- For other uses, see Bamboo Shoot (disambiguation).
Bamboo shoot is a recurring character within the Plants vs. Zombies franchise. Bamboo Shoot does many different things depending on the game, however, in both Plants vs. Zombies Adventures and Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, Bamboot Shoot lobs projectiles out of its head.
As of Plants vs. Zombies 3, Bamboo Shoot has appeared in five games.
Bamboo Shoot is based on the bamboo, an evergreen perennial flowering plant in the subfamily Bambuseae of the grass family Poaceae. The name itself is a pun on "bamboo shoot", the edible shoot of many bamboo species; with the "shoot" part referring to Bamboo Shoot's attack method.
- Main article: Bamboo Shoot (PvZA)
Bamboo Shoot's first appearance was in PopCap's ill-fated Facebook game Plants vs. Zombies Adventures, where he costed 175 sun and lobbed shells that exploded upon impact. The player got him after reclaiming The Bamboo Lot.
- Main article: Bamboo-shoot (PvZ2C)
In the Chinese version of Plants vs Zombies 2, Bamboo-shoot behaves very differently. When a zombie is within four tiles in front of him, he will hide in the ground and start attacking by spinning backwards and forwards. He cannot be eaten by zombies. However, any rolling zombie can run over him, destroying him in the process (like Spikeweed). Gargantuars are also able to destroy the Bamboo-shoot by crushing his starting point. His upgrades give him a chance to push back any zombie he damages.
His Plant Food effect has him attack the last zombie in each lane (and any other zombie on that tile), flinging them off the screen if their health is low enough. When he has his costume, he can fling an additional zombie off the screen.
- Main article: Bamboo Shoot (Spawnable)
Bamboo Shoot returns in the Garden Warfare series as a Super Rare Spawnable Plant in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare and Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2. It was first released in the Zomboss Down DLC.
It attacks by shooting bamboo shoots, doing massive damage to any zombie approaching. The bamboo shoots rain intensively to a medium area. Each shot deals 15 damage in Garden Warfare, and 8 damage in Garden Warfare 2. Its attack is named Bamboo Shot and was renamed to Bamboo Strike in Garden Warfare 2, as well as being made Super Rare. Its zombie counterpart is Uplink Bot.
It has both a Feastivus variant named the Candy Cane Shoot, and a Springening variant named the Bunnyboo Shoot. Both function identically to the default Bamboo Shoot, and are only available during their respective events in their respective sticker packs.
- Main article: Bamboo Shoots (PvZ3)
In PvZ3, Bamboo Shoots got a drastically different design. Bamboo Shoots is a Rare Shooter plant and the first new plant unlocked. They cost 7 sun, and their ability is to slowly shoot missiles in their lane, dealing heavy damage to the zombie they hit.
Their Plant Food effect is named Bamboom and fires a massive missile that explodes in a 3x3 area while their Tacobility is named Shrapnel, which has their missiles explode into fragments that deal damage to zombies near the initial target.
They are meant to teach the player about the game's Threat mechanic, especially as a counter to Armored Zombies.
Plants vs. Zombies Wiki has a gallery for Bamboo Shoot.