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Plants are living organisms that belong to the Plantae kingdom. They obtain most of their energy from sunlight in a process called photosynthesis. However, not all plants absorb energy via photosynthesis. They are the main protagonists of Plants vs. Zombies and the player's main defense against the undead assailants. The Plants also populate the Zen Garden, available in the PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Android, Nintendo DS, iPad, and iPhone versions of Plants vs. Zombies. In the Zen Garden, the player is able to use the Watering Can, Bug Spray and Fertilizer to grow Plants and earn money.

Cartas de Plantas

All the seed packets in the PC version. The purple ones in the bottom row are bought from Crazy Dave's shop.

Imitater Seeds

All Imitater plants.

Overview

There are many different plants, each with different abilities and special attributes. During night, sun does not fall from the sky, so mushrooms are usually used. In pool levels, plants must be either Aquatic, or planted on a Lily Pad to be in the water. Fog Levels are a mix of night and pool Levels, but also have fog in the level which can be removed temporarily with a Blover or removed with a Plantern or Torchwood until the end of the level or whenever the plant is removed with the Shovel (or eaten by zombies). On the roof, plants require Flower Pots to be planted on before planting the actual plant. Also, the Roof is slanted to make the levels harder by making most of the projectiles hit the slanted part of the roof instead of the zombies, so catapult plants are used. And don't forget about night roof, where the player fights Dr. Zomboss.

On the top of each Seed Packets, there is a phrase: "Bloom and Doom Seed Co." (except in DS, DSiWare, Android, and iPhone and HD iPad versions). The interesting thing is that "BLOOM & DOOM" is a name that PopCap brainstormed when they were looking for names for Plants vs. Zombies.

Projectiles

To fight zombies, certain projectiles are fired from plants. For example, peas are fired from peashooting plants, such as Peashooters and Threepeaters. Spikes are fired from Cattails and Cacti. Spores are shot from Puff-shrooms, Scaredy-shrooms, and Sea-shrooms. Fumes are shot from Fume-shrooms and Gloom-shrooms. lobbed-shot plants each fire their own specific kind of projectile. Stars are fired from Starfruits. lobbed-shot plants such as Cabbage-pults, Kernel-pults, Melon-pults, and Winter Melons can also shoot over shields and hit Snorkel Zombies while they are underwater, although they cannot hit Balloon Zombies, despite the fact that they shoot high up.

Note: The table below is about the damage of the projectiles. The numbers are the number of peas equivalent in damage to the projectile, and a normal zombie takes ten peas to kill.


Projectile shooter name


Damage per shot


Projectile

Equivalent in peas


Peashooter, Repeater, Threepeater, Split Pea, and Gatling Pea


Normal


Pea or Fire Pea after passing a Torchwood


1 (Pea)

0.7 (Fire Pea Splash Damage)


2 (Fire Pea)


Snow Pea


Normal, also slows zombies


Frozen Pea or Pea after passing a Torchwood


1, halves zombies' speed (Frozen Pea)


Puff-shroom, Scaredy-shroom, and Sea-shroom


Normal


Spore


1


Fume-shroom and Gloom-shroom


Normal, penetrates Screen Doors, Ladders and Newspapers


Fumes


1, all zombies in range.


Cactus and Cattail


Normal, pops shot balloons


Spike


1, or pops Balloon (Note: Popping Balloon Zombie's balloons will not kill it. Instead, it will drop to the ground, so other plants can kill it. If its balloon is popped over the pool, it will die immediately.)


Starfruit


Normal


Star


1 (but shoots 5 stars at once in different directions)


Cabbage-pult


Normal


Cabbage


2

Kernel-pult


Light (kernels)

Normal (butter)

Kernel or Butter


1 (Kernel)



2 + Paralyze (Butter)


Melon-pult


Heavy, Area of Effect


Melon


4 (target)



1.5 (splash)


Winter Melon


Very heavy, Area of Effect, slows zombies


Frozen Melon

4 + slowdown (target)



1.5 + slowdown (splash)


Cob Cannon


Massive, Area of Effect


Corn Cob

90


90 (splash)

See the slideshow for the plants that fire these projectiles.

Type of plants

Plants Received When Playing Adventure Mode

At the end of each level of the player's first playthrough of Adventure Mode, a new seed packet of a plant made by the Bloom & Doom Seed Company is received from the last zombie to get destroyed. There is a theory that Crazy Dave throws them, according to a Sneak Peek to the Xbox 360 Version. Once the Suburban Almanac is acquired in level 2-4, a humorous quote of each plant can be read as well as a summary and helpful facts about it.

Plants received at Crazy Dave's Twiddydinkies

Once Crazy Dave's car key is found, Crazy Dave's Twiddydinkies is unlocked and more plants can be purchased with Money. These plants are called Upgrade Plants. They are the Gatling Pea ($5,000), Twin Sunflower ($5,000), Gloom-shroom ($7,500), Cattail ($10,000), Winter Melon ($10,000), Gold Magnet ($3,000), Spikerock ($7,500), and Cob Cannon ($20,000). The Imitater ($30,000) is also available here, but requires completing Adventure Mode before it can be bought. Other Upgrade Plants will arrive after receiving certain objects, such as the Magic Taco.

Sun Producing Plants

Sun producing plants are vital for regular levels in order to plant. Each plant has a certain amount of sun that is needed in order for it to be planted. Also, the seed packets for plants have a recharge time; some of which are longer than others. In Survival: Endless, upgrades cost 50 more sun to plant for each of that particular plant on the lawn at the time of planting. Below are the costs of Sun Producing Plants and how much sun is produced.

 


Name


Cost


Sun Per Production


Sunflower


50


25 sun per production.


Sun-shroom


25


15 sun per production, then after about 5 productions, a normal 25 sun per production.


Twin Sunflower


150

50 sun per production.


Giant Sunflower


50


50 sun per production.


Big Sun (Only appears in hidden mini-game Sunny Day)

50

Normal Sun

25

Small Sun


15

Money Producing Plants

The Marigold is the only money producing plant, but in the Zen Garden any plants will drop Gold coins when fertilized, happy and also drop diamonds when fully grown. Gold Magnets and Stinky the Snail aid in money production as well by collecting money for you.

Morticulturalist Achievement

To unlock the Morticulturalist achievement you must collect all 49 plants, including the upgrade plants and the Imitater in Crazy Dave's Twiddydinkies. Be prepared to be money farming for a long time, because all plants from Crazy Dave when added together cost $98,000.

List of plants

Recharge time:

Regular Plants

Plant

Image

Characteristics

Sun cost

Recharge

Peashooter


Peashooter2


Shoots peas at zombies.


100


Fast


Sunflower***


Sunflower2


Produces 25 sun about every 24 seconds.


50


Fast


Cherry Bomb


Cherry Bomb2


Destroys all zombies in a 3x3 area.


150


Very Slow


Wall-nut***


Wall-nut2


Much stronger than most plants and protects anything behind it.

50


Slow


Potato Mine


Potato Mine2


Explodes all zombies in its square, but takes 15 seconds to arm itself. Must be planted in the ground.


25


Slow


Snow Pea


Snow Pea2


Shoots frozen peas that damage and slow zombies.


175 (150 in Versus Mode, 100 in Heavy Weapon)


Fast


Chomper


Chomper2


Eats any zombie in front of itself, but is vulnerable while chewing.


150


Fast


Repeater


Repeater2


Shoots two Peas at a time.


200 (150 in Versus Mode)


Fast


Puff-shroom


Puff-shroom2


Nocturnal, shoots Spores at zombies up to three squares away from it.


0


Fast


Sun-shroom


Sun-shroom2


Nocturnal, gives 15 sun first, then eventually grows and gives 25 sun.


25


Fast


Fume-shroom


Fume-shroom2


Nocturnal, shoots fumes that damage all zombies up to four squares away from it and penetrates shields (Screen Doors, Ladders, etc.)


75


Fast


Grave Buster


Grave Buster2


Destroys the grave it is planted on, dropping money. Can only be planted on gravestones.


75


Fast (Very Slow in Versus Mode)


Hypno-shroom


Hypno-shroom2


Nocturnal, hypnotizes zombies and makes them turn around and fight other zombies.


75


Slow


Scaredy-shroom


Scaredy-shroom2


Nocturnal, shoots long ranged spores. Stops shooting and hides when a zombie is adjacent to it.


25


Fast


Ice-shroom


Ice-shroom2


Nocturnal, does one damage. Immobilizes all zombies on-screen which gradually recover.


75


Very Slow


Doom-shroom


Doom-shroom2


Nocturnal, destroys all zombies in radius 3.5,then leaves a crater that can't be planted on but will heal itself in 180 seconds. Destroys Lily Pads or Flower Pots underneath.


125


Very Slow


Lily Pad


Lily Pad2


Aquatic, allows other plants to be planted in water.


25


Fast


Squash


Squash2


Waits for a zombie to get to the right or left of it, then squashes all zombies in that square.


50 (75 in Versus Mode)


Slow


Threepeater


Threepeater2


Shoots peas in 3 lanes (above, middle and below)


325 (200 in Versus Mode, 400 in Heavy Weapon)


Fast (Very Slow in Versus Mode)


Tangle Kelp


Tangle Kelp2


Aquatic, captures and drowns the first zombie that gets near it. Only able to drown one zombie at a time.


25


Slow


Jalapeno


Jalapeno2


Burns all zombies in its row.


125


Very Slow


Spikeweed


Spikeweed2


Does damage to zombies that step on it and pops tires on Zombonis. Is destroyed by vehicles, Jack-in-the-Box Zombies and Gargantuar only.


100


Fast


Torchwood


Torchwood


Doubles the damage of all regular green peas that pass through it. Fire peas deal splash damage in the same square of the zombie hit. Also uncovers fog in 1 1/4 squares above, below, right and left, negates frozen peas and, if the target zombie is frozen, it unfreezes them.


175


Fast


Tall-nut


Tall-nut2


Stronger than a Wall-nut and can't be jumped over, but can be flown over.


125


Slow


Sea-shroom


Sea-shroom2


Aquatic and nocturnal, shoots spores to zombies three squares away from it.


0


Slow


Plantern


Plantern2


Uncovers fog in a 5x5 area.


25


Slow


Cactus


Cactus2


Shoots spikes that deal normal damage and can stretch up high to pop balloons.


125 (100 in Versus Mode)


Fast


Blover


Blover2


Blows away fog temporarily and all Balloon Zombies.


100


Fast


Split Pea


Split Pea2


Shoots one pea forwards and two peas backwards.


125


Fast (Very Slow in Versus Mode)


Starfruit


Starfruit2


Shoots stars in five directions.


125 (175 in Versus Mode)


Fast


Pumpkin


Pumpkin2


As strong as a Wall-nut and can be planted over another plant.


125


Slow


Magnet-shroom


Magnet-shroom2


Nocturnal, attracts all metal items on zombies in a three square radius. Reloads in 15 seconds.


100


Fast


Cabbage-pult


Cabbage-pult2


Lobs cabbages at the half the rate of a Peashooter for double damage.


100


Fast


Flower Pot


Flower Pot2


Allows a plant to be planted on the roof.


25


Fast


Kernel-pult


35- Kernel-pult


Lobs corn kernels that do light damage and butter that does double damage and immobilizes zombies.


100


Fast


Coffee Bean


Coffee Bean2


Can only be planted on sleeping mushrooms and wakes them up.


75 (25 in Versus Mode)


Fast


Garlic


Garlic2


Diverts zombies that bite it to the lane above or below.


50 (75 in Versus Mode)


Fast (Very Slow on Versus Mode)


Umbrella Leaf


Umbrella Leaf2


Bounces off all Bungee Zombies and can deflect basketballs launched by the Catapult Zombies in a 3x3 area.


100


Fast


Marigold ***


Marigold2


Drops silver and gold coins.


50


Slow


Melon-pult


Melon-pult2


Lobs melons at the half the rate of a Peashooter and does splash damage to all adjacent squares. Can hit groups of zombies.


300


Fast (Very Slow in Versus Mode)

Upgrade Plants

Plant

Image

Characteristics

Sun cost

Recharge

Gatling Pea*


Gatling Pea2


Shoots four peas at a time. Upgrade of Repeater.


250(+200) in all 450


Very Slow


Twin Sunflower*


Twin Sunflower2


Produces two regular sun about every three seconds. Upgrade of Sunflower.


150 (+50) in all 200


Very Slow


Gloom-shroom*


Gloom-shroom2


Nocturnal, Shoots fumes four times per second in a 3x3 area and penetrates shields. Upgrade of Fume-shroom.


150 (+75) in all 225


Very Slow


Cattail*


Cattail2


Aquatic, shoots spikes in any lane, forwards and backwards, and pops balloons. Upgrade of Lily Pad.


225 (+25) in all 250


Very Slow


Winter Melon*


Winter Melon2


Lobs frozen melons that deal splash damage, damage and slow zombies. Upgrade of Melon-pult.


200(+300) in all 500


Very Slow


Gold Magnet*


Gold Magnet2


Attracts all money and does not need a Coffee Bean, as it is diurnal. Upgrade of Magnet-shroom.


50(+100) in all 150


Very Slow


Spikerock*


Spikerock2


Does two damages per second to all zombies that step on it and takes nine vehicles or Gargantuar smashes to be destroyed. Upgrade of Spikeweed.


125(+100) in all 225


Very Slow


Cob Cannon*


Cob Cannon2


Click to target where to launch a deadly corn cob, blowing up an area. Upgrade of two horizontally adjacent Kernel-pults.


500 (+100x2) in all 700


Very Slow

Other Plants

Plant

Image

Characteristics

Sun cost

Recharge

Imitater**


Imitater2


Allows you to have two of a plant in any level (except for upgrades). Recharge and cost depend on the imitated plant. Takes 1.1 seconds before imitating.


Depends on plant to copy


As the Imitated Plant

Explode-o-nut

Explode-o-nut2

Explodes when touches Zombies, only appears in level 1-5, Wall-nut Bowling and Wall-nut Bowling 2.

Free

None

Giant Wall-nut

Giant Wall-nut2

Crushes a row of Zombies in Wall-nut Bowling 2, has double the health of a Wall-nut in Big Time.

Free, 50 in Big Time

None, Slow in Big Time

Giant Sunflower

Giant Sunflower2

Produces two regular sun about every 24 seconds.

50

Fast

Giant Marigold

Giant Marigold2

Drops two silver or gold coins.

50

Slow

* Is an upgrade that can be bought from Crazy Dave's Twiddydinkies.
** Not an upgrade, but can also be bought from Crazy Dave's Twiddydinkies.
*** Becomes bigger in the Cancelled Mini-game Big Time.
† This is the bigger form of a plant in Big Time.

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