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For other uses, see Ice Pea (disambiguation).

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Snow Pea
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Snow Peas shoot frozen peas that damage and slow the enemy.
Sun cost 175
150 (Versus Mode)
100 (Heavy Weapon)
Recharge Fast
Damage Normal, slows zombies
Toughness Normal
Unlocked After beating Level 1-6
Folks often tell Snow Pea how "cool" he is, or exhort him to "chill out." They tell him to "stay frosty." Snow Pea just rolls his eyes. He's heard 'em all.

Snow Pea
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Snow Peas fire frozen peas making it hard for zombies to advance.
Sun cost 150
Damage Normal
Range Straight
Recharge Fast
Toughness Normal
Special Chills zombie on impact
Unlocked USA: $3.99
EU: €3.59
UK: £2.49
TR: ₺8.49
AU: $4.99
POL: zł16.52
BR: R$7,99
Unlocked (China) Collect 10 Snow Pea puzzle pieces
Snow Pea Costume2 SnowPeaThirdCostume Snow Pea Hat1
As a professional table tennis player, in the off-season he also enjoys skiing, playing the bongos, and spelunking.

Snow Pea is a peashooting plant with slowing ability. Its frozen peas can slow down most zombies. Torchwood can melt its peas, taking away the freezing effect. This is the first slowing plant introduced in the Plants vs. Zombies series.

Snow pea sparkles


Snow Pea is based on the plant Pisium sativum var. saccharatum. Its name refers to its ability to shoot frozen peas.


In Plants vs. Zombies, Snow Pea is unlocked after beating level 1-6. It is the second regular offensive plant received in this game. It does the same amount of damage as the Peashooter (one normal damage shot per pea), but has a slowing effect to zombies upon contact. It is also one of the three plants that can slow down zombies by freezing them (the other two being the Winter Melon and Ice-shroom).

Snow Pea returns in Plants vs. Zombies 2 with the same functionality and with a lower sun cost. However, it is a premium plant which is required to be purchased with real-life money. However, there is a common glitch in which it cannot be received in-game. After a certain time though, it will return to the store.

Almanac entry

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Snow pea's almanac

Snow Pea

Snow Peas shoot frozen peas that damage and slow the enemy.

Damage: normal, slows zombies

Folks often tell Snow Pea how "cool" he is, or exhort him to "chill out." They tell him to "stay frosty." Snow Pea just rolls his eyes. He's heard 'em all.

Cost: 175

Recharge: fast

Plants vs. Zombies 2

DAMAGE: Normal

RANGE: Straight


Snow Peas fire frozen peas making it hard for zombies to advance.

Special: chills zombies on impact

As a professional table tennis player, in the off-season he also enjoys skiing, playing the bongos, and spelunking.

Chinese version

Despite the cool appearance, Snow Pea really loves his friends,cares for the young. What is his specialty at a party? He heats the audience with his jokes, of course.

In Chinese:



Snow Pea using its Plant Food ability

Plants vs. Zombies 2

Plant Food

Snow Pea creates an ice trail on the lane in front of it, slowing down every zombie on the lane and throws 60 frozen peas like a Peashooter fed with Plant Food. After 3.5 seconds, the effect stops and the ice trail disappears.

Level upgrade (China only)

Level Upgrades Description
Level2Icon Snow Pea Upgrade 1
Snow Pea gains a 15% chance to shoot an ice pick that deals 3 damage.
Combat Training
Snow Pea gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
Level3Icon Snow Pea Upgrade 2
Freezing Gasp
Snow Pea gains a 30% chance to shoot an ice pick.
Cell Activation
Snow Pea gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
Level4Icon AbilityAwakendIcon
Ability Awaken
Snow Pea may be boosted when planted.
Fighting Power
Snow Pea gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).

Costumed (China only)

When fed Plant Food, it shoots three big snow peas that deals 30 normal damage shots each.

Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars (China only)


Ice Peas

Ice Peas: Shoots three big peas that attack the whole lane of enemies, which will freeze them. It needs Brave Plant Food to activate.


Plant Snow Peas anywhere you would plant Peashooters. They have the same damage and rate of fire as a Peashooter, but since they slow zombies down, they do more damage to a zombie over time. Slowed zombies move and eat about half as fast as regular zombies of their type. It slows down most zombies but cannot slow down the Screen Door Zombie, Ladder Zombie, (unless the screen door or ladder is destroyed) and the Zomboni. The slowing effect lasts for a while even after the Snow Pea has been eaten.


Plants vs. Zombies

Standard levels

A single column of Snow Peas will slow down the incoming horde of zombies. Multiple Snow Peas in a single lane don't perform much better, as the slowing effect does not stack, so unless you're getting them for free, there's probably no need to plant more than one per lane, as they will cost more sun. Of course, having multiple is helpful when zombies eat one, as they will remain slowed. On the roof levels, Snow Peas cannot shoot over the roof's edge unless they are in the first sloped column, so they are not too useful. 

Snow Peas and Kernel-pults work well in conjunction with Wall-nuts or Tall-nuts and Spikeweed or Spikerock. Slowing the zombies down will allow more time for the spikes to do damage to the zombies. A snow pea works well with a chomper protected by pumpkin.

Note that if a frozen pea passes through the flame of a Torchwood, it will thaw into a regular pea. Furthermore, a slowed zombie hit with a flaming pea will thaw, so it is generally unwise to use Snow Peas in the same lanes as Torchwoods. But if two Torchwoods are placed in the same row where a Snow Pea is planted, the frozen pea will turn into a flaming pea.

If you still wish to use a Snow Pea with a Torchwood, you could place the Snow Pea in front of the Torchwood. However, the normal flaming peas will still thaw its target, making it relatively useless in this situation. Also, once Winter Melons become available, it may be a good idea to replace Snow Peas in favor of the damage and splash slowing effect.

Slot Machine mini-game

You cannot really control when you get Snow Peas, but try to spread them out, one per lane, until you have at least one in each lane. It depends on your luck when you get them or not.

I, Zombie Endless

These are among your worst enemies. You can put down Ladder Zombies to negate the freezing effect, but look out for Magnet-shrooms and Fume-shrooms. You can also use a cheap zombie to distract the Snow Pea and then place a Football Zombie. If the lane has a Wall-nut or Tall-nut, try to put a ladder on it first. A Snow Pea with other offensive plants can devastate a Football Zombie.

Plants vs. Zombies 2

Snow Pea is very useful on slowing down zombies, practically in any world. Being a premium plant, Snow Pea can be used effectively in many situations. It can slow down nearly every zombie in the game, being extremely helpful against zombies with high health such as the variations of Buckethead Zombie and Gargantuars, Pharaoh Zombies, mechanized zombies from Far Future, Poncho Zombies, and Knight Zombies. Snow Pea is also very effective against zombies that use fire such as Explorer Zombies and Prospector Zombies as it extinguishes the flames of these zombies, making them less of a threat.

The slowing effect of it can also be very useful when used alongside plants with limited range or one tile effect such as Bonk Choy , Ghost Pepper, Spikeweed and Spikerock. It makes it possible for these plants to deliver a lot more damage against zombies as zombies move slower inside their shooting range. This effect is also very useful for plants with slow fire rates; like Laser BeanFume-shroom, Bloomerang and other lobbed-shot plants as these plants can deliver more shots against zombies.

Snow Pea is good against fast zombies like Surfer Zombies and Zombie Bulls too. By slowing them down, it can neutralize their advantage. It is also effective against Camel Zombies too, as when the foremost zombie of the cammel line gets slowed down, the whole cammel line slows down too. Sap-fling is also a great plant to use alongside Snow Pea as both slowing effects of sap and ice can stack and zombies get even slower.

One column of Snow Peas in enough to freeze and slow down every zombie on the front. Therefore, utilization other direct attack plants along with Snow Pea is advised in order to eliminate hordes of zombies easily. Plant Food effect of Snow Pea lets it slow down every zombie in the lane and throw 60 frozen peas. While not being a very powerful attack, this can be used if an intensive number of zombies are coming on the same lane.

Snow Pea should not be used in strategies including fire plants such as Torchwood and Snapdragon as just like Plants vs. Zombies, any fiery attack on a zombie slowed down by ice will get defrozen. It is also not very effective against Barrel Zombies as their barrels protect them from slowing down effects of frozen peas, similar to Screen Door Zombies and Ladder Zombies.

Snow Pea is not advised to be used on the higher levels of Endless Zones as the massive number of zombies approaching make it hard for Snow Pea to effectively slow down every zombie as the foremost zombies on the lanes protect the zombies behind from ice effect. The utilities of Snow Pea also gets limited on levels with many tombstones since frozen peas cannot get past the tombstones. On these levels, Grave Buster or Jalapeno is advised to take down tombstones of a lane to help Snow Pea, be effective.


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  • Its name is identical to the snow pea, a pea that grows at the end of winter.
  • In the cover art for the Plants vs. Zombies Original Soundtrack, the Snow Pea uses its mouth as a trumpet.
  • If its ice pea goes through a Torchwood, it will turn into a normal pea.

Specific to Plants vs. Zombies

  • It is one of the three plants that have ice crystals (which replace its leaves and mushroom cap respectively) and freeze zombies that approach the player's house, the other two being the Ice-shroom and the Winter Melon; however, the Ice-shroom completely leaves all the zombies frozen in place.
  • Snow Peas are effectively the same as a Repeater, because they do the same amount of damage for the same length the zombie walks. However, the Snow Pea cannot be stacked on a single lane, as the freezing affects only the closest zombie in the row, but has more synergy with other plants than a Repeater (though the Torchwood has even more synergy than a Snow Pea and destroys the Snow Pea's synergy).
  • If a peashooting ZomBotany zombie is frozen, it will be slowed down, but it still fires peas at the same rate.
    • That probably explains why ZomBotany has no Snow Pea Zombies, and Snow Peas aren't very useful in this mini-game.
  • When the Snow Pea shoots a frozen pea, a small glittering sound is heard. In the DS and DSiWare version, the sound will be louder.
  • Snow Pea's sun cost in Versus Mode is 150.
  • There is a glitch that might occur if a Pole Vaulting Zombie vaults over a Torchwood into a Snow Pea; the frozen peas shot by the Snow Pea while it is getting eaten will go through the Pole Vaulting Zombie into the Torchwood without freezing or damaging the Pole Vaulting Zombie.
    • This also happens in I, Zombie levels.

Specific to Plants vs. Zombies 2

  • Snow Pea has five ice shards on its head instead of six like in Plants vs. Zombies.
  • It now costs 150 sun like in the Versus Mode of Plants vs. Zombies, instead of 175 sun.
  • After using Plant Food, Snow Pea will shake its head, similar to someone shaking themselves awake. Also, while using Plant Food, the Snow Pea's body will turn completely blue, similar to the Ice Queen Pea in Plants vs. Zombies Adventures.
    • However, this effect was removed in the 2.9 update.
  • In the 1.9 update, there was a texture glitch for Snow Pea's eyes along with Wall-nut, Threepeater, and Twin Sunflower.
  • Like Winter Melon, when Jester Zombie deflects its pea, the plant hit by that pea will not be chilled.
  • Snow Pea's costume in the Chinese version changes the Plant Food effect by shooting three giant ice peas
  • It can only slow down a Jester Zombie with its Plant Food upgrade.
  • The top of Snow Pea's stem is now blue like its head.
  • It shares one of its Feastivus costumes with Droplet Shooter in Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars.
  • Albeit being an ice plant, it can still be frozen in Frostbite Caves. The same goes for Iceberg Lettuce and Winter Melon.
  • It was removed from the store in the 3.5.1 update for unknown reasons, along with Imitater. However, they returned in the 3.6.1 update.
    • Snow Pea was removed again from the store after Toadstool's release. It again reappeared to the store during the second return of limited-edition plants.
      • There is a glitch that occurs when playing a Piñata Party with Snow Pea. After clicking on its ad after the level and entering the store, it will disappear.

​See also

V · T · E
Plants vs. Zombies
Day Peashooter · Sunflower · Cherry Bomb · Wall-nut · Potato Mine · Snow Pea · Chomper · Repeater
Night Puff-shroom · Sun-shroom · Fume-shroom · Grave Buster · Hypno-shroom · Scaredy-shroom · Ice-shroom · Doom-shroom
Pool Lily Pad · Squash · Threepeater · Tangle Kelp · Jalapeno · Spikeweed · Torchwood · Tall-nut
Fog Sea-shroom · Plantern · Cactus · Blover · Split Pea · Starfruit · Pumpkin · Magnet-shroom
Roof Cabbage-pult · Flower Pot · Kernel-pult · Coffee Bean · Garlic · Umbrella Leaf · Marigold · Melon-pult
Upgrades Gatling Pea · Twin Sunflower · Gloom-shroom · Cattail · Winter Melon · Gold Magnet · Spikerock · Cob Cannon
Others Imitater · Explode-o-nut · Giant Wall-nut
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 · Clap 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
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
Tier 3 Triplet Sunflower · Gatling Pea · Cob Cannon · Diamond Ground Thorn · 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 Head God Dragon Grass · 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

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