- 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 has no traits, and his ability gives the Freeze effect to any zombie this does damage to 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. First of all, he has average stats, meaning that he can live a weak hit while hitting for quite a lot. However, his main strength is his 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 unfreezes the zombie.
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, continuously freezing and disabling it until he is destroyed, or until the Freeze effect is removed. 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.
Using this with Snowdrop is an ideal way to use this, or with Torchwood. With Snowdrop, this acts as a cheap tool to power Snowdrop up. Using this with Torchwood somehow does not get rid of his ability, so using this in tandem is a great idea. Remember the previous combo, too.
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 is only 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.