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Pepper-pult
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Pepper-pults lob flaming peppers at zombies and keeps nearby plants warm.
Almanac statistics
Sun cost 200
Recharge Sluggish
Damage Moderate
Range Lobbed
Special Warms nearby tiles
Immune to frost
Rarity (China) Rare
In-game statistics
Direct damage 2.5 normal damage shots
Splash damage 0.5 normal damage shots in a 3x3 square
Unlocked Beating Frostbite Caves - Day 6
Unlocked (China) Collect 10 Pepper-pult Puzzle Pieces
Collect 330 stars
Costumes
Pepper-pultCostume2 Pepper-pultSummerCostume
Some say Pepper-pult is a hot head. Some find his fiery disposition off-putting. But the truth is, he's just very focused and determined. He loves what he does. He appreciates everything he has. "I came from the weedy side of the lawn," Pepper-pult explains. "I worked hard to pull myself up by my roots. I'm a self-made pepper and I don't take a single thing for granted."

Pepper-pult is the second plant obtained in Frostbite Caves in Plants vs. Zombies 2. He lobs flaming peppers at the rate of a Cabbage-pult (once every 3 seconds) that deals splash damage in a 3x3 area. A direct hit from a flaming pepper deals 2.5 normal damage shots, while the pepper's splash effect deals 0.5 normal damage shots.

Pepper-pult is also a heating plant, which is capable of emitting heat every 1.5 seconds that gradually thaws frozen or chilled plants in a 3x3 area surrounding him, as well as being immune to all freezing effects himself.

Origins

Pepper-pult is based on the real life bell pepper, a cultivar group of the plant Capsicum annuum. His name is a portmanteau of the word pepper and catapult, a ballistic device used to hurl larges stones for warfare purpose in ancient times.

Almanac entry

Pepper-pult

SUN COST: 200
RECHARGE: Sluggish

TOUGHNESS: Typical
DAMAGE: Moderate

RANGE: Lobbed
SPECIAL: Warming Radius

Pepper-pults lob flaming peppers at zombies and keep nearby plants warm.

Special: warms nearby tiles

Some say Pepper-pult is a hot head. Some find his fiery disposition off-putting. But the truth is, he's just very focused and determined. He loves what he does. He appreciates everything he has. "I came from the weedy side of the lawn," Pepper-pult explains. "I worked hard to pull myself up by my roots. I'm a self-made pepper and I don't take a single thing for granted."


Upgrades

Plant Food effect

Pepper Power-1

Pepper-pult when fed with Plant Food launches three giant flaming peppers at random zombies on screen, each pepper dealing 15 damage in a 3x3 area. Unlike other lobbed-shot projectiles, the giant peppers cannot be deflected or blocked by any means, but can be negated by Imp Dragon Zombies.

Costumed (China only)

Pepper-pult launches four giant flaming peppers instead of three.

Level upgrade

Level Seed Packets Coins Upgrades
Sun Cost Recharge
(Sluggish)
Toughness
(Typical)
Damage
(Heavy)
Projectile
Velocity
Special
(Warming
Radius)
Range
Direct Splash
1 0 0 200 20 seconds 3 bites 2.5 nds 1.25 nds Normal Normal Lobbed
2 25 1,000 200 19 seconds 3.25 bites 3 nds 1.5 nds
3 50 2,000 175 19 seconds 3.5 bites 3.5 nds 1.75 nds
4 100 4,000 175 19 seconds 3.75 bites 4 nds 2 nds + 1.3x + 1.7x
5 125 6,000 175 17 seconds 4 bites 4.5 nds 2.25 nds
6 175 8,000 175 17 seconds 4.5 bites 5 nds 2.5 nds
7 250 10,000 175 16 seconds 5 bites 5.5 nds 2.75 nds + 2.3x
8 350 15,000 150 16 seconds 5.5 bites 6 nds 3 nds
9 450 20,000 150 15 seconds 6 bites 6.5 nds 3.25 nds
10 800 60,000 150 15 seconds 6.5 bites 7 nds 3.5 nds + 1.6x + 3x
11 1,000 75,000 150 14 seconds 7 bites 7.5 nds 3.75 nds
12 1,250 100,000 125 14 seconds 7.5 bites 8 nds 4 nds
13 1,500 150,000 125 12 seconds 8 bites 8.5 nds 4.25 nds + 3.7x
14 1,750 200,000 100 12 seconds 8.5 bites 9 nds 4.5 nds
15 2,000 250,000 100 10 seconds 9 bites 10 nds 5 nds + 4.3x

Level upgrade (China only)

Level Upgrades Description
LevelIcon2New Pepper-pult Upgrade 1
Burn
Pepper-pult throws peppers at zombies, which burns them, dealing slowly damage.
CombatTrainingIcon
Combat Training
Pepper-pult gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
LevelIcon3New Pepper-pult Upgrade 2
Wildfire Pepper
Pepper-pult gains blue fire, which deals more damage when burning zombies.
CellActivationIcon
Cell Activation
Pepper-pult gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
LevelIcon4New AbilityAwakendIcon
Ability Awaken
Pepper-pult may be boosted when planted.
FightingPowerIcon
Fighting Power
Pepper-pult gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).


Strategies

By himself, Pepper-pult is a moderately powerful offensive plant and can hold himself against most threats. His main value however is his ability to warm nearby plants, preventing them from being disabled by the wind and Hunter Zombies. He is also the only plant that can warm other plants that is obtained from normal gameplay. Every other plant is obtained with money or bought with gems. Most of the time, this will be used in most Frostbite Caves levels. His greatest weakness is his slow recharge rate, which prevents the player from quickly covering the lawn against the cold and against huge waves of zombies, although Imitater can be used to remedy this.

Correct way how to warm plants with Pepper-pult

How to keep other plants warm and unable to be frozen by Hunter Zombie with Pepper-pult

The player should try to space out Pepper-pults in order to cover as much ground and reach as many plants as possible. When frozen zombies are near, the player should make sure their warm defenses are congregated nearby. Pepper-pult can also be planted at the front line to block Hunter Zombies and protect other plants, although this also makes him vulnerable against other threats.

In Dark Ages, Pepper-pult is not a good choice, given the fact that his normal projectiles can be deflected by Jester Zombie. Aside from that, Imp Dragon Zombies are immune to all fire-based attacks, making Pepper-pult useless in battle against them.

In Lost City, Pepper-pult can be used to deal with Excavator Zombies, though one should be weary if the Pepper-pults are placed towards the front, as if Excavator Zombies can shovel them, their Sluggish recharge means Pepper-pult will not be available for a while. He is also risky to use them in levels with Parasol Zombies, since they ignore Pepper-pult's projectiles outright.

He faces competition from Fire Peashooter because of the latter's slightly lower sun cost and superior recharge. However, Pepper-pult has the advantage of being a lobbed-shot plant, meaning he can ignore ice blocks when attacking zombies. Thawing frozen plants may be a higher priority than attacking zombies though, so the choice is entirely up to the player.

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Trivia

  • He is the fourth plant in the series based on a pepper. The other three are Jalapeno, Chilly Pepper, and Ghost Pepper. He is also the first one among them that does not explode.
  • In the 3.2 update, Jester Zombies could not deflect his projectiles.
  • He has the least damaging splash damage when compared to the other splash-attack lobbed-shot plants.
  • Sometimes when Plant Food is used on him, it makes the same noise that Cabbage-pult makes when Plant Food is used on him before he starts launching giant peppers.
  • He is the first plant in the international version to be brought from a Chinese game, albeit with different leaf colors.
  • He, Pea-nut, Homing Thistle, Dandelion, Dusk Lobber and Apple Mortar are the only projectile-shooting plants that do not have a fast recharge speed.
  • In the Chinese version, he uses his unused Valenbrainz costume from the international version as his costume.
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