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Plants vs. Zombies
Squash
Squash1
Squashes will smash the first zombie that gets close to it.
Almanac statistics
Sun cost 50, 75 (Versus Mode)
Recharge Slow
Damage Massive
Range Short range, hits all zombies that it lands on
Usage Single-use
In-game statistics
Direct damage 90 normal damage shots to each affected enemy
Unlocked Beating Level 3-1
"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!"

PvZ2
Squash
Squash2
Squashes will smash the first zombie that gets close.
Almanac statistics
Sun cost 50
Recharge Sluggish
Damage Massive
Toughness Elevated
Area All zombies around target
Range Close
Usage Single-use
Rarity (China) Rare
In-game statistics
Direct damage 90 normal damage shots to each affected enemy
Unlocked NA: $2.99 · EU: €2.69
UK: £1.99 · TR: ₺7.99
AU: $3.79 · PL: 12,38zł
BRL: R$5,99 · PH: ₱160.000
ID: Rp75,000
Unlocked (China) Collecting five stars in Wild West, collecting 10 Squash Puzzle Pieces
Costumes
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 him, he will jump up high before smashing the target, dealing 90 normal damage shots worth of damage to any enemy on the tile Squash lands on.

Origins

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.

His 'sporty' costume may also refer to the sport of the same name, Squash.

History

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 him (both forward and backward), Squash will jump up before crash landing on the target and dealing damage.

Enemies killed by Squash have a 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 he 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, his price was changed to 159 gems. He is available again with the same amount of gems like before from September 17, 2016 to September 22, 2016. On March 16, 2017, Squash became available for 100 gems permanently.

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.

Audio

Sound Description
Squash hmm
Squash hmm2
Squash's sounds.

Almanac entry

New Squash

Almanac entry of Squash

Plants vs. Zombies

Squash

Squashes will smash 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

Squash

SUN COST: 50
RECHARGE: Sluggish

SPECIAL: Zombies Smashed
RANGE: Close

Squashes will smash the first zombie that gets close.

Usage: more smashes with higher plant level
Area: all zombies around target

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


Upgrades

Plants vs. Zombies 2

Plant Food effect

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

Level Upgrade

Level Seed packets Coins Upgrades
Sun Cost Recharge
(Sluggish)
Starting
Recharge
Special
(Zombies Smashed)
Plant Food Power
(Zombies Smashed)
Range
1 0 0 50 20 seconds 15 seconds One Two Close
2 10 1,000 50 19 seconds 14 seconds Three
3 75 5,000 50 18 seconds 13 seconds Two
4 200 10,000 50 17 seconds 12 seconds Four
5 400 20,000 50 15 seconds 11 seconds
6 750 30,000 50 14 seconds 10 seconds Five
7 1,000 40,000 25 13 seconds 9 seconds
8 1,000 50,000 25 12 seconds 8 seconds Six
9 1,500 60,000 25 11 seconds 7 seconds Three
10 2,000 75,000 25 10 seconds 5 seconds Seven

Costumed (China only)

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

Level upgrade (China only)

Level Upgrades Description
LevelIcon2New Squash Upgrade 1
Spring Training
Squash gains a 20% chance of staying in the lawn and can attack zombies in longer distances.
CombatTrainingIcon
Combat Training
Squash gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
LevelIcon3New Squash Upgrade 2
Strengthened Spring
Squash gains a 50% chance of staying in the lawn, making it more usable.
CellActivationIcon
Cell Activation
Squash gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
LevelIcon4New AbilityAwakendIcon
Ability Awaken
Squash may be boosted when planted.
FightingPowerIcon
Fighting Power
Squash gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).

Strategies

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.Squash can also be used to help build up your sunflowers in the early game as he only costs 50 sun and most zombies only come out one by one at the beginning.

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. Playing Column Like You See 'Em a lot can also help, as zombies tend to come in large groups in this mini-game.

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 his usefulness. The increased detection radius is a blessing on paper, but actually a curse in practice, as this means Squash will always prioritize the target behind him regardless of the player's intention. In other words, there will be situations when Squash will target the headless corpse one tile behind him, instead of a more dangerous zombie right next to him and potentially cause the loss of a level (only applies if a zombie is near to the player's house but there are no lawn mowers on a lane or levels with flowers). Squash also faces great competition for his task, due to the advent of other low cooldown and cheap instant-use plants such as Lava Guava, Primal Potato Mine and Ghost Pepper.

Gallery

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Trivia

Specific to Plants vs. Zombies

  • If he squashes a zombie on the edge of the pool, instead of hitting the floor and making a thud, he still makes a splash like jumping into water.
  • In the free PC version, the player cannot use him, Threepeater, or Twin Sunflower.
  • He 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 he was missing.
  • The zombie that he is targeting will always be hit, even if the zombie switches lanes, or is blown back to the ninth column. The only time he misses is when the zombie dies.
  • From August 13 to August 18 of 2015, he competed against Imitater for which plant should be a gem premium plant for a limited time.[1]
  • In Big Wave Beach, if he squashes a zombie that is in the water, then he will destroy the zombie but both the Squash and the zombie will disappear. This also happens in Sky City, due to all of the levels taking place in the air.
  • On March 16, 2017, he became one of 4 premium plants to be permanently purchasable with 100 gems, along with Hypno-shroomPea-nut and Jalapeno.
  • Once upgraded to Level 3 or higher (where he is able to smash Zombies twice without Plant Food) planting another plant in the spot he was planted in while he smashes a Zombie will cause him to take up the same place as the other plant when he returns.

Specific to Plants vs. Zombies Online (China only)

  • He can only be used in a special Daily Event mode, unless one purchases him for 150 gems.
  • He costs 125 sun in this game.

See also

References

V · T · E
Plants
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 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
Frostbite Caves Hot Potato · Pepper-pult · Chard Guard · Stunion · Rotobaga
Lost City Red Stinger · A.K.E.E. · Endurian · Stallia · Gold Leaf
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
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
Big Wave Beach Lily Pad · Tangle Kelp · Bowling Bulb · Guacodile · Banana Launcher
Modern Day Moonflower · Nightshade · Shadow-shroom · Dusk Lobber · Grimrose
Epic Quests Electric Currant · Aloe
Premium
Money Snow Pea · Power Lily · Torchwood · Imitater · Starfruit · Chomper · Sap-fling · Dandelion · Toadstool · Strawburst · Cactus · Electric Blueberry · Jack O' Lantern · Grapeshot · Cold Snapdragon · Blooming Heart · Escape Root · Gold Bloom · Wasabi Whip · Explode-O-Nut · Kiwibeast · Bombegranate · Apple Mortar · Witch Hazel · Parsnip · Missile Toe · Hot Date · Caulipower · Electric Peashooter
Gems Squash · Jalapeno · Hypno-shroom · Pea-nut · Ghost Pepper · Homing Thistle · Sweet Potato · Hurrikale · Fire Peashooter · Lava Guava · Shrinking Violet
Others Marigold