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Peashooter Zombie

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This zombie shoots peas at your plants.
Toughness: Low
Health: 10 normal damage shots
Special: Shoots peas at attacking your Plants
First encountered: ZomBotany
Only appears in ZomBotany and ZomBotany 2

The Peashooter Zombie is a type of zombie found in the mini-games ZomBotany and ZomBotany 2. It is the zombie equivalent of the Peashooter. It moves forward slowly like any other zombie, but it constantly fires peas in front of it, hitting plants. Each pea does just less than a bite's damage. Wall-nuts, Tall-nuts and Garlic are a must use to stop peas from destroying the player's defense. Alternatively, the player should use cheap plants such as Sunflowers to temporarily block peas. These zombies, like other ZomBotany Zombies, have no almanac entry.

Overview

The Peashooter Zombie absorbs 10 normal damage shots and its appearance changes upon an absorption of 5 normal damage shots before dying at 10 normal damage shots.

Strategies

As they have low toughness, just kill them however you would a regular zombie. However, use defensive plants to protect Sunflowers and other plants against their peas. If you like, use a Puff-shroom with a Coffee Bean, because a Peashooter Zombie is basically a regular zombie with the same speed and health as a Zombie that shoots peas. Peas can't hit the Puff-shrooms, but Puff-shrooms can easily take down a normal zombie. Spikeweed and Spikerock also work, since they can't be hit by peas, although it may take more than one, though (especially for Wall-nut Zombies). Garlic would also work to divert this zombie into another more heavily defended other lane, although you would have to pay close attention to quickly refresh them.

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Trivia

  • If the player uses a Hypno-shroom on this zombie, it will continue to shoot peas at their plants (out of the back of its head) and damage them, despite facing the other direction. This may be a glitch.
    • On iOS versions, this does not happen. Instead, it fires purple-shaded peas at other zombies, which damages them, and basically works as a walking peashooter.
  • Peas from unhypnotized Peashooter Zombies will not hit the hypnotized ones.
  • The peas from the Peashooter Zombie (and Gatling Pea Zombie) do less damage than a zombie's bite, so plants may survive more of them.
    • This is likely because most plants are weak enough that they would die almost immediately and it would be very difficult to get a proper defense up. Most plants take 16 peas before dying.
  • The player can know where a Peashooting Zombie will appear, as they fire the peas before they come on the screen.
  • The Peashooter Zombie can't shoot Potato Mines, even when already armed, Puff-shrooms, Sun-shrooms (unless planted on a Flower Pot), Lily Pad, Spikeweed and Spikerock, because the peas fly over them.
  • If a pea hits a Torchwood, the pea will not light on fire, but instead damage the Torchwood.
    • Perhaps this was done on purpose so that a single Peashooter Zombie couldn't mutilate your defense.
  • Strangely enough, their peas will go straight over Puff-shrooms but hit Sea-shrooms even though it is clear that their peas go over the Sea-shroom. It is unknown whether this happens purposely or if it is a glitch.
  • The Peashooter Zombie is always the first zombie the player encounters in ZomBotany and ZomBotany 2.
  • All zombies in ZomBotany and ZomBotany 2 before the first wave are Peashooter Zombies.
  • In the Xbox Live Arcade version, the cover of the mini-game ZomBotany is a Peashooter Zombie with the back leaves of a Repeater.
  • The Peashooter Zombie is actually no match for a Peashooter because the Peashooter Zombie takes ten peas before dying while the Peashooter takes 16 peas before dying.
  • Peashooter Zombies will do extra damage if they are eating and shooting at a plant.
  • In the DS version, the Peashooter's head remains and doesn't shoot peas when it dies. Instead, its head just disappears.
  • On iOS icon of ZomBotany, you can see a stem on the Peashooter Zombie if you look carefully.
  • Although Snow Peas and Winter Melons slow down this zombie, Peashooter Zombies still fire at their normal rate.
  • The same goes for the Gatling Pea Zombie.

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