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For other versions, see Snapdragon (disambiguation).
Snapdragons breathe fire that causes damage in 6 adjacent tiles.
Almanac statistics
Sun cost 150
Recharge Fast
Damage Moderate
Range Close
Special Damages all zombies in the 6 tiles in front of it
In-game statistics
Direct damage 1.5 normal damage shots every 1.5 seconds
Unlocked Beating Pirate Seas - Day 3
Unlocked (China) Collect 20 stars in Pirate Seas, Collect 10 Snapdragon Puzzle Pieces or buy it with 100 gems for a limited time
Snapdragon Costume2 Snapdragon2 Costume3 Snapdragoncostume2 SnapdragonBirthdayzCostume
Although the most powerful dragon in the plant kingdom, he still dreams of wings and seeing the world beneath him.

Snapdragon is the second plant obtained in Pirate Seas in Plants vs. Zombies 2. He emits a wall of flames that hits all zombies in a 3x2 area in front of him , and the 2 tiles above and below him. The fire deals 1.5 normal damage shots per hit and can thaw chilled or frozen enemies, along with relighting Explorer Zombies' torches and Prospector Zombies' dynamite sticks.


Snapdragon is based on the flower Antirrhinum, commonly known as the dragon flower or snapdragon in English. The name is also a pun, as Snapdragon's head is similar to that of a fictional European dragon, and Snapdragon can breathe fire.

Almanac entry

Sun cost: 150

DAMAGE: Moderate
RANGE: Close

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.


Plants vs. Zombies 2

Plant Food effect

Snapdragon PF

Snapdragon using its Plant Food ability

When given Plant Food, Snapdragon releases a powerful burst of fire in a 3x3 square in front of him, dealing 90 damages to all affected enemies. He will also instantly kill a Pharaoh Zombie, even if the pharaoh is still in his sarcophagus.

Costumed (China only)

The radius of the Plant Food ability is increased from a 3x3 area to a 4x3 area.

Level upgrade (China only)

Level Upgrades Description
Level2Icon Snapdragon Upgrade 1
Dragon's Breath
Snapdragon gains a 50% chance to spit blue flames that deal around 250% of the damage of normal, orange flames.
Combat Training
Snapdragon gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
Level3Icon Snapdragon Upgrade 2
Stronger Breath
Snapdragon now always spits out blue flames.
Cell Activation
Snapdragon gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
Level4Icon AbilityAwakendIcon
Ability Awaken
Snapdragon may be boosted when planted.
Fighting Power
Snapdragon gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).

Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars (China only)

Dragon Spray: Rushes to the first enemy in its lane and sprays fire in 3x3 area. It needs Brave Plant Food to activate.


Snapdragon is the first area of effect the player will obtain in the game, and can stay relevant in the later worlds. His unique attack pattern allows for up to ten Snapdragons to stack their attack with each other, dealing great amounts of damage to single targets. This combined with Snapdragon's ability to hit multiple targets make Snapdragon a better choice than Bonk Choy for most targets. As a column of Snapdragons deals as much damage as a column of Bonk Choys, yet can hit more targets and has better range. However, Snapdragon still shares a great weakness with Bonk Choy, albeit at a lesser degree: His low range allows zombies that can crush or deny defensive plants to have less trouble closing the distance and devastate the player's defense. Snapdragon also does not synergize well with ice-based plants as he can thaw enemies, and his ability to relight objects can be detrimental - Explorer Zombie poses a great threat in particular, as he can also instantly destroy plants.

Snapdragon's Plant Food ability is quite notable compared to other plants'. Compared to Bonk Choy's, Snapdragon's deals more damage and has a more advantageous area placement, making Snapdragon a better choice when it comes to normal house defending as Bonk Choy's effect will be hindered by him hitting tiles further into your defense, which in fortunate conditions, will not be contested by zombies. Two Snapdragons placed in the second and fourth lane when linked by Tile Turnip in particular can cleanup most threats with the little issue with a single Plant Food.

Snapdragon acting as Gloom-shroom

Snapdragon, using a Gloom-shroom-esque attack formation.

Because of his low effect range, Snapdragon should always be used in tandem with defensive plants. Infi-nut and Garlic stand out in particular - Infi-nut's Plant Food allows more Snapdragon to be placed in tiles normally reserved for defensive plants, and Garlic can create a Gloom-shroom-esque formation and protect Snapdragon. Slowing or stunning plants that are not ice-based such as Sap-fling, Stallia, Stunion and Kernel-pult can also buy more time for Snapdragon before the enemies can hurt him.

Using Snapdragon in Frostbite Caves is very effective, as he can be planted behind a slider tile and function without the need of Garlic. However, Snapdragon can still be frozen, so freezing winds and Hunter Zombie can be a problem. In addition, Dodo Rider Zombie can easily bypass Snapdragons placed this way, so some support is needed.

Plants that go well with Snapdragons are Sap-fling, Spikerock, and defensive plants. Sap-fling's slowing effect is not affected by fire-based attacks, allowing Snapdragon to do more damage. Spikerocks will remove the concern of Imp Dragon Zombies in Arthur's Challenge, as well as weaken zombies, giving Snapdragon an easier time. Due to Snapdragon's short range, defensive plants should be used to protect it. Shrinking Violet also works well with Snapdragon, as she doubles the damage that zombies take, allowing Snapdragons to take advantage of their area of effect and their high damage output to wreak havoc among the zombies.

Unless you have other plants to kill them, avoid using Snapdragons in Arthur's Challenge when Imp Dragon Zombies are present, as they are immune to fire-based attacks. In addition, Snapdragon will have difficulty against Wizard Zombies as he lacks the necessary range to damage them before they can disable plants.


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Specific to Plants vs. Zombies 2

  • Planting ten Snapdragons in one level earns the player the achievement, "Dragon Age."
  • One of his costumes, a firefighter helmet, may be a reference to Lord Cinderbottom from Peggle Nights, another PopCap game.
    • The fireman helmet is also meant to be ironic, since firefighters try to stop fires while Snapdragon literally fights with fire.

Snapdragon in older versions of the Chinese version

  • Before the 1.6.3 update in the Chinese version of Plants vs. Zombies 2, he had smaller eyes.
  • In the Chinese version of Plants vs Zombies 2, his attack would not reignite torches of Explorer Zombies.
  • Snapdragon's attack will hit all zombies in his range simultaneously, rather than hitting them once the flame reaches them as the animation implies. This trait is shared with Fume-shroom.
  • If Snapdragon relights Explorer Zombie's torch while eating the Snapdragon, he will not be incinerated.
  • Although Snapdragon breathes out the fire, he can still be frozen in Frostbite Caves and cannot warm other plants.
  • His head can be seen on the pole under the construction imps at the end of the Lost City Part 1 map.
  • His 2015 Birthdayz costume is a reference to the cupcake from the song "Mr. Right" sang by the singer Kim Chiu.
  • An ice counterpart of this plant, Cold Snapdragon, was released along with the Jurassic Marsh - Part 2 Party teasers.
  • When using Plant Food on him, the Snapdragon gains wings, referring to his almanac entry.

Specific to Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars

  • He attacks zombies by spitting fireballs at them.

See also

V · T · E
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
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
Big Wave Beach Lily Pad · Tangle Kelp · Bowling Bulb · Guacodile · Banana Launcher
Frostbite Caves Hot Potato · Pepper-pult · Chard Guard · Stunion · Rotobaga
Lost City Red Stinger · A.K.E.E. · Endurian · Stallia · Gold Leaf
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
Modern Day Moonflower · Nightshade · Shadow-shroom · Dusk Lobber · Grimrose
Epic Quests Gold Bloom · Electric Currant
Money Snow Pea · Power Lily · Squash · Torchwood · Jalapeno · Imitater · Starfruit · Hypno-shroom · Pea-nut · Chomper · Sap-fling · Toadstool · Strawburst · Cactus · Electric Blueberry · Jack O' Lantern · Grapeshot · Cold Snapdragon · Shrinking Violet · Blooming Heart · Escape Root · Wasabi Whip
Gems Ghost Pepper · Homing Thistle · Sweet Potato · Hurrikale · Fire Peashooter · Dandelion · Lava Guava
Others Marigold
Plants (Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars)
Regular plants
Tier 1 Sunflower · Peashooter · Kernel-pult · Spikeweed · Melon Slice Pitcher · Puff-shroom · Droplet Shooter · Coconut Sniper · Small Pepper · Choy Ben · Irascible Mushroom · Cattail · Slap Grass · Pistachio · Old Stump · Ball Cactus · Lizard Grass · Frisbee Shooter · Small Radish · Cherry Bomb · Blover · Wall-nut · Pea Pod · Lightning Reed · Daisy · Magnet-shroom · Small Bush · Charm Mushroom · Coffee Bean · Small Peach · Small Kumquat · Energy Bean · Grass Lantern
Tier 2 Twin Sunflower · Repeater · Popcorn-pult · Spikerock · Melon-pult · Scaredy-shroom · Snow Pea · Coconut Cannon · Jalapeno · Bonk Choy · Doom-shroom · Dogtail · Venus Flytrap · Hazelnut · Torchwood · Cactus · Snapdragon · Bloomerang · White Radish · Saturn Peach Bomb · Four-Leaf Blover · Tall-nut · Three-Headed Pea Pod · Magnifying Grass · Marigold · Electromagnetic Mushroom · Firmiana · Hypno-shroom · Cream Bean · E.M.Peach · Citron · Laser Bean · Plantern
Tier 3 Triplet Sunflower · Gatling Pea · Cob Cannon · Diamond Spikeweed · Winter Melon · Fume-shroom · Frostbolt Shooter · Coconut Rocket Launcher · Devil Chili · Choy Ji · Doomsday Bomb Mushroom · Foxtail · Chainsaw Flytrap · Hazelnut Ball · Wildfire Stump · Tree Cactus · Twin-Headed God Snapdragon · Meteor Hammer Master · Ginseng · Walnut Bomb · Fan Blover · Holographic Tall-nut · Five-Headed Pea Pod · Thunder God Grass · Golden Chrysanthemum · Magneto Mushroom · Cypress · Fu Ling Mushroom · Mocha Coffee Bean · E.C.Peach · Super Citron · Superman Bean · Lighthouse Flower

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