- For other versions of this plant see Ice Pea (disambiguation)
Snow Pea is a basic common plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the Smarty class. He costs 2 to play and has 2/2. He does not have any traits, and his ability gives any zombie he does damage to the Freeze effect immediately after.
- Class: Smarty
- Tribe: Pea Plant
- Traits: None
- Ability: When this hurts a Zombie, Freeze that Zombie.
- Set - Rarity: Basic - Common
Learned everything he knows during the Great Freeze Tag Wars of '08.
- Set - Rarity change: Premium - Uncommon → Basic - Common
- Replaced by Chilly Pepper in the Green Shadow Ally Pack.
This plant can be extremely potent if used correctly, not because of his stats, but because of his potent ability to Freeze zombies. Even if Snow Pea is destroyed, you can get a free hit on the zombie the next turn because of the Freeze effect. Your opponent also does not have a good way of countering the Freeze effect afterward, except for making the frozen zombie do a bonus attack, but even then, it only thaws the zombie.
Snow Pea is also a decent plant for a Freezing deck with Snowdrop. Or, you can put him a pea deck with The Podfather and Torchwood. (Using only one type of deck is recommended, as pea decks and Freezing decks do not merge well with each other.)
Unfortunately, since zombies attack first, Snow Pea is destroyed in combat in most situations, since there are many zombies with 2 strength. This wastes the full potential of his ability. In order to avoid a situation like that, you can make him do a bonus attack as Green Shadow to let him attack first before the zombie in front of him does, or raise his health to survive after being hurt by said zombie. This allows Snow Pea to immediately immobilize the zombie until he is destroyed, or until the Freeze effect is removed by a bonus attack. Another way of creating the Freeze chain is to play Iceberg Lettuce to Freeze the zombie. This works well if you do not have anything to immediately take care of strong zombies such as Trickster or Zombot 1000. You can also do this with Big Chill, with the added benefit of no card loss.
This plant is very hard to deal with in the early game. If he survives after combat, he can continuously whittle down on a zombie without getting hurt himself, due to his ability. This gets more dangerous if used with Snowdrop.
Using a cheap trick or any damaging ability like Rolling Stone is the best way to deal with this plant. You can also make the zombie in Snow Pea's lane do a bonus attack to get rid of the Freeze effect, or to attack him first before he attacks the zombie. However, if you have neither, it is best to use a zombie with 2 strength or more to minimize the damage since it destroys Snow Pea in one attack, even if it is frozen in the process.