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Hey there! We're Bamboo Shoots! We're about two things: BAM and BOOM. Ok, We're also about SHOOTS.

Bamboo Shoots

Bamboo Shoots is a Rare Shooter plant and the first new plant unlocked in Plants vs. Zombies 3. They cost 7 sun, and their ability is to slowly shoot missiles in their lane, dealing heavy damage to the zombie they hit.

They are meant to teach the player about the game's Threat mechanic, especially as a counter to Armored Zombies.


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This plant is based on the bamboo. Their name is a pun on bamboo shoots, literally being a bamboo that shoots in this case.

Their Tacobility references shrapnel, which are leftover pieces of an explosive once it has blown up.

Almanac entry

Note: The stats shown below only apply to Level 1.

Bamboo Shoots
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Heavy Hitter
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Sun PvZ3.png Shoots slowly, dealing heavy damage. Devastating!
Attack Damage
Attack Speed
5.5 s
Damage per Second
7 s

Effective against:
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Of the Bamboo Shoot bros, Barry always ends up as the bazooka and Benny as the pointer. Barry knows it's his fault for always picking "Paper" in "Rock-Paper-Bazooka." "Bazooka" beats everything! Barry just really likes Paper.


Since Bamboo Shoots cost 7 sun, considerably more than most other plants in Plants vs. Zombies 3, they are costly to place and, as such, should not be relied on too much as your main defense. However, their explosive shots are especially effective against armored zombies, so, if there are many of them, it is suggested to bring Bamboo Shoots into combat.

Their slow attack speed may lead them to being easily swarmed by faster zombies such as the Power Walker, Imp, and especially Zombie Chickens, and they are truly unreliable against flying zombies such as the Zombie Pigeon. As such, their high damage may be appealing, but in higher floors in the Devour Tower, where there are tougher and more unique threats, they become less reliable. As such, assisting them with plants like Wall-Nut or Lightning Reed is a good idea.

Their Plant Food ability is very effective, as it allows heavy damage to a target and zombies in a 3x3 area. This can be helpful for taking down high-priority threats such as the Gargantuar. Their Tacobility is more effective for taking out groups of zombies clustered together, making it better against swarms, but most strategies with Bamboo Shoot still apply, along with the weaknesses.



  • Bamboo Shoots will occasionally stare at the player with a scarred eye. In most of the Pre-Alpha, this did not happen.
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