FightingPowerIcon
Fighting Power
Peashooter gains another 50% more attack power and health (300% of initial).

Plants vs. Zombies Online (China only)

PvZO Peashooter Upgrade1 Level 1
The first Peashooter only requires 50 sun.
PvZO Peashooter Upgrade2 Level 2
The first pea shot by Peashooter becomes a large pea (deals 3 normal damage shots).
PvZO Peashooter Upgrade3 Level 3
Peashooter can be planted on another Peashooter to form a Repeater.
PvZO Peashooter Upgrade4 Level 4
When Peashooter kills a zombie, it may drop 25 sun.

Strategies

Peashooter is the first source of firepower in the player's floral arsenal until another offensive plant is unlocked, namely Snow Pea in Plants vs. Zombies and Cabbage-pult in Plants vs. Zombies 2. As a general rule, Peashooter will be outclassed by almost all plants unlocked later on, as it takes a while to defeat even the most basic Zombie and lacks a proper mechanic to aid itself or support other plants. Regardless, Peashooter is useful as an early offense plant to buy time for planting other offensive plants, unless the player wants to use Potato Mine or other instants instead. With its low price and good rate of fire, it can hold off the old zombies for long enough, allowing the player to plant a better offensive plant.

Peashooters should be planted on the lane of an incoming zombie, where it will fire at the zombie until either itself or its target has been killed. Torchwood can also be used to give Peashooter's projectile splash damage in Plants vs. Zombies, as well as double their damage in both games, therefore turning him into a somewhat powerful area damage plant.

Peashooting plants of any type are not advised in the Roof levels, as they cannot shoot over the sloped section of the roof unless they are on the rightmost sloped column. This holds true if the player is aiming for the Grounded achievement, but Fume-shrooms with Coffee Bean usually provide superior crowd control capability.

Heat Wave mini-game

Peashooters are the only offensive plants available in the mini-game Heat Wave, where tough enemies that would normally absorb many peas appear frequently. The Peashooters have a special ability, however - immediately after shouting (or making noise) into the microphone of the Nintendo DS, some of the Peashooters on the screen will gain an orange tint and begin shooting a constant stream of peas at the same rate as a Repeater. The supercharged Peashooters will allow the player to make short work of tough zombies that Peashooter would normally be unable to deal with.

However, the noises on the microphone should be maintained, as over time, without a signal, the Peashooters will eventually tire out and turn a tint of brown. A constant source of loud noises, such as a speaker or fan, is advised to keep the Peashooters running.

Plants vs. Zombies 2

Peashooter functions in much the same way as the first game. However, usage of the Zen Garden will allow just one Peashooter to dispatch even a Buckethead Zombie with little trouble. Boosted Peashooters are quite cheap and very effective against zombies. After that, dig it up with Shovel Boost to get some sun refund or leave it to stall zombies. Before the new update, plants may now level up. Once it reaches max level, the Peashooter can kill a basic zombie with two shots, and once in level 20 (max level for common plants) gains lime-colored glowing peas, with an approximate of 5.5 normal damage shots.

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Trivia

General

  • It, along with Sunflower, Wall-nut, and Cherry Bomb are often shown as the mascots of the series, appearing in both main series games and spin-offs, as well as in various promotional materials.
  • Many depictions of the Peashooter erroneously portray it having the back leaves of a Repeater, such as on the machine in Slot Machine and many other promotions for the game.
  • It resembles Bellsprout from the Pokémon series, and Deku Scrubs from The Legend Of Zelda series.
  • It and Threepeater are the only plants that are plant pieces in Plants vs. Zombies Risk
  • A statue of a Peashooter appears as a cameo in a Battlefield 4 map named Dawnbreaker. 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.

Specific to Plants vs. Zombies

  • Many of Peashooter's textures, such as his bottom leaves and its head, are used in images of other plants.
  • It originally had leaves for its eyebrows, similar to Repeater. However, it was later changed to simply have no visible eyebrows at all.
  • 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.
  • It appears in the most mini-games out of any plant.
  • It, ImitaterExplode-o-nutGiant Wall-nutGiant Sunflower and Giant Marigold are the only non-upgrade plants that are not obtained by completing a level.
  • It, Puff-shroom, Wall-nut and Jalapeno are the only plants referenced to in another plant's Suburban Almanac description. Peashooter and Jalapeno are referenced in the Imitater's entry.
  • Sometimes in Heat Wave, Peashooter will transfer directly from orange to brown. It is unknown whether this is a glitch or not.
  • In the Android and iOS versions of Plants vs. Zombies, the Peashooter's leaf is much thicker.

Specific to Plants vs. Zombies 2

  • It is one of the six plants seen in the trailer of Plants vs. Zombies 2 being shown fighting the zombies, the other five being Bonk Choy, Bloomerang, Pea Pod, Wall-nut, and Sunflower.
  • Even though Peashooter is the first plant obtained, it is the second seed packet in the seed selection screen and in the Almanac.
  • It, along with Sunflower and Wall-nut, are the only plants whose costumes change depending on the season.
    • They are also the only plants who do not have a permanent costume.
  • The player can see Peashooter's pea going through its stem before it fires.
    • Peashooter's cheeks also puff up right before shooting, making it look like it actually "regurgitates" a pea and then "spits" it out instead of just shooting it.
    • Its Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars description outright states that it "attacks the enemy by spitting peas".
  • When Plant Food was used on the Peashooter while it was wearing its 2014 Halloween costume, the mask was still visible. This is opposed to many other plants, as their costumes disappear during their Plant Food effect.
  • It does its Zen Garden watering animation in the Neon Mixtape Tour - Side A Trailer.

See also

V · T · E
Plants
Plants vs. Zombies
Day Peashooter · Sunflower · Cherry Bomb · Wall-nut · Potato Mine · Snow Pea · Chomper · Repeater
Night Puff-shroom · Sun-shroom · Fume-shroom · Grave Buster · Hypno-shroom · Scaredy-shroom · Ice-shroom · Doom-shroom
Pool Lily Pad · Squash · Threepeater · Tangle Kelp · Jalapeno · Spikeweed · Torchwood · Tall-nut
Fog Sea-shroom · Plantern · Cactus · Blover · Split Pea · Starfruit · Pumpkin · Magnet-shroom
Roof Cabbage-pult · Flower Pot · Kernel-pult · Coffee Bean · Garlic · Umbrella Leaf · Marigold · Melon-pult
Upgrades Gatling Pea · Twin Sunflower · Gloom-shroom · Cattail · Winter Melon · Gold Magnet · Spikerock · Cob Cannon
Others Imitater · Explode-o-nut · Giant Wall-nut
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 Gold Bloom · Electric Currant · Aloe
Premium
Money Snow Pea · Power Lily · Torchwood · Imitater · Starfruit · Chomper · Sap-fling · Toadstool · Strawburst · Cactus · Electric Blueberry · Jack O' Lantern · Grapeshot · Cold Snapdragon · Blooming Heart · Escape Root · Wasabi Whip · Explode-O-Nut · Kiwibeast · Bombegranate · Apple Mortar · Witch Hazel · Parsnip · Missile Toe · Hot Date · Caulipower
Gems Squash · Jalapeno · Hypno-shroom · Pea-nut · Ghost Pepper · Homing Thistle · Sweet Potato · Hurrikale · Fire Peashooter · Dandelion · Lava Guava · Shrinking Violet
Others Marigold
Plants vs. Zombies 2 (Chinese version)
Player's House Pea Shooter · Sunflower · Nut · Potato Mine
Ancient Egypt Cabbage-pult · Boomerang Shooter · Iceberg Lettuce · Grave Buster · Bonk Choy · Double Shooter · Twin Sunflower · Snow Pea · Torchwood · Cherry Bomb
Pirate Seas Kernel-pult · Dragon Grass · Power Lily · Ground Thorn · Spring Bean · Coconut Cannon · Spikerock · Lightning Reed · High Nut
Wild West Threepeater · Squash · Split Pea · Chili Bean · Jalapeno · Pea Pod · Melon-pult · Winter Melon · Imitater
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
Monthly special Freeze Mushroom · Carrot Missile Truck · Flame Mushroom · Dandelion · Vigorous Broccoli · Pomegranate Machine Gun · Chomper · Sweet Potato · Lord Bamboo · Sap-fling · Ghost Pepper · Small Chestnut Team · Bamboo Brother · Rose Swordsman · Magic Mushroom · Electric Blueberry · Mischief Radish · Endurian · Pumpkin Witch · Sunflower Singer · Snow Cotton · Agave · Kiwifruit · Pretty Little Plum · Pitaya · Angel Starfruit · Gatling Pea · Match Flower Boxer · Flame Flower Queen · Cattail · Grapeshot · Cold Snapdragon · Shrinking Violet · Cob Cannon · Apple Mortar · Witch Hazel · Escape Root · Electric Currant
Plants vs. Zombies: Journey to the West
Day Peashooter · Sunflower · Cherry Bomb · Wall-nut · Potato Mine · Snow Pea · Chomper · Repeater
Night Puff-shroom · Sun-shroom · Fume-shroom · Grave Buster · Hypno-shroom · Scaredy-shroom · Ice-shroom · Doom-shroom
Pool Lily Pad · Squash · Threepeater · Tangle Kelp · Jalapeno · Ground Thorn · Torchwood · High Nut
Fog Sea-shroom · Plantern · Cactus · Three Leaf Clover · Split Pea · Starfruit · Pumpkin · Magnetic Mushroom
Roof Cabbage-pult · Flower Pot · Kernel-pult · Coffee Bean · Garlic · Umbrella Leaf · Marigold · Melon-pult
Dragon's Palace Oxygen Algae · Starfish · Bramble Sea Grass · Water Gun Grass · Electric Anemone
Upgrades Gatling Pea · Twin Sunflower · Gloom-shroom · Cattail · Winter Melon · Gold Magnet · Spikerock · Cob Cannon
Others Imitater · Explode-o-nut · Giant Wall-nut · Vigorous Broccoli · Pomegranate Machine Gun · Carrot Missile Truck · Oak Archer · Ghost Pepper · Laser Bean · Dandelion · Snapdragon · Bonk Choy
Hero Plants Iron Man Nut · Monkey King Peashooter · Pig Squash · General Nut · Monk Flower · Nezha Peashooter

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