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Squashes will squash the first zombie that gets close to it.
Sun cost 50, 75 (Versus Mode)
Recharge Slow
Damage Massive
Range Short range, hits all zombies that it lands on
Toughness Normal
Usage Single-use
Unlocked Beating Level 3-1
Planted on Ground, Lily Pad, or Flower Pot
"I'm ready!" yells Squash. "Let's do it! Put me in! There's nobody better! I'm your guy! C'mon! Whaddya waiting for? I need this!"

Squashes will smash the first zombie that gets close.
Sun cost 50
Recharge Sluggish
Range Close
Damage Massive
Toughness Normal
Usage Single-use
Area All zombies around target
Money cost NA: $2.99 · EU: €2.69
UK: £1.99 · TR: ₺6.49
AU: $3.79 · PL: 12,38zł
BRL: R$5,99
Unlocked (China) Collecting five stars in Wild West, collecting 10 Squash Puzzle Pieces
Squash Costume2
Squash is actually his stage name. His birth name was Tracy.

For other uses, see Squash (disambiguation).

Squash is a single-use plant in Plants vs. Zombies and returns as a premium plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2. When Squash spots a zombie in an area near it, it will jump up high before smashing the target, dealing 90 normal damage shots worth of damage to any enemy in the tile Squash lands in.


Squash's design is based on the real life Sechium edule, a type of gourd belonging to the plant family Cucurbitaceae. The term "squash" in English also means crushing or squeezing by force, befitting Squash's ability.


Plants vs. Zombies

Squash is unlocked by beating Level 3-1, or Level 1-5 in the online version. When an enemy is within a 0.5 tile radius near Squash (both forward and backward), Squash will jump up before crash landing on the target and dealing damage.

Enemies killed by Squash has an unique effect: They will be reduced to flattened copies of themselves and disappear after a few seconds. On the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade versions, any controllers connected to the console will rumble when a Squash smashes.

Defeating five enemies with a single Squash will give the player the Monster Mash achievement.

Plants vs. Zombies 2

Squash is a premium plant available for purchase at $2.99. From August 25th to September 1st, 2015, its price was changed to 159 gems.

Squash's detection range has been increased to one tile both forward and backward, and the unique effect on defeated enemies did not make a return.


Sound Description
Squash hmm
Squash hmm2
Squash's sounds.

Almanac entry

New Squash

Almanac entry of Squash

Plants vs. Zombies


Squashes will squash the first zombie that gets close to it.

Damage: massive
Range: short range, hits all zombies that it lands on
Usage: single use

"I'm ready!" yells Squash. "Let's do it! Put me in! There's nobody better! I'm your guy! C'mon! Whaddya waiting for? I need this!"

Cost: 50

Recharge: slow

Plants vs. Zombies 2

DAMAGE: Massive
RANGE: close
RECHARGE: Sluggish

Squashes will smash the first zombie that gets close.

Usage: single use

Area: all zombies around target

Squash is actually his stage name. His birth name was Tracy.


Plants vs. Zombies 2

Plant Food effect

When given Plant Food, Squash smashes two random targets before returning to its original position. The last move is also counted as a smash and will deal damage to enemies on Squash's tile.

Costumed (China only)

Squash targets three random zombies on the screen instead of two.

Level upgrade (China only)

Level Upgrades Description
Level2Icon Squash Upgrade 1
Spring Training
Squash gains a 20% chance of staying in the lawn and can attack zombies in longer distances.
Combat Training
Squash gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
Level3Icon Squash Upgrade 2
Strengthened Spring
Squash gains a 50% chance of staying in the lawn, making it more usable.
Cell Activation
Squash gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
Level4Icon AbilityAwakendIcon
Ability Awaken
Squash may be boosted when planted.
Fighting Power
Squash gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).


Plants vs. Zombies

Squash can be considered to be an upgraded version of Potato Mine for one main reason: Unlike Potato Mine, Squash does not suffer from a lengthy arming time which would normally prevent Potato Mine from being used in the late levels. The faster recharge rate, cheap price and smaller area of effect compared to Cherry Bomb's and Doom-shroom's mean that Squash will be more suited to eliminating high-threat targets, instead of large crowds of lower health ones.

Monster Mash

The achievement Monster Mash is earned by crushing five zombies of any kind with one Squash. Any level in the Survival Mode, especially Survival: Endless should allow an easy opportunity to do this, and gathering enemies with Wall-nut, Tall-nut or Pumpkin can also make the task easier.

I, Zombie

There are several I, Zombie levels with Squash. Make sure you use cheap zombies whenever you can, and remember that the Gargantuar can be easily taken down by two of them in the same lane. In I, Zombie Endless, the player should avoid sending Bungee Zombie near a Squash, which results in failure and wasting sun.

Plants vs. Zombies 2

Compared to the version in the first game, Squash has been hit with a severe reduction in its usefulness. The increased detection radius is a blessing on paper, but actually a curse in practice, as this means Squash will always prioritze the target behind it regardless of the player's intention. In other words, there will be situations when Squash will target the headless corpse one tile behind it, instead of the Gargantuar right next to it and potentially cause the level to be lost. Squash also faces great competition for its task, due to the advent of other low cooldown and cheap instant-use plants such as Lava Guava and Ghost Pepper.


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Specific to Plants vs. Zombies

  • If Squash squashes a zombie on the edge of the pool, instead of hitting the floor and making a thud, it still makes a splash like jumping into water.
  • In the free PC version, the player cannot use Squash, Threepeater, or Twin Sunflower.
  • Squash is one of the two plants that can verbally speak. The other one is Sunflower.

Specific to Plants vs. Zombies 2

  • In the Plants vs. Zombies 2 trailer, the milk carton in the fridge Crazy Dave opened said that Squash was missing.
  • The zombie that Squash is targeting will always be hit, even if the zombie switches lanes, or is blown back to the ninth column. The only time Squash misses is when the zombie dies.
  • From August 13 to August 18 of 2015, Squash competed against Imitater for which plant should be a gem premium plant for a limited time.[1]

Specific to Plants vs. Zombies Online

  • It can only be used in a special Daily Event mode.
  • It costs 125 sun in this game.

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

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