Snapdragons breathe fire that causes damage in 6 adjacent tiles.
Damages all zombies in the 6 tiles in front of it
Snapdragon is a plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time and Plants vs. Zombies Online. It emits a wall of flames that hits all zombies in a two-by-three space in front of it. It can relight Explorer Zombies' torches and Prospector Zombies' dynamite sticks and thaw out frozen zombies. Its fire deals one and a half damage per hit. It can also serve as an alternative way to repel Zombie Chickens. This plant can be obtained upon beating Pirate Seas - Day 3 in the international version while the player has to collect 20 stars in the Chinese version.
Snapdragons breathe fire that causes damage in 6 adjacent tiles.
Special: damages all zombies in the 6 tiles in front of it
Although the most powerful dragon in the plant kingdom, he still dreams of wings and seeing the world beneath him.
When given Plant Food, it releases a powerful burst of fire in a three-by-three square in front of it which deals 90 damage to every zombie in those spaces. It will also instantly kill a Pharaoh Zombie, even if it is still in its sarcophagus.
Level upgrade (Chinese version only)
Snapdragon has 50% chance to spit blue flames that deal around 250% damage of normal yellow flames.
Snapdragon has 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
Snapdragon now always spits out blue flames.
Snapdragon has another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
Costumed (Chinese version only)
The radius of the Plant Food upgrade is increased from a 3x3 area to a 3x4 area.
Plants vs. Zombies: All stars
Dragon spray: Rush to the first enemy on its row and spray fire in 3x3 area, need Brave Plant Food to activate.
The Snapdragon is among the most effective plants in the game. Its unique attack range will overlap with Snapdragons next to and behind it, stacking damage with each other and allowing an enemy to be rapidly hammered by as many as six different Snapdragons at once. Since its attack is an "area of effect" ability, it will hit any number of enemies all at the same time and is not affected by objects such as Tombstones. Two columns of Snapdragons with a column of Wall-nuts and Spikerock are a difficult hurdle for even crowds of Buckethead Zombies to break through. Their fast recharge allows the player to quickly replant any lost, or set up "sacrificial" lines out into the field to flank or slow down other threats. Their Plant Food attack is also devastating, powerful enough to kill even a Pharoah Zombie while it is still inside its sarcophagus. Their only major weakness is, ironically, the fire-based nature of its attack (which reverses the effect of cold plants such as Iceberg Lettuce) and their short range (a problem against dangerous enemies such as the Wizard Zombie and the Surfer Zombie).
This and the Bonk Choy have the same cost and the same recharge. And like Bonk Choy, there should be a defensive plant (Wall-nut or Tall-nut) in front of it, due to its short range. The only difference between them is Snapdragon is an Area of Effect plant, attack with fire effects and Bonk Choy's range is shorter that it can only attack a single target, attacking it rapidly. So use them wisely in the right situation such as: do not use Snapdragon to deal with Explorer Zombie (they can relight its torch), Imp Dragon (as it is immune to fire), or do not use Bonk Choy to deal with swarm of Zombies, since it can attack only one zombie per hit. Therefore, if you want to use Snapdragon, you should not bring it along Iceberg Lettuce, Winter Melon and Snow Pea as it removes the chilled effects and will unfreeze zombies.
The similarities to the Bonk Choy follow to the two plants' Plant Food effects. Both of them cause damage equal to an instant-kill to a 3x3 area when used. The only difference between them is that the Bonk Choy affects a 3x3 area centered around itself and got a longer radius to make it into full damage of 85, while the Snapdragon affects a 3x3 area centered to the adjacent tile to its right vanishing zombies in seconds. This puts the Snapdragon in a slightly better position as it comes to normal house defending, as the Bonk Choy's effect will be hindered by it hitting tiles further in to your defense, which in fortunate conditions, will not be contested by zombies. Both can be used as emergency Cherry Bombs if not unlocked yet, especially if boosted.
A good plant to use this with the Snapdragon is Kernel-pult. With its butter, it can stun the zombies at the right time when the zombies are close to Snapdragon, making it become more useful. You can see this in Pirate Seas - Day 8, especially when against Gargantuar Pirates. (Note: This is also the same with Bonk Choy, Spikeweed and Spikerock)
Note: Avoid using Snapdragons in Arthur's Challenge when you see Imp Dragon Zombies; this is because the Imp Dragon Zombies are immune to the Snapdragon's fire. In addition to that, a column of Snapdragons may be unable to defeat multiple Wizard Zombies in your lanes, because these zombies can turn countless numbers of plants into sheep.
- Because of its name, its head resembles that of a dragon.
- The Snapdragon, Spring Bean, Chili Bean, and Laser Bean are the only plants that are mentioned in other plant's almanac entry.
- Snapdragon is mentioned in Torchwood's almanac entry.
- Snapdragon's almanac entry says "he still dreams of wings and seeing the world beneath him", although when placing Plant Food, it flies with dragon wings and expels fire.
- This is possibly because it wants to actually be able to fly, as in outside of its Plant Food ability.
- It is the second plant to have a Venus Flytrap-like shape, with the first being Chomper.
- Planting ten of these in one level earns the player the achievement, Dragon Age.
- Its namesake, snapdragon, is a type of flower.
- It is the sixth plant based on a flower, after Sunflower, Twin Sunflower, Marigold, Power Flower, and Power Lily.
- The Torchwood's Suburban Almanac Entry in Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time says that Snapdragon and he became friends because of their complementary natures.
- Its costume, a firefighter helmet, may be a reference to Lord Cinderbottom from Peggle Nights, another PopCap game.
- This, Water Dragon, Lizard Grass, Cattail, Dogtail and Guacodile are the only plants that are based/related on animals.
- Despite it breathing fire, any peashooting plants shooting peas into Snapdragon's fire will not set it alight because it sets the tiles on fire, and the flames would not reach up the peas. However, its flames are high enough to light the Explorer Zombie's torch.
- Similar to Cherry Bomb, Jalapeno and Torchwood, Snapdragon's effect will negate the effects of freezing plants. For this reason, it is not a good idea to use an Iceberg Lettuce on a zombie within range of a Snapdragon.
- Normally, when zombies die from Jalapeno or Cherry Bomb they get burnt. However, when Snapdragon kills a zombie, it just dies normally.
- In the Chinese version of Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time, the Snapdragon spits blue flames while wearing its firefighter helmet. However, the Plant Food ability remains the same as that of the international version of the game.
- In the Chinese version of Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time it has smaller eyes.
- Every time Snapdragon breathes or breathes fire, its hair shakes.
- The Snapdragon's attack will hit all zombies in its range simultaneously, rather than hitting them once the flame reaches them. Which means that the fire is only an animation, not the projectile.
- This trait is shared with Fume-shroom.
- If Snapdragon relights Explorer Zombie's torch while eating the Snapdragon, it will not be incinerated.
- When Snapdragon is fed with Plant Food, its costume disappears.
- This is currently the only plant having brown stem and leaves.
- Only five Snapdragons are given in eighth day of Far Future while there are six in eighth day of Pirate Seas and only two at the last day of Pirate Seas.
- Strangely, its Plant Food ability can harm Infi-nut's shield.
- Starting with the 1.2 update in the Chinese version, Snapdragon's costume increases the range of its Plant Food effect, going from 3x3 to 3x4.
- It is unknown how Snapdragon can hit flying zombies if it lights the tiles on fire.
- In Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars, its attack range is longer.